I got so many ‘nothings’ on my list, that I decided to drop them all (too many nothings aren’t so healthy), and just rest. You may call it ‘being lazy’, but in my eyes – I have achieved a lot.
“Everybody seems to think I’m lazy
I don’t mind, I think they’re crazy.
Running everywhere at such a speed
Till they find there’s no need.” J. Lennon
I know I promised to post “The Pearl”, chapter 18 #dialogue, but I wrote it only today 😜. At the local library. It was peaceful until 2 young girls arrived and started to chat. Hm. Would be a great premise for the murder…
Ray’s plans during this week:
- to finish all my poems (at least 10) and prepare the poetry book Legs: A Global Perspective on Society for editing.
- to write 20-25.000 words or 4000 a day.
I’m absolutely free this week, and kinda fed up with the movies/tv-shows: I watched “Cardinal” and “Tin Star” (all seasons in 5 days; I liked both). And now I’m ready to work again – every day, from 10 AM to 2PM.
I mentioned before that “The Pearl” is a stream of consciousness… and it is true. I do not have any sheet of heroes, plot, list of characters. In general, I have nothing. Only the text (printed). I’m rereading the text each time I have to write the new chapter (using speed-reading). Then I’m sitting and writing (longhand only). Then I’m typing it (same day, usually afternoon or evening). Then I’m sending it to proofread (gram/mistakes). Voila – I’m posting on my blog. I’m never thinking about “The Pearl” or what’s going to happen there, and I’m creating all heroes ‘on the go’ = in that moment when I’m sitting and writing. More fun that way. Writing is supposed to be fun… of course, it is the lifestyle as well -> always to see beyond the normal (situations, dialogues, expressions).
I run 2 more projects (at the same time), and if everything goes well – I’m planning to publish 1 more book at the end of December – as a Xmas gift, la la la 💃🕺😜! It will be a collaboration-book and I’m going to post 1 of the chapters in August.
I also have an idea for the book about the asian girl Imee, working title “Left Hand Clara”, genre – thriller. Or maybe … half-of-an-idea. I have compressed half of the book (plot) into 4,500 words-story, and I’ll post it on the blog (in 3 parts). I’d appreciate any opinion (being bad is absolutely fine) -> question is: to push it and write the book one day, or leave it as the short story. Both works.
Hope you are having a great (productive? or lazy? or both?) summer!
- “Circumstances of Childhood”, John W. Howell (thriller)
- “Opening the rose”, Libre Paley (erotica)
- “Love & Math”, Edward Frenkel (science)
- “The Day I’ll be dying”, Tayyib Jabbar (poetry)
- “Seeing things”, Seamus Heaney (poetry)
Also getting back to my Fitbit (steps, run, exercise) 😭😭😭
The art of living is the art of bringing dreams and reality together. From How To Be Idle
Do Nothing (Ray’s Way).
Write write write…
Next post – “The Pearl Territory”, chapter 18 #dialogue