I wanted to talk briefly today about something I think we could all use.
A day / week / month without internet.
Random thought of today – Any writing is good writing, right? (write?)
I’m joining a D&D campaign later this month, and after being provided a hefty dose of world building (Thanks DM!) I ended up writing about 4-5 paragraphs about my character. Pretty fun, and I realized how much I actually missed writing. I don’t suppose anyone would like to read my tentative background here, but if you are, leave a comment below and I’ll be glad to post it.
Today’s Message: Socks are incredibly warm and necessary.
Happy Almost Thanksgiving!
I was in a bit of an introspective mood this weekend, so in between writing about Aurelia and Aura and Julius and Constantine, I managed to write another poem. I really should be recording how many words in each of these poems, considering that these words would count towards NaNoWriMo, perhaps next year as I’ve already officially hit my goal, even though I need about 16,000 more words.
Anyways, this poem is about all the stuff that we build up inside ourselves, telling us that we’re not good enough or not worthy enough. Whether its job related, school related, significant other related or family related, we all have walls around parts of ourselves. In the class I’m taking, they call specific types of this covering – covering parts of yourself you don’t want others to see or know because you fear (Or know) it will disadvantage you in some way. So without further ado, here’s the poem Walls.
Salve Facebook Romans! (Err, I mean real Romans!) As I’m recovering from the release of Steel Praetorian, I’ve been thinking about some things in my writing world I’d like to change.
Today we have a great article written by yours truly about Facebook and Advertising. Facebook (and to a lesser extent, Twitter and other social media sites) seems to occupy more and more off our lives, and everyone seems to be on it all the time. But does this popularity translate into more sales?
So I’ve been really thinking these last few weeks about looking for a new job, either within my local school system or elsewhere nearby. Part of me simply wants something new, something that I can see with fresh eyes. I would really like something different because I would hopefully be able to write more. In the past few months I have felt very unproductive as I have not typed as much as I wish I could have. School pressures and requirements have been very heavy and constant, so perhaps something different will let me be more creative at home.
What do you all think? Do any of you have experience moving from Teaching into another field? And while I might wish it, I am not in a place to simply rely upon my writing income to support myself. Maybe in a couple of years 🙂