I didn’t sleep that well after getting my second COVID shot, so after watching one of my favorite livestreamers, I felt like jumping on the mic and rolling for a few hours. It was fun because this stream represented getting closer – perhaps over 50% – to getting done. People that are in the picture or aren’t are getting really excited about seeing the final product, too! It’s going to be cool seeing the final product finished… whenever…
Although I’ve been working on this art project for long enough to where I feel comfortable screwing around in it, it’s also become big enough that people want to be involved – and not just having their characters drawn or whatever. It’s fun being able to chat with people, bounce ideas off the audience, and see the people that stop by appreciating the art long after they’ve been drawn. There’s lasting value in respecting your community.
“To all my overachievers out there: Who out there puts a lot of pressure on themselves to succeed? Why do you do this? Have you learned to not do it so much?” In my response, I talked about differentiating between “overachieving,” “laziness,” and “can’t.” Each day, I wake up and can decide if I want to work toward writing “The Story.” It doesn’t have to be big, but if I don’t, then that’s almost regression…
Spoilers?: Minor [today’s storytelling tasks]
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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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On a day like today, I couldn’t make much progress in “The Story.” My spine is flaring up from pain too much and it feels so oppressive that I honestly doubt I will ever feel better. I don’t know what will happen. On days like today, having written “Novel 01” felt so far away, and writing “Novel 02” feels impossible. Even though my neuropathy is getting worse, I’ll still keep on doing my best to write something.
Spoilers?: Minor [thinking within thinking]
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Between livestreaming and Discord, I feel like I’m beginning to get closer to writing “The Story.” Other than the health issues I have to deal with daily. While “Novel 01” turned out fairly well, all things considered, I think now that I’m starting to grow an audience and have multiple outlets with many people to chat with, “Novel 02” should be much better from the perspective of having many more people around for advice or simply conversing.
Spoilers?: Minor [mapping my mind]
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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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In the world of “The Story,” and as I wrote it in “Novel 01,” the city of Eville was the ‘big city’ in town, but as I’ve been building out the infrastructure, I’ve noticed that Eville might actually be a smaller city… If Sammohini works at Eville Medical, why is it located somewhere so geographically flat? It might not be the first hospital in the area. I have time to figure that out before writing “Novel 02.”
Spoilers?: Minor [estimating city sizes]
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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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Well, it’s difficult to get online and not express myself honestly. I don’t know how this will turn out long-term on days like the day I’m writing this where I’ve felt like shit physically, and now mentally, for long enough to where it makes doing much of anything difficult. I do the best I can to express positivity elsewhere. I guess building “The Story,” as I learned with “Novel 01,” means progressing through “Novel 02” and beyond.
Spoilers?: Minor [long-term planning details]
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