Monday, June 4, 2018

Pierwalker Log: June 4, 2018

Writing start: 10:37 A.M.
Finish: 3:11 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 1700
Edited (est.): 0

1. Failure: 300 new words
Notes: Chapter 20 is finished! I'll start the primaries tomorrow. Better yet, I can now see the end of the story. It came to me this weekend, and is much sadder and more poignant than I first thought.

2. Book Three Melody: Off till June 12

3. Watson: Off till tomorrow

4. Love Story: Off till June 23

5. Ant story: 400 new words
Notes: More information about this ant world to start. I want the reader to have a firm and imaginative grasp before proceeding too far.

6. Dread Pirate Roberts (2): 500 new words
Notes: I finished the chapter! It needs some serious engineering before it's seaworthy, but I don't think that'll present too many problems.

7. T-Bag: 500 new words
Notes: What made Prison Break so great was that it wasn't just a thriller. It was also a mystery and a crime procedural. Unfortunately for me, new to all three, holding to those genres and themes is a challenge! Still, I proceed apace--for now.

8. Fractalverse: Volume 5: Off till Wednesday
Notes: I keep pushing the start date on this back. Hopefully sometime this week I can begin on it!

Extra notes: I have run a little dry on recyclables the past few days. These are blog posts that have been up for three months or so, and which I repost to draw more attention to them. To make up for their dearth I've been posting a few illustrations and a photo or two. I'll probably keep that up indefinitely.

Getting people to participate in anything is damn near miraculous, be it a blog or politics, or even their own health and welfare. Few are willing to lift even a finger to get involved, even if by doing so their lives are measurably enriched. They say that if you suffer depression, as I do, that getting busy with something helps. But that's not entirely true. It's the involvement with things that truly matter to you that actually makes a positive and lasting difference.

I took it personally for a long time when no one bothered with my work, or with visiting this blog, or my other (now defunct) social media outlets. But it had nothing to do with me. I'm convinced the vast mass of humanity suffers from depression. Worse, no one wants to get off their butts and get involved. And so the depression deepens.

I'm fifteen years at this--talking into the wind. But I'm not going to stop. I think my words and stories have great value and should be evangelized. So I will evangelize into the wind, if need be, and I will continue working, and I will continue involving myself. The other option is to become, well, like most of you out there.

I'm not going to do that anymore.