Friday, December 5, 2014

I Should be Writing

I sat down to write a blog post the other day, and my blog was blocked!! Apparently it developed some sort of virus that would brutally murder your computer if you opened it. I threw a big fit, deleted some stuff, nothing worked, so I gave up. But now things seem to have worked themselves out and everything is running smoothly (knock on wood.) Basically, I'm saying don't blame me for the lack of recent blog posts because, for once, I actually have a valid excuse (ok, my blog may have sorted itself out about two weeks ago....)

I woke up this morning feeling really inspired to write. And I believe in writing as soon as I feel inspired, because that doesn't happen often enough. I got up, turned on my computer, and saw that I'd left Facebook open. Then I spent an hour on Facebook. It's not even that Facebook distracts me, but as soon as I get on it all of my creativity seems to seep away. Facebook is the enemy. I should probably delete my account (again,) but then I would have absolutely no social life. So probably better not. Besides, then I wouldn't be able to run Creative Writers, and that page fills my soul with joy. Right now we're obsessed with "You Should be Writing" pictures. I've posted about forty of them, and people keep requesting new ones.

Haha, too bad they don't seem to be inspiring me. This one is a more accurate representation of my life:

I did make some progress on The Witch's Key! ...two days ago. I wrote about 1,600 words. Changed The Council to The Coven (which makes infinitely more sense in a village of witches; I'm really not sure why it wasn't The Coven from the beginning.) Oh, and I introduced Orilla, which made me happy since she's my favorite. I still haven't found a picture for her yet, since I apparently have no idea what she looks like. Also, I'm trying to give her a Louisiana accent, and I've watched about a billion (that's a low estimate) videos of people talking in Louisiana accents, but it's still super hard. Writing real cultures is the hardest! This is why I prefer to write books that take place on fantasy worlds, but my characters don't actually care what I want. Jerks. 

Anyway, while I was browsing Facebook today, I came across an interesting article. This vlogger published a book and broke J. K. Rowling's first-week sales -- of all the Harry Potter books. I actually find it super hard to believe. But I'm really excited for her! I started watching her vlogs, and she seems really sweet. I've also added her book to my Amazon wish list (hint, hint.)

Reading about Zoella's success has inspired me to work on my own vlog. I mean, not that I expect to hit such great heights (though I suppose there's no harm in dreaming,) but I do have a loyal, if little, fan base -- some of whom have held on even though it's been a year since my last video. I have one viewer in particular who has e-mailed me several times, demanding videos -- and I really appreciate it. At this moment, old footage is being processed (which takes forever, hence my writing this ridiculously long blog post) and videos are being prepared! Hopefully you'll see something in the not-too-distant future. 

Also, if I keep up on my vlog, maybe it will inspire me to do more writing. It did last time. I feel too hypocritical telling the world (or even a tiny portion of it) to write if I'm not writing myself. I have gotten really excited about The Witch's Key again. I get to (re)write the scene where we meet Thanasius today! And we all know how much I adore Thanasius (Lisa Mangum teased me for having a crush on him when I pitched my novel to her.) 

My videos have finished processing, so it's time for me to go! I promise to really try to hit both the book and the vlog hard this week (because abusing them always helps.) Hopefully I'll have some progress to report next time I post! And hopefully my blog won't get another virus....

Love and sparkles~! 


1 comment:

Ginny-Gin-Gin said...

Yay! I miss your vlog, so I think it would be awesome! And I have a Facebook problem too. And even worse, chatting with my friends on gchat. So I should probably research self control and start working on that :D So, you're not alone :D