Morning Pages Entry – June 14, 2014

I am certainly running out of things to say in here it seems. Well, we’ll have to make things up as we go along. I do like the idea of writing some short stories in here. Maybe you should do some erotica stuff. That might be kind of fun … and wierd, but why the hell not. Those are definitely short money little money makers. You could crank out a couple of thousand words per day in this style, and then make a few extra bucks. You could still do the really serious stuff outside of here, but why not crank out a few dirty words while your writing in here. If you did a thousand per day, or two, then you really would get a couple of books out per month. And sure, why not? Probably 50 pages each is enough, and that’s only about 12K words. You could do that in a week in here. The more you typed, the faster you would get, and I bet, you’d get up to 2K in an hour of just focused typing. Something to think about. Maybe, something to do in Google docs instead. You could write to it from anywhere, even on your phone. Don’t take it too seriously, but put some good covers and blurbs with it, and be prolific. Make it fun. That’s definitely a genre you don’t want to be too serious with. So, whatever to do today? The kids keep stealing all the cars on Saturday morning for their friggin swimming pracitce and coaching. I need a damn motorcycle to get to the boat. That would be a good idea I think. So, whenever I feel like going to squash or the boat, I can just jump on the bike and go. Being tied to everybodies else’s demands is getting a bit too much. I need to start doing pushups again. I miss doing those, with this stupid bad shoulder. Even, if I didn’t do a full range of motion, that would be ok I think. I could likely crank out half pushups, and not bother the shoulder all that much. Then, I could alternate between plank, pushups, and wall sits for my 2 morning workout every day. That would be a good thing. I was able to play squash the other day, and still manage with the shoulder. It was bad the day after, but not too bad, the following days. Still not a hundred percent, that’s for sure. Maybe, paddle boarding every day would be good for it. That’s what I should focus on. Don’t worry about the squash, get out and do some boarding. Work on that core, and maybe a bit of upper body doing that for an hour every day. See, if you can get any good at it. You certainly weren’t that good at it last year, when you tried it out west. And, be sure to write for love. That’s going to be my new mantra when and where ever I go. Write for love. Not for any other stupid reasons. Certainly not because you have to, and certainly not because for money. I liked looking through the outline for the next novel I was setting up in Scrivener. I’m actually using a proper sturcture from the beginning, and then looking for major plot points to place into that structure. And then I’ll start filling in the scenes, with an eye to subplots, and character arcs and major plot arcs. If felt pretty good, to be laying it out like that. It gave me a sense of confidence, that this next novel will be much better then the first. Just looking at the possible plot points, and how they will fit into the structure seemed much more exciting. And, the idea of using scene/sequels from the Dwight V. Swain method should be more natural as well. If I can incorporate the MRU’s (motivational reaction units) as I go along, that would be even more awesome. Those are sort of the key elements to good writing. At the very least, it will give you a heck of a set of tools to build your craft upon. If I can write a few stories, with good structure, and pacing, and scenes/sequels with MRUs, then there should be no end to what I can do. This can only get better and faster, and more fun for me. Remember … do it for love. You really wanted to get to the point, where the stories just flow from you. Then, I think it becomes so much easier to love.

TIGERBLOOD: sure DAILYMOOD: a little annoyed LOCATION: living room WORDSWRITTEN: none PUSHUPS: 2:00 plank TODO: go to boat, write, outline TV: that 70s show, prophets of science fiction, the gospel according to Phillip K Dick BOOK: It Starts With Food, Bird By Bird, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep GAME: none EXERCISE: none WEIGHT: 170 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: big ass salad DINNER: pork roast, brussel sprouts, asparagas SNACKS: orange, grapes, apple, macadamia nuts, 1 chicken finger ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 12:00 AWAKE: 7:30

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