The last two weeks have been... good? Busy, but good. I've been: finding | resisting | planning | making | getting | wondering | starting | eating | thinking | refreshing
Now that I've taken some of the pressure off - and since I've had fresh flowers on hand to play with - this project is fun.
When it comes to the big picture, I have a three-month attention span.
It takes three months for that initial burst of energy and enthusiasm to fade.
It takes three months to lose sight of my big goals, and get bored with the day-to-day grind required to achieve them. Three months to start to question whether those goals are actually possible, and whether I’ve got the drive to see them through. Three months to start thinking ’I don’t feel like writing today. I’ll make it up tomorrow.’
In other words, March was difficult.
A list of everything that's caught my attention this month.
The last two weeks have been a bit of a challenge. I've been: craving | enduring | doing | wondering | writing | hoping | having | looking | starting | reading
Ok, so: I’m not going to try to take a photo every. single. day. That was the original plan, but this past week (and a half) reminded me how much that kind of pressure stresses me out and makes me resent the entire process.
Last week, I said that if I didn’t start actually writing this story by today, you could nag me about it in the comments.
You can stand down. I’ve started writing, and no nagging was required.
It’s been… a month and a half since I finished the first draft of The Black Sun.
I haven’t looked at it yet. Soon. As soon as I’ve actually started the Violet Lane rewrite… which I wanted to be working on by now, but I spent most of this week with a minor-but-annoying cold that slowed my progress. But it’s going to happen! The outline is taking shape - I broke out the index cards late last week - and I hope to be able to start the actual writing by the end of next week.
Actually, I’m going to put it out there: I am going to start the actual writing by the end of next week.
I might have freaked out - just a little - when it came time to actually start this project.
The last two weeks have been kind of awesome. I've been: taking | eating | cutting | thinking | watching | feeling | saving | cursing | enjoying | looking