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30 October 2012 @ 02:55 pm
Look into the eye of the storm  
Sandy came. Sandy went. Sandy largely passed us over. The spousal unit went out in the gusting wind to redirect our rather ineffective downspout away from the house, then resumed playing video games. I spent most of yesterday with the Suspended Piano of Dreaded Impending Power Outage hanging over my head, and I was convinced I would jinx it by going out to the gym, microwaving food, and taking a shower. Turns out the storm blew a bunch of energy elsewhere and veered below us instead of hammering Happy Valley as we had expected. We were damn lucky, and I feel for those that weren't.

My art inspiration has gone on hiatus, and creativity has been slow this month in general. It seems that my brain wants to wipe its slate clean for That Very Special Time of Year.

Again.



My months of planning have given me a much stronger footing. But I still have outlining left to do, a subplot whose details remain frustratingly out of reach. I can't finish that to my ideal standards in two days. There's a certain amount of process that can't be rushed, and that needs to percolate and iteratively refine itself over time. But I do have enough solidified to bang out plenty of useful scenes and perhaps extrapolate some reasonable ideas for the rest. This year, I should make my word count with structurally sound material, a much better wheat-to-chaff ratio, and no emergency Russian gangster crossover antics - although I haven't ruled out the possibility of another such outtake for the lulz. I haven't done squat for [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo either, so perhaps there's some double duty writing to be had there.

I'm trying to make myself brainstorm, or at least pick up the reference books I had been saving for a power outage. My brain is pulling a Hoagie and giving me a major case of the Don't Wannas. It will come around. It always does.
 
 
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: Rush - Force Ten
 
 
 
Mountain-Hikermountain_hiker on October 30th, 2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
Glad you made it through okay!
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on October 30th, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've also been in touch with friends and family in harder hit areas - they're all safe, too.
wild_featherwild_feather on October 31st, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Phew. I'm glad you and your hubby are fine *Squish*
The Heavy Metal Matador: Lu Mengrydain on November 2nd, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *squishes back*