Thursday, December 8, 2016

Quote #68 - Winston Churchill

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill

Monday, December 5, 2016

Last Week #70 - Not Much

I didn't write much last week. I wanted to. I got all the stuff out, got myself ready, but I barely wrote a page.  In addition to not writing much, I didn't read much either. Not reading a lot is unusual for me, but when this happens I do find that my reading slumps and my writing slumps are related. Does my reading inspire my writing? A good book can energize me. If I'm not feeling energized, I guess I'm not writing. I'm hoping to do better this week though. I've given up on the book I was trying to read (something I rarely do). I've picked something I think is better. I only just started it yesterday. I'm hoping that the reading will pump up the writing and I can keep moving forward with my work-in-progress.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Random #88 - What's On Television?


Am I the only person who didn't watch Gilmore Girls, who wasn't super excited for the Netflix season? Of course I understand why Netflix produced another season, the same reason they produce Fuller House (which I also haven't watched yet) and even the Marvel shows (that I love). There was demand, a real desire from a lot of people to see what's been happening in the lives of Rory and Lorelai. I even watched some Gilmore Girls back when it was first on, mostly season one, some season two. I liked the show. I even watched it here and there throughout its run. I watched the last episode. I just don't feel the urge, the need some people seem to have, to watch it immediately.

What have I been looking forward to on television? The DC television universe crossover. I've seen the episode of Supergirl, that I thought would have a little more "stuff" in it and I've just watched Flash. The end of Flash was great and I can't wait for tomorrow's Arrow. There have definitely been some promos for the crossover event and some excitement, but nothing like Gilmore Girls, or is it I just talk to more "Gilmore Girls" people in real life. Is my geek life a little on the D.L.? I didn't think so. I wore a Doctor Who t-shirt today... Not that I'm saying you have to choose or anything, just that I've been more excited for once instead of the other, and that I'm feel a little like "am I the only one", you know what I mean? Oh well, I'm excited for tomorrow though.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Quote #67 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of the earth."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Quote #66 - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar." 
- A Defence of Poetry, Percy Bysshe Shelley

Monday, November 7, 2016

Last Week #69 - Once Sentence At A Time

Last week was a good week, I think. I've been pushing myself to get more done. It's hard, with the children and work, but I'm squeezing out every minute I can. Though I prefer a chunk of time to myself, where I can get into the flow, I know that doesn't happen as often as I would like. So instead, anytime I get a few minutes, I'm going to write a sentence, two sentences, I'm going to move the action forward. I'm growing into the mindset of "I'll fix it later", meaning that evening if the prose isn't up to the standard I want, if I move the story forward, when I come back, I can pretty it up. I don't know if that's the right thing to do, but what I used to do was agonize over every sentence before they made it to the page. Now, I think I'm going to save the agony for later, when the story is complete.

Here's a little snippet of what I wrote this week:

The vision gone, Taryn stared at her sister, concern filling her eyes. What had she said? Something about the sight of him, the sight of the others. The trauma. Something about not getting involve. Something about not letting him romance her into getting involved.

Taryn sighed. "I was listening... sort of. It's hard to focus. To not thing of him, them."

Saturday, October 29, 2016