Penelope and Brennen
The Ramblings of a Muse & an Inner Writer
Sometimes, Penelope channels Anne, and does that exact same thing to Brennen. That'll teach him not to listen to her.
America is now wholly given over to a damned mob of scribbling women, and I should have no chance of success while the public taste is occupied with their trash–and should be ashamed of myself if I did succeed. -- Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Every writer, without exception, is a masochist, a sadist, a peeping Tom, an exhibitionist, a narcissist, an injustice collector, and a depressed person constantly haunted by fears of unproductively. -- Edmund Bergler
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. -- Cyril Connolly
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't I would die. -- Isaac Asimov
Writing may or may not be your salvation; it might or might not be your destiny. But that does not matter. What matters right now are the words, one after another. Find the next word. Write it down. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. -- Neil Gaiman
of things not found within recorded time.
It is not they that have forgot the Night,
or bid us flee to organized delight,
in lotus-isles of economic bliss
forswearing souls to gain a Circe-kiss
(and counterfeit at that, machine-produced,
bogus seduction of the twice-seduced).
Such isles they saw afar, and ones more fair,
and those that hear them yet may yet beware.
They have seen Death and ultimate defeat,
and yet they would not in despair retreat,
but oft to victory have tuned the lyre
and kindled hearts with legendary fire,
illuminating Now and dark Hath-been
with light of suns as yet by no man seen.
-- "Mythopoeia," by JRR Tolkien
This journal is for the personal muse and inner writer of storiwr (they are called Penelope and Brennen, respectively (which is where I got the username)). And like my writing journal, unless I know you, I'm not going to friend you on this journal. Sorry. That's just how I role.
The finished products (as far as the sections of my book (as I get enough that I think it's a good length for posting), and the various short stories that I work on) will end up on my writing journal (which is the one listed above). For this journal, I will mostly make posts regarding working through the ideas I get, trying to get them to take root, and either squee or bitch about said ideas (depending on whether they're working or not, or if Penelope is doing what I want her to do ... which she usually doesn't).
There will also be some stuff regarding the act of writing, and things that get both Penelope and Brennen excited (and which cause me to have massive brain-gasims). So, be afraid. Be very afraid.
My "Anne" moodtheme was made by dear_prudence @ oh_darling, and can be found here.
My "Castle" S1 moodtheme was made by fangirl_icons, and can be found here.
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