WorldEmber 2021 Pledge

The wind carries embers over the horizon, soon, we will be deep in the storm once again.
  That is to say— WorldEmber is almost here! This year I'm likely going to take it a bit slower, as I've not quite recovered from whatever strange thing sucked up my energy with an absurdly large straw. But, I hope to take advantage of this to not only get good things written, but also to try and get myself back in the proper swing of things.   With my goal being more broad in that sense, I am only officially shooting for 10k words this year! As with previous years, a significant chunk of this wordcount will come from a short story or two. Of note, a smaller portion of my words written this month will not be counted because they belong to the ongoing choose your own adventure story on my Patreon, which is coming towards a conclusion sometime this month, and will be posted as a manuscript on WA once complete.  
In broad strokes, my goals this year are;
  • Write at least 10k words
  • Write at least 2 articles per world
  • Write at least 1 short story
  • Do a sick flip when no one's looking. Guys, I swear I really did it! You just weren't there and now I'm too nervous.
 

Community goals

As with last year, I aim to help the community as I can, too. For one, I am pumping the gas and starting the World Club back up! The World Club is, basically, a book club— but instead of books, each week we vote on and read an article here on World Anvil. With a strict "no articles from World Club members" policy, we focus on finding new worlds and new authors to support! This month we'll be focusing specifically on articles from World Ember, so if you're interested in joining, make sure to join my Discord server and grab the World Traveller role!   I am also starting a new podcast— Talk Tower— over on my Twitch channel, where I will be interviewing generally cool folk— all guests this month should be World Anvil users, each with their own unique perspectives and advice for others!
 

Qet

With pretty much all the essentials for the TTRPG written out, I can relax a bit and focus more on what articles are mentioned a lot by others, or, simply what I find fun!   With the recent change to include more recurring characters, I may work on articles the extant ones are connected to, and might even introduce some more. Who knows? Either way, character stories will progress this month!

Articles I might write

  • TBD- Inter-species lovers: A relationship between a human, and an eldritch being.
  • TBD- Village of Failures: Louh village, full of exiles.
  • Tihuetil: Apostates of Ytzklapon.
 

APRA

Articles I might write

  • Private Aye: Ok. I am 100% writing this one. I love this character already even as a stub, might get a portait, even!
  • Nadalia Trent: And her precious hoagie, of course.
  • Another Christmas Event: Sanda will return, probably.
ALL GOOFS ALL THE TIME, BABY. This year I do actually have some "required" articles to write! Now that I know the broader structure of the ACF, there are departments to write about, their directors, and of course— sponsors.   But, at the end of the day, I'm just going to write whatever I find funny at the time! Even if it's not even a stub! Ok maybe I'll try to focus on stubs first, but goofs follow their own rules.
 

Heliox Stardust

Now this is an especially interesting case— as Heliox Stardust underwent a reboot this year. I barely touched it last year since the compromised world it was at the time was much less exciting than my initial ideas. Pro tip: if you want to co-write a new world with someone, don't come together with two fully fleshed out ideas for different worlds and try to make them fit.   Now, I am much more excited about writing new things for Heliox! I might go and write part 2 of the short story from last year, after editing the first to fit the rebooted world, now. We'll see!

Articles I might write

  • The Library of Alexandria: Headquarters of Alexandria, buried beneath the deserts of Egypt. Nearly impossible to locate.
  • Factions: Free Orbit Clans, The Last Dynasty, or Alexandria
  • The Eyes of Horus: A famous trio of duster heroes, who are pretty much Heliox's main characters.
 

Umqwam

Articles I might write

  • The Mirage Saloon: Mythic saloon that appears at random, home to legendary drinks, and legendary people.
  • Yowan: The nest in which the Qatiip live, and also where the novella takes place.
  • Tiqwaa: Nation of the Qatiip, setting of the novella.
I should probably maybe just a little bit try to focus on articles related to my novella. Yeah. For some reason my biggest writing project right now is in...my least active world. Funny how that worked out, huh? Unfortunately, as manuscripts don't count for WorldEmber, I can't make a new chapter of the novella part of this month's efforts.   I will also need to fight the urge to do a major CSS overhaul as I write in the world this WorldEmber. I need to upgrade all of my worlds to BS5 soon, and Umqwam is the oldest un-upgraded one— and thus, the one that needs the most facelifting.

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Best of luck to everyone this WorldEmber!


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26 Nov, 2021 09:03

Best of luck to you too!

Check out my world World Behind the Veil!
Sage Timepool
Garrett Grace Lewis
26 Nov, 2021 18:19
26 Nov, 2021 09:24

Good luck! We'll sneakily install some cameras for that sick flip :p


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Sage Timepool
Garrett Grace Lewis
26 Nov, 2021 18:18

Thanks! I'll find them I'm sure

26 Nov, 2021 11:09

Good luck, Time! Looking forward to reading your stuff! :D

Sage Timepool
Garrett Grace Lewis
26 Nov, 2021 18:20

And the same to you!

26 Nov, 2021 14:33

Love the pledge and the extra work you're planning to do with the World Club and the Talk Tower podcast!   Best of luck and have a lot of fun this World Ember! :D

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Garrett Grace Lewis
26 Nov, 2021 18:18
26 Nov, 2021 15:11

Great pledge! Good luck with the battle against burnout :D


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Sage Timepool
Garrett Grace Lewis
26 Nov, 2021 18:18
26 Nov, 2021 15:45

I'm very much looking forward to the moment when you tell us about the sick flick. And all the fun articles too! Good luck!

Sage Timepool
Garrett Grace Lewis
26 Nov, 2021 18:19

Making a sick flick would be harder than doing a sick flip, I think.

27 Nov, 2021 00:24

Whops. Let's settle with a sick flip then.

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R. Dylon Elder
26 Nov, 2021 21:18

All of it. Give me these awesome article ideas. Give it! Lots of great stuff to come it seems. I'm excited. Good luck my friend! Cant wait to return to Umqwam!

Sage Timepool
Garrett Grace Lewis
26 Nov, 2021 23:55

I'm sure you have plenty awesome ideas of your own haha. Thank you, good luck to you, too!

Sage Dylonishere123
R. Dylon Elder
27 Nov, 2021 16:09

I hope so. I got some brewing in my head, existential gloom and strawberry fields... it'll make sense I promise XD it won't be nearly as good as Trent and her hoagie though. I'm also looking forward to the eldritch relationship as well. That just sounds intriguing, especially for Qet.

Sage Timepool
Garrett Grace Lewis
27 Nov, 2021 19:02

I'll look forward to whatever you end up putting out regardless, thanks for the kind words!

28 Nov, 2021 21:41

Good luck and have fun with WorldEmber!!!

Sage Timepool
Garrett Grace Lewis
28 Nov, 2021 21:58

Thanks, likewise!

1 Dec, 2021 01:20

Good Luck with WorldEmber.   Aemon

Sage Timepool
Garrett Grace Lewis
1 Dec, 2021 02:05

You too, thanks!

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