NYX: GODDESS OF THE NIGHTNyx is the Greek Goddess of the night. She is the daughter of Khaos and sister/wife to Erebos, God of darkness. Some sources list Nyx and Erebos as the parents of Hemera, Goddess of the day, and Aither, God of light, while others portray them as her siblings. Nyx is usually depicted either as a woman with wings or as a charioteer, enveloped in dark mist.
Aweee thank you! I’m really attached to this blog so trust me it’s not going anywhere.
Oh god I hate that. Once I had someone godmode my character into crying…I was like what??
Oh I’ve got this friend
A loveless romantic
All that he really wants
Is someone to want him back
Ohh, if the right one came
If the right one came along
Ohh, If the right one came, along
I admit I was tempted to post this sometime in mid-August.
Anyway, you asked the right person because I have an enormous procrastination problem. I like to associate this with my massive intellect, but other people tell me it’s a run-of-the-mill personality flaw. Anyway, here are some tricks I’ve picked up.
- Make yourself accountable. The easiest way to do this is to get a beta reader and tell them you’ll have X words in X amount of time. But you can make yourself accountable to others by simply telling them you’re writing. You can tell your relatives or something, but I used to tell my dog, partially because she always looked kind of melancholy, so if I didn’t write I would associate her morose expression with my failure. You can make you accountable to yourself. Talk to yourself in the mirror, write Sticky Notes to yourself, use an old dinosaur toy as a sounding board.
- Time management. I’m still not good at this, but the advancements that I’ve made have really helped. It’s not necessary to budget every moment of your free time, but know generally when you want to write. Try to get all your internet surfing or reading out of the way before you write.
- Get active. Walking around for 20 minutes helps the imagination, but we can’t all do that. I lift weights while I scroll on Tumblr, which is possibly the most passive exercise ever, but it works. Take laps around the fridge or something. Get out of the chair. And while you are up, try to focus on something other than your story.
- Use inspiration. Find works that have a similar feel to them and revisit them when you’re stuck. If you’re trying for funny, read comedic works or watch comedies. If you’re trying for epic, read Tolkien or Martin. They don’t need to share genres or anything else - just go for the overtones. You can feed off the radiating awesomeness for motivation. You can do the same for music. I like Songza because they have a bunch of situations to match mood and occasion.
- Do something that keeps you away from your project. Nothing made me crazier than when my house didn’t have electricity for a week and I couldn’t write, except that time when we didn’t have Wifi and I couldn’t write. For some reason, nothing stimulates the brain like being forcible separated from writing, as opposed to voluntary separation, like procrastination.
I feel like this is going to be a bunch of white kids committing crimes…lovely
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