WorldEmber is right around the corner - when did that happen?
My plan for WorldEmber doesn't strictly revolve around what to write, but how and in what manner. 2020 has been pretty awful as far as writing productivity goes (with some exceptions), and I want to try at least at the end to try to reclaim some of that.
For that reason, my goal this WorldEmber is to establish a sustainable writing habit of at least 2000+ words every day. Hopefully more!
It will be part of my push for 2021 to ultimately, finally, write at least one novel and start shopping it around to be publish. Aim for the stars, right?
* Identify Distractions
* Find the things that inspire me to keep writing
* Continue to surround myself with awesome, supportive people (THANKS LODGE!)
* Track Progress & Experiment with writing ways to see what works
* Figure out why the slumps come and how to avoid them
Yes, there will probably be more Dark Souls and other streams while December winds on, for when people want to take a break and unwind. Maybe I can convince some people to be on Stream with me for some impromptu chats and interviews about how WorldEmberis going for them!
I don't know if I'll do any writing streams, as I'm not sure I can pull off an entertaining one, but perhaps! We'll see how it goes.
As always, one of the greatest thing about any WorldAnvil event is the community. It's very easy to get consumed by the word-count chase and bubble up in your own little world for the duration. I want to try to avoid that this year, without getting so stuck into chatting that I don't write.
Additionally and as always, I wanna try and highlight the work of others that I enjoy as best I can, and spread the love of likes/comments.
Repeat after me, 'I'm not going to burn myself out this WorldEmber'.
In my first WorldEmber (2018, how time flies), I was able to write 100k over December in a fairly breakneck pace... But it wasn't sustainable. It came back to bite me pretty hard after that.
I want to use this WorldEmber as a platform for 2021, so I'm hoping for good vibes, good people, and to put myself in a good place for next year.
You can see how I'm doing and follow the insanity here:
I'm still thinking about exactly what I'm going to write for WorldEmber. I might fill out the cast of corporations and their shenanigans in Megacorpolis, or write some more about life behind the battle lines in NIC. Araea is my most popular world, in all its cave-y glory, and it is long overdue that I finish up its Inner Shell, where most of its people live and much of the action is. Dhanû
and the adjecent region was the focus of SC2019, and it was a blast.
I have quite a few, and if you like what you see there, please consider giving them a read too. I can't promise they'll have as many cavernous body-horror beasties as Araea, but they are a fun bunch. :)
Many are in various states of neglect, so expending on them for WorldEmber is another venue for me to get some words down without burning myself out on one world in particular.
A light-hearted dystopia, set in a cyberpunk world where capitalism is pushed to it's ridiculous conclusion. All ther cyberpunk classics, but with more insanity.
A grim and gritty alt-history setting, where industrial-scale necromancy runs the world's economies and fights its wars. The setting of my short story in the World Anvil Anthology!
Hell & Damnation Resort
A satirical setting where Humanity was invaded by the forces of Hell.. And promptly invaded back. Centered around a vacation resort, in Hell. Currently pretty blank.
A mythical fantasy world, where reincarnation is true and society has adjusted accordingly. Cruel and capracious gods, mysterious demons, and valiant heroes all walk the world.
An afterlife for ideas, or limbo for concepts whose time have yet come. A mix of things that didn't quite make or might still. Currently the holding pen for a lot of goblin-related stuff!
A sci-fantasy setting in the far grim future, on a planet completely enveloped by a single space-fortress; the Wold-Cage. It's keeping people in, while keeping worse things out. Currently pretty blank.
A world of words and stories, where a tale told is as much a force of nature as gravity, and narratives shape the world more then any science. Heavily under reconstruction (and kinda neglected)
There's a couple of more worlds that might make it the frontline of this fight, too. The goblins in Scrunk got very popular, so I might make an entire world based on the ideas explored in those articles... But I don't think I need any more to do, to be honest. :D
I'll fill these out as more introduction articlers come online. If anyone catches your eye and you think that'd be fun to read more about, let me know. It is always fun to hear what people think about all this insanity. :)