Four days of Complete Geekery Chaos is now over. Clocks have been reset. Hotel reservations for next year have been secured. Dragon Con 2014 is done. Last thing to do is post the pictures and recap.
I did a lot of introspection in the last month, as I am wont to do when the year ends, about my writing progress. This year, instead of goals or resolutions, I am holding myself to a mantra instead - "write free".
Perhaps, 15 years later after that fateful moment in college, I needed to evaluate that writing scar I had buried so deep inside that I had forgotten I carried it.
Planting day. The pods were prepped for their seeding. The village coroner delivered them to the farmer. The coroner, a small middle-aged man, spoke again of his daughter needing a husband as Philip checked them. Philip only nodded shyly, knowing that the coroner’s daughter had no interest in him. It was okay though. He was used to his quiet life, living alone after his parents died several years ago when he was eighteen.
I love this post by Eden Royce and have been thinking about it for a few days. It's that time of year that is most dangerous for me - back to school time where stores are packed with fresh notebooks and pens. And I have to hold myself in check from "buying ALL the shiny things!".