I'm still trying to catch up with my Project 365 posts. I really don't know why it's such a struggle - I'm not behind in the pictures themselves, not really.
Looking back, I can split August into two distinct creative phases: for the first couple of weeks, everything was... slow. I was getting some work done, but not as much as I wanted, and I wasn't really into any of it.
Mostly, it was because I had a week's vacation scheduled for the middle of the month, and I didn't want to get too deep into anything, only to lose my momentum. It wasn't a conscious thing, but... I know that it was there. (It's kind of a habit for me, and not one I'm happy with.)
That said: the vacation was actually helpful.
The last two weeks, I've been: hoping | thinking | running | getting | finishing | looking | taking | buying | falling | making
July has actually been a really good month for me, from a creative standpoint.
I know. I’m surprised, too. Lately, I’ve started every one of these check-ins with a sigh about how weird things have been, but July… actually went well. Mostly. I mean, it didn’t start well, but the last few weeks… I’m really happy with the work I’ve been doing.
Here they are: all the Project 365 photos that I haven't been posting for the last little while!
The last two weeks have been... more eventful than I realized, actually. (I kind of feel like I say that a lot, but... yeah. It's true.) I've been: feeling | making | rewriting | getting | starting | baking | playing | cursing | hoping | thinking
I knew going in that April wasn’t going to be a very productive month. There were a million little disruptions to my schedule (this is actually the first full, uninterrupted week I’ve had this month), but I’d planned for them, and I’ve (mostly) been able to work around them.
The story outlines are progressing nicely; I still really love having two different projects on the go. It slows both of them down, of course, but it’s fantastic being able to switch from one to the other when inspiration starts to flag. (And inspiration always starts to flag at some point. It’s inevitable.) For now, I’ve pretty much abandoned the daily freewriting that I was trying - I still haven’t found a way to make it work.
And I’m still looking for another writing project, something low-pressure to work on in my downtime, and that doesn’t require months of world building and outlining. It’s… surprisingly difficult. I’ve got a few ideas, but nothing that’s quite clicked for me yet.
But, yeah: it’s been a pretty good month, despite everything.
The last two weeks have been... more productive than I expected they'd be, actually. I've been: loving | thinking | baking | noticing | eating | planning | working | playing | chopping | looking
We finally got some significant snowfall this week, which is far more photogenic than the dreary grey cold we've been dealing with this winter, but did mean that I didn't get out of the house quite as much as I wanted to.
The new year's off to a pretty good start! I've been: starting | getting | wishing | making | watching | trying | thinking | feeling | catching | starting