I am now a member of GoodReads as a reader and a writer. Even if I’m not up on cataloging or social networking, I do enjoy the website data immensely. It’s like the IMDB for books. My favorite thing to do is just to tag books I want to read so I don’t forget. It’s a great tool.
Check out my Author Page, I have added a link to it up to the right.
I also get to use Widgets! Pardon me while I play with m widgets.
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P.R. O’Leary’s books on Goodreads
Most people make resolutions for the new year. I’ve decided to make somewhat of a bigger change. It’s more of a rule-set for how I want to live my life, and all of the rules have to do with things that make me happy. The idea is to push my days in the direction of those things and to find ways to limit the negative influences that always seem to have a hold of me.
Some of these things seem like they have nothing to do with writing or film-making. But wait, they do! Being healthy keeps my mind clear and gives me lots of energy. And running does the same. The better I feel the better I write.
And I know I won’t be able to do all of these things everyday. I’m not delusional. So I am going to do something simple. If I have a good day and stick to all the daily rules then I get 1 point. That way I can track a % score over time. I’ll shoot for 90% and see how it goes. The non-daily goals will be harder to track, but there is no need. If I stay on track daily than those will happen as well.
So here they are. Hopefully you’ll be hearing much more from me in the future.
- No more unhealthy comfort foods (non-bible bread or cookies/pastries)
- Eat at least 1 fruit a day
- Eat at least 1 veggie a day
- Exercise 30 minutes a day (run, or other things)
- Beat last year’s distances each month
- 1,200 miles for the year
- New 5k PR
- New marathon PR
- New 50k PR
- 6 laps at next year’s World’s Toughest Mudder
- Run 1 50 mile race
- Be creative at least 30 minutes a day
- Post on this website at least 1 time a week
- Blog on www.reelfriction.com at least once every 2 weeks
- Research the habits/tricks of writers and try one every 2 weeks
- Make 2 films
- Write down every idea I have when I get it
- No more than 2 episodes or 1 movie per day if home alone
- Limit non-productive internet time at home to no more than 10 minutes
- Limit productive internet time at home (research, articles, etc) to no more than 30 minutes.
- Don’t let it get in the way of any of the above
So in an effort to share as much of my work with you as possible, I have created a new category on menu banner above: “Other Projects“. This will be a place for me to put non-writing non-film makings projects that I am working on.
First is a pen and paper rolepaying game that I made called Leap of Faith. It’s a cinematic one-session character-based game that hopefully will be a lot of fun. It has been play-tested successfully with my gaming group, but I am looking for more feedback from other people. So if you are interested, you can find all of the necessary documentation on the Leap of Faith page.
Let me know what you think!
I realized that until I earn the respect of my peers that my website needs to take another direction. Right now no one cares what words I find interesting, what I thought about the latest book I read, or even how my writing is going.
So I am not going to waste my time and precious internet space writing regular updates. From now on, this website will only have important updates about my projects and some shameless self-promotion when something I create comes available.
The above makes me sound angry, but I am not. I just want to make sure that whoever stumbles upon this website realizes that even though it hasn’t been updated in days/months/years, that I am still hard at work doing what I love, and that I always will be.
In an effort to spread my films and writing around the internet (like a disease), I have created this site which will have news and examples of my work.
I will continue to post film reviews on ReelFriction.com and strange objects on ThreeFarmers.com, but if you want to know what is going on with my writing, film-making, or anything else artistic then this is the place to go.