I was going to write a post 4? 5? hours ago. Instead, as always when I’m tired, the ADD is driving. So I’ve done a million things, but mostly hung out with friends…
One of them posted this (at himself, not me) early this morning:
It’s kind of true… Add in that I’m tired though not sleepy, which is a weird state, and that I found out this morning —
Oh, yeah, let me back track: I got home to a strong smell of… well, poop. I thought “well, it’s night time, the house is closed, must be the boxes.
But the boxes were pretty much clean, and nothing explained that smell. Until I got a look at Havey-cat’s behind. You see, he’s a Turkish Angora (no, we didn’t pay for him. We found him in a mini-golf course. So he’s probably not pure, but he even SOUNDS like them.) So, if you don’t shave his behind regularly, at some point he’s incapable of doing it himself. Also, honestly, he only half tries. LEAST hygienic cat EVER.
We’ve been busy and not taken him in for a full shave. So… We shaved somewhat (we need to take him to the vet for a full shave) and then washed his behind (fun for the whole family!)
He was not only a mess, but he’d scooted all over the carpet trying to clean himself. At 10 pm, I was carpet cleaning. And then I sort of passed out.
This morning, I realized though not as strong, the smell was still there. And then I realized it was all over the dining room floor. Fortunately wood, but still…
So, Fyrecon was very good, even if the lesson on giving your universe depth, because only three hours, and therefore — I realized — insufficient to create a whole non-earth world, turned into “How to make sure your alternate world isn’t laughable. What you need to take into account.”
I remembered again how much I enjoy teaching. And how EXHAUSTING it is. And the weird things I end up teaching.
So, definitely when I do online workshops, it will be no more than week a month (A week’s time. Not necessarily a week. I know some of you would benefit from having them on the weekend.)
AND probably only for a year (because it is exhausting.)
Since this is not a real post, I’m going to leave you to discuss what you THINK I can teach. I think the building parallel worlds would translate well to online (but longer, much longer, as I’d have to give you hints/shepherd you on your own worlds.) And I was thinking a workshop on beginnings and perhaps one on character arcs.
What do you guys think?