Learning New Things
Like I’ve said before, I read a lot of author’s blogs. I enjoy seeing how others fit writing into their otherwise busy lives. A high school friend of mine said he wakes at 3 am to get some writing done before the rest of the house wakes and steals away his quiet time.
I’m still trying to master the consistency factor in my writing. I just finished a short story, and decided to try my hand at making a book cover for it. In them same blogs I mentioned, authors talk about how an effective book cover makes all the difference. They also speak about how easy it it. When they say easy, they need to put an “*” and a footnote explaining, “It’s only easy if you have an ounce of graphic design software experience. Otherwise it’s a pain in the ass.” I don’t have that “ounce.”
While spending hours trying to figure out copying, pasting, and erasing the white background from clip art, a new story came to me. I thought the characters out, put a few scenes together in my head, but haven’t had time to sit down and type. I find this more frustrating than having the time to type, but no story.
It’s a good lesson in time management. Spending hours on this when I should be doing that. Editing the first chapter when I should be writing the second. But, in the end, it all has to get done.