And this is a true statement…I really haven’t liked redoing my work or, well, anything. I’ve figured once I’d done something, it’s done…time to move on.
Then reality would intervene.
Never say never.
It doesn’t mean that everything I’ve done was perfect and not to be trifled with…what it means was that I’m done with whatever I’ve done, either a job or a manuscript; whatever: got that T-shirt. Time to move forward. But as my life progresses and I get older I find that the energy behind my life seems to beg to differ. It seems much of my life bears repeating.
My writing. Job hunts. TV reruns. Reincarnation.
I posted a list of my writing projects over the years…and how I’ve gone back and reworked several of them to publish. Most of my published history (all of my novels) is work I’d done years ago. Maybe this is nothing new to authors in general…but to me, well, it’s the subject of this post.
Take a look at this post: I did one about my short-lived modeling career. Retrospective.
And there’s my current work in progress (WIP) that I’m looking to publish in the coming months. More retro.
Oh, and in my daily life…my day job…there’s a certain line of energy that seems to have me revisiting the past. Returning to that which I’ve “come from” in a certain fashion. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with the work I’m doing or have done in the past…it’s just that I’ve returned to it a couple times over the years. It’s the whole “retro argument” I’m making here….
However and curiously…as I’ve grown older I don’t seem to have as much “against” going retro in and of itself anymore…I guess it’s only natural that after you’ve lived “some life” and gone down all those roads paved-and-otherwise it’s only natural to revisit some of those journeys as all the roads you’ve traveled cross and weave in and out. When you’re younger you’re afire with boundless energy and ready to frickin’ carve (not just carve, but frickin’ carve…) your name into the world…but after a while (if you live long enough) you come upon those carved-names in the strangest of places…places you’d never dreamed of every seeing again….
Life has a way of getting you to reflect.
And eventually those changes transition the physical world…so enjoy life while it’s happening. There are far worse things that can befall a soul than having to, you know, redo a thing or two.
Enjoy life. Enjoy the journey.
Enjoy your You-turns.
- Updated on WIP: Out For Proofing (fpdorchak.wordpress.com)
- Surrendering To The Role (fpdorchak.wordpress.com)
- My Short-Lived Modeling Career (fpdorchak.wordpress.com)
- What I’m Working On For 2015 (fpdorchak.wordpress.com)
- Unearthing the Bones (fpdorchak.wordpress.com)
- Wailing Loon (fpdorchak.wordpress.com)