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Yuletide

Oct. 19th, 2007 10:49 pm
fantasticmuse: Shocking (Default)
Job interview went well-- will find out by Wednesday next. More on that later, first I must be discussing yuletide.



Dear lovely Yuletide writer )
fantasticmuse: Shocking (Beauty)
oh, I was going to make a big long post but then I sat down and realized I was tired and probably I should use what energy I have for doing a tm prompt and other stuff that's not my life.

So, in no particular order:


*Went to church tonight, because it's Soup and Sandwich (yes, I'm all for free food) and also because it's Holden Evening and the music's just too good to miss.

*My parent's pastor is a huge comics dork. He spent much of the service quizzing people about what powers Superman, Batman and The Hulk had. There was a point, somewhere, I wasn't listening so closely at that point.

*The powercord to my laptop finally died. I'm using the ghetto-ass 1st gen clamshell iBook that belongs to my dad but never gets used because we have new shinies to play with.

*My grandma wants to see Borat. She bought it and everything. This should be deeply disturbing, but isn't. 'Cause it's crazy grandma!

*Anthony Stewart Head needs to sing to me all the time. I demand it.

*I am really torn between a bath and writing.

Bath-- would be lovely and relaxing, but probably cut short because Mom goes to bed at like 7pm and the nice bath is in the master bathroom.

Writing-- would be productive.



Okay I am rambling, now. *hits post*
fantasticmuse: Shocking (Default)
I'm pondering the truth of this.

For me, it makes sense. My other obligations certainly prevent me from writing. "Oh," I think, "I can't waste time on this, I have to do other things..."

Which, now that I think about it, is really irritating. I want to write terribly, but somehow it seems I don't get around to it as often as I'd like. Which... really sucks. I feel like I'm denying a part of myself, one of the truest parts of myself because I have schoolwork, or newspaper work, or my friends want to hang out, or I can't get 15 minutes alone to even focus on anything.

Hmm.
fantasticmuse: Shocking (Gina Torres)
*sigh*

I am just completely bushed. Couldn't tell you why, life's not been that hard. I'm just worn out.

Of course, it could be the heat. It's only going to get hotter, too. Triple digits for certain. And there are 25,000 people attending a music festival here. And camping at said festival. Ouch.

---


I'm watching LOTR:FOTR at the moment. Sarah (the neighbor girl) saw it on my shelf and begged to watch.

O.o

She's never really expressed a desire to do anything. It's pretty spectacular. She's watching Gandalf tease the small children with fireworks and she's actually smiling. This is a very interesting turn of events.


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I really want to write, but every time I open word I freeze up in a fit of self-doubt. This is a stupid thing to do, but it happens so often. Does it sound familiar to anyone else? Is there any way to trick oneself out of it?
fantasticmuse: Shocking (Dude it's so me!)
Good mood continues unabated, though I have helped myself with some caffeine. Wheeeeeeeeeee!


Today is a good day, writing wise. I've been told by my composition teacher that my latest essay has been deemed (on no uncertain terms) good enough for publishing. I have to tighten things up a bit, and then we'll see where I can send it off to.

I also am on the board for the school's literary magazine, which is going to be great fun. AND, the same comp teacher has asked myself, Tiff and Alli to be TA's for next semester's Creative Writing class. All these things bode very well for graduate school. Not to mention how kickass and fun they will be.


Drabble requests are still open, my friends. Love to you all!


ETA: Also? It is 35 degrees fahrenheit outside. *busts out the flip-flop sandals liek whoa*
fantasticmuse: Shocking (Aragorn/Theoden)
Prof brought up an interesting point in my African-American Lit class, something that's been discussed a lot before. He was talking mostly about Storytellers, and their function and how necessary they are for society.

Which gets me thinking: Who are our storytellers? I know there are mediums to tell the story- movies, tv, novels, whatever. And supposedly the writers are the storytellers.

But is that a different sort? Not Storytellers, capital s, but storytellers. Just a job, just entertainment. Is what we have now, with a few exceptions, just flash and entertainment, no substance? Does The O.C. have some deeper meaning, or does it just exist as a distraction.(Not that there's anything wrong with that, distractions are necessary too.)

What I'm really asking is: Who's keeping our collective social consciousness? Are they in our communities, in our homes?

I'm just curious. Who do you see as our Storytellers, the keeper of what makes us human?
fantasticmuse: Shocking (Hockey Boro)
Lord.

Final presentations in ISP. So many thrilling powerpoint presentations, let me tell you.

I'm bored. Entertain me?


Hmmm. I'm heading home tonight. Ach, though, all that packing. I'll be glad to use a washing machine that's not coin opperated.

Does anyone want to discuss a concept for a novella with me? I have this thing sort of half written and I need some help nailing the bastard down into some sort of plot.
fantasticmuse: Shocking (speedaddict!liv)
Whoa.

I think I may have finished something.

A story. An original (not fic!) story that's more than 1000 words long.


Holy shit.
fantasticmuse: Shocking (smile like you mean it)
*cries*

I'm hungry.


But we re-arranged the room and somehow it's more condusive to writing and I wrote some stuff so yay.

Soy descansado.

Necessito comer. Ahora. Algo como...pizza. O...algo. No se.

A Poll

Mar. 11th, 2004 09:09 pm
fantasticmuse: Shocking (So hot- want to touch...)
[Poll #261765]


Okay. Going to the theater again. I guess we're going to watch Agent Cody Banks 2- the important part is that we get pizza. I can suffer through any movie for the sake of a cood Canadian Bacon pizza. Mmmm.
fantasticmuse: Shocking (Default)
Oh yeah, and the ask my character's a question thing. Do it. Like right now. Go on, ask.

Actually, most every character from LOTR is in my head and has an opinion, which they'd be glad to give you. :)

Because [livejournal.com profile] hyel said so.

Ranting

Apr. 17th, 2003 12:19 pm
fantasticmuse: Shocking (princess)
Grrr.... So, trying to write the [livejournal.com profile] lotrips100 challenge. I have a few ideas bouncing around, but nothing definite enough to write down. I was hoping this challenge could jump start me out of my writer's block, but so far it's not successful. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
fantasticmuse: Shocking (Default)
So you know when you have a great idea for a story; you're all excited to write it but then when you sit down everything just sorta goes *kaBOOM*? And suddenly all your motivation has just exploded, leaving with nothing but the tattered remains of a once great plot line?

Yeah. That just happened. Perhaps chocolate will help.

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