I am so happy to be typing this write now: I am writing again.  Can you believe it?  For the first time in something like seven years, I’ve actually been able to put words and sentences together to form coherent thoughts!  And I’m not fighting to do it, either.  Not anymore, at least.  Something happened to me, I don’t quite know what.  And now, I feel like I can write again.


I know that the Stinklings must have helped in a major way.  Yeah, I know, I know, I’m not the first to come up with that name, but I did come up with it on my own, and that’s good enough for me.  Inspired by the Inklings, Emery, Haley, and I have started our own private little literary group.  We’ve decided to pick a genre, take a month to write a story in that genre, and then read and critique each other’s works.   


Our very first genre is horror.  And, while my story isn’t very scary, I’m completely thrilled that I actually wrote one; it’s has been so long.  I think I may have figured out what has been going wrong for these past seven years.  A little thing known as distraction.  You see, normally what happens is that I write a thought or a sentence, and then immediately take a mental break.  What this means is that I alt-tab and read email or news or any other thing available on the web. 


This time, however, whenever I automatically went to minimize the window and do something else, I forced myself not to, and continued to write.  It was weird at first, almost like swallowing bile, but eventually, the urge sort of abated.  Now, it’s barely there, the desire to get distracted.  The result is that I am able to write again.  Not terribly well, mind you, but enough to give me hope again. I look forward to at least getting back to where I was freshman year of college, which I feel was when I was at the top of my game.


I’m currently working on another scary story, this time trying my damnedest to make it scary.  I’m trying to incorporate a lot of the little things that scare me, and hopefully this will translate to a reader.


As I said, we’re casting Brutal Legend, which is a great game hampered by some gameplay choices that I don’t quite agree with.  Which is a shame, since I love the story, writing, characters, music, and setting.  Jack Black really does make a fantastic lead. 


Tonight is our first readthrough with the cast of our next Not One Zombie film.  Very excited!


Heh, as you can see, I have a long road ahead of me, writing-wise.  But, this time, I have a bike.

Currently listening to: Haley playing American McGee's Alice
Currently reading: The Marks of Cain by Tom Knox
Currently watching: A Bit of Fry and Laurie Series 3
Currently feeling: happy
Posted by Narzack on July 31, 2013 at 07:49 PM | 2 Dropkicked
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Comment posted on August 14th, 2013 at 09:44 AM
Glad to hear that you are able to get back to something you really love and enjoy doing. Keep it up bro. I would like to read a scary story from you.
Comment posted on August 14th, 2013 at 07:29 PM
Thanks, dude. I'll post it when I'm done.