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Been quite a while since I've been here, and while I have done a little writing in that time, it hasn't been the type I'd usually share here (it's mostly song lyrics, which generally don't ever end up finished/polished enough for me to publish anywhere). However, I recently realized that next year it will be 2015. Why is that significant? I'll explain.

Two of the best things I did for my writing were 100 Theme Challenges. I did my first one in 2007, focusing primarily on poetry. My second HTC was in 2011, and I focused on stretching my styles and abilities, straying away from anything at all that I was used to in favor of new methods/topics/styles. When I noticed those two HTC's were 4 years apart, I told myself that maybe I should make that a consistent time gap. Doing HTC's too often would burn me out on them, I feel, and four years is a long enough time to allow for substantial personal change. 

With 2015 fast-approaching, I'm looking forward to taking on a new HTC. This time, the focus is on just writing. I've been gone from writing for a while, so I imagine I'll be quite rusty, so I'll allow myself what I considered the easy way out in 2011--free form poetry. From 2007, I know that I could put out that kind of work ridiculously quickly (I did 90% of my HTC in Nov/Dec), which is what led me away from it in 2011. Now, since I haven't been writing much, I'm willing to engage in that to get my old gears spinning again, but I'll be trying to mix things up along the way as well. I'll be jumping between various styles, media, and topics throughout the year, attempting to both revisit old mainstays as well as tread entirely new ground for me. 

I have no idea how it will turn out; I haven't touched poetry in ages, but I'm excited to get back to it.

To quote a "recent" piece of mine, "Authorship is written in red from a silver pen--a pen that is first driven into the author's chest to draw ink from their still-beating heart."

Ink has been confined in these veins too long; the coming year will finally see it bled to canvas again.
  • Listening to: Birthday Massacre
  • Reading: Scarlet - Stephen Lawhead
  • Watching: Arrow
  • Playing: Fez
  • Eating: Oishii
  • Drinking: Hot tea and hard cider
Been quite a while since I've been here, and while I have done a little writing in that time, it hasn't been the type I'd usually share here (it's mostly song lyrics, which generally don't ever end up finished/polished enough for me to publish anywhere). However, I recently realized that next year it will be 2015. Why is that significant? I'll explain.

Two of the best things I did for my writing were 100 Theme Challenges. I did my first one in 2007, focusing primarily on poetry. My second HTC was in 2011, and I focused on stretching my styles and abilities, straying away from anything at all that I was used to in favor of new methods/topics/styles. When I noticed those two HTC's were 4 years apart, I told myself that maybe I should make that a consistent time gap. Doing HTC's too often would burn me out on them, I feel, and four years is a long enough time to allow for substantial personal change. 

With 2015 fast-approaching, I'm looking forward to taking on a new HTC. This time, the focus is on just writing. I've been gone from writing for a while, so I imagine I'll be quite rusty, so I'll allow myself what I considered the easy way out in 2011--free form poetry. From 2007, I know that I could put out that kind of work ridiculously quickly (I did 90% of my HTC in Nov/Dec), which is what led me away from it in 2011. Now, since I haven't been writing much, I'm willing to engage in that to get my old gears spinning again, but I'll be trying to mix things up along the way as well. I'll be jumping between various styles, media, and topics throughout the year, attempting to both revisit old mainstays as well as tread entirely new ground for me. 

I have no idea how it will turn out; I haven't touched poetry in ages, but I'm excited to get back to it.

To quote a "recent" piece of mine, "Authorship is written in red from a silver pen--a pen that is first driven into the author's chest to draw ink from their still-beating heart."

Ink has been confined in these veins too long; the coming year will finally see it bled to canvas again.
  • Listening to: Birthday Massacre
  • Reading: Scarlet - Stephen Lawhead
  • Watching: Arrow
  • Playing: Fez
  • Eating: Oishii
  • Drinking: Hot tea and hard cider

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Guigo2112 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
thank you very much for the fav and the watch! : )
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poetrychild Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for commenting on my silly little journal. It is a nice feeling to know that you are not alone in your emotions.
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SnoringFrog Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're quite welcome. Glad to know I was able to help in some small way. :)
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ayegraphics Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
:juggle: :love:
Thank you for the :+fav:
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Autumn-Hills Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Just dropping in to say hi! I have returned to dA.
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SnoringFrog Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool, but I'm barely even here anymore. I was supposed to get active this summer and post a bunch of stuff from last year, but never really did. I do try and pop in every few days though.
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Autumn-Hills Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Well we're on facebook, so I'll see you there if not here.
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QuadForceFive Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks much for watching
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jugga-lizzle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks bunches for the fav!! :thanks:
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Rukkancs Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav:)
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