How much will doing drawings like this help me write fiction? Questions like these can be harmful, because then we get too much into the sort of idea of qualifying events, situations, or even people as better or worse than others. We might think “I can’t hang out with this person” because they won’t help me write fiction. When, really, the right approach it to let everyone in, somewhat, and if they’re combative, be polite.
How much of the outside inspires and influences the inside? In “The Story,” as I found while writing “Novel 01,” it was about 50%/50%. I might get inspiration from external sources like EarthBound and exploring the world, but, many of the ideas would start or finish from within. As I return to better health, finish old projects to start writing “Novel 02,” one thing is for sure: I’ll have an online presence when writing, compared to during “Novel 01.”
Spoilers?: Minor [building internally, externally]
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My streams have been infrequent lately, so this one was like a return to form, considering I’d spent the past few streams doing art or retro content. What I enjoy about using jank blocks is that I can easily draw diagrams that either help me tell “The Story,” based on lessons I learned writing “Novel 01” to write “Novel 02” and beyond, or, talk about complex psychological topics like the poison/evil everyone has deep inside of ourselves.
Spoilers?: Minor [bleeding out poison-blocks]
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What fits within “The Story” and what doesn’t? “Novel 01” was a fairly concise, which I know is funny when you think of my writing at length, look at one 30-day scenario. “Novel 02,” too, will have a concise scope that… well, I hope will be something I can write and something I can do, but with my body deteriorating the way it is, I guess it’s more of a long-term dream for me than something real.
Spoilers?: Minor [life inspiring “Novella 01.5”]
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I’ve been really enjoying where my mind goes when I do these livestreams and when I take thoughts from the audience and roll with them. When I listen back to the audio, I feel like I’m doing a fair job reading the chat and then talking, and the numbers are good, but I think more so, these livestreams are helping me with “The Story.” I didn’t have an audience for “Novel 01.” I will for “Novel 02.”
Spoilers?: Minor [mistakes major, minor]
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It’s easy for me to say that getting any degree of popularity is blowing up my expectations for the amount of effort I’ve put into writing, but really, I’m just navigating the platforms that people are using on my own terms. When I livestream, I’m using the platform to help me write “The Story.” I can use my experiences in writing “Novel 01” to show people how I’ll write “Novel 02.” Achieving my writing goals is possible…
This was going to be more of a physical therapy essay – talking about how I’ve made some progress during my five visits so far, but this progress has been minor, subjective, and not immediately measurable – but I’m exhausted. My physical therapist is good. I feel like after striking out with all of the bad luck I’ve experienced over this entire period, finally, there’s someone that’s willing and able to help – even if it hurts significantly.
What’s the meaning of life? Well, isn’t that a tricky thought to consider, but, when we consider our thoughts on what life means to us, and when we compare our lives to others, particularly when we’re dealing with difficult things, sometimes we have some answers. Eventually writing “The Story,” where “Novel 01” and “Novel 02” are but small fragments of that greater whole, is my “meaning” and it propels me through the darkness of failed American Dreamers.
Spoilers?: Minor [meandering through life]
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The nice thing about building out set-pieces that will appear in “The Story,” as I’ve mentioned in other essays, is that it’s helped me externalize the sort of internal thoughts that wrack my brain. When I’m feeling bad, as I was earlier today, I can jump into Minecraft and do something productive. As easy as it is to complain about life or to do things to escape reality, addressing reality forthrightly helps for me often.
Spoilers?: Minor [exploring my mind]
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After filling the [first] restroom of Zeal – the fourth-wall-breaking area of my Minecraft map that serves as part of a whole braindump area for my thoughts related to “The Story” – I immediately thought of changes. Having the restroom stalls “open” presented ethical problems to me. While I built and refined various rooms, I talked about how “Novel 01” taught me aspects of myself, from writing to this map, which should help me write “Novel 02” and more.
Spoilers?: Minor [refining set-piece logistics]
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