Sorry for riffing off of Pink Floyd there.
Things have been moving forward. I'm still writing here and there. My moods have been pretty stable, i.e. my temper is not a wild hyena I'm holding onto with a leash, and I'm doing pretty well. I would like to draw some, but that seems to have taken a back seat to the writing.
Writing is still an interesting ride. I keep figuring out new things, and getting inspirations for how to run the plot or scenes. I think the biggest difference between writing and just imaging plots is that the thing always goes to places I didn't expect in my head. Which is a very good thing. Keeps me entertained.
I have noticed I seem to put limits on myself. I can never seem to write more than 500 to 1000 words in one sitting or one day. It's like I'm either burning out the fuel I have or am worried I am going to burn out. Or I am worried about wasting effort, since why on Earth would anyone want to read something I've written? I'm mostly joking in that last sentence, though I do wonder if that fear is what's holding back the word flow.
I've also been thinking a lot about what my book actually entails, or what genre it's covering. I know I've been calling it a Not!romance, but after being challenged on that by misslucyjane
(and sincerely, thank you for doing that), my brain and muse have been worrying at the idea and seriously, there are several romances occurring in this book, one of which involves the male protag. It's just not the one he spends the most worry on.
I've also figured out a fun way to introduce the detective for the mystery side of the story.
I do seem to have some world building to do, though. Or at least decisions. Since the first scene, I knew Native peoples and PoC would be dominating what we call the Western US and San Francisco. I had it in my head that the Native peoples did not lose political power and were never conquered. I still haven't decided if the Southwest and Western states are part of a unified USA, or if they are a new nation, loosely following the Centralist Republic of Mexico (circa 1836), but I don't want to get into details because the story isn't about politics or how the world is different than our own.
Still, things would be different. Like would SF be designed around street cars and automobiles, or would it be designed around foot traffic and the like? Would there be more parks? I want SF to feel like the SF of the 90s, but different. Like I plan on people using pagers and these pagers have technology that allows text messaging.
Funny how living in a world with instant communication makes me want to not write people not being able to get in immediate touch with others. Funny enough, this is plot driven as I know at the final confrontation with the antagonist, my two protags will be not talking with each other and so one will need to be called in cause they wouldn't be part of the plan.
Onto other things....started reading book five in Erin M. Evans' Brimstone Angel
series. Returning to Farideh and the world of D&D's Forgotten Realms. I love this character so much and the author is so good at writing, she immediately draws me in. Resisting the urge to play Farideh somewhere, but I am failing at not looking at possible PBs. The problem with any PB is that I would need to do some Photoshop work since Farideh is a tiefling
, and thus has horns, a silver eye, a gold eye, and bronze colored skin. Not sure if that is metallic bronze of more human, but it's tempting to take it literal. ; ) I'm also not 100% sure how her warlock pact would work within Milliways. Inclined to say it works until it doesn't, but she can't summon her devil (unless I or someone else apps him).
Future Fight is fun but I need to stop trying to crunch mechanics to get the best bonuses and just play the teams that are fun for me to play. Like, yes Steve, Sam, and Bucky give wicked bonuses, but I'd rather run with Thor (Jane Foster), Sif, and Angela, and just because they get a third of the bonuses won't take away any of the joy....right?
I also need to stop picking characters who's ranking materials aren't farmable.