I sometimes feel the flow of creativity overloads my capabilities. I have too much to read right now and there are more books coming in the mail. I am researching to beat the band because I have my books in my head but I want to make sure that I am not covering some old ground or misinformed about what people believe. I wrote last week that I love to do research as much as writing which is true but I also am actually writing which makes things really interesting. Thankfully I have found a way to combine the two at least for one book at a time with my new Cold Reading feature. Although with that happening every single day the amount of posts are soon going to merit there own page. On top of all this I am trying to get back in physical shape and find a second job. the first part is easy enough just get off my butt and do something. The second part is not so easy as I look back at things, I have never had to actually fight for a job, ever. More on this in a moment.
Reading – I have two books on spiritual nudity to read. I have a few books on atheism and skepticism I am reading with more on the way and in the midst of all this I am trying to get some fiction reading in to keep my other side of the brain from going into shock from all the left brain stuff. This has caused a lot of potluck reading and that is not getting me finished with any book. I need to just settle down and take them one at a time but I really need a desert island for that with nothing to do but read.
Writing- My research is pointing to two non-fiction books. One on spiritual nudity based on my various series on this blog on nakedness. This one ahs the introduction written but I ma struggling with the outline and still doing some research. The second book is about Christian Libertarianism from an Open Theist Perspective. I am really trying fro a style here with this book that is simple and not filled with a lot of technical jargon that most people cannot understand. It is in its yearly stages because it is a new idea. I also have a novel I poke at when I am bored with the rest of it. I won’t go into to many details about that one. Most of my novel writing focus is on NaNoWriMo which takes place in November. I am hunting up ideas for that right now. I am torn right now between two ideas – 1) do a novel based on last years novel using it as the backstory or 2) make a Novel out of the Theology Pub. The way the Theology pub works there are a lot of gaps that could be filled in with a more full and rich allegory. Not sure yet.
Blogging. – Very focused on the blog these days as those who regularly follow can tell. Cold Reading is a new feature. The Theology Pub is getting tense because of The Evil is coming for Sherry’s baby and I have started a few things in my regular features that are new and on different subjects. It is a lot of fun right now.
Job Search – I was reflecting on how I have gotten every job I have received in my life recently and I realized that with only two exceptions I have gotten a job because I knew someone and they help me get in. I have never really competed for job in the sense of doing the standard – Put your resume in, interview and hopefully get a call has not been standard operating procedure for me and employment. That said I am about to write a new resume for the purpose of hopefully finding something out there that will a) put little more money in the family wallet and b) not interfere with my work as pastor and writer. I of course could justify the writing part if I actually made money with it too. Prayers welcome at this point from those who love me.
Needless to say there are a lot of candles burning right now and I hope they don’t start a house fire.
Blessings and Cheers!