what you doing?
oh right, hence being here.
me? i am procrastinating. i am on a writing retreat, working on my novel.
well the best part is i am by the ocean, so i just write and swim and do yoga and eat.
yeah, but i’ve hit the day where i just want to sleep all day instead and every time i open my computer i last ten minutes before coming up with some distraction.
i love writing. but novels are hard – this is my first whole thing and it is kind of working, but also kind of like aaaaggggghhhh what IS this? what was i THINKING? so many words but where do they all GO?
thank god for scrivener.
yeah i guess its part of my process when i write fiction. nonfiction is like…here are thoughts from my brain, you like? but fiction is like, 20 people are trying to tell a story from a near future parallel magical realm reached only through my brain, and they all think they are the star.
it’s been a little self helpy/serious over here the last few posts so i wanted to bring some levity. i even wrote a post while i was high that was a list of blog ideas that came to me when i was high.
eh. it was funny while i was high but then i read it again and it was only aight.
it doesn’t help that the novel is all about grief – its hard to stay in the depth of it, to see the magic in it.
fucking social media and news. every time i look away someone dies or we lose something we can’t afford to lose.
good question…well, usually i am in a place with less wifi access.
you mean self-regulate it?
but the world is changing so rapidly – i need to keep up.
i approach it like everything i write is my resistance.
right. you’re right. it will keep changing. after this retreat i will be facilitating lots of people who will get us through all of this. they give me hope.
i should just get back to it and write.
ok. thank you – this was helpful. i mean sorry if it didn’t help you but…writers have to be selfish sometimes.
ok. love you.