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The New Approach

Dreams are fickle things. As are resolutions, elections, vacations, and everyday lives.

I am not even going to mention trying to editΒ a novel. Right now that just isn’t going to happen. Why? Because apparently I am terrible at editing. I would much rather write another story that might actually come together without major rewrites. And given my history of ‘pantsing’ these stories I thought I would try to do something a little different this time.

I am actually taking notes on the chapters I want to write. The notes consist of who, what, where, and bread crumbs on the tone of the chapter.

For example:

George goes to the movies with Eric and Sandra. They are going to see an action film that is supposed to be a little scary but not too much because Eric screams like a girl. Lucas is trailing behind keeping a close eye on Sandra. He has been watching over her since she was a baby and knows that she can often find trouble where there is none.Β 

As the movie plays George gets up to go get popcorn and something to drink. When he gets back he gives the drink to Sandra, who after drinking it passes out. George and Eric take her outside.

Okay that’s a really short version of what my notes look like, but you get the idea. The main point of these notes is to give me a guide that will point out the pitfalls and introduce people as I need them without getting wrapped up in their backstories.

Though I will admit that some of that sneaks in. When it happens I simply cut that bit out and move it over to the bio page for that person. πŸ˜€

The secondary point of these notes is to allow me to rearrange the chapters without having the actual chapters getting in the way. Since I’m doing this before I start writing I’m less likely to put something in that won’t work if the chapter gets moved.

Let’s hear it for organized chaos.

And if you don’t think it’s chaos, just wait till I print these pages out! It’ll be arts and crafts week at summer camp. πŸ˜‰


Walking through the Zodiac

I’ve decided that since I’ve been a little lax in my studies and life in general I would go back to this. A trip through the zodiac according to the signs and their times. Sounds a little like a year and a day type thing, but if I can keep up with it I will be better for it. Especially since I have never done this before. πŸ™‚

So the goal is to make as many entries as I can, whenever I can, and use the meditations from Dancing with Dragons as a jumping off point. Lets see how this goes….

“Positive outlook I want in my life,
Warm thoughts and firm persistence,
I want to be generous, outgoing to all,
For these I need your assistance.”

I am not a very positive person nor is my persistence very firm. This could be harder than most things I’ve had to work on in the past, but I am willing to give it a shot. So how do I go about getting that positive outlook in life? The meditation is a great place to start, but I don’t think that I can leave it at that. Magick on its own is not going to change me…I need to put the effort into changing myself. And that is something I can do. I’ve done it in the past.

Everyone has to one degree or another. Moving on after someone dies is one form of changing, but perhaps the most common is daily changes that most people don’t notice right away. It becomes habit to alter oneself in subtle ways I would guess. So for me, changing from a neutral/negative outlook on my day is going to take some practice. I would choose to start this at the beginning of the work week. πŸ™‚

No, really it is a good thing. If I am to change then I need to begin rather than putting it off for another day.

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