Note: Longer post.
With regards to the nonfiction project the past 48 hours have been interesting.
A bit of up and down.
I’ve had a vision regarding the format for the project for several months. Excited at a number of new tools available with WordPress I began laying out the foundation for the content. Unfortunately, as slick as the possibilities are, the initial format was too cumbersome.
For readers and for me.
I rescoped the project and went back to the drawing board.
I also attended several webinars and had multiple discussions with the project team on what was possible.
In terms of management it was still too cumbersome.
And irritating in some aspects because of it.
Getting Out of My Head
I’ve been working from home since 1994 when the tech company I was working for waded into that model.
So they could sell some real estate in order to save money and “return share-holder value.” Ahem.
After leaving The Titanic I went to another tech company and helped guide them through the joys of working from home.
Barking dogs, flushing toilets, swearing people in close proximity to phone, spouses and kids that didn’t realize working from home = WORKING…
The Big Empty
Though the silence of leaving corporate to pursue writing full-time was incredibly difficult to get used to, I found ways around it.
Usually going to a park or a pub or even a hotel lobby to work.
Then the pandemic hit.
Fortunately, we’re at a point where I again have options available.
More than a park which is beautiful but at the end of the day is just more quiet.
Determined to find a way forward that would not compromise my vision for this project I went out to a sports pub.
I am rarely the only one working there.
Surrounded by screens showing various sports on various versions of ESPN I immediately began writing creative thoughts that truly seemed to spring up out of nowhere.
It isn’t nowhere – it’s the environment. Sports TV is a wonderful way to get away from doom and gloom news that would kill creativity.
Within ten minutes I had what I thought was a solution to the challenge.
The vision but reimagined in a way that was less bloat.
Getting the information into a presentable format I consulted with part of the team – discovered it was pretty solid – and went home a happy camper.
New Day New Start
I woke up early yesterday, the beginnings of an Introduction in my head.
And very excited because I knew this new format was going to work exactly as I needed it to!
It was more than the tools that were at issue.
I’m in a position where if I don’t see some functionality I need I can write it/have it written.
It was an issue within an issue.
Format within the format.
Video V Written
I knew simply publishing another Riding the Waves type book was not appropriate. Still, some of the information needed to be put into written format.
It just made sense.
At the same time I had a number of real-life experiences I could talk about on video to give context to the information being shared. Unfortunately, it became clear after shooting several of the videos they were too free-form.
They lacked the structure written format offers.
The new format I came up with beautifully marries the two.
On the heels of the triumph came the need to address another format within the format issue.
It is appropriate that I include the stories I’ve [already] shared along with videos I’ve filmed that round them out.
There IS an esoteric EMF component to them.
Wow – I just realized there’s an Atmospheric EMF component to that area too! As soon as I finish this I’m going to sketch out that video to make sure I capture it!
Knowing the Cesspit belonged wasn’t the problem.
Like I said – it ties into various EMF pieces.
It was the reason it was there.
Survivor of child abuse – the Cesspit content necessitated a review of that basket – seeing how much of the contents weren’t my burdens to carry.
That takes energy.
It wasn’t the memories so much as making sure the information – how it is presented – is done in harmony with the rest of the material.
That takes energy.
By the time I was ready to start that Introduction, the day had waned and I was on to something else.
There’s Always Tomorrow
Thanks to atmospheric changes I woke less than inspired to get to the project.
Alas, not even espresso could do it.
Determined to circle back to that inspiration I considered what might help get me back on track.
Reading the headlines definitely didn’t help.
About an hour ago I got a nudge to open a book Keep Calm and Ask On. By the second page I was back on my feet.
Nothing like being reminded of the importance of centering yourself amidst chaos to get you centering yourself!
After a quick lunch I am ready to get to it.
I really am excited about the project. I’m also overwhelmed.
It’s why I love fiction so much. It gives me a break from a life filled with the Pillars of EMF Sensitivity
** I am no longer harmed by tech EMFs but the Crew and the Wizards have demonstrated an interesting relationship between esoteric and technologic EMFs.
Ghost in the Machine?
The Lighter Side
Video introducing the castle mascot will be available shortly.