Here is my current state: I’m an old dog. I try not to think about it too much until I have to learn a new trick. In this case, WordPress. I’ve finally got this site somewhat functional but it is still a long way away from where I want it. The thing is, I work on it for a few minutes and get frustrated and then quit to move on to something else I do know how to do, like blog. Or shell walnuts. I’m slowly getting it, though, by watching videos about it on Youtube and figuring it out bits at a time. Of course, once I get that working, then I need to learn how to do typesetting for my three books of material from Big World that hasn’t been but into book form yet. I’m not looking forward to that, but I figure it would be a good skill for me to learn.
As far as writing goes, I am working on brainstorming a new story called Jaysan and the Jazz Monkeys. It’s actually not a new idea but one I came up with a few years ago. My goal last week was to create a Save the Cat outline for five stories. I came up with only four, but my favorite of the bunch was Jaysan. It will be a middle-grade fantasy comedy, I hope. Now, I just need to decide if I’m actually going to sit down and write it or not. I have a lot to do right now without having a new novel on top of it. My problem is that when I work on a new novel, I tend to put everything else aside and focus on only that. I can’t do that right now. One of these days I need to learn this thing called balance. But, you know, that’s another one of those new trick things.
I’ve also set a goal to put something up on my blog at least once a week, most likely on Fridays. This will be to let people know that I’m still alive and. . .well, that I’m also not dead. My problem is that I’m a perfectionist and want to spend several days making sure each post is the best I can make it. Well, this one I’m just rattling off and not going back to check for errors. This is really hard for me but I’ll try to see if I can actually do it. Pray for me. And I have no idea what to post. It will probably be just ramblings but we’ll see. I might put up some stuff on how I go about creating a story from scratch, in this case, Jaysan and the Jazz Monkeys.
Anyone have any thoughts? Suggestions? Comments?