What are you working on right now?

THX1138

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2022
Messages
182
Location
Land Locked Ocean Dream
I am still working on the wording of the 1st chapter of my novel (the 1st story is the 2nd book as I posted before). But am taking a short break from it.

Now I am working on a very short story for my wife for Mother's Day. I won't say what, but it is appropriate for all ages. Nice, clean and honest.
OK, it is an "UP" story base to it. No more said.
 

redzwritez

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2022
Messages
68
I'm trying to finish up a first draft so I can start my second one. Hopefully by then it'll resemble a good-ish story.
 

Phyrebrat

www.beanwriting.com
Supporter
Joined
Feb 13, 2011
Messages
5,356
Location
In your bedroom wardrobe...
I've been very naughty and done little writing on my 3rd book, a superhard Sci-fi*... (I have been doing final editing on the 2nd book -- mostly converting hyphens to em dashes)

Here're my tallies from the past few days. Managed to do nearly 1k today.
Screenshot 2022-04-28 at 23.42.26.png


*i.e horror :D
 

Oochillyo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2021
Messages
67
hey Phyrebrat how are you :)

Wow this is super cool and professional, is this from a website/software ?

Good Luck with your stories I bet they are gonna be spectacular :)

Take care :)

Regards - Declan Sargent
 

Phyrebrat

www.beanwriting.com
Supporter
Joined
Feb 13, 2011
Messages
5,356
Location
In your bedroom wardrobe...
Wow this is super cool and professional, is this from a website/software ?
Aww thanks, I appreciate your optimism.

It’s a life-changing software for writers called Scrivener. You can download a free 28 day trial from Literature and Latte and if you like it you can pay around $40 for an unlock key. I’ve been using it since 2013.

There are versions for MacOS, iOS and Winblows ;)
 

Oochillyo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2021
Messages
67
hey Phyrebrat how are you :)

Your welcome :)

Thank you for the guidance :) I'll check it out once I plan more of my story so I can start linking things up which is defiantly an element I need to work on.

Regards - Declan Sargent
 

bretbernhoft

Bret Bernhoft
Joined
Nov 30, 2020
Messages
43
Location
Washington
I am presently writing a piece on the relationship(s) shared between modern technologies and private/group spiritual practices; with a heavy focus on shamanism.
 

magpie Asylum

Active Member
Joined
Apr 23, 2022
Messages
44
Working on a follow up novel to my first. This one is an undercover investigation in a shady asylum. Also working editing for my first novel and considering maybe a YouTube channel to get some exposure for my work and sci fi reviews. Oh and my day job.......never enough time.
 

David Evil Overlord

Censored Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2012
Messages
2,653
Location
Prime Evil Soup
I'm working on what has become a two-book comic fantasy, set in a mythical Australia.

Two novels. Who knew sending a half-trained herald on a quest to slay a dragon, while armed with nothing but a cheese knife, would come to this?

Not me. I'm a pantser. ;)

P.S. The first novel is done(-ish). Might be looking for beta readers.
 

magpie Asylum

Active Member
Joined
Apr 23, 2022
Messages
44
I'm working on what has become a two-book comic fantasy, set in a mythical Australia.

Two novels. Who knew sending a half-trained herald on a quest to slay a dragon, while armed with nothing but a cheese knife, would come to this?

Not me. I'm a pantser. ;)

P.S. The first novel is done(-ish). Might be looking for beta readers.
hit me up for beta reading.
 

THX1138

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2022
Messages
182
Location
Land Locked Ocean Dream
After spending some time here, doing some challenges and researching on/input from some of the threads, I went back and redid the order of the first chapter for my novel. It now has a cleaner flow to it and there is also more room within the first chapter to work with.
 

JunkMonkey

Lord High Vizier of Nowt
Joined
Dec 19, 2010
Messages
2,781
Location
A wet, but photogenic, bit of Scotland.
Fixing my washing machine. Small hole in door seal floods the room. New replacement seal is 50 or so quid - and that's just the part before the cost of swapping it over. I'm attempting to rebuild the thing with silicon and a bit of reinforcement...
 

