August 25, 2015
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Out Of Sorts

Today, I’m working on a short robotic hypertext, an interactive-fiction flavored confection intended to demonstrate some of Storyspace 3’s facilities, new and old, for manipulating story (what happens) rather than plot (how it’s told).

This is not really the sort of thing I especially like, and so it’s not congenial work and its hard to bring much conviction to the task. Throughout this project to sketch “Getting Started With Hypertext Narrative,” I’ve been convinced that it’s all crap. Or worse.

This, I realize, is garden variety Writers Block, and here of the mildest form because despite this exceptionally fierce outbreak of the malady I’m still managing 3 or 4 thousand words a day in the course of finding bugs and inventing new facilities.