Let me start by saying I have a fifth Patron. Thanks Shiver!
The plumber came on Monday and fixed the Tub's drain pipes and put new fixtures. I didn't get to try them, I had to get back to my truck, to find out the company had emptied it before lending it to other drivers. I don't mind that, but I do wish they had informed me. I would have come in a few hours early to make sure I had the time to do all of that properly.
Other than that, work went well. Right now I'm in Laredo TX, probably for a few days, based on previous experiences, at least I can claim the wait time.
Today I watched Avengers: Age of Ultron. The second Avenger movies, and while not quite as great as the first, very entertaining in its own right. The story follows the Avengers as they need to take down Ultron. Simple premise, fun execution.
Nothing much else to say about it, other than I would pay full theater price to see it again.
On the writing front.
That isn't quite as great. For some reason thus week had been off when it comes to writing. most days it was a hassle to get in a few hundred words. I even have one day where I didn’t even manage to get 100 words down. and most of those words are just little snippets spread over various stories.
I do have chapters for you, just not as many.
Black and Cat didn't get anything this week.
Mystical EP one got the first part of act 2 done, where Jake goes to Chris for assistance.
And I started a new story. I know, I really need to focus on what's already on the way, but as I said, this week's been weak, this popped in my head and I went with it to keep myself writing.
The working Title is Demons.
It's the Story of Derick, a hunter for an organization who protects humans from Demon attacks. A creation of the organization, and not quite 2 years old Derick is happy in his job, but there are many things he doesn't know, not that he's curious about them. Until a Demon forces him to question the things he's been told.
The story came to me while listening to "Demon Slayer", on the album "We Will Be", by Foxamoore. If you want to take a listen to the song you can here : https://foxamoore.bandcamp.com/album/we-will-be and if you want to support Fox, his Patreon is here : https://www.patreon.com/foxamoore
The song as a narration at the start, which talks of someone having a demon trapped inside him, and immediately Scenes started building in my head, the opening scene was almost all form by the time the song was over. and as I listen to the title track "We Will Be" I just kept adding to the story.
I did try to do something. I tried to build an outline for the story.
okay, some writer stuff first. I'm what we call a discovery writer, called a pantser in the vernacular, because I write by the seat of my pants. Clever, isn't it? Anyway. the day before the story came to me I bought a book called "Take off your Pants." And it's claims to be able to turn any discovery writer into an outliner. It was 3 bucks, and 90 pages, so I gave it a try. I've been trying to crack the outlining nut for years now, because I know that if I can manage it my writing will increase, and hopefully improve.
I read the book and come to the conclusion that it was a failure. I can't wrap my head around the method she talks about. and to be honest, What she proposes doesn't feel so much as an outlining method, and more like a formula method, which I guess technically speaking is any outline? so maybe it's what she claims it is?
But anyway, I read it, and couldn't make it work. I didn't have a story, and I couldn't see how that method would help me create one.
The next day I get the idea for demon, and I'm writing quick notes on pieces of paper, since I'm driving. Then it occurs to me that I have the perfect opportunity to put her method to the test, here I am with a brand new story, so why not.
Once I'm parked I take my notes and start going through her method, trying to make it work... yeah, trying, because as you'll notice with the outline I'm including, I still couldn't make it work. The bottom line is that I can't understand what she's doing, an her examples don't help since they seem cherry picked to support her arguments.
This books feels very much like a case of : "here's how I do things. Since it works for me, it must be perfect for everyone else."
So here's the outline
and part 1, oh, yeah. This story is General audience. I'm going to do my best to keep it like that.
on the editing front.
Tristan is still with the editor.
I have decided which book I'll be publishing next. A Wasteful Death
I'll be starting the rewrite on Monday, and I'll be dedicating Mondays and Tuesdays to it. the plan is to publish it before the end of march.
The last draft is here :
And with that, I'll see you all next week