Writer’s Diary: Reforms

Lately, I have been working long hours and pushing myself to keep up my writing schedule despite my tiredness. The result has been that I find the quality of my writing has dropped significantly in two of my recent posts. I will go back and fix these pieces up so they’re up to the standard I feel comfortable publishing. When I first started this blog, I wanted to update it regularly, however, realistically it isn’t easy having a regular schedule of large updates. It would be much easier if I restrict my updates to a particular length. So starting next week, I have a new schedule.

The purpose of this is so that on the days when I am too busy or tired to write, I will always have something ready to publish. The posts will be shorter than they have been, but they will be consistent. Also, the quality shouldn’t suffer like it has recently with the rushed out pieces. Also, I am going to add my Patreon account to this page so if you would like to support my writing, please feel free to sign up. I will only charge my Patrons once a week on Saturday for the major update. All the other updates are free.

In addition to this, I will set up some exclusive content for Patreon subscribers. This will include access to drafts a week or more before the final versions are published! Maybe even some exclusive content only for Patreon subscribers. I am still in the process of setting everything up so I might change some of the details in the next few days.

I am starting with 1,000 word updates, but if I get some Patrons I will probably bump it up to 1,500 words in the future.

These are the three major projects that I am currently working on:

The Monk

This is a story about a mysterious man named Kent who lives underground. As it turns out he has a radically different view of the world to everyone else around him. Oriana finds her world view challenged by him and it leads to some major changes in her life and perception.

For this story I am experimenting with a different form of writing. Since the purpose is for my own development as a writer, I don’t actually have a strong plot worked out for this story, but I might develop one as I go along though. The primary goal of writing this piece is to explore the possibility of producing a work that philosophically massages the reader’s brain into self knowledge. This is an ambitious project and I run the risk of being boring. Still, I like a challenge! 🙂

Thorns

This is a dystopic fiction that I first came up with when on the school bus at age 16. It’s set in a future where mental illness is not just the norm, but it is induced in people deliberately through the use of implants called ‘thorns’. Every character is filled with pettiness, self-doubt, wickedness, and fear. However, some of them start to break free and see the oppressive world for what it is.

The Horror of Humhide

A friend set me a challenge to write a story that included two things. I won’t mention them presently because this is meant to be a horror and a mystery at the same time. I’ve never tried writing a horror before so again I am pushing myself to explore the possibilities of my writing. I hope this turns out well! 🙂

 

 

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Author: philosophicaltherapist

I am philosophical therapist based in Australia. However, I offer Skype services for people who live in regional districts, or internationally providing the time zones do not clash. In my practice I emphasise honesty, self-knowledge, curiosity, self-acceptance, self-responsibility, compassion, empathy, respect for emotions, and understanding how key relationships work.

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