Fortnightly update 2: 23.12.2019 to 05.01.2020
While I’ve kept a crude text file diary for a few years now, I’m now going to summarise the happenings of my life in fortnightly blog posts like this one and share them to both Facebook and LinkedIn. This will allow me to be consistent with how I share my progress as a writer and editor, while also improving my reflection process. I’ll post the fortnightly updates on either Sundays or Mondays, though if anything dinosaur-huge happens, I may still make separate posts about it; these fortnightly posts are more about my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs.
I write scripts for the popular YouTube channel The Front.
In the first week of the fortnight, we uploaded a video on Canadians and their savagery in World War II. This is the first video in which I was involved to reach 100,000 views, and it’s still climbing!
In the second week, we uploaded the third part in a six-part series about the worst casualties to military units in World War II.
On top of that, I wrote the script on “shady” brands and companies involved in World War II, a script on “unkillable” soldiers, and started another script on how World War II strengthened the Poles. I’ve also started to interact with the YouTube community through comments and will soon be managing related Facebook pages and Instagram accounts!
I write the blog post series Tales of Two Jerks for The Jerk’E’Club.
This fortnight, I wrote Chapter 3 of Tales of Two Jerks, and the Jerk’E’Club posted it on Christmas day.
I managed to get a little work done on the secret-ish D&D project I’m working on with Roderick Fernandes, who started producing some concept art for it in the last week. Here is a sneak peek into Project Bronze.
I haven’t touched my work if interactive fiction Fein’s Deluge in a while, though last week I worked with a friend to resolve some technical issues and bring the “game” up to scratch for a proper release.
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This fortnight, I posted five fiction_shots pieces on both Instagram and Twitter. I also started writing pieces using #vss365 word prompts. It’s a great way to stay motivated, and I’m already starting to find my place in the community.
My first piece was about Christmas. Jolly.
Daisy mixed rat poison through the cookie dough. “This will teach that fat, red bastard for not giving me a pony last year.”
In the early morning, her mother set gifts under the tree and took a bite from one of the cookies.
The second was about change.
He went into his son’s old room, sighed, and put the paint roller to the wall.
The third was about purpose.
His granddaughter finally convinced him he was too brittle to water and pick the peppers out back, that he’d worked hard enough in his life.
He sunk into his couch and slept, and, with no garden to tend to, never woke up.
The fourth was about growing up. [Twitter #vss365 word #latent]
He set the board on the edge of the skate bowl, a latent gift waking inside of him, waking to save him from his office job and squeaking car.
Wind whipping his last tuft of hair, he dropped into the bowl and fell, skinning his knee and knowing he was fifty-five.
And the fifth was about digging an unfinished story out of the bottom drawer and finishing it. [Twitter #vss365 word #disinter]
This I disinter like the necromancer disinters bones from the crypt. So long entombed has my very first manuscript been, fleshless and wanting for bolder heart and steadier hand. Now to it I can offer both, and together we shall shake the written word.
Despite the chaos of the holiday season, I managed to get some good work done and hit all of my goals. It really comes down to discipline, and I have more of that than I have talent or brains.
Thanks for reading, and here’s to a fruitful year.