📯 From the World
Last week, thejaymo paid a homage to the internet genre Witch House, after Salem released their second album after 10 yeas. I wasn’t big into Which House as a scene, but it did like some acts. White Ring was my jam. He goes on to talk about the feeling of potential through the early 2010s had and body memories of traveling. That sound definitely evokes a time and place for me.
Twelve weeks of Weeknotes! That was my initial commitment. And actually I’ve really enjoyed this. There has been some weeks where I felt like I’ve had something to say going in. And there are other weeks where I’ve been having to search. After NaNoWriMo, I have some projects that I’d like to look into over the new year. And I think this would be a good place to share. I might mix up the format, and feel a bit freer and looser. A milestone and an update at the end of the week is a practice I’d like to take forward.
🔥 Alchemy of Creation
This week of NaNoWriMo has been harder than I expected. I knew that as I got further into my word count, my outline would be less relevant, and that the energy of a fresh start would wear off. But I’ve been more exhausted than I expected, and finding the time and energy to put more than 500 words down at a time has been difficult. And I’ve been fighting diminishing returns.
There have been some strong days, but this last leg might have to take a different tack, with me taking a less linear approach to the progression, and focusing on getting some key scenes on paper. I wrote a vignette of the backstory that has potential to be a book in its own right. And I have a specific sticking point that could do with some research. That’s best done outside of November. So, not throwing in the towel, but I am paying attention to the conditions of the road.
📍 A Point on the Timeline
Got a new desk. Built some furniture. Upstairs has been a mess all wekeend, as a result.
An anticlimactic end to the scenario, except for maybe D311B0i.
We spent time brainstorming how to take the drug lab from the gang. We tooled up with guns and looked to hire some mercs. In the meantime, we wanted to play it cool. We had a working economic arrangement. We give cash, get drugs and sell them at a markup. D311B0i didn’t see a reason to throw that away. Under the premise of recon, D311B0i set up another drop, and we could hit them when some people were off site.
We had spotted that Alex and Apogee had wanted posters of them, stuck around the area. But what we had forgotten, is that D311B0i had been seen with Apogee going into the gang’s clubhouse. So when he went in. He was immediately apprehended and questioned.
They were gonna take his cyber eyes as collateral. He fought. But there were too many of them, and they were too strong. He was taken to their on site surgery. Camden was in the car, oblivious to one of the brothers he doesn’t talk to setting explosives. Apogee and Alex were sorting out some disguises and D311B0i had a building collapse on top of him. That leaves the three of them with a landlord in critical condition.
And that’s the end of the jumpstart.