It’s been a long day, but I never left the house.
I’ve been laboring over this motion graphics project, and I don’t think I’ve made any headway. Not the kind of headway that would justify the amount of mental energy I’ve put forth. I’ve given myself a headache over the time I’ve spent trying to decide how to get these damn graphics to exit off the screen. I just can’t see an elegant way to do it.
Time to be a writer
One thing I have learned today – this is an affirmation of my decision to be a writer. I’m not saying that writing is ‘easier’ exactly, but in a way, it is. I still have a lot to learn about writing, but I can ‘feel’ what I need to know. I have confidence in my potential, that no matter what happens, no matter how many rejection letters I get, I’m going to make a go of this.
Shake it up
My WIP is moving along very slowly; little bits every day. My characters are acting as expected, no strange developments, no sudden subplots (no real subplots at all – I’m keeping it very simple), no deviations from the outline, very calm and, well, rather dull, I guess. Maybe it’s time to shake things up a bit.
Out of Place
On a side note, I’m feeling a bit out of place in my writing community on Twitter. Everyone talks about getting all these ideas at random times throughout the day, plot points that keep them up at night, characters that ‘turn’ on them, not being able to stop thinking about their novels. Me, I don’t think about my work until it’s time to sit down and write. I never get ideas at random times. I used to get random ideas at random times, and I’d write them down as soon as possible. Now, I only get them when I sit down at the computer. It makes me paranoid, am I less of a writer?
Back to Work
I’m going to get back to work. I hope this didn’t ramble too much. Leave a comment below if you’re a writer and you can’t control all the ideas you get, they come to you so much. Also, leave a comment if you’re a motion graphics artist and how you got over your insecurities to discover you were a real artist after all.