Pledge Ember 2023
Back to the Writing World with a Big Chunk of Words
Unlike ordinary homework, this time comes with the Challenge page.
For December 2023, I pledged to write at least 10,000 words of worldbuilding on Side-stories & religions, with the certain goal of clearing many stub articles as much as possible!
Before the end of November, I want to improve the visual first. Many of my arts/illustrations are no longer match the current vision of Terraloga, which some of them dated back to the early years. Despite all of that, the only thing I'd not change is the CSS theme, ever and ever. Instead, I'd add more interactive elements to make this ordinary stuff become extrordinary.
Week One: Area of Focus
I wanted to focus on the stories this year. To be honest, I've added tons of stuffs yet still feel empty. I believe if I focus on this it should leap me forward to the more dynamic world. There are several stories I've planned that coherent or coexist within the current world story that I want to finish. I have completed two of them from the last year's WorldEmber:
Another thing I need to fulfil is religion. I always fascinate on how it work, yet never accomplish it deep. I like to consider it as my least expreienced worldbuilding tools. So I'm going to expend religions, especially the Luumism.
Week Two: Mini-meta
ScopeMost of the stories happen inside the city of Valone, so I'm going to focus more on surrouding aspect, making the city even more alive. However, a few of them happened outside - some even related to Luumism which I coincidentally want to expand as well on its fundemental - the origin, the deities, the traditions, and the belief of phenomenans.
I want to try experiment. Many side-story usually have different mood and tone, from a noble large story full of wonder, to the personal one that gloomy and dark. Still, doesn't always have to affect the main story.
To be honost, I don't have any idea to reorganize at the moment. I've been satisfied by the current design so far - most of them. The only thing I bother the most is the story section. How do I show off the main story? How do I expend them to the new readers? Maybe make it the main goal to figure it out before December.
These worlds inspired me one way or another, and I always appriciated how much dedicate they put into.
Vibrantly fractured lands crossing ink-black space
Shattered is a place of brokenness, as its name says. It is composed of many islands and giant animals floating in space and surrounding a single star-like object, which has three states: light, dark, and rain. On these islands, one finds life, civilized a
Week Three: Homepage
Prior to the homework I've regained my Grandmaster subscription (yay!), meaning many of my original homepage comes back once again (my good old fancy categories buttons). I've been revamping for a bit as well such as editing excerpts to my three introductory articles, and reducing the map section to only the world map. However, the vignette still the same.
After I reviewed it myself, I felt that the infomation I wanted to convey wasn't clear enough. It didn't tell much about the main generational story. In fact, I didn't put any mention of my main story on vignette, just the excerpt of its ongoing event and the promise, which is too few it felt like a lazy writing.
I want to emphesize my last point from my previous homework about organizing. So, what I'm going to do is editing vignette to not only simple to read but also adding more of the mention the main story. I've been looking to other worlds I've found so many idea to use. I might use more of CSS to make it spicier while maintaining the beauty of the default theme.
Week Finale: Final Preparation
After hiatus from writing for very long, I'm going to spend my time retrain my digital typewriting with word sprints! Until the end of the November you might see a lot of rough articles from me.
I have several stubs I'm planing to do but never succeed. Thanks to the stub-out challenge by Catoblepon, it make me clear what to do.
Space & Schedule
My mind alway clear during the night, especially in my bedroom and a all-in-one desktop. It's no games to play, meaning that in theory, I can work at maximum performance. Also, tidy my room and bring some milks and snacks.
My writing session is going to be a period between 7 PM to 12 AM (GMT+7) for a minimum of one hour every day.
I need to find and categorize my stubs that mentions about religion and mini-stories, as well as finding stubs I promise to do but never finish. And brainstroming!
To close this pledge, I'd like to thank all people for the support! Although I lose some friends and jobs this year, they always mean so much to me.
- WorldAnvil Community!
- Catoblepon & her Cookie Cottage chapter :3
- My family, who help me passing though obsecles and grow as a person.
- My friends, who keep listening to my problems during my darkest time.
- My boss & coworker, who gave me advices and motivated me to pursuit my career.
- Art communities, where I spent myself during writing hiatus - and got some commissions!
Also, all the progress and plan will be updated in my main article. You can follow me thoughtout December there, and only there. I'm looking forward to everyone who join WorldEmber, whather first time or seasoned competitors, to succeed all goals as you wished. I'll see you and myself in the other side.
So grab your hammer, and go
worldbuild wipe out these moth-holders!