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3 November 2021

 Song mood: Rumble by Link Wray. Sometimes music is blaring. And at that time, I can’t watch television, read, make videos, write, or think. So I go to a different part of the house and still can’t tune it out. Then I put on the headphones and set Pandora to the ‘Rumble’ station. Sometimes when I’m working and need to tune things out, I play 60’s guitar music and for some really odd reason I become more productive.

My ears usually hurt after using headphones for extended periods of time.

Anyway. I have so many things that I’m trying to learn and try to do.

I’ve downloaded Videoleap and iMovie. So I’m learning how to edit stuff on software on my phone. I will need to work out what type of stories that I want film. Then I want to do stuff with small special effects.

For my writing, I’m doing a multiple attack approach. One, I’m reading The 8 Minute Writing Habit by Monica Leonelle. Doing the stuff that she recommends so that I can get at least eight minutes of writing done a day. Two, I just finished The Fool Proof Outline by Christopher Downing and downloaded the outlining template to my Scrivener. I will work on an outline that isn’t super complex, but more than what I was doing before. Three, I am reading books on dictation. What I am trying to do is make it impossible not to write.

Even this blog will need to change. I will probably find something by Joanna Penn to figure out what direction the blog will go. When the time comes, that is. Or, if I remember that the blog will need to change. I’ll probably forget that I thought of this.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld is actually pretty good. It reminds me of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and 1984 by George Orwell. It has that dystopian vibe to it. Next up for listening will be The Prestige by Christopher Priest. Which, is about two stage magicians who try to one up each other, until one of them takes the trick too far.

So far, I haven’t figured out what my next project will be. I will always be torn between mystery and fantasy. At that, I will just need to do some free-writing until something emerges. I have to commit myself to do what it takes to get a writing project done before the end of the year.

Change is coming my way. What I need to do is keep on plugging away until it does.


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