And I plan to make an attempt at it! Just like last year, the writing energy has been a bit spotty, but I have been keeping in the habit of writing almost daily for the past couple months in preparation. Have I written enough per day to stand up to the usual word par for NaNo? Certainly not, but I don’t think that by itself is reason enough not to try.
And so, without further ado, I introduce my next project for NaNoWriMo:
A self-taught witch with ties to the pantheon, trying to keep her child safe. An exiled mage with no voice, looking to clear his name. A wandering man whose people have scattered, trying to keep his traditions alive. Worlds and borders collide as three unlikely allies work to subvert the designs of powers far higher than they. Drifting among the Timewilds, perhaps the answers to their questions lie in wait among the ruins and the grass.
I’ve been extremely absent from my blog for … well, an embarrassing amount of time. But! I have a pretty good reason. Last month I began the preparations for a move several states away from where I grew up, and at the very end of March I finally made that leap! I had the stalwart emotional support of @nightmares06, who managed to fly out to where I was so we could drive all the way back in a race against time. We made it back just before several states in New England cracked down on this pandemic with more stay at home orders and the like.
So now, I have taken up residence in Massachusetts! I have work lined up (we’ll see how long this work from home shenanigans goes on), and I’ve been keeping busy settling in.
I’m eager to get back into writing, however. I’ve missed it! The flurry of the last few months is beginning to settle down, so I’m pleased to note that I will indeed be getting back into practice.
Stay tuned later for a one-shot based on the Brothers Asunder AU created by myself and nightmares (find more information @brothersapart or here ): Dean Asunder!
It’s a bit short notice for the upcoming spooky holiday, but I had a thought for a quick contest! The focus will be my own little borrower and everyone’s favorite honorary mouse: Oscar!
What I’d like to see from entries is your design for a Halloween costume for the little guy. It can be art or writing, as long as it includes a clear view/description of his costume. This contest isn’t going to run for very long and is meant to be more relaxed, so submissions need not be super fancy. Don’t do an extravagant painting or a novella for it (unless you want to, I guess!).
The deadline is November 5 at 11pm Central Standard Time.
Must include Oscar in his halloween costume – he’s ready for this free candy business! You can use whichever age you want
Other characters are allowed, but the submission won’t be judged based on any other characters
Keep it clean and respectful – this doesn’t need much explanation, but I’d like to remind people here that a culture is not a costume and I won’t accept anything sexual
Written submissions should include clear descriptions of the costume, more than just “dressed like a ____”
Drawn submissions should be more than a stick figure, it’s a relaxed contest but not a no-effort one
Since it’s a short contest and it’s pretty chill, for now I have only a few prizes up for grabs. If I get a lot of entries, I can reconsider that and I’ll announce it as soon as I know.
I’m guessing most people who follow me know who Oscar is from at least one story, but just in case, here’s a link to a few example pictures. Let me know if you need links to other resources about him; there are lots of stories out there to choose from.
In order to enter, you can post your entry on Tumblr or DeviantArt (if you don’t have an account on either, Archive of Our Own is also acceptable for writing). Then either @ me on tumblr or send me a note on DeviantArt (I am PL1 there). I’ll make a post with entries (or possibly add them to this one). If you made an entry and don’t see yours added to the list after a reasonable amount of time, let me know! There’s a chance I might miss it.