Lightbulb

I think I'm going to refrain from progress updates until I get closer to the end. There's just something about setting unrealistic goals publicly on a frequent basis that just bums me out. It bums me out when I don't meet them. It gives me this intense feeling of apprehension. On one hand, I think… Continue reading Lightbulb

Toeing the Line

I constantly struggle with how obvious a symbol should or shouldn't be. And most recently, I've been paralyzed with indecision. There's a very blurred line between a totally missing the message and so obvious that it can come off as offensive. Admittedly my reservations of tackling a turbulent topic are probably a contributing force in… Continue reading Toeing the Line

Write Tunes – Breath

It's time for a progress update! Yeah! Unsurprisingly, I only met half of my goal. I finished one chapter. But I've made a lot of headway on the next one. I've been doing a lot of research. Made a lot of notes. So I still call it a win. Even still, I think I can… Continue reading Write Tunes – Breath

Something to Hold on to

So I got really busy this morning and now I'm late posting this, but I'm still working on the novel a bunch so I'm just going to keep it brief today. I've been thinking a lot about how descriptive I need to be in my writing. Since it's from my protag's POV, I've taken the… Continue reading Something to Hold on to

I just can’t do outlines

Lately, I've found that my chapter outlines are just completely pointless. Almost to the point of being self-defeating. I know I've talked about this before but it's actually kind of funny how much of a departure I end up taking from my outlines now. I think it's because when I'm writing the outlines, I'm thinking… Continue reading I just can’t do outlines

Write Tunes – Cherry Cola

Alright. It's time to quit dragging my ass and get back to work. Again. Hoping to have this chapter done tonight and the next one by the end of the week. Bold ambition coming from me, but it's doable and I would never make any progress without setting goals for myself. Honestly, I'm not sure… Continue reading Write Tunes – Cherry Cola

Sensation

I'm struggling to find something that hasn't been said already. I know there's some string of words that wants to be said but it's all so familiar now. Honestly, I'm having trouble pinpointing my ideas for this post after watching the Sense8 finale this morning, and, just by the way, its brilliance and complexity cannot… Continue reading Sensation

Back into the Action

It's been a weird week. Weird doesn't even begin to describe it actually. I found a new side of myself that I didn't know existed. In a way, it left me kinda dumbfounded. And I basically surrendered to a new set of ideals for the whole week completely unintentionally. I realize I'm being overly cryptic… Continue reading Back into the Action

Running in circles

After another week of brainstorming and genuinely making notes, I've been hit with a harsh reality. My whole philosophy of letting the story tell itself can only get me so far. Imagine that. I've reached a point where even my protag has no idea what happens next. So now I'm trying something different: letting the… Continue reading Running in circles

Progress tho

Finished the draft of chapter nine last weekend. Using an unreliable narrator on top of increasing amounts of metafiction is challenging, to say the least. But I'm sorta content with how it's turning out. I think I want to get the story's skeleton on the page before I start seriously considering big changes, so I'm… Continue reading Progress tho