Hello, there! Wow, it’s been, uh, what…10 days now since I’ve last written a blog post for someone that wasn’t a client? Sheesh! Weird.
Anyways, I’m back now after a short but intensive spell with depression. Yeah, it sucked but it gave me a lot of excellent insight I wasn’t expecting so early in this stage of my life. But you don’t want to hear about all of that, do you? Well, at least not in this blog post anyways. It doesn’t say “let’s talk about mental health”, it says “Writing Progress” in the title. And those are the only two words in the title. I’m rambling now because I think this Dr. Pepper is starting to kick in.
Long story short, I feel as though I have found a book worth writing for that speaks to all my loves i.e. fantasy, reading, roleplaying games, writing, finding acceptance. That…that last one, let’s not worry about that last one. The book I’m now in the middle of writing is a DnD, or Dungeon’s and Dragons, inspired book with a touch of Judy Moody styling.
I’ve always been a bit of a nerd and DnD is where it’s at.
As it is in fiction, there are virtually no limits to what you can do, where you can go. It requires using as little or as much imagination as you’d like. That’s what I love about writing, too. You can find yourself completely immersed in an otherwise highly fantastical world you’ve created as though you were their god or goddess. In DnD, you can escape from the pressures of being someone you’re not. How much of yourself you embed into your characters is your call. You can become someone or something you’ve always wanted.
That is what this book is all about.
So far, I’ve written rough drafts for the first two chapters, nearly ten pages in total this weekend alone. That may not seem like much, but I’ll take this level of progress at face value given where I came from these last ten days.
I can confidently say I may have finally found my “writing rhythm”, albeit unconventional, but a rhythm nonetheless.
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