- No one will ever want to read the things I want to write
- No one will ever care about my characters but me
- There are more productive things to do with my time
- Why can’t I do something more important than worldbuilding?
- Why can’t I do something more valuable than conlanging?
- Why can’t I be the person everyone thinks I should be?
- Why does nothing I do matter?
And then I try to think about every person who’s ever read my stories or poems and loved them, every encouraging word I’ve ever gotten in my anxious moments, every time someone has expressed an interest in my conlanging, and I think to myself, don’t give up yet.
On fannish things:
- my recipient may hate this story as much as I don’t love it, but I am going to finish it, so help me
- I’m going to have to write Maria + her gen relationships in most situations, because I actually want to write tielan some Maria Hill, but every time MCU gets me even slightly interested in Steve, they then go and ruin it. I’m never going to love his character, so I’m going to accept that and resolve to write more gen. I do like gen. I just wanted to write shipfic. 🙁
On conlang things:
- I updated my consonant phonology table: basically does a much better job with the clicks
- I did other work in a notebook that hasn’t been digitalized yet
On real life:
- We’re moving in a week. I’m not ready. :screams:
I really need to get my exchange fic written. Odds are not good.
Wrote a poem:
we are tired
of the heavy places,
the deep tirades,
you ever spoke
from the day
my eyes awoke
I am hopelessly not up to the challenges, but I did do some work today. First, a word:
akuint • [ a.kui̯nt ] • 1. to sing, 2. to chant (a prayer or traditional song, particularly in a religious or formal ceremony), 3. to appease one more powerful with words, prayer, or song — verb
Then also, I figured out that Akachenti’s tendency to promote proximate, animate persons up a level may have come from originally have a proximate/distal distinction in second and third person pronouns and the agreement markers having merged. I’m not sure yet, but it seems more plausible than just willy nilly deciding that proximate third persons are really second persons, etc.
Write a poem about
“All the toil / All in vain / Every image of ourselves that we create” — “Not to Us” by Nichole Nordeman
Poems do not have to match the prompt exactly. Prompts are only meant to inspire and be a jumping off point for your own creativity.
Poems can be posted in the comments directly or linked to your own journal.
a few links I want to be able to find later:
The Fandom Growth Exchange is a multi-fandom exchange for fandoms, relationships, and characters that have ten or fewer complete fics (or five or fewer contributing authors) on AO3. Both writers and artists are welcome.
Nominations close: July 31st at 11:55 PM UTC
Sign-ups open: August 3rd at 11:55 PM UTC
Sign-ups close: August 17th at 11:55 PM UTC
Assignments sent: August 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC
Default deadline: October 8th at 11:55 PM UTC
Assignments due: October 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC
Works revealed: November 3rd at 11:55 PM UTC
Authors revealed: November 8th at 11:55 PM UTC
Because I needed more on my plate. Ha!
|fireworks||day at the beach||magic||backstory/missing scene||bodyswap/bodyshare|
|violence||criminal intent||AU: Alternate Genre||vacation||undercover|
|abandonment||temperature||WILD CARD||bedtime rituals||technology/mechanics|
|poetry (magnet or otherwise)||vehicle||festival/fair||grief||family celebration|
Dear creator after my own heart,
I swear if you write anything for one of these pairings/fandoms, I will love you forever and reread regularly because I love every one of these to pieces and have very little for them right now. And I love everything I have for them now, there’s just not nearly enough of it.
Please don’t be intimidated by the wall of text. Take what you need, ignore the rest.
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