Today I picked up a shift doing a little filming on the side. It shouldn't be a big impact on things (here I am updating the blog, right?) but it doesn't mean a little less time I'll have to spend writing and editing. But, that's what happens when you have to pay the bills.
It's a little strange to get behind a camera again. I won't say that I hated what I did, but it didn't really move me. It wasn't enjoyable. It was... just a job. So, too, will this little side business.
I suppose this will be good, too. Getting out to interact with more people on a regular basis will certainly help my sanity. Sometimes locking yourself away to write and edit can get to be a bit much.
On another front, I've made several pages of progress on my Paladin side story. I'm keeping up with my NaNoWriMo goals, but I feel like I'm not editing as much now. I'm going to have to see how that can be re-balanced. I know there are enough hours in the day, I just need to organize better.
It's a fun story, so far. I've gotten to do quite a bit of research, getting insights into clothing, food, political atmosphere, technology, linguistics... it just keeps going on and on. The inner nerd (and outer nerd) really geek out over this kind of stuff. It's just so fun to learn new things that I can incorporate into my stories to keep them consistent and accurate.
That's all for now. DFTBA!
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Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.