THX1138

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2022
Messages
182
Location
Land Locked Ocean Dream
Fixing my washing machine. Small hole in door seal floods the room. New replacement seal is 50 or so quid - and that's just the part before the cost of swapping it over. I'm attempting to rebuild the thing with silicon and a bit of reinforcement...
We had woodpeckers put holes in the side of our house. Caused some water damage to the siding over the winter, so replacing them now. The joys of water damage!
 

sknox

Member and remember
Joined
Mar 25, 2013
Messages
1,702
Location
Idaho
Got my WIP back from my first beta reader, so I'll be doing editing. Also working on the next Trouveres adventure, titled The Tower of Guard.
 

David Evil Overlord

Censored Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2012
Messages
2,653
Location
Prime Evil Soup
hit me up for beta reading.
I am now looking for some beta readers for the first book.

It's 80k, comic fantasy set in a mythical Australia, mostly stand-alone, a few threads not resolved until the second book.

The hero is a herald, armed with a cheese knife, and sent to slay a dragon that is hoarding all the toilet paper.

The second book still needs a big battle scene, a rousing speech by a nobleman stupid enough to turn his own men against him, and a declaration of human rights for zombies. And I swear I'm writing it right now.
 

THX1138

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2022
Messages
182
Location
Land Locked Ocean Dream
I am now looking for some beta readers for the first book.

It's 80k, comic fantasy set in a mythical Australia, mostly stand-alone, a few threads not resolved until the second book.

The hero is a herald, armed with a cheese knife, and sent to slay a dragon that is hoarding all the toilet paper.

The second book still needs a big battle scene, a rousing speech by a nobleman stupid enough to turn his own men against him, and a declaration of human rights for zombies. And I swear I'm writing it right now.
I'm game! Send a slice my way.
 

Elckerlyc

"Philosophy will clip an angel's wings."
Supporter
Joined
Aug 27, 2019
Messages
1,351
Location
The Netherlands
I have translated several of my 300 Word entries into Dutch and doing so expanded somewhat at places where I felt I had to cut corners to stay within the 300 word limit. I really should write more in Dutch and this is a nice exercise, without having to work out new ideas and such.
The other reason is to get a decent set of short stories to post on my brand new website, which is all about stories and trying to sell SF/F as an interesting genre to the <cough> ignorant <cough> public. So I am aiming for working at short stories with enough humor to make it more attractive.
Not that I expect much visits, but who knows?
There is one page devoted to my English stories from the challenges here, but otherwise the site is entirely a Dutch affair.
 

psychotick

Dangerously confused
Joined
Apr 8, 2011
Messages
2,058
Location
Rotorua, New Zealand
Hi,

Really relieved at the moment. I was sort of blocked, working on half a dozen books at once (Yes - pantster!) and getting nowhere fast. Then about three weeks ago I can across a book I'd three quarters written years ago and forgotten about. Now it's been finished and largely rewritten, and A Farmer's Tale has made it to the revision stage. It's got a cover too which is great! (Though possibly a bit raunchy!) The woman by the way is a sprite not an elf!

https://scontent.fakl2-1.fna.fbcdn....vcYRCeML89FzqYb_dblUSRGtu-bLU0v3g&oe=629914DA

Cheers, Greg.
 

magpie Asylum

Active Member
Joined
Apr 23, 2022
Messages
44
I am now looking for some beta readers for the first book.

It's 80k, comic fantasy set in a mythical Australia, mostly stand-alone, a few threads not resolved until the second book.

The hero is a herald, armed with a cheese knife, and sent to slay a dragon that is hoarding all the toilet paper.

The second book still needs a big battle scene, a rousing speech by a nobleman stupid enough to turn his own men against him, and a declaration of human rights for zombies. And I swear I'm writing it right now.
You can send it to my email at magpieasylum@gmail.com
 

Top