I think everyone can admit that, if they've ever tried to accomplish something extraordinary, that there can be nothing more frustrating than needless interruptions. Be it a nagging injury, a full time job, family troubles, the necessities of life itself, whatever. There's no argument that the more of them you have to go through, the longer it takes you to accomplish your set-out task. It never fails no matter what I do, whenever I set about to achieve the laundry list of goals I set for myself something ridiculous happens. Mere obstructions to the result, true. But, then that age old saying pops in my head: Life is what happens when your busy making other plans. It truly does make me wonder.
Monday, January 20, 2014
I must say that so far 2014 hasn't disappointed at all. But, in truth, all I have been able to do is continue to work on my second novel. I haven't had any time to think about articles or short stories. And that leads me to a valid inquiry: What my plans are when my novel is completed, and it will be completed. The truth is, I don't know at the moment because I tend to focus all of my energy on what I am doing at the present moment. But, it is a concern regardless. Do I try my hand at yet another novel, which would make three? Do I stick to writing short stories(right now I have completed 31 of them)? Do I focus all my energy on doing travel and haunting articles? Or do I take a completely different path with my writing altogether? I don't know. What really matters to me is that I continue writing, regardless of the outcome or endeavor. If I can do that, then the dream is still a reality. My reality.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Whenever I write, whatever it may be, I've noticed that more often than not my writings take on a completely different life of their own. They sort of write themselves, if you will. And instead of trying to figure out the reasons why such things happen, I find that it is best if I simply just let such things be as they are. With the new novel I am writing, nothing has changed one bit. Perhaps I am a vessel for the other side to express whatever it wants, I don't know. What I do know is that the more I don't interfere in such a process, the more of a benefit I get from it. One can imagine what lessons I have learned from simply leaving things as they are as far as my writings are concerned.