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17 December 2019 Trying to Focus on What's Good


So this is like the fourth time I tried writing this one blog.  So I will tell myself not write about Facebook, how the republicans have hatred in their hearts.  Because this blog really should not be about personal issues.  However, the above mentioned can paralize me from writing.  So I will get past being hated by all people republican and just write a few things.
I went through the rough draft of my novel and saved around 8500 words.  Once I finish I will probably work on my Marquis de Avery (aka Milo de Ford) story next.  I want to write a sequel to the novella that I wrote that I just cut two thirds of the scenes but something that follows the cut scenes because that is a cooler story still.  So I may write a novella that connects them, which is about the wood-witch.  Or I may just rename the characters or I may explain that it is an alternate world.
I need to do things so that I am not looking at social media as much, so that I can get to the business of writing.  Because I will need to make money writing.  They only way to do that is to produce stuff.  I need to watch more Father Brown shows.  I need to exercise and I need to work on my French.  I need to do stuff so that I don’t think of how the person I want to be with doesn’t want to be around me.  And then focus on the person who is on my side.  And then on how I can give back what has been given to me.

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