lyrical optometrist

The first song to play on my shuffle this morning was Mr. November by The National.

How fitting.  I promise not to fuck us over either.

It’s National Blog Posting Month and National Novel Writing Month. I’ve never participated in the former mainly because I already tend to blog daily, and don’t really feel as though I need a marathon to get me back into the swing of things. However, I can see how it’s a good kick-start if you’ve lost your blogging motivation. I know many of you reading this are participating in one, or both, of these writing approaches and I wish you the best of luck!

There seems to be a really great community (especially for the NaNoWriMo), and it reminds me of a similar screenwriting project I did when I was in film school. Wherein you could upload your work and get feedback, etc, which as a student I found extremely helpful. Good constructive criticism is hard to come by though, isn’t? “Cool. I like that!” is not helpful in the slightest. I almost think that good feedback is just as important as a good muse. Come to think of it, that is how I got into blogging. Through that screenwriting project website, I was approached to do short story reviews and then down the rabbit hole I went.

This space is different from the last, and I’ve already noticed an evolution of things here. Directional shifts. I’m not always sure where it’s going, but it is certainly a fun ride.

How 5 years flies.

How the unshaven top hats run amok.

That’s right, it’s also National Mustache Month too.


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2 responses to “lyrical optometrist

  1. barbara

    I hope you have that plaque on your desk…

    What a lovely and fitting way for your music to start the month! Despite the robotic march inherent, I do love when our machines surprise us.

  2. I have it in my flat. I wanted to put it on my desk, but decided against it. ;)

    My shuffle has been spot on lately. Quite enjoying it!

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