I'm going to try something new and post daily work updates here. If I wrote something, you'll get a word count, or at least how many pages I filled up in my Moleskine. If I read something good about writing, or something good in general, I'll post a link. If I blew my evening playing Dark Souls, I might admit to that here.
This is mostly for me, to encourage me to write more, and to keep track of what I manage to do and how I spend my time. But it might end up being worthwhile reading. (Also: Author's Log. Might as well live up to the title.)
Today I Wrote:
Three pages of gorgon porn, and one page of notes on a potential new magic system in my battered black notepad. The green hardcover notepad I got explicitly to write in remains lost in the Bermuda Triangle, along with the previous three pages of drafted gorgon porn.
Today I Read:
A bunch of older posts on Kameron Hurley's blog, which I've been archive trawling. (Technically I read these yesterday but they're worth linking to.) Highlights include:
The Future of Work is Here - and It Sucks - This one kind of inspired this post. Well this and a different Anaïs Nin quote (actually properly attributed to Chuck Noll, a Pittsburgh Steelers coach): "Good things happen to those who hustle." I feel the need to begin hustling in earnest.
All Together Now: Writing and Managing Anxiety
Writing Income Timeline: The Long Game
Is Becoming a Pro Writer Worth It?
Also two reading lists: one from Felicia Day around the theme of being weird on the Internet, and one called How to Grown-Up: Books That Will Teach You To Be An Adult. (I think that's the one my wife pointed me at. It seems to be posted in a few places.)
Today I Watched:
Both GOP debates. Mother of God...