Tag: Ruminant Productions

Writing Time: Everlasting #33, Science Future #3

by on Aug.02, 2011, under Articles, Writing, Writing Group, Writing Updates

Writing has been going well enough. Last week I took off writing of Everlasting and Science future to do some writing for Ruminant Productions. Got some actual writing done on Everlasting today and the week prior. Next Thursday I will likely work on Science Future.

Writing came easily today, which was nice. My word count is well over a thousand as opposed to the last time I wrote, which I only met around four hundred words. I haven’t exactly been looking forward to writing sessions lately but I have been proud of myself for keeping them.

Everlasting Update

Draft Word Count: 92,187 (Delta: +3,119[19])

Everlasting is progressing. I’m still not happy with it overall but I’ll fix that in editing. I really shouldn’t judge it before it is finished but it has been awhile since I have written a really awesome scene that I felt really fit what I want to make that I’m kinda feeling weary of the book. I think I’ll be happy to move on to a new project. Or perhaps completely refurbish the plot and characters. I’m not sure. I try not to fantasize about it too much!

Everlasting Stats

[spoiler show=”Click to show current Everlasting Stats”]

Glossary: 1,565 Words (Delta +0)
World Setting: 9,963 Words (Delta +17)
Character Information: 5,915 Words (Delta +11)
Current Outline: 12,196 Words (Delta +1,045)
Draft:  92,187 Words (Delta: +3,119)
Grand Total: 121,826 Words (Delta +4,192)

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Science Future

I’ve published one article since last time that I mentioned in description. Science Future: Harking Hugos. Feel free to go look at it. I haven’t started a new article yet not have the articles been receiving a lot of comments but hopefully with time. I may experiment a bit more with the style.

Anomalous Writing

Anomalous Writing is plugging away. We lost another member to moving away so the official physical member count is down to three. All three were in attendance today, however, which was heartening. I need to start recruiting again!

So that’s about all for writing time. Slither creative!

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Identify Yourself

by on Jul.27, 2011, under Announcements, Gaming, Identify Yourself, Roleplaying Games, Website Update, Writing

Hi. My name is Nojh and welcome to The Singularity.

By day I am software developer, writer, aspiring author, and game designer. By night, I usually sleep. I have many interests and hobbies such as comics, video games, board games, books, movies, science, technology, philosophy, and many other things most people would consider geeky.

The Singularity

As I’ve stated on the about page, this blog is dedicated to collecting various things I find interesting on the web for your viewing pleasure. Hence the name, The Singularity, a place where things collect into one.

It is also a place for me to voice my opinions, reviews, and write articles about various topics from time to time. Comments are open to all and I want to encourage discussion. So please, tell me what you think. I know I haven’t been doing this nearly as much lately but stay tuned, I’ll get to it.

Other Stuff

Besides this blog I have a few other projects. I am attempting to write a novel, tentatively titled Everlasting. It is a zombie steampunk sci-fi fantasy adventure and I am chronicling its initial draft here.  I also organize a private writing group called Anomalous Writing that meets physically twice a week. You can follow the posts via the Everlasting tag or my thoughts or links about writing in general via the writing category.

Speaking of writing, I also write a regular article series called Science Future for Escape Pod. EscapePod is a podcast that buys and narrates short story science fiction for everybody’s listening pleasure. Science Future is written for their blog and is dedicated to discussing the scientific breakthroughs and their impact upon science fiction as well as the impact science fiction has had upon science. For more information about Science Future you can find the introduction article here. If you would like to follow Science Future you can do so by EscapePod’s Science Future tag, or The Singularity’s Science Future tag.

I am also one of the designers of the roleplaying game Vanished Lands produced by Ruminant Productions. Vanished Lands is a post-apocalyptic fantasy western RPG and is available purchase via Lulu.com. The supplement book, Vanished Lands: Storyteller Archive Vol. 1, is available at Amazon and other online retailers. Right now I am working with the other designers to release a rules system for future Vanished Lands releases.

Thank You

I want to thank you all for reading and giving me a reason to keep this blog running. Readership is actually something I am interested in keeping. I’ve been running this blog actively for nearly half a year now and the numbers, near as I can tell, are growing. So thank you for spending some of your time reading this blog and I hope you enjoy it. The only thing I ask of you is, from time to time, let me know what about the blog you do and do not like via commentary either here, or one of the sites that this blog repeats on.

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Writing Time: Everlasting #31, Science Future #0

by on May.10, 2011, under Articles, Writing, Writing Group, Writing Updates

Writing Time

So things are changing. Likely. I’m changing up the format for Everlasting to incorporate a new writing project I’ll be pursuing called Science Future. More on that below. So this article is now called Writing Time and will cover Everlasting, Science Future, and anything I do with the Anomalous Writing group, plus any other writing projects I start, including stuff from Ruminant Productions.

