I am up early with unwashed hair that I had to throw in a bun because I kept turning off my multiple alarms to continue dreaming about wallet thieves and plants that grow 10 times bigger when touched by human hands and the magical land that can only be left by jumping into a hole. I forgot my scarf in my rush and am slowly freezing to death while waiting for the bus. The only good thing was catching a glimpse of the moon which already looks bigger and has a dark shadow cast across it. Lovely.
A blurry photo of the eclipse around 6:30am
I've come to the conclusion that fantasy is the most difficult genre to write simply because there are no limitations. You have to create limitations and rules, and then you have to remember all the rules you've set. Then maybe you decide to say "screw the rules", and you have to start thinking about limitations all over again. It's exhausting. I don't know what I was thinking trying to take this challenge on.
Goddesses help me.
My amazing friend Nakia, who is also a writer, told me about this interesting website called Notebook.ai, an online notebook that helps fantasy writers, gamers, etc, organize their universes by providing various sections that can be filled out. It seemed like a very good tool until I realized that to have more sections, you have to pay. I'm trying to decide if this is worth pursuing. It could be a very helpful organizational tool.
I'm not sure if everyone is aware, but I'm attempting to write a fantasy novel. It's my biggest project at the moment, besides surviving the real world (which is awful, don't enter the real world for as long as possible, I implore you.)
At the moment, I've got a ton of Word files, notebooks, and post-its everywhere, so this might be a very useful tool to have in my arsenal. I'm still trying to decide, but I figure that I can use the money I'm making on Patreon to pay for it. I'll see how it goes. If anyone has ever use this program/website, I'd love to know your opinion of it.
It's so difficult.
You have to think about how both characters are feeling, how they are reacting to each other, what they are thinking during to conversation, what their bodies are doing, what are their hands are doing (Ricky Bobby style), if it seems like a realistic conversation, if the writing is even good, etc, and I'm just like this gif below right now...
But I guess trying to listen to a true crime podcast at the same time as I'm trying to write this scene isn't the best thing to do, but hey I love multitasking.
casefilepodcast.com/ (I'm listening to Case 72)
Anyway, Happy January :)
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"She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together." -Salinger
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