Jason Vincion
Head brewer at Outlander Brewing and ambient musician.
My music is on Amazon, Apple Music, Bandcamp, Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft Groove, and Spotify.
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Feel free to contact me at mail@jasonvincion.com.

Focus
As you might have noticed, I've been awfully quiet as of late.

If you've looked at the now page within the last month, you'd have seen that I wrote about getting ready to write 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo.

Now that this month is very nearly over, I managed to write 50,263 words over the course of the month towards a story called "Out of Time (A Memoir)".

I'm not quite done with it, but it's close enough to being done (10,000 more words at most) that I'll spend at least an hour a day working on completing it in December.

I'm not certain why I participated in NaNoWriMo again, as I did so thirteen years ago and passed the 50,000 word mark in 2003 as well, but as soon as my words were verified, I put the story down and haven't touched it since.

There are some reasons I can think of as to why I chose to participate – to see if writing was something I wanted to pursue on a more concrete basis; to make myself write fiction when I told myself I never would again; to do a 30-day trial and see if I could make a habit of it (which Steve Pavlina recommends for personal growth); to challenge myself to do something I had succeeded at when I was younger and go further with it; to purge a lot of the negativity that was absorbed from the US election cycle and channel it into creativity; to use it as a catalyst to purge old ideas and move forward with more focus.

Also, with focusing on writing for the past month and having not spent much time working on music, it's helped me to realize that my future musical focus will be an ambient one.

As a testament to that, I already have eight ambient projects planned, though all will be under my name and released in album format separately, becuase I don't need the headache of trying to manage that many projects and the volume of accounts that would come with that.

The number of projects may change over the course of time and some of the projects will be more prolific than others, but in stepping away from music for a little while, it helped me to realize that I prefer working with textures in music rather than making super rhythmic heavy music (though that's what I most enjoy listening to).

The future also requires me to focus on cleaning and organizing many things in my realm of experience to achieve the goals I wish to pursue, so I hope to be able to balance all these projects to move forward in the manner I want to – wish me luck!

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