"Hi my name is Stormi. That's my real name and I get asked that a lot. I'm from Springfield, TN but originally from Pensacola, FL. I am a drummer and hopefully soon getting guitar lessons. Music is my life. I'm an atheist because,…"
"Yeah, I think I've got decent posture, at least. I'm always conscious about pulling my shoulders back and such, until it's pretty much automatic, now. I was in marching band, too, so I've got a decent stride."
"Yeah, I can see the stage makeup thing. You have to severely overdo everything to make the effects visible from a long distance away. And yeah, styles change massively, over the course of 100 years. The part of it that you like could be the less…"
"Well, I have the feeling that it was my father who drove the decision to let me ditch it. My mother is a bit more of a religious nut. She's not particularly fundamentalist, but she's pretty religious. She completely refuses to even think…"
"Yeah, at least I never had to go through with that. I was able to stop going to CCD (Catholic Sunday school, essentially) shortly after I revealed that bit. I imagine she and my father had a bit of a discussion on the subject.
I suspect that he was…"
Greetings, Marie! I had a cat that started going for my jugular, which might count as "evil cat." I took him to a distant shelter because it had a reputation for placing difficult animals. They put him right down. Not suggesting you do the same, but life is too short for evil family members. I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
I'm working on it, yeah. I've got one book about half written and another ... maybe a quarter of the way written, but it's hard to tell, since it's in chunks, rather than a continuous manuscript. I've written a scene here and a scene there, but I haven't linked them at all.
I haven't been working on the novels as much lately, either. I've been focusing more on the standup comedy ... which is actually somewhat like writing short stories, the way I do it. I don't write individual jokes, but cohesive, 5 to 10 minute segments, many of which are story-based. I'm just working on memorizing the damned material, now.
Right there with you, on the time constraints. For me, it's work and random distractions. For you, there's school, and I imagine worrying about college coming up, huh? If you're a junior or senior, that's got to be looming a bit.
With the sitting thing, I find it helps to drag my laptop out somewhere in public. For me, it's more about minimizing distractions, but you may find that the additional stimulus of the people around you, say at a B&N cafe or coffee shop or something, fills your fidget requirement.
Also, you'd be surprised how much even personal poetry can resonate with other people. There are a lot of strong themes within personal experience, which other people will have been through. The details differ, but there are similar underliers.
"Well said. And let me add that I am not really upset with my brother. I am upset at how religion has robbed from him the recognition that we lost something really great, for good.
Hate the religion, not the religious.
"Joan, I'm so glad the meds took care of your nausea, and you have your terrific family helping you!
Hi Jessica! I forgot about that term "chemo brain" until you mentioned it.
Carl, Yes, a lot of planes from O'Hare are…"