Friday, September 26, 2008

Feng Shui(ing) My Writing Space

So is there anything to this feng shui stuff? At least regarding a special area set aside for performing work. Sometimes I find it difficult to write, and I wonder if this has anything to do with how I write. Currently I use a laptop that sits on a box I never unpacked from my untimely move to Chicago. And I sit in a whole that used to be my futon. (I kicked said whole after the Ravens' loss to the Pats last season.)

To say I'm comfortable would be an utter lie.

I'm miserable, in fact. And often I'll step away from the computer, or rather push the box away from me, and sit somewhere else and watch TV. I need a dedicated writing desk and accompanying chair. Preferably not facing the television. I really need to create a comfortable writing space that I can sit inside and concentrate and treat writing like a job. And I'd even get some homework done once in a while...

I never imagined I'd become so high maintenance. But here I am, possibly coming up with another excuse. But for what, I wonder? Regardless, I'll hold off writing tonight until I get back from Ikea!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Inspiration

So I'm in a lull between classes because my Anthropology teacher doesn't want to teach today...again. And all I can do is think about writing. I want to rush home, turn on the laptop, and pull up one of my stories--hell, I don't even know which one--and write. Create. Add to the universe which is constantly unfolding nearly every single day I open the clamshell.

I was watching the news earlier and the milk crisis in China was being discussed, and it gave me ideas to add to my story. I'm finding inspiration in every nook and cranny. And I don't even need synthetic "optimism" to barrel through it, either. This is great!

Now, if you don't mind, I'm gonna sleep through this next class (computer info...blah blah if you ask me!) to keep the creative juices churning in my soggy, gray brain!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Nathan Bransford

I've been reading a blog by literary agent Nathan Bransford for a couple of weeks now. He may be my best hope of finding an agent, as he seems ready to take on anything (If well written, of course).

And while I've been busy writing future volumes for the series, I've also been letting The Unique Destruction of an Ordinary Soul marinate. This Sunday I'm going to shun the television (thank god the Ravens are on Monday night) and refresh the story as best I can. I'm sure there are plenty of patches I can sew on, and there are some remissions I've been meaning to execute.

Regardless, I began a new query letter that I will send in a week or so.