on productivity, novels, and realizations

Hey all! Things are going pretty well out in my neck of the woods, though I guess it’s been awhile since I worked on this post as, well, I started it in February. I had laryngitis around then, really nasty case, I sounded great. Now though? Depression is kind of kicking my ass.

But I’ve been hard at work these past few months! In fact, despite having fewer days, February has had more words written during it than January did. So I think that means I’m getting back into the swing of things. March was really great in terms of productivity as well – I even published Opus Crescendo! April has been a bit rockier because of conventions, depression, and various other things.

Productivity, novels, and realizations though. That’s the topic today. It’s pretty broad, and I’m pretty sure that I had other things in mind when I started writing this. Unfortunately, my short term memory is crappy and I didn’t write down what I intended to go through. So now you guys get today’s interpretation of this blog.
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Finishing Novels and the Emotional Connection

dalek-to-victory-posterHey all! Hope everything is going well.  I have several blogs lined up for the future, which is great!  One of my biggest issues is figuring out interesting content for this.  I don’t like sounding stupid or redundant, so I’m sometimes hesitant to post.  Anyway, interesting things coming up!  Hopefully!

I’ve been pretty distracted with Pokemon lately – not Pokemon X and Y like everyone else.  Nope.  I restarted my Diamond game because I was jealous of everyone with a 3DS.  So…Pokemon!

I’m really a mature and responsible adult.

I’m REALLY enjoying my new writing space.  I’m not sure if I’m more productive up here or downstairs or anywhere.  But I definitely like a devoted space for my computer.  I guess it’s nice for mental organization?  Something like that.

Finishing Novels

So! On Friday evening at 11pm, I finished my NaNoWriMo novel.  It’s temporarily called Bloodbond.  It’s also currently with one of my most trusted beta-readers, Neil (who now has a WordPress, you should check him out).  I’ve blogged before about finishing novels and revisions before.  I get really emotional when I finish a novel.  Sometimes I cry, sometimes I don’t.

Right now I just kind of feel listless.

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Creativity, Depression, and Self Worth

imaginationHey all. This is a post that I was very unsure if I wanted to share with anyone. But if I’m suffering, I’m sure there are others out there who are also suffering.  So I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had low peaks, depression.  That kind of thing.  And I’ve blogged about the correlation between imagination and depression before.

I absolutely love being creative.  It’s my favorite thing about myself.  I love creating new worlds and exploring them through my writing.  I love creating new characters and getting to know them.  It’s my job and I love my job more than anything.  I don’t think I could stop writing if I tried.

As I said in my previous post, with all that imagination, that power to create worlds to play in…sometimes the real world pales in comparison. Continue reading