Everlasting Update

Draft Word Count: 81,806 (Delta: +947[7])

Very close to meeting my word count last week. I actually seem to remember hitting it. Or maybe I just hit the end of the scene I was writing because I did do a bit of Anomalous Writing upkeep.  Today won’t see an improvement in word count as I am doing a management day as I need to leave an hour early. Instead I’ll be focused on one of my new writing projects, Science Future. I’ll explain that in a second.

I need to get into the habit of writing outside of writing sessions as I think my writing time is about to get sucked up by Science Future and Ruminant Productions. We’ll see. I need to finish this draft however. With my outline better fleshed out it is definitely easier to write these last few sections, even if I don’t like what I am writing. The urge to edit lately has been huge. And procrastinate. Ugh. Even writing this post is a form of procrastination. I am, right now, looking forward to just ending this novel and starting something new, be it a new idea or just a short story in the world.

Everlasting Stats

[spoiler show=”Click to show current Everlasting Stats”]The following stats are a little off because I started writing before I finished this post so they represent a few extra words than last time.

Glossary: 1,473 Words (Delta +0)
World Setting: 9,894 Words (Delta +0)
Character Information: 5,821 Words (Delta +5)
Current Outline: 10,451 Words (Delta +0)
Draft:  81,806 Words (Delta: +947)
Grand Total: 109,445 Words (Delta +952)

Rightly creative![/spoiler]

Anomalous Writing Update

I got feedback on my achievements idea! Yay! I did a bit of working on this over the weekend, cleaning up some of the ideas a bit more. Still having problems with the idea of incentives. Incentives should be positive, and something the group can’t do regularly. This leaves out food ideas, since we tend to meet at a food place. I don’t want to do incentives that allow members to do things they can already do but shouldn’t (such as editing, or moving on to other works). Maybe I can come up with stuff like that and make it a voluntary ‘hardcore’ mode of some kind, for those who need outside structure to keep themselves from editing or keep motivated just to write and want to do it that way.

Still looking forward to writing more achievements. Here is a current set of what I am thinking of:

[spoiler show=”Show the achievements”]Finished your first draft of your first novel.
Finished your first draft of your first short story
Finished the first draft of your first flash fiction.
Finished the final draft of your first novel.
Finished the final draft of your first short story.
Finished the final draft of your first flash fiction.
Finished a draft of a story. Must have finished at least one story.
Finished a story ready for submission. Must have finished at least one story.
I Killed My Darling!
Removed a particularly good piece of writing that just didn’t work in your novel.
Sir Author, In the Study, With the Writing Pen
Finished writing a mystery story.
We completed… The Quest!
Finished writing an adventure story.[/spoiler]

Science Future Update

So I don’t think I mentioned but awhile back I saw a notice that a podcast I listen to regularly, EscapePod, was looking for people to blog for them. Since I blog here somewhat regularly, even with content that isn’t just my own personal thoughts or repeats of YouTube links (sometimes, anyway) I decided to email and try for it. After some back and forth I wrote up two articles working on the premise that I could link current on-going science with science fiction, since EscapePod is a podcast of short science-fiction. The editor likes it with some minor changes, so I’ll be trying to do this regularly. I’m going to be aiming for a twice monthly article on the site, which, assuming they give me permission, I will link to here so you know when it goes live.

So yeah. Wish me luck! I’ll likely be devoting some Anomalous time to these articles so expect Everlasting to slow down.

Flying creative!

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Identify Yourself

by on May.01, 2011, under Announcements, Gaming, Identify Yourself, Roleplaying Games, Website Update, Writing

Hi. My name is Nojh and welcome to The Singularity.

By day I am Software Developer, Writer, Aspiring Author, and Game Designer. By night, I usually sleep. I have many interests and hobbies such as comics, video games, board games, books, movies, science, technology, philosophy, and many other things most people would consider geeky.

The Singularity

As I’ve stated on the about page, this blog is dedicated to collecting various things I find interesting on the web for your viewing pleasure. Hence the name, The Singularity, a place where things collect into one.

It is also a place for me to voice my opinions, reviews, and write articles about various topics from time to time. Comments are open to all and I want to encourage discussion. So please, tell me what you think. I know I haven’t been doing this nearly as much lately but stay tuned, I’ll get to it.

I have made a concerted effort these days to improve the content and presentation of this blog and I think I have gotten it to a point that I am satisfied with. My plans for opening up The Library have stalled at the moment however due to lack of time and commitment. I do still plan on adding the missing contact page  so people can more regularly contact me directly, rather than leaving commentary on a blog. I am still somewhat dissatisfied with the layout and theme of this blog and will be making attempts to improve the readability of it. I’d welcome both advice and offers to help.

