Hugos, Motivation, and Grad school

Reading the results of the Hugos this week has restored my faith in humanity – at least the voting humanity that decided to push back against the Rabid Puppies and the Sad Puppies, whose stacking of the nominations were an attempt to get their all white male stuff back on top again. Seems they were pissed that science fiction has been expanding its horizons beyond their sexist, racist, and LGBT phobic views.

This Wired article is one of the best I’ve read, both about the original crap, and about the results.

Who Won Science Fiction’s Hugo Awards, and Why it Matters

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Meanwhile, I’m finding my motivation to write pretty low right now. I WANT to write, but can’t seem to move toward actually doing it. Yesterday, I was determined to write at least 2,000 words on my 2nd novel in a series. First, though, I spent time on the free download of Windows 10. Two hours later, and still frustrated that my audio/video wasn’t working properly (still isn’t), I had lost all interest in getting any writing done.

That, combined with a slow start back to Graduate school leaves me hoping that my motivation returns because I have a ton of reading AND grad school writing to do. This, along with a few health issues (including a heel spur that refuses to go away along with constant sinus bleh), and I’m just not feelin’ it.

Perhaps my recent change in diet will help with energy, motivation, and brain lock-up. 😉

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About K. E. Douglas

Writer, teacher, artist, student and traveller - I hope to be all of these things for as long as I'm alive.

Posted on August 25, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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