number of pieces I had prepared has dwindled just in time for
Nanowrimo season, when I’m definitely supposed to be writing longer
here’s a quick check in, maybe some goals, maybe some progresses.
written today for Nanowrimo. Spent a lot of time procrastinating and
eating chocolate. Some of the procrastination was productive, such as
working on my shelf build, reading a comic.
how long the shelf build has taken, I’ve figured out and learned a
bunch of things working on it, and I feel like I’m a lot better
able to approach and continue on with various projects now. I planned
this shelf shortly after I moved to the new house in December last
year, and I’ve been chipping away at it since then. Trying to put
in the effort to make it as good as I can, learning to tune in to
when my instincts are telling me to take a break, wait, or to keep
working to solve problems rather than settling for less than
workarounds. I’m proud that I’m getting better at anticipating
and thinking through problems without ignoring them and blazing
ahead, or putting the whole project off indefinitely. I’m building
already a lot of thought, character, and stories connected to this
shelf, and it’s not even standing yet.
also been making good progress with my ‘get back into reading for
me after college’ goal. Last year I read a bunch, far more than I
had since mid high school, and this year I’ve kept that up. The
library system I’m in right now is fabulous in terms of books and
comics. I’ve had a steady supply of books since the beginning of
the year. One of the first things in my room when we were moving was
a stack of books.
just finished reading two nonfiction books, within their first set of
checkout dates, which is honestly unheard of for me. Usually it takes
me three times longer than that to read nonfiction.
of them was Every Tool’s A Hammer by Adam Savage, and
reading that during my slow process on my shelf, and all the other
projects I have on hold, was extremely comforting. It made me feel
like I’m going in the right direction to follow my interests, build
skills, and improve my methods.
addition to the awesomeness of the library, one of my goals is to
read at least one book I already own by the end of the year. I have
so many cool books that bring me joy, and I want to enjoy them, not
just anticipate them.
lot of my writing goals aren’t fit for outside eyes until they’re
completed, (the brain somehow thinks that telling them is the same as
completing them, it’s weird.) but I think I can get away with a
couple of these writing ones.
want to finish a draft of my main WIP by the end of the year. Does
that still count as #FinishUrBookFall? I’ve decided that finished
means that I have a draft that has all the main elements I need in
it. Not necessarily in order. That ship sailed long ago. Not
necessarily everything present. But, the main story completed. The
end of the book has been a telescoping tunnel from a horror movie
since making this goal, and it’s almost at the point where it’s
starting to get shorter. I hope.
have two or three short projects that I’ve been making progress on
over the last few weeks, and I want to finish the drafts of those.
nano, I want to work on something new. Justifying that with all the
other projects in progress is a fun experiment in surrealism. But
part of that justification is wanting to take something, do some
actual outlining/prep work, and then throwing myself at it, to see
what I learn about plotting and outlining. See if I can find some
bits that I can use for the next projects, for streamlining, faster
development of the stories I love and want to tell.
I didn’t do any of that plotting before nano started, and I don’t
want to completely drop the other projects, so we’ll see what
happens next. Maybe I’ll finish a shelf.
project one liners, for practice and anticipation:
tiny dragon surrounded by queer love, sexiness, and rebellion,
featuring the occasional dildo.
lesbian ghost erotica parts 1&2.