Writing Update #12

This is unfortunately going to be short.

I don’t know what happened in January. I did dive back into my SF WIP, I started re-reading it since I hadn’t messed with it since October. Then, I don’t know what happened.

So, really, I haven’t worked on my SF WIP in weeks, again.

I’m bummed.

And now I’m so busy at work, and I’m exhausted and physically sore when I get home, the last thing I want to do is write.

It’s all excuses I know, and I’m frustrated.

I want to work on this WIP and I’m going to finish re-reading it, so I can dive back into the revisions. That’s my weekend goal.

To get back into revisions.

On another note, I had a shiny new idea present itself to me.

I was at work, loading shirts into the folding machine (I work at a Shirt Screen Printing and Embroidery shop) and my brain kind of turned off and I was doing my job by muscle memory, and ‘Phantom City’ came into my head.

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I don’t really have a clear picture of what the story or the conflicts are, but I’m definitely interested in finding out. I thought about it all afternoon and then when I got home, I started typing it up on my Notes app, and I’m sure there’s almost a thousand words written? I think it might be kind of dystopian, with a paranormal element – though, I’m not entirely sure yet.

So, clearly, I’m not too tired to write. But I also feel like drafting is way easier than revising where you have to be more critical.

Anyways, I’ll probably still tinker with this new idea a bit and see what happens. I’ll probably mess with it while on lunch break or something, since it’s on my phone. I can say the re-read of my SF WIP and revisions for at home.

If you have any tips on how to power through utter exhaustion at the end of a long day, I’m here for them. Also, any tips on how to sit down and work on a WIP when you’re utterly exhausted is highly appreciated.

Next month I plan on have a longer Update, with better news than ‘I’ve wasted another month not working on it’. Oh, and if you’re interested, you can check out this post here, and see the Sim4 Versions of my characters from my SF WIP.

3 thoughts on “Writing Update #12

  1. Depends on how exhausted I am! Sometimes you just need a break! But if it’s more like typical end-of-the-day fatigue, 2 things help me. One is to take a short walk. Two is to sit at a desk or at least in an upright chair (just say no to couches!) and force myself to read what I have written. I may not believe I can write anything, but I usually believe I can read. And once I start reading the words, I almost accidentally start revising or writing more.

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    1. Thanks for the tips! Usually after standing all day, the last thing I want to do is sit in a hard chair, but I do understand that point. I’m definitely more likely to fall asleep on the couch than at a table. lol
      And after a long day at work, my brain capacity is shot and actively doing revising is tough, but reading, I could do reading.

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