And I love it. I feel like it’s something I do well and ought to do. I wish I could do it more. For this month, I am just trying to make sure I spend at least 15-20 minutes, 5-6 days a week. I think that’s enough time to keep the muscles functioning, though they’re not likely to improve. Sometimes we can only aim do what we believe we can.
Another of my recent articles is up at GamingWithSwag, and one should go live each week in 2017. I’m trying to post here weekly, also. But these are not the writing venues about which I daydream or even those I think are strongest suit. I wrote novels once upon a time, even full time while out of work. And I loved it. Of course, being unemployed had its own emotional challenges, and I would not be prepared to face them at present with a wife, baby, and mortgage.
The novels are the things I want most to complete, but they are also the most time-consuming and demanding—-far more than weekly articles. So a few days a week I invest in them, as I can, after the family has gone to bed and between the hours of hobby work I do for extra income.
Novel writing (and outlining) has become something of a respite, really—and a good one. Beyond that, I don’t know if anything will come of it. And that’s okay. Regardless, I’ll just keep going a few sentences at a time, because that’s what we writers do, not because of what will come but because of the doing in and of itself, because we have to. It’s good for us. And if we’re lucky, at some point, good for readers, too.
The “Gift of Water” Project is nearing the halfway mark of financing, with approximately 90-days left until the registry closes. I was hoping to hit $9,000 by February 1. We still have 4 days.
This Week, I’m still listening to : The Scores to Interstellar, Mad Max, and the Batman V Superman Score. Plus, the score to Man of Steel.