This week I’ve been working on incorporating some suggestions for my fantasy novel. Not all of it was flattery, but it was good feedback. Input of any kind, given constructively is greatly valuable. Any writer desiring to improve their writing has to learn how to take critique. Some people may roll their eyes at this. … Continue reading Feedback: The Scary Lineman
Once upon a time, I could venture into an unknown world of my own creation in a moment, spurred by any number of inspirative stimuli. That’s not the case so much anymore.
Without jinxing myself, I think I can say I’m slowly getting better at making this blog a weekly project. Even without the sense of the world slowly suffocating from coronavirus, this still rates high for me. Pathetic? Probably, but at least it’s getting done. This week I started getting active on Twitter. I have to … Continue reading Hello Again!
This week refuses to slow down. Between picking up two extra shifts and trying to convince myself I’m maintaining control of my life, I hit a breaking point. Part of that involved dropping into the mindset that my life controls me. Climbing out of that pit involves a heavy dose of dissociation and white-knuckling until … Continue reading Good Afternoon!
To those still following this blog in any capacity, thank you for your dedication despite the intermittent nature of my posts. As you might have picked up, I’ve been going through a bit of a rough patch which has derailed my drive to write for a year and a half. Despite my friends in the … Continue reading Working and Writing: Conflict and Reward
Honestly, I can't complain about Christmas this year. At least I got to spend the morning with my man and the afternoon binge watching every Christmas movie I owned or cared to watch off Netflix or Amazon. I found it a little disturbing and profound that I identified with George Bailey up to the point where he never escaped Bedford Falls. Reminded me of my high school years, constantly dreaming and yearning for the day when I could cut loose and escape the smallness of my hometown.
New computer! So nice to have a screen this big, My old 24” Visio TV is wide enough to see two pages with at one time and still be able to read it! I have a second monitor for the hell of it, an old Dell salvaged out of a dumpster. I’ll have to figure … Continue reading New Computer
So, this is a dumping ground for the moment...or the next few moments.
Every two-bit writer has an instruction manual on how to write a novel, and some aspiring writers take the texts as gospel, rigidly conforming to the prescribed method used by this or that particular writer. However, the fact remains that what works for one person does not always work for another. For me, a method that works today might not work for me tomorrow, and some days the juice just refuses to flow. For me, the trick is to figure out how to unclog the pipes.
"Apathy is not caring at all. Anxiety is caring too much." I read that on a meme a few months back and remember thinking, "Burnout is both at the same time." On one hand, you could care less that North Korea is about ready to bomb the US out of existence, but at the same … Continue reading Been Burned Out