I’m pretty sure I’m over a week behind on Summing-Up posts. Today is not going to be the catch-up day either. Today, creatively, isn’t going to be for Summing-Up. My initial scheme was one week Stop Button, next week Comics Fondle, repeat. Turns out that one week Stop Button has turned into about a month of it. I had my data disaster exactly a month ago; I had a file renaming thing running to make it easier for either iPad writing or some Markdown app compatibility and it wiped a quarter of my first draft. Instead of rewriting the finish, I looked at the writing experience, looked at the result, and worked out some next processes. Writing as processes. So much fun. And I’m not even be facetious. It is kind of fun to be able to examine one’s processes in order to critique them.
Never going to get to write my absurdist pre-World War I alternate movie history, but dang if I don’t know exactly how I’d structure my time writing it.
Having so spectacularly failing that scheme, I think I’ve decided I’m going to focus on one, then the other. I didn’t expect the John Carpenter retrospect to run four posts. I thought I’d be done with it in a day. And not even a big writing day. Couple hours, few thousand words. So I think what I’m going to do is swing back and forth like an improperly weighed pendulum. Stop Button for a bit, Comics Fondle for a bit. At least two longer posts for Comics Fondle, then back to Stop Button, then back to Comics Fondle. Let me explain in detail how a pendulum works.
Kidding. Though I kind of wish I could just go into a description of The Way Things Work’s visuals.
Now I’m just trying to decide whether or not to edit that first Carpenter piece—the last entry—or go play video games. I know what John Carpenter would do, but it’s something I’ve been a little upset at him doing since I found out about it. What a long sentence. And it’s opaque, at least to most people.
On the other hand, if it’s good enough for Paul Newman….