Er, um. Hi, everyone.
Look, let me just say, I entirely meant to continue posting every Sunday, letting you know how things were progressing. Only, I somehow missed posting on the first Sunday in November… and then I somehow missed the second Sunday as well. Listen, timeliness is difficult, right? 😦
Anyway, my friend Izerio caught me hanging out on Twitch, and kinda reminded me that there are, in fact, people who check my blog. So, this post is for you, friends.
(Oh, and I hope your surgery went smoothly, Ize. Get well soon.)
So, yeah. I’ve been writing a little every day, most days, for the past two weeks. Well, I say a ‘little’; while it’s not a huge amount, I think most people would agree that 2,000 words a day is pretty significant. Especially after 14 days, which has added up to… 28,110 words, or nearly half of the 60,000 I’m aiming for.
Now, I hear what the more mathematical minded among you are saying: but D.J., today is the 15th! Shouldn’t you have finished a full 30,000 words by today?
Well, yes, you’re right. The truth is, I spent today completely ignoring my keyboard. Frankly, it wasn’t writers block or anything reasonable like that; I just couldn’t bear sitting down to write. Which leaves me with a bit of a hole to crawl out of going forward, but I got some good advice, which was “Don’t burn yourself out,” so I’m just going to accept that today was a wash, and work a bit harder the next few days.
That’s the plan, anyway.
Anyway. I’m not going to go into the details of my story right now (it is, in fact, an updated version of “Sharpening the Fang” promo that I’m pretty sure I posted at an earlier date) but I will say a couple words about how I arrived at the seed for the story idea.
Now, I’ve read a fair amount of otherworld fiction, both English and translated Japanese, and it occurred to me that there was always some sort of causal relationship that the transposition happened. I.e. the MC was summoned as a hero, the MC was hit by a truck and reincarnated, the MC was kidnapped by a god, whatever. But, what if there was no obvious reason, or cause and effect? What if the MC just… wandered away?
And so, that’s what my main character did. For the second time. 😉
Take care, everyone, and I’ll see you at the end of the month. 😀