It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to write anything that wasn’t work related in some way. This happens, work takes over and I set aside all the enjoyable things I do so I can make ends meet. I forgo the few hours of daily writing for a few long hours of work and then the days pass into weeks, then on to months. Suddenly, my stories are just whispers of legend, long forgotten in my mind, but bits and pieces surface as a reminder that those words long to be on paper and the legends cry to be reborn.
Today, I set aside time, juggled my schedule and sat before the keyboard. Words flow into sentences, sentences form paragraphs, and paragraphs fill a page, then two and three. I miss this time where I live in the life of characters spawned for imagination, my imagination.
For the first time in a long while, I am not handing myself the above card. It feels good.
Photo by Unknown, Stolen from Internet.
Seven Deathly Soles
It seems my life is full of projects, one following another, sometimes overlapping in waves of tasks and to-do lists that sometimes seem overwhelming. Its never-ending, writing projects, work projects, personal projects, on and on. I’m not complaining though. There is a messed-up part of me, deep down inside that enjoys all the hectic tension and stress of living under a deadline of some sort.
My favorite projects are always the writing projects. While writing I get to live in the minds and worlds of some character I’ve created. If I’m lucky, that character is massively flawed, torn, and lost. If I’m very lucky, that character gets to find their way back from the Hell I’ve put them in. At times, it works out for them or not, but it’s always pure enjoyment for me.
Lately, I’ve had some special projects, ones that I am honored to be a part of. I’ve had the chance to be set aside some very awesome and talented authors. Both Seven Deadly Sins and now, Seven Deathly Soles have some incredible stories by some remarkable writers.
On to the next project, Machina will be a blast to write.
Make sure you follow these other wonderful Seven Deathly Soles authors as well, Lori Gordon, Christi Craig, Mark Souza, E. Victoria Flynn, Dawn Kirby, and Michelle Anderson-Picarella. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.
So here it is, another late evening. I’m finally getting to my blog. It’s been awhile. I’ve been so busy with the new job, the very long drive to and from work, and the most important bit of being a dad.
I miss writing. My novel is sitting on the proverbial shelf collecting dust bunnies the size of rhinos. I know that I’ll be getting back to it once I move closer to work and am not spending my time driving all day but for now my creativity is lost to scribbles and notes written in hurried fashion. I keep my notes cataloged for transcription later but I want to get to it.
I guess life is funny that way…you want to go this way and it pulls you that way. For now, I will have to be satisfied with my few paragraphs every other night. Where’s the time go?
Photograph by Wolf Scott, Liberty Truck, Liberty, Maine