Jonathon Dean

Writer. Human. Nerd.

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I’m Just Not Very Good at this Blogging Thing, Am I?

Another few months with nothing, and I’m beginning to hear the cries of the literally nobody who reads thig blog crying out for some update as to my progress.

Or rather, vastly more accurately, I’m not sure what my own progress has been, so I’m clarifying it by paying to host a website and typing it up for nobody in the 21st century to read, but to be found as a fragmented curiosity in the space year 8999, as a relic of that time humanity got collectively baffled enough to print out the entire internet onto stone slabs as part of its ongoing global effort to put its fingers in its ears and pretend to be several centuries earlier.

As I type, various rounds of submissions of Airborne Empire have been shot across the internet, thankfully for the moment still electron-based (stone slabs are expensive to post), and a few form rejections aside, most have simply ignored it. Which is about right for the modern era, but holy hell is it depressing.

Meanwhile, my new project sits at a third of the way to completion, largely because I’m struggling to think of way to stop the remaining, tournament-based two-thirds from seeming circular and repetative, but to no avail. Answers on a postslab.

Jonny.

I’m a Writer Again!

So this week I’ve actually managed to do some writing!

I know, exciting, right?

Since breaking my hand last year, and the resulting 8 months or so of casts, surgeries, more casts, physiotherapy sessions and so on, all of my writing habits were effectively destroyed. Really, I can’t stress the importance of developing good writing habits. Without them, I’ve been lost, and really struggling to get any writing done at all (you may have noticed from the fact that my blog’s done basically nothing for rather a long time). Only now am I starting to rebuild them properly, and I’m seeing my productivity shoot right back up again.

That’s not to say that was the only problem. For months I’ve been having idea after idea, working on it a little bit, then realising either I couldn’t make it work, or it needed some pretty major rethinks before I had a chance of being able to write it down in anything like a reasonable timescale. Those projects might see the light of day eventually, but right now, they’re pushed to the back burner. Finding the right idea, and I think I just may have found it, is the thing that makes you want to work on this every day.

Either way, I’ve got my idea, I’ve got my mojo back (baby), and I’m ready to rock.

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