Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 39

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 39

This entry is part 32 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

Remington Standard Typewriter on desk with blank page     I do not look back at the previous post while writing the current one, nor do I spend any time planning for the next one before I begin it. Those are the rules of this series of 365 posts, and I am sticking to them. It is really hard to write in the moment. It is also somewhat freeing. Not looking back would probably not be a problem for most people. I have such a terrible memory though that it is entirely possible I will completely repeat myself at some point (maybe more than once!) during this challenge. I hope you will forgive me this indulgence. It is important to me and also fits in with the driving force behind the current incarnation of this site. I am trying to share myself and find some way to connect spiritually with the world around me. Sometimes I find it hard to leave my room and this lets me get out there in some small way.  

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Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 39

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 31

This entry is part 24 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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My Failure As A Writer

I wish I could write a love story, or a drama, or something that made people laugh. My failure to do so is not from lack of trying. I’ve begun the process on several occasions, only to find the story turning to the dark side shortly after beginning.  

Darkness Is All I See

Darkness is all I see when I look into my mind for a story to tell. When I have a point that I am trying to make it is always easiest to filter it through a terrible lens. I suppose its the same thing with comedians. I have tried, so very hard, to give up the terrible tales that I tell. I even wrote a post about it called From Horror To Hope. I was being honest then, and I’m being honest now — I was a fool to think I could give it up and, even more importantly, that I SHOULD give it up.  

Giving Up Horror?

The point of giving up horror was to write for God. The narrative that’s been constructed for us is that there is a certain and particular way to go about that. That narrative is wrong. A thing does not need to have the words ‘God’ or ‘spiritual’ scrawled upon it to be of a Godly or spiritual nature. It is the intent of the thing that decides its place in the universe, not the thing itself. Everything I write — even the darkest of tales — is an attempt at finding the light in the darkness. Sometimes it is so faint you can barely see it, but trust me, it’s there.
Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 39

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 29

This entry is part 22 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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When I was younger I wrote poetry fairly often. In fact, for five or six years (that I recall) that was all I wrote. Now, I have an entire box of it laying around here somewhere collecting dust.

I stopped writing it when I left college. The real world seeped into all the little cracks and crevices of my soul that desired to think poetically. I got a real job, started making real money, and forgot all about the real love of words that was beating in my chest.

Time passes, and here we are. I woke up this morning feeling all poetical and shit! So twenty years (at the very least) since the last time I composed a poem I came up with the following four stanza’s. It’s not the greatest, but I figure if I hadn’t ridden a bike in twenty years I would fall at least once when I got back on one.

 

Come one, come all
Come pleasure, come pain
Gratitude, and ‘thank you’ say I

Fly high, or fall
Blue sky, or rain
Gratitude, and ‘thank you’ say I

Open road, or wall
Bit part, or main
Gratitude, and ‘thank you’ say I

Bright rainbow, or pall
Full gait, or cane
Gratitude, and ‘thank you’ say I

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 39

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 26

This entry is part 19 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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365 Day Challenge!

365 day challenge?

What was I thinking?

I mean, shit, that is a seriously long term commitment.

Think about it — what do you do (regularly) 365 days in a row? Wake up, breath, and eat are the only three things I can think of.

 

Things We SHOULD/HAVE To  Do

There are plenty of things we SHOULD do every single day: Shower, brush our teeth, exercise, etc.. Let’s face it though, I bet if you are being honest with yourself you’ve missed one or two of those on one or more occasion.

There are things we HAVE to do that are dictated by circumstance. For instance, once you’ve had a baby you HAVE to be a parent every day. Some people even find ways out of that though.

 

Waking Up To The Reality Of A 365 Day Challenge

What brings this up? I woke up this morning and my first thought was ‘holy shit! I promised myself I would write a new blog post for this series 365 days in a row’.

Every day!

For 1 year!!

 

Simple Premise

Sure, the premise is simple enough: 20 minutes at most with no research and a very little editing. Here’s what I forgot though — I have a lot of other shit to do! I work a full-time job, am a full-time single father, have severe depression issues (a full-time management job in and of itself), and I hope to make something out of this blog (which means producing other, more polished, content).

 

Hard Truth

Here’s the truth though; I can either do it, or I can’t and I am either committed, or I am not. All of this bitch-fest aside, I am extremely blessed. The resources to deal with all of the above are within my reach and I will either make use of them or I will not — time will tell…

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 39

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 21

This entry is part 14 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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A New Novel?

I spent the past week working day and night on a new novel inspired by the Tiny Tommy story. Then I spent the last eight minutes deleting everything I’d come up with thus far.

It is unfortunate, but it had to be done. Sometimes the story gets away from you. When that happens there are two choices; you can try to wrangle it in or kill it. I chose the latter in this case because it was too far gone.

 

Blessing and The Curse

In a way that is the blessing and the curse of the clarity that I have gained over the years. I spend a lot less time working on lost causes, but a little more time lamenting the time put into those causes.

It needs to be done though. Life is to short to agonize over decisions. As I said before I am certain that everything will work out the way it needs to in the end. Continuously moving forward is the best way to make use of that knowledge.

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