It All Begins Tomorrow

…ominous titles aside, I’m starting something tomorrow, so that will be fun. Working on it will be a good way to end what has been a nastily rough week.

I’ve got way too much to do. I have a buttload of internship applications, catchup homework and this new project. I could cry. 

All-in-all, it’s been a very rough week. Coming out of it, though, at least I have something to look forward to. Creative world-wise, it gets me away from the one project that has been trapped in editing hell for three-going-on-four weeks. And it gives me what will either be a motivator to catch up and finish my work or what will be a whole other distraction.

Hopefully, we’ll be able to say it’s the former and not the latter.

Other things that I’m working on- two other writing projects both have first drafts that have been sitting for a short while that are ready to be revised. I’ve been told that the professor wants “bold” revisions on them, whether or not they go right or wrong. So that’ll be fun to work with. I like almost all the characters I’ve created so far, between Oliver Watterson, Arthur Cohn, Sarah Metis, Charlotte Haas, Johnny Stevenson and Emmy Gomez. I feel like Charlotte could definitely stand to be better developed, but for a first try, I’m actually rather happy with them.

The two stories, interestingly enough, are complete opposites to one another, and I think that one is weaker than the other as a result, but that’s alright.

At any rate, I’ve got some work to do, and I’ve got a post talking about these more in detail. So I’ll leave it here for now. See you all tomorrow!

So Why Was I Gone?

Hello, everyone!

Welcome back to The Oddity Writer- as always, I’m Daniel, and I thought this next post should explain what I’ve been doing in my absence for 48 hours before I returned with “Potential”. If you haven’t read it yet, feel free to check it out here, it’s a small poem about friendship and evolution and it ties into the novel I’m working on.

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Placed in Potential, but it just looks cool! (Creds to Age of Ultron)

School has been endlessly tossing me around with projects due one after another and I’ve been doing everything from teaching children Spanish to drawing posters, writing reviews for fake artists’ works, to presenting information about both the Bosnian crisis of 1992 and climate change and the environment, and the role of the media, the government and the people in influencing it (for separate classes, obviously).

However, now there’s a period of rest ahead for me, and I’d like to use it to dive back into blogging. There was a journal entry I was planning to write in response to this post that I’ll release early tomorrow. I’m working on releasing the final post in the CSPA saga as well, so that should be fun.

In other news, I have a new email address devoted to this blog because the old address I had was overloading with stuff and I do actually need to use it for more than just TOW. I will be doing more to answer for all the likes and comments on this blog, but considering there are 420 emails awaiting response, it might be a while. Sorry, guys, I promise I’ll try harder.

Orders of business wheeeeee…. (Credits to Bill Watterson)

Which brings me to my final order of business- as I approach 200 followers, I’d like to try to do more, to give back to my followers- so yes, I will answer for likes and comments, but I want to have a specific Meet and Greet thread on the website where you all can share posts and promote your work (Yes, I do know OM did this. I would like to carry on his legacy and do this by thanking him). I’d probably try to pull off a blogathon, but I’d have to see about that, and once I’m done with the book (although that might be a long while) there are some other projects I’ve been considering.

But I should cut off my grand ambitions and just focus on what’s ahead. EYES ON THE PRIZE!

Thank you all so much for reading my work thus far, I really hope you look forward to what comes next. I appreciate all the support so far, and please, feel free to share your thoughts (or your work) below!