May 22, 2020 at 12:42 pm #113483
@emma-starr Okay…. I’m back. Here we go. *clears throat nervously* (THIS STORY IS SO HARD TO SUMMARIZE)
(actually I have that problem with all my stories 😆 *pity laughs*)
The story is about Zebulun, a rising college student, who simply wants to get out of the poor side of town he grew up in and get away from his dad who he has never gotten along with, who suddenly finds himself sucked into a timewar as a pawn in a huge mess of political campaigns when his father is shot and murdered and well… can I say mess again? The heart of the story is about human interaction and hopelessness and depression and how to redeem pasts and move on in life and fight even if you’re the only one.
Genre: contemporary timetravel
Setting: EvErYwHeRe haha. picture a metropolis with an ivy league school. and then some rural America weeds and grease. that’s a big part of it. and then future overpopulated cities falling apart. white sterile insane asylums.
~ Some Character Vibes ~
Zeb (my boi): black jeans, black sweatshirt, untrusting, impulsive, constant anger, desperate, dry humor, likes to be alone
Charlie (my hearttt *cries*): empathetic, tries to be strong for others, helps others even if it hurts her, also emotionally unsteady, the sarcasm queen, and an adoring younger sister of an protective big dreams brother who died in a fight, but she’s willing to die herself for the cause
Alex: a literal teddy bear of a friend (Zeb’s bf)
Roger: no-nonsense, wears sunglasses, crosses arms, drives a jeep, could kill with a punch, in a constant state of *is not impressed* and a man who knows more than anyone else, and lives in the gray area,
Emmerson: innovative big thinker, head of time-travelers guild in future, head of one side of the war, calm, tries to be empathetic, striving to build a system that works, professional, always in a suit, man of power
Walter: a man in his fifties looking like he lives in the fifties, trench coat, fedora, generally polite, drives a Buick, smirks, plays the neutral party, confident, amused by other people’s nervousness and angst (looking at you Zeb), likes to poke and prod
Oh it’s told in first POV for a couple layers of reasons and it was a blast to write.
…that’s a start, and I’m actually going to (hopefully) post this long ranty post about it next week on my blog because it will be my 51st post and you know… 51 lol. Maybe collages, more vibes, better summary, explanation of how it started, what I’ve learned from it and what I plan to do with it next (… that makes it sound like I’m going to publish it or something. No, not happening at this point xD)
What do you think???May 22, 2020 at 2:52 pm #113486
@evelyn Oh no. XD I have no clue.
Wowwwww I can’t wait to read this!!! :)))
Sounds like Zeb is gonna crush my heart in the best way possible, I’m gonna be rooting for Charlie, I’ll fall in love with Alex, and I’ll be //entertained// by Walter. 😀
Your theme = <3 <3 <3 I’m drawn to books with those vibes.
Btw, my theme for my novel is overcoming grief when it changes you. (Also I just hit 5,000+ words!) 🙂
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogMay 25, 2020 at 12:39 pm #113711
@emma-starr Awww thanks Emma. THAT IS THE GOAL lol
And boy your book’s theme is so amazing. That’s something that I know a lot of people need. Don’t stop writing it, okay? <3
5,000 words!! CoNgRaTs
*showers you in happy green leaves for confetti*May 26, 2020 at 4:17 pm #113791
Just barging right in to say a few things.
Firstly, @emma-starr your story sounds AMAZING. So sweet and precious and adorable and just plain wonderful!!! 😍 (*inserts shameless plug* You should come join the Contemporary Fiction group…pleaseeee?! 😄)
Secondly, @evelyn 51 just keeps on getting better and better. 😭❤️ Please do write that blog post because it’s been far too long since I’ve heard updates on 51 and dear, sweet Zeb!
