Monday Mash

I have to admit I went a bit game crazy this weekend. Final Fantasy XIV has some pre-release time for Stormblood, but I took my character to a new job, and I need to get a stronger feel for it.  Next I’ve been playing Smite so much that I’ve been trying to figure out how to build better characters.  I’m a bit obsessed.

That said, some ideas ran through my head that I need to address soon. The first is brevity. What I’ve noticed, in my notes is that I haven’t gotten down to the point of the story or the scene.  it’s bothered me a lot because I KNOW I can pull this off, if I take the time to stop BSing myself.

So it’s time for a writing exercise to get this story ironed out.

Happy creative endeavors.

Fountain of Creativity

The migraine must have heralded a fount of creativity, as I found myself writing a lot more in my notebook.  Some of it was for the novel, and some were ideas that were chilling in my head.

I then typed them when I had the chance, just to give the concepts more of a visual presence outside of my notebook, and a little more organized.  I need to keep working on them.

The ideas have a sort of cohesive, related theme, which is probably why they seems so clear to me yesterday.   One of my teachers once said, we write the same story over and over. Don’t know how true that is, but I do visit a lot of the same themes.

Some older ideas popped up as well, which meant they needed to be written down.  Once story I had so many questions, I typed them out, and hope to answer those quuestions soon.

The novel keeps taking these turns. Wrote down a possible rewrite by hand, and after thinking on it overnight, I realized I missed something, and will add that to the story soon.  Need to go back to the outline and add this as well.

Some of the dialogue I wrote out needs revisions, as I’ve thought of some new lines, and others I need to scrap.  It will work itself out.  I am happiest when I’m creative. so I love those aspects.  Gotta keep being creative.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

A Christmas Eve Post

Rather than think too hard on this, I’m just gonna write what comes to mind. So it’s been a long, long month, that started in November with me doing overtime, and lasting long enough to scramble my internal clock. I mixed up days and time was a bit off. Even waking up became a chore, and I hate when that happens. So now, it’s break time.

Hoping my creative batteries will get recharged, as the semester is now over, and I can relax a bit, minus the usual family going ons where  I need for people to chill out, and not try and stress me. Why is it that holidays bring on stress when they should be happier and more peaceful times?

So, as I said to myself, I need to chill, the first thought that popped up in my head was to get this blog post done. So here were are, blogging, and ready to post for the holidays. Not sure if my creative power has been charged, but I know when I blog, I typically feel good about creative writing in general. Especially because I don’t feel like I’m forcing myself to write.

On another not, I feel a little lighthearted about creativity, and don’t want to take it serious in the least, just play around and goof off, and not be so weighty. I might end up with deep thoughts, but it started with me not trying to be serious, and enjoying moments of creativity.

Happy Holidays, and happy creative endeavors.

P.S. I want to write some horror stories.  Not sure if I’ll be good at them, but something short will be fun–or maybe scary.  LOL This is the result of reading Poe and watching Universal Horror films at a young age.

Maybe if I don’t think too hard on the concept. Lightly flesh out (pardon that pun) a concept, and go. Don’t think too hard, or I’ll collapse in a fit of frustration, and boredom.

I Get To Brain Today

For the record I am still being creative, and still writing even though I am playing video games. For the past couple of days my mind has got into rethinking some projects. For the novel, I had an idea that changes the main character a whole lot. I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing, BUT it is a legit idea that helps me add to the story. I’m excited and nervous. It may be what I needed to push the story in the right direction.

Tuesday is also Election Day. It could be a wonderful, or terrible moment in US history, but we won’t know until the election is over. Voted early, but still, I’m guessing the drama will arrive and be a nasty stinking hot mess. I hope and pray the night will be good.

I hope people will come together and be better for the nation. This is a great nation, I love being an American, working hard, and trying to be better each day. I hope the world will be OK.

Happy creative endeavors.

Friday and Inspiration

Late last night, as I was trying to go to sleep, ideas hit me for the novel.  Rather than lay there dreaming of it, I opened my Notes app and wrote some of it down.  It was a rewrite of a scene where the hero finds an ancient pool, and after writing it, I thought the scene was static.  He lays by the pool, chilling.  The prevailing thought is why isn’t he splashing about and having a great time, or at least getting out of the pool, then the phone rings.  I’m trying to make anything I do that feels static, have a flow to it, and not be so standstill.

Other than that, I have an iced latte in hand, and I need this to wake me a little more.  I feel good today, and I’d like for my creative endeavors to pop just a little brighter today.  As y’all know, I fall off the creative wagon so much, I may need insurance (jk). I’m telling myself to smile a little more, be a lot nicer, and try to work on new things, and at least four pages for the novel. It can and will be done, if I take the time to get things done.  Four pages is ambitious, but I want to aim for something other than minimal output.

Also its warm, nice outside, and I feel there are new ideas waiting to be written down.  Also gonna hit my print journal up but good.  Friday is a delight.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

Walk It Off

Sometimes it’s hard to focus on what my true goals are, however I always keep trying. What I’d like to do is eliminate those doubts, anxieties, and insecurities that plague me as a person and as an artist. The only way to shut those down is for me to embrace the fact that I neither have to be universally liked or praised in order to complete projects. 

Furthermore, I don’t need to be afraid of my shadow. I have the skills and there’s no need to wait, or hesitate.  Even if the project’s going in the wrong direction, so long as I put my best effort without fear–into the project, that’s what truly matters. 

So, I gotta walk off a lot of crap, I allowed to fill my mind.  I gotta risk people being pissed off, offended, or outright hating to hate. I must keep working in spite of nonsense, and no apologies. 

No damn will be given, or expected. I do wanna have fun, freedom, and to move away from BS. Such is life. It ain’t easy, but them goals is mine. 

Happy creative endeavors. 

Running from a Hurricane 

Hurrican Matthew has made its impression on the southeast coastal states, and we heard it. I find myself worried for others, and hoping balance and aid is restored soon. 

Hati was hit hard. I sincerely feel for the people and can’t express how devastating the loss has been. It’s a lot to take in. 

Did some novel writing while I had the time. Need to go back to that and keep working on something to keep me occupied. 

Happy creative endeavors.