I wish I were as inspiring as a Muse
As talented on my feet as Terpsichore
As ethereal and charismatic as Calliope
As convincing an actress as Melpomene or Thalia
I wish I were as memorable as a Muse
Fiction made whole
My life recorded by Clio on an eternal scroll
I wish my voice could tempt and sooth
A voice as wonderful as Polyhymnia’s
I wish I were good at everything and nothing
Talented and poised and happy
A lover and a dreamer like Erato
A musician like Euterpe
A stargazer like Urania
Unafraid of the dark expanse between the stars
And curious until the very end
A little poem I wrote today. Thought I'd share it here.
I hope you're all having a great April so far,
Just checked on my site since I've been neglecting it for a while, and I'm seeing these weird stats. Why is a post from February 2016 the top viewed right now? Did someone link that post somewhere? I guess it's weird to be complaining about blog traffic, but I just find it strange to see it suddenly pop up again. Thanks for dropping by here I suppose. :')
I am up early with unwashed hair that I had to throw in a bun because I kept turning off my multiple alarms to continue dreaming about wallet thieves and plants that grow 10 times bigger when touched by human hands and the magical land that can only be left by jumping into a hole. I forgot my scarf in my rush and am slowly freezing to death while waiting for the bus. The only good thing was catching a glimpse of the moon which already looks bigger and has a dark shadow cast across it. Lovely.
A blurry photo of the eclipse around 6:30am
I've come to the conclusion that fantasy is the most difficult genre to write simply because there are no limitations. You have to create limitations and rules, and then you have to remember all the rules you've set. Then maybe you decide to say "screw the rules", and you have to start thinking about limitations all over again. It's exhausting. I don't know what I was thinking trying to take this challenge on.
Goddesses help me.
My amazing friend Nakia, who is also a writer, told me about this interesting website called Notebook.ai, an online notebook that helps fantasy writers, gamers, etc, organize their universes by providing various sections that can be filled out. It seemed like a very good tool until I realized that to have more sections, you have to pay. I'm trying to decide if this is worth pursuing. It could be a very helpful organizational tool.
I'm not sure if everyone is aware, but I'm attempting to write a fantasy novel. It's my biggest project at the moment, besides surviving the real world (which is awful, don't enter the real world for as long as possible, I implore you.)
At the moment, I've got a ton of Word files, notebooks, and post-its everywhere, so this might be a very useful tool to have in my arsenal. I'm still trying to decide, but I figure that I can use the money I'm making on Patreon to pay for it. I'll see how it goes. If anyone has ever use this program/website, I'd love to know your opinion of it.
It's so difficult.
You have to think about how both characters are feeling, how they are reacting to each other, what they are thinking during to conversation, what their bodies are doing, what are their hands are doing (Ricky Bobby style), if it seems like a realistic conversation, if the writing is even good, etc, and I'm just like this gif below right now...
But I guess trying to listen to a true crime podcast at the same time as I'm trying to write this scene isn't the best thing to do, but hey I love multitasking.
casefilepodcast.com/ (I'm listening to Case 72)
Anyway, Happy January :)
I'm moving in with my SO (significant other/bf/best friend/partner) tomorrow. It's a big day and a big step, but I think we will be alright.
I'll try to start writing more and more once we are settled in. I'm considering doing a week long exercise where I time my writing, perhaps allotting fifteen minutes a day for free writing exquisite randomness just for the practice.
Anyway, can't wait to set up our apartment. I haven't been watching HGTV programs all these years for nothing. I'm ready.
Hey all, I'm still alive and kicking, and still lazy. I've been busy slacking off, just going to work and coming home to do mostly nothing. It's bad. But, I have been writing again this passed week, so that's good. I'm feeling somewhat inspired again, a great sign. Perhaps I will get more writing done, but I've definitely missed my window to participate in Nanowrimo.
Anyway, check out my Patreon page if you're interested to see what my novel is about and wish to support me :) or if you're just interested to see what I'm all about, I've got a lot of my writing and random musings here on my website.
It's been about two or three days since I launched my page, and yet there are 0 patrons. I suppose that means that what I'm offering is insufficient or not worth spending money on every month. I guess that makes sense. The people who make the most money on Patreon appear to be cosplay girls that offer nudes or semi nudes every month. I'm not a cosplayer, sadly. Just a sad little writer with lame aspirations and a decent fantasy novel premise. Sigh. Woe is me. BLEHHHHH. (This is how I'm coping.) Links Links Links to my Patreon page............... (Silent Mental Breakdown)
Succulent and Cactus tax paid
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