Well, things at my new day (night) job have begun to settle into some semblence of a routine. It is tiring work: I constantly prowl about the warehouse like a caged tiger as every other employee takes a metaphorical stick to my cage bars: “I have a problem here!” “Can you do something about this?” “Doesn’t the new system suck?” All of these interactions have served to remind me why I tend to dislike dealing with people.
As of late, my writing has been rather absent from my life. I haven’t lost my desire, but lately my zeal has been less than par. I’ve been struggling with a lot of concepts, from the serpent that is my feelings of inadequacy to the boulder that is my personal fear of what the future is. As I sort through these issues, I’m finding that there is a lot more to my stories than I’m allowing there to be. That needs to change.
A lot needs to change. I need to get my work “out there”, and have been taking steps towards that goal. I’ve been looking at some fun freeware programs to lay out my own, small publication, and that’s aces. I just need to get around to putting the whole she-bang together.
That said, I am considering what content I should present on this blog and what content I shouldn’t be giving away for free. Tough decisions, considering I don’t think anyone would pay dime one to read one of my stories. I know, I know, I’m not that bad, my work has merit and all that, but that can’t stop the serpent’s venom in my veins: wrestle with snakes and you get bit. See? Wasn’t that a fun way to bring that metaphor from earlier back around?
Emotional trials and monumental decisions aside, I have found myself reading some P.G. Wodehouse and am enamoured with his work with the word. I will have more to say once I finish Stiff Upper-Lip, Jeeves.
Also! I have a vocabulary assignment I need to complete. I wrote down all the words that I didn’t quite fully understand while reading Frankenstein, and will be using them in an upcoming short story. This will help me remember these new words, and it will (hopefully) introduce you to some new vocabulary as well. If anything, it is a fun idea.
Well, as it is 5 in the AM, I ought to walk bedways and watch the second half of House of Wax featuring Vincent Price. I bet you are surprised that I haven’t watched it before now.