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.