Crikey, it's been more than a month since I last posted a chapter, hasn't it? That really annoys me, as my original intention was to right at least a chapter a week, which quite clearly hasn't been the case. I could blame it on writers block, but I'm not sure if that's even it. I just don't feel motivated and whatever I write, I'm not happy with and end up erasing.
Thing is, that doesn't mean I've abandoned it. Not at all, if anything, I miss it. What's been stuck in my head lately has been the sequel to TBKS, The Darkest Hour, which I've now managed to fully lay out and am actually quite pleased with. Obviously there's a heck of a lot of room for development, but there is in everything I do. That's why I write these things, to practise, to test my creative writing skills and find those areas that I need to improve on, and even in the 17 chapters I've written so far, I've learnt a lot.
But I feel that having scenes for TDH stuck in my hand is crippling my ability to write its predecessor. By focusing on the sequel, I'm obviously looking at the more entertaining portions and wishing I could write them. But obviously I can't as I have to focus on TBKS, which I still consider very interesting, but not the "in thing" at the moment, if you will. Worst of all is how it's not only TDH that's been distracting me, but my head seems more full of ideas than I can deal with. I've been developing ideas for a dozen backstories and two other epics, all based upon my RPG characters. The same RPG characters from the BZPRPG, which I have once again seemingly neglected. I probably should stop doing that.
I guess I could say I'll force myself to finish the chapter tomorrow, but I get the feeling that will result in one very dissatisfactory piece of writing. Not that I won't try.
Also, Hinder. Why had I never gotten this guy's albums before?