[Novel 02] Cleaning Up Sewers

This was my first livestream of my Minecraft build series where I felt halfway normal. I’ve been using Minecraft as a storytelling tool for eventually telling “The Story” after learning that I don’t tell scene details well from writing “Novel 01.” Although I love and appreciate “Novel 01” for what it is, I can do better. “Novel 02” and beyond can help from the added perspective of thinking about sets at length and from passers-by of the livestream.

Spoilers?: Minor [deep-seated sewer thoughts]
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[Novel 02] EMAC-2 Halfway Done

When I say that I’m halfway done with Eville Medical Apartment Complex, Building 2, that is a bit misleading. The building’s exterior and proportions are halfway done. What remains is more of a sort of logistical meandry through my imagination as I envision it in “The Story.” I featured the apartment building from within Sammohini’s apartment briefly in Novel 01. Will it appear more in Novel 02? Well, if it’s halfway built, that’s halfway more complete than before.

Spoilers?: Minor [plan before necessary]
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[Novel 02] Reorienting To Zeal

In this quick video without audio, I invited friend-of-the-website ViridianJack into the Zeal portion of the Eville map. This map has been helping me prioritize my thinking of “The Story,” since I have a visual environment for constant mental reference. As I learned while writing Novel 01, I need more practice here. Before writing Novel 02 and getting into better health, building these set-pieces – Eville Medical, specifically, and mind-palace Zeal – will be a good place to start.

Spoilers?: Minor [focusing on storytelling]
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[Novel 02] Chaos During Livestreaming

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]
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[Novel 02] Introducing Evillian Zeal

My 13th entry of this Minecraft building series was fairly lucky – pun intended. With my health on the mend, finally, I spent over four hours rambling about “The Story,” specifically what I learned while writing Novel 01 to write Novel 02. As I do when I write anything, I meandered through some related and unrelated topics, brainstormed some things, and solved a few logistical problems that were impeding my progress toward writing what I’m thematically code-naming “Novella 1.5.”

Spoilers?: Minor [long-term fiction-writing plans]
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[Novel 02] Clone Clone Clear

I don’t often like pointing to specific things to say ‘this is where everything changed.’ I can’t specifically say when the idea of writing “The Story” prevented me from living a normal life. I can’t point to the moment, while writing Novel 01, where I accepted that I couldn’t be perfect at writing it and appreciated it flaws included. Perhaps, though, this 12th video of building Eville in Minecraft for Novel 02 could lead to something special…

Spoilers?: Minor [long-term recording plans]
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[Novel 02] 2021 In Preview

What do I have planned in 2021 for “Novel 02?” I wrote aboutThe 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]
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