Discussion in 'Progress Journals' started by Link the Writer, Aug 7, 2017.
I'll still write it, I often like to jump from one story to the next to keep things moving.
2,775 words in my Colonial Mystery!
I'm watching a YouTube channel run by Jenna Morcei () and this is one of her videos on handling self-doubt. Very interesting channel, I recommend it! One of her advice is to simply "ignore your text". In others rods, just keep writing and don't even look up at what you already wrote. It's there, done. Finish. Just focus on writing the new words.
Also, her humor has me in stitches. xD
Er... I just realized that the whole 'multi-POV' thing in my fantasy wasn't working out. :/ Writing with just Mishu Jerni's POV is making it a hell of a lot more fun.
I've just discovered the same. I've always struggled with word-count and told myself if I write in multi-POV 3rd, it would up my word-count by a very large degree. I'm sure this is true, but when it finally came to the point where I felt it was right to change POV, it felt all wrong and I couldn't do it.
My problem was that with the multi-POV, it kind of robbed my main character of her own voice. The story is about her and squarely her. It didn't help that another character accidentally, essentially, became her if she were a sighted adult male. Uh-oh...
Well, it looks like The Alkorian Legends has dominated all other writing projects. I've got a decent opening, Mishu's met another character that will a close companion of hers throughout the story, and I threw in an event that shatters their day and is the inciting event of the whole story. >:]
1,092 words into what's basically my latest (newest) draft of 'The Alkorian Legends' aaaaand the dreaded 'Critic Demon' has arisen from its blacken ashes! It tells me to stop writing and revise what I've already written, or judge myself endlessly about what I've written and generally make me feel bad about myself.
Must persevere...must keep going...!!! D:
If you ever manage to banish this particular demon, please let me know the secret.
^ I'll let you know.
I also just realized that my fantasy basically has a kid hanging out with beast-folks.
My only answer to this is... I grew up on a steady diet of kids hanging out with talking animals/shows involving talking animals period.
• The Jungle Book
• Little Bear (the human Emily hanging out with the titular bear)
• Rupert (the white bear with the red sweater and yellow scarf)
• Berenstein Bears
• Half the Disney movies
• Franklin the Turtle
• Hell, even friggin' Dragonball Z near the beginning with Gohan hanging out with a dragon he named 'Higher Dragon' and Piccolo. And it used to have walking cat and dog people, and the King of the World was a dog.
Need I say more?
Well, after a quick brainstorming session where I thought about how to expand and clarify the opening scenes of Chapter One for my fantasy... I've created a new character that I feel has a lot of potential. Writing's like that apparently.
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