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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 11:08 am
I started writing down notes on a story ideas a couple months ago during lunches and breaks at work and while I had my mind set on focusing one character, when I jotted down a couple pages of story it was with on of the secondary characters and now I'm debating making her my main focus of the story.
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 08:23 am
Well, I missed my first check in for GYWO. BY one day. I knew I should have hopped over here to double check yesterday.

Had some interesting ideas coming at me while working last night. Wrote a few of them down, but it never feels as right as when the ideas first start rolling through one's mind.

However wrote about 2300 words during the month. Not great, but better. Now if only I could get that much on one set project instead of a prewriting on different ideas.
Sunday, January 24th, 2016 06:47 am
Well after having a day off from work that was going to consist of chores, then became a Diablo 3 marathon play session, and has been some what redeemed by doing dishes and starting laundry, I have sat down to address writing.

I have been looking at some courses but most are junk. I know that. I don't really need them so much as I need the accountability. And, as bad as it sounds, spending money on something like that would guilt me into writing more than I do now.

So, if I have to go to such extremes to write, why do I want to write?

I loved writing before. I love the community of writers I found all those years ago. A handful I still talk to occasionally. For a while I found some community in the gaming world, but while I did fall in love with my boyfriend there....it wasn't the same. I was using online games (WoW) to hide from what I thought was my failure at writing. AKA, the dreaded rejection slip.

I hid for a VERY long time.

I have perhaps lost my way back to writing.

But I'm actively searching for that path now. I have to have faith I will find it.
Friday, January 22nd, 2016 09:58 am
There are way too many superhero shows on now. I want to watch them all, but time is in short supply. Having a boyfriend who watches them all and who wants to game as well makes finding time to write a challenge sometimes. I didn't have this problem before when I wrote steadily. Then it was just me and a job and finding time to pet the cats and dogs.

Granted it's a good problem to have. Even though I am some what solitary, having someone to share life with is kinda cool.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 04:56 am
Trying to get back into writing isn't helped much by stress at work and in general life. Once upon a time I used my writing to escape from that stuff, but it no longer works. Not like it used to anyway. I blame video games. After losing yourself in online worlds sometimes it's hard to do it on your own again. Even for an introvert like me.

I am going back over some lesson plans I have for writing stories just to get the mind thinking and hoping I can forget for a couple hours how my day job (well, night job since I work 3rd shift) is not in a great place at the moment.
Saturday, January 16th, 2016 12:04 pm
Work seems to be the best time for my mind to come up with ideas of characters and scenes. I think it's because most of the work is repetitive so I can let my mind wonder.

Or it could be because my muse is as contrary as fate and likes to come up with ideas when I can't really write them down right away.
Friday, January 15th, 2016 11:32 am
Trying to get back into the groove of writing is not an easy thing after having been away from it for so long.

Life has calmed down a little bit so I am hoping this is the time to do it. Been reading like crazy over the last few months. And reading has always gotten my creative muse dusting off her hands to do things.

Various ideas i have been playing with are a mystery story set in a fantasy world. I have two worlds that I have been slowly jotting down ideas for, but no characters have really popped up and shouted "tell my story damn it!" yet.

The few characters who do jump to the attention of my muse never seem to know what they want out of life. And they are not real forthcoming about discussing options.

The year is young though. So I am hopeful.