I wrote about 1500 words last night in Galactic Rim . I was fun to do so and it has been a while since I have done so. I think of Galactic Rim as gateway writing, to get ready to tackle the more extensive projects that I have envisioned.
I pretty much know where the story is heading, and went to bed extremely late last night, right after I finished writing, in order to dream about the story. I’d say that it worked out pretty well. I should be good to write a few more thousand words today.
If Galactic Rim is to become a full-fledged novella/novellette, it will need a serious rewrite. It’s been written to be delivered as a web based story, so the chapters are extremely short, and sometimes act as stand-alone stories. I read the 40 page document once again last night. You can read the first draft of it here. I found it pretty entertaining. The universe is compelling enough, and I’ve developed my own technology and vocabulary to deal with it.
Right now, I’m continuing it as if it were a complete novella. Then, I’ll edit parts of it. I’ve already started the edits. I like doing them, even though they are painstaking. They make the story better.
Je venais de terminer un baccalauréat all-dressed et je ne savais plus quoi faire. L’après-bac me semblait aussi inquiétant et mystérieux que l’après-mort. J’avais décidé de ne plus remettre les pieds sur le campus universitaire pour au moins un an, de ne plus remettre les pieds dans ce pays pour un bon moment. La France? J’y avais déjà été. Tout le monde parlait de l’Angleterre et moi, je n’en savais rien. Alors, dans mon guide de voyage, mon doigt se pose sur une ville côtière située directement au sud de Londres, une ville qu’on surnomme London-by-the-sea. Alors je me procure un visa de travail et un billet d’avion ouvert sur un an. Début septembre, j’arrivais à Brighton.
Continue reading ‘La Religion Du Techno’
Published December 8, 2007
Tags: buxiban, creative writing, education, ESL, fantasy, nanowrimo, novel, symria, taipei, taiwan, teaching, travelogue, young adult
I’ve noticed that a few sites are picking up my posts without giving credit. I think that they are splogs.
I’m busy listening to the Lords of the Rings OST and writing nowadays. I’ve made some good progress. Contrary to my initial expectations, I’ve only written about 5000 words on Symria this week. I’ve been sick with a fever. It’s really annoying sometimes working with small kids. They get sick and I get sick.
Continue reading ‘Sands Of Time’
Well, I’ve managed to write 50000 words this month.
It was quite a challenge. I was able to power through last night. The deadline in my timezone was nearing fast and I was still a few thousand words shy of the 50K. Towards the end, it was getting late and I wasn’t making much sense.
Then I took a bathroom break and came back and found that the stuff that I had written wasn’t too bad. It was good. I continued on and managed to write my 50000 words. I went to bed swearing and woke up swearing as well.
Continue reading ‘NaNoWriMo Completed, Still Writing Symria’
Published November 28, 2007
travelogue , writing
Tags: creative writing, fantasy, nanowrimo, novel, rain, symria, taipei, taiwan, travelogue, typhoon, young adult
Well, I’ve hit 44000 words tonight. I’ve got 6000 left in two days. That should be a cinch.
Continue reading ‘2 Days To Go NaNoWriMo’
I’ve got four days left until NaNoWriMo is finished. I’ve broken the 40000 word mark. It took me a bit longer than expected, but I’m still confident that I’ll finish in time. I’ve set myself a little goal today. I want to reach 45000 by the end of the day. I’ve already written 1500 words today.
Continue reading ‘4 Days To Go NaNoWriMo’
Published November 11, 2007
blogs , writing
Tags: beastiary, creative writing, cryptozoological, deadline, fantasy, haters, Jeremy Blake, nanowrimo, national novel writing month, novel, november, symria, Theresa Duncan, writing
With all this writing that I’m doing for NaNoWriMo, I got a feeling that it would be a good idea to update by Stories page on this blog, which indexes all of my creative writing. I haven’t updated the Articles page in months and I’m not sure that I’m going to do it. There are a lot of posts to go through.
A quick update: I’m at around 30000 words for Symria. The target is to reach 50000 by the end of the month.
Another quick word to all you haters out there, I always post my sources when I quote someone. All of the words from the Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake post are mine. I’d thought that I’d just to make things clear.