Sep 29, 2014

Titans

     So, I recently watched this anime called "WICKEDAWESOMEGIANTSLAYERSTHATAREKINDOFGRUESOMEBUTSTILLAWESOMEANDHAVESWORDSANDCANFLY!"

     It's Japanese.

     So, yeah, Attack on Titan was the first anime I've seen and I loved it. Not every moment of it
Epic fanart by Lowah
http://inabottleofstars.tumblr.com
(anime is not for children, let's set that straight), but the overall story is good; All of mankind is trapped behind a wall. The wall is there to keep these giants called Titans out. When the Titans break down the wall, all hell breaks loose.

     I may or may not have been listening to the theme song while writing (or any other time I want to feel epic; like while I'm doing laundry or dusting). It doesn't seem to be helping me write, though, because progress has been slow. Working the kinks out of the climax and the beginning is taking a long time. And I keep on catching myself surfing the internet. It's hard to focus.

     After only getting about a page's worth of notes done before quitting for bed, I asked myself, "Why do I feel ok with my slow progress? Why am I content with just a page of notes? I want to get this project done and yet I keep wasting my time! Why?"

     It's because I'm afraid. I have encountered this Titan before and it always paralyses me. In this particular instance, I am procrastinating because I am afraid of committing myself to the story as it is now and then having to go back and change it.

     Well, that's stupid, because that's a writer's life. I didn't get it right the first time and I may not get it right the second time or the third time. At some point, I need to call it quits and just finish.

     It's over, Titan of fear. I ain't playin' this game. I am determined to complete this book. "SIE SIND DAS ESSEN UND WIR SIND DIE JAGER!"

Post Tenebras Lux!

-ST

P.S. What Titans have you or are you overcoming in your life? What did you/are you doing to win?

1 comment:

Dianne Murphy said...

Wish I had some writers' advice for this Titan of yours. However, it always helps me to remember not to get weary in well doing. Hard work ALWAYS pays off! Stay focused on the task.