Sunday, May 13, 2012

Having a Life

I haven't been posting as much as I once did. Moaning about how much everything sucks hasn't been as  much of an issue as it used to be, so being here isn't as important. I like to think that now I have a life, as I suggested in my last GOALS post back nearly a year ago.

Since I make those goals, I got a job. Not one that pays enough or uses my abilities enough, but a job nonetheless. I need another job or a better job. This is fact and cannot wait another day to happen. I need it now. I don't think I've made it clear my situation on this blog, but I am very, very poor. I don't want to talk about that, which is another reason I don't post here as often as I would like. Some things, like reviewing books and movies, requires me to see or read them first, and I can't go out to do that as soon as something comes out. I think I may be the only geek left that hasn't seen The Avengers yet. I waiting to see it for free.

I haven't lost weight. I lost some when I first started work, but I regained it when my hours were cut during the off-season. I am stupidly fat, possibly the fattest I have ever been. I refuse to continue to be fat.

I want to keep writing but more importantly I want to make what I have written better so that I might be able to make a profit off of it. My way of looking at hobbies is something I would be happy spending the rest of my life doing. That's why I majored in theatre instead of business. I could write for the rest of my life and I would be happy.

So here we are:

  • Get a life
    • Get another (better) job
  • Become fit
    • Exercise
    • Lose weight
  • Write
    • edit an already written work
    • write a low budget screenplay

Outlining fail

I had this great idea. I was going to outline for my next random work that will never see the light of day (probably) I would do one of the classics. I would write short notes on Post-Its and stick them on my wall in order of when they go. Multiple columns, one for each character (or in one case, a group of characters). It would help me organize and plan this story beyond the prologue (I know what the prologue is).

So I put up enough for the prologue and then looked back to my laptop for ten minutes. A post it flutters down.

There are only ten post its on my wall and they are already falling off. Either my post its are defective or my wall is. Can you imagine if I actually continue this through the entire story? Chaos and pandemonium of pink (color of my post its) across my floor. More pandemonium than usual.

They continue to fall as I write this. What am I doing wrong? No one ever reported that you need a special wall to use post its. The one sitting on my laptop screen seems to be doing okay, why not my wall.

Sadly, this is how it often happens with me and new and improved ways to do simple tasks. It just doesn't work for me. Maybe I'll try large sheets of paper and markers next.