Well, it’s been a majorly long time since I last posted – not had anything to say/rant about! For the most part it’s been a case of wanting to say something but not having the words to formulate something that would even resemble a blog post at any stretch of the imagination.
I’ve been struggling with my writing – been working on two comic book ideas (one of which I have already scripted partially – 2 pages done!) and a journal of my daughter’s life to date to then maintain that daily as well as doing a whole new one when the new arrival pops out within the next few weeks.
A lot of my time, outside of work, has been dedicated to listening to podcasts while I go about my daily routines (school run, cleaning etc). I’m trying to catch up on my podcast subscriptions and have managed to race through the back catalogue of SModcast, Tell ’em Steve-Dave and Jay & Silent Bob Get Old but still have a ways to go to fully catch up. I’ve also been trying to plough my way through The New 52 series of comics as well as getting up to date on The Walking Dead (mission accomplished on that one) and also reading all of The Dark Tower series to date as well.
They say writers should partake in other forms of media to keep the inspiration/flow of writing going. I watch movies/TV regularly, reading is sporadic and my main literature diet at the moment is comics but my writing is very laboured and I find myself resenting that and then end up in the vicious cycle I am in where I hate the fact I have hit brick walls with my writing but can’t find the energy/concentration/desire to work through it.
I guess it’s like any best laid plan – deviate slightly from the itinerary and you’re pretty much fucked. Hopefully I will reclaim my “get up ‘n’ go” once I find out where it decided to fuck off to but the coming months may be worse due to tiredness and less time to do any writing when having to look after two kids – we shall see…