Writing & Life

Go to bed mad

The cliche activity at a wedding: "Give Advice to the Newly Weds!" The cliche advice: "Never go to bed mad". That doesn't work for us. I can be humble enough to admit I become a mean angry person and that doesn't help anything.

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Constant Marketing

Lesson learned: I listen to too many podcasts on too many different topics inspiring me to do too many different things. Not that I'll change.

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Explore your home

I had thought I was being more perceptive in my every day life. Until I came back from vacation and reemerged from behind my camera lens.

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The DMV

The stigma facing the DMV has turned it into a dreaded hell-hole. Or at least in my mind. But by the time I left, I wasn't counting the hours spent there. Instead, it was how many excited new drivers I had seen.

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ENFJ with overactive bladder

There's a stigma that you don't talk about certain things at work or during the interview. You want to fit in as best as possible. But what if there was a culture of actually talking about our personal selves. This is my start.

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But... What's Your Specialty?

As projects wrap up, shifting me back to the job market, I find I'm still perplexed by: "What's your specialty?" Shouldn't I be more valuable as someone with several skills, not just 5+ years in one tiny niche?

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Art & Theory: Fantasy & Science

I have two loves: Science and Art. I took one as my career and keep the other as my many hobbies. As soon as I only think of art as a job though, it loses its appeal. Its therapeutic effects.

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Change in Reading = Change in Writing?

I haven't sat down to read a physical book in years. So is it surprising I can't sit down and write one? My mind occasionally stays on the current project, but often winds up somewhere else. Perhaps it's time for Flash Fiction?

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Fear induced writing

The downside of being sick is that I have less time and energy to write. The upside is that I'm worried I'll never get better and anytime I can sacrifice to writing, I do so. Perhaps a bit dramatic, but I like to play it safe.

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Migraine Cluster(fuck)

How do you manage life when practically all of your spoons have been taken away? You do the best you can and commend yourself on accomplishing anything.

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Embrace the process & problems

Day by day, I enjoy the pain of figuring out art. I enjoy the problems that come with it. I don't enjoy worrying about becoming famous or rich. So I focus on the process of happily learning.

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Misanthrope : too intelligent for empathy?

How moving to boarding school started my transition from a people-hating, tough-shit, republican to an accept-all, 'put yourself in their shoes' silly liberal.

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For the love of Spreadsheets

How I used Google docs and spreadsheets to lose 20 pounds (give or take a few) and get into the habit of writing.

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DIY aka "Learning Opportunity"

My over-confident and frugal desire to just "figure it out" mixed with most projects only happening once means everything is full of "chances to learn". Or disasters...

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"I found the perfect job!"

Do you go to school then straight to your job for the next 20+ years? For most people, that's the goal. You spend the money, you find a job, you work till your 70. I need change. I need challenge. I need creativity. 

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NaNo or Bust?

When NaNoWriMo is almost half over and you're 10% done, is it hopeless? Or was it a completely foolish endevor from the start?

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To Pseudonym or Not?

To keep anyone that knows me totally out of my writing life or not? Is there anything to be ashamed about? Will I ever answer these questions? Stay tuned...

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Healthfully DGAF

Being partially blind didn't fit my idea of an independent adult, let alone my ideal perfect future as the do-it-all woman. How did I cope? Essentially not giving a fuck and letting facts be facts.

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Daily what?

What would a daily blog even consist of? All I got is cats, work, and sex. Mutually exclusive, of course.

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Chameleon

Chameleon as in I can fall asleep on the floor...and do many jobs.

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Known for what?

Do people ever get known for doing a billion little things? Jack of all Internet moderate fame?

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Too big for your britches

This last online project has gotten larger and longer than I had anticipated. Writing something week by week has its struggles but on the other hand, I would have never gotten to 78k doing it as a whole project.

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To Focus or Not?

My problem isn't writer's block per se. It's writer's focus. So what do I do? Write the correct topic in crap form or meader brilliantly over several plots, doomed to never quite finish anything.

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Are we ever satisfied?

So how do we ever feel done with a piece when we know our different selves in a few years might not like it?

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Living with a "chronic illness"?

I've been googling my recent MRI results out of interest in the human brain. I wasn't afraid or even concerned, just intrigued. But after seeing support groups, little ribbons, or "living with a chronic illness" it changes things.

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Writing Absence

Writing is a habit and an addiction. Yet it's hard to get started. You almost have to force yourself to do it each day till it becomes some sort of daily ritual. But then when you're forced to stop, it feels wrong.

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Sitting in Cars

For someone who hates to drive this seems like a pretty big burden. However, as someone who can also easily lose herself in her own head, it hasn't been as bad as I would have thought. Never in my life have I been so well 'read'.

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My Way of Fighting Back

If they say you don't grow unless your uncomfortable, I should be 100 ft tall by now. Every step of writing is uncomfortable.

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Multi-Mediocre

All my life I've had a clear answer to 'What I want to be when I grow up?' However, it seems to change every 2-3 years.

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Of Varying Types

Another reason I can't finish my short story is that I can't focus on one topic for very long. I seem to really obsess about an idea for a little while, then move on when I figure out a piece.

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Finishing a First

I've thought of so many variations of how they wind up together, including the one I started. However, I'm having a hard time finishing it. It's like I have to make this first one absolutely perfect as if it would be the only one.

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Imagination for the Ordinary

I suffer from anxiety for a number of reasons. One being that I am great at thinking of the worst thing that could possibly happen. The second is the ability to think about that and only that obsessively.

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Writing Comfort Zones

I started writing years ago. But the level of comfort I have with the reading side of this has been growing. Partly by force. It's sort of a 'hold my breath and push enter' when it comes to posting things online.

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Why Not

My scatterbrained need for variety also has me expanding into non-fiction. A space I never thought I would venture into. This blog may never turn into anything but practice. But practice is alright. I need practice after all.

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