I Don’t Feel Like Writing

I’m tired, I didn’t get enough sleep, and I had to be to work early. The day seemed to lag as bad as an online game can sometimes.  I really wanted to loaf about and not even think about doing anything.  So, as I sat in my recliner and contemplated loafing are, I reminded myself that it wouldn’t kill me to complete a blog post.

Not doing much at the moment, however that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t rest or write.  I can do both.  So blog post now, and a little more creative writing soon.

Happy creative endeavors.

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Six More Pages

The novel has six more pages. Yaaaay! They’re rough as all get out, but I don’t mind because I made progress. Yesterday, I had no desire to write, and worried that I’d make no weekend advances. I really wanted to rest, and had the worst sleep pattern that I had in a while. First, I got three pages, just trying to describe a scene, and I was like, at least I wrote something. Then my inspiration tapered off a lot.  However, once it became night, I felt calm, cool, collected. Then I looked at the Notes app. That’s when I decided I should be writing rather than watching YouTube or television. So three more pages arrived. I was more than pleased. I can live with six pages on the weekend. Perhaps this week I can iron them out and work on other pages.

Happy creative endeavors.

Low Writing Weekend

I didn’t do much writing this weekend, but I feel that it was a good week. Filled my day with movies, TV shows, and some video games which wasn’t too bad. This did give me a nice cool down period, but it also allowed me to get some stories into my routine. So low writing, but good stories. I needed to get a novel in there, but I got enough.

Robocop (the remake), The Martian, and Kingsmen held my attention as far as movies went this weekend. They were  very entertaining. Interestingly enough Samuel L. Jackson was in two of those films. It was a pleasant coincidence. The man stays busy with roles. I liked all the films, however I love an action film, so Robocop and Kingsman really caught my eye more. I need to rewatch The Martian because at some point I was distracted by house events.

I’ve been watching videos on the game, Battleborn as well. I am obsessed with this game, even though I *don’t* own a PS4. I want to play it just the same. I can dream at the moment. I can’t remember what i read, which was likely articles that didn’t resonate with me that well. Such is life.

Now that I do feel I need to write, I best start my day with a blog post, so here I am, writing this post, and hoping it’s the start of an excellent writing day. If not, then I keep trying. Why give up on a good thing?

As always, happy creative endeavors.

Dry Start to This Day

Remember those days, when as a child you couldn’t wait to grow up and make the rules? You’d be the law, and that’s the bottom line–at the least all you saw yourself doing. Were it that easy, and uncomplicated, then adulthood would be fun. Instead, you know there’s no one above you enforcing rules you need to obey. Some of the rules are set by others, however it is I who must get on top of those rules, and follow them as best as I can.

The day started with a bit of a thud; Didn’t want to get up, get dressed, and get to work. I got over that feeling, and got my act together, and to work. Sometimes, though, getting out of bed is rough as all get out. That partial drift out of sleep into awake state can have days where my strength is not with the awakened part of me. Don’t get me wrong, I am most grateful to be awake, and able to get to tasks that the day needs. Part of the charm of being an adult.

The day was not fully wasted, there was some shelf reading – making sure the books were in the correct order by their call number, and shelf checking – making sure several of the shelves looked organized, and items were not out of place. Also helping some patrons out with their searches.

Needless to say I need some coffee, or a latte. Something to put a pep back in my step because this kind of lull state is not here to stay, I assure you.

Happy creative endeavors.

 

Sunday

It’s Sunday, and I was supposed to blog sooner than now. I did allow myself to get sidetracked, then I forgot about it. That’s never good to lose focus, however, I think I’m allowed to slack off once and a while.

Writing, again has been bare minimum, but I did find myself reading today, and will gladly go back to that. I’m a little irked with myself for not writing more, but it happens. Also better now with a few lines than to say I did nothing creative-wise.  I think I’ll do that for my fiction as well.

So no real updates to report other than I am feeding my brain with books. At the very least I can say the day hasn’t been wasted.  perhaps that’s what I needed–to get the mind onto something that supplements and compliments creative writing.  Back to reading for me.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

Procrastination

It would almost be fair to call from the weekend till late last night a time of pure slacking off. No blog posts, no writing for me, which is both good and bad. It’s good to rest, even a little. It meant looking at movies and tv shows. Mainly on Sunday I was taken in by some dinosaur documentaries. It was my weakness. This was followed by watching bad procedurals, which kinda killed the knowledge and awe of dinos.

That’s not all I watched. Got to see the final of season three of The Legend of Korra, and that was sooooo satisfying. It reminded me of how a good story can make a viewer invest in the characters, the conflicts, and resolutions. I needed that.

It’s bad because a whole weekend went by with me slacking off. It felt like being in college again. No, nothing is at the last minute, BUT it would have been nice to cap off a scene or two that I have ready for revisions. Slacking off also meant no blog posts. So here I am,mashing to myself if I want to write, let’s start with a post.

Late last night, I worked on a couple of characters, developing ideas of what their strengths and limitations are. It needs a whole lot of work. Dunno what it’s for, yet, but I have an idea. Glad I wrote something. Now back to the script.

Saturdays

So I’m on Bioware’s forum site because I’m obsessed with Dragon Age: Inquisition, and the teaser info we get, and the discussion on the forums. Yes, I’m enjoying every bit of speculation, and the promise of this game to explore the world of Theadas (in game world), and because I’m a sucker for the lore, gaming, and this RPG in general, I WANT more. So participating, and reading comments from the writers and developers makes my day. I have yet to finish my “ultimate Dragon Age playthroughs” yet. Still on DA: O (mage-but I also created a rogue, cause I like poisons and swords). Took a break so i can enjoy my days, and I need to do writing of my own.

Speaking of writing, I’ve yet to edit the short story. I did write up some ideas for it, so it moves slow. Obtained feedback from some peeps, so I’m processing the comments as well. A lot of good feedback to, and a lot more to do with clarity of issues. I’ll have to discuss genre soon, because I simply wrote with little regard to genre, but it contains elements of dark humor and transgressive fiction. This means thinking of the genres and even what works and doesn’t. It also have a literary bent/influence, and I need to learn how to improve my descriptions without going over the top. Needless to say I’ve been researching some things.

I should add I’m glad that I know I’m gonna have to rewrite, but part of me loves not looking at the main file for a few days while it cools off in my mind. I wouldn’t mind taking a week away from the main file as I can always write out passages in my Notes app, or another Word document. Off to more adventures.

Happy creative endeavors.