Monthly Status Report
I haven’t done much writing in January. I think this is rather normal, too. I am okay with it because I know that I will come back to it. That probably isn’t the right attitude for someone who wants to go pro, but I only sort of want to “go pro”, so it’s probably fine for me. I am not planning on ever quitting my day job, so I can have a more relaxed attitude towards my writing.
I’ve been doing a lot more studying and learning rather than actual production. I finished a big beta project and now I am listening to podcasts during my writing time. It will all help in the end.
Optional Monthly Question
Every month, there is an optional question you can answer. I like them because they usually allow me to share more about myself as a writer and as a person in a way I might not have thought of myself. So, here is this month’s question:
February 5 question – Has a single photo or work of art ever inspired a story? What was it and did you finish it?
You know? I can’t actually remember this ever happening. I remember a news story inspiring a serial killer novel, and no, I didn’t ever finish it. And then the song “My Snow White Queen” by Evanescence inspired my Snow White fairy tale retelling, which I did finish — well, the first draft anyway — but a photo or visual art? I can’t think of one.
Which is kind of sad because I do love visual art. But I can’t think of any stories that were actually inspired by it. But now that the question has arisen, it is something I can think of when I see art. Ask my muse if there is more to the story than what I see in the image. New perspectives are always welcome!
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