The last two weeks weren’t quite as busy as the beginning of October, but they were still busy. I’ve been: wishing | getting | accepting | trying | daydreaming | waking | watching | shifting | recycling | feeling
I thought that October was going to be busy, that there were a lot of things that would get in the way of my creative goals.
It turned out to be even busier than I expected: I’ve only had one full week without interruptions (even today they’re testing the fire alarms in my building, which is always a joy—that’s why I’m working on this blog post instead of fiction), I’ve had inconvenient (but not serious) health issues crop up, and it’s just been generally difficult to stay motivated.
But I did it.
The last two weeks have been eventful. I’ve been: putting | reaching | falling | planning | emptying | thinking | starting | feeling | realizing | finding
September hasn’t been terrible, and after July and August, I’ll take it.
But I do need to get past ‘not terrible’ and start making real progress again.
I’m running out of pithy summaries of my last two weeks. This time around, I’ve been: having | wishing | trying | writing | troubleshooting | settling | thinking | hoping | making | starting
I ended last month’s creative review by wondering if it might be time for a reset. I knew I had to figure out some stuff with how I manage my time, and I had to figure out what I was going to do about Violet Lane. From a technical standpoint, I was happy with the photos I’d been taking, but from a creative standpoint, I was getting bored.
I must have forgotten about all that as soon as I wrote it, because when I sat down to write today’s review, I was sure that this funk I’m in has only been a couple of weeks. Not a couple of months.
I have no idea what’s going on with July. It’s been one of those months that’s simultaneously been dragging on forever and is disappearing in a flash. But July is almost over (however that happened), and I guess it’s time to think about how it went.
May has taught me that I really do need to build a better system for managing my writing projects.
It started off well enough—I had finished drafts of both The Black Sun and Violet Lane, vague plans for my next project (very tentatively titled These Modern Things), and I was excited to move forward. And then… not much happened.
The end of April kind of snuck up on me, but here it is: time to check in with how I’m doing with my overall creative goals, and figure out what those goals are going forward.
Happy Easter – or Passover – if you celebrate! Happy Cheap-Chocolate-Day Eve if you don’t. I’ve had an incredibly busy couple of weeks: finishing | trying | getting | figuring | looking | wondering | finding | buying | making | trying