As I mentioned yesterday I was working outside. While I did not get all that I wanted out of the way, mainly starting a little too late in the day instead of early in the morning. I was doing some exercises after waking up later, and that is on me. I have to stop going to sleep late.
Above is a picture of what the front lawn looks like after the work I did with my mom. Trust me, it was much worse. As you can see in the picture, there is construction on the road we live on so we need to move everything up again for another lane to be made compared to what we had to do roughly three months ago.
There was a lot of tall grass by the larger rocks and the small rock trail. I tried to get some with the trimmer, but let’s just say me and the trimmer isn’t friends. My mom got the rest of it as I used a wheelbarrow to move the smaller rocks further up or just chuck them over the line into the trail.
Regardless, I think this was more of an exercise than me doing kettlebell swings and push presses. All I know is that I need to get stronger to do more than fifteen push ups. I need to go stretch again this morning because my biceps femoris and semiendinosus m. are killing me (yes I looked this up, I know nothing of anatomy). I was squatting for long periods of time on my toes.
Now I need to make another post about Day 2 and stay hydrated.
I managed to write 355 words today! I am honestly surprised that I managed to do this. Yesterday it was difficult for me to write even a hundred. I am happy that I even reached my goal.
The short scene I wrote today is just dialogue, but it is my favorite kind: bickering. Just two characters going at it, one of my characters, Dylan, is talking to my protagonist Kellina, over his fears of his girlfriend becoming distant. Specifically her not mentioning that she has made other friends even when there is evidence that she has been to other people’s houses as Roxie showed a picture to the two a cat lounging on a wooden floor named Purrfect (yes, a cat pun, I love them). It’s just one part of a scene in Chapter Fifteen of the work and I need to finish it after.
As per usual, stay hydrated. If I take at least one drink of water every time I post, you must drink some water as well.
The Swan Fairy Tale is a young adult modern fantasy novel that is based in a fantastical place in Utah. It follows the protagonist, Kellina, who is allergic to magic despite possessing some form of magic herself. She tries to navigate around the hidden world, attempting to remain undiscovered and avoiding areas, and people, who are magical in nature, otherwise known as Tales.
The Swan Fairy Tale is a project I have been working on in Camp Nano Wrimo and I am still writing the first draft of this novel that will be part of the Tales series. I have been slow while writing it, hitting many writing blocks during this time. I either have to stay a few days from writing The Swan Fairy Tale or I power through it, writing one hundred words a day. It is pitiful for me, and I feel bad. I am going to start writing three hundred a day starting tomorrow. I’ll make sure to say if I met my goal, maybe I’ll use one post, putting time stamps for the new edit, or making two separate posts. I’ll decide then.
Wandering Affection is a fantasy and romance novella that there are many races of people who are trying to find their soulmates. Soulmates can be either platonic, familial, romantic, or sexual where finding your soulmate will help you unlock all your incarnation’s memories as people Soul Walk in their dreams. The protagonist, Elli, has been confused over their Soul Walks, trying to piece together who their incarnation is. The deuteragonist, Atticus, wants to know what drew his soulmate to attack him, along with creating a powerful spell to become renown throughout the land.
Currently the first draft’s edit is done, so I will be rewriting the second draft once I am done with the fifteenth chapter of The Swan Fairy Tale. I want to see that once this novella is polished I can find a publishing house to send it because I am in love with the world. There is a LOT I want to talk about regarding these two projects, but I would go on for two hours rambling over the world building, the emotions of my protagonists and deuteragonist, and the conflicts each character has.
This will be my only post for today. It is getting late where I live. I wish everyone who reads this a lovely timezone.
This is a song I created based off of two characters who are lovers wishing to leave their homeland and find themselves anew. The two lovers will abandon responsibility in order to pursue happiness as one lover, a elf, has been cursed despite protecting her family. She took up a shield and was to die before she fell for a sea witch who stole her heart.
O Child of the Sea, won’t you wait for me? The life we shall have, We shall never dread. The places we’ll go will always be unknown. Come with me, oh love of mine, Let us escape the place that traps us so. Shall we tread to danger? Shall we tread to safety? Where you go, I’d follow wholeheartedly.
Come now my dear, We have nothing to fear, Here in this place so deadly. Right is wrong and wrong is right, Let’s escape tonight.
Responsibilities thrown away, This heavy accursed shield stays, The shawl cast, hidden away, As we rise to a place with the Seven. Seven to protect us, and my skin will not marred by disease That permeates through my very core. Exhaustion gone, strength remains, As I can finally walk free With you Oh Child of the Sea. Your fins wrap around me As we traverse, finally free, Hand in hand, we’ll remake ourselves anew.
Currently today is a good day, I managed to write out three hundred words.
For this blog I think that whenever I post I will take a sip of water. It’s important to stay hydrated especially since it is summer, even if it is the tail end of summer. We got a few days until autumn is upon us. I cannot wait for that because there will be a nice breeze where I can sit outside and enjoy myself without dying in the heat. I think I need to invest in a hand fan which will both be refreshing and to be dramatic.