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Apr. 8th, 2017

Origfic_Bingo

Being mod doesn't mean I can't join in. :) Here are my bingo cards for the month.

I've got a gen/romance card, which is kinda meh to be honest.

darkficAU: Alternate Genresocial event (workplace)AU: Alternate History/Continuityfamily
counseling/therapydepressionwaking in bed togethermagical/mythological creaturesproposal
anniversarystargazingWILD CARDcriminal intentgrief
spooningbody alteration/injurywine/alcoholfamily celebrationcandles
job-related traumaouter spaceevil scientistsnervous breakdowncostumes


And a gen card, which is definitely better.

deus ex machinaeducationcharacter deathbodyswap/bodysharebeauty
imminent catastrophesecond person narrationhot cocoa (or equivalent)bedtime ritualsghosts/hauntings/afterlife
dystopiascoming of ageWILD CARDaccidentsgrief
familywingsbaking (cookies)law and orderhazing
hungertruthpregnancy (female or male)poetry (magnet or otherwise)costumes


Apr. 3rd, 2017

Wow...

Yesterday I posted up my first ever card request post for [Unknown LJ tag], having just taken over as mod. I thought I might get a few card requests. It hasn't been running for a while now, so the last thing I expected was to have so many requests to deal with this morning. I'm so happy. Back when it was busy it was one of my favourite comms, and being able to do this is something I'm really glad I had a chance to do.

So, yeah, if you were once a member and you'd like a card then the request post is here. I've got some plans for the rest of the month that I look forward to putting into action. Hopefully I'll be able to get it back to where it was before. :)

Apr. 1st, 2017

Worldsmyths

I know I've got a lot of writers on my friends list, so it would be great if you could have a look and see what you think. The forum's pretty quiet at the moment, but the members I've had a chance to talk with have all been really nice, and I really like it there.



Worldsmyths is a non-role playing community of fantasy writers and readers who enjoy looking through the wrong end of a telescope, filled with writers of diverse backgrounds and experiences. We discuss everything from writer's block to cliches, to magic systems and technology as well as other things such as helpful resources and more. Our library is members only and serves as a great way to read the writing that's been posted and give chapter-by-chapter reviews. We also have month long writing challenges and a trove of writing prompts.

Features:
*Writing discussion and resources
*Writing prompts and challenges
*Beta reading
*Games
*Members only library with opportunity for feedback
*Friendly staff and members
and much more!

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Feb. 10th, 2017

Working Things Out

The website has had an update. I still have a couple of things I want to do, but that's something I'm planning on doing at a later date. For now I'm trying to work out what I want to be doing with the stories themselves. Read more...Collapse )

Nov. 8th, 2016

The Many Worlds Community

To keep things together I've started using the [community profile] kawebbwriting community to crosspost everything from the website. It would be great to have some more readers there, or at the website. Actually, with all the work I've done, I'm really happy with the website at the moment. There are still some bits that need work, like getting different art for each of the collections, but, for the moment, I don't have any issues with what's there. I've been posting more regularly, writing more regularly, and I'm looking forward to getting some new stories up in the near future.

Nov. 3rd, 2016

NaNoWriMo

I'm rebelling this year, and just writing stories for the Many Worlds. This is me, if you want to add me as a buddy.

Oct. 17th, 2016

The 'Finish Things' Prompt Session

For more details go here.

Sep. 24th, 2016

Stories Posted This Week

The Magi: Marnie: Making A Decision

The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments Book 3: A Long Breakfast

The Afterlife: Caitlyn: Sacred Calling

The Fae World: Lothere: Layla: Travelling to Lothere

All stories will now be crossposted to my community on Dreamwidth.
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Sep. 22nd, 2016

Dreamwidth Community

For those of you who aren't on Imzy, or don't want to have to deal with another log in, I have a Dreamwidth community for the Many Worlds. I'm hoping to post at least once a week.
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Aug. 30th, 2016

New Imzy Community

I'm slowly getting back into things. Still got some stuff to deal with, but that's going to happen as it happens. However I have set up an Imzy community for the Many Worlds, so it would be great to see you there, and if anyone has questions I could start posting with that would really help.

Jun. 4th, 2016

Financial Goals: June - December 2016

In the same way I've changed how I look at the way I write I'm going to change the way I look at my income from the website. For the next six months, while I'm focusing on getting stories I've started finished, my financial goal is to earn £20 (approx $30) a month from 5 of my collections. Both the Fae World and the World Walkers have been split into worlds, to make it easier to read the stories which also means it's easy to buy a story for a favourite world.

£20 a month is two new stories, for your favourite collection. You can pick a favourite setting (eg. the Fae School, or the Thieves' Hideout), a favourite race (eg. the Nox Gadael, or the Carne), or a favourite character (eg. Alice from the Donor House, or Kestrel from Heliopath's World).

May. 31st, 2016

Stories Posted Last Week and This Week

As it's the end of the month I'm doing the weekly links a little late in order to include the stories from the last two days of the month. From tomorrow I'll be switching to my new posting schedule.

The Fae World: Eorith: Luke: The First Arrival - repost, next part a work in progress

The World Walkers: Athare/Kankirin: Tanis: Escaping - repost, next part a work in progress

The Fae World: Earth: Tamara: The Dorm - repost, next part a work in progress

Aurora's World: Atecia: Opal: Talking to Margery - completed, repost, next part a work in progress

The World Walkers: Illiria: Kalena: Returning - repost, next part a work in progress

The Fae World: Earth: Claire: Inheriting a Hotel - repost, next part a work in progress

Donor House: Orestes: Stepping Into the Donor House - repost, next part a work in progress

The Fae World: Earth: Adrian: The Coffee Shop - completed, repost, next part a work in progress

Kim's Earth: Louisa: Meeting Edward - new story, next part a work in progress

If you've enjoyed reading then please share wherever you can, and you can use the tip jar to show your appreciation if you so wish. Please remember than all new stories, which will be at least 2,500 words, are £10 each, or you can sponsor a collection, setting, race, or character here. No matter how little you can give everything does make a difference and hopefully will lead to me being able to do less ghostwriting.

