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!