Right, so...I need to stop making promises.
Hello, everyone. As I'm sure you've all figured out by now, Runic is not going well.
In fact, it's not really going at all.
You see, I apparently have this odd writing quirk where I make grandiose plans, prepare for those plans, promise people that I'm going to follow through on those plans...and then completely switch my plans to work on an entirely different project at the last minute (...or one month past the last minute, in this case).
It's a psychological disorder, I swear. I think I need counseling. :P
So, anyways, I'm not going to be rewriting Runic this semester. Unfortunately.
There are a variety of reasons for this, and I could get into them, but the most important one is this: I'm a lazy, undisciplined, selfish fool. AKA, I'm a bad person. But we all knew that already, so I'm not sure why this is such a surprising revelation.
Back on track with the post, now, yes?
I am writing now. I've switched to another older project: a short story I started last summer but am now expanding into a novel (it needs to be, honestly). It looks like it's going to shape out into a tight, character-focused, five-act tragedy. So...you know, the kind of stuff I've been doing all year, more or less.
In fact, let me share with you a few brief thoughts on the matter that I sent to my girlfriend in a text:
"2,271 words. Reached the end (more or less) of the old stuff. Learned some new things about the characters involved and decided on a way to fit the story into a beautiful 5-act structure. Ready to dive into new stuff tomorrow."
(Too bad it's too long to be a tweet. I like the condensed nature and reporting tone.)
So, yeah, that's what I'm working on right now. As I have said before, hopefully this springboards me into writing other things, but I'm not going to make any promises.
Until next time (whenever that may be).