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So. Today I’m going to make a separate blog for my writing and other educational things. I’ve really got to get serious, and while in the past I’ve faired pretty well mixing in my serious, professional (HAHA) life with my silly obsessions, gif spams and conversations, it’s now been around three months, maybe more, since I actually did any work. This is, in itself, not so bad — I’m bound to need some downtime having just completed a very stressful final year, and I’ve needed time to think about and get my head around what’s coming next. Ie, moving out; something which still terrifies me, even at 23, because I know that if I get depressed I have a terrible habit of just not taking care of myself at all… it’s going to take enormous effort and force of will to make it all work, but I’m going to do my damn best.
BUT the point is, if I keep on like this my brain will get flabby. I can’t afford for my brain to get flabby, I have too much to do with my life to allow that. Posting here about work stuff doesn’t really help at the moment, or rather … aiming to post here about work stuff doesn’t help. Because I sign on to make that in theory very helpful post and what I actually end up doing is spamming gifs and getting into conversations with people. WAUUUGH.
So, I need to separate fun from work a bit, make a divide between the two parts of my life. It only seems a reasonable solution, seeing as semi-professional writer Emily-Jo is significantly removed from fun fun fun on the internet Emlee. Significantly removed from RPer Klavier/Hobo/Kristoph/Chi/Imogen/soon-to-be-Oliver. I need a separate space I can sign into and which can come with a change in mindset to match what I’m doing there. I also need an audience who expect to receive updates/excerpts on a semi-regular basis, similar to tutors. I also need an audience who know they can offer con-crit whenever they want, and know that they are there to see me try to do well, not just dick about.
SO. Soon I shall post a link to that blog~ or possibly side blog, depending what I end up deciding. Follow if you want? Pressure = performance for me, so it’d be good to know of the possibility that people are reading the things I post; it’ll make me less lazy. Often, on this blog, when I used to post my own writing it was followed by the harshest editing I’d done on it yet, without anyone even saying anything, because knowing that people can read something is the best way to get me self-conscious and desperate for perfection. And posting that I am doing some writing, and posting about what I’m writing, is the best way I have right now of putting pressure and expectation on me to do it, even if it’s only my own expectation.
Herpderp tl;dr: making a blog for my writing, follow it if you want. In terms of what I write I think most of my followers by now know that I have a bent towards rural SF? But there you are, stated for the record. Probably no aliens or androids (definitely no aliens, maybe on the androids), but I do write future stuff and occasional time travel shit? Hell knows. I’ll be writing stuff and stuff and hopefully it won’t suck. I’ll also be updating on and rambling about my journal submissions and successes/failures thereof.
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