Haha I never slow down. Except when it's really important. Maybe I should slow down. But what if you stop and then forget everything? It's the same with writing.. I always draw elaborate charts with my essay ideas before attempting to start writing.
Im the same way. I have to structure my ideas. Make a list. Characters. Character roles. Character personality. etc etc. Until i end up getting too specific and stare at my screen trying to figure out how a species could evolve an organ in their hands that shoot intense beams of light.
"To me a hellish truth is better than a heavenly lie."
- Dizalddin during the War of Analonas.
Damn, the job market is bleak. I don't see many jobs in my field close to home, and I cannot afford to live on my own with just a $20,000- $30,000 salary... not enough money in the bank to sustain even a month's worth of rent, bills, groceries in suburban/urban areas. I'm not married or dating someone where I can share the bills with my S.O.. I want to live someplace that I can afford, and won't put my personal safety at risk.
“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche