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The Grab Bag of Thoughts

I hit rock bottom.

Ok, maybe not literally. I don’t want to be that dramatic. But creatively I found it extremely hard to come up with a topic to write on today, so I came up with an idea to make things interesting.

I’ll call it my GRAB BAG OF THOUGHTS. For times like this, I’ll string together separate things that have been rattling around in my head but are nowhere near long enough to write full length posts about….yet. Maybe that will come later. Who knows what the future may bring. The topics are below.

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On June 8th, I spoke about how long it had been since I was in a library (around 2 or 3 years if I recall) and my desire to end that dry spell. I talked about it here. Well…..I attempted to go to the largest one in my city but ended up getting turned around due to it technically being in another county from where I lived. A free library card would only be given to those who lived in that county, otherwise the person would have to pay $40 annually. That may not seem like a lot of money but as I mentioned in the original article, the whole point of utilizing a library would be to save money and still be able to have access to a large amount of good books to read. I just feel like I’d be hustling backwards. So my search for a library continues!

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I’ve put off this post about father figures in different media for awhile now. Although Father’s Day has passed, I still think it would be worth dissecting the topic. Who are some of my favorite father’s in different media (I’d expand the discussion to include story driven videogames, as well as television and movies)? The point of it would be to speak on their roles within that particular story and how they impacted the protagonist (or if they are the main character, how they affected the world around them through their perspective). I think it’s easy to typecast parents as one specific thing and there are a wealth of stories that prove otherwise that affected me deeply that I want to highlight.

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I haven’t forgotten that I spoke on attempting to enter some type of writing competition by the end of the month (spoke about it here). Things have been waaaaaaaaay crazier than I thought in-between work and outside responsibility and I haven’t had that much time to think about it. But with the end of the month rapidly approaching I need to pick it back up. I like the idea of doing a 300-500 word story submission. I have no idea what I would write about but it would force me to hone in on a specific concept and see what I could wring out from it. Something to think about for the upcoming weekend.

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This whole personal project of writing 100 words a day (5 days a week) has been harder than I thought. For others more experienced out here, I know that amount seems completely inconsequential…but you have to crawl before you walk. Long work days don’t put me in the mind state most conducive for writing. But I’ll still do what I said I’ll do. Developing consistency.

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House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski is the most challenging book I have ever read; and I loved it. Still processing my thoughts on it but I see myself writing some type of review or analysis in the future in order to better quantify how I felt.

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That’s my grab bag for this week!

See you on Friday!

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Just a frantic working regular Joe attempting to make his publication dreams come true. One day at a time. Lover of the quirky, disdain for the overtly negative.

2 thoughts on “The Grab Bag of Thoughts

  1. Nice grab bag of thoughts; actually made me think about several things. Regarding the library, see if you can join your local library online. Also, see if there are certain discounts, i.e., military, senior citizens, student, corporate, etc. You might be surprised. Keep it up — really admire your consistency. (Wish I had more of it……)

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