Tag: these modern things
June wasn’t the most productive month, even by pandemic standards. But I’m ok with that. I needed the time to regroup and reset so I can get out of the weird holding pattern of the last few months and get back to work.
I’ve got to rebuild routines that the holiday season shattered, and find my way back into stories I haven’t thought about in a month. I have to navigate a minefield of existential crises, brought on by that same new year/birthday season. January is dark and rainy or so cold I can’t even bring myself to…
Snapshot #139 | 10 Things for 3 November 2019
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…
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 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…
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…