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Tael_Spinner


Just a simple writer trying to make their way in this universe.

Jan
1st
2021

New Year, Nothing Changes · 1:18am January 1st

A sort of realisation of how I messed up in the challenge of the past two chapters:

Yet again just remembered my best writing method. When struggling, focus on writing random but important scenes then stitch them together into a narrative. The next chapter would definitely be one to do that with. It is actually how much of the early chapters of John, along with the entirety of The Fractured, were written. Amazing how I keep forgetting and relearning this lesson.

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Dec
20th
2020

Been doing a little preparation and have a question · 9:48am Dec 20th, 2020

As the title says. While I have been repeatedly pulled away from writing the next chapter over the past number of weeks (mostly carer duties, family birthdays, and Christmas preparations), I have got the notes for it pretty well ready to go. I've also been working on the notes for the entire second main story arc.

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Nov
11th
2020

Current Projects · 12:50am Nov 11th, 2020

Now that I have pulled myself out of a very bad place mentally, and the previous chapter of A Deer Named John has stopped weighing me down, I am now looking forward to and am anxious to get moving on the next pieces of writing:

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Nov
3rd
2020

Apparently I did good · 11:22pm Nov 3rd, 2020

A few months ago, I may have introduced my niece to parts of My Little Pony season one. Just had a phone call from her mother asking on her behalf for more Rainbow Dash. Time to lend them some DVDs!

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Nov
1st
2020

This breakdown of the chapter's development progress was requested. · 6:31am Nov 1st, 2020

WARNING! The following contains a rundown of events during the struggle to get a single chapter of A Deer Named John written between May and October of 2020. It is only a bullet list of events but does refer to moments of severe mental health. It does NOT go into detail of these mental health events.

It is also only an explanation for the delays, not an excuse for them. It also does not give specific dates though some could be found through cross-reference with other blog entries.

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Oct
30th
2020

Short update · 4:24am Oct 30th, 2020

It has been just over a week since my mind snapped away from being so depressed that it was drowning in much darker places. With my head being clearer, I have been pushing to write each day, mostly just little bits of the coming chapter but it feels like things are finally all clicking into place with my creativity returning. Haven't felt this way for many months. It feels refreshing.

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Oct
1st
2020

Another Grey Day... · 10:57am Oct 1st, 2020

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My Uncle passed away in hospital a short time ago. During a discussion between my mother and my cousin about possible hospice care. Normally family would have been there in greater numbers, but this year imposed its restrictions and only two visitors could be with him at the end, completely clad in medical PPE. So much of a difference from the start of January.

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Sep
28th
2020

Mood Kindred · 3:01am Sep 28th, 2020

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Sep
16th
2020

RIP old laptop. Long live new laptop. · 10:30pm Sep 16th, 2020

So yeah, this is more than likely the last thing I send on my now incredibly old work horse which has been throwing some big warning signs that it is reaching the end of its mostly stable life. However, don't worry. Its replacement has been waiting to step up and fill the role. Last backup was late last night, so is very up to date (no loss of John or other stories will occur). Going to probably spend a lot of the next few hours transferring files and bringing the new setup up online. Annoying,

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Sep
8th
2020

Mind clearing? · 11:02am Sep 8th, 2020

Although it is nowhere near ready (unless a huge blast of writing fever overtakes me), I am finally making some real progress on the next chapter. It is even taking me in a direction I hadn't thought of until about an hour ago. I hope this is the solution I've been struggling for while metaphorically hitting my head against a wall day after day.

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