Hello everyone, it is once again time for me to reflect on the number of projects and things I’ve been working on. And for me to ask the question: is this to much? It’s a tad redundant but if I don’t do this from time to time I find that I can overwhelm myself with too many different things.
But since this is the 2020 version of this problem I have a slight variation on this theme: is this too much going forward?
2020 has been good in terms of being able to work on a bunch of different projects. But I have to ask myself if this is something I’m going to be able to keep up. And the honest answer is–no–I really will not be able to. I’ve spread myself a tad to thin, and I need to once again re-consolidate, and re-focus.
So in that spirit here are some of the changes coming soon to a blog writer near you:
1. I will be getting rid of my Cryptix Blog.
The link for that blog will lead here instead. I only have two followers on that blog so it seems like this is a good call. I will be posting things I would have posted over there over here instead.
2. Write more of what I want, and less of what I think I have too.
This is one of my major lessons from 2020, don’t pressure myself to write–unless someone is going to be paying me for it.
It might go without saying but image is everything. And while this blog has been doing fairly well for it’s self it may be time to move beyond the “Wandering Poems” label–after all–I have a lot more projects that are going to be living on this blog now. And I might try to find a better name. Mind you I don’t know what that’s going to be yet. But I do intend on doing it.
Well–that’s about it. Over the next few day’s I’m going to be implementing 1 and 2, and I hope to get around to 3 sometime in 2021. But I am glad to have all of you along for the ride, no matter how wild things get.
Until next time everyone.
Hello everyone, the Lent season is starting, and I have decided I will be cutting myself off for social media for the duration. If you are reading this on a social media site it is because I have WordPress’s automatic social media posting on, I will not be going to those websites myself to make any corrections like I do normally.
I will still be posting here on my blog, in fact I will be doing daily (weekday) meditation poems here on my site. So make sure you follow my blog if you want to see more of those.
I don’t really intend for these poems to be super Christen in nature despite the fact that I’m doing them for Lent, so if your worried about that don’t be. In fact I’ve already started posting my meditations even though Lent doesn’t start until Wednesday. Check it out here.
I will still be posting short stories during this time, and on days when I post those I will not be posting meditation poems. However, I will not be posting any Wandering Thoughts during this time so you will have to wait until after Lent for those.
Alright that should be everything for now, see you next time.
Hello everyone, just a quick update so you don’t think I’m dead. I caught the flu on Tuesday and I’ve been stuck in bed ever since. My ability to write and be creative has gone down the drain as I struggle to even focus. I’ve had a temp of 101.7 degrees and have struggled to get that down at all.
I wanted to write this post earlier but this is the first time I could even stare at my computer screen without giving myself a headache. So I hope to resume normal posting sometime next week once I’ve recovered. But I might get a poem or something out earlier. if I have one in storage that I think might be good.
Anyways don’t worry to much about me, I’ll live, as I have, through worse.
Hello everyone, we interrupt your regularly scheduled blog posts to bring you this special announcement. I’ve been nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by Ishaan from Ishaan’s Blog. I very much appreciate your thoughtfulness as I have never been considered for these kinds of things before. Again, thank you for thinking of me.
Ishaan is a writer of both fiction and poetry who has an immersive and vivid writing style.
Unfortunately due to time and personal constraints I have decided not to participate. As some of you know I have ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). The Sunshine Blogger Award is about spreading happiness and motivation, but the thought of participating in this kind of event makes me anything but happy and motivated. These things just tend to exhaust me, I know for some of you that doesn’t make any kind of sense. All I would have to do is answer some questions and nominate eleven other people. But for me, right now, that would be like climbing mount Everest. People and interactions, even through the internet make me nervous and tiered most of the time.
This is a hobby blog, and for me to keep motivated I need to make sure everything I do on here is fun and interesting for me. And the thought of having to respond to this nomination has been nerve wracking, not fun. I hope none of you are offended, this kind of an award is important, and should not be overlooked. I just can’t do it right now.
If you want to learn more about what the Sunshine Blogger award is about check it out here. And you should defiantly check Ishaan who nominated me.
Thank you so much, I’m sorry I couldn’t participate.
