Morning Pages Entry – April 20, 2014

So, it’s Easter Sunday here, we have the family coming over later today, and I didn’t buy beer . . . oops. That’s a strange thing to think about first thing in the morning, but that’s just the way my brain is working this morning. I’m not sure if the beer store is open today or not. Will have to check. And, yes it’s true, that I don’t have anything to write about this morning, so things are pretty desperate. Let’s see. Yesterday, I did some timing for a swim meet at Western’s pool, and walked home in about an hour. I haven’t done that in a long time. Not, since I used to work at the university. I thought back then, it took me about an hour and a half to walk home, but maybe not that much. I cut through that new subdivision on the old Lawson estates property yesterday, which may have saved my some time. Not sure. Maybe I just walked faster. So, what to write about today? Feeling a little bit anxious about some things that need to get done. Like, getting the boat ready for launch. I suppose, I should just get out there, and do some stuff to get it ready for starters. Like the usual painting and putting the tarp away. That’s no big deal really. I could do that stuff anytime. Oh, and yesterday, I got a bit nostalgic, and played a bit of StarCraft, after finding the old discs and installing it on my desktop. That’s still a pretty good game. I should see, about buying StarCraft 2. I’m sure, I could get it pretty cheap these days. I didn’t see it on Steam though. Might actually have to buy the discs. I got hooked into watching a few videos on Blizzard the company. It reminds me of a dream, that I used to have for making games, back when I started college. I just wasn’t around the right people, and didn’t know enough about how it all worked to do it myself. I still remember, sitting down one of the hallways at Lambton College in my first days there, and writing down a story outline for an adventure game. I really, at the time didn’t know that the computer course I had signed up for was boring old business shit. I didn’t put a lot of thought into my future at the time. I just figured, that I would need some sort of an education. If I had been more aggressive about things, I would have ended up at the computer science program at Western university, and things would have been wildly different. But my whole life would have changed, and I’m not sure I would have liked that. I love most of my life, it’s just I wish the career path I went down would have been different. I never really liked any of the jobs I had very much. They were always just a way to make money. I was never passionate about any of them. The writing I’m doing now, could be the first real work I’ve done my entire life, that I’m passionate about. Assuming of course, that I can get past these early stages, and get good at it. Good enough, that I really enjoy it. I certainly, do like the idea of it all, and there are moments, when I truly get lost in the adventure of it, but I don’t feel that a lot. Not yet. I think, if I spend a bit more time on character and world back story building, then it would get pretty good. Right now, I feel what I’ve written, is almost all plot driven. There’s not a whole lot of character or world building going on. So, the story feels a little flat . . . emotionless. That’s something that needs to be worked on. That’s something that could be better for both the reader and me. I think, it would be sort of fun to do world building. I should learn how to draw as well. That would be pretty cool. Then you could create your own totally unique covers. Learning how to draw, would be one of those life things that would be nice to learn how to do. Like playing the guitar. All those artistic outlets, would be cool to add to your repertoire of talents. But, drawing could be practical as well. Imagine being able to create your own book covers from scratch, with no stock images. Totally cool. Then you could even move into some 3D graphics stuff on the computer. Another thing you’ve been interested in, and wanted to get good at. Maybe that could get you into a game creator mode sooner then you think.

TIGERBLOOD: yes DAILYMOOD: good LOCATION: living room WORDSWRITTEN: none PUSHUPS: none TODO: reading, buy beer TV: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty BOOK: none GAME: StarCraft EXERCISE: walked 1 hour WEIGHT: 171 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: big ass salad DINNER: pulled pork SNACKS: orange, grapes, 2 lara bars ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 12:30 AWAKE: 8:00


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