I’ve been using Skillshare to learn about writing, pitching, marketing, and illustration for over a month now.
It’s been a while. I really had to think about how I needed to approach my first and second draft with more tact than just “vomit writing”. I worried a lot about repeating the same mistakes, but I think I figured out how to check and double check myself without it being stressful. Actually, it’s become a lot more fun. Taking a big picture approach to the prep work that John Truby suggested (from the last entry) has made sifting through the first draft of the novel so much more exciting. Perhaps this is obvious to anyone who’s written anything, but I was inevitably the one putting so much pressure on myself I ended up paralyzed…again. Hey, at least I’m out of that funk now. So, here’s the new approach I have.
I think I started cleaning houses with my mom when I was in middle school. I would go during the weekends, or any day I didn't have work. It wasn't my favorite, it still isn't, but I knew it was necessary. In my community, and culture, it's common for young children to aid their parents in work. But I soon found out that the same did not apply to everyone. I made the mistake of telling another girl in one of my classes, who then proceeded to convince me it was illegal and a form of child labor. Looking back, I can see where she was coming from, but that wasn't the case for most of us. For us it was about survival. We would see our parents work multiple jobs, long hours and with too low of a pay. Working with them was our way of lightening the load. It wasn't always grueling work either. Cleaning can be quite therapeutic, especially when accompanied by the correct music. Sometimes, my parents would even use some of the money we made to buy my sister and I Starbucks after work. A frozen drink, containing more sugar than coffee, was my top order.
In the background, shuffled to be the representative, token Black hire, running around doing mundane tasks. You’d love to pitch your revolutionary ideas, but fear that either they’ll be ‘Columbused’ to death, defected, or you’ll just be told to shut up! These are my encounters anyhow. Anytime real-life situations are taking place on the news or in the world rather, I can’t help but relay that experience to my personal exhibitions.
When I started writing my first novel, “Dreamers at Infinity’s Core,” it never occurred to me that I was doing something bad or evil by not knowing how it ended before I was nearly finished writing it. I’ve never been fond of outlining, so I did what I usually do, namely made it up as I went along. Naturally, plot points and story elements occurred to me as I went, often resulting in what could be viewed as an outline-light approach. But I would be lying if I said I knew from the start how the novel ended.
For many, the pandemic has forced people out of the comfort of their office-based routines, banishing them instead to months of back breaking garden chairs and dining-table-come-desks. Now, with many workers beginning to prepare to return to the office, it’s become increasingly obvious that there’s still a huge sense of uncertainty as the impact of COVID-19 continues.
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When we're little we're constantly being asked what we want to be when we grow up and we always have random, sometimes silly ideas but most people don't grow up to be anything like they stated in their answers. Every year we change and grow into our personalities. We find new interests and discover new talents and things we're actually good at. We never really know what we plan on doing as a career until the 2nd year of college. We go 20 plus years not knowing who we are or what we like, we're constantly changing and trying to figure out who we actually are.
All of us have dreams. They can appear in the day as we're zoning out and daydreaming, or they can appear in the night as we sleep. Some dreams are pleasant and leave us with warm fuzzy feelings when we wake up in the morning, while others are downright unpleasant nightmares.
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