Friday, May 27, 2016

On Writing and The Endless Cycle

Yep. All this must be turned into text. The digital kind
So I'm going to whine a little about my first world problems. I know some of you want to know when the next book is coming out (even if it's a collection of short stories which it most likely will end up being), to say nothing of the series I must finish. 

Nevertheless, I present to you this photo of all the notes I've penned—in terms of essays and short stories and gestations of future novels—over the last few months. Yes, this is also a statement to my clutter. But I have a large pile of these, and barring some amazing app which can take my handwriting and turn it into text in a file, I am going to spend a lot of time transferring these.

This is a partial reason of why a novel is so far down the road: that I have to get some of these essays and shorts transferred and out there. Nothing irks me worse than seeing an essay out there that I have already written. Because then I'm reacting to content out there rather than creating it. [1]

That being said, I do like writing with a pen as a way turn to text my thoughts (then  transferred into a computer). Handwriting slows down the process and provides a good filter. I am throwing away a few of these, as a second glance forces me to see them as weak or useless in some way. 

But I wanted to share this with you. Just so you know that I'm working hard at a solution here. 

[1] Yes, yes, nothing is original under the sun, but you get the idea. 

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