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WriYe 2014

Well, it’s that time of year again, time to begin WriYe. It’s similar to NaNoWriMo, but it lasts a year instead of a month. It’s a lot of fun, and y’all should try it. Without further ado, here is a summary of the projects I intend to be working on. I’ll add a new one (possibly a rewrite) during NaNoWriMo.

  1. Star Wars: Forbidden
    Word count: 34,757 / 50,000+
    Type: Fanfiction (Star Wars)
    Genre: Action / Adventure / Romance
    This is a tale that I have had in mind for years. It follows Jedi Master Essek Tek-Farr and his apprentice Akenna Waraven through the Clone Wars. She leads him on a path that leads him to question everything he has ever learned about loyalty, life, and love. Rating hovers around PG-13. It’s currently hosted on deviantART, but I plan on eventually putting it up on FanFiction.net once it’s done.
  2. The Tale of Tux n Tails
    Word count: 88,883 / 100,000+
    Type: Fanfiction (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
    Genre: Slice of Life / Romance / Harem
    I didn’t plan this as a Harem fic, but that’s how it turned out. This story follows my OC, Tux, whom I based on myself. Description from FIMFiction.net: Tux n Tails is a pony who has drawn the short straw his entire life. Being a blankflank is nothing if you’re still a foal, but as a stallion, he doesn’t quite fit in. He escapes his stagnant life in Hoofton to start afresh in Ponyville, with one driving force: the hope of finding both his purpose and his true love. But soon, he finds himself caught up in a vast conspiracy, with the very fate of Equestria weighing heavy on his shoulders. In it, Tux has to deal with romantic advances from five of the Mane Six (Pinkie Pie excepted). He also has to deal with Discord, who is literally out to kill him. It’s somewhere near PG, but I would rate it PG-13 because reasons. It’s nearing completion, and it is currently hosted on FIMFiction.net.
  3. Fen Agaheth
    Word count: 50,541 / 100,000+
    Type: Original Fiction
    Genre: Science Fantasy / Action / Romance
    This was last year’s NaNo project, and I haven’t written on it since I got to a verified 50K. (First time I won since 2007.) The story is set thousands of years before the first thing I ever wrote (next thing on the list), just before the downfall of the Pagan Empire. It follows Shef Ameh, a girl who is orphaned in the first chapter and gets taken in by the Agahai, an all-female order of warrior monks. Bumps along her path include the demon-possessed Zoth, a judgmental elder, and the pain of Ameh’s past. Rating is PG-13 for violence and sensuality.
  4. Res Novae
    Word count: 35,502 / 100,000+
    Type: Original Fiction
    Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Thriller
    This is the third total rewrite of the first thing I ever wrote, and my July Camp NaNo project. The story is set on the same planet as Fen Agaheth, but thousands of years in the future. It follows a distant ancestor of Ameh’s, Chf’drak. At the very start of the story, his father, the king, is assassinated, apparently by a terrorist group. His corrupt older brother takes the throne, and Drak tries to find some way to take the crown. But as he digs deeper, he discovers a conspiracy that puts his life, and the lives of those around him, in grave danger.
  5. Fire in Tyrasii
    Word Count: 26,099
    Type: Original fiction
    Genre: High Fantasy (with light Science Fantasy elements)
    Very loosely inspired by Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle, even though the idea predates my reading of Eragon, or my watching the movie. The story follows the young elf Mindirallen, the last of her kind, as she finds a dragon hatchling in the wilderness. When her parents find out, they send her away; the dragon race has nearly been exterminated by the tyrannical king Neli, and consorting with one is punishable by death. And the reason being is that dragons are the number one threat against the throne. Mindi finds herself caught up in the resistance movement and a love affair with its leader Malisan. I may put this on Wattpad or something similar, but I’ll probably self-pub this on Kindle for cheap.

NaNoWrimo, halfway point

For those who don’t know, I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo this year, and I’m a bit behind. At the end of today, my word count is supposed to be 25,005. It currently stands at almost 18,000. But I’m still doing much better than I have in past years. If I can buckle down and write this weekend and over Thanksgiving break, I just might be able to pull off my 50,000 word goal.

It’s currently the fifteenth, the halfway point of the mad dash. I’ve been beset by mountains of quehaceres (for lack of a better term), from homework to laundry to eating. Yes, eating is considered a chore during this month. Anyhow, I’ve been having trouble finding time to write. But if I can get caught up this weekend, it won’t be so bad.

Now for my story. I changed my plot bunny literally on October 27th, and I had no plan as to how I would continue, but to be honest, this is my first new idea in years. Literally. So I decided I’d give it a try. Here’s a brief synopsis:

Shef Ameh is a girl without a family. After watching everything she loved coming to an end, she must continue on under the leadership of Milath, a member of an elusive, all-female order of warrior monks known as the Agahai. As she trains to follow in Milath’s footsteps, she has no idea what role she will play in the future of hra’vakh civilization.

And I’ll leave it there. I have to get back to writing if I hope to get close to 25K before I go to bed (which will be early tonight. Seriously, I can’t get by on less than seven hours of sleep, much less five and a half).

Busy, busy

Well, I’m going to be frank. I don’t have time to write or conlang. I’m working full time, and by the time I get home and eat, I have only a few minutes to get my writing done. It’s like college, but without homework.

Project stats! I’m working on editing part 2 and writing part 3 of the Equestrian Idol story arc in my major fanfic, The Tale of Tux n Tails. That should be done this weekend (knock on wood). September is also going to be dedicated to working on publishing the next few chapters of Forbidden, my Star Wars fanfic.

I’m also working off and on creating a reference grammar for Hra’anh. All other languages are on the back burner, except maybe my reconstruction of Huttese, which I plan on using to contrive a showtop greeting for the Conlangery podcast.

I’m going to update this post later with all sorts of links and things. Until then, adiós amigos.

Good as new

Well, after an hour of messing around, I ditched Joomla and got my hands on WordPress. For my purposes, it’s going to work just dandy, and I may even be able to integrate my Fiction Bible into it. I’ll keep y’all posted as I screw around with it over the next few days.

TTFN
MBR