Hope Writing Accountability Blog: Day 12

Hey-o,

So update: Christmas happened. Which means I’ve been out of town which means bad wifi, and I failed one of my rules which was to update this Sunday. It also means two days were too busy to write in, and I only got about 300 words done on those two days. Never fear though. It was Christmas and I’m going to say those didn’t count cause I was lucky enough to write at all. Luckily I’ve been able to catch up on writing recently.

Another big thing, like I said, I changed the beginning of the story, which means that I have a lot of rewrites to do, but I’ve been more confident this time around. The only problem is I’m letting the rewriting take over and it’s adding to the anxiety of moving on from the beginning, and eventually I have to do that. I have this problem every time I write. I like building things so when I have to stay in them I get nervous about how it’s paced and what needs to be covered, and it’s a draft it’ll never be perfect so I just gotta do it, ya know? Gah! I will say I’m more aware of when I’m whacking my head against a wall than I’ve been, so progress is progress.

I got finished writing a new scene addressing how the forest is scary and full of monsters today that I’m really proud of. God the creatures are so cool, I’m going to have to bring them into my DnD campaign sometime…and draw them. They’re dead now, but they were so cool. I kind of just came up with them on the spot. I’ve been really into creature design lately. Something about DMing, and rewatching Avatar with Gable house, and this story that I’m working on has really got me in love with creatures again. There was a time when I was a kid that I hated everything girly and I didn’t want to be seen as girly, so I double downed on bugs and creepy monsters. And now that I have a better handle on my gender, I’ve kinda neglected my creepy side and went hard into everything cute. It’s nice to go back to creatures, it feels like childhood for me.

Oh! I finished reading a book for fun today (for the first time since the semester started). It was kind of trash, but it’s one of those series that I’m committed to. I’m like the only adult who reads this series it feels like, even though it was hella violent. The MC is totally a self insert of the author, like it’s not even funny, and she’s in this love heptagon with her bad-ass crew of the most ridiculously over-powered elves teenagers. And she’s kind of related to this unicorn pegasus? And the horse just kind of gave birth, but almost not cause she was having twins and they had to incubate the horses in a beehive because these are the last of their species and if they go extinct it’ll be bad for the elves sociopolitical image. Oh her boyfriend almost murdered his brother. Like I said, it’s a rollercoaster (and 866 pages in this one book). And people make fun of me for knowing too much about Sharknado. Seriously the bad Syfy franchises aren’t the worst part of my media diet. So after this I’m moving onto well written books.

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