Tuesday 6th April 2021
Today in the glamorous world of writing, I got to write a blowjob scene. This might sound like fun but trust me, knowing how to strike the tone just right in sex scenes is difficult. It’s hard work (pun intended). Worse still, I think I need to rewrite it to better set up the scene that follows it.
I got a lot more writing done today compared to previous days. I’ve been doing multiple sessions, swapping to other tasks in between. I got another Warcraft character up another level (although no new level 60s today), and I’ve been working on a pitch.
Can’t really say much about it other than that I had to pitch 3 or 4 concepts. There were commercial considerations to take into account and I’ve been working on 3 of them over the last week. One I think is possibly too similar to one that’s already been done, but the 4th one was a really great idea, and it only came to me today as I was putting the document together.
Maybe something will come of it, maybe something won’t, but just like the screenwriting, I’ve put it out into the world and gained some experience in doing so.
This just leaves me with my outlines. The Accursed is coming along and the volume of writing today makes me very happy. Just not happy with that one scene. Were it later in the novel, I’d be less bothered by it, but because it sets up a lot, I want to ensure that I am putting the right things on the mantelpiece, so to speak.
I need to write up the outline and ensure I’ve got no plot holes, no lack of agency, no random events, and a bunch of character arcs. I plan to do this when I’m taking a break from writing the sample chapters.
I’ve still got 2 further outlines to do the same with. They’re not so far along and the plan is to send The Accursed to my agent first, with others to follow afterwards. That buys me some time, but I don’t want to slack on this.
I’ve been incredibly productive over the last couple of weeks and I don’t want it to end. Having multiple things to do has really benefited my lockdown brain which has struggled to focus for as long as it did before the pandemic. Switching from one productive thing to another, has allowed me to be productive without disappearing down a rabbit hole of procrastination.
But with the pitches out the way, I probably need a slightly different project to join the fray. These outlines are all a little too similar in terms of the actual work that needs doing to them. At least I still have more Warcraft alts to level.
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