Yes, yes, yes, I know- today is Sunday.
But it’s close enough and I DO WHAT I WANT.
Either way, today I’m going to be sharing a little snippet of something I wrote instead of working on my novel. It’s become very frequent of me to do this- I’ll sit down to write and get at least a good 1,000 words down in The Great Novel Of Doom, but I’ll (accidentally) end up writing out some other idea that’s been floating around in my head for a while. This particular thing involves pirates with magical powers that no one (including me) fully knows about. It was also kind of a practice to work with different speech patterns (although that didn’t work out too well… oops).
Let me know what you think down below! I might actually write out some more of this one, we’ll see how it goes. 🙂
Now, before I begin, I would just like to say something of the utmost importance.
I just got myself a pair of big and cute nerdy glasses and I have discovered that they are a necessity in life because they are fabulous. It might sound silly, but these glasses gives me two important things: 1) a bit of a confidence booster, and 2) writing block-eradicator. So basically, I highly recommend getting yourself a pair of nerdy glasses for ten bucks. They make me feel very intelligent and sophisticated (though they probably don’t look so).
Today, while I was on my way back from this event I volunteered at, I was thinking very deeply in the car. Mainly about my in-progress novel that has been giving me quite some trouble plot-wise. See, I’ve written a whole draft, realized I don’t like that idea, rewritten the entire thing and editing it before realizing there are still so many areas where things just don’t sit right. Sometimes, thinking about this can frustrate me… and it leads me to think about other things.
My dear nerdlings, summer is upon us.
Time to buckle down and do absolutely nothi- sorry, I meant to say “be productive and wise with my time,” not anything else. Heheheh.
Now, I know that without school, time seems endless. Sometimes it can result in ultimate creative demise because your brain is a little bit too relaxed.
So without further ado, I give you my ten ideas to help spark that inspiration once more.
The internet is a wonderful thing. No matter how much it has kinda sorta stolen my life, I think it’s great.
1. The humans online
One of the HUGE reasons I love the internet so much is because of the humans that I’ve met through it. First of all, I met some of my best friends through a website. And second, I’ve realized recently how awesome the DeviantART, Tumblr, and WordPress communities all are.
2. Oh, the things you can do!
If I had never found the internet, I probably would’ve never started drawing digitally. My urge to create would probably be much lower, and I wouldn’t have the same kind of drive I have now. I also would’ve never kept in contact with my friends, or started this blog. And that would have been a tragedy, wouldn’t it?
3. The creating never ends
The internet provides so much inspiration for me as a budding artist, writer, filmmaker, and photographer. Seeing so many other people with similar interests and desires to put things out into the world makes me want to do the same for myself… I’ve gotten so many ideas through other pieces I’ve seen floating around on different sites. I’ve learned so much about different tools, different subjects… everything, really.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves the internet this much. Go ahead and tell me the reasons you enjoy the brilliant life-stealing wonderous mechanism down below 😀
Hola, citizens of the interwebs.
It’s been kind of a ridiculous week. But the good kind of ridiculous.
In my science class we’re doing this big super-important biotech unit thing, and being the nerd I am, this is pretty much how I’ve been the entire time:
Just a quick little story I typed up on a whim. It had no outline or plan, it just started off as a writing prompt I found online and turned into something. It’s completely unedited, so excuse any typos, bad grammar, word choice, any of that fun stuff. I might just come back to it later on. (:
“Uh… I just… I just really like trees.”
The words were out of my mouth before I could think of a better excuse to why I was always spending my time up in the large tree’s branches.
Jenna raised her eyebrows. “Really, Conrad?”
I blinked. “Yeah, for sure! Trees are… Um… My passion.”
“Yeah. Totally. And I’m a magical pony.”
I shrugged. “Well, you are kinda-”
“Don’t say it.” A threatening finger was pointed in my face. I just laughed. Jenna is one of the strangest people I had ever met (and probably ever will meet in the future), but she is one of the people I can call my closest friends.
We stood in silence under the oak tree for a minute.
“So what’s up there?” Jenna finally asked again, gesturing upwards with her left thumb.
I glanced up into the branches uneasily. This was my tree. No one but me had ever been up there. I never even let my mom tell the gardener to trim the branches- actually, if those branches got trimmed, the secret would be revealed.