Wednesday, December 16, 2009

corrections and writing updates and declarations


So I made a mistake in my last post and called the prefrontal cortex the amygdala. The amygdala is actually a spot in the near center of the brain at the top of the brain stem. It is responsible for emotions, mainly fear, and incites those big reactions fight or flight. As such not appropriate for Queen Amidala(That’s the other thing I did wrong in that last post is I called her a Princess. Probably I was thinking of Princess Laia. Whoops, again. I had googled t to make sure I was spelling it correctly but it seems that I wasn't the only one.). She much more of a prefrontal cortex person. Calm cool and collected, I’d say. And her name does not sound like that at all.

I have been making lots of mistakes lately. I wrote a whole post about this a while back and didn’t publish it. The post started out with me apologizing and then I drifted into the whole idea of blogging personas and me getting a little uppity, taking back my apology and saying that I’m planning on making more mistakes. Hence the not posting. Maybe that was a mistake.


Difficulty making decisions. Hence the reading How to Decide by Jonah Lehrer.


I also just started Liar by Justine Larbalestier.


Writing update:
I tried to read the manuscript last night but the words were ugly and malformed. I put it down by page three. Not the right mindset. So no revisions just yet.

And I have been writing. Just at the beginning of something that I have been thinking about. But I wrote it down, not sure what was next, and it happened sort of of its own accord, an inciting incident and some conflict. A good way to begin a book. Maybe the whole thing will flow out of me easily this time, that first book just the unfortunate attempt of trying to internalize the form. Now that it is internalized everything from here on out will be a piece of cake. That is a declaration.

As Always (oh, why is it always so painful?),
Tina