2022 is behind us now, 2023 ahead...
I have a confession to make. I've been kind of neglecting my duties as a Monitor. Technically, I'm supposed to survey this thing called the Internet to keep a close watch on weather sites and data logs, and wipe clean any mention of something off in the sky. Those satellites are so tricky. But ever since I've noticed a few individuals clearly from other magical societies hidden among the ground dwellers, I've become curious about other worlds. So I've hopped onto this...website. Fascinating, what people's imaginations can come up with. They've made me wonder about my own homeclouds - how much do I really know of them? How much do others know of them? And, perhaps, should I leak a bit of our identity into the ground dweller world, as other extraordinary societies have done in an effort to leave a fantastical remnant of themselves, emblazoned in the folds of time ? No. I dare not. It is against our laws. But, perhaps I will create something for myself. I need not share it with others. Yes, I think that will be an interesting idea. Though I'll have to draw from other worlds to inspire me.- Anonymous Monitor
1. Sun HiddenBy Catoblepon A curse of the most unlucky, deprived as they are of the warmth and beauty of the sun. I cannot imagine how I would survive if I somehow managed to have an affliction like this. I don't return to the clouds often (the only downside of a Monitor's life), but when I do, I love to soak up the sun. It's so big, so bright, so beautiful - so full of energy. Apparently, ground dwellers can't look at it directly, which is a shame.
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Some people that are born in the dark cannot go outside, under the sun, without suffering the consequences of generations being born in the dark
2. The LogbooksBy Kros! The simple yet engaging documents of a man onboard a ship. I've always wondered what it would be like to be at sea, but I've never worked up the courage to get on a boat. Unpredictable waves? Storms? No, thank you. I can't imagine it would be too different from flying, but it still seems so terrifying. Being stuck on a ship? Having to tie knots? Plus, with the danger of pirates and naval battles? Yet the logbooks of this man (along with his careful watch of the crew) leave me wondering...how bad can it be?
Alongside these amazing articles of 2022 and all the ways they've inspired me to write more about my own world, I have two main worldbuilding goals for the upcoming year.
Goal #1: Get published!I'm currently working on going through the second draft of my novel, set in the world of the Skydwellers. There's a lot of things I want to go back and add, fix, or cut out. I actually owe a lot of the new ideas I have for the book to Worldanvil, and the awesome worldbuilding I've been able to sort out and do. I don't think I'll try for publishing the manuscript on Worldanvil yet - we'll see if we can go traditional publishing with this one. I'm not really quite sure what I'm gonna do, or how this is gonna go, especially since I still have some revising and editing to do. But it's a big goal for this year - one I've been working toward for years, thanks to procrastination. I'm excited!
Goal #2: Wordy Events
As I have said, the quill is the grandest channel of magic.I'm not making any huge goals for my word count this year - I'll be mainly focused with Goal #1. However, I want to participate in at least four Worldanvil events. I'll probably do more, but I do want to set a floor goal for the challenges that I'll do.
- WorldEmber (of course)
- Summercamp (naturally)
- #NaNoWriMo (not an official challenge, but still a worthy goal)
- Something else - not counting the resolutions challenge, or forge the future of Worldanvil challenge, both of which I've already completed.
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First, I wish you luck on continuing to building your world this year. Secondly, getting published is a huge goal. And I'm sure you'll able to reach it! Even if it's not this year. I have faith you'll get there eventually.
Thank you for the encouraging words! It means a lot :)
Best of luck with that a publishing goal! If you're on the second draft, you just need to keep going :)
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Thank you!! It's been rough at times, but I'm excited to keep improving the manuscript. 2023 will be the year of perseverance!
An excellent selection of articles and a brilliant goal! Have a wonderful and inspiring year :D
Gauntlet - my shiniest article this year!
Thank you! Have a great year as well :)
Thank you so much for featuring the Keystones, and the high praise! I also wish you all the luck with publishing, and I'm glad to see you prioritizing it over the wordcounts. Best of luck!
Thank you! Yes, I'm excited to work on editing and publishing this year. Good luck to you too, for all your goals!
Nicely done on your selection and your goal for this year hope it goes well for you, oh and to help with you craving for more details about Griffons, it can be found in my other article about the Griffon Rider unit attached to the Royal Sky Riders.
Ooh, thank you! I'll have to check that out. Thanks for having such great articles; I was happy to include yours :)
Thank you for writing about my article. I hope and wish you'll be able to reach your publishing goal!
Thank you so much! And thanks for having such an interesting article :)