This is the Sun, Shining Through

April 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Blahs, Challenges, comedy, Genre, Writing) (, , , , )

Sometimes, just sometimes when that blah mood moves in, I find myself wanting to laugh more than I would under that cloud. Those days are filled with a sadness that doesn’t really make sense, but then when humor breaks through it’s a gift. Something that feels good, and so right. It doesn’t have to be perfect, only positive. I always suggest taking things a day at a time, because sometimes you can’t get things done if you try to take on too much at a given time.

So as things find themselves coated in a murky slate color, what breaks through is that slice of humor that can bite, simply bring the wit, or give us that little hint of humor, and let my face crack a smile, then things will work towards a better resolution, and I won’t feel at a loss.

So what does this mean for my writing? Perhaps I should put some effort towards something funny, and fun. Something to take my mind off the heaviness, and woes. Something to share to help others feel that hint of humor, and allow them to see that life isn’t so bad. That little sliver of light can break through, and it’ll be a matter of time before things fall into place for you too.

Also who can resist a good laugh? A chance to chase away not only woes, but to just unwind with humor.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

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Let’s Start Anew

April 24, 2015 at 3:28 PM (Challenges, Chaos, Cooking, Food, Writing) (, , , , )

Today was one of those days where the best intentions went down the tubes. It’s a writing day, and there wasn’t any distractions, and yet there was no writing done.  Was positive after my coffee (which I shouldn’t have had-congestion issues), that there’d be much satisfaction in completing this script. I needed to do a super wash of my face, and broke out the cleansers, which made my face feel fresh.

Next, I needed to eat a meal, and waited too late to cook.  This was born a simple omelette with ham, cheese, tomato, onions, and some seasoning (garlic slat, red pepper flakes, basil, and paprika). By time I was done cooking, I felt light headed, and had to wait for the feeling to subside, and my body to know I gave it food. That took some time.

Then after the meal, and my body feeling like it had food, I went to cleaning the mess I made in the kitchen, then making a batch of sweet tea. Mom needed light assistance with some help with her plants, and I didn’t mind helping her.

One the plus note, its not like I did nothing, I was preoccupied with things. I still want to write, and starting with a blog post isn’t a bad thing to do.  Since I feel like a hot mess, and I’m trying to improve myself, let’s start anew. If it feels like I failed at my task, then guess what? I’m dusting myself and trying again.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

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A Monday Wake-Up

April 20, 2015 at 10:11 AM (Blessings, Blogging, Challenges, Chaos) (, , )

Typically, the word is that Monday’s are rough, and they can be. For me, I’m happy for this day. Here’s why. Over the weekend, I had this uninspired, blah feeling, that took over my day. I wasn’t creative, very annoyed, and sad.  It really took some of the joy out of my time.  Today, I’m awake, and the blahs have faded, and its time to get stuff done that I like, and hope to get done.  Sometimes its a lone day at a time life, where the day must be managed.  Other days it’s the sun is shining, and I can get my inspiration on. Let’s see what we can do today that makes my life, and the world better.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

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 A Cautionary Tale 

April 17, 2015 at 2:04 PM (Uncategorized)

I used some bleach to wash some dishes, and ignored the consequences. Yesterday I went outside and saw my hands in daylight. Wow they were rough, dried out, and looked awful. I ran back inside, couldn’t find my lotion, and settled on baby oil, which took that rough right on out.  Perhaps I should lay off the rough cleaning agents. Still, for the sake of cleaning, I suffered.  Let this be a lesson, I need diswashing gloves.  

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A Warm Up

April 15, 2015 at 10:51 AM (Blogging, Brainstorm, Challenges, Creativity, Writing) (, , , , )

Today is the day that I do more writing than yesterday.  Yesterday was a minimum, and quite frankly, I can do better.  Sometimes pushing myself is the only way stuff gets done. So this mini-post is me waking my mind up to writing.  My mind wants to play around, and constantly suggests I goof off. If goofing off was a drug, it’d be cocaine. Procrastination is a drug.  I fall off this wagon on an hourly basis.  Glad it’s not a drug.

On that note, I need to keep the TV off Cheaters.  Love is good, but the depicted relationships are ratchet, and I find myself observing behaviors, and fascinated with why people cheat, and the reactions of both.  It’s never pretty.  I will say some of the follow-ups are interesting. Some people are repentant, others are as defiant as the day the engaged in wrecking a relationship. I suppose that’s enough to of people watching from TV today.

Not much of note happened that I’d put on my blog. There were annoyances, but when are there not annoyances? The one things that helped me procrastinate was gaming, which I should have put down sooner than I did. I did talk to some peeps.  Peeps is good. They keep me grounded. I need that.  Too bad chatting didn’t make me write more. It did make me stop gaming though.

I did get to se the latest episode of the Originals. They happen to be a very dysfunctional immortal family.  Didn’t know actress Claudia Black was the antagonist for the epsiode.  I’m assuming she’ll be a recurring cast member. I can’t wait to see the next epsiode.  A southern locale, supernatural beings, and crazy family.  I’m in.  My only gripe was when Klaus had his confrontation with his father over the disdain for him that his pops could have admitted he was disgusted with the affair his wife had all those years, and took out out on Klaus.

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That Unhip Moment

April 14, 2015 at 3:38 PM (Chaos, Creativity, Entertainment, Lingo, SJW) (, , , , )

As a reminder, being off the internet for over a month was an interesting experience. I love my social media, but being away meant learning more about myself. Returning means seeing some things with fresher eyes. It ain’t a perfect experience, but it ain’t that terrible either.

