polarishotel: (blue typewriter)
Today started out rough. I just couldn't get any inspiration. It feels like every day kind of starts out that way.

So I hopped over to oneword and grabbed their prompt, which was feud. I wrote up a short bit where Seth and Shui get into it, which I'll go ahead and share here since it's only 106 words.

feud )

So then, I sat around and fucked off for awhile, cleaning off space on my hard drive to make room for some music that was recommended to me since Pandora wasn't giving me anything that was remotely helpful and my nano playlist was distracting (sometimes lyrics are really, really distracting to me when I'm trying to write) and I also started playing a downloaded copy of the new Final Fantasy game for DS (Four Heroes of Light). Now before you go lecturing me about downloading copies of games, [livejournal.com profile] lightningrapier actually has a legitimate copy of it that she's playing to review it right now for a website (she does website reviews) but after I spent like 3 hours leveling up her stupid characters yesterday while she caught up her word count, I kind of decided I wanted to play it, so I downloaded it. So it's not like we don't have a legitimate copy in the house, we just can't put two damn save files on it, which is retarded.


@NaNoWordSprints did a ten minute sprint with no prompt, so I just used "ten minutes" as my prompt and finally wrote something about Aras, so I've done something about him. I'd like to try and do at least something with as many characters as possible. I know I'm focusing predominantly on the characters that are in the bin, because Isis is such an important character and if I can stay in the bin I can try to bring Daniel into the picture and as a result, bring Isis in (who I have written very little about. In fact, I've written almost zilch about her and even less about the dream walking or anything, but we'll get there, I hope). Anyway, a couple of characters from [livejournal.com profile] lightningrapier's The Legendary Age Trilogy (Specifically the third installment: The Final Reverie) (see [livejournal.com profile] roughestdraft & [livejournal.com profile] seventhhouse) made cameos in that section. That happens from time to time. There are characters in that series that have hopped from work to work and I expect them to show up in this piece as they've shown up in other works I've worked on, but these were not the ones I was expecting to poke their heads in. Oh well. Lou, you're a real pain in the ass, but I love you.

@NaNoWordSprints also finally did do a prompt in which we were to optionally use popcorn as a weapon. This is perfectly normal behavior for Shui, and he ended up chucking a bowl of popcorn at Scarlett, which got them into a full on fight and got both of them tranq'd. The Lady of the Manor makes an appearance in this scene, as does Nurse Lisa and Daniel. They're watching Alien. Daniel apparently likes this movie. Paul is also mentioned.

After that, Shui has a pretty vivid dream about the Waters of Chaos and his god form, followed by a dream in which he is Trogdor. When he wakes up, he has some serious reality issues and is pretty fucked up.

I cleared my word count for the day and then some, wrapping up at 11,671. This means that tomorrow I need to clear a minimum of 13,671 if I write 2k words.
polarishotel: (blue typewriter)
It's the first day - I did a kickoff party/write in on the 31st-1st during which I wrote a lulz scene in which the character which corresponds with the god Nun (who has no name yet) and the character who cooresponds with the god Seth (who may just end up with the name Seth (without the silent h)) get in a shit ton of trouble for causing a ruckus singing the song Rocket Man. I'd intended for them to cause a riot with the other patients in the process, but it kind of just didn't happen that way. I've shared the writing with [livejournal.com profile] lightningrapier who thought it was lulz, but I'm not happy with the writing, so I'm not ready to share it with anyone else. In traditional nanowrimo spirit, I'll share the first line, as it's the "first line of my novel," even if it isn't actually "the first line of my novel." Eh, fuck it. You can have the whole first paragraph

“I’m not the man they think I am at all, oh no no no! I’m a rocket maaaaaan,” Nun wailed across the day room, flopping back over the edge of the couch and landing on his back with a loud thud that was hard enough to crack a weaker couch. Fortunately the industrial grade furniture was created to withstand such antics. Kicking his feet up and swinging them violently back and forth, he continued at the top of his lungs, screaming the chorus as loud as he could: “burnin’ out his fuse up here alone!”

I then did a dream sequence following this scene - Seth, waking up in a dream after being tranq'd, dreamwalking, not entirely sure wtf is going on. A stand alone 3 or 4 sentences of Daniel on the phone with Emery and then a long bit today that is completely whacked out and doesn't really fit in with any of this.

[livejournal.com profile] lightningrapier & I were in the car on the way home from the bank, and "Lake Pontchartrain" by Ludo came on the radio. We both decided it'd be worth trying to novelize (She's novelizing Ludo's Broken Bride for her nano. (See [livejournal.com profile] roughestdraft) but that it'd certainly never hit 50k. We also decided it'd be the kind of story that Ellis (from Left 4 Dead 2 would tell about him & his buddy Keith. So Ellis made it in my Nano. With his buddy Keith and his new buddies Noland & Darius. It was really fun to write Ellis, and my own characters made it in, interacting with Ellis, listening to his whacked out story. It got me up to my word count and beyond and it's getting me positively back into the swing of writing, which is why I decided to do it even if it's cracky. If I start out on a positive note, I'll get through this a lot better than if I struggle with the serious stuff first.

I might post that bit later when I feel like formatting it for the internet. I'm pretty happy with it, but it's really long. We'll see.

So yeah. I'm at 4453 words on day one and I'm pretty happy about it. :D

October 2014



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