Hello everyone, I am taking a brake from social media. If you read these posts on Facebook or twitter. You should notice you are still getting notifications there since I have automatic update set up. But you will only be getting what the automatic updater is posting. Normally I do clean up and stuff like that to make those posts look better, since the way wordpress does it is kind of dumb. But since I’m not even going to be clicking on the Facebook or twitter website that simply won’t be happening. I’ll probably be off social media until 2020 kicks off.
In addition, not only will I still be blogging, but I hope to blog some more with the extra time I’m going to get from not scrolling through my news feed. If you want to comment on anything feel free to comment over here on wordpress. Thanks for your time.
Hello everyone, so I am sick this week and don’t have a lot of physical or mental energy to spear to work on these sorts of things. As such this blog journal is going to be short and sweet without much of the usual information. You also might notice a lot of spelling errors as the first thing that goes when I’m tired is my spelling.
Everything’s Going Well–Other then Being Sick….
I’ve been working on my book still and I’m still only on the second chapter. But I’m having a lot of fun with it. I have a bunch of short story projects that I’ve been working on. But nothing that’s ready to be published yet. I had hoped to have my White Witch story ready to post on this blog this week. But due to me being sick I doubt very much that’s going to happen.
All my poems are pre-scheduled on this blog so you will see those appear on the Tuesday and Thursday dates regardless of how far behind I get on other things while struggling with my cold.
That’s going to have to be everything for now. I’ll update you guys on my other weekly stuff once this cold has been kicked to the curb.
Have a good week!
Hello everyone and welcome to another week of fun. This is not going to be a particularly long blog journal as not a whole lot has changed since last week. Things have slowed down at work and I finally feel like I have a chance to catch my breath. But I don’t really feel like I’ve caught up on my sleep. But sometimes as a writer I have to wonder if I’ll ever catch up on sleep or if that’s just a pipe dream. Oh well I can sleep when I’m dead I guess.
This week there are going to be two poems posted, one on Tuesday and one on Wednesday. Going forward I’m going to try and post blog journals on Wednesday. In addition short stories are going to show up on Fridays. But those are not going to be an every week thing, just whenever I can get those up. I also am going to have weekend posts starting soon. But what those are going to be is a secret for now.
I am writing another book–joy–the name of the book is Lost Sun, but for now I’m not going to share more about it then that. I have only just started the first chapter so how things will go is another matter entirely, writing books are a long journey that sometimes don’t pay off. But I will keep posting more about that journey here. I have a lot of other projects as well so we will see how that goes.
I have been watching stuff on Netflix a lot this week. I’m not embarrassed to say I’m a big cartoon person despite my age. So I spent some time binge watching Twelve Forever. Other then that I still have not had much time to play or read anything. Though I have been playing Pokemon Masters a little bit when I get a chance.
That’s all for now everyone, see you next week.
It has been some time everyone. The last time I wrote one of these journals 2dcon was coming up and I was afraid that I might not be able to write as much during that time. OH boy did I underestimate that bugbear. I think I only had one poem put up on this blog that week. And I really was only expecting to miss one.
To give everyone an idea of whats been happening, work got crazy, really crazy. The upshot is I did get a promotion at work, but the adjustment period has been rough. I can’t really go into details but for awhile the uncertainty was stressful to say the least. But the good news is we’re getting things worked out now and everything is settling down.
Less Poems Per week, for now
I’ve going to be publishing poems two days a week instead of four days a week. The days will usually be Tuesday and Wednesday. I hope to start writing more poems soon, but stress, believe it or not, is not conducive to being creative. I’m also running low on my bank of unpublished poems and I would like more time to build those up again just in case. If things go well I might go back to the four a week schedule, or even go to a three day a week schedule to split the difference.
End of Hidden Sanctuary, Start of something new.
I no longer have the will to keep working on Hidden Sanctuary. And those stories get almost no views, so I don’t feel very guilty about it. Since that was part of an ongoing story and since I might still use some of those ideas latter for different writing projects I will delete those stories at the end of the week.
I do have something else I’m going to be working on I’m it’s place–well two things actually. I’ve finally decided to work on writing a book again. After finishing my first book and failing to get it published I wasn’t feeling very motivated. But now I feel a little more willing to try to write something else. But of course I will not be posting anything related to my book on here since I might still hold onto the dream of getting it published.
