Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Impatiently Yours

A year ago I was recovering from a nasty cold I'd picked up on a business trip to Chicago. I was about to go to Europe for the first time. I had no idea I'd be quitting my job in three months.

Today I'm hammering away at my computer trying to write about an ancient civilization. Life's weird.

I feel...impatient. I guess it's better to be patient and wait for good things to happen rather than being impatient to learn the bad things sooner.

Does that even make sense?

Probably my worst quality is my lack of patience. (Though one or two people might have something else to say about my worst quality. Maybe we'll take a poll.) I know things take as long as they take, and it's no use living if you're always looking forward to the next damn thing and never enjoying the present, but bah.

I was that kid who opened all her Christmas presents ahead of time. Under the cover of darkness. And I'm still that kid, but bigger.

In other news I spent the morning poking around old issues of Dragon and Dungeon magazines. I don't know if I'm motivated enough to make DnD into my full-time study, but I'm curious about what it would take to create my own adventure.

Maybe someday. Once I learn how to (patiently) read a book cover-to-cover and grok some new realms.


Barbara Stoner said...

Hey, I'll comment on yours if you comment on mine! :) Patience? It took me 20 years to finish the first novel that's going up on Kindle this weekend. I think perhaps Impatience might have served me better.

E.M. Jeanmougin said...

Hi there. Just read your story on Flashes in the Dark. Very well written. Reminded me faintly of "From a Clockwork Orange" but with slightly more class. I think the story unfurled very well, dropping subtle but firm hints that allowed the reader to draw their own conclusions. Nicely done <3

Folly Blaine said...

Barbara, thanks for the comment, I'll be sure to reciprocate. Also, congratulations on getting to the point where your novel is going up on Kindle. I'm happy for you and look forward to reading.

E.M. Jeanmougin, thank you! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback. If you like that style, I have another story at Every Day Fiction you might also like: Thank you for reading.

E.M. Jeanmougin said...

Read the piece on Every Day fiction as well. You have a fine gift for subtle detail (particularly in the description of your protagonist). Pretty sure you'll go far. Keep up the good work!

Folly Blaine said...

Thanks, E.M. I'm looking forward to reading your work as well. I'll be keeping an eye on your blog.

E.M. Jeanmougin said...

Many thanks <3