So I do have a goal that I hope to achieve this month: I would like to finish the editing process on Monsters and begin progressively writing on it again. : ) I’m happy with the progress I’ve had this February, with as many plates as I’ve spun, I call the month a success story.
I have a very important meeting coming up this month, that will have a big impact on my future, so my already anxiety-filled brain is not doing well.
If I’m lucky, I will be able to distract myself with creativity, but I might also just get nothing done at all.
I did get a little written in February, and I started like five new paintings, so that’s something…
I’ve had the idea of a new IF for a couple of months now and I got into writing it a few days ago and I’m really enjoying it. I do often get worries of wondering whether I should write two IFs at the same time, but because they’re different then I’m able to get more creative ideas for each.
Goals for the month:
Get the first demo of this new IF wip out there.
Release a Patreon for extra content for both Golden and this new wip
As much as the prospect of slower Blaire saddens me (this me: ), two different creative works, as you pointed out, generally go faster worked on simultaneously than sequentially, so this should result in about 150% of the milaswriting content I’d otherwise get, so yay (this me: ).
Happy new month, guys. Hope you all reach your goal this March. I started working on my sci-fi will this February and wrote a few thousand words on it. Also, my efforts since the beginning of the year to revive The Order of Valour yielded about 30k words, but, I deleted every single word because of this reason
Also, thank you, @Eiwynn for that link. I’ve learnt something useful.
Gonna push to get Chapter 4 of my WIP out this month, although I have a game release imminent and I might get sidetracked by corrections to that when the copy-editor’s comments come in, so I’ll be prepared to forgive myself if I don’t hit that target!
Between world-events-malaise, work being very busy, exciting but admin-and-brain-heavy personal life business, and my back finally giving up and saying “nope, no evening writing for you”, February was very chaotic for me. Even more so than January, which started off well and then lost steam - so I’m still charging through Chapter 8 of Royal Affairs.
In March I have a new chair which is far better for me than the old one; after this week my day job will be less busy; much of the personal-life stuff is now at a stage of waiting for the next bit rather than more admin. So I’m very much hoping that this will be the last Writer Support Thread that I’m on Chapter 8. (It’s a fun chapter with a lot in it! but it’s taken much longer than I would have liked)
Soooooo… I see a lot of people saying that they get discouraged and “oh no my writing sucks”, and I’m currently binging a YouTube channel right now, and in that channel there’s this video and Red here says something that those people might find relevant, so here it is, at the appropriate timestamp (I think, this is the first time I’m linking a video at a specific time). Right before this, Blue says what his writing method is, so if you want, you can check out that too. I mean, not that you need my permission, this whole thing is public?
This month, my plan is all edits on the fiction side, and all new text on the academic side. It would be a very good thing indeed if I could get the first chapter of my dissertation finished while also having my game done with playtest edits by the end of the month, so, well… Good luck to everyone else, as I know I sure need some.
Yo, I’ve got a page where I put various code snippets I often reuse across my scenes. Thought it may be useful to yall, so I’ve shared it here:
Rn it only contains a separator and various dice roll scripts. Plan to update it as I go along, though, and keep learning the program.
On a completely unrelated note, I’ve been unsure about how to handle profanity in my game. I feel it’d fit its tone to have a bit of it, and nothing that wild - your F and S and whatnot. Still, I do feel a kind of impulse to keep it clean, but I also don’t really like censoring it with **** and similar, or just writing around where curse words would be. How do yall think about it?