Archive for June 15th, 2012
Word Count: 1,057+6,695+3,719=11,471
Today was a little tough. I seem to be particularly tired and was yawning all through writing. While I wrote a thousand words I wasn’t really feeling it. You might notice this being posted on a Friday afternoon. That’s because I was tired and didn’t want to write yesterday either. I’m glad I forced myself to today but do wish it had been one of those sessions were words flew out of my finger tips. I suppose they can’t all be like that.
What was like that was last Saturday where I decided to have a Free Write buffer day. I sat down from about noon till after five in the evening and wrote as much flash fiction as I could, to create a nice buffer for the site. One thing that happened out of that particular writing session was that I ended up creating the basis for another short story with two of those pieces of flash fiction, which actually set me back on the buffer I had been trying to write, so I had to do a second writing session the following day, which is where I got most of the buffer done.
Either way the effort of the prior weekend I think more than makes up for today’s session. Tuesday’s session of this week was actually spent editing all of those flash fiction for content and grammar and such, so no actual word count there but it was still productive.
Word Count: 114,164
I wrote all on the same scene today and it was sluggish. It was a scientific scene and it was clear to me I really don’t know what I”m doing when I’m writing those. I actually established a new fact about zombie behavior in this scene however, which I need to write into the bible I have for the story. Scientists are starting to see that there is a significant difference in behaviors between zombies. Of course it took them longer than the guys in the middle of the zombie hordes in the burning city to figure that out but hey, the scientists are sure about their hypothesis. The guys on the ground are just guessing.
I think I hae a massive problem with my story (or at least a new massive one to add) which is that my city is on fire after a giant airship fell on it. This makes the city far more inhospitable than it was before. I’m not sure how believable it is to have the city burning and the heroes survive. Maybe if some of them get burned? I don’t know. I need to think on it, but during editing. Not really right now.
Word Count: 3,719
Right now I want to talk about a new spawn that happened last Saturday. Its working title is Gerald. Say hello Gerald. Gerald is started as a what if piece of flash fiction. What if I wrote a story from the point of view of a creature from a Magic the Gathering game. You know, the kinds that you summon to do you bidding and fight for you on the field of battle? They have to come from somewhere right? So obviously powerful magic users go around finding creatures that they prefer to use to summon to do their bidding. The first initial scene was about an apprentice magic user who unexpectedly gets employed by one of these powerful wizards because he has a very unique quality. He is immune to magic.
I wrote it as absurd comedy, which I think turned out well. However I decided I liked the character so much that I wrote another scene but this time it was going to be from a different perspective further in the future. Except that I created another character in doing so that I actually really liked and with it, a kind of interesting world. So after writing those two scenes, I took the time to write out a small bible for the world and brain storm a plot. Very character-centric the current plot is, but also with an interesting backdrop.
Still a lot of writing to be done on that one and I’m still trying to focus n Everlasting so I’m not sure when I’ll get to it. But it’ll be waiting for me later!
Have a several week buffer now. Wrote 6,695 words over the weekend. I think you’ll enjoy them so make sure to check every Wednesday or so.
No work done. Still needs to be edited.
No work done.
3,719 Words plus a small bible. There’s at least seven or eight scenes that need to be written before the first draft starts. Not sure when I’ll get back to it.
So that’s from me!
- The act of ministering.
Used in a sentence:
- It was that act of ministration that ultimately led to the end of the war, however it was also that act which started the same war.
The noun version of a verb that already has a noun because the verb was taking from the noun. Still following that? Yeah minster was around first and we verbed the noun to minister. So when we wanted to talk about ministering, we had to come up with another word! I don’t know if any of that is true but it was fund to say.