I have decided to change my plans for NaNoWriMo this year. Before I was going to write the first drafts of several of my already planned out stories of which I have a literal ton, but now I will be focusing on a single story about a girl who finds herself trapped in a world that is not her own where some people want her dead. You know how sometimes you are just cooking spaghetti and you get the perfect idea of a concept for a story that you then go and develop? Yeah that is exactly what happened to me.
The title of the story right now is “A Fae Alone”, but that is bound to change. It is about a fae girl who falls into an interdimensional portal and finds herself trapped in a world where she doesn’t belong. As she tries to survive she learns of something that may allow he to return to her home and she meets both people who become her friends and people who become her enemies. This will be a fun story to write, especially since this type of story is my specialty.
Oh yeah and sorry about not posting at all yesterday and late today. It is super hot and that makes it super difficult to write.
There are just a few things I have to say. First of all I will be postponing all video game reviews until the new year to give me time to make several in advance.
For the month of October I want to do two things slightly differently. My worldbuilding tips will be based around classic horror creatures and my writing tips will be writing aid related. Then in November my writing tips will be NaNoWriMo survival tips.
And that’s pretty much it.
Sorry I haven’t posted in two days but I wasn’t feeling well and I didn’t have much of a buffer. To fix this I decided to spend a few hours today and several hours for the rest of the week writing posts until I have a buffer of two weeks. I’m doing this with the help of a very useful app which I will actually write a review on. It’s a writing app which keeps track of words written and multiple projects called Writeometer just in case you want to check it out before I review it.
Anyways today is World Suicide Prevention Day. This is an issue that is near and dear to my heart. If you can please donate to a suicide prevention/mental health related charity, or if you can’t donate do one of the following things.
- Light a candle in your window at 8 tonight
- Go to an event in your area
- Hang out with friends
Now I’ll start writing my posts for this week. I already wrote a movie review for Saturday. I reviewed a movie that has been talked about a lot lately in both anime and nerd culture. I can’t wait for you to read this post. I will also be writing a ruminated scrawling based on the same movie. It should be fun.
Thank you for reading my writing,
Since it’s the first day of September, I’ve decided to make a list of goals that I want to complete in the next year. This is of course because for many September is the true beginning of the year since in Canada at least most schools start their years in September. These are mainly goals that I know I can easily complete, but there will be a couple more difficult ones. I will also be withholding a goal or two for personal reasons.
So here’s my list:
- Win NaNoWriMo – This year it will be a little more difficult to win since I’ll be writing the first drafts of several short stories and a couple other smaller projects instead of writing an actual novel. I realized how many uncompleted projects I have just sitting there waiting to be written so I decided that I might as well.
- Submit at least 5 pieces of fiction to be published – This does not mean that I’ll get published but I need to start at least trying if I want to get those stories out into the world.
- Improve my GPA – It’s not that low but it could definitely be better.
- Grow my blog
- Interact with different communities more frequently.
- Take a lot more pictures – This is one of my hobbies. I got a DSLR camera for Christmas last year and I just love taking pictures. I will probably not post pictures here because I don’t feel like they belong here.
- Complete Secret Project #2 – I can’t tell you about this goal because it’s a secret. I won’t tell you about Secret Project #1 mainly because that’s not its actual name. If I gave its actual name it would be obvious what the project actually was. There are some people who know about Secret Project #1. No one knows about Secret Project #2 but me.
So here’s my list of goals for this school year. What are your goals?
Before I go over anything else I just wanted to point out my new blog banner. I like it though it doesn’t really work that well in the desktop version and it looks amazing in the mobile version. I’ll have to make an updated version in the future with a larger resolution. I also changed the colour theme for my blog to reflect the change in season. I just wanted to put this here because most of the readers read my posts through the WordPress reader or email so they rarely ever see these things.
Now for the actual update.
I have decided that my blogging goal for September is to generate more traffic. I want to beat my record for most views in one day (which is 53 and was set last October) this month. To do this I will be doing mostly the same things that I’ve been doing all Summer, only I’ll add a couple more posts per week. On Saturdays there will be movie reviews. On Thursdays there will be Ruminated Scrawlings. I also have a plan to do video game reviews but I would only be doing those twice per month. I was thinking on the second and fourth Tuesdays every month.
Another thing I’ll be doing is utilizing scheduled posts more often so that I have a more consistent post schedule. I may end up writing most of my posts on the weekend, as well as writing them in batches so that I can have a buffer. At the moment I have a buffer for writing and world building tips and basically nothing else though for book an anime reviews I don’t need to read or watch anything. I can just write them whenever I want.
One final thing. I was thinking about trying a podcast type thing. I don’t know how it would go or if I could actually do such a thing, but I want to at least try. I may do a trial run in October and then actually start making twice monthly podcasts in the new year.
So I leave you with three questions:
- Would you be interested in me doing podcasts?
- Do you have any post ideas for Ruminated Scrawlings?
- Do you have any tips as to how I can fulfill my goal for this month?
Now see you next post which will either be tomorrow morning or later this evening.
Today’s chapter of The Rememberer is a little bit longer than the other chapters. This is because rather than ending the chapter after the first reveal, I ended it after the setting changed a second time. I think that the rest of the chapters are going to be long like this. Also I have yet to revise any of the already existing chapters so again if you want to read the unrevised versions for whatever reason do it now.
One final thing. Since I want chapters to be posted right at noon EDT there will be a few hours today where chapter 7 won’t have a link to chapter 8. I will try to be better with this in the future. Until I can add the link I’ll add a little note to the end of chapter 7. There also won’t be a link in the archive.
I have just gone through all of my already released chapters of The Rememberer and added links to the first chapter, the last chapter, the next chapter, and the series archive to make it easier to read all in one go. If you want to read the current versions of each chapter do it now because starting tomorrow I will be heavily revising each chapter starting with chapter 1 tomorrow so that they are much closer to meeting my standards. Also if you find any mistakes with the links, spelling, or grammar please let me know. It will make things so much easier for me to do this work.
The Rememberer archive