Really want to keep this blog updated but it’s a bit too easy to get distracted or discouraged from it, which doesn’t make any sense since it’s mostly me reading it. Did get an uptick in visitors but I couldn’t for the life of me tell you why, also you is me so that doesn’t even make sense. Anyway, just ignore my nonsensical ranting or enjoy it, that’s really the only options. If anyone magically reads this and has any ideas or questions please feel free to post them. I know you at least have criticisms so tell me something.
Of course this is all hypothetical on the basis of you as a reader existing at all. I wonder if there is a way to prove that or is this tree screaming in the woods kind of thing. If trees could scream that would just be terrifying. Imagine you are just walking in the woods minding your own selfish business when a rotten squirrel rips a pecan from a tree and the thing just yells in agony right into your ear. Or maybe they would just do it for fun to mess with hikers.
I’m getting off topic. Wait I don’t have a topic. I guess I could just spend more time talking about myself. Though really, I don’t want to hear it. I have a bit less than a year left in my twenties and other than marrying someone awesome and have a super cute kid I haven’t done anything with my life. Who the hell wants to hear about that depressing BS?
Really got to get myself onto a more positive and productive streak than I have. Past two days have been better. Was a bit sick and I got to say that totally brings down my productivity level and mental health. Another thing I need to keep doing is making sure I write on days that I work. It’s easy to get tired after a long day and just want to relax instead of pushing myself. But I don’t want to be that person. Lounging around watching TV isn’t going to get me where I want. Though the new Master of None season is out today so I got to make some time for that for sure.
Anyways, here are some more things getting my inspiration juices flowing:
Bird by Bird – Anne Lamont has presented a gem of a book for writers. She doesn’t shy away from telling it like it is while pouring out all her struggles to write. Though I didn’t grow up a writer like her, it’s easy to find some connection to her life and stories. Only a third the way through and I’d already recommend it.
Seven Days in May – Crafted by the master Rod Serling, better known for the Twilight Zone. This movie is a writer’s movie. It moves purely by dialogue, story, and perfect character acting. Kirk Douglass, Ava Gardner, and Burt Lancaster are the big names performing in this one. It feels disturbingly relevant to our current political climate though. So be warned. I highly recommend it.
Star Wars Minute – Ever wanted to listen to grown men talk about all the Star Wars movies minute by minute? Actually it’s a ton of fun and a bit eye opening. They also have a rather large arrangement of guest commentators that are mostly great. I listen to a lot of podcasts FYI.