Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Pierwalker Log: May 1, 2018

Writing start: 10:33 A.M.
Finish: 2:40 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 300
Edited (est.): 14,400

Tasks

1. Failure: Special read-through (Ch.9)
Notes: One of the best chapters in the entire story arc. It needed some alignment, but still read like a gem.

2. Book Three Melody: Off

3. Watson: 300 new words
Notes: I think I might be able to finish this chapter inside of a week or so. Maybe sooner.

4. Love Story: Read-through
Notes: No new words, but a better idea of where I need to go from here.

5. Rumpel: Primary edit number five.
Notes: It's coming tomorrow! It's a good chapter!

6. Ant story: Off

7. Dread Pirate Roberts (2): Read-through

8. Book edit of The Candle: Off till Thursday

Extra notes: Good music choice today: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. I haven't listened to it in a long while. The kind of energy and passion in it seems quite lacking in today's music.

I'm not interested in rounding off the edges in my writing. I'm not aiming to be an easily swallowed pill. I never have. One of my favorite lyrics of all time is: "You're not a dollar bill to be liked by everyone." Off the top of my head I want to say that's from Skinny Puppy, but I could be wrong.

It's what happened to Once Upon a Time, which, thankfully, is down to its final few episodes. The current season has been nothing short of sad and limping. I'm glad the network finally pulled the plug on it. It's been a cruel ride watching it die a slow death. It didn't need to.

The writers steadily and relentlessly sanded off the edges from the characters. Apparently, finding one's happy ending always ends the same way--with becoming a suburbanized, tranquilized-and-tagged cog. It has outraged me enough that I've gone on a fan-fiction tear with selected characters, including Rumpelstiltskin, who will probably get an entire novel out of me.


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