After NaNo

I was thinking about doing Camp NaNoWriMo in April, but I’ve decided to just trundle along at my own pace instead. So far it’s been a year of plans not quite coming together: I haven’t been doing much of anything towards Passable Media, and while I’m happy with The Lost Tales and am super thrilled to have something legitimately completed, I no longer think it’s the right format for several of the stories within it. With that in mind, I’ve decided to let Passable Media take a bit of a back seat for a few months– I’ll get back into it eventually, but I’m enjoying the downtime right now, and am choosing to focus on my writing instead. And as for what i’m working on writing-wise, I’m turning the Elem story from The Lost Tales into a full-length novel. Technically I have a trilogy (or possibly a duology) in mind, but for now that first novel is the focus.

It’s the first Fractured world I created, and the magic system that’s been the most cemented in my mind for the longest time, but I am realising now that I actually come to write it that it’s not as well thought out as I had originally thought. Big history ideas inspired by the likes of Sullivan and Sanderson are great and all, but if the magic system it’s all based on isn’t up to snuff then I can’t really expect it to get off the ground!

So, worldbuilding then. But with purpose.

NaNoWriMo 2021: Success!

Somehow I did it. I was aiming for 50,000 words and I hit that target. Then I was aiming to finish all of the short stories and I did that too. I ended on 65,091 words, with the second-last day seeing The Prince of Time just somehow fall into place in my head. I’m more […]

NaNoWriMo: Day 13

Technically we’re an hour into Day 14, but since I’ve only done 142 words, we’ll pretend it’s an hour earlier than it is. The week has gone surprisingly well. I’m past the hump that usually knocks me out of the competition, having only previously gotten this far, and then to the end, in 2009. I […]

My Politics

So I’ve decided to do a 180 on the discussing my politics openly mindset. If people don’t want to follow me or subscribe to my content because of my political views, then frankly they weren’t a worthwhile interaction to begin with. By all means, challenge my views, I honestly welcome the discussion. As a primer, […]

NaNoWriMo 2021, Day 7

One week in, a little less than a quarter of the way there time-wise, and honestly I’ve never felt more confident. Maybe it’s because I’m usually less prepared? Whereas this time I’ve been planning what I’m doing basically since January. Every time I feel like I’m going to lose momentum I get a lucky spark […]

NaNoWriMo 2021

It’s that time of year again! Owen is doing NaNo with me this year, so I’m hoping a little stiff competition will make sure I actually finish for once. I’m planning to take another swing at a short story compilation set in the Fractured universe. It will do me good to actually write for a […]

An Unintentional Refresh

Hey everyone, it’s been a while! Long story short it’s been a bit of a pants year, and we’re keeping that train rolling with the Ghost platform this site previously ran on going end of life with TSO Host (It would have been just swell for them to tell me that ahead of time). This […]

Money Over Lives

I was temporarily banned from Twitter last week, for abuse and harassment. I was, perhaps, a little harsher with my words than usual, but you see, I was quite annoyed. “Lord” Alan Sugar was in an interview where he posited two distinct things: That staff cannot be trusted to work from home, and that as […]

The World is on Fire

A few years ago I removed all of the politically charged content from this blog, partially for fear of alienating my potential audience in this and other projects. I consider this a valid exception. So I think it’s fair to say that the world is on fire at the moment. And I just want to […]

A Day of Writing (Day Five)

This year I’m making an extra effort to write a piece everyday (so far, so good!)*. And I’m thinking that anything I probably wouldn’t look to get published in the future, but otherwise enjoy, I’ll stick up on here. So with the preamble over, here’s my piece from Jan 5th: As I sat down at […]