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On Failing (NaNoWriMo and Other Things)

25 Nov

So here comes that post again. The one I always do every six months to a year where I promise to do better by this blog, and the be more active here. Each post its the same thing, I’m gonna go out to more events, I’m gonna review more movies, I’m gonna read more books and of course I’m gonna write more. I know my promises don’t mean shit, and I’m sorry.

Luckily though, I have been busy! I’m still podcasting with the Nerdgasm Girls (also supposed to be writing there too, oops!) and I actually started doing a video podcast called Android Visionary all about Android devices. So that’s going well!

However this is another year of me failing #NaNoWrimo. It’s the last week of November and I’m not even close to 42k words. I’m not even close to half of it, but that’s fine. #NaNoWriMo if nothing else for me has been a great way for me to get my thoughts together and formulate ideas.

As far as this blog goes, I’ve been trying to find out exactly what I want to post here. I wasn’t sure whether or not to post the things I was posting on Nerdgasm here, but it seems redundant. However most of my ideas take some hashing out and though twitter is fun stuff, hashing things out 140 characters at a time causes me to jump ahead in my thoughts a LOT.

So this blog may end up becoming my thought hashy nerd diary more than anything. Let’s see how this works shall we?

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#NaNoWriMo2013 Day 2

2 Nov

Uh oh!
Actually not uh oh. Like I said yesterday, I hit a snag and literally couldn’t think of anything to write today. I was having a major case of Writer’s Block and really disliking what I wrote before. It’s all very plain, just one event then the next, with nothing really interesting in between. Again I considered just deleting the whole thing, but I realized that I needed to get at least the basics out and that I could go back and pretty it up later.
Then I got the idea to go even more bare bones. During my Writer’s Block I wrote out the outline to the first part of the story which helped me piece together some ideas I had.
Tomorrow I don’t work, so I’m hoping to get a large chunk of writing done then!
Here’s hoping!

#NaNoWriMo2013 Day 1

1 Nov
Not quite 1,667 but close. 
I’m already doubting what I’m writing, and considering it’s Day 1, I’m almost tempted to scrap this whole idea and go forward with something else.
But I won’t. I’m gonna stick to my guns. Really this time!

Alright, don’t yell at me, but…..

28 Apr

I haven’t written anything in at least a week. I’m afraid to look at what my daily word count is at now, because the anxiety in me thinks the number is going to be at like 200K words a day (I know that’s a ridiculous number, but the fear is real, so very real) and, although I type fast, I can’t do that. Especially without any plot behind it. Y’know?
BUT! On the bright side, I do have ideas. So many ideas. My active imagination means I am constantly thinking about cool (read: weird) shit and how that cool (read: weird) shit has an effect on normal (read: weird) people.

Also I have ideas for smut, but when don’t I?
My biggest issue though, is that I’m my own worst critic. Before I ever let anyone read anything, before I even finish writing things I’m already looking at and over analyzing what I’ve written. Mostly because I feel like whatever I’m trying to write needs to say something, and forget that I need to build tension, or characters or plots in order for something to be said. How do you portray the severity of something if you haven’t explained the reasoning behind it?
I can sense that I’m starting to rant here, so I’m going to nip that in the bud and just look at my word count and start writing.

Long Story Short

13 Apr

I’m having writer’s block. I’m still ahead of my count with writing, but I’m disliking the way that I write. Hopefully I’ll be able to write some more tomorrow. We’ll see. I think maybe tomorrow I’ll find something to do to stimulate my brain and convince me to write more. Whether it be exercise, reading or something like that. That usually helps.

 

Well shit.

13 Apr

I just wrote a long ass post about my writers block and it got deleted.

Dammit!

 

Another Year, More Promises

12 Apr

I know, I keep saying every year that I’m going to write more. Every year I start a NaNoWriMo, ever year I think I have this idea that I think will actually finish itself before my brain seizes up and decides it doesn’t want to write anything anymore. Every year I promise myself to focus more on my writing, if not for anyone else but me, so I can get better at a hobby that find any excuse to neglect. This year may be no different than the others, but I’m gonna put forth the effort anyway, because it feels as if not doing anything is a step down from trying and failing. So I press on.

I have plenty of ideas. My imagination runs wild during times when I’m eitehr extremely bored, or procrastinating on something else that I really should be doing but during those wild imaginative times, I’m never around a computer I can type with, or paper I can write with. I constantly have my phone and my Nexus 7, but writing anything long on those takes too much time for me. Also I’m already prone to spelling and grammar mistakes without AutoCorrect being a dick to me, but I shouldn’t let that be an excuse. I can still talk, and there are numerous ways I can record my thoughts on my phone and listen to them later to help me start writing. Between Google Keep, Evernote, Drop Box, Cubby and Drive I have no excuse.

So I’ve started writing something. At least I started writing something 3 months ago and never finished because of all of the usual reasons, but now that I’ve resolved myself to do something, I think the last few monnth’s idle dreaming about what could and should happen in the story should find it’s way to paper. Or internet. Whichever.

So here is my widgets, withmy words so far and my goal. Let’s see how I do.

#30WriteNow: Magic and Malice

3 Oct

You’re not gonna find my #30WriteNow post here today, because it’s not a finished story, but if you wanna read what I did for a writing exercise today you might wanna check out this link right here.