Okay, so the part about Ghee might just be on there because I need to add it to my shopping list. But the rest is my writing philosophy.
One is a duration of time. It could be one hour, it could be one chunk of time. What it really means is that I am going to spend the same amount of time a day writing for me, for someone else, and here on the blog (that’s “We” … get it? Picture me doing that wild pointing gesture between me and then you and then me and then you signifying you and me are we with a dopey-ass grin on my face.)
While I’d really like to spend most of my time just writing for me and making lovely stories…there needs to be some kind of balance. Whether that balance is growing the blog or finding writing jobs on the side, if I’m not going to be normal and have a normal paying gig … well I need to do something. You can’t just flounce all around writing whatever you want whenever you want and not having any pressures or deadlines. I don’t think you can, anyway.
Also, it’s not like my deadlines are horrible. They aren’t. Also, I am able to choose them. I just go to Duotrope and sort everything by due date and pick the next thing that I can write that has a due date. I say “I can write” because the first time I did that the subject of the first anthology listed was “Cthulurotica” … I’m sorry, that’s a very interesting topic and all, but it’s not one you’re going to find me writing about. Not because I’m being picky, just…it would probably just end up sounding like crappy tentacle porn anyway because, well, Cthulhu – duh. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, Google Cthulu – it’s a thing from a book, not some weird set up like blue waffle. If you don’t know the blue waffle joke, don’t look it up, just let that one die.) But then I saw another one that looked promising until I saw it had to be written in Australian English. Um, that’s a thing? I respect it if it is a thing and all, but is it just the old color vs. colour issue or … yeah, too much subtle difference. i don’t have a chance unless I have an Australian editor and even if I did this anthology pays $5 for a story and an editor would charge more than that. So I skip it.
Just like that, the writing for Thee becomes a lot more difficult than writing for We. I like the we, I like knowing you understand me – well, parts of me anyway – and that’s so much better than the alternative which is trying to figure out how an ancient demon would start a hook-up. Awwwwwwwwwww yeah….
Then there’s the writing for Me. This is both the easiest and the most difficult part, because I have two stories I want to tell very badly. Two stories I’d like to tell very much, and one story that needs to get out of my head.
I got a fabulous reading and I’m supposed to get a silver and gold amulet in order to protect me from the spirits that I am going to communicate with in my journey. Yes, I talked to a hoodoo rootworker about it. Yes, that’s a thing.
Also, if you’re trying to figure out what to get me for Christmas, a Lenormand card deck would be perfect, thank you. I first learned of the Lenormand deck listening to an interview with Madame Nadia and I think she’s pretty nifty. I don’t know her personally and she probably doesn’t remember me, but that doesn’t make her advice any less on point. Read up on her, she knows what she’s talking about.
So I’m going to set time aside to write for myself, write specifically for a paying market, and write for you to let you know what I’m doing and even let you know where I’m submitting so we can all follow along on this journey together.
So we’ll be looking at finances, fitness, and writing here.
How does that work for you? A nice trifecta of topics!