September 19th, 2020 – 724

So much for writing earlier I suppose…

I spent most of today goofing off on Stardew – latest year one community centre run died to the dreaded ‘no red cabbage on the travelling cart’ – and then Magic Arena – where I finally brewed a mono red deck I enjoy playing, only taking what, 9 years? So all in all, I am ok that I only hit target at gone-11pm, and I’m just glad it wasn’t post-midnight. I am feeling a bit rough even so, but by and large that’s residue from how intense last week was. I’d be amazed if I didn’t feel wretched after that.

TWR as I said yesterday is continuing to develop into the multiverse-lore exploration book this series badly needed to set up its more epic crescendos, of which I feel this will end up one. I also feel I’m getting better at making all my characters a bit more unique, and that’s been a tricky thing to pull off when two of my protagonists act like twins most of the story. Usual caveat, it’ll need polish, but I am more confident about this book than I was before. I didn’t talk about this much in public, but TWR was the book I had the least idea what I was doing at the outset. I knew the key tie in points, but not how the story would ebb and flow, where it would peak and how that would show.

I just hope a restful day tomorrow will get me back on my feet. This year is still kicking and I cannot afford to do what I normally do at times like this and get ill. Here’s hoping I can still get a decent night’s sleep in, even if an early night is, well a bit redundant as a goal now it’s 23:53…