6/7/10

Scattered

My head is extremely scattered right now, so that I am having trouble focusing on what needs to get done and what I want to get done. Sometimes it feels rather futile, because no matter how much I get done there is always more that needs to be done.

My laptop is being difficult. I don't know if it's Ubuntu or the laptop, but it freezes (seemingly randomly). This weekend it froze every ten minutes, if that. I had to do a hard reboot (I think that's the word for it). I'm trying to find solutions online, but I swear they are speaking a different language. Ever since the fiasco in Anaheim, my laptop has been a little wonky. Thankfully there is very little saved on it that is vital to my writing. I think I'll back up everything I currently have, just in case.

I've been doing a lot of reading recently and a little writing. I feel like I should read higher quality books in order to improve my writing, but there are few high-quality books in the genre I'm currently devouring. And I want to read books I enjoy, it's my time afterall, but I also worry that the stories I read influence the books I write which aren't really mainstream (not that I'm writing for fame, but it'd be nice).

In order to spread my wings a bit, I'm going to start submitting to Bang*Bang, maybe, you know, if I don't chicken out. Maybe it'll encourage me to submit to real magazines, and real publishers. Once I have a completed piece.

Also, I was supposed to sew a suit jacket tonight and instead read half of Whistling in the Dark. Is anyone really surprised by this? Go ahead Soba, yell at me, I know I deserve it.

2 comments:

  1. Focus focus focus.

    Reading high quality books is overrated compared to reading enjoyable books. I'd read 100 Grisham novels before I'd read The Invisible Man by Ellison.

    You should submit to publishers. What's the worst they can do... reject the work? And aren't you already going in expecting that anyway?

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  2. Oddly enough, it's not the rejection that would bother me, necessarily. It's the idea of finishing something, combing through for edits, then sending it off and having it rejected. It sounds exhausting!!

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