So, I dedicated this week to working on updates with my horror short “Autonomy Bleeds Black”, which is why I haven’t uploaded a VPD or blogged much of anything else this week. I knew I had to give the horror short some time to make sure my marketing is successful and that my dream of my short stories becoming movies becomes possible.
However, I miss the crap out of my novel! I’m going to work on it today and write a VPD as well as share my other ones. I guess this is the risk of having more than one writing project. Have you ever had this feeling though? Where you miss the world and characters you created? It’s gotten to the point where I have designed playlists for my characters with Spotify when I want to think about them (it’s very fun!). I honestly love this feeling and can’t wait to get back on track.
Also, I started the audiobook called Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke. Have you read it? I absolutely love it so far. It’s definitely a must for artists of all types who need inspiration or encouragement, especially if you’re a poet.
Wow, I am… I want to say I’m “exhausted”, but really I’m proud. There were moments of emotional adversity within the previous week. I survived it. Sometimes it’s weird to look back at a past moment that previously would’ve led to a more explosive result. I’ve been practicing ignoring things more, which I shared on Instagram.
One of the reasons why I’m pursuing psychology is to address the function or desire behind emotional manipulation. It’s amazing how far a person will go to convince you that you should be submitting to a higher power, an authoritarian figure, or even that person in order to have betterment in your life. It’s salesmanship, really. Lol, really petty salesmanship.
As I pursue my psychology degree, I look forward to a deeper plunge into the almost ridiculous ways a human will take to feel validated. It’s not like the desire for validation is bad. Validation in itself, I think, it’s very natural. I’d be a hypocrite for saying the opposite, especially as a writer/artist. I just feel that the way we pursue validation through means of force, manipulation, and otherwise is not just astounding, but also contradictory. That’s just my opinion though. I hope to expand upon that later in the future through more publications and art.
I had some flooding in my place earlier this week and that required most of my attention. Meanwhile, I’ve received some positive feedback on my new astrology article “What To Expect During Each Retrograde” and I am so grateful.
Half of the day will be a catch up day for me, meaning more posts are coming. I hope all of you are staying healthy and making smart choices. Since my week was a bit stressful, the best thing I could do was take a step back for a few days and now I feel more rejuvenated.
Building my writing career has been incredibly fun and intimidating. Now I’m taking steps closer towards furthering my education by pursuing a degree in psychology. I’m really excited.
More novel work is on the way. I’ve decided to read/edit approximately 25%-30% of my first draft and then start rewriting again. I’m debating on sharing some excerpts of my narration to see if I get any feedback, but I’m not sure that will happen because I’m not noticed by a lot of people yet and that’s fine. I’m going to start campaigning my short story, “Autonomy Bleeds Black” more and see if I can get critical or brutal feedback from audiences then.
Yep. Marketing, marketing, marketing. It all comes down to that, doesn’t it?
My week started out strong, then my sleep schedule messed me up. I ended up going silent yesterday without intending to. Lol, it happens. I have a lot of catching up to do, but that’ll be for tomorrow. You can catch up to my Violet Project Diaries (a diary tracking my novel progress and writing career) or check out some of my poetry on my Vocal.Media profile.
My goal for today is to create a Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ support page that will list resources for those who need it.
Also, my blogging theme of the day is going to be Terror Tuesday’s where I blog about the horrific and monstrous. Based on what’s going on recent events, I’m starting with narcissists because America is ruled by them.
The only pages on this website will only be the front page and my blog from now on. I’m keeping it simple.
All completed or available projects are now at my new store: Authentikei’s Workshop. Although it’s a work in progress, this webstore is a cleaner, more user friendly way to access my completed work. Eventually, Authentikei’s Workshop will have merchandise and other products available for purchase.
I did this because my website on here was a mess. It was tempting to abandon WordPress altogether, but I have a good following here and also didn’t want to lose touch with the other bloggers I follow. So this blog will still be personal, professional, and promotional, but overall, it will always be me.
Authentikei is the name of the business. Kris Leliel is my name.
And yeah, that’s about it. Let me know what you think of the store.