Evelyn. THOSE CHARACTERS. So. Much. Preciousness. *one million heart eyes* They all sound GOLD. ❤️❤️❤️
This thread is making me all levels of happy but I’ll go now before all this screaming and flailing gets annoying. 😂
"But how could you live and have no story to tell?" - Fyodor DostoyevskyMay 27, 2020 at 11:40 am #113874
@eden-anderson Goodness Eden SOMETIMES YOU ARE TOO SWEET
But tHanKs A tOn AnYwAyS O.o <3 <3
Please do write that blog post because it’s been far too long since I’ve heard updates on 51 and dear, sweet Zeb!
If you insist. 😉
I’ll try. 😆
This thread is making me all levels of happy but I’ll go now before all this screaming and flailing gets annoying.
Noooo stayyyy pleaseee *cries*
YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.
*whispers* and I love your flailingMay 27, 2020 at 1:27 pm #113882
Goodness Eden SOMETIMES YOU ARE TOO SWEET
Nope, I’m just speaking the truth! 😄❤️
Oh, yes, I DO INSIST.
I’m dying to hear all about it! 😊
Awww, well, then I shall stay. I’ve brought cookies! 😉
Flailing is allowed here? YAY! *flails some more cuz all the feelz* Now I’m screaming and flailing about flailing. This is getting interesting…😂
"But how could you live and have no story to tell?" - Fyodor DostoyevskyMay 28, 2020 at 11:09 am #113953
You and your cookies are always welcome. 😉
*flails with you*May 28, 2020 at 1:34 pm #113970May 28, 2020 at 7:26 pm #113994
@evelyn *cookies fall like confetti*
Soooo…when are you planning to publish 51?
*munches cookie nonchalantly*
@emma-starr YOU CAN DO THIS!
It’s atrociously hard to write books but also amazing and I believe in you and your story!!! 😍
Have a cookie?
"But how could you live and have no story to tell?" - Fyodor DostoyevskyMay 29, 2020 at 8:55 am #114039
*chokes* how dare you ask the question!
*goes and hides in a hole*May 29, 2020 at 12:27 pm #114048
@eden-anderson ahhhh yesss thank you! I need support from fellow cookie-lovers!!!!!
*whispers* I have discovered how hard it is to write books. It is very hard.
*showers you with thank you cookies*
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogJune 1, 2020 at 5:01 pm #114195
Oh dear. I’m gone and made her mad.
*peers into the hole*
Listen, I’m sorry if I caused you distress!
Please do come out. I apologize!
I have a cookie!
To be fair that was a rather abrupt question. And if you had asked me that same question, it’s more then likely my response would have been the same. 😬😂
@emma-starr Yes, it’s definitely hard. Some days I promise myself that I’m never going to pick up a pen again. Some days I just want to sit in my bed and cry and stress-eat. Some days I wonder how on earth I ever convinced myself I could be a writer. (I still haven’t figured it out…)
But in the end, my love for my story pulls me back in.
Tell me, what’s one of your favorite things about writing? ❤️
"But how could you live and have no story to tell?" - Fyodor DostoyevskyJune 2, 2020 at 9:34 am #114243June 2, 2020 at 9:14 pm #114288WisdomOfProse@wisdomofprose
Hey! I am so sorry, I meant to respond a long time ago! Thank you so much for tagging me! Gee, I used to write not-so-very-good poetry, and haven’t actively tried in a long time. (They say my prose, sounds very poetic, though…? Lol! :D) I love reading poetry, however, when I get the time for it. Unfortunately, I haven’t done NaNoWriMo yet, so, I can’t give any advice on that. 🙁
I visited your website, however, and I so, so love your poetry! It’s beautiful!
https://delightfullyimagin.wixsite.com/shirarodriguezJune 4, 2020 at 1:05 pm #114346
@eden-anderson That’s so true. There are those days. 🙁
I think my favorite thing about writing is that I can bring glory to God through my self-expression.Â (Which, by the way, is so therapeutic!) And in doing so, I can give other people happier lives.
I would still write if no one read my work, but I would use it mainly as a sort of prayerful worship of God and a way to sort out my thoughts. Often I don’t know what I think until I write it down. Then I see it on paper and think ah…the little bud that was hiding in my head has bloomed.
How about you? 🙂
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blog
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