Monday, September 10, 2018

Pierwalker Log: September 10, 2018

Writing start: 10:00 A.M.
Finish: 3:00 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 800
Edited (est.): 12900 + two poems

Tasks

1. Failure: Align edit chapter seven

2. Book Three Melody: 800 new words
Notes: The chapter will probably be 9K words. A very good chapter, too. Book Three, as it seems quite apparent now, will be mostly filled by larger chapters.

3. Love Story: Read-through

4. Ant story: Off

5. Fractalverse: Read-through of poems I wrote last week

6. Firefly: Read-through

7. Gilligan: Off

8. Slum: Stage 1 edit of "The Health Clinic"

Extra notes: I have decided to stop writing political essays and rants--at least here on this blog. Moreover, I will no longer publish political essays and rants. I'm just too burned out by them to bother anymore.

If I write anything political, if I decide to rant about the state of the world, I will confine my words to my poetry and to TLCAC, my little subreddit. I just don't see the point anymore, and am ashamed I didn't lose sight of it much earlier.

The world indeed is forever out of control, to echo Lao-tse, and the only thing my ranting does, at least as I've indulged it in the past, is raise my blood pressure. The herd is forever going to keep herding on; fascists will never go away; suburbans will never stop being indifferent to the world and their toxic lifestyle; the Internet will never stop being a sewer; materialists will never wake up, ever ...

So what's the fucking point, you know?

My poetry will always be political or about nature, or about spiritual matters. Always. Speaking out there doesn't feel like ranting to me. And TLCAC? If I ever get more subscribers, I'm sure we'll have plenty of time to rant and rave. That seems much better.

Ranting by oneself is a lot like drinking alone. It's really dangerous and does absolutely no good for anyone, especially the ranter. Best have a ranting partner, at the minimum.

And so this blog has become more purposeful and pointed. Here you'll find my digital art; here you'll find my poetry; and here you'll find my fiction. I've also taken to posting the occasional quote along with a photo. That seems like a good blog to me, an interesting blog.

I hope you agree.

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