From today, all future posts are going to be here http://regularmovement.com
Sometimes the experience of writing can be very serendipitous – you set something up with very little thought of how it might be used in the future, and then when you need to do something later in the story, it actually works that you have created the perfect logical reason for that outcome.
The structure of the third Fiction Designate volume has been that I take the characters from chapter 1 of the first volume, and I put them in a story with the characters from chapter 1 of the second volume, and I use the new situation to create an ending to both stories – or a story that at least adds depth to its two forebears. The degree with which the project folds these two elements into each other without stressing the original push of either story has been pretty amazing for me. A very enjoyable game.
I seem to be drawing a lot of interest as an editor and a proofreader at the moment also, which is fantastic, because it allows me to help other artists to achieve their goals.
I am getting in more writing than I had been previously as well, by setting a more rigid schedule, so this rocks too. When you are doing things to help others and trying to do good things by sharing your art – good things will come back to you.
I was hoping to be able to say today that I managed to rise a little earlier, and that was the intention, but the actual thing that happened was that the alarm for the second awakening failed to happen, and so I ended up rising not much earlier than I did the other day, which is a little frustrating given that I went to sleep earlier.
This will happen, I just have to take responsibility for myself waking up and working. I always used to be good at this, so I know that I am capable of it if I don’t let myself get lazy.
I want to be writing here about new ideas had, no the same old struggles being experienced. It has kind of become a work diary, and is a spur dug in to make me ride a little faster and harder. I am sure I am not the only one who gets frustrated when they fail to achieve a goal they have set. I am going to be debuting some new stuff over at www.musehick.com, if not today then pretty soon. Some new poetry ideas and a new sci-fi collection.
So, all the alarm clocks went off at the right time this morning, so, even though I didn’t get up as early as I have been wanting to get up, I am getting some writing time in this morning.
I have decided that from Monday next week I am going to move everything Regular Movement related over to Regular Movement’s main site, and that way you will only have to go to the one place to find everything. It also makes it easier for me because I will only have to go to the one place to write.
Having smooth lines on which one operates is not just a godsend, it facilitates the creation of so much more work. I am getting a lot of organising done, and as a result, when I finally get the thing in of getting up earlier to write this is all going to pay off.
It is slightly funny that, finding myself time impoverished, I continue to waste time writing about that lack of time. First tep towards handling a problem is to recognise it though, right?
I am digging in and moving on my third volume of Fiction Designate, which you may have missed, but where I have, of late, been most regular. Regular Movement Poetry is worth checking out, as is Day Events Pomes
Time, as has been remarked elsewhere, by more eloquent people than I, is a fleeting thing. And alarm clocks are a bugger when they don’t get you up on time and you lose your time for writing.
I am going to have to get up at 7 and stop relying on the timer to wake me up at 730 methinks. That wasn’t really part of the plan anyway.
I am researching a lot at the moment – I have bought the website domains that I need, and now I have to work out how to create the businesses that I want to create. There are a couple of charitable foundations that I aim to put together, and a few competitions that I want to put together as regular things.
I have had ideas for magazines for a while, but I have never managed to pull it off, so I know that there has been some missing data somewhere along the line – I am working to fill that vacuum with knowledge, and pretty soon you will start to see the result of that. I do not need to start making some money from these enterprises so that they become a little more self-sustaining, or it could just end up being me pouring money into a money pit.
Money isn’t ever at the back of my mind as far as art goes, but it has to factor in occasionally, because it does take some kind of funding to be able to do anything in this world. I am getting there on finding a solution. I will let you know when I get there, but I think it will be obvious enough that I don’t need to say anything.
I don’t think I am a grown up. I don’t know if I ever wanted to be. Most of the best people I know never set up camp in that stagnant pond way of being.
I have not kept in my writing schedule in the last week, and I want to kick myself very hard for it.
When my schedule is hectic and I force myself to sit down and write, that is often some of the best stuff. I have had what I think are pretty interesting experiences in the last week, and that is always great fuel for my writing.
I plan on getting it in and keeping it in. I have been hitting other targets I set for myself so this is doable. If I were to grow up and take the situation deadly serious I might never write again. That isn’t going to happen.
Sometimes the busy life and the hectic schedule seem to kill the time that I have to sit down and write – this is never good, and it must be remedied. How? I hate to say that I should not be so damned lazy, but that is the answer that sort of comes to mind.
I do work like a dog a lot of the time, but I can always make time to do this most important of things if I just make sure that I don’t let my schedule slide.
It’s funny – I have been building, or at least setting up, a lot of the websites that I envisage will drive the forces of my creativity for the rest of my life, and which I hope will serve to drive other people as well – I want them to be able to benefit from my vision and wisdom, of which I know I have garnered some here and there. Anyway, the funny part about it is, is that I build the window, go on to the next one, don’t actually build the window display, and then they threaten to take it down for lack of activity.
Moving house is a big thing – it takes some time, right?