What an eventful day!
I performed twice today, danced a jig, got groceries, then came home and wrote. Somewhere in there I ate.
Once again, the story writing did not progress today as well as I had expected. I was left feeling pretty tired today. Unfortunately, my writing suffered for it. I got a little bit more written, but nothing too exciting to report, really. These past two posts certainly are the “blah” posts of the writing challenge. “Blah posts?” What am I even saying?
I do have the day off tomorrow. I only have a few errands to run, so hopefully I can get quite a bit of writing accomplished.
I busted out the newest release of my favourite band, Dream Theater. Their 2011 album “A Dramatic Turn of Events” was pretty decent. It’s a pretty straight-forward record. If anything, I like listening to it for the production value, rather than the songs.
Now I’m going to write some other projects.
Today was something.
I hope everyone was safe on the roads today given the snow. I skidded around a few times on some black ice. It was grand. But not really. . .
As for writing, it was alright. I really wasn’t feeling in the mood to write tonight as I’ve been feeling exhausted. Funny enough how I planned for tonight to be my “writing” night because I was supposed to be busier on Friday. Alas!
The progress on the story really didn’t impress me too much. I played around in the current scene some more, but nothing really special came out of it. It’s tough to keep relevant things prevalent in the story so often. ‘Tis the writer’s life for me!
It wouldn’t be my first choice to listen to when writing, but because I still do not have my albums unpacked, I had to listen to Amon Amarth’s “Surtur Rising.”
I’m trying to vary the albums I play each day to at least keep some excitement going. I’m reaching the end of the barrel now though. I’ll have to go digging for more albums tonight.
In case most of you haven’t heard: snow storm in Southern Ontario!
While I went to work this morning, I was let off in the afternoon as the weather continued to get worse. What a blessing!
I was able to finish unpacking everything in my new place, as well as focus a lot more time with writing. Even better, I’ve caught up on a few other things, making my stress levels plummet. Bonus!
Writing today was a lot of fun. I mean a LOT of fun. Knowing I’ll still have to go back and “fill out” the scenes with imagery and details on location, I for some reason, spent today doing so. As I mentioned yesterday, I went back and changed the scene I wrote. It wasn’t too bad.
I also came up with something clever for a name of something (I’m being purposefully vague). I have to talk it over with a pastor friend of mine to get it all sorted out/use his knowledge about the name. It’s just interesting, is all!
Today, I busted out Pain of Salvation’s concept album “Scarsick.” It’s a pretty emotional thrill ride, but also made for great back up music. I did find myself, however, zoning in and out from writing just so I could listen to some of the crafty lyrics and instrumentation.
Only ten more days to go!
I didn’t spend a lot of time on the story as I wish I could have tonight. This upcoming weekend has shaped itself up to be unusually busy. Fortunately, I will have time Saturday and Sunday night (ideally) to really crack-down on writing a lot.
I was able to start the next scene alright, but due to time constraints, I really didn’t feel like it got off to the right start. I’ll probably restart it again tomorrow when I have a wee bit more time.
I listened to Apocalyptica’s self-titled album today. I hadn’t listened to it in awhile. Given I listened to their album “Reflections” not too long ago, I figured I should keep the trend going.
Until tomorrow, folks!
I blitzed through writing what I had worked on yesterday, officially letting me finish the scene I had started before I moved.
Heavy subject, indeed. However, I’m glad that portion of the story is over because things are really starting to build up in terms of action. I’m at the “calm before the storm” with the plot. I’m really eager to get to all of the excitement the next little bit of the story will be providing. I do think that I’ll get to it at the time my thirty day challenge is over.
But that doesn’t mean I’ll stop writing!
I’ll explain more about what I’m doing after my thirty day challenge when I get closer to the end. Hey! That’s only eleven days away!
Speaking of calms before storms, I listened to Transatlantic’s album, “The Whirlwind.” Given the songs subject matter about religion and faith, I’m surprised I hadn’t listened to this sooner when writing about those specific topics in my story. The song is just over and hour long, and I always end up having it loop. It’s a really cool progressive rock song with Neal Morse (ex-Spock’s Beard, Flying Colors), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, Flying Colors), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), & Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings).
Until tomorrow, friends!
I had a decent amount of progress today.
But a heavy subject in the current part I’m writing kept me from finishing it. I needed to take a break. I’ll have tomorrow to finish it off!
“The Yum Yum Tree” by Ozric Tentacles.
I’m back and all moved in!
While I’m not fully unpacked, I did decide to take some time out of my day to get back to writing. The thing is, when you haven’t written anything about your story for the past few days, you sort of forget exactly how you were leaving off. That, and I needed to get back into the groove of things.
I spent the majority of the day re-reading what I had written and doing little edits here and there to sharpen things up – mostly with dialogue. It was fun!
Now that I feel like I’m back into the swing of things, I’ll probably start progressing forward tomorrow with writing! Hooray!
In the meantime, I have tons of wires laying around this apartment and a staple gun to show them who’s boss!
Most of my albums are still in boxes, so I just picked up what was on the top of the stack. Fortunately it was King Crimson’s “In the Wake of Poseidon,” which is really great to listen to at all times.
Until tomorrow, folks!