Nov. 4th, 2010

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Hit my personal word requirement (at least 2k per day) at just about midnight exactly today, which was amazing, considering how much time I spent not writing today. It's been a really hard day for me emotionally. Just have had a lot of shit going on and I'm on a lot of anxiety medication right now, so forgive me if this is a little all over the place.

So today's writing consisted primarily of two scenes: One in which Shui, Seth, Daniel, Ray (and some others, including a brief cameo by Sekhmet) eat dinner consisting of some bizarre fajitas (which Shui refers to as "fajitos"). The second is our writer, James, his bad day (because all of my characters seem to be having bad days - probably a severe projection of my own state of mind lately) and how he gets past it and starts actually writing. (yay, probably more projection.) This scene also introduces his muse Seshat. She's a cat, and one of the dreamwalkers (although when walking, she has a human form.)

Yeah, the more I look at this, the more this becomes a fantasy novel and the more a little part of my soul kind of dies a little. Oh well. I'm not meaning to slam the genre - I grew up on fantasy - it was my entire adolescence/childhood...it's just that, as an adult, going back to them from time to time, I seem to have ....grown out of them. They don't hold the same enthralling beauty they once held for me, I guess. They feel cheap now that I'm "all growed up" I guess. Maybe some part of me wanted it to all be real when I was a kid. Stupid, huh? Now that I'm a bitter grown up, I can't appreciate fantasy anymore. A lot of it seems badly written to me now, too. I'm also a lot more of a cynical critic now, which also probably has a lot to do with it. Oops.

So, following my own personal goals, tomorrow, I need to be at 10,583 words to be on target if I write 2k words tomorrow. God, that looks like an awful number. Just looking at it makes me want to crawl in a hole and die. D: That's like...a fifth of the way to the end. I'm not supposed to have to be there until sometime between days 6 & 7, rounding out the end of the first week and it's only just dawning on day 4 (IT'S NOT DAY FOUR UNTIL I SLEEP, BITCHESSSS) So I have plenty of time to actually be there, but I'd like to hit 2k a day, and that day I cranked out 4k in one day really put me ahead, so yeah. Off to read something [livejournal.com profile] lightningrapier sent me, then grind a few more levels for her so she can play this godawful Final Fantasy game for DS that she was sent to review because I said I'd get her characters up to level 16 for her. Then maybe a movie or bed or ...something. I don't know. I feel really drained but I have no interest in sleep. Derp derp.
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Today started out rough. I just couldn't get any inspiration. It feels like every day kind of starts out that way.

So I hopped over to oneword and grabbed their prompt, which was feud. I wrote up a short bit where Seth and Shui get into it, which I'll go ahead and share here since it's only 106 words.

feud )

So then, I sat around and fucked off for awhile, cleaning off space on my hard drive to make room for some music that was recommended to me since Pandora wasn't giving me anything that was remotely helpful and my nano playlist was distracting (sometimes lyrics are really, really distracting to me when I'm trying to write) and I also started playing a downloaded copy of the new Final Fantasy game for DS (Four Heroes of Light). Now before you go lecturing me about downloading copies of games, [livejournal.com profile] lightningrapier actually has a legitimate copy of it that she's playing to review it right now for a website (she does website reviews) but after I spent like 3 hours leveling up her stupid characters yesterday while she caught up her word count, I kind of decided I wanted to play it, so I downloaded it. So it's not like we don't have a legitimate copy in the house, we just can't put two damn save files on it, which is retarded.

aaaaanyway.

@NaNoWordSprints did a ten minute sprint with no prompt, so I just used "ten minutes" as my prompt and finally wrote something about Aras, so I've done something about him. I'd like to try and do at least something with as many characters as possible. I know I'm focusing predominantly on the characters that are in the bin, because Isis is such an important character and if I can stay in the bin I can try to bring Daniel into the picture and as a result, bring Isis in (who I have written very little about. In fact, I've written almost zilch about her and even less about the dream walking or anything, but we'll get there, I hope). Anyway, a couple of characters from [livejournal.com profile] lightningrapier's The Legendary Age Trilogy (Specifically the third installment: The Final Reverie) (see [livejournal.com profile] roughestdraft & [livejournal.com profile] seventhhouse) made cameos in that section. That happens from time to time. There are characters in that series that have hopped from work to work and I expect them to show up in this piece as they've shown up in other works I've worked on, but these were not the ones I was expecting to poke their heads in. Oh well. Lou, you're a real pain in the ass, but I love you.

@NaNoWordSprints also finally did do a prompt in which we were to optionally use popcorn as a weapon. This is perfectly normal behavior for Shui, and he ended up chucking a bowl of popcorn at Scarlett, which got them into a full on fight and got both of them tranq'd. The Lady of the Manor makes an appearance in this scene, as does Nurse Lisa and Daniel. They're watching Alien. Daniel apparently likes this movie. Paul is also mentioned.

After that, Shui has a pretty vivid dream about the Waters of Chaos and his god form, followed by a dream in which he is Trogdor. When he wakes up, he has some serious reality issues and is pretty fucked up.

I cleared my word count for the day and then some, wrapping up at 11,671. This means that tomorrow I need to clear a minimum of 13,671 if I write 2k words.

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