I played a bunch of NES games on stream today and had a great time. Not just because my viewership peaked at 20 viewers, so there was a feeling of hype over the influx of new people, but because if I can stream, that means my health is in good enough standing to where I can write. I haven’t been able to stream, or do much of anything, the past few days. It’s been almost miserable.
Before livestreaming this build session, I adjusted the aspect ratio then included information on what I’m doing in Minecraft as it relates to “The Story” and Novel 01. My health is still not good enough to where I can do these livestreams frequently, but I felt well enough to livestream today, and I might finally be starting to find an audience. A once-stranger was interested in seeing how I was using Minecraft to build out Novel 02.
Spoilers?: Minor [expending energy livestreaming/writing]
WANNA CONSIDER HOW GETTING OUT THERE CAN BE REWARDING BUT ALSO TIRING? AND HOW I’M CONSIDERING MANAGING THAT BALANCE? CLICK HERE TO KEEP ON READING!
I started off yesterday with 35 emails and now I am down to 15 in my inbox. My personal inbox is a sort of to-do list of the various digital errands I must do. Clearing out the 20 least important items may not seem like such a big deal, but given a spinal problem that prevents me from reliably being able to work or almost anything, really, it’s important for me to clean things done or nearly done.
What do I have planned in 2021 for “Novel 02?” I wrote about “The Story” already, so expect similar themes to that essay. I don’t have any concrete plans for 2021. After I wrote “Novel 01,” for example, I thought I would be writing “Novel 02” by mid-2020. Were it not for the decline in my health caused by COVID-19 sending everyone in my department into a haphazardly planned work-from-home situation, I might have written “Novel 02.” Since I didn’t… well…
Spoilers?: None [pessimistic/optimistic writing plans]
WANNA CONSIDER THE BEST-CASE SCENARIO FOR HOW I’LL WORK ON
I’m starting the process of renewing my lease in the apartment-mansion for what will end on Year 3. I wrote last year, perhaps not succinctly, that I had wanted to plan on moving out by this time. Instead, my health has delayed many of my life’s plans. I can’t really expect much throughout 2021, but if I could write about some broad plans, I’ve narrowed them down to four: “Health,” “Downsizing,” “Balancing,” and then “Writing Fiction Frequently.”