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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Back to Writing

First things first, PAX Prime is upon us again!  I sad to not be there this year.  Friends posted their first pictures to Facebook yesterday after arriving in Seattle.  This year, I will content myself with watching what streams I can over at twitch.tv.  If any of you are there, drop me a note and let me know what impressed you.

As I discussed previously, I moved my sleep schedule around in order to get time back in the morning to work on my reading and writing.  I get to bed by 10pm and set my alarm for 6am.  I found success in this, for the most part. 

Over the past two and a half weeks, I slept in a couple times (until 7am!) and woke up slowly a handful of other times (finally rolling out of bed around 6:30am). 

The first several days were amazing.  I jumped right up out of bed, excited for the day.  I produced great results in those days.  I wrote blogs, caught up on reading, and felt energized for the day.

I struggled more the last week, as this new way of life became routine.  I hit snooze on my alarm most days.  I feel tired and unrested when I wake up.  I struggle to find focus for that first hour, and so I do not get as much done.  But, I forced myself to get something accomplished each day.  While the amount of productivity is below what I want it to be, it is not zero.  I take the victories where I can, and build off them.

I continue to write Asa's story.  I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I fear writing Trezl's.  I am afraid it will never live up to what I want it to be.  Writer's block rears its ugly head when I try and write Trezl. 

I have 18 years of emotion built into this persona.  Trezl has been my handle online since I started on the internet.  I feel like I cannot do the character justice.

Asa's story makes more sense right now.  It is a bit simpler in nature, and I understand his motivations.  I do not know where the story will lead him yet, but I push on toward the goal.  Perhaps he and Trezl will even meet one day in Ryndaria.

As my post title suggests, I am back to writing.  I will write whatever I can:  fiction, blog posts, sermons.  I can see the end of Asa's first chapter in reach (the first draft anyway). 

Thanks for reading!