Hard questions Show more
The last count was 35,062. Sixty-six days later, the count was 75,512. That
means I added roughly 622 words per day to my novel-in-progress. Of course,
progress wasn't as linear as that. Due to the nature of my boring day job-day
shifts, night shifts, transitions into and out of the latter-my actual writing
days have … [Continue reading Hard questions
The amber beats Show more
They say that first drafts are shitty, and boy are they right. I’ve just
completed mine. It’s 35,062 words long. That’s well short of my target length.
But that’s okay because 15% of my beat-by-beat outline has been skipped during
drafting because I don’t have the research I need to hand. Those beats have
been … [Continue reading The amber beats
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@bkam yessir. See section III of this post :) https://swellandcut.com/2019/01/29/the-status-of-the-wholes/
@riga go back to basics: handle sleep, manage stress, don’t eat shit. If that doesn’t work, enhance the degree of stillness and motion that you regularly experience (ex: meditate and go for a swim/run/walk). I get anxiety/depression etc and that’s what worked (is working) for me. Prioritising ONE specific project also helps :)
“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.
Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.
Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.
@machado I was tempted to respond with 😈👹 but then I realised that most people that are in the 0.0000001% probably go out of their way to have babies. Suspect the real danger comes from middle status people with power but no incentive to initiate a “dynasty”.
I finally have Slack. Any good groups etc that people are a part of, enjoy, and are open to newbies?
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