I was reading an article when the word “SJW” appeared multiple times, and I hadn’t a clue as to what the word meant. I realize I’m behind in the times, and lingo does’t always sink in. The natural step for me was to look up the term on Google, and get some context.

“SJW” stands for “social justice warrior,” and it’s a a put down to those who champion causes they know know little or nothing about, that they can grandstand upon for social cred. From what I can tell this goes along with “false outrage” (histrionics over resolvable issues).

This is the internet version of calling someone out who doesn’t practice what they preach, or simply the ability to run off at the mouth, but left the facts and action down the street. Old school facts: that’s how one got their ass kicked. You talk smack, can’t back it up, and your goose is cooked.

What this reminds me of is the many conversations and posts I’ve read online that seemingly had the conviction, but not the strength or courage to be more than an upset cabbage cart. Not that all my experiences are like this in the least, but it sheds light on things I’m not interested in reading anymore.

I’m a firm believer that if you don’t like something, you have to make changes. I can’t change people, so it means I gotta keep some things moving. I don’t want to be bathed in negativity. Can’t avoid it, and it can be managed. It can be dismissed, and quite frankly, I got not time for insincerity and drama that’s not in a script or screenplay.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

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Late Night, and the Rain

April 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Challenges, Chaos, Keep It Moving, Upsets, Writing) (, , , , )

It’s raining. It was slow and steady, and now its pouring down.  Its good to be inside, and out of the bad weather. Being this late, and dark, for me, being outside can be rough. I know because I used to work late, and had to drive in the rain several times in the past. It was not a treat of an experience, but something that had to be done. The best thing that can be done, for me, was to take my time, as the destination was going to be fine, if I kept my wits about me.

Did little writing today. A lot more research than expected. Looked up theme, and its uses in drama. This is the point when’re I wish I had my cinema books nearby, as they can be handy sources of information. Just made due with what I had, and that was good. At least I’m able to put a little more thought behind what I’m writing. Looking at a theme and exploring it though storylines as a cohesive effort seems daunting, but I think I’ll manage.

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3/12/15 A Day Later

April 12, 2015 at 12:30 PM (Blogging, Brainstorm, Challenges, Creativity, Writing) (, , , , )

As always, it seems after a day passes, a solution comes to mind. No bad dreams last night, and I’m more mellow, and less nervous. The writing didn’t go far at all yesterday. I came up with only a few new ideas, and added some new descriptions to scenes. The way I see the past few days, is I could allow myself to have a break, but now it’s time to get back to work. Let’s face it, the writing is the good thing that needs to continue.

I know I have a couple of errands to get done, but I’d love to see myself getting at least four new pages done today. If I push myself, I can get six done. So long as I have new pages, I feel good about that. If I have to put the basics in now (simple lines), and fill them out later when it my mind is open to it.

Admittedly, I wrote a couple of blog posts yesterday, and I should add that to what I do as writing. I may or may not post one of them. I have to contemplate what I wrote out. If I re-read it I may change my mind. Who knows, it may need some revising, and it’s good to go.

In a non-related writing news, I told myself I needed to drink more water in the course of the day. If I can keep up writing, I can drink more writing. I can drink water causally but my second challenge for the day is to have at least three glasses by 12:00 AM. That’s one per hour at this moment. Just finished the first, and need to take the second. Why? I feel it’s easy for me to drink other drinks like tea and coffee, but I’d like to add water to the mix.

That’s enough for now. This blog was a good warm-up for writing for the rest of the day, and it felt good to get myself into a mood.

As always. happy creative endeavors.

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3.11.15 The Slacker, Plot Logic Fail, and Today

April 12, 2015 at 11:10 AM (Blogging, Challenges, Creativity, Productivity, Writing) (, , , , )

I’m writing today, but for the past couple of days, the output has been the minimum. Let’s address my elephant in the room. I had a plot fail, and threw me off. I couldn’t get past that there was an issue in the story that didn’t make sense. It needed to be resolved immediately. So I rewrote a scene, and all it took was a character clarifying some points. Suddenly the plot logic falls back into place.

This makes me wonder if I have time to slack off some. Not that I didn’t write, or put down ideas, but I took some time away from what wasn’t working for me. Am I even being fair by calling myself a slacker, when all the time my mind’s been on the project at hand?

I have also been doing some writing that’s not about the TV script. Having some anxiety about projects, and it scared me. I even had weird dreams about being silenced, and held back. What the heck. That felt so messed up. Well I’m awake now, and the only way to combat this anxiety.

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Not Feeling It

March 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Challenges, Creativity, Productivity, Upsets, Writing) (, , , , )

3/5/15

Yesterday, I was a bit bummed out, and my creative energies slumped hard.  I found, after a day of efforts to get some things under control, I simply wasn’t in the mood for looking at my laptop.  I had scenes to write, and in the back of my head, I allowed myself to relax, and close the laptop without adding to the TV script.

This act, however (pardon that pun), did not excuse me from writing. I told myself even if I handwritten out one scene, that’s what needs to be done. So I pulled out the pen and paper, and wrote out a scene. It was simple, minimal, and something.  I believe on “testy” days, I still owe it to myself to put some kind of effort forward.

I also was distracted because I watched the Blacklist. Before that, I watched the Odd Couple. Not 100% feeling the Odd Couple, but that’s fine. It was ok, and kind of sad.  The funniest part was the “accidents” that befell Felix and Oscar.  Perhaps that’s what the show needs, more accidents.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

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