Monday 26th April 2021
I have a lot I need to be working on this week. First and foremost, I need to work on this detailed outline and whilst I spent time over the weekend, gathering bits together into a document I intend to flesh out, it really was a high level summary with a bit of cut and paste from the initial high level outline so I have everything in one place.
The other thing I need to do, is keep momentum going on The Accursed. The pre-writing and synopsis is with my agent now, but I don’t want to lose momentum. If I can punch out a couple of thousand words a day while I wait for her feedback that will help keep the story fresh in my mind, and mean less work later.
So what did I do today?
I played Warcraft all day!
I know. I’d arranged to meet up online with a few guildees to progress my Torghast Twisting Corridors, but one of them was ill and so it never happened. I was a bit annoyed as I’d been looking forward to it, and after having my head down on projects for so long this past month, I felt I really needed something other than writing to look forward to.
Anyways, the rest of us were all talking about alts and getting them ready for next patch and there’s part of me that wants to have a Death Knight on the alliance server. And I’ve decided that if I do one, a Kul Tiran would be cool. But to get this allied race unlocked, you need to do a bunch of alliance content, which I haven’t done.
So I spent my day doing this.
Admittedly, when I do, I will get a nice mount for having done BFA story on both horde and alliance, but even in terms of Warcraft, this wasn’t a productive use of my time. I’d been planning to use this content to stream, but I didn’t even do that.
And there’s a ton to do, so despite spending a day playing, I didn’t end it with the Kul Tiran race unlocked.
Do I really need another alt? I still have 3 Horde alts to finish off. That will make 18 level 60s. Do I really need a 19th?
Mostly though, I think my brain needed a little break. I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks editing 4S and now working on the synopsis and pre-writing of The Accursed (and idea that didn’t even exist 2 months ago, and was originally planned for a free online serial story). I suppose I can forgive myself taking a day off, especially as Warcraft is my preferred way to recharge the batteries.
But I really need to get to work on this detailed outline and get that work done this week. With the arrival of a tax document on Friday, at least the biggest hurdle is now out the way and all that’s left is for my to employ my creativity.
I thought it might feel weird working on this and the Accursed at the same time, but it’s a bit like catching up with two different TV shows, separated by a bit of Warcraft or a write-up of The Climb, my brain seems to be able to switch between them. That’s probably because the projects are very different both in terms of aesthetic and the work that needs doing (writing vs outlining). If we ever get to the stage that both are being written, it might be a little different.
But that’s for tomorrow… unless I can find someone to jump into Waycroft Manor with me and help me with the annoying interrupts on the second boss.
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