Slept On It

I slept on the thoughts from yesterday. I still feel the same, for the most part, for now, but I do see that perhaps I was thinking those things because of emotions. 

There are a lot of things going on, like worrying about finances and the endless work on YouTube and keeping up social media. 

I also think about how much work there is fore the writing, which has taken a big hit due to it being busy at work. 

Either way, it's a bit overwhelming at times. But these are boundaries that have to be busted through. 

I also have a couple of stories I have to go through for the Trickster's Treats anthology this October. I'll probably be looking over those this weekend. 

Novel writing, I'm finding, is easier for me. I like to write stories more laid out, with a bigger canvas to work with. 

Short stories are OK, but I've never really liked them due to the small amount of time you have with the characters and not being able to fully relate to them. 

That's how I feel now. Lets se…

Silenced? Are We?

That's another thing. Here are some thoughts. 

I hold back sometimes, thinking of a way to convey what I really feel. Most of the time I'm OK with how I get my thoughts across. But so much of the time I feel I have to watch what I say. 

Now I'm not saying be a jerk and say something hurtful, or nasty. But think about this. 

Emenem has a line that says "the only difference is I got the b**ls to say it, in front of y'all, and I don't got to be sugar coated at all" and Metallica says, in one of their songs, "all these words I don't just say". 

What is truly on your mind? 

It's OK to express what you genuinely feel. It may not be how you feel later, you may not get on the good side of some, but depending on the way you do it, especially if it's a little blog, or your social media, one should have the freedom to express themselves. 

And what I was saying just now, we have the right to change our mind. One thing we learned here may change, or ou…

Hmmm, Social Media. Yay or Nay

The more I think about it, the more I am starting to think that perhaps Twitter was a mistake. 

I've gained friends and sure, not all has been a waste. But even looking at the posts from others, I see that it is a distraction. 

Used sparingly, I can see how later it might help, as a resume of sorts, but it seems like a game. The whole follow me and I'll follow you, hawking your wares to others who are most likely doing the same. Politics creeping in just at the right moment to screw things up further. 

I don't know. 

Maybe I'm not doing it right. Maybe that's all that it's meant for. What do I know? 

I do know we are supposed to be doing what we came to do. If that's writing, so be it. If it's some other creative path, so be it, as well. But we are supposed to be getting down to business and doing what we love, what we come home exhausted from work ready to pass out yet need to open that Word file, or insert whatever it is you do that is your "dream&quo…

Jimmy Hendricks of Writers

When you are a self taught writer I think of Jimmy Hendrix, who taught himself how to play guitar. 

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A Hole the Size Of A Pistachio

I know it sounds easier said than done, the old cliche, but it's true. A totally different view can be had from the inside. 

It's easy to think these things when you have a few years under your belt, or even more, but when you're just begining one might think it's easy. 

Oh, I'll just do this and all the riches will flow right in. Then you see someone else struggling and you think, I just won't go that route. But it seems inevitable at times. 

Then one might notice the long periods of time it takes and go, "can't be, it only takes this much time for this and that". But then you might notice that it's not just the act of doing the project, but the extras like work and life that extend the time. 

When you're young you have all the time in the world, most "waste" it. When you get older you realize time is growing short and grab at any second, envious of the time you had back when you just sat there doing nothing. 

Don't get me wrong,…

Write to Music

Sort of a dual meaning in that heading, huh? Well, it's something that can help a lot more than some think. 

Music can sooth and mend bitter feelings between two feuding friends. It can incite violence, or promote peace.

What we are talking about this episode is using music to inspire creation. Or even just to be background music while you edit.

Hope we can enspire you. Enjoy. 


How Do You YouTube?

I like to listen to music when I write. Sometimes I forget, or am just so busy I only get to jot notes. But it's something that can help alot.

Gary and I talk about it in Monday's show above.