The Writing’s Been Good

The writing has been pretty good lately. I have been able to get down crazy amounts of pages of hand written journal. I have been able to take writing prompts and run with them. Where has this part of my brain been in the past six or so years. It seems like I could never do this much writing before. It’s like someone has pulled a plug and everything just started oozing out.

I have also been going crazy on Twitter lately too. I’m surprised no one has told me to shut up yet. But twitter is just that kind of place where everyone and no one is listening all at the same time.

There is a website called Writers Write and they give amazing advice and writing prompts. I follow them on Facebook and Pinterest and here lately on Twitter. Looking through their writing prompts that they post on Pinterest early yesterday morning just made something click in my head. My mind is turned on and I’m so happy for it.

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Writing Old School Style

I have also found that I am able to write with more focus when I’m not on the computer doing my first draft. I always seem to get sidetracked. Because there is Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. They are all distractions. Another great website that I have going in the background when I’ve been writing today is Coffitivity. What it basically does is give background noise to make it sound like you are sitting in a coffee shop without actually having to be in a coffee shop. Now if I could just remember to brew a cuppa before I started my writing I probably would be better off!

I want this phase to continue. I am happy when I’m producing something. I have this problem though. I’m very flighty. Something else will pop up like my unfinished crochet project that is almost done and I’ll drop everything else. But I need to get that finished so I can show it off too. 🙂

Have a good one readers!

An Update of Sorts

So I know that I didn’t write much of anything last week. I have to admit that I was concentrating on putting in resumes and applications at different positions around the metro. I am hoping for one of those really good paying jobs. I would love to be able to start somewhere making decent money. I know that I won’t make as much as my last job right off, but even half of that would allow me to get into a house of my own.

I have also really started to brainstorm and try to figure out what kind of story/novel I want to write. Sometimes even figuring out the genre that you want to write in can be a bit mind numbing. I am a romantic at heart. So of course every time I go to write even something with elves, dwarves, and men that I start pairing them up with their beloveds before anything even gets on paper! Sometimes it’s pretty annoying. I would love to be able to concentrate on a story line that does not just revolve around “love.”

Since I have been leaning toward the romance side I have started looking into how to write a good romance novel. The biggest thing with me writing romances is that they would probably be in the “sweet” category, because I don’t really want to write about sex. I find that when I read romance novels that I end up skipping all of the sex parts anyways. That always bums me out because I’m afraid that I’m going to miss something in the middle of all of that sex going on.

At the same time I find myself wanting to resurrect one of the stories that I was working on in high school. The only thing is that I would probably want to scrap most of the writing that I did and start over with just the ideas and basic outline, because my writing from back then seems so basic and blah.  At one point in college I wrote a couple of fan fictions for sailor moon, and going back to read them now makes me want to shudder. I don’t know how I ever got good reviews on them.

It’s alright though. I’ll get something published eventually.

Brainstorming

So many things are happening in my life right now it’s kind of hard to put it all into perspective.

I am currently:

1. Being divorced

2. Looking for a job

3. Looking for daycare

4. Looking for a place to call my own

5. Brainstorming ideas for a novel that I would like to write

You are probably thinking that there is at least one thing that I could mark through my list. I know. I’ve been thinking the same thing. But while I am looking for work I might as well flesh out ideas for a novel that I could potentially make money on. Most of the things on my list of stuff to do I’m kind of at a brick wall on anyways.

I can’t get a job until someone interviews me. I can’t really get a house until I get a job. And I can’t pay for child care until I have a job. Stupid catch 22 thing going. I have already been looking at different houses on the internet for me that I might like. But I might as well wait on actually going to see them until I have my first pay check some where or I am able to put a down payment on one.

I am looking forward to having a place to call my own though. If I manage to get a house with enough space I might actually be able to have an office where I keep my “work” stuff and my “craft” stuff. Because wow, if my brain doesn’t feel like writing or reading (my office would also be a library) I could always go in there to find the right kind of yarn so that I could create something with my hands.

When I write I love to write in a fantasy kind of setting, because there I make my own rules. I get to control it all. I guess that’s what writing is all about. Getting a chance to control something. And when the rest of the world isn’t in control of you might as well write about something you can.

If you like to write, what do you like to write about?

If you aren’t a writer what things do you like to read?

33 Times Around the Sun

The SunSo this past week I celebrated my 33rd birthday. Wow. I don’t feel like I’m 33 though. So I’m just going to say that I’m 21 with 12 years of experience. I’m more mature than when I was first 21. I’ve gotten that need to be stupid and drunk out of my system. Don’t get me wrong though every once in a while it’s not bad to have a good glass or two of wine, or a margarita even.

I have had to start really thinking about what I am going to do after everything is final. I am going to have a steady source of income. I have started looking at want ads on the Internet. So the local newspaper ads online along with Indeed.com, Monster, and CareerBuilder. I have considered being a tutor for algebra students. I have considered writing and self publishing a book (which I am heavily leaning toward).

The world is full of different things to do. I just don’t know what I might want to actually do. At the same time I just know that I need something so I can pay my bills.

If anyone has any ideas for me please feel free to let me know.

Friday Night Games

So on some Friday Nights I go and get together with my guy friends. We gather around a map with miniatures.

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There is just something pretty cool about getting together with friends and playing games. Some people get together to play poker or bridge. Some people get together to play board games. We get together to roll dice and play with paper, pencil, a map, and minis.

Right now me and my group of friends play Pathfinder. We used to play D&D 4th edition and then it started to drag and take forever to play a dungeon, so we switched. Pathfinder is so much better and quicker than 4th edition.

But the company of people is what makes everything fun. After the game is done we rehash everything that happened and how we might change our equipment for the next game. Then after the rehashing is done we start to talk about just about anything that catches the mood. This Friday night we talked about Epic Fantasy Fiction of our  time (Wheel of Time and A Song of Ice and Fire). Our theories on both, and what each author did and how they might have made their writing better.

I really enjoy the Friday nights that I get out to play and talk.