Monthly Archives: October 2013

Getting Back to It

Hello fellow bloggers and other random people that read this on occasion. I hope all is well for you. The first thing I want to say is that work sucks.

Moving on, I’ve finally begun the final stages of actually self Publishing Stopping the Fat Guy. Converting a word document file to eBook isn’t the easiest thing in the world. Though there are plenty of tried and true means to go about it, I have a very distinct view in my mind of how I want certain things to be. You can call me nitpicky or anal, but it needs to be just right. I’m probably way over thinking things, but I don’t care. It needs to have that extra Quincy feel.  Luckily, Google exists to help me answer 90% of my questions with some searching. It’s finding the time to do that, that’s the issue. I did spend a solid 5 hours the other night converting all my italics correctly, yay html!

 

Any who, the feeling is still surreal in a way. I’m honestly more proud about Quincy’s adventure than anything else I’ve ever accomplished. I can only hope that you all manage to find something that lifts you up as much as this does for me.

 

On the reading side of things I’ve been slacking hardcore. I haven’t read anything in over a month (maybe 2). I just couldn’t get in to anything. I guess I really wasn’t looking either, but I tried the audio book for Dresden Files (Summer Knight) on the way to and from work. I’m not sure I like it, but I don’t know if it’s the reader or the content. I think this is the 4th book, and I’m still wishy washy of whether or not I like the series. I still love concept, but I’m still not sold on the execution. Everyone I know keeps insisting I stick with it a bit further though. But, it’s the 4th book and I’m 8 chapters in, I feel like I should be hooked by now if I actually liked it, or stood a chance to. 

 

Besides Dresden, I finally started to read Name of the Wind. It took me a few tries to get into it, but now that I’m at the actual story and no longer sitting around the Inn, I like it a lot so far. The writing lives up to the hype. The prose is really well done. It’s just so solid, and Rothfuss is incredible so far on a few levels. I’m excited to fly through both of books for the series in no time. I can honestly say that it has inspired me to be a better writer. Which is saying something while I’m on chapter 12.
 

That’s it, I need to go back to the real working world now.

-Your Personal Chronicler Who Knows Far Too Much About Headlights

Feel the Love  – Rudimental

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Motivation

As you know, over the past year I started to follow one of my dreams. This of course is writing. I think it is important that people follow their dreams, whatever they may be, and I think a key component to this is motivation. Unfortunately, motivation isn’t always at hand. Life changes, things happen, there are tens of thousands of little reasons not to do something. Tens of thousands of little events that pull you off track. You  meet someone who catches your eye; time goes into that. You had a long day at work, and just want to relax; time is wasted there.

See, sometimes what you really want requires work, dedication, time. Time that you don’t have. If there’s anything I know, it’s that there is never enough time. Time is precious. Sometimes to get what we want we have to give up other things. A night out, that one cute girl, hanging with friends, completing a masters degree. I think it really boils down to understanding what you really want in life. Which, if we’re honest with ourselves, the majority of us really don’t know. Hell, even I don’t really know, but I think I know, so I guess that’s something.

This isn’t an easy thing to do. Giving up certain things isn’t always desired. And that’s where motivation comes in. For me, music had been a big motivator with anything in my life. It’s gotten me through the lows, has forced me to move on, has gotten me to crack down and do work, and much more. Cause let’s face it, no matter how much will power you have, there are just some days you break down on it. And that’s ok. Even when getting fit, doing P90x, insanity, t25, or whatever, a skipped day isn’t the end of the world. But it’s always nice to get that extra boost.

Anyways, I’m rambling I’m sure. My point is, that one of the biggest motivators I’ve had over the past year in specific, music wise at least, has been Big Sean. You can think it sounds silly or whatever, but listen to his lyrics. He’s pretty down to earth, and 90% of his raps are about putting in the work and doing what you need to do to get what you want.

For all of those of you out there feeling down, or procrastinating on following that dream, force yourself to get at it.

“Can do anything in the world except not do it.” – Big Sean

-Your Time Desiring Word Weaver

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