Archive | March, 2014

Writing update before bed

30 Mar

Yes, I’m up late.

Finally! Finished my “meat-flavoured” story that I started in the last week of February. 5124 words.
Implementation & getting the bloody ending to work were the sticking points.
Fortunately I left myself a nice detailed outlined of where I wanted to go.
I’ll give it about a week then subject it to some polishing and fine touches.

Planning Out

30 Mar

I’ve been turning an older idea over in my head for the last few days.
It’s starting to annoy me because it has an ending which does nothing.

And that really irks me. I hate non-endings or no ending.
Stories that just trail off into THE END are super annoying.
And this idea just currently does that.
Super grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

May have to email an expert, ask for advice.
Not a writer, an expert in the field which the story is set.
No spoilers.

A poem about Will.i.am

29 Mar

Will.i.am or Sneaky Willie,
Tweeting glasses on his face he’s kinda silly.
He’s a millionaire & he makes cars,
Tweeting to his homies up on Mars.

Independance Day, A flash fiction story by Ray Daley

28 Mar

“The British are coming! The British are coming!” Paul Revere called all across the land. Rudely interupting tea in many homes.

The cry echoed across the land. “The British are coming! The British are coming!”

“Captain, if he shouts like that again I want you to go out and shoot him down like the dog he is.”

“Yes sir!”

“The British are coming! The British are coming!”

BANG.

“God Save The King!”

THE END.

Ray Bradbury Challenge, Week 13.

26 Mar

This weeks story just completed. 1165 words, an idea outline I’d come up with in November of last year.

Quite difficult to implent and just as hard to finish.
This weeks has been the toughest yet.

I never thought doing this would be easy, I really wasn’t feeling the muse today.
But at least this weeks story is finished and can be improved in rewrites and edits.

At least we’re done for this week.
Next big writing deadline will be Tuesday, my next free ebook release.
I’ll see you there.

Is Writing Art?

25 Mar

Okay. The first thing I had to do was Google the word Art.
I got this helpful gem from Wikipedia:-
Art may be characterized in terms of mimesis (its reflection of life), expression, communication of emotion, or other qualities.

Or this helpful line from Encyclopedia Britannica:-
a visual object or experience consciously created through an expression of skill or imagination.

Art is about being creative, expressing something through your chosen medium. Mine being words.

Reflecting life. Check.
Expression. Check.
Communicating Emotions. Fuck, yes.
A Visual object conciously created through skill or imagination. That’s a big check there.

Writing is probably the most visual of all art forms.
The reader has to visually interact with the art form, the writing.
The reader then creates their own visuals based on the skill or imagination of the writer.

Sounds like art to me.

So we’re not JUST writers. We’re artists as well.
Our words are the canvas, painting a picture in the mind of the reader.

So, is writing art?

YES.

Writing 9 Regions Update

24 Mar

All 9 Regions stories, notes and outlines are now typed up.
All 9 Regions now have names. I already had 5 names, it was just matter of creating 4 more. Easily done.

Now all the outlines and frameworks are typed up I can work on each story.
This will be done in slow time, any addition ideas will be typed up and added as I have them.

At least it eliminated a small pile from on top of the computer.
There are still 12 idea outlines there to work on and type up or finish.

I made a small hole and achieved what I set out to do today.
I call that a win in my book.

Checking In, As Promised

24 Mar

I said I would yesterday. So here I am.

Feeling a great deal better than yesterday, that was a deep one. Sorry to lay it on you lot as well but it happened.

I want to send a personal message of thanks to Dominic Hamer of Ruthless Peoples Magazine for taking time out of his life to send me that email. It was extremely thoughtful and very kind. For a guy who’s only ever read 1 thing I ever submitted he was really nice about my post yesterday. We need more people like him when we’re depressed.

Todays aim is to type up some 9 Regions stuff.
I’m eating dinner right now so hopefully once I’ve got some fuel in me I’ll feel slightly more alive.
Mood has picked up, it did improve a little yesterday but I ended up going to bed in the end.

Gonna try and find an outline for this weeks Bradbury Challenge from my pile.
The only idea I’ve had this week felt a bit stale and had no ending.
And according to Googles auto-complete, I was the 1st person to ever Google Amelia Earhart lesbian.
Once the sun has moved & ISN’T shining right into my face I’ll open the curtains & get me some sun therapy too.
I struggle in bright light, due to the glaucoma.

Righty, off to finish food then work on 9 Regions stuff.
Be lovely to each other.

NFI, Not Feeling It

23 Mar

I’ll start by being totally honest, you’re about to see a swear word.
NFI actually means Not Fucking Interested.

Right, that’s out of the way.
I am totally NOT feeling like writing at the moment.
Yesterday. Today.
My moods are SUPER low on the writing desires.
Might be the old black dog, Mister Depression.

Whatever it is, I just can NOT find it in myself to do any creative writing at the moment.
I know from previous experience these swings do happen, the longest one was for 5 weeks.
At least that’s the longest recorded one since I started writing properly.

Obviously this blog entry doesn’t count, this is just me telling you how I feel. Generally shitty.
This may spell disaster for the Bradbury Challenge.
Current number of fucks given? None.

All I really want to do is sleep and sleep and sleep.
Intake of fluids isn’t helping.
I went to get some food, I couldn’t even be bothered to do that.

Sleep might be a good thing at this point.
I’ll check back in with you if things improve.