Back And Forth

So in just finishing the first arc of my most recent story, I’ve decided to continue my rotation onto the last project that I will be switching between. This one is a writing exercise that I have been thinking of doing for a while where I utilise the word of the day page from dictionary.com. I will be starting from the beginning and going through. So that means that the first one will be emolument.

One thing I want to note beforehand is that I have attempted this before, so for the first few of the stories I might already have part of it written out, though that being said, most of it was just world building rather than an actual story. That being said, I have had a fair idea in mind of what I have wanted for the first word for quite some time, though most of the time spent between now and when I finish it to rework it slightly to be a bit more cohesive than the random thoughts of it that are tumbling around inside my head.

And that brings me to my next point of explanation, why I’m switching between projects. I think I may have already discussed this in a previous post, but I have a feeling that it might be a common occurrence until I remember that I’ve spoken about it. I have this weird sense of motivation where I am always looking for something new to create. This is good and bad in that my mind is always filled with all of these wonderful creations that I want to put to paper, however it also makes sticking with a project extremely tiring.

I haven’t tried switching projects at this rate before, so I’m hoping that the time apart from the different projects will be enough to keep my interest in them and refresh my thought process in how to proceed with them at a decent rate.

I still find it odd myself, though, that I get so excited to write parts of the story that are so much further on, and yet I just get so burned out on the parts that I’m writing at the moment. I think part of it may be that I’m not too experience in writing structured, yet more detailed arcs rather than just tapping away at my keyboard until I’ve found myself satisfied. The problem with the latter is that often times I’ll  find chapters that are near double the length of others, and they take so much longer, which doesn’t help when I’m already bad enough at trying to keep to a schedule.

I think that’s all I really wanted to say in that regard, though.I hope I didn’t drag it on too long and make things boring. I might talk a little more about DnD next time since there are a few things that have come up there which are a little interesting.

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Deciding my writing style

So, I came to this conclusion a couple of days ago, but I figured that I don’t really care about getting the most scientifically factual story out anymore. The thought came about when I as deciding how to write the physics of a certain action in the latest chapter of Dark City, and I realised that the way I wanted to do it, and the way that I visualised it in my head, was impossible realistically. Going down the process even more, I also found that the amount of time that I was spending researching was way longer than it was worth.

So the way that I write includes a lot of visual thought in my head, and by that I mean that generally I will see certain parts of the story in my head and then I will try to communicate it as best as I can in words. Thinking of it like this, I also gain a great deal from music, often being able to listen to a song and then vividly picture essentially a music video, with the fight scenes moving in time with the music etc.

In that sense when I picture them, it’s not really in a ‘real’ sense. And in that I mean that I usually think of something in an animated sense. It helps a lot because there are some things that I just can’t picture in a real sense because I have never seen it, and when I think of it in the other way, I can try to see it in a way that would make sense to me.

Finally, the reason why I came to realise this is because of just how long it took to decide how the shotgun would work. I’ve always heard that bullets don’t actually send people flying, however for some reason I just couldn’t get it out of my head that a shotgun would have a different effect on them because they wouldn’t have the same amount of penetration, a wider area of force and so on. I spent around an hour and a half looking for information while also trying to navigate around any lists that I would land on, and in the end I came to no solid conclusion, and instead just improvised to what I figured would do it anyway.

All up, I’ve figured that, fuck it, I’m going to write how I want, because at the heart of it all, the person most key to keeping interested in the story is me, and the way I’m going to be entertained is by reading and writing something that I can associate my own logic with, and in the end anyway, it doesn’t matter how I write it because any world that I write in could literally be any world I want, the humans in that world could have a different biology or the literal laws of physics might be the complete opposite of ours. Nobody needs to know except me, and if they don’t enjoy, I’m not forcing them to read it, and those that do, well then they get an extra little treat whenever I can give them more enjoyment.