Organization in Writing

Hey all! I’m getting back into the swing of things. This month has not been the best in terms of writing. Maybe I bit off more than I could chew, or maybe I was just a little burned out. Not sure. I’m starting to get back into it though.

Exciting news – I’m going to be at Odyssey Con this weekend! And for the first time ever, I’m going as a panelist. I’m usually pretty shy and reserved when it comes to talking in front of people, but maybe a geeky topic will make me less anxious. I’ll be out there on Saturday and Sunday. I’ll be on a Harry Potter panel, two writing panels, and I’m running an Overwatch panel all by my lonesome!

Also! Patreon suggestions for the month of April close on the 26th! The post with all the information can be found: HERE! Check things out~

Anyway, the topic of today’s post is organization in writing. It’s one that I’ve been meaning to talk about but never really felt qualified to do so. I’m not really good at the whole organization thing, at least in general. There are a series of tweets about me forgetting character details or losing information on them. I’m totally a professional. But here goes!

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Writer Quirks – things I’ve noticed over the years

writer-1129708_1280Hey all! Things are going well here. I’ve made a good amount of progress on Camp NaNoWriMo, though I’ll still behind. But I can catch up. I’ve started outlining possible long fanfics for Patreon and have my three ideas for novels as well. My plan is to have them up for ‘vote’ in early August. We’ll see how that goes. After all, I’m working on Camp NaNo right now! On the note of those serials – early access to them will be posted on Patreon, a few days early. Then the fanfiction will be posted on A03 (and possibly Wattpad) and the novel will be posted on Wattpad (and possibly Ao3). Or at least that’s the plan.

And a note to everyone! Suggestions for writing posts close on July 20th! Writing post suggestions can be made HERE. Remember – paying Patrons will have priority on what posts will actually be written.

Anyway, today’s post is one that started bumping around in my head a few weeks ago. Everyone has little quirks, that’s just how it works. But then people have quirks that relate directly to what they choose to do for their career or fun. I’m a martial artist in addition to writing, I’m often standing in a stance that would let me move around easily. And my weight tends to be on the balls of my feet. They’re just little quirks that have popped up because of my training.

So I started thinking about my writer quirks.

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A Couple Things to Remember as a Writer (Part 6)

snoopyHey all! Long time, no chat. Surgical recovery is going well. I’m still a more tired than I’d like to be, but that will fade with time. I’m working on getting my ADHD under control as well, that too, will take a bit of time. But I’m moving toward being able to function a bit better, so that leaves me hopeful. Once everything is balanced, I should be able to get more work done. In theory. Hopefully. Again, there’s that hope word.

Anyway, it’s been ages since I did a post like this. My last “A Couple Things to Remember as a Writer” post was written in late 2012. Apparently I lost inspiration for the series of posts or just forgot about them for a bit. Either is pretty likely. Anyway, here are Part 5, Part 4, Part 3, Part 2, and Part 1.

I suppose it’s time to return to one of my favorite types of post! Especially since it’s been a good 3 and a half years since the last one.

don’t be afraid to try things

Around March of last year, I was really struggling with my writing. Things that had worked in the past hadn’t been working. Martial arts wasn’t really giving me any ideas, I wasn’t getting much from reading or watching things. But I did play some video games and they made me want to write specifically as those characters. I popped into the RP community on tumblr, which was a big step in terms of putting myself out there. It gave me some really great friends and helped rejuvenate my writing juices, at least a little. It’s helped me dive further into characters’ heads, into their motivations, figured out how they’d fit in different situations. Every single character I write for RP has a cyberpunk verse because I wanted to see if I could. But trying this particular new thing helped me gain a lot of writing buddies – ones who helped me with my grad school application.

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