Belladonna of Sadness

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Looking forward to seeing this one eventually. Made in the 70s, it’s a surrealist tragic tale of a woman who is brutalized, rebuilds herself, and eventually persecuted, and killed. Belladonna of Sadness contains elements of limited surrealism, animation, and psychedelic music/animation. The trailer speaks for itself.

This Sunday

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Decided to get on top of this post before the day slips away from me. Sunday is the day I need to relax my nerves, do something creative, and press onward. Felt too drained this morning. Need to get a start on dinner. Didn’t feel like it, but now I do. Hanging up my clothes, and making my bed may have spurred my active side.

Yesterday was a writing cool-off day. The day before, Friday, I did more revisions on this novella pitch, and I started a sample scene for it. Worked on the sample scene this morning, which makes me realize that when I’m mopey, odds are I need to write, and lift my spirits.

The pitch, which is limited to two pages, looked good, with some editing I did on Friday, and some last minute hand corrections I’ve yet to add to the file. I hope to get back onto this today. The ultimate goal with the pitch is to tell what happens in the novella in a straightforward manner so the editor gets the bare bones of the series.

Some of my actions have been to take out things that went into great detail when all I needed to say is, “a fight ensues, and the hero wins.” Usually I’m good at this, but I’m a bit divided in time and thought. Also learned to pull back a lot. There’s always room to learn new things.

Yesterday, I did watch a few movies, which allowed me to escape a little. That felt empowering. I also ran errands, and found myself a little drained before I got myself a meal. That happens, and I wish I didn’t go too long without eating something.

Happy creative endeavors.

Work It Out

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The weather looks dreadful, like it wants to pour down any moment. Rain can be a bit unpredictable, and overwhelming. In downtown, Charleston, SC the rain can flood some streets, making them difficult to impossible to pass. Even some sidewalks are horrible to get by. So time in the city with rain storms is never fully enjoyable unless you’re in a building that’s not ground level.

I still feel sleepy, and have yet to write today. That’s fine, I like the extended cool down period. It has allowed me to “forget” what I wrote. Don’t feel fully divorced from yesterday’s output, and sometimes you can’t see the errors you make until time has passed. That doesn’t mean I shouldn’t write. It just means the day is busier than expected. Now I feel hungry, and a meal needs to come my way soon.

Also want to indulge my desire for sweets. I shouldn’t, but my imagination’s taken hold of my stomach. So I need to eat, and maybe I’ll get lucky and have something sweet. We shall see, no? It’ll sort itself out.

Happy creative endeavors.

 

Simple…

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Didn’t make the time to post this morning. Will keep,this simple. Didn’t write yesterday, and today I did some mad writing. I’m pretty pleased with the results. This was revisions for the story pitch. Was able to think longer on plot points that didn’t make sense a couple of days before.  Now I have revisions in need of a cool down period. Now I’m ready for rest. Better hop to that. 

Happy creative endeavors. 

Irons In the Fire

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A lot of irons in the fire this week. I feel a bit torn between various projects.  In keeping up with with so many things, I do feel a little tired. That’s to be expected. Still gotta plug away ’till it’s all done. Managed to do far more revisions yesterday, and that’s a good thing. Also managed to write out a scene of dialog only. Something to wrap the story up. It’s so raw, I know it’ll go through positive revisions, so I’ll leave it be for the moment.

I completely forgot to get this post out, but then it hit me, after lunch. I was full from lunch and then, pow.

Happy creative endeavors.

The Dance of Revisions

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Rather than worry about what I haven’t done yet, today is about focusing on what has been done. I wanted to revise a pitch for a novel. I wrote a synopsis for the novel, and it needed to be streamlined, so I revised and cut words and sentences that gave too much detail. Then I left the story alone. It needs to cool down, and frankly I needed time away from it. Why? I’ve worked too hard on it, and became slightly obsessed with the idea of making the synopsis perfect.

What I need is to “not care” enough to write what the story needs, and not censor the material. Let loos the inner fool in my brain for laughs and fun. I hate being antiseptic in my writing, but it happens when I get caught up in being right. I don’t want to be write, I want to have fun. So I’m praying I unclench and have fun. Otherwise I’ll be doing more revisions.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

Keep it Simple

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The day starts now, and keeps me busy. I need a snack or two, and some coffee. Yesterday found me cleaning, doing laundry, and cooking. By time I was done, all I wanted to do is relax. No excessive actions, just sit there and contemplate what I was gonna do next. 

I did scribble a few story notes dawn, and was happy for that. I have a lot more to do as one weekend project got pushed to the side. I couldn’t do it all. Well, there’s today to hop to the biz, which I’m sure I’ll get to work upon. When I get this kind of setback, all I can do is work on them the next available time. 

On a positive note, I liked getting plenty done. I deserve a cookie or two. The gourmet kind. 

Happy creative endeavors. 

Cleaning

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I needed to get my room clean, as it looked like a hot mess. Spent the day throwing stuff away, moving stuff out, and hanging up clothes that needed to be hanged. So not bad results. Still have to do some creative writing, but that will come soon enough. Catching a moment to chill, and to write this post.

Outside has been hot, and inside cool. Very grateful the central air could get repaired, and allowed me at least to clean in comfort. I can only imagine how sluggish I’d feel now if the air was unable to keep the house cool. Tomorrow I can vacuum the floor, and suck out all the excess dust and dirt left by the cleaning.

Found a shirt that was in the corner and dirty. Look like it had some mildew on it. Gross.  Soaked it in some water with bleach. Minced it out, and the mildew is gone. It still need a real washing, but at least I got rid of the gross mildew. Also glad to get it out of my room. I’m kinda embarrassed it was in the corner. Glad I cleaned up.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

The Weekend

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As I sit here, wanting more rest, the thing I can tell you is I plant to workshop my weekend so that I get some serious writing done. Also I’m a do some gaming too, and clean up my room. I’m a get it all done. Been waiting on this weekend for some time, and very, very hopeful stuff gets done, room looks like a person lives there, and stuff is done. This doesn’t even sit as ambitious to me, but rather like the time is right, and it feels good to me to think this way.

Hopefully on Monday, I’ll have a report of what’s been done, and can give it the necessary “cool down/rest” period. Maybe even move onto another side project while I wait for a refresh of ideas.  Been fortunate today to have some random ideas drop into my head, and was able to jot them down quickly. Didn’t have paper, so thank goodness for my Notes app.

I want this enthusiasm to carry past the weekend into the following week. Not sure where its coming from, but I could use more of it.  That might be more of the sweet tea/caffeine I devoured last night. It’s been a while since I had sweet tea, and I don’t want to overdo it. Heck, the sweet tea may have nothing to do with my boost in mood. I’ve been wanting the weekend to arrive now for some time. The schedule has been hectic, and my sleep patter was off so bad. This is coming down from finals, and overtime, along with the workshop. My desire for some me time is great, and me time is creative time.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

Adjustments Can Be a Pain

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Today I’ve been wondering why my head’s been in the clouds for the past few days. It’s like all I want to do, after work is lay down. Well, that’s cause I had a schedule shift, and my body hasn’t adjusted to the times. It sorta pushed my creativity to the side, and that’s kept me annoyed for some time now. Needless to say, I haven’t been fair to myself, and that’s put me in a bit of a bind. I need more rest. I am sincerely tired, and creativity is a hot mess. Looking forward to the weekend where I can sleep late, and get my senses back.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

EDIT: Got home, not tired, but I need to get some things in order. Most of the creative writing has been in the form of putting ideas down one paper. Still, better to have some ideas going on than none. I feel good about this.