This has been a strange month. (Another one.) Not bad, just… strange. In a number of ways.
I’m currently planning the second draft of the novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo last year, and I’m in the earliest stages of planning a different novel. I’d worried that it would be confusing, trying to work on two different stories, but it’s not; they complement one another, but they don’t get tangled up together.
It does mean that I’m working on two different stories, but not actually writing either of them right now. I’m not putting words on the page. And the writing routine I built over the last five months doesn’t quite work when I’m outlining, or researching, or trying to make sense of the notes I made last November. I’ve been trying to do some free writing, but… meh. I don’t quite have the hang of that - I always reach a point where it feels like I’m just typing, rather than writing.
So, keeping myself on track - and feeling like I’m actually being productive - has been a bit of a struggle.
Let's be honest: by the end of the year, about 80% of the pictures I take for this project are going to be of cats or carbs. That's fine.
I don't know if the last two weeks have felt so odd, or if it's just the last few days. Either way, I've been: wishing | having | loving | thinking | wanting | starting | buying | getting | trying | hoping
I'm a day late posting this week's roundup, I know. The last few days of the week were a low point, as far as inspiration goes, and it was a bit of a struggle to get myself motivated.
There were a lot of grey, gloomy days this week, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes, those days force me to get creative, and I actually end up with photos that I'm really happy with.
Of course, sometimes those days are just... difficult.
The last two weeks! I've been: shopping | thinking | spending | feeling | eating | having | taking | reading | working | settling
This is a first: this week, my daily photo project has produced multiple photographs that I'm genuinely happy with. Obviously, there were still a few days where inspiration failed me entirely, but that's fine. The good photos more than make up for the bad and uninspired ones.