Rewriting an Idea

2018 Big Writing Goal

Once I complete the first draft of Emergence No. 7I’d like to rewrite it from a first-person perspective, utilizing three PoVs:

  1. First, Jet’s invisibility, which lets him observe the other characters in motion (through shadows) and also feel as bewildered as the reader (because he’s just simulating magic; he doesn’t actually wrap his mind around it).
  2. Then in Part Two, I’ll switch to Ovelia, who is trying to relearn the dimensions, filling holes since the time she cut herself off from wonder, in response to childhood trauma—similar to how many adults cut themselves off from science after experiencing frustration in school—and this will double as a means to dig deeper into the philosophies beneath the story.
  3. Finally, in Part Three, I’ll shift to Nalowei, who’s much more experienced in the dimensions, yet is struggling through the loss of her parents—an issue that’s more universal to the human experience, to give the reader a sense of grounding as she simultaneously juggles quantum issues.

I’ll release the story again through the lens of this prewrite, with the title Server No. 7, which illustrates the purpose of the Wizardhood better.

2019 Bigger Writing Goal

Once I’ve completed the first draft, Emergence No. 7, and the rewrite, Server No. 7—both as releases on Wattpad—I’ll introduce the e-book on Amazon, which will be the third and final edit; and a couple months later, I’ll release an audiobook.

3×3 (Medium x Small) Steps

  1. Finish 50-70K first draft by the end of September (4 months);
    • Finished Part One in June;
    • Finish Part Two in July, before wedding;
    • Finish Part Three in August and September, after honeymoon.
  2. Finish 70-90K second draft by the end of December (3 months);
    • Finish Part One by end of October;
    • Finish Part Two by end of November;
    • Finish Part Three by end of December.
  3. Finish 90K-110K final draft by the end of March (3 months);
    • Finish Part One by end of January;
    • Finish Part Two by end of February;
    • Finish Part Three by end of March.

This should generate 150K-200K towards my one-million-word goal, given edited content is counted at 50% value, and new content at 100% value; so this means I should realistically postpone one of the projects from my 8v8 exercise until 2019’s one-million-word goal. However, this doesn’t mean placing that project on a hard stop; it’s more like restricting the updates to monthly blog posts until Emergence No. 7 and Server No. 7 finishes.

Here are my candidates for pausing (the second and third options are listed in the likely inevitable event the other projects also expand, as Emergence No. 7 is expanding):

  1. Emergence No. 3 (prequel to Emergence No. 7) & From North On (travel blog);
  2. Emergence No. 4 (sequel to Emergence No. 3) Wyvia (ritualistic blog);
  3. Worlds They Dream (side story to Emergence series) & My Quest for Chicken (gardening and self-improvement blog).
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Aromatherapy Diffusers & Candles at Our Wedding

2-Week Goal

From today till Saturday (6/23), I’ll be posting daily here at Wyvia to help visualize (with eyes and my olfactories) our upcoming wedding. Then next week (6/25 – 6/30), I’ll post daily to help ground myself in the audible sensations of our wedding—music, vows; so I’ll be playing by ear.

All of this writing is more like pre-writing exercises—an attempt to solidify ideas.

Headspace ✅ Prior to Goal

I should have challenged this writing project earlier.

However, I struggle with releasing ideas into the atmosphere, then feeling the sting of rejection; and I think many people experience this struggle, so I soothe myself by reasoning, Rejection’s a human experience.

Until I run into the big, dark demon beneath rejection—the one I can’t shoo away.

I’m battling with a monster of an issue with sharing something, then feeling like those words fell into a black hole, into Elsewhere. Like my ideas never happened. From what I’ve gathered through journaling, in my headspace, rejection equates to negative acknowledgement; whereas, ignorance equates to nonexistence.

The Elsewhere feeling is another common, yet much darker, experience: It’s easier to feel lonely alone than feel lonely in a crowd. We’ve all heard this before, yes?—but I cannot shake the funk of it. So while my posts for the next two weeks are intended to feel whimsical or lighthearted—weddings, at first glance, I thought were whimsical and lighthearted—the next two weeks of writing will also take some bravery.

This music video hits the feeling-nail better than my words:

(After I finish this 2-week project, I’ll be psychoanalyzing my relationship with this video ; but I need to wander within a little more before I can compare-contrast.)

Truth be told, this two-week goal scares me more than any of the tasks I set up for myself while exploring my autism, at my other blog.

I’ll check on these feelings within my head again, as part of an After 2-Week Goal reflection—because I’d like to get to a place where my feelings make sense.

Wedding Aromatherapy

First matters first: my bloodhound nose.

I’d like aromatherapy at the wedding not just for the therapeutic effects, but because scent triggers memory—so I want to use blends that are familiar and common in my safe spaces, activating that “you’re safe” memory in my amygdala.

Because of this, I’d like to use my depression blend of 2 parts lavender, 2 parts grapefruit, and 1 part frankincense, with 5-7 drops per coffee cup of water.

We own three diffusers, two which are single-room, and one which works well across the living room and dining room. One of the smaller diffusers has a simple wood appearance, and does well blending in to other decor. It looks similar (but not identical) to this:

The other two diffusers are more eye-catching, with LED-powered plastic bodies that play with bubble-infused glass (which makes a great visual stim), like this:
So the smaller, visually pleasing diffuser could go in the room where I’m getting ready, before walking down the aisle; and the larger, visually pleasing diffuser could go in the commons area, where everyone will be waiting and talking; while the subtle, wooden-style diffuser could hide in a corner near the restroom.

If we need an additional diffuser for a space I’m not thinking about, this one is similar (but not spot-on) the wedding colors, so it may work well with the other decor:

Accent Aromatherapy Candles

I have bags of wax, as well as turquoise and mint wax coloring. I plan to make lots of small candles with 2 parts lavender, 2 parts grapefruit, and 1 part frankincense so the scents work with one another; all the other candles should be unscented, or the effects of the aromatherapy could backfire into migraines.

I’m not sure where my handmade candles will go, but if we don’t use them, that’ll be okay; someone, somewhere in the future, will want to burn the candles.

My Aromatherapy Pinterest

In case you’re interested in more aromatherapy ideas…

Also, I spent a week talking about aromatherapy at my other blog. 💙👃💙

And I shared a creativity blend at Luna Luna. 💜🖤💛