Posted by: cookiemonger | April 27, 2010

Chugging along

mood: stressed

Everything goes slowly.  I have some bright spots in my days, but I don’t care to just blow the steam about here.  I’m not done editing, but Lisa is still proving a huge help, and I have less than 50  pages to go.

It’s amazing how I can go back over things and not remember how I felt when writing, and vice versa.  I’ll come across passages and laugh, either at actual humour, or because it’s convoluted, or just bad.  😛  The funniest times are when I read a scene and then sit back and wonder what the heck I was thinking.  Not because it’s particularly bad or out there, but just because I literally don’t understand what I had initially intended.  Often it’s word choice, in such cases.

Times like this, even while my hand creaks and crunches every time I move it, I feel anxious to move on and do something new, but I haven’t got an idea that I really like.  I’m not a sad-act who needs inspiration to write a single word, nossir.  It’s just that I can’t decide what to write and that indecision is like a little kid sitting on my shoulder and repeatedly stabbing me in the head with a rubber pencil.

That mental image aside, I am certainly not bored or lacking in busy-tude.

I’ve been messing with RPG Maker VX for the first time in quite a while, picking back up a project I started on a whim last year.  It’s not a solid idea either, but I’ve been learning how to make better maps than I used to–way back in my RPG Maker 95 days–and scripting ought to be next.  Maybe I’ll even get on the ball and make my own tilesets.  But I’m not serious enough for that yet.  ^^;

The main characters are a guardian named Kutika and a paladin named Gabriel.  They work at a hero office in a peaceful place, spending their days in a generally boring manner, but then things pick up when they save a damsel in distress from an orc and quickly stumble on the beginnings of a tribal war.


Hamming it up.

Not a lot going on so far, but it’s really just for fun.

I’ve also been reading Les Mis again.  Just because.  It’s my favourite way to procrastinate from just about anything.


Revisions: 875

  • Insertions: 544
  • Deletions 279
  • Formatting 4
  • Comments 48

These stats are from my solo editing process.  Although I do always take Lisa’s edits and comments into consideration (and implement them, more often than not), she and I don’t work from the same file, so I can’t add her comments and revisions into this count.  Besides, it’s just for fun and because I like typing numbers.

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