Oct 7, 2012
"It's Monday, the week is just starting, I'll write Tuesday."
"It's almost the weekend, the week has been long so I will use Sunday as a day to write."
"Gawd, it's Sunday, who wants to do anything on a Sunday. Plus I have to work tomorrow."
These are just some of the things that run through my head when I know I should be writing. I know the novel, the memoir, even this blog won't write itself. I need my ass in the seat, my fingers on the keys. I should be finishing the story. You can't change your status from writer to author until you've finished something. I mean, here I am finally sitting down to work on something and I think well, if I blog, that's technically writing, so maybe that's enough.
I am curious about the chance to read something live in front of an audience. Maybe not the novel. I don't really know if it would work. I need to start attending live reads and get a feel for them. Only been to one. Really enjoyed it. Also really felt "those people are so much better than me". But I think all writers feel that way. All artists in fact think that way.
Today I was painting a pumpkin for Halloween and thought wow, I really enjoy this but I kinda suck at it. I am trying to make it look like a Day of the Dead Skull. I am absolutely obsessed with Day of the Dead right now. I have always loved skulls too. Lately I've been giving in to skulls. Bought a skull ring, couple necklaces, shirts. I think I held back on wearing anything with a skull on it because I felt no self-respecting girl wears anything with a skull on it to work or out in public. That's just dumb for me to think that. I love skulls, love the artwork I've been researching.
I should really embrace my love of skulls and start wearing them. I should really embrace my love of writing and just do it consistently.