Never was a day planner’s title so unfitting for the year 2020
It seemed to take the better part of a decade, but the year 2020 is finally over.
Indeed, once December hit, the year seemed to make up for its previous glacial progress due to Covid-19, at once jetting by and forcing me to likewise race to try to finish my outstanding resolutions for the year.
I chose the cover quote of my 2021 planner with extreme care.
This wasn’t just to counteract last year’s wildly inaccurate “Grand Plans” amidst a year that proved to hold anything but for the whole world due to Covid-19.
It was supposed to be a beat sheet I was creating for my next WIP.
I’ve always considered myself a plotter. I’m very fond of pantsing my way through revisions, rewriting a scene five times in quick succession if need be rather than taking the time to outline the most feasible approach.
Writing is hard. No one is going to disagree with that.
Often, writers don’t even know which aspects of writing they struggle with the most; those unknown unknowns of writing, which by nature are that much more difficult to address.
The third quarter, for me in any case, is the one that makes or breaks the year.
In the matter of achieving year-long goals it really does feel like the point where shit, as they say, gets Real.
(Continued from Part 1)
Being in lockdown made my lose my ability to count.
In a previous post, I wrote about taking part in the “life in lockdown” photo challenge on Twitter.
2020 feels like it’s already lasted 57 decades.
But we’ve now passed the official midpoint of the year.
Charles Pike, a character from season 3 of the sci-fi show The 100.
Science fiction and fantasy are my favourite genres of movies and TV series.
This is largely because they are the genres of ideas on what another version of the world could—and in some cases should—look like.
Two weeks ago, I took part in a challenge on Twitter.
Specifically, the “life in lockdown photo challenge”.
One photo a day of some aspect of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic for seven days, with no explanation of the bigger story behind each image.
I always wanted to make an aesthetic for my WIP, though I wasn’t sure that I could.
Originally, this was due to my not understanding them as an artform. I knew they were collages of evocative photos that represents one’s story, and that they’re a common way for writers to discuss and promote their work on social media, particularly Twitter.