Thursday, July 7, 2011

New Netbook Get

Hey all,

As you can see by the title, I got myself one of those mini laptops. The reason for this purchase you ask. The simple fact that I’m starting to have this itch to write more and more now. Why? I just don’t know, but if I ever find an answer, you guys will be the first to know.

This itch is so great that as of now I’m supposed to be going back to work but I’m writing this instead. Ugh! I guess I have to go back now….

Okay, I’m back and on my lunch break. I hear what you’re saying though. You guys are wondering that if I’m starting to write again, then why I am not writing more on my blog. Well that’s because I have more then one project going. See I have this blog here, I’m also writing on a French gaming website that my friend started, and I also have a project for a book and a short story – although I’m taking my time with those two things.

Yeah I know. A book. Pretty ambitious aren’t I? The thing is, I didn’t mean for it to be a book. I just started writing something that I thought would be a short story and it turned out that it wanted to become something longer. I don’t know if it will be one of those big brick of a book. But it just wasn’t a short story. I still have a lot of it that I need to transcribe on a word processer; I had started writing it in a spiral notebook. A notebook is fine when you have short ideas or texts like this blog you want to write, but when it comes to a book, the less transcribing you do the better. (Dam, I should do a chapter when I get home.)

Scratch that, the less transcribing you do of any text, the better it is. The thing is, since I started writing for the gaming website I need a lot of my spare time to game so I can write about them. And sometimes I have a lot of down time at work. Hence the recent purchase. Now I can use that down time to write what I want without worrying too much about putting it back on the computer afterwards. I just copy and paste. And I’m seriously thinking about getting wireless internet for it too so I can write straight on my blog or the websites forum when I want to. Oh so many possibilities. ^-^ I just hope nobody from work catches on to what I’m doing. Well, I guess if I respect my breaks and everything I should be ok.

But sometimes it’s hard. As I’m writing this there’s only 10 minutes left before the end of my break and I need to go back to work. But the thing is, I don’t feel that it’s enough. I want to continue sitting here and write until I have nothing more to write about. I know it’s pretty crazy. And all good really. For the last couple of years, I kind of felt that there was something creative missing from my life. I thought it was drawing and/or painting. But it turns out that it’s writing.

The thing is when I was in high school I never really liked writing… much. I add much because that statement is not totally true. I didn’t like writing about stuff that I didn’t want to write about. And coincidentally, I didn’t like reading. I’m not adding much to this one because it was true. I would rather read comic books then read a novel. But apparently that is also reading – even if most of the text is surrounded by a lot of drawings. But in the past several years, I’ve started to add books to my reading. And although I’m sure they’re not all master pieces – I’ve read all of the Harry Potter series. Shut up it’s pretty good – at least I’m reading. Which is the one thing that you need to do when you write apparently. Or so Stephen King says in his book On Writing given to me by my lovely J. on my birthday. (Thanks again baby. ^-^)

Anyway, again the clock says I need to go back and I don’t want to. (It’s actually 5 minutes after the proposed time.) I seriously want to stay here. L Oh well! I have to go. But don’t want to. But need to go. Ugh!

Until then this is me signing off.

P.S.: In case you were wondering, this purchase was soooo worth it. ^w^