It's amazing how life can get in the way of writing. I hadn't been able to do my daily ten-minutes for almost a week now. Part of it was because I was feeling exhausted from a long season of helping coach wrestling at my alma mater, Millburn High school. Part of it was because I'd get home too bleary-eyed and mentally fried to even try to come up with something coherent. Work was very busy, too. And, of course, there are the little things that need to be done in order to be a functioning human being that take time, money and effort, and also take a priority over writing. But enough bitching and moaning, here I am, at my computer, typing onto screen what I'm feeling inside my head at the moment. And while it may not turn out to be very interesting, or usable for a short story I may decide to write, it's always nice to get inside my head and let thoughts pour out as quickly as I can type them. I expect to get back on the writing horse starting today and finish a short story I had been writing ten minutes at a time a few weeks ago. I think it will be interesting to see if I can make it as clever as I imagine it in my mind. Sometimes that is hard to do. I write by seeing a kind of movie in my head, then try to put it into words. Obviously, that doesn't always work, but when it does it makes me very satisfied. In the meantime, it is worthwhile to mention that I've spent a lot of time thinking about the sport of wrestling and the physical mechanics of wrestling's moves, and I think that process actually helps my writing. Not because I'm writing about wrestling, but because I am using a part of my brain that seems to help with words and language,, and my ability to create stories. 1:28 left. I'll leave you with this. I am working on the lyrics to one song in particular that a musician in the UK was able to put music to, and now we having a metal band singer in the US sing it. I find the entire process exciting. I love the music. I hope to love the vocals, as well.
Alfred C. Martino
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