Naelin's Worldember 2021 Pledge

The Month of Burning is coming

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Winter Teal'Jin by Naelin
"Already we can see the rustling of the leaves where the Winter Teal'Jin is walking.
He will bring us fresh air to cool us down from the labour and the coals of the forge and the oven.
Let's prepare for work. The Month of Burning is coming."
— A Thaurian citizen
 

Wild things happened, huh?

Quite a year, this one.
Sometimes the creative waterfall ran dry, sometimes life slapped me in the face.
But I had two constants: Amazing anvilite friends at my side, and an amazing anvilite partner in my heart.   WorldEmber holds an important meaning for me, so it is sweet to see it coming again.
I hope there are many more to come.

Trelis by Naelin

 

So what are the plans?

Symbols of Power:

Covering the bases

  It's been a while since I've arrived here, yet a lot of the most important articles to comprehend my world(s) are either yet to be written, or old, rusty, boring block-of-text articles in Spanish.   During October I have been focusing on rewriting these old ones, and I want to spend WE placing the missing structural blocks.

Tierras Mágicas:

Also covering the bases

  During last Summer Camp, I started working on a (new?) old world of my childhood's toy universe. But since SC is prompt-based, it ended up also lacking most of the basic stuff, such as the ever-present Sebastián.   Time to pay homage to the important ones.

Fun with Spreadsheets

I used last year's method for calculating writing speed by finding the average words per minute based on three timed sprints.
Thanks to TJ Trewin's Worldbuilding Planner I was able to skip the boring maths as it is automatically telling me my daily goal and estimated time.   I then made a list of stuff to do before WE (pictures to make, CSS to fix, etc) and of articles to write during it, and a list of pending articles, all set on another tab ot this sheet.   Feel free to have a look at my tracker here.
 
"I've lost my keys and the only way to find them is if you FINISH THE THING"
— Timepool
The Author by Naelin & TJ
"I, Master of Skulls Naelin, pledge to do my best to write 25000 words during December 2021, while caring for my mental health. I pledge to prepare for it organising my time, assets and to-do lists. I pledge to make it enjoyable.
— The author"

Prompts Galore

As per WE's homework prep #2 (Which you can find here) I have selected 10 prompts from various sources to work on during WorldEmber. Here are the prompts and the ideas I have prepared for them (You can also find them in the Prompt Log section of my tracker!)  

Prompt 24: Dark

  Source: WorldAnvil's Spooktober 2021
Idea: I will be writing about The Underground Roads, a secret network of tunnels under the City of Birdland

Prompt 12: Rot

  Source: WorldAnvil's Spooktober 2021
Idea: Chariot, a thaurian whose entire skin was affected by Rust  

#29: Write about a restaurant in your world that is well known for a bizarre menu

  Source: TJ's 400 Worldbuilding Prompts
Idea: The Bakery of the Raising Son for Shakiraverse
 

Describe a famous criminal organization and the unlawful acts they commit.

  Source: WorldAnvil's official prompts
Idea: I will be writing about the animal smuggler pirates from Tierras Mágicas

Write about a ship that is used for leisure purposes.

  Source: WorldAnvil's official prompts
Idea: The (unnamed) ship from Tierras Mágicas  
Never Stop Sinking
Never Stops Sinking by Naelin

Describe a weird animal in your world.

  Source: WorldAnvil's official prompts
Idea: The Fern-eating sauropod, for Tierras Mágicas
 

Describe the most dangerous apex predator in your world.

  Source: WorldAnvil's Official Prompts
Idea: Gliding Rays for Tierras Mágicas  

What's your world's largest ocean, and what lurks in it depths?

  Source: WorldAnvil's official prompts
Idea: The Ocean for Tierras Mágicas

Describe a traditional celebration for the summer solstice

  Source: WorldAnvil's official prompts
Idea: The Month of Burning  
 

Write about a huge building in your world. Who built it and why?

  Source: WorldAnvil's official prompts
Idea: The Castle of Canterbury for Tierras Mágicas
 

Articles Created for WorldEmber 2021

             

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6 Nov, 2021 20:23

aaaaaa your pledge documents are always so amazing!! :D I'm excited to read all your new lore


Check out my worldbuilding in the dark fantasy world of Melior
8 Nov, 2021 12:50

Thank youuuu <3 I learned from the best :)   Don't worry, you'll be the first one to read most of my stuff, considering I will be running to you at the first "THIS SENTENCE SOUNDS WEIRD"

7 Nov, 2021 00:27

Wow. That's an incredible layout - it looks like you're ready for for it.

alan m rogers ~ the notebook wizard
8 Nov, 2021 12:51

Thank you very much, Alan! I learned from watching articles from other people and doing what the easier-to-read ones did :p

7 Nov, 2021 01:38

I love your creature drawings :)

8 Nov, 2021 12:52

Thank you very much!

8 Nov, 2021 13:11

<3 <3   Good luck, Nae! Looking forward to reading all the things! :) <3

8 Nov, 2021 16:27

Thank you Doc <3 Don't burn out from reading or I will have to buy a baguette!

9 Nov, 2021 10:47

<3

13 Nov, 2021 01:41

You have an excellent list of things to tackle in the month of Burning--I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!


You are doing a great job! Keep creating; I believe in you!
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Sailing Ocelot
22 Nov, 2021 15:09

The best of luck with your 25k pledge! May the month of burning be an enjoyable experience as you wish, and the worldbuilding helpful for all your creative endeavours.

~~~~~~~~ SailingOcelot