So… today was This Ain’t Tolkien Day in my life, with delightful bad influences, 1257 words & 77,118 words total

I hate sleeping in. Seriously. I ended up today starting late, being more than an hour behind before I even started, and I had a bunch of non-writing stuff to do today along with everything else. THAT’s still waiting for me.

However, words first.

I got 1257 of them, and oh, MAN, do I love what I got. I’m bringing some new folks into my character’s world, and they are the antithesis of characters you’d find in J.R.R. Tolkien’s world.

Which is as it should be. Much of what you learn from reading fiction both broadly and deeply is how other folks have written specific things, and why they wrote it that way, so that you can do it differently while having damned good reasons for doing it differently.

There was some light worldbuilding in today’s work, and will be a bit more in tomorrow’s.

Worldbuilding. And cookies.

And some wicked little creatures who are going to be such fun to write. I was chuckling evilly while I thought them up this morning. And am already eager for tomorrow, so that I can bring them in and start them on their path of chaos, havoc, mayhem, and fun.


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1 year ago

Heh, heh, heh, heh. Sounds like you’re having a lot of fun. Good.

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