If today was a test to see how much I can take, then I believe I've past. So far.
When life throws curveballs, as the saying goes, you have to go with it. I know it's easier said than done, and I'm not talking about major, life-altering changes (though, those test one's character in their own way).
I'm talking about the little things that happen that keep us from doing what we want/need to do. It seems like they are put there to impede us, as though an unseen force is trying to stop us from doing our thing.
The problem is, when these things happen, and thinking like that (the evil entity out to get you, or a curse is upon you thing) only makes things worse.
I think about that scene in The Neverending Story (epic fantasy story--and maybe a dash of horror thrown in--about a boy who starts reading a forbidden book that sucks him, literally, into the story). But the part I'm referring to is with Atreyu's horse, Artax. They come upon some quicksand and the horse…
I hate when my glasses fog up in humidity. Or when they get smudged, it aggrivates me to no end. But I stop and clean them. Nothing else I can do. I want to see. You know?
I got to thinking about how much work it takes to write a novel. Takes quite a while to read one, imagine the other side of it.
I've read about writers who needed a team to help them put their yarn together. I guess to make sure things add up and all the intricacies that go into a story make sense when seen inside the reader's mind.
Do all writers need that? Na. Some do. The story can definetly be made better even if you don't need the team, thiugh. Some can just put something together off the cuff. Some can't. Or time does not permit them. I mean, having a team is done lots of times on TV series, or movies.
But writing is different.
Then I started thinking of exactly how intricate things can get and I realized it takes a lot of work and a lot of concentration. I mean, one can just get by withou…
There's something inside me that, when it comes out, takes control over most of my thoughts. I like when this thing comes out, because things get done. Not to say that things don't get done when I'm in a different mood, but this particular mood is a go-getter.I liken the personality to a Tony Stark type personality I have snappy remarks to those being wise-guys to me, and thoughts come from my mind with the quickness. I might be writing this with that personality manning the help right this very moment. I will probably know with the words I choose to use. This personality goes out on a ledge at times. It speaks its mind. There are limitations to this mainframe, or muse, or whatever you want to call it, but it comes with the territory. Some say it's possession, some say mood, muse. I don't know. All I know is I realize when this feeling comes over me, and I try to take advantage when it does. I guess you can say that's why some writers have different styles of writin…
People write, in blogs and on other forums where they expose they inner thoughts and such, about how they want people to see them. I'm sure at some point they had a great idea of what they wanted to say, some nugget of memory from the past that they feel represents their personality, thinking they will connect with an audience on some level that is wonderful but just out of reach after the daydream bubble pops, but maybe somewhere along this line of thought they became scared of what people might think of them.
Sure it was cool as you were listening to that song. That's me! you think. And you want people to know! But then you start thinking (uh oh, that dreaded thing--thinking--that could be great, or detrimental to your soul). And you come back down from the clouds, and back into your body, and you think, well, I’m not that interesting.
It's happened to me, too. In fact, looking back at this writing I am having second thoughts. But I made a decision (at least for the most p…
Just do something. Ever find yourself wanting to do something, but you put it off waiting for that inspiration?
Well, sometimes that inspiration may never come. You have to go out there and just do something, even when you don't feel it. Sometimes you'll get into a groove and continue on something that comes into your head.