Thursday 25 June 2020

Time to write this Thing

Hey! How are you today? How's the world treating you? What's new?

Well, as we all (painfully) know, we're still in the middle of a fucking pandemic. I know people feel safe believing it's over, but it's not. And I especially wish they would pay attention to social distancing, because I'm sick and tired of total strangers getting too close.

I didn't want them close before, and certainly don't want them anywhere near me now. 😒

Also, I never want to hear about how stupid fictional characters are when they make stupid decisions, because the idiots of the real world keep proving just how fucking dumb humans can be. Ugh.

Enough about all that crap.

Remember that pesky jury duty thing that was making me super anxious? It worked out okay. I was excused because of my concern/fear of Covid-19 and having to be around a large group of people in an enclosed area. Of course, I'll get another summons eventually, but I'll deal with that when I have to.

At least it's out of the way for now.

So, with that distraction out of the way, I spent this week working on the WIP I mentioned a few weeks ago. The one I've been randomly adding words to on my phone.

And this is how I did:
  • Monday: 6,146 (added 956w)
  • Tuesday: 10,104 (added 3958)
  • Wednesday: 13,107 (added 3003w)
  • Thursday: 13,722 (added 615w)

When I started writing this, I wasn't sure how long it was going to be. At first I thought it might be another 20k novella. Then I thought it could turn out to be a 15k novelette. I wasn't sure but it didn't really matter. Length is never a big deal, telling the story is what matters.

This is a horror idea I had a while ago. It's about sibling rivalry of the darkest kind. It deals with the demonic, necromancy, and a whole lot of collateral damage. It might even be a secondary character's prequel story for one of the novellas I wrote earlier this year. Maybe. 😈

Either way, the initial idea was a LOT different to how the story turned out. At the start it was a bit of a horror superhero caper mixed with Norse mythology. But as the story developed, it slowly became something else with bits and pieces taken from a range of mythologies. But mostly, it became its own violent beast.

Love it when that happens!

And as it turns out, the total word count was just below 14k. That's right! I finished the first draft today. Yay. 😁

That means I'll take tomorrow and the weekend off to recharge, and think about when to start on the next draft.

Asides from writing, I caught up on the latest episodes of The 100. This is actually the last season and I'm loving it as much as all the others. I'm going to miss these characters. They've been through a lot of crap, so I hope they get some kind of happiness in the end.🤞

Well, that's about it for now. It's really cold at the moment, which totally sucks because I'm not a fan of winter. But we're staying warm, continue to do yoga and try to go for our afternoon walks in the sun.

Take it easy, stay safe and I hope you're all having a nice week.

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