So this week, in a nutshell:
- It’s 100° F outside right now. As a child of autumn/winter/rain/snow, I am less than pleased.
- So, quick question. Eyepatches. Cool or cliché? Here’s the argument for cool. But is the trope of “cool character with an eyepatch” being overused? I only ask because I was writing this week and wondered if it would be cliché to have my character lose an eye and start wearing an eyepatch. But the pervasiveness of the trope makes it border on overused. I mean, how many characters do you know receive an eyepatch just because? Plus there’s the whole pirate association to worry about– and unfortunately this character isn’t really the pirate type. I feel like he might just turn out kind of silly, or kind of run-of-the-mill. Still debating on this one. Thoughts?
- Speaking of writing, a few days ago I came up with an awesome story arc for a character in my story who won’t show up in my work until wayyyy later. Which is great, because I was having trouble making him interesting, but also, UGH. Now I’m completely distracted by this character’s story, and I want to write about him but I have to focus on the current story first. I guess it’s motivating me to get to the part where he gets introduced, but it will still be a while.(Hm? Is this eyepatch character, you ask? Well, mayyyyybe…)
- Remember this logo a while back? Well, the person who commissioned it wants to get it as a tattoo! Hooray! The person has asked me to add some names in there, so I’ll be trying to figure out how to add them for the next few days. I feel so honored!