I just want to spout about what I've been doing, because something somewhere has lit a fire under me.
First, there's this lovely essay that I'm trying to write for a scholarship, on the topic of my passion for one of the arts. Naturally, I chose literature. Unfortunately, the first draft read like a snarky pretentious thirteen-year-old with an ever-present black beret and book of bad goth poetry had written it, and had to be abandoned. I'm now on the second attempt, which sounds much, much more Disney-like, but hey, Disney knows how to tug the old heartstrings, so I can live with this.
Then, there's the actual writing side of things. I dredged up an old manuscript a little while ago and decided to give it a facelift. The ever-so-cleverly named Judgement features the apocalypse, all-too-human elves, moralistic angst, pseudo-science, nanobots, werewolves, and a saviour. It started as a little bit of fluff about nano-immortality, and quickly developed out of control into an attempt to fix everything I don't like about epic fantasy. Why do I keep doing this?
At any rate, this new version looks rather promising. At least it's better than the original, which read like it was written by a fourteen-year-old (which it was. Maybe that explains it).
And finally, in doing some research for a comic (goddamnit it's hard to draw someone leaping tall buildings in a single bound), I discovered parkour looks a hell of a lot cooler than I knew. This comic is going to go from pretty-yet-blah to OMG ACTIONSEQUENCE! just so I can use some of the photoref I found.
So! Shameless self-plug completed, I have that darn essay to work on. What've you lot been up to?