Monday, August 14, 2017

Word Count Monday - 14 August 2017

This is going to be a shorter post than usual because I should be getting to sleep for the first day of classes tomorrow. But I couldn't because then my brain reminded me that I haven't done this for the week yet and if I didn't I'd just forego sleep altogether.


What am I working on?

Just like last week, I'm not going to be putting a word count. However, this time I've been working on a whole lot of things. I've been working on a short narrative during my emotional slump trying to get it all out. It ended up being told in a sort of disjointed form, a bit experimental on how the scenes are delivered. I'm going to post it here later since I like where it's going, though I'm sure the formatting is going to be a bit off-putting for many. In short, it's an unnatural way of reading things, but it just felt so natural for me to write it that way. Maybe it's because it kinda reflects how my mind goes through thoughts and ideas.

I've also started yet another blog, but this time it's related to the in-game hijinks my online group and I get into in the fictional world our game characters are set in, namely because I'm still the unofficial videographer. I'm a horrible video editor, but I do have experience with writing, so I went that route instead. Once I get things formatted on the other blog, I just might share a link to it. Then again, maybe not.

I've also been writing short scenes to help me plan the overall feel of my future-project-that-is-just-for-fun-but-a-bit-more-serious-than-the-last-one. I've gotten feedback from some of my audience about the little bits and pieces of a world I'm creating (yet again) and how things work and how things are different from the real world. They seem to like it despite it being a lot darker than what I've usually written. I think my current project is aimed more for 12-15 year-olds or something like that, while the future one is going to be more for 17 or 18+.


How do I feel about the process?

I feel like I'm finally getting out of that two-month slog through a marsh. I can breathe easier, my brain is firing on all cylinders again. And because of this, my writing has gone all over the place. While I could barely write anything last time, this time I'm ping-ponging everywhere and I'm not even exhausted. Probably not normal. But considering that I'm absolutely not allowed to have coffee to energize, any bit of excess energy for me to work on anything is great.

This may or may not have something to do with classes starting. Not sure.


What am I reading?

I've looked over some of my textbooks for my new classes and I have so say that I'm trying to pump myself up for it. Part of me is dreading my English class because of my experiences in the past. Funny how I love to write, but I'm terrible at English. The same could be said about how I hate doing math and science, but those are my strongest subjects in school. Life just wasn't meant to be easy, was it?


What else am I doing?

Trying to hype myself up for school. It's not working, but at least I'm not dreading it. I'm still trying to procure a job, too, and all the rejections are still getting me down. But at least my depression won't make it feel like it's the end of the world anymore. I'm so over that. So annoying to deal with.

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