Nighttime blabbering 638

I’ve decided to take a break for the weekend, chill, and relax from all of the news, and duties I have. It’s a movie night and a day of reading for me. Other plans I have will have to wait. I have a collection of short stories to read and write an article about it, but I can’t make myself commit to it and do it in time. The thing is, there’s no deadline about it, but an article should be made in due time because the collection is quite fresh and a burning topic in a few SciFi groups I follow. It’s not a bad read, I actually like what I read, and it’s fun, but my brain doesn’t function in optimal conditions. Some other things happened, I don’t want to talk about it, but it’s bringing me down. Yesterday was a rainy day, so much so, that I could only listen to heavy metal ballads and hard rock, but any uplifting lofi music that usually plays in my headphones was out of touch. So I spent the whole day on my computer, writing other stuff waiting on me, which is nice, I am not losing a habit of daily writing, but the project is somewhat meaningless. And then there’s that novel waiting on me to decide what path I want to take with it, should I pick a thriller or hold on to urban fantasy as a genre? Should I build the characters as believable people or create them as an archetype of their main character trait? Both of these choices bring their good and bad sides. Fantasy allows me the freedom to fabricate a world of magic and it explains some surreal stuff happening, while fantasy also makes things less probable. Thriller is great if you want suspense and crime elements to stick to someone’s conscience, but it also has borders you shouldn’t cross. Believable characters, well, they represent us, humans, our inner demons, and indecisiveness. If I make them an archetype, well, they become a definition of courage, fear, beauty, and evil. I mean, the story still holds the form, and anything I decide fits the plot, so the problem is to predict what’s the best choice and what will people like more. I know one thing. I want it to be close to an original idea, something shockingly new and bold. You can say I am trying to push the genre, and this is partially true. I mean, if you don’t challenge yourself with every new project you take, you are generally repeating the stuff you did before and that will bring you to a mundane and monotonous work which is not fulfilling anymore, not fun, nor innovative. So, I am always competing with myself and the last thing I wrote, only to become better at what I do. To me, this is the best course of action, and a recommendable endeavor to take personally. It builds character, not just in a book, but in a writer too.

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