I just want to be perfect.
~Nina from "Black Swan"
Hello there my delicious cupcakes! I should be in bed right now. Okay, well I AM in bed with the minibook on my lap, but you know what I mean. I should be trying to SLEEP right now, but instead I'm updating this blog.
I need a life. Either that, or to type faster. OR to be able to project my thoughts into a word doc and post it while I sleep.
Oh fantastical technology of my dreams. Why do you not exist?
Anyway, I think I've been doing a good job meeting my goal every day (save the one day I went to the beach after not sleeping for almost 24 hours, and I died when I eventually got home, but I made up for it the next day).
Quick update on Week #2 of Clarion West Write-A-Thon:
Sunday, June 26th - 628
Monday, June 27th - 505
Tuesday, June 28th - 1,138
Wednesday, June 29th & Thursday, June 30th - 1,020
Friday, July 1st - 586
Saturday, July 2nd - 528
That's a total of 4,405 words for Week #2... an uber grand total of 8,581 as of Saturday. So I think that keeps me ahead again this week with roughly a day's worth of words ahead of the minimum.
Go ME! It's my birthday! Go ME! Get busy!
I'm surprised that I'm able to write at all with all the drama and stress I've been dealing with. But then again perhaps that's what I'm drawing from for my stories. Perhaps if my life were perfect I wouldn't have anything to write about.
When I think of my poetry, I don't think any of it is happy. It's best written in my darker, sadder moments.
Then there's that saying of "write what you know". I've also said I have problems with writing love scenes, creepy scenes and fight scenes. I think I've got the creepy taken care of. As far as fight scenes go, I feel I'm much better at verbal than physical, but I've gotten better.
Anyway, maybe after the Write-A-Thon is done, I'll start piecing everything together. It'd be nice to finish the novel (even in first draft form). Then I can go through editing.
In other news, I really haven't done anything with the "former love" piece. 700 words or less. Oh dear me. Another deadline. This is going to kill me.
I did, however, finish a show review piece for a friend of mine as sort of an audition to see if he really wants me to write for his site. He'd proposed the idea to me after we'd hung out at a friends' engagement party. We'd talked about writing, and he messaged me via the ever-social Facebook to say he was "hurting for content and could use a new voice on there frequently" and asked if I'd like to be a contributor. "Maybe do some reviews, some editorials, whatever. Maybe provide our nerd updates for the week or something?" I emailed it to him earlier in the day. We'll see what he thinks. I think it's crap but hey... this is me about my writing we're talking about here, right? I'll just wait to hear what he thinks, and we'll go from there.
I have been writing more than I have been in a while. Granted it's not all for my novel, but writing is writing and is a good thing, right? I mean... I wrote out a dream I had that would not leave my memory so I wrote it out in a story (adding a few bits here and there).
Writing is therapy for me. (The same with video games.)
I wrote this bit during my first week of the Write-A-Thon. And I wrote this as well as this latest bit last week.
I guess looking at my blogger pages has been stirring something in me. I had hoped that I would be able to play with each of my "children" on a somewhat regular basis, but alas some of my children have been left unattended for a long time. But I recently visited a couple of them and revamped their layouts a little bit... like this one and this one. I want to do something with each of them so bad.
Ideas are formulating.
I've been eying this page (which I also changed the layout) lately which I think is the next one I'll be writing for. I have an idea milling about in my brain area. I'll write it out when it becomes a little more solid and... present. Unlike "Stoically Challenged" in which I allow myself to bounce about with the assignments, with "a boy, a girl, and a line..", I'm doing them in order as I get them. Of the suggestions my friends gave me, I think I went halfway through them... ish. I got stumped with the last one I was given from my friend Oz, but now... I just might have something.
I think fondly of Nedea and Blue and Enyo. And Noemi...
Oh my girls! I'm such a bad mother. Can you ever forgive me?
Okay, this post has taken a while to get through, and the sun's about to come out. I really should retire.
I'm taking care of my friend's cat during the holiday. They have four but one needs her shot twice a day. They are taking care of the morning, and I'm taking care of the evening. I think I'm going to take advantage of their empty house to get away from distractions and delve into a change of scenery. Also, I didn't stop by Sunday night to watch our shows so I've got that to catch up on.
And I will totally be getting intimate with their coffee machine. Awww yeah!!!
So I think I'll end this update here. I hear the birds chirping, and I have to pee. (TMI? Well deal. LOL!)
Before I go, I ask all of you ("you" being whoever decides to go slumming down in my blogger parts):
- Do you find it easier to write when you're happy?
- Do you find it harder to write when you're depressed or angry?
- Do your moods effect you're writing output? Productivity? Quantity? Quality?
Okay my darlings... I'm outta here.
Later my lovelies!
PS... HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EVERYONE!!!