As promised, I have information and news for you:
NEWS — 31 Days of Narratemes: a guided journal for questing the crap out of your daily life is now in Draft mode here on Inkshares. As soon as it has 3 followers, I will launch the funding campaign. The welcome/intro chapter is up now, tomorrow I will post the first proper lesson.
INFO — My plan is to campaign for this guided journal (which is purely in the editing stage at this point) while writing a memoir in the abecadło style (a Polish literary genre of ABC book). After the campaign for 31 Days of Narratemes is complete, I will draft-and-campaign for The ABCs of Hoarding Like a Dragon while working to complete Puttin’ the Puss in Boots (the memoir acting as a sort of palate-cleansing project). Then, I will campaign for the Master Cat method.
So, proper/public progress on this project is slated for 6 months from now.
Also, as part of staying accountable to myself and you, I have begun livestreaming my day-to-day. It’s one of the least interesting things ever. Who wants to watch a writer sit and write all day and take time out to eat and read and prevent brain-fry? But, I just want the info out there.
Good journey, my friends.
Hear, ye! Hear, ye!
My apologies for the delay in getting this update to you.
As I began writing Puttin’ the Puss in Boots I was still testing many of the principles it contains (which are golden, in my opinion, obviously). But the process of iterating through each of those principles lead me down a sort of rabbit-hole to see what sort of Foundation of Focus was underlying it all.
You see, while it’s all well and good to discover the principles of productivity in order to meet external goals, you won’t find satisfaction in any of your achievements if you’re unable to marry them to your internal goals. That’s right! In order to be really and truly and satisfyingly productive, you’re gonna need a framework of self-help/self-care.
"Oh, no," you may be thinking, "she’s gone off the woo-end."
You’re probably right. But, we all know that we are our own worst enemies, and we need a way to quest through that nonsense. Specifically, we need to:
Since this particular questing framework is foundational to the MASTER CAT method of Puttin’ the Puss in Boots, I’ll be making a new project for it here on Inkshares. As soon as it’s live, I’ll let you know PLUS I’ll give you certain intel to help you keep me honest.
Good journey, my friends — Rose
Fun Fact about Questing: it literally applies to all of the things.
Chapter Three is begun!
I am really very excited for chapter three - undoubtedly the longest chapter of the book - because we finally get to meet the cat and get moving on what makes the cat such an amazing example of the trickster/quester we should strive to be in our lives.
Did you know that the miller’s youngest son originally wanted to kill the cat and eat it as his final meal? He wasn’t even about to eat the cat, he was just sitting around lamenting about how after eating the cat he would starve to death and the cat - perfectly positioned to run away to freedom - stuck around and then went on to do so much more.
But, first things first my dear, click this link to read the start of Chapter Three: UNTIL the cat starts talking, and let us get talking about getting our heads in the game. It’s a rough first draft, but it is so worth it for the quick and dirty on my 5-Finger Method for Getting a Grip.
Oh, and if you want to share this with your interneighbors, I would be much obliged. Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Facespace, whatever you hip kids are into these days.
Step Two: "Research"; IMPRESSING the reigning monarch
A slow start to the campaign and I am not discouraged. Most of the lack of movement is that I’ve been doing the writing, but not as much marketing. I’m in a choir and preparing for an evening of tarot readings. December is a busy month.
Actually, that’s just this week which means that after this weekend, guess who’s getting my full attention. You, my dears, and Master Cat.
To help speed things along in terms of getting you out of the weeds of my research and into the first draft trenches, the notes and quotes posted one "portion" at a time prior to last week are going to be grouped together (without creating too long and boring a stream of notes and quotes, I promise).
Step Two: "Research"; UNTIL the cats starts talking, Recognition / Contending / Analysis / Time