Sept the Fourth (rerererecont’d)
Remember in that last entry when I said it’s been more hours than I can count? That was a lie. It’s actually nighttime now, though, and I’ve gotten zero work done. My head isn’t even fuzzy anymore, I’m just procrastinating like a right asshole. I couldn’t even bring myself to start the outline, like, I made a single bullet point on a piece of looseleaf (technically I titled the looseleaf too, got’a give myself that) and proceeded to spend the rest of my day on YouTube.
But that got me thinking: maybe, just like I don’t know how to write a novel, I don’t know how to plan a novel.
Maybe going from a blank page to a completed manuscript to a printed book balanced on the tip of my boner (my boner which rose because I wrote a goddamn book, bow down peons) is a whole complicated process. Maybe it’s an art form that I’m totally unaware of, that I need to study first before I go about attempting it.
Of course, I realized all this after spending my day watching short films and animations and music videos and shit, but, y’know. That’s uh… that’s just part of the process, I guess. I don’t know. I didn’t research it.
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What I’m trying to say is tomorrow I’m going to legitimately research the process of creating a book, that’s the goal. Not going to worry about writing or outlining, I’m just going to learn the process. All I know right now is that you have to not only trust the process, but also love the process, and I’m just the type of guy who needs to get to know something before he can love it.
It’s time to sleep, Journal, for tomorrow I take notes. Just like I did in college, but this time I’m not paying tens of thousands of fucking dollars per semester. I’m doing shit right, in other words. Fuck yeah.
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Say thankya, Journal. ‘Preciate ya. Good sleeps and good dreams~
Hello Commons, this has been the next journal entry from Untitled Bigfoot Project, a novel about a writer who writes a novel about bigfoot.
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