I dragged myself out of bed, late, and got to the gym, late. Still, I got there, and I worked out for about half an hour. Unlike Monday, the heavy weights station had room for me, so I got to do some of that this morning. Not well, and not nearly at the level I was at before I took the break, but I did it.
And I did it all with a pinched nerve in my back. It's still pinched. I can't seem to get it fixed. Maybe this afternoon when I go for a swim. On the bright side, it hurt so much that I didn't even feel the pain in my left shoulder that has been there for going on a year now and hindering my progress. So, there's that.
Right now, I'm happy sipping my morning coffee and letting my mind wander. I lack the energy to really control that wandering, so today might just be a day for day-dreaming. Day-dreaming, incidentally, is integral to my writing process. I usually solve tricky character and story issues by just letting my mind wander about the worlds I create. It's great. A note, though, to not let your day-dreaming become the entirety of your writing process. You still have to eventually sit in front of the computer and write.
Yesterday, quite late in the day, I managed to reach another two thousand words and finished two scenes. Outcast is now roughly 15% complete. I am feeling much better at this second attempt at a rewrite. There is an unexpected hero that has emerged from the new cast of characters, and I'm quite impressed with him. I think I'll keep him. For a while at least.
Tonight, I begin live streaming Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. Now, the Wild Hunt is one of my favourites from Celtic myth, and is actually a motif that runs through many, many mythologies; European and not. That's an aside. I doubt the game has much to do with the mythology I am familiar with. I have been cautioned that I will die a lot, and to play on easy rather than normal. I think I might start off at normal and see how I do, but I will definitely be upping that autosave regularity. I'm excited to get stuck into it.
Right, I am now off to go do writerly things. Like day-dream.