The past couple of weeks, I’ve been having a hard time conceptualizing the poems I want to write. I have plenty of ideas and themes, but it’s been a challenge writing them in the style I want to write them in. This week, I made something that is a little more free than much of my other stuff. It’s just a little guy, about the place a lot of my peers are at right now. Somewhere between adulthood and late teens, we are coming up on this big mile marker soon, where once we turn 30, we all kind of feel expected to understand things and to know where we are going when sometimes, that is a really hard thing to do. I wanted to go into the way I’m feeling as I wrote it, how plans and projects start and finish, how my life goes into places I didn’t expect it to go and I’m pleased with this week’s piece.
Thank you for taking time out of your day to read along with me. I hope you’ve found something here that you can carry with you.
Anyway, if you enjoy the poem, go check out The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, I tend to look there often for inspiration regarding these poems and they’ve helped me out a great deal. I’ve also gotten to give a name to many of the things I feel, and I’m grateful for that.
Thank you again for coming by and taking time out of your busy schedule for me. There is a wealth of gratitude inside my heart for you, and I hope I continue to pull you back in the future.
Tell me, do you have apprehensions about growing older? Maybe you’re turning 30 next year, or only 26 like me, or possibly 18, or 81? What are you most excited for or afraid of about growing older? Let me know in the comments + we can talk about it.
Last week was the final week of November, and I released some of my favorite work to date that month. If you’d be so kind, and have a few more minutes. Catch up on some of the things you haven’t read yet, or read them again if you’d like. I want to make sure you don’t miss anything, all of these posts build on each other in some way. Come October 2019, I will have learned a whole new list of things I will be sharing with you on this site.
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Recently I’ve begun the process of upgrading Gravity, My Enemy for the future, and as I’ve explained it so far I’d imagine that means relatively nothing to you so allow me to explain.
I’m doing a handful of things with the blog in the coming months, using a conceptual teaser I’ve developed called Firesoul. I’ve listed the upcoming changes below for clarity and for understanding.
- I will begin releasing new content on the blog, under a new tag. “Loremasters” content will be exclusively short stories and concept pieces I have been and will be working on in the future, to give you an in-universe look at some of the other aspects of my writing.
- I will be making the blog a bit more user-friendly. Meaning that ideally, fewer clicks for you to see the content that I’m releasing and a simpler way to view said content.
- I’m cleaning up my backlog quite a bit, and adjusting how you find old content. Searching for the tags of the previous movements, you’ll now be able to find all of the blog posts from that year. (i.e. if you search “Noose Ends” in the future, all of the poems and related blog posts will show up for you, hassle-free.)
- I’m changing the style and the content of the main blog to make it more time friendly. I am a long winded person by nature, and that is clear in my blog posts. I have found a style through the years of writing that is specific to me, but at times that long-winded style should be reserved for more important and pressing matters. (Like explaining why I am no longer releasing long-winded blog posts. Now, having used the term long-winded far more times than necessary, I’ll explain that the blog posts will be shorter on average than they used to. Meaning that you will not have to delegate as much time to read. This change comes coupled with the next change.
- My blog topics tend to vary dramatically, as such, it’s hard to pin down what I will be talking about each week. I’ve always hated the concept of gimmicky clickbait titles, but I’ve had to give in to some degree. Now, on the title of the blog post itself, I will be posting a small synopsis of what the blog post itself is about. (ex. Our 150 (What do I do about all these friend requests?) This will serve as a method for definitively distinguishing the blog posts from the poetry + from the Loremasters content I am preparing to release.
- I am also adjusting the content release schedule. For the last 8 months or so, you could find a calendar on my website detailing all of my blog posts and poetry and their release dates. For the time being, I’ve disabled this feature because, to be honest, it was unnecessary to do. I would spend a good thirty minutes every week scheduling the images on the calendar because I’m a neat freak and want things to look as nice as possible, but those thirty minutes could have been better spent editing or reviewing the things I’ve written.
- I am going to be including a (much shorter) post-text to the blog posts after this campaign ends, for now, it will be included at the bottom for those interested in what the Firesoul is all about. In essence, I want to use this blog as a method of communication. I am great at standing on a soapbox and talking to you about all these things I think I know, but I want to hear the other side as well.
- I will be posing some questions after each blog post, just to see what my readership feels like in regards to what I’ve stated. This will not likely happen on every post, but a fair share of them (specifically ones I would love to talk with you about) will include these questions.
- There will be a handful of other, smaller changes to the blog. All of them meant to assist you, the reader in navigating the site and having more to engage with regarding Gravity, My Enemy as a whole.
- Bonus: I’ll be linking the URL for the compilation volumes on the blog pages itself, and soon all of the books will be made quite a bit cheaper than they are right now.
One (two) more thing(s):
Thank you for reading all of that, and if you’ve come this far I want to let you know that after the Firesoul campaign has finished, I’ll be giving away a few things. Namely:
Firesoul is more than just a thematic teaser for the blog, it is also an incredibly important object in my written universe. As the center harness for all forms of fire magic. It is the generator that gives fire wielders the ability to wield. This teaser comes with a large release and the start of a big writing project I will hopefully be undertaking as the four souls come to completion. Because I don’t like baiting people for unknown lengths of time, each of the four souls will be revealing lore from my universe through pages uploaded to my website. The first of them, regarding fire itself, will be released upon the launch of the Firesoul campaign. Make sure to check my website/social media regularly for information regarding the changes.