Anyone else find themselves writing best at odd and frankly inopportune times, and finding it very difficult when it's most convenient? I seem to have developed a habit of writing better on my tablet in bed last thing in the evening than at any other time.
Yeah, I get that all of the time. Most of my writing is done either in long stretches while staying up too late, or in tiny sprints five minutes before I need to go to bed. Earlier today I actually forced myself to write even though it was only the afternoon and it felt weird as hell.
I get that. I only seem to be able to write late at night (past 11 PM or midnight) and considering I've been going to bed at 9 PM lately... Well, that's a big part of why I haven't written anything (worth sharing) in the past month.
My issue with writing is that if I think "oh hey, I've got some time to write properly" I paralyse myself. I wrote best when I'm in more of a "let's just get a sentence or two out" mode. Contributing further to that, we tend to be more creative when less inhibited, and tiredness can do that to a person.
I have an announcement to make! I'm running a little competition alongside Word of the Week - the first person to guess the connection between the last seven week's words will win a free review from me! Here's those words again:
Mods are banned from entering, because they already know the answer. This will be run simultaneously on Discord, so post your guesses either here in this thread or in the #writing channel on Bulbagarden's Discord
So I've been brainstorming ideas for one of my fanfics, and I came up with an idea: disabled Pokémon. I don't know if I'll end up using her because I don't want too many characters, but I came up with a shiny Bayleef who had her neck-buds ripped off by poachers. As a result, she can't use moves such as Vine Whip and Sweet Scent, because they involve things coming out of the buds. If she were to evolve, she wouldn't have a flower. I've previously had an idea for a Pikachu who couldn't use electricity, but I never did anything with her.
I have some disabled pokémon characters to come in my fic! I think disability is a really interesting and important topic that doesn't get touched on enough in fiction except often in fairly ableist ways.
I have a physically disabled (human) character in my current fic (well the still in progress Chapter 4 more precise). Though I've still been struggling to properly explain it but the character in question is a minor character that I figure I can skim over it and have it explained later as there is another chapter I have currently planned that he will appear in, which will probably give me enough time to explain.
I've also considered giving a canon character a mental disability, since this isn't a certainty yet for me so I'll share with you guys. I was considering giving Jovi, the sister of main character Michael of XD: Gale of Darkness a form of Asperger's Syndrome or Autism, due to her speaking in third person which is sometimes seen in autistic people. While I'm not on the spectrum or an Aspie (though I have been theorised to be an Aspie by my friends with Asperger's themselves, but no official diagnostic), I have known people with mental disabilities like Aspergers and I've personally known some Special Ed kids from my school. But I will probably not be going down this route due to my feeling that I won't do any people on the spectrum justice and possibly changing Jovi too far or just ruining Jovi into base-breaking character.
But Jovi is not being introduced until late volume 1, so I got long ways to plan her changes since the seven years in story since Gale of Darkness.