I didn’t do my Week in Tweets, so let’s have a short rundown. Had a few occasional Stranger Dreams, which I started to list, not just because they’re funny but who knows, they might come true. Work was beautiful. I wrote a writing schedule on my board which I probably would NEVER follow, but hey, that, subconsciously, helping me keep track. I learned, after writing this article, that analog logging is helpful to the brain, which is why I’m thankful I’ve been journaling for the past 10 years and I’m bent on keeping this tradition.

The family decided they wanted to go to Baguio this February. I had my doubts. Panagbenga as coming up, and that meant crowds heading up north. The City of Pines will be jam-packed. But it’s my dad’s birthday. But it’s Valentines. And we’re not going to Bohol, so better go with another B instead. Got our hotel through Agoda and crossing my fingers all goes well until we get there.

I think I just finished Chapter 1 of the fourth draft of Saltfolk. Okay, I hear you. 4th draft? Ridiculous, right? That meant I just threw away 80,000+ words in the dump. That should sting. That also gives me the best opportunity to know my characters and scenes better. I’m now gearing towards Chapter 2. Hopefully, sometime this year, I could release a readable version. It’s one of my 2017 goals, if not my ONLY 2017 goal.

Some things I learned:

  • Writing: Write while speaking with your narrator’s tone to give the story the right “jump” and character. I did this with CH 1 and I am very happy with how it turned out. Of course, there’ll be room for improvements, but I am excited to see how Elijah will set the tone for the rest of the narrative.
  • If you doubt it, delete it. If I’m not too confident with my social media posts, I erase it. Maybe it’s gut-feel. Maybe it’s born out of anger or hurt. I always feel at rest whenever I kill my inner anxieties, even if it’s just a tweet.
  • Things are not meant to go your way. Plan, yes, but don’t hold on to it as if your life depends on it. Get ready for new things. Be open-minded. And whatever comes, slay your dragons. Nicely and gracefully.

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Happy Sunday. x, C.