First off, I would like to say happy (belated) 4th of July ya'll! Admittedly this holiday is my least favorite. The pollution, the over-hype regarding our patriotism...it's all so gross to me. But that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy seeing some of the colorful explosions, or love the bands that were playing. And just because I don't enjoy celebrating this particular holiday doesn't mean ya'll shouldn't either. But enough of that. This isn't my "iLog...". It's update time!
I have been done with school for almost two weeks now, but I feel like I haven't caught much of a break. I won't go into details now, but I have been dealing with health issues which have stopped me from being able to write as much as I would like, and that goes for blogging too. However I would like to give a shout out to David Huckaby for giving me great insight on how to make my book sci-fi rather than a jumbled collection of genres. Granted while I thought this might be a cool way to go, it proved to be far too difficult for me, and a cluster f*** for my readers. I am also going down a route I've been wanting it to go, but now that I am actually taking it there, I admit I'm getting scared. I could ramble off one excuse after another about all the what-ifs but the truth is because this is where I've been wanting it to go, I'm scared it won't work out; that I'll manage to make a mess of it. This is my biggest fear. But if all writer's stopped writing when they got scared, there wouldn't be any books to read. Eventually I will have to bite the bullet and write it the way I want it to be written. Oh but the image in my head doesn't look nearly as good as it does on paper! But does it ever for any other writer? I suppose I'll just have to figure it out as I go. But I'm starting to feel inspired now that I'm saying all this openly.
I'm starting to be able to feel the rough frayed silk-woven bed sheets, the damp salty air, the plastic stick hitting my character's head.... I think it's starting to come to me. Not quite there. But the scene is certainly within reach. You're no doubt wondering what the hell is going on. That or I'm completely whacked. Or a bit of both. #NoSpoilers ;)
Sadly this is all I can say for now as I am starving and have two nearly back-to-back doc appointments coming up in little over an hour. But Gods it feels good to be blogging again! I may just have to come back and do some more. It's certainly helping my inspiration!