Quote Of The Week #2 - February 2nd 2019
A Quick Apology
Anyone keeping track of my posts, might have noticed that I missed last week’s posting schedule entirely. A lot of things happened at very short notice, including the cancellation of the B2BCyCon and the decision by several of it’s volunteers to take up the mantle and setup a similar event.
Instead of being a Genre Manager for the B2BCyCon, I’ve taken up a more active overall organizational role, and am now heading up the team for the OWSCyCon.
About H.P. Lovecraft
H.P. Lovecraft was an early 20th century writer, best known for his large number of short stories that appeared in pulp magazines. Despite the amount of material he produced, he was virtually unknown while he was alive, and died in poverty.
However, his influence on other writers cannot be denied, with many writers referencing his Cthulhu Mythos, and building on it. Although in my opinion, few match Lovecraft’s unique style, or does justice to his themes of dark and forbidden knowledge and the sense of Otherworldly terrors that he crafted so well.
Writing At Night
This is something I actually love to do, even though a lot of the writers I know say that they are too tired to write at night.
I have a number of reasons why this works for me:
- I work a daytime job in retail
- My brain seems to be more focused later into the day.
- Writing at night means it’s darker out, and that really seems to set the tone for me
- Yes, I might be tired, but that’s when I find it easier to turn off my internal editor, and just write.
- The apartment is just that much quieter without daytime noises, and sometimes my wife is even in bed before I start writing.
All-in-all, it’s a lot easier for me to write when I don’t have the distractions of the day. But I know that not everyone can make it work for them.
So, in the comments below, let me know when you write by preference, and why.