Ten days into the new year and I have posted 7 pieces/articles, some poetry, one short story and I believe a book review/highlight. With the recent rain storm I was particularly inspired this week to capture some images and write accompanying prose. So far, this year I’ve been fairly productive, especially this week. But sometimes it’s not productive to be continually productive.

Earlier today I was thinking about what was I going to write, capture or create tonight, and the more I thought about it the less I wanted to do anything. But regardless of how I felt at that moment I would continue to think about it. While discussing creative endeavors with my friend Carl (who you can catch over at Photographic Central) I told him that I think I’m going to return to Chayse soon. He said cool.

Chayse is a character I created, and am currently creating, for a story currently titled Remedium. It’s a story I haven’t shared here let alone barely even mention. I’m keeping it close to the chest. The reason I told Carl that I would be returning to Chayse was because of the three or four people who have read about Chayse, Carl was one of them. He’s read the 4,000 plus words. I was writing around 400 words a week but then I stopped. Life happened. I needed to take a break. But Chayse, or the story of Chayse has continued to brew in my head.

Now Carl said something profound, and something I’ve thought of for quite some time, he said “I think in order to be successful at being productive, in whatever field, job or hobby you choose, you have to take a break every once in a while.” I couldn’t agree more. It was nice to take a break from writing about Chayse, even though Chayse never stopped in my head. And it was nice to admit that I didn’t need to create anything tonight. I could wait for inspiration.

Fictional Tendencies  will continue to be a creative outlet for me. I’ll continue to achieve the goals I set for myself in my Goals for 2018  post. I’ll post whatever images I capture or whatever poems or prose I write. And, if possible (I don’t want to give too much away) I’ll keep you informed on Chayse and Remedium as I progress with the story.

If you’re wondering why I chose the palm trees as my “Featured Image”, it’s because everyone always posts pictures about their beautiful sunsets. Don’t get me wrong, they are beautiful and breath-taking. But I wanted mine to be different, so I shot it in Black and White and chose to capture the most wide open and clear space available. Hence, “The Sky’s the Limit”. Don’t limit yourself or your potential.

If you’re still with me, thanks for reading. Get out and create.

Be on the look out for:

  • Review on The Cure for Sleep
  • More photographic images
  • More poetry and prose
  • Updates on Remedium and The Garden
Stay focused.