Funny, I don’t remember this being so hard. Really, this should be the no-brainer part of the whole effort. Instead, I’m finding it tough to sit down and type out my current story, You know it spells trouble when the easy thing becomes the difficult thing.
The key(board)s to success
For the most part, typing is a pretty swift act for me. No, I never did truly learn the whole “home key” typing method. Watching me now, I see I’m basically just using 6 fingers and a thumb on the space bar.
But, I’ve been typing so much for so long, I no longer need to look at the keys. So, there’s that. I have a couple of squirrelly issues, for example a random dyslexic typing “hiccup” that seems to stem from some fingers typing faster than others. Still, I can type quickly and accurately without much strain.
Taking the write path
A few weeks ago, I posted about how I was trying to decide where to take my creative future. (See the post to the right) Should I continue writing or go back into art?
I like both paths, but I am unsure if I can do either justice by splitting my (admittedly ample) time. More likely, it’s my motivation and discipline that play the greater roles.
Since writing is the least costly and most immediately available venture, I went there first. One of those game developers and I were in a brainstorming session and we came up with a silly character name.
I volunteered to write a short story if he came up with a render (a computer generated 3D image). Darned if didn’t do that!
Strung up by my own words, I set out to write the story. And, for the most part, I have. In my head. When I sit down to type it out on the computer, though…meh.
Get out of my head!
We’re not talking writer’s block here. I have almost all the story done (I think it could use one more “quest” line for a little more action). Heck, I’ve even “written” all the dialogue, so it’s not just a raw plot.
But, I just can’t seem to get it out of my head onto the page. It’s as if the act of creation is enough and the act of typing is, well, boring.
It spells trouble when the easy thing becomes the difficult thing
So, here I am. A full short story effectively done (except that one extra action scene) and yet only about 500 words on virtual paper, to this point.
What the heck is the matter with me? I type up these blog posts all the time and I rarely know what I’m going to say before sitting down.
Here, I have full knowledge of everything I want to write and…I just avoid the actual typing! I mean, come on, I’ve done all the hard work already!
What can I say? It spells trouble when the easy thing becomes the difficult thing.