Today's goals (written 11:00am):
One hour of woodcarving - this might be a challenge because, at home, I carve in the garage which is not heated.
2100 words for InNoWriMo
Five PM, I am now at 2,200 words for the day. I am concerned that I worked on three points in the story and in two points, I mostly wrote about relationships and the connections my characters have. In the third, I advanced the plot, but again, not as much as I want. There are several points coming up were I need more tension, excitement and creativity and I am mostly nibbling around the edges, preparing the field for violence and excitement, but not what that will actually entail. A group of young psychics, only partially trained but free of ancient preconceptions and biases and beliefs need to defeat a larger group of well-trained but set in their ways psychopathic psychics. I wonder how they will do that.
A small flash of insight at ten PM: a main character does a terrible thing and his friends are angry with him but accept his pretty horrible actions quickly - I think they accept them so quickly because it was easier for a lazy writer but now I also think he was partially forgiven because another character has forced them all into strange new tasks and his goals aren't precisely theirs -they're doing strange things and able to spread at least some of the blame to this other character.
I hope that wasn't too cryptic. Perhaps if and when this story is done, I will explain it better. This blog is about recording my creative output so I felt I needed a note even if my reader(s?) don't so much.
I didn't do much wood carving today, just enough to retain my feel for it. I find that when I step away from carving for a few days, the gouges feel strange in my hands and I really have to study the pictures to decide what my next moves will be. When I keep up the habit for a few days running, I can start as soon as the tools and workpiece are in my hands. Here is a picture of the sculptor at work:
I am sitting on the stairs in the garage. My eyes are becoming far-sighted so my glasses are beside me. The lighting is from a bad angle so I am wearing a headlight. The pictures I use as models are sitting on top of a garbage can lid. The garage is cold so I am wearing slippers and a cardigan. I don't know why everyone doesn't want to take up a cool hobby like wood carving.
Why the garage, may I ask?
Have you forgotten about the prevalence of carpets on this side of the world? The garage is the easiest place to clean up afterwards. The only places not carpeted here - my mother's house - are the bathrooms and the (small) kitchen. I've wondered about putting a tarp on the carpet.
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