This backburnered project is now at 1700 words and hasn't even hit the main action sequence, and I'm probably going to end up building a small Lego model of the setting so that I can figure out shading and perspective and angles for illustrations, because the model I described in https://meow.social/@glowingskull/102170286724786533 is just too good to pass up.
3720 words, and now I have a scale model of the interior of the building that most of the action occurs in, built from Lego, for use as a photo reference for illustrations.
Plus the protag has an idea of how to escape, now.
5092 words, and there's a squirrel going full meerkat in my yard with an acorn in his mouth.
I received some useful advice over at https://www.reddit.com/r/rational/comments/c2i7a7/d_wednesday_worldbuilding_and_writing_thread/erlvz44/?context=3 on how to resolve last toot's question. I'll probably go back through this story once it's done and fill in bits of the MC's thought processes.
5200 words at last count, but progress on this story has paused mostly while life priorities took the fore.
I think I successfully quashed the idea in https://writing.exchange/@ontploffing/102485512034990226
Thanks to #radchdome content, now I want to write a story of an AI self-diagnosing themself with dysmorphia-related mental issues through forum posts. I'm gonna hold off on this until I get some plot progress in this big project, however. #amwriting
And then I'll start on the Secret Krampus writing prompt. 25 days to finish that one.
Haven't got any idea what to do for Krampus, but for this 5800-word story I now have an art reference for the main character's hair. Takesawa, with the short, light hair in the left bottom of the chapter title page: https://mangakakalot.com/chapter/after_school_dice_club/chapter_5
That 5800-word story is now 6000 words, and I'm looking at it again today, and am amused/saddened by the date on the story of June 16. It probably won't be done until Christmas.
5 thumbnails for illustration 1 of 29 done.
I just now realized what this setting is missing: con badges.
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