Yes, it’s been a while. I purchased myself a graphics tablet yesterday for an alternative creative outlet. It has pointed out quite clearly they my drawing skills are crazy rusty. Terrible. Also, the coordination required here is ridiculous. How do people do this professionally?
Day 2. It started off as an ‘How to draw Alice from Alice in Wonderland’ tut and deviated to a more anime style. I like it. For day 2.
Writing has been slow. No doubt about it. Work is shit, and I think that just cuts into any enjoyment completely in life. It’s hard to write about love when there’s so little around you.
Tonight was the first time I’d looked up a thesaurus in months. Perhaps that’s a sign of change. Maybe.
Writer’s block is always a pain. I blocked on Feathers Fall so I shifted back to Viridian, since I figured after submitting Crimson it was high time I started it back up again. But I haven’t been too successful there. Mostly it’s been like a kid playing with his food. Lots of shuffling ideas around but no movement towards finishing.
One thing is always true though, always be willing to kill your babies. Each shuffle brings with it the death of a scene idea, and the chapter ultimately is ending up all the better for it.
I’ve contemplated shifting back to calling the book Jade. Or perhaps some other green colour. Viridian isn’t sitting with me like it used to. Always be willing to kill your babies.
Writing one that is. At 3am in the morning. Certainly not distracted by this link: http://www.rinkworks.com/bookaminute/sff.shtml
So I didn’t win the prize. No surprises there, but now it’s time to submit elsewhere. And do a proper synopsis. Easier said than done…
There is this strange dichotomy to my writing. During the day I write few words, but they are stylistically, far better. At night, by midnight, I write in a flurry, words flowing freely, but the standard is poor. I run with it, but the end result needs more time spent fixing it up.
It would be nice to have a happy medium.
I am concerned that the stuff that I’m currently writing just isn’t that good. I guess most writers have that fear. The story in my head is still solid, the scenes planned are good. But the words on paper just don’t work…