I’ve returned to writing after struggling with it for over a year.
I come back with an idea I’d had written in my notes for a long while now. It seemed like an appropriate story to finally write as a return piece since it’s about a writer who was struggling with writing. Feeling pressured and used. It’s about finding an unlikely muse, and telling a story the way you want to tell it. It’s bleak at first, but ends up more optimistic.
Hopefully, this is the beginning of me writing more often again. We’ll see.
The MyIGN Death Match is somewhat of an enigma. It was an idea I started working on with the community at IGN.com. The task was to have each person submit a character of their own design, with it’s own story and background, and I would write it into a death match. Each match was left up to a coin-flip to see who would win, and then I’d write out the match.
It was meant to be humorous and light-hearted, but in the process I began writing an over-arching storyline as well. The whole project came crashing down shortly after it started, leaving it without a victor. However, each piece is solid and interesting in it’s own way, so I wanted to preserve it’s legacy here. For a more in-depth look at it, along with all of the side pieces written for each character by members of the community, you can check out the official hub here.
It takes a lot of cues from video games, anime, and pop culture. Many of the characters are based on, in some way or another, pop culture characters. There are also a few inside jokes that won’t translate too well to outside observers, but they’re included here because they’re a part of this.
The format of each match isn’t written like a traditional story, but instead like a script to make it easier for people to breeze through.
A little while ago, I began working on some more ideas for my multi-chapter zombie epic, which has the current placeholder title of “Survival”. I started a second chapter, but never finished it. I figured I’d up it to Survival section under Unfinished Projects to keep it safe. It introduces a few new characters and starts to set up some plot pieces. Nothing substantial.
It’s been awhile since I’ve done anything substantial that wasn’t part of a bigger project, but tonight an idea came into my head and I felt like running with it. “Former” is a sci-fi piece about discovering things about yourself. I haven’t pegged down most of the details, but I have thrown down a short prologue to introduce the concept. Stay tuned for more updates.
So, it was time for an overhaul of the site to make it more user friendly. Here are the changes I’ve made:
I’ve removed all the stories and poems from the main page and have instead chosen to give them separate pages. I’ve grouped all the poems together in a Poems tab at the top with a drop-down menu for easy organization. I’ve done the same with the short stories arranged by genre. You can also click on the tabs to be taken to the table of contents page for each with a small synapses and summary of each piece.
The multi-chapter stories have been organized for easier navigation. Each chapter has their own page with navigation bars to each the previous and next chapter, and a table of contents for easier reading.
New site layout. I hope this makes it a little easier on the eyes to read.
I’ve added some incomplete works that have been shelved. People can comment and let me know if I should continue them.
The main page will be used for announcements, short blogs about writing, and updates on stories if I edit/fix/revise them.