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A lot of my writing time in the last couple of weeks has been spent on Torn World things. I have a new story there that should be published soon, whose main character is written up, and will likely be ready to adopt on the day the story appears. One of the two other adoptable characters I designed, and who are already up on the site, also appears briefly in the story.

I've also been doing worldbuilding things there; I have an article on storytelling customs of the unicorn riders in front of the Canon board, and just today did another article for review, on a genetic disease that's seen in the north due to inbreeding, which is background material for the other major character in the new story, since I plan to set her up as adoptable as well.

I'm very excited about seeing what happens in Torn World as we continue; having a number of different people involved means that there will be lots of viewpoints from which to see the world, and I expect that having so many characters be both the stars in their own stories and supporting or bit characters in other stories will lead to a very rich and unique reading experience. And viewing experience too--there's art and poetry on the site too.

Torn World is also unique in that someone who is not an artist or writer has the opportunity to adopt a character and commission one of the creative contributors to tell his or her story--want see your character defeat a snow cat? Fall in love? Many of the writers and artists on the site are willing to discuss doing work on commission if you don't want to do it yourself. (Want to have your character explore an ancient cave with Inuyasha or Dr. Who? There's even a spot on the site to share "non-canon" works such as those.)

In other projects, I got the Grandmother Marie story finished in time to submit it to Warrior Wisewoman, and even came up with a title that I like. (Titles are hard.)

I got a few words written on a story for the music-theme anthology, or at least I think it will be for that. Stories morph, sometimes.

I thought I was going to get a new chapter of Fireborn posted today, but we had a leak appear in one fishtank a couple of days ago and had to move the fish; that meant the other tank was over-full, and we lost a couple of the more delicate fish. Thus it was imperative to change the filters and do a water change right away so Fireborn got delayed a bit. Tomorrow.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll get to the fish store for fish-safe silicone to re-seal the errant tank too...

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blitheringpooks
Jan. 18th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
Took the quiz and did better than I should have, most likely. Guesswork rocks!

Congrats on getting your short story finished in time!
blitheringpooks
Jan. 18th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'm an idiot. I did not snag that meme from you.

But--I still congratulate you on making the deadline!
wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 18th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Snag a meme?

Thanks on the congratulations!
pensandquills
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
Titles are always difficult for me as well. Which is why I've opted for a paid subscription and will be utilizing the polls as I go along my own writerly journey.

Glad to hear that you're getting things you want done. And sorry about the fish. That always sucks.
wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 18th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
One of the nice things about working with people in Torn World is that if I'm ever stumped for a title, I can ask for suggestions.
red_trillium
Jan. 19th, 2010 08:48 am (UTC)
Bummer about the fish tank! :( Don't worry, we'll be here for Fireborn when you do post it.
wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 19th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)
At least it was a slow leak, and we didn't wake up to find no water in the tank!
xjenavivex
Jan. 31st, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
music-theme anthology

Is this the one I've mentioned writing for?

I would like to feature you one month at the end of the year on my website. Would you be interested. It was supposed to kick the featured section off in Jan but my author was ill and our schedules did not click. Do you have some time to talk next week? I know I am supposed to find the chat you mentioned.
wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 31st, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
I think so--Music For Another World.

That would be really cool!

As far as I know, I'll have time. If I suddenly start a new full time job, then scheduling will be harder. I'm wyld_dandelyon on Twitter too; if you DM me my cell phone will beep at me even if I'm not right at the computer. If you Twitter. Or we'll figure something out. :-D
xjenavivex
Jan. 31st, 2010 04:52 pm (UTC)
Cool! I do Twitter mg_ellington. I will start with us there tomorrow. I have to finish a story for an anthology. I got an extension on the Western. Yippee. Yes we will be writing for the same one!
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