I'm trying to get back into the blogging habit, so I'm going to shoot for every Monday. Plus IWSG and the Cephalopod Coffee house. That's like [counts on fingers...carries the two...why is there a remainder?] six posts a month. I'm not going to really plan the types of posts I'll do. I'll just see where I end up. Just be prepared to hear me talk about myself - saying the same things over and over again - a lot.
It's summer time, school is out for everyone, and I'm still not writing
like I should. It's not even writer's block; it's just writer's meh. I really need to set a schedule for myself, but I'm not
one for setting my own schedule. I need structure imposed on me by an external force.
Things are looking better for me this month. After two months on unemployment, I have a new job starting next week. It was the first job I seriously went for, and I was surprised that I was hired. I will be working at the local hospital as a unit secretary/cardiac monitor tech/patient care assistant/whatever they tell me to do. Since I have no medical background, I thought the job was a long shot, but I figured since I was going to school for radiography, and I was likely going to work in a hospital in the future, I should at least try to get my foot in the door. I'm so ready to go back to work. This is the longest I've ever gone without a job since I was sixteen.
Not much else going on. I'll be back for IWSG on Wednesday.
I've been busy. There's no other way to explain where I've been for the last 7 or so months. I have been psyching myself up to get back into the blogging game for a while, but I had to first decide what I really wanted this blog to be. So sit back and relax, prepare your bag of sighs and eye rolls as I unveil yet another Blog Manifesto from yours truly.
I originally started A Creative Exercise to have a place to write, to improve my writing and to meet other writers. I started off strong - well strong for me - but I soon found that this little online space I had made for myself had little focus, and I just don't have the attention span to keep up a rigorous posting schedule. So I had to ask myself, "Self, if you're going to keep this up, what do you really want A Creative Exercise to be? What do you expect to get out of it? What can you do to meet those expectations?"
It's taken me a couple of months to figure it out, but I think I finally have. I ne…
Good Evening. I missed some time, yes. I got busy with life, but I hope to be back on track. Without further ado, here's what has happened over the past couple of weeks:
Achievements I've been slowly working my way through Camp NaNoWriMo this month. I fell of the wagon pretty hard after four days, but with my low word count goal, it has been fairly easy to make up the lost time. I think I'll be able to finish within goal.I did a reading at my writing group two weeks ago. I got positive comments all around, which surprised me, because I was pretty sure that the best thing I could bring to the table was mediocre. I'm still not ready to accept positive feedback. That's the weirdest thing with me. I will absolutely accept criticism without fail, but give me a compliment, and I'm sure you're "just being nice."Goals Pretty much the same as they have been. I'm trying to just get myself on a baseline of competence before trying anything new.Continue to …