- Brian McClellan: The Crimson Campaign (Powder Mage Trilogy #2)
- Steven Pressfield: The War of Art
- Christopher Vogler: The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structures for Writers
- Brandon Sanderson: Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive #3)
Right now, we’re on the coast of Peru. I’ve started learning how to surf. The water is freezing, the currents are strong, but it’s a blast. We’ve been moving fairly frequently since we left Colombia and now it’s time to relax and unwind at the beach for a few weeks.
I’ve been ignoring my proofreading course, which is illogical because getting proofreading work will allow us to continue living this nomadic life. But I’ve had some small progress.
I haven’t written much for my fantasy novellas yet. I’m still hesitating on writing before I have scenes and acts plotted. I’m also getting a crash course on the hero’s journey with Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and Christopher Vogler. This is what is so enjoyable about this project: I’ve stumbled into archetypes and universal human experience. I mind mapped my NaNoWriMo idea, too.
4 March 2018