I'm making a lot of topics here tonight. Forgive me for that.
So the point of this topic is for writers (hobbyist or other wise) to brainstorm through their work. It doesn't have to be cohesive. It could just be notes that you want to share, questions that you want to ask to help you over a hurdle, a blurb from a chapter or one shot that you're currently working on, and more.
Keep the language to a minimum, of course, and this is a safe, creative space. If you're going to directly quote someone, please play nice. You don't have to be super upbeat and encouraging, but don't outright be rude.
Right now it's 1:56AM for me (as I'm writing this), and I'm pecking my way through the next chapter of Mortal Machines. I'm not struggling, but I'm honestly not very focused. Between Critical Role and my mind scrambling all over the place, I can't get anything done. I have a few key scenes lying in wait though. Those will be far, far in the future. They're not major, and in the final product, they might end up being insignificant, but they're going to be interesting to flesh out finally.
Funnily, I don't like to write out of order anymore. Back in the day, I used to write scenes as they came to me. It was also a lot of fun, but sometimes, I would get 100 pages ahead of where I was, and the section I actually needed to write was only like a couple of words in, hahaha.
These days, if I can't nail the beginning of a piece (or if I can't think of a major key scene to work up to (usually both)), then it makes it really, really difficult for me to write something cohesive moving forward.
Chapter two is coming along pretty okay though. Starting off with a bit of reminiscing, not too bad, not too bad. What's funny is that this is my second original story/novel with romance in it. Romance isn't even my wheelhouse. How bizarre.