May. 24th, 2016

Stories Posted Last Week

Due to Internet issues I couldn't post this Sunday or yesterday, so here's the story list for last week.

The Fae World: Earth: Tamara: Found - repost, split into more parts, next part posted next week

Aurora's World: Ialara: Jillian: Hunted - repost, completed, next part a work in progress

Donor House: Rex: Saving Melody - repost, next part a work in progress

Kim's Earth: Kim: Changes - repost, split into smaller parts, next part a work in progress

Aurora's World: Atecia: Aurora: Harrison's Arrival - repost, split into smaller parts, next part a work in progress

Heliopath's World: Kestrel: Talking to Ash - repost, split into smaller parts, next part a work in progress

The Ships: Alexis: The Letter - new story, next part a work in progress
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May. 21st, 2016

Comparison is the thief of joy

That's been resonating with me a lot recently. As a writer I compare myself to others, and, because of who I am, I find myself lacking in multiple ways. Of course it doesn't matter that people hire me as their ghostwriter for a reason - they like how I write. Honestly, for me, I think the main issue in the original fiction... even though I know logically that not being on Amazon, Smashwords, and the other big sellers is going to have an effect on how many people I can reach. My website is a tiny little place in the infinite world wide web, and it's going to take time to gain a readership. I just have to be patient. I just have to believe in my ability to write. Sadly, it's not that simple, which is one of the big reasons I thrive on feedback. Feedback, enjoyment of what I write, is what keeps me going, and is one of the big reasons I have a website. I want people to be able to comment on what they've read. I want to know what you like, what you don't like, if you want more of a particular character, setting, or world, and without that feedback I wither. Writing becomes one of the hardest things in the world.

I find joy in writing, but, and this is the big thing, I find the most joy in sharing what I write. That's never going to change. I first realised this when I was at school. That was where I started writing my first 'serial'. I'd write new parts of the story each night for those who wanted to read it, and it was the best fun. I want to be able to do that again. It's definitely possible. Other people have done it, so there's no reason for me to think I can't, but, like I said before, I have to be patient. I have to take the time to build up the number of stories I have at the website. I have to accept that I can't do everything. Even though I want to be posting every day it's just not going to be possible, because I have so much else in my life. I only have so much energy and I have to accept that, as hard as it is. Unfortunately I'm just one of those people who wants to be able to do everything right now. I want to have all the stories in my mind written. There's so many of them in my mind and that's why there were so many beginnings. Giving myself the freedom to be more episodic in my writing, because that makes sense to me, has given me a lot of freedom. It's also made things harder, in a way, as I want to be writing even more than I was before.

The most important thing for this year, my main goal, is to get back into the habit of regular postings, in order to make it simpler to build up a readership. I will be posting complete stories, but, due to the episodic nature of what I do, those stories will always have something that comes next. I always have a reason for ending things when I do. Most of the time it's because I want to switch to another character and it makes sense to have their part come next. Of course that doesn't mean that things aren't happening at the same time, because they are, so there is likely to also be a part from the same character following that. Even now there are examples of that posted at the website. It's just the way I write and I don't mind that. I am who I am. That's not going to change. At the same time that's part of the reason I am always comparing myself - I don't write like other people. I'm never going to be following the self-publishing path that other people have. I am a crowdfunder at heart, I think, because that's what makes the most sense to me. That doesn't stop me from comparing myself to people who are doing the same sort of thing I am. I still find myself lacking. Maybe that will never change.

What I am going to do is keep reminding myself 'comparison is the thief of joy'. To be truly happy the best thing I can do is be who I am, and try not to see myself as never being good enough. Being me is good enough.

May. 16th, 2016

Share the Stories

Now that I've got a few more completed stories up at the website I'm going to ask for some help. There are two things I'd really like to happen - I'd really appreciate it if people could use my reaction buttons, which are set up to tell me what my readers would like to see more of, and if you could share any stories you particularly like somewhere. I'm using a different plug in for my sharing button, which means you can share pretty much anywhere online. As my focus for this year is to increase regular readership every share really does help.

May. 15th, 2016

Stories Posted This Week

Donor House: Blake: The Auction - repost, next part a work in progress.

The Fae World: Benira and Lorasia: Lena: Saving Jake - repost, split into smaller parts, next part a work in progress.

Aurora's World: Ialaera: Itsuki: Becoming Human - repost, story finished, next part a work in progress.

The World Walkers: Kniroch/Aerith: Guinevere: Walking Into A Trap - repost, story finished next part a work in progress.

Kim's Earth: Kim: Responsibilities - repost, story split into smaller parts, next part to be posted next week.

Heliopath's World: Kestrel: The Reaction Phase - repost, story split into smaller parts, next part to be posted next week.

The Fae World: Creoth: Cassandra: Returning - new story, next part a work in progress.

May. 14th, 2016

Ask The Author

Got any questions about the Many Worlds? Comment here and I'll answer any questions you may have.
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May. 7th, 2016

Stories Posted This Week

Heliopath's World: Kestrel: Kidnapped - repost, story split into smaller parts, next part to be posted next week.

Kim's World: Kim: The Injection - repost, story split into smaller parts, next part to