I have not been productive this past week and a half. Just sort of feeling... lazy. Not depressed, just tired and mopy.
I did write one really long scene involving tentacle monsters making a harem out of your entire staff (including you), but it doesn't have images yet. Backer who requested this, you get ~1000 words rather than 150. I was feeling inspired. :P
Instead of being edifying and informative, I'll be lazy and leave you with a link to David Brin talking about storytelling. Go read that before continuing.
Done? Good. He's mostly right, but I do want to point out the middle-class bias inherent in his viewpoint.
Now imagine that your typical film director ever found herself in real trouble, or the novelist fell afoul of deadly peril. What would they do? They would dial 9-1-1! They'd call for help and expect — demand — swift-competent intervention by skilled professionals who are tax-paid, to deal with urgent matters skilfully and well. In other words there is a stark disconnect between the world that film-makers live in, and the worlds that they portray. An absolute opposite of expectation.
That's a fine sentiment... if you're middle class and white and male. Minorities know that the police are as likely to harass and arrest them as they are to help. The poor know that the police protect property, not people.