All that being said I am going to be working on some short stories on here. The stories you will be seeing here will be individual short stories with a lose connection in that they all take place inside the same multiverse. Some may even star reoccurring characters.
What I’ve been playing and doing this week.
2dcon was fun and I played a while ton of old games. I finally got to try Battle Toads after years of hearing roamers about it. I also got to play some arcade games and pinball which I haven’t gotten a chance to do in years. It was really nice. I’ve also been playing the mobile game Pokemon Masters which is a total cash grab I admit but I’m having fun with it. Still have not had a whole lot of time for reading but I hope that changes soon. I’ve been listening to the Daily Podcast from the New York Times this week for a lot of my news and reading AP articles about the damage done by hurricane Dorien.
That’s all from me this week.
Hello everyone, as I said last week I have decided to call these Blog Journals instead of State of the Blog Journals. It’s just easier to say and much less of a mouthful. I have a bunch of things going on this week and I should tell everyone some important things about my schedule this week. But first…
I am going to 2d con this weekend, my wife is selling things there and I will be spending Friday to Sunday helping her cell things and all my spare time is going to go to playing the arcade games they have set up there. This is all going to be a lot of fun and I think I need that time. As you might expect this is going to affect the schedule of this blog. But first let me go over a few other things that are affecting my schedule.
I’m not really sure how it happened but I think I’ve been working on to many creative projects at once. I’ve been frantically searching for my next long term project by trowing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks. And I don’t want to call it a mistake since I’ve learned a lot and written a lot of things I’ve liked. But I came home from work and in addition to worrying about work I’ve been worrying about “finding” my next big project and I just fell asleep for three hours. I think I do need to take a breath and not worry about my writing projects for a bit.
So now, how is this affecting the blog.
First I will be putting Hidden Sanctuary on hold for a time. Honestly I am pondering dropping hidden sanctuary all together–but I don’t want to make a choice while I’m stressed out about it, so for now I won’t be worrying about it.
Since I will be at 2d con all weekend and since I don’t want to worry about writing while I’m doing that, there will be no blog post Friday. In addition, I don’t know if I will be able to post on Monday–I might–but I can’t predict what will happen from where I’m writing this on Monday night. the week before, so you will have to wait and be surprised.
The good news is I have posts for everyday this week other then Friday so this won’t affect things to much.
I’ve been replaying Pokemon Sun lately, but that’s all I’ve really had time to play or read. Another reason to take some time to rest and refocus. Hopefully I will have more interesting to talk to everyone about next week after 2d con.
See you all then….
I’m starting to think maybe I should just start calling these Blog Journals instead of the long name State of the Blog Journal–like I’m trying to be technically correct or something. Blog Journal will probably work just as well form now on.
Late last week I went to turn on my desktop computer and electricity shoot out of the back. It looks like the motherboard is fried, but luckily for all of you I keep all my writing stored on a cloud server so nothing really effects anything here. But I order another computer, this time I decided to get a laptop. I’m a pc gamer so a desktop would have been a little better, but as a writer I think a laptop is better, so I ended up going with a gaming laptop. It should be here next week at the latest. In the meantime I’m writing this from my work computer. I do have a laptop at home but that’s mostly for my partner to use.
Poems and Stuff
This week I published a poem that was inspired by a video game. If you want you can try and guess what poem it is and what game it was inspired by. You don’t win anything if you get it right–well other then my admiration–so take that for however much you want.
Otherwise poem writing almost every weekday is going well, though I’m not sure for how long I’ll be able to keep this pass up without burning out. But I’ll never know if I don’t try at least.
Hidden Sanctuary resuming for now
I will post a chapter/episode of hidden sanctuary on Friday of this week. Hopefully people are enjoying that. Again I’m not sure how long I can keep up the rate of trying to post one of those a week. But I will let you know how that transpires.
Behind on Everything
So unfortunately due to my computer issues and things happening at my full time job, I’ve gotten a little behind, I think I’ll be fine for this week, but next week you might see one less poem or something like that during the week. Not a big deal I think, but I figured I should let you know.
What I’m playing and reading
I’ve not had a lot of time this week to read, play video games, or even listen to any news on NPR like I normally do. I really hate the feeling of not having any free time to do other things so I aim to fix this next week.
Alright have a good rest of your week everyone, until next week.