Other Stuff

Besides this blog I have a few other projects. I am attempting to write a novel, tentatively titled Everlasting. It is a zombie steampunk sci-fi fantasy adventure and I am chronicling its initial draft here.  I also organize a private writing group called Anomalous Writing that meets physically twice a week. You can follow the posts via the Everlasting tag or my thoughts about writing in general via the writing category.

I am also one of the designers of the roleplaying game Vanished Lands produced by Ruminant Productions. Vanished Lands is a post-apocalyptic fantasy western RPG and is available purchase via Lulu.com. The supplement book, Vanished Lands: Storyteller Archive Vol. 1, is available at Amazon and other online retailers. Right now I am working with the other designers to release a rules system for future Vanished Lands releases.

Thank You

I want to thank you all for reading and giving me a reason to keep this blog running. Readership, now that I have attained some, is actually something I am interested in keeping. I’ve been running this blog actively for fourth months now and the numbers, near as I can tell, are growing. So thank you for spending some of your time reading this blog and I hope you enjoy it. The only thing I ask of you is, from time to time, let me know what about the blog you do and do not like via commentary either here, or one of the sites that this blog repeats on.

 

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Everlasting #20

by on Mar.08, 2011, under Articles, Writing, Writing Group, Writing Updates

Draft Word Count: 71,625 (Delta: +143[5])

Okay okay let me explain. The first half of my writing session I had to get some work done for my other hobby, Ruminant Productions. After that Jeana arrived and she was having problems with her story so I helped her out. So really I got a lot accomplished, just none of it really writing. I’ll do better this time! I promise!

Everlasting Update

Can’t really give you much of an update. I didn’t really write all that much. I started getting a little bogged down in trying to figure out the layout of my massively huge airship. However I’ve decided to skip that description of that in favor of continuing the story for now. Yay for following my own advice!

So I have a small problem in need of a solution. I have air battleships that are supposedly utterly awesome. Three of them. One for each faction but I think that is going to write me into a wall in the future… oooh never mind. I think I just figured it out.

Anomalous Writing Update

So the writing session last Thursday went well even if only Jeana and myself showed. I was able to help her out with a story problem and imparted what I felt was some decent advice from what I’ve learned from all my podcast studying. Stephanie joined us socially rather late and we discussed writing groups, which I sadly do not have the free time for it seems. I’ll need to make some time later after this novel is done.

Everlasting Stats

Glossary: 1,407 Words (Delta +0)
World Setting: 9,662 Words (Delta +0)
Character Information: 5,608 Words (Delta +0)
Current Outline: 7,861 Words (Delta +0)
Draft: 71,625 Words (Delta: +142)
Grand Total: 96,1262 Words (Delta +142)

Try to (not and) creative!

 

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Identify Yourself

by on Mar.01, 2011, under Announcements, Identify Yourself, Library Updates, Website Update

Hi. My name is Nojh and welcome to The Singularity.

By day I am Software Developer, Writer, Aspiring Author, and Game Designer. By night, I usually sleep. I have many interests and hobbies such as comics, video games, board games, books, movies, science, technology, philosophy, and many other things most people would consider geeky.

The Singularity

As I’ve stated on the about page, this blog is dedicated to collecting various things I find interesting on the web for your viewing pleasure. Hence the name, The Singularity, a place where things collect into one.

It is also a place for me to voice my opinions, reviews, and write articles about various topics from time to time. Comments are open to all and I want to encourage discussion. So please, tell me what you think.

I am making a concerted effort these days to improve the content and presentation of this blog. I plan to open up The Library, which will be my collection of links and references to interesting things that have a lasting presence on the web, or perhaps even off it, that you should read. At some point I will add the contact page that is missing, so people can more regularly contact me directly, rather than leaving commentary on a blog. I’ve recently been growing somewhat dissatisfied with the layout and theme of this blog and will hopefully be making attempts to improve the readability of it. I’d welcome both advice and offers to help.

Other Stuff

Besides this blog I have a few other projects. I am attempting to write a novel, tentatively titled Everlasting. It is a zombie steampunk sci-fi fantasy adventure and I am chronicling its initial draft here.  I also organize a private writing group called Anomalous Writing that meets physically twice a week. You can follow the posts via the Everlasting tag or my thoughts about writing in general via the writing category.

I am also one of the designers of the roleplaying game Vanished Lands produced by Ruminant Productions. Vanished Lands is a post-apocalyptic fantasy western RPG and is available purchase via Lulu.com. The supplement book, Vanished Lands: Storyteller Archive Vol. 1, is available at Amazon and other online retailers. Right now I am working with the other designers to release a rules system for future Vanished Lands releases.

Thank You

I want to thank you all for reading and giving me a reason to keep this blog running. Readership, now that I have attained some, is actually something I am interested in keeping. I’ve been running this blog actively for fourth months now and the numbers, near as I can tell, are growing. So thank you for spending some of your time reading this blog and I hope you enjoy it.

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