Sunday, November 29, 2015

A brief respite

So I want to take this moment to talk about this year's NaNoWriMo and what you can expect from this blog going forward. (At least for the near future). With the 50k word challenge met I will be slowing down the pace by a fair bit. On the first I will be posting a retrospect and thoughts on how this years efforts went.

As far as the story itself, we are sailing into the third act and grand finale for The Girl Who Blinked, but I estimate that we have another 25k words or so. I mean they still have to deal with the the Eodium occupation of Equinox, find out what happened to Clementine, and make sure the Combine doesn't come for their head. Since my entries average around two thousand words that means about thirteen entries or so. If everything goes smoothly the first draft will be done and posted before the end of the month.

Once the first draft is done I'll be stepping away from the story and looking for feedback from some close friends. If anyone who reads this wants to give me some feedback, just know I am looking for story notes not copy notes. There is no point worrying about catching typos and comma splices or doctoring the prose in general on something that may get reworked. Once the story beats are all worked out, then I'll worry about it.

While I'm letting the Girl Who Blinked sit, you'll see notes start to pop up for another story in the same universe. I am already having some ideas based on what the new status quo will be. It won't be centered around Adora and the crew of the Void Hawk, but it will include them in a supporting role. Hopefully it will arouse your interest when the time comes.

Well I guess it's time to get back to working on that final act. If all goes well you should have another two thousand words or so tomorrow. Until then, sail safely

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Twisting Starlight

A short entry here to get things started and to briefly explain why this thing wasn't updated with the regularity I originally wanted. Basically it amounts to life being what it is, I couldn't actively plot the way I wanted to. There simply wasn't time to sit down and come up with clever blog entries to share what I was planning with you. I have a collection of hand written notes and the framework for the story in my head, though, so nothing to fear but the writing itself.

Each evening, before I retire for the night, I will post whatever I have written for the day along with what my final word count was when I decided to call it quits. I will do this no matter how few words were written or how many. I will also post a link to the draft in process. This will be a much more organized way to read since the chapter breaks and such will be present on this document. Feel free to comment on the blog your thoughts and suggestions.

Now the time is passing us by, and we must begin the journey of the Girl Who Blinked.