One foot in front of the other! I realized I hadn’t put out a blog in a hot second, so I figured I should update Any Interested Parties on how the writing is going.
Right now, it’s business as usual. I’m putting my head down, working on projects for clients that (while fun and engaging) are more on the ‘parts & labor’ end of things, rather than the creative. Editing, proofreading, and some whole-cloth writing, but all on projects that aren’t particularly demanding.
It’s easy to forget to take a second and remember what you’re doing. For example, it’s been about a year since I’ve sat down to write my own fiction– that’s where most of my education is, and where a lot of my passion lies. But when most of your energy is being put into building out logistics and trying to get a freelancing career off the ground, it’s easy to forget to do the thing you’re passionate about.
So, that’s where a lot of my creative energy is going! I’ve been working on a couple of table-top RPG projects (more of the ‘Reasons Not To Leave Your House Tonight’ series, which should be out in a week or so, and a couple longer-form settings, systems, and projects) but a lot of my extra-curricular energy has been ramping back up to just writing stories. I’m working on a short story right now, and it’s a lot of fun! I hope to get it to the point where I can start shopping it around sooner rather than later!
There’s this exercise I’ve been doing, that allegedly came from Benjamin Franklin, where you analyze a passage, sentence by sentence, take notes on it, then try to rewrite the passage using only the notes you took on it. So far, it’s been doing work. I strongly recommend looking up the “Franklin Writing Excercise” if that seems like the type of thing you’re interested in.
All in all, just keeping on keeping on!