I used a music video in my last #LizLately post—I’m going to keep doing this. I like to listen to music (I mean, who doesn’t?), and I wanted a way to incorporate more of that into my blog. I don’t care to talk about music as much, though—especially since I’m not big on the artists who create the music, not usually. There is one that I love by Drake, but I’m not big on his music. I knew him as Jimmy from Degrassi, and I miss him as Aubrey Graham, because I loved the original “Next” generation.
I like a wide variety of music, typically not because of the words, but because of the type of sensory input they give. So Idunno, maybe this will be interesting going forward.
My personal email is not completely empty, but I discovered in December I can archive emails in Gmail—so I did. I archived almost everything the third of January, save about five emails I would need for a little bit. This way, I can unsubscribe to the plethora of newsletters I’m subscribed to slowly. I’ve struggled to unsubscribe to them as they all come in, in the midst of all my other emails. I make use of Gmail’s tabs, but nevertheless: so many emails in each was overwhelming.
I look at it as a stepping stone towards minimalism.
I’m really enjoying it, to the point that I’ve been slacking major on watching movies. There hasn’t been anything on that I have wanted to pause reading my books for. I think right now I like the idea of reading numerous books, though there are some I have found that are helping me write certain complicated characters. I think I’m always going to have trouble writing overtly nice characters (ahem, Madeline), but I was struggling a lot with writing Darlings, which is in third person point-of-view, past tense, because having two girls interact with each other, no matter the context, was proving difficult.
Reading, for me, has become a new form of research for writing, a major special interest. Reading might be a minor special interest; I’m not sure yet.