So to compensate for my inability to get an honest poem or a flash fiction up for you guys,

I’ll post a bunch of little posts throughout the night with some random musings and thoughts.

It’s gonna be a late night, I’ve got a five page paper to write hnnnng. And while I’ve finished the first page quickly, the rest of it is going at a tortoise’s pace. So as I write, I’ll be updating here.

See you all soon!

Spring Afresh

Things feel a lot vaguer than they did last October.

See, last October, I bought a shiny new notebook to record my schedules, my ideas and some journal entries. And the priorities there were so clear (I was primarily focused on launching a new blog called “The Citizen’s Compendium”, which would host a series of essays and editorials concerning issues and grievances under the Trump administration.)

The ideas and plans I’m trying to follow now were only vague notions, just as the ideas that I have are now. They’re vague ideas blurred like my eyesight if I’m not wearing glasses or contacts. Slowly, some voice, some words will come forward and speak. Things will slowly become sharper and sharper or just slowly float away.

Hopefully, these plans will sharpen and solidify a bit.

At any rate, the true game plan.

I’m going to be focusing on schoolwork for the most part today, getting things done and trying to work ahead. Some of that involves working on coding for the website, and afterwards, I’ll be watching Photoshop tutorials. Some of that involves writing. Tomorrow, I think I’ll be practicing what I learned.

One last thing I’ll be doing tonight! I’ll be writing one page of fiction every night before I fall asleep. Doesn’t matter how bad it is, but I just want to start on this story idea and build on it, because I feel like although things are unclear right now, they’re not gonna get any clearer unless I start.

I’ve got a lot of other things on my mind, but I think that’s for something slightly better than a progress report.

Until next time!

-D

What’s Happening Tomorrow?

I’ve spent the whole day working on internship applications!

Yahoo! I’ve been productive for once in my life~

No, but hello everyone! I’m just giving you all a casual Site News post- sorry to give you two in a row, I promise it won’t happen again.

But here’s a general game plan for anyone who’s interested:

You’ll be getting a silly little flash fiction tomorrow at noon! There was a thought that occurred to me, and it created a quick dialogue between two characters that I had to get down. That’s a habit that I’m going to try- inhabiting different characters rather than using my own voice. It should definitely be interesting!

I’ll be doing some coding practice for my New Media class tomorrow, as well as finally, finally starting Photoshop tutorials. And oh, Christ, I have to get around to sending emails eventually.

READING! That’s one thing I feel really guilty about not keeping up with recently. I’ll probably switch between “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the different classic poets from my classes. I might end up live-tweeting that for anyone who’s interested…

I’ve also got some thoughts that’ll end up getting posted tomorrow- lemme know what you all think, I’d appreciate your input.

And with that, I think I’m off to bed. G’night, everyone!

-D

The Next Step

Ladies and gentlemen, my dear readers of The Oddity Writer,

This has been a long time coming, but I’ve been putting it off. Refusing to accept it and to let go, because it’s hard. But with the new year looming on the horizon, it’s probably best to make this address now rather than later.

While this will not be the last time I post to this blog, I will be ceasing work on content specifically for this blog. That means regular personal things, status updates and series where I promoted fellow bloggers like Circumnavigation are coming to an end. Regular, daily/weekly content in general also won’t be posted here anymore at least until further notice.

That being said, I won’t stop creating. I’ve got a lot of projects in the works, and if they do get posted, I will be sharing them here. But this blog has not been (for awhile) and will no longer be, my top priority when it comes to creation from now on.

When I started this blog years ago, I was a deeply unhappy person who was lost who didn’t know what he was going to do with his life, and assumed that nobody in the world would care as he screamed his thoughts out into the void that was the Internet.

Everything that has happened since is more than I could have ever asked for. I am so grateful for the experience and the time I’ve had on WordPress. I am extremely grateful for the dear friends that I have made. And while I am very sad that this chapter of my time as a writer is coming to a close, I am very much looking forward to what comes next. And I hope that you are too.

So one last time- thank you all so much for joining me. I’ll see you in the future, on another page of some story.