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Update 26, Almost Returning to deviantArt
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[Update 25] Forgetting and Fiction
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[Update 24] Coaching and Cleaning
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[Update 23] Fiction and Fungibility
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[Update 22] Criticisms and Callouses
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Update 26, Almost Returning to deviantArt
I'm starting to write fiction again now that I've moved and can re-dedicate time to writing. I still have quite a few chores and fun projects taking up my time, but I wrote [The Story] Safe and Warm in one go, laying in bed, unable to sleep. It's missing many nuances of the vision I had that struck me to write it, but it felt good to get it out there. I have a backlog of fiction from my website to transfer here. I'm also in the process of downsizing more things so that I can focus on writing, reading, and all things in that direction. That means closing out other fun projects I took on for various reasons. So I'm almost back. My next update
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[Update 25] Forgetting and Fiction
Oops. This moving process has been very involving. I'm sorting through every piece of property I own and figuring out if I want to keep or get rid of said item, and if I want to keep it, I'm not asking the question of "for how long" but if it's under a year, then it's in the donate/sell pile. I've come across some items that are really challenging to consider: I've bought it, I don't care about it, but it's hard to get rid of it. Those sorts of things have been my primary woe but also dredging through those intense emotions in this environment is helpful because I'm learning to be more decisive and perhaps less emotional? Or, less willing to
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[Update 24] Coaching and Cleaning
I won't be publishing fiction for a little while. My next update will be on the 23rd. To briefly summarize the last two weeks: I talked with a life coach. Put that thought on hold for a moment while I give an example from Jodorowsky's Dune. Jodorowsky was putting together the most ambitious movie in the world and had just hired Mœbius, a world-class artist, and they were looking to build up their team. The two traveled to Hollywood to meet with the top special effects producer in the world. Douglas Trumbull had just completed work on the biggest movie that might still have ever been made, 2001: A Space Odyssey, so he was A Pretty Big
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[Update 23] Fiction and Fungibility
I won't be publishing fiction for a little while. My primary focus for the next few months will be moving, along with several other slightly less urgent tasks, so I need to reprioritize the time I might otherwise spend brainstorming character ideas in fictional situations to boxing up stuff and clearing out space. We only have 24 hours in a day, so I need to borrow some of that fungible time to spend on moving tasks. I'll return on December 9th for another status update. Until then, check out betterzombie.com 1. Fielding critiques -- More editors are checking my volunteer writings. 2. Writer's groups -- Asked the Seattle Indies Discord c
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[Update 22] Criticisms and Callouses
Just a quick update. I'm working on my ability to receive criticism and part of it involves the callouses of when and where you hear the criticism, good or bad. Within some sort of collaborative editing document like Google Doc, I can receive any criticism, because I have taken sufficient measures to distance myself from the work. It is me and the critic viewing the work separate from the "me" as a person. Sure, it was born from my imagination, memory, or journalistic efforts, but within an external framework, any feedback is not a criticism of "me" as much as it is "the work." This distance is helpful. Without it, we get too defensive at
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