This is me playing Warframe, having some fun as Equinox.
Equinox is two Warframes in one- A day and night form-and players can morph between the two.
The day form has more offensive utility skills (damage increase, CC damage, and team ability boosts) and the night form is defensive with support utilities (damage reduction, CC/Crowd Control, and healing).
Some of the abilities are energy intensive, so you use some and you pay for their continuous use. Also I have weapons to help deal damage.
It’s an awkward moment where I look at the blog, and don’t know what to say. It’s a one word at a time day. Did some writing, attempted to organize a lot of my thoughts on paper and file. It seems daunting, but I liked getting the work done. World building is daunting, but I’m a break through this.
Yesterday I also goofed off and did some gaming, which sorta of relaxes me. At least I was able to forget the day which was a mix of busy and chaotic. With gaming, it’s a puzzle of sorts, as I am playing MOBAs, and trying how to make the characters better, get the mechanics down, and overall be better for the team. With MOBAs I get a mixed bag because some players are better at communication than others.
Other players I’ve to yell at players, and I’ve had my fill of obnoxious people, so I don’t need that kind of mess in my chill time.
Today I’m a bit scatterbrained, and that’s not good. I need to get centered and do some creative writing, or find myself having a blah day. Knowing me there’s some procrastination involved in this process, and I have a sudden desire to clean my room, which does need cleaning, BUT that shouldn’t stop me from putting pen to paper.
Yesterday yielded some varying results with me briefly reclaiming a short story, and rewriting a few lines as an exercise in revisions. It wasn’t bad, and I did go on a bit of a tangent with it (was supposed to working on the novel), but I liked the exercise, and reading the words back aloud to see if they fit that short story. I will have to fill in a lot of gaps with that.
Did write down more thoughts and ideas for the novel, and it occurred to me, that I need to be far better organized. It’s clear that I have set down some rules, major characters, and some important factors that I can file under “lore” or “icons” to this world. This needs to be in a file I can refer back to. This also begs me to redo the outline with the expanded knowledge I do know. Who knew this was going to get more complicated. It’s kind of like painting, in that you can start it, think you’re finished, but details need to be added.
As always, happy creative endeavors.
I’m hopped up on latte, so please forgive the apostrophes. It’s very early for me, and I need to be a little hyped, or I may fall asleep while thinking. That said, last Friday I was adding notes to my novel, when I put down the word, “what happens if this story takes place in outer space,” which was a pro and a con. A pro is that this would be another layer to this story. The bad thing is, the layer would make this story a bit more complicated, and I haven’t sorted through my other thoughts.
That said, once things get sorted, then maybe addressing this layer might be plausible. A friend suggested that I save these notes fora separate story, which makes sense. I’m thinking spin-off of some sort. It’s too early to tell. There also needs to be a list of all the major characters on one page. Why? It will have all the major players on one page that can be referred to as needed.
I was thinking more on some stories I wrote concepts down for, and to no surprise, I added to this list yesterday. Then I giggled because it got funnier the more I thought of them, and I remind myself to work on them a little later, but I have a feeling about these ones. It might lead somewhere.
Now, back to note taking, and eventual more novel writing. Let me get that list out of the way, then move on.
Happy creative endeavors. Get it done. 🙂
I’m working on more notes for the novel, and what I’m learning about world building is that it is not as simple as I initially believed, thought, or invested time in. There are points where I questioned character’s motives, what key icons are constantly seen the world.
There was a point where I saw the antagonist and asked in my notebook, what does he do for a living. How does he get things together, and what motivates him when he gets up. None of this has made the character sympathetic to me–he’s not supposed to by, but I was worried I’d go too far.
On top of this, I asked myself what is this story about. NOTE: Not the plot, but the story’s about. I came up with a few ideas, but they should be simple. For example; this novel is about challenging the status quo, or, this novel is about embracing your fear for fun and profit. So I need to work on what I believe the novel is about without telling people the plot.
That said, all I can do is keep inching towards greatness. Those last three words could easily be what my story’s about. Happy creative accidents are good accidents.
Happy creative endeavors.
Yesterday, I wanted a flow to my stale prose so I played a little with poetic meters to see what I could do with an economy of my fun words.
To make a post in the same way will take more time than I realized, and time is a little precious at the moment. Still wanted a post in, before I go to other tasks. Loved trying to write, and figure out how to be effective with writing. I could stand some extended free time to write, however, that is what my weekend may shape up to be like. I did get a few lines in for the novel, that will need revising.
Happy creative endeavors.
I haven’t been blogging, but that didn’t mean I wasn’t writing. I have a notebook that’s been getting some mad love these days, and I’ve been happy with the results. I also left the notebook in plain site when I was slacking off, and reminded myself to jot down ideas when I wasn’t preoccupied. While I’ve been putting down concepts and ideas I have, I also put notes down for the novel.
By notes I have ideas and questions I think need addressing as well as passages, names, and ideas about what happens when. I do believe I have to rewrite the outline and concept for the novel soon, to reflect the changes I’ve made, which isn’t as scary as I make it out to be. Yes, I’m nervous and excited over the prospects, however, that’s part of writing for me.
I also found myself looking at my main characters’ names, and taking time to find good last names for them. It was a challenge because I said the names aloud to see if they had a flow to my ears. Once they passed the flow test they were good. That took more time than I realized. Of course, some other characters came up, and there names just popped up and rolled off the tongue. I laughed, then wondered if they get last names. They aren’t the MCs, so I’m not worried yet.
Research also falls into place as I have to look up a few things to get a better understanding of them before they will be written about. This is when it never dawned on me that I’ve become far more involved into the novel, and the material has evolved to an extent. I’m not 100% sure what I have on my hands, but I love that there is progress, even if it is in smaller increments than I intentionally anticipated.
Happy creative endeavors.