Day 32. 90 pages, 40,154 words.
I had a write night last night – I wrote my weekend’s blog posts in my spare moments – but didn’t get much down. I’m going to flatline for the weekend, in terms of word count, and see if I get some phone-writing done.
It’s been a long week and the weather went all stormy and clammy again as the evening progressed, which often wipes me out a bit. But I did get to a really cool part – in fact, I was going to put a little excerpt in here, maybe a character study … but I decided against it. Maybe later. Maybe I’ll just avoid spoilers.
Fairly quiet weekend this weekend. Gonna hang out with Wump while Mrs. Hatboy takes Toop on a little trip into town. We might watch a movie. Or Wump might prefer to sit with her face stuck in her phone. I don’t judge – I will probably do exactly the same thing. Maybe one or another of us will play Zelda. It will be a rich full day.
Hopefully going to start with a long sleep-in.
I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends.
Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages?
I am Hatboy.
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I hope you find some time and inspiration, soon and often my friend. You’re my current favorite writer. No BS. Also no pressure.
Aww. Well that’ll do nicely right there. I’m just going to have to do mornings and try to regain my momentum.