Well... I haven't blogged in a while. A few reasons. One of the being anxiety. I don't know what it is but it leads to avoidance. I can't open emails or respond to comments for days, sometimes weeks on end. I had a few comments I needed to respond to on here and I just avoided the blog for ages. But I'm back again and catching up on your blogs. ♥
On the 12th of August I started what I hope will become the rest of my life. I woke up and wrote a thousand words and then decided I would write for an hour everyday for the rest of my life. I made a little calendar and stuck it above my bed and it's still there now. I put a big red cross through a day when I've written. I have not broken the streak yet and I hope I won't. In the words of Fleetwood Mac: 'Never break the chain'.
So much has been happening really. Not huge events but things like seeing old friends more frequently, reading my books for uni. This is what I have to read:
Ignore the last four books on the right hand side. They're just photobombing sort of. I'm also taking a writing course with Second City for 8 weeks which starts in two days. I love my mum. Thank you for helping me out so I could take this course <3
This is my word count so far. I don't know how but it seems like I'm writing a novel. It isn't one I ever ever intend to publish but just waking up everyday with a purpose and something to work towards is cool. Also, it's about my estate which is fun. An alternative version though. It is very heavily inspired by Exit 57, Strangers with Candy and the book Wigfield. Basically everything Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello have done together! It's also inspired by Night Vale and The X Files. I like weird characters, that's all.
I feel like I have to enter a weird world every time I come to write or I have to feel a certain vibe so I've tried to make a moodboard and constantly surround myself with thing that create that creepy weird town vibe. I went round my block to take a few pictures. I remember forever ago I said on this blog that I'd take pictures of where I live.
|1.welcome to night vale 2, 3 Todd Oldham (Wigfield) 3. Exit 57, 4. Brutalist estate 5. Exit 57|
Walking around where I lived just made me think of the hometown heroes. People who lived here too and still do. Here's a little thing. Did you know that Hackney was once voted the worst place to live in the UK? Now its a hipster hub, trendy, everybody wants to be hanging out there. its a place for creatives, i-d magazine is based here and all that jazz. Sometimes I think about the people who made it before Hackney was a place where there seemed to be opportunities, like it is now. That's why Marc Bolan's up there. He was born in Homerton, Hackney, where I was born, he went to school where I went to school, walked the streets I walk, played in the parks I played in. And is one of the greatest rock stars of all time.
There's Michael Caine, Freema Agyeman (the first black female Doctor Who companion), Paloma Faith, MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT. I just have these thoughts as I get closer to graduation. I can do it toooo. And I will. I don't want to be famous. That's not it. I just want to do what I love as a career, that's the goal.
Anyhoo, how you doin?