after a long, looong hiatus, i have returned. and i'm ready to write. i'm mel, and i write primarily fantasy and space opera. most of it is trash (and i'm being generous by saying most) and i don't really mind too much - i'm writing for myself and for fun.
Castle of Shattered Souls -- fantasy started: November 2019 • challenge: NaNoWriMo 2019 a story of two dimwitted adults trying to bring down an empire (or prevent a war? even they don't know at this point, but they aren't doing it right) ••• Mechs in Space (better title to come) -- space opera started: n/a • challenge: Luddite Challenge self explanatory as of right now. my goal is to handwrite at least some of this, or a related story perhaps. ••• Anthem (better title to come) -- fanfiction, sci fi started: n/a • challenge: n/a i'm probably gonna want to write a story around the game Anthem because i think there's a lot of untold story possibilities, especially when it comes to the main character. but i'll wait and see how the game ends!
• write 200,000 words • read 50 books • FIND A NEW JOB FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
goals it's almost time to begin! decided to actually write down my january goals so i'll be ready. ;]
i signed up for a lot of challenges this month, but i think they're all pretty doable, especially since it looks like its officially winter and now it will just rain forever. what i really want to do this month is finish my stupid novel (i did figure out a general ending!!!) and then start planning my mech novel. i'm definitely planning to use some of the OC challenges to explore my new characters.
gemma haha it's not exactly a funny story, though it definitely has moments of humor in it. i'm really just terrible at writing summaries and decided to write something ridiculous.
writing • write 15,000 words (0 / 15,000) • finish Castle of Shattered Souls (current word count: 66,024) • start planning mech novel • write down new ideas
goals to be fair, no murdering is a quote from the Girl in Space podcast (which is great if you like sci fi audio drama!). i am not that clever. in fact, i'm resolving to try and be less negative about my coworkers lol.
i'm updating on the 2nd because i can and because i actually (after dragging my feet all day) made some progress! might as well update a bunch now so when i forget in like .. june, i won't feel as bad ;p
writing • write 15,000 words (3,338 / 15,000) • finish Castle of Shattered Souls (current word count: 73,000ish) • start planning mech novel • write down new ideas (1 / ??)