Sunday, February 24, 2013

Unplanned Hiatus

So I just noticed that I haven’t contributed anything to my own damn blog for quite a long time. The last post I made was in May of 2012… it’s now February of 2013. Much time has passed, and many things have happened, but not anything that I believe hasn’t already been talked about elsewhere.

Furthermore, this blog isn’t really supposed to be a personal public journal… it’s the musings of my online persona. (And if you don’t know who that is, scroll to the top of the page.)

So in other words, I know I’ve been gone a long time, and I’m not sure if anyone really cares all that much except me. But we’ll find out soon enough.

Let’s get down to business. I need to start using this blog as a means to flex my writing muscles and display their prowess, and more importantly to receive feedback so that I can grow as a proficient writer. It is one of my more satisfying hobbies, but it isn’t a very lucrative one. It doesn’t even have to be financially, either… it’s how I validate both my intellect and any creativity I can pull from my right brain.

My series, “The Legend of Sylph Stridemoon”, has since faded from memory. I knew what I wanted to do with the characters, but I just couldn’t bring myself to find the time to make any decent plot development. I haven’t really had the motivation.

Since then, I’ve come up with two new characters as a result of my roleplaying adventures with friends. The first is Lance Lazrade, a freelance network security consultant by trade with inborn magical abilities revolving around the sphere of everything computers and networks. The second is Celso DeMedici, a Renaissance scientist sucked into time-travelling adventures with a motley crew of people he could have only encountered in dreams. I’ve created an entire backstory with the first, which I believe I have actually posted on this blog (forgive me if I haven’t). The second? Not so much. I can’t take credit for any of the adventures he has gone on so far, they have all been thought up by my GM. I’m slightly interested in what I could do with Celso, though.

Also, I’ve played dozens of video games since May, but I haven’t posted a review of a single one. I get the feeling those are actually going to become more sparse.

I guess what I really need is a kick in the pants. Something that will hold me to the obligation of updating this blog regularly. And I hope that if you are reading this, you can provide me with that motivation.

1 comment:

  1. User me = Users.get("Alex", "Davis");
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    Y'r welcome! :p

    In all seriousness, I got dropped here from Facebook and just wanted to say I hope you keep writing (not exactly for my sake, but because it's a good practice).

    Of course, I guess I'm not the best example, as my blog has lain dormant many many months now.

    I'd suggest finding a framework or challenge of some kind (like find some set of topics and write about one every other day, or set a goal of writing X amount each day on your fiction, or so on). I know I do better when I have a specific goal or boundaries in mind!

    - Alex