I made a whole lot of “not-productive” this week.
I did go through the second Cameo book and was fairly surprised with it. I had quite a bit of afterglow going on after I was done with it. Significant improvements from the first; I was going to kind of offhandedly mention it in my next review, but I haven’t really made good on my “read more” deal <excuse>because I have been struggling with mild insomnia.</excuse> I suppose I don’t really have a choice there. I haven’t settled in on what my next prospect is going to be for “let’s read stuff.”
I’m still working on the “don’t double space after sentences” shit. I caught myself a lot earlier this time.
Seeing as how I’ve been incredibly lazy this week, I’ve been trying to work on an outline I started for my NaNoWriMo project from last year in an attempt to make myself feel less useless. Unfortunately, I am discovering that trying to outline a story for which you have already written 60,000+ words feels pretty damn clunky. At the same time, I feel like I would have an issue with this sort of micro-writing that outlines entail even if I didn’t have anything already penned to summarize, but perhaps that can just be chalked up to inexperience. I can’t say for certain, but it feels like my time would be better utilized actually writing. I haven’t done any copy editing either, so I have this weird sort of fake outline editing thing going on where I’m trying to change the story in this minimalistic way in terms of actual writing (I’ve compressed 4000 words into about 600 so far) that seems to be kind of working against me.
Long story short: I am trying something new and getting mixed results.
I sort of want to go into what my NaNoWriMo project actually is, but I feel like it would be best to dedicate a post to it proper. Perhaps I will have to get to that in the next week or so.
I also spent a good amount of time this weekend going over my ideas for a separate, far more vast project that I could only dream of actually completing over the next several years. It is definitely something I would like to share with anyone who would read it, but it is a rather ambitious project and I am unsure when that will actually happen. The NaNoWriMo project I mentioned would be a single book of probably somewhere around 100,000 words or more. (Whenever I get around to actually posting stuff or publishing things, you will find out that I tend to be fairly long winded. I’m doing my best to make sure this doesn’t screw up the pacing for my storytelling.) Contrastingly, I am expecting this other larger project to be at a minimum of four different books, possibly anywhere as much as six of similar (if not greater) length.
Here’s another totally noncommittal post ending.