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April 17, 2011 by cassiangrey
Where have I been? Well, I was in Utah for a couple of day.  I've just barely recovered from the 11 hour drive there and 11 hours back. So the question is have I been working on the book or the writer's block project.  The answer is no.  Have I been watching too much Netflix?  Is their too much Netflix.  I've been binging on horror flix, most of which were quite terrible, but a few decent ones.  If you're curious I can recommend a few.  The interesting an...
April 4, 2011 by cassiangrey
I've had far too many thoughts roaming around in my head lately.  Most of them are useless, in so far as that I can't do anything with them.  The terrible part is that they're driving me crazy; keeping me up at night or just breaking my train of thought.  A few nights ago I couldn't sleep at all because I was busy writing my Presidential acceptance speech.  Then when I was through with that I developed a revolutionary international law. Here's how it goes (remember...
April 3, 2011 by cassiangrey
Been away for a while.  Kinda of failing on my projects and operation.  I had an awesome animated gif but this site doesn't take uploaded photos.
March 23, 2011 by cassiangrey
Project Typist I still haven't gotten around to trying out the exercise and writing experiment.  Mostly because I'd prefer to be alone when I did it.  I have this crazy image in my head what I would look like; sitting in front of my computer furiously typing for 15 minutes then suddenly I get up and start doing jumping jacks.  After after 50 repetitions I stop and go back to my computer.  This happens 8 times all the while I'm focused on my own little world not say...
March 20, 2011 by cassiangrey
Project Typist The other day I was having a conversation with my wife about scheduling.  More specifically about how I'm always trying to make or get on a schedule and then consequently getting frustrated.  Which in retrospect is true, though I can never quite figure out what went wrong.  I usually just blame the situation and people for being so unpredictable.  Not to say that I'm not right but I could possibly be semi-wrong.  My wife suggested that the crux ...
March 15, 2011 by cassiangrey
Operation Blog Seeing as how I'm riddled with writer's block I though it was about time to move on to stage 2 of this operation. What is stage 2 you ask?  Stage 2 is what I call, "the first approach".  One can't expect people to come to you for no reason.  And while those with money might used advertisement I don't have money.  That leaves me with doing some foot work because (and this is going to sound a little too religious for my taste) give what you want to ...
March 10, 2011 by cassiangrey
Project Typist I've begun to believe that my current lifestyle is not cohesive with a regular schedule.  This makes it nearly impossible to set a consistent work time thus making it this section of the experiment impractical.  With that said, For me, schedule writing is a bad system to counter act writers block. Even if I pretended that I had a normal day, coming home from work, having dinner then sitting at a desk to write, I still don't think its a good system.  ...
March 8, 2011 by cassiangrey
Project Typist Sometimes nothing works out. After a long time, a few interruptions and a lot of thought the system of scheduled writing needs to be more complex.  At least for this experiment.  The reality of life is that I can't say that every day I will be free from this time to this time.  Perhaps it's just my life but I think that isn't very likely.  I think that there is no guarantee for any artist that they can control the world. Well... Other than ignor...
March 1, 2011 by cassiangrey
Project Typist Day 2.0 – Scheduling - The best laid plans... This is one of the major reasons I don' believe creating a schedule for writing is a functional system. Things come up; little things, important things and things that need to get done. While writing is important, and to a certain extent I consider it my job, there are tasks that must be completed in order to live. So today I didn't write. It isn't the first time and it won't be the last time I planned to work and so...
February 28, 2011 by cassiangrey
Project TypistDay 1 – Scheduling – Today I'm am working on scheduled writing. I began writing at 1pm, like I planned to do over the next couple of days. Just prior to getting to work I fall asleep for an hour long nap. I almost didn't wake up. Despite feeling exhausted I got to work. Since I watch TV during the control I decided to watch TV during this session. I wrote for nearly an hour, a lot of dialog, then I hit a plot point I hadn't thought through. Trying to figure out w...
February 27, 2011 by cassiangrey
Project Typist Day 3 – Control – Drinking and writing just like the masters. I’ve read several theories that drinking doesn’t help the artistic mind and may actually hinder it.  I may not have written as much as day 2 but I felt like I was on a roll.  I was still watching Robotech while working. I Wrote for an hour but was distracted for nearly 30 minutes. 484 words typed.
February 27, 2011 by cassiangrey
Project Typist Day 2 – Control – Still working on Rhodes still watching Robotech. Listened to music while working.  Worked for an hour and a half then got bored and worried that the plot line was getting confused. Spent a good while re-reading the end of Rendered Fat to remember what was going on. Also it felt like there was too much dialog. I’m also hungry, the cat wants attention and I want to cut my hair. 730 words typed. For anyone who doesn’t know t...
February 27, 2011 by cassiangrey
Day 1 – Control I’ working on the sequel to Rendered Fat which is currently called Rhodes.  Before I set to work there were 7,113 words.  I sat on the couch watch TV as I typed.  It had been a while since I last wrote so I didn’t expect it to go well. I lasted 30 minutes.  Brought down by distractions and sleep. After browsing the internet briefly I decided to nap. It’s debatable whether or not my distraction and sleepiness could be a psyc...
February 27, 2011 by cassiangrey
“Writers block” is defined as a writers inability to form words into sentences and sentences into information, either fictional or non-fictional. This experiment does not intend to discover the cause of this issue, whether biological or physiologic. The purpose of the experiment is to find realistic and efficient solutions to writers block. There will be 3 section in this experiment. Section 1st will be the control, writing unaided by any systems. The 2nd will contain the...
February 26, 2011 by cassiangrey
Stage 1 of operation blog is to create blog accounts on multiple sites.  The objective is to discover which sites are easier to use and connect with more people. Ease of use will be determined by myself and based solely on person preferences.  These preferences include but are not limited to: Blog layout, ease of posting, back dating and queuing. Blogs will be judge for connectivity based on number of comments and members/followers. For example on my tumblr account I had 8 follow...