Late on the update this month but it has been rather a busy one, yet again. As it turns out, Halloween is rather a busy time for people wanting character illustrations! Which, I finally have a break from now that everything’s done.
At the end of last month, I got my first introduction to the writing world as a whole via my dad taking me to Mile High Con. As one might imagine, it’s a writing convention down in Denver, and let me just say that wandering around such a Con with someone who is basically considered the “Indie Author Guru” is rather an enlightening experience. I shook a lot of hands and learned a lot of things, not the least of which being that I’m actually a better writer than I gave myself credit for! (Or at least that I’m a more uptight editor than the folks on the Slush Pile Panel. That was an experience.) Now that I know how things work, I’m looking forward to maybe being on a panel next year, rather than being in the audience. I’ve also got another even lined up for January – CoSine Con! We’ll see how that goes.
Weirdly enough I didn’t actually catch a con crud from that, but I did manage to get a wee bit froggy after having gotten The Nerds together for the first time in a while. Scheduling is rather finicky when four adults in different jobs are involved. Then I had some very lovely allergies thanks to my delightful cat (I love her but she make-a me sneeze) so right at the moment I could probably sing baritone if I wanted to. It’s making recording voice work for a certain tiny Khajiit very difficult.
Speaking of which, Vagrant started today! This is the story of Zaytest, a khajiit rogue – original, I know – and her partner-in-crime Inigo! There’s actually another character attached to this series, who may or may not end up writing or showing up. I have plans for him, as well as for Zaytest. Obviously. Otherwise I wouldn’t be doing this! The video links are, as always, on the Table of Contents page if anyone is interested, along with all the links to Arden’s story, Intonation, which completed its second chapter about a week and a half ago. I’m really starting to get excited about all the ways I can weave these plots through each other, as well as perhaps introducing some go-between characters that can carry messages, travel with, and talk to the main characters from each quarter of the story. That’s a bit of a long-term plan, but it’s there!
Also: NaNoWriMo has been one huge nope this year, sadly. Oisinson is slogging along, but the key word there is slogging. It’s rather frustrating trying to get the story to do what it needs to do in order to get the characters where they need to be at the end. It’s almost tempting to write the prequels backwards, as in start with the fifth one and work my way back. Oh well. It’ll come, I just need to distract myself for a while so the plot doesn’t know I’m looking for it!
I think that about covers it. I’ll probably see ya’ll on YouTube if you want to come watch me tell stories with Skyrim – it’s not your usual yelling at things and getting salty let’s plays, it’s legit storytelling – but if not then I’ll see you next month and hopefully I have more to say about Oisinson!
Have a good one!