Reading Time: 3 minutes Stoicism Continue reading Day 26[Reflection] Finding Peace in Stoicism
Reading Time: 2 minutes This was taken with a Canon Rebel also from the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. It’s called “Audience Wanted” for obvious reasons. I think we seek symmetry … Continue reading Day 25 [Photography] Audience Wanted
Reading Time: 5 minutes Giving myself a week to plan chapter and writing it in a day has been a runaway success in terms of progress but not quality. The priority is still to get the first draft written, so productivity is still the goal. With … Continue reading Day 24 [Reflection]: Immersive Plot Events
Reading Time: 1 minute 6 Hours of Overtime Lunch With Parents Two hours of Writing I am going to go have a much needed drink. I honestly feel really good. … Continue reading Day 23 [Novel Progress] Chapter Three Completed
Reading Time: 1 minute The More you Know. Happy Friday! 🙂 Continue reading Day 22 [Humor]: Fun Fact
Reading Time: 1 minute This was taken with a Canon Rebel in the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. I was there about a month ago to basically feel out how I felt about living in Sacramento. Something about visiting this museum really sealed the … Continue reading Day 22 [Photography]: “The Totem”
Reading Time: 2 minutes Shot way too late at night with a Canon Rebel. The model is a my friend Elle from the band Angel Sap. I really want to … Continue reading Day 21 [Photography]: “A Moment Of Calm”
Reading Time: 3 minutes Between one and ten, with ten being unbearably painful, how much does it hurt to be a writer? Today, it was about a six. Enough to grit my teeth and maybe entertain giving up but no where close to being … Continue reading Day 20 [Reflection]: Sinking Below Good Enough
Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m tired of ‘funny’ comments in writing communities about struggling with writing enough. Sure I believe in writer’s block to a point, but something about this progress driven mentality is not sitting well with me. Yes I believe sitting down … Continue reading Day 19 [Novel Progress]: Value Matters More Than Word Count Right?
Reading Time: 3 minutes This is the second week I’ve successfully finished writing a chapter. It’s not my best writing but it is functional. I’ve noticed that when I write with plot in mind I tend to write quickly, but with characters I am slow. Instead of fighting it I have decided to embrace it. Right now it’s about getting it done. The second draft will be more focused on the story of the characters. Still, there are always occasions where a plot point is unequivocally tied to a character. This is where I find myself with my main characters and siblings Jonah and … Continue reading Day 18 [Novel Progress]: Reflecting on The Second Chapter
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s easy to envy the machine when you you’re falling behind It’s easy to envy the machine when everything turns to a grind It’s easy to envy the machine when the heart is tearing at the seams It’s easy to … Continue reading [Day 16-17][Poem] Envy The Machine
Reading Time: 1 minute Today I felt something I don’t know the word for. I had felt it before and lingered on it for the same reason each time. This was however the final time. I am simply tired of this feeling, just … Continue reading Day 16[Reflection] Finished A Short Story
Reading Time: 2 minutes Life would be simpler if bad choices felt bad and the good ones, good. We wouldn’t need things like discipline and restraint. I think a part of me, and a part of a lot of people, wonders if it’s possible … Continue reading Day 15 [Reflection] You should love words, but do so carefully.
Reading Time: 2 minutes I didn’t sleep well last night, and as expected my mind’s been all over the place. Distracted, a drift and childish. The spiritual hangover for a manic weekend full of friends, fun, and creative inspiration. It was worth it I … Continue reading Day 14 [Reflection] Just Plain Tired
Reading Time: 3 minutes The title of the book should be determined with the cover art in mind.
Reading Time: 4 minutes I stood in the parking lot of the Chicken Pot Pie shop dressed in day old sweat, and a tank top drenched in Febreeze and cigarette smoke. My hair was styled by my friend’s couch and his cat’s late night … Continue reading [Day 12][Photography | Story]: Sweat, Wristbands, and Breakfast with A Girl
Reading Time: 1 minute Today was a marathon and a triage scenario combined. It took most of the day to finish the first chapter. Not the worst writing I’ve done but also not the most eloquent. It’s lean and functional. It was also magical. … Continue reading Day 11 : First Chapter completed
Reading Time: 1 minute Tonight I’m doing this instead of everything else 😁 These are the promises I kept to myself: Do Jonah’s Morning Exercises (100 push ups, 100 crunches, … Continue reading Day 10(Reflection) We Do What We Want We Don’t Do What We Should
Reading Time: 4 minutes This morning was a dream come true. I actually woke up before my alarm went off at 5 AM. Granted I didn’t spring in to action but lying in my warm and comfortable bed and reading was pretty awesome. Especially … Continue reading [Day 9][Weird Fitness]: Training Like My Protagonist
Reading Time: 3 minutes Tonight was nuts so I didn’t get to finish my fitness post. So Today’s check in will be a simple acknowledgement that sometimes life happens and shit just doesn’t get done 🙂 Let’s begin. These are the promises I kept … Continue reading [Day 8][Reflection]: So Dumb That It Makes Me Smile