I realized the repetition only now (hurt/hurt) xD
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How are you guys doing? I started this year with a trip, as those who frequent Replay’s super secret Discord already know, and I suppose the trend will continue because I already have two other escapades planned. Both in Japan, though. I’m still upset at the crazy place ticket prices. Somehow, the flight from Japan to, let’s say Poland, can be 3 times more expensive as the same flight from Poland to Japan. For whatever reason. Regardless…
I have finished another wip! The working title is “The curse of fire and ice” but it’s kinda long, so it might change as I continue working on it. I love it (of course I do), but I’ll let it stil for a while now and focus on the final pass for the Mind Drummer before I start querying again – yes, that awful time has come. You will see me whining under the pages about the rejections. I’ll be sending to whatever English-handling agents I can find and let’s see what happens!
For the next story, I think I’ll let myself brainstorm concepts for a while, without really trying to figure out the entire book. Usually I latch onto the first shiny idea I have, so I want to experiment with a different brainstorming attitude.
From reading, I didn’t get to read a lot while I was writing the final chapters of my book, but I started listening to Sanderson’s first secret book – Tress of the Emerald Sea, and… I don’t like it. Surprisingly, there’s not much about this book that I like, and despite liking Hoid in the Stormlight Archive, I’m now dreading another joke or weird opinion from the narrator. You probably don’t know what I’m talking about – well, Sanderson took one of his beloved characters and wrote a book narrated by them. And the guy is supposed to be your witty, smartass-type of a person who has an opinion on everything and doesn’t hesitate to shovel it down your throat as you’re trying to read the story between the endless digressions. Yes, I’m very salty about this book. I was kinda of waiting for it.
Btw, have you guys tried playing with AI image generation? I was trying to train a model to generate some Adas, but the effects only provided some entertainment haha~ I’m in general very upset at what’s happening in the industry because of these models. People are losing jobs and job opportunities while the models are getting trained on their work without any consent whatsoever. The endless opportunities to exploit and the fact that we made algorithms to create art instead of do the menial jobs for us is extremely upsetting. I’m a bit worried where this will all go. Not the fault of the technology of course – I think is amazing – but I’m glad I’m not an artist full-time, fearing being replaced by a python script trained on my portfolio.
Well, I hope you enjoy Sofia’s new friend and see you next week!