Saturday 3rd April 2021
I like days like today.
I got more done to the sample chapters of The Accursed. I’m still finding my way with this story so I’m not exactly pumping the words out just yet. But then I’m still finding my way with the story.
Whilst I have an outline, I’ve not done what I normally do and outline the chapter, opting to go for a more discovery approach. I find this slower and may change this as I progress with this and further projects.
I’m also doing this in MS Word which feels weird because Word is for editing rather than drafting and as such makes me feel like I’m doing something dangerous without all the safety equipment. I’ll likely move the manuscript to Scrivener in the next day or so.
So I got around 700 words done, which is poor for me, but will ramp up as I find my feet. It’ll have to. I need to get this sample done and out the door in the next couple of weeks.
That done, I had the rest of the day free.
I’ve been feeling that I’ve not made much progress with my World of Warcraft alt leveling lately. I was doing the Silithus trick until they nerfed that and since then, really haven’t made that much of an effort. Part of the problem is that I’m down to classes I really can’t play and it’s not fun to level them. Thankfully the Silithus work means that most of them are a few levels ahead of the content which really helps when you don’t know how to play a class.
But it’s not fun leveling those classes. Seriously, I’m positively dreading leveling a shaman.
But in recent days, to take a quick break between various bits of work I have on right now, I’ve dipped into some of the alts who are classes I’ve already leveled (my second tier of alts) and done a level here or there on them.
I think back to last year and the start of the pandemic and how instead of sitting on my support bubble’s sofa and watching TV, I’d sit at the table and play Warcraft. Now, when I play at the table, it’s because I have a raid and need to put my headphones on and concentrate, But it wasn’t always that way.
So I did that today. I played in front of the TV, chatting to my support bubble as I leveled my priest. I managed to get them from level 55 all the way to 59 which I was really pleased about. Hopefully I can finish them off tomorrow and have a week or so of evening leveling.
Patch 9.1 is likely in July and I’d like to have all my alts to 60 by then. I’m already taking a few of my max levels through old raids and doing attunement quests on them all so I skip straight to the last boss.
Darkmoon Faire also starts tomorrow and it’s reminded me that I really need to level their professions as well.
Warcraft works well when I’m drafting and I hope once these sample chapters are done and sent off, then I can really get stuck into a few things.
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