After I decided to reconnect with the things I love, I went back to my blog to reconnect with my thoughts.
I realize that about two years ago I stopped posting about what it means to me to be a writer and entertainment designer. In a lot of ways, it's about the same time I started finding it hard to write.
One of the things that I did discover, or should I say rediscovered, was the Cult of Done Manifesto. I remembered how I felt the first time I read it. I remembered how inspired I was.
Everything Is a Draft
I remember when I abandoned that principle. At a certain point when I was writing The Chain, I vowed to myself that I would write the book that I wanted to read. I didn't realize until today that I set a goal to pursue the Platonic ideal of the book I wanted.
That one unseen goal has paralyzed me ever since. My drive to write a perfect book has kept me from working on the right book. So I find myself with what feels like an unending wave of writers block.
Laugh at Perfection
I dabbled around a little bit with the idea of treating the story like it was software development. The text I write would be the code. There would be iterations, patches, updates, and development towards fuller and greater versions. It is an interesting idea,
Perhaps what I need to do is pick up that idea again and see where it leads me. Since I spent a lot of time tinkering with it, and not doing it, there's a good chance that it holds the key to unlocking my creativity.
Hopefully, you will join me in this grand experiment. I'll share my experiences and theories with you, all I ask in return is for your feedback. I know I don't have to ask for your support. You've always shown me so much. Let the experiments begin.
My name is Charlie, but if your looking for my work, I go by C. E. Dorsett. I write scifi, fantasy, and a touch of horror. I like to play with gothic, steampunk, decopunk, epic fantasy, and wuxia. I love to tell stories and talk about books, movies, series, and music.