and I’m *still* having nightmares about finding a job.
What the hell, man? :/
I’m going to finish writing the sequel to one of my books today. I’ve not written so much in one weekend since I was in middle school, so the fact that I’m getting so much finished in two days is just—incredible!
…but I have no idea what I’ll be doing on the train to work for the next few mornings…
Wow. For all of my sitting around on here over the past few days, I haven’t updated at all.
New stories hit every day. Right now I’m trying to figure out how to appease them all. I want to write every last one of them, but some of them I don’t know how to.
I mentioned before that I love my characters and that hasn’t changed.
I haven’t mentioned how much I value the weekends. They’re really a wonderful time. Also, sleep tastes so much better when you realize how much of it gets taken away from you by early morning hours spent commuting.
I’m going to work on my stories. This is going to happen. I know most of Tumblr would disagree, and there’s truth to that, but I’m going to make this happen. This is important to me, and therefore it deserves as much attention as I can give when I can give.
I love that having a job has given me the freedom to do what I want on the side. I work and then I write. I love having that available to me because quite honestly, I have a lot of stories I want to work on!
Oh the possibilities! :D (Possibility - a song that played during Suburgatory and inspired part of the book I’m editing. References!)
Started my first job this week and I have to say: to Ashley and…well, Ashley, (and all of the other working bloggers who are also following their dreams as they work at their jobs) I’m in awe of your abilities to blog and write and keep going even after the workday is done! I only hope I can be half as productive as the two of you.
It’s now becoming clearer to me why so many people give up their dreams (and have road rage and look pissed off at the end of the day…) - they’re just too damn tired to keep going. It’s not that they don’t want to, it’s that they are emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted.
No matter what, I’m going to keep going. I promise myself that. I won’t give up on my dreams.
That’s what I get for putting “cryptology” on my résumé.
So I’ve had another two ideas for stories since yesterday, both of which are going into my notes and neither of which I’ll be able to work on until after October 1st, which is (hopefully) when I find out whether I’m going to round two of this book contest or not. Considering I’ve just finished writing the book and am going to start editing tomorrow (yay!), I’d really, really like to get to the next round.
On top of that, I’m working on a meta fiction for Twilight. I know it’s horrible, but I had an idea about the Volturi killing the Cullens, so I want to play around with that for a little while (hence, it’s a meta fiction—anyone who reads this blog knows I hate Twilight). It’s going to be three chapters long (beginning, middle, and end), so that I don’t waste too much time on it, and I’m going to get it all done as soon as possible so that I can get it out of my system.
In other news, the job hunt isn’t going so well. I’m coming to terms with rejection letters. I just hope they don’t actually start really hurting once I send out my stuff to get published (I know they will). Right now, they just disappoint me.
Anyway, off to do more work on the writing front! I’m absolutely going to plot out those two other ideas, too. (…And I just remembered that I have another book in the works for summer, on top of the two books I’ve already written, one that needs to be rewritten and the other that needs to be edited…)
God I love this stuff. I wish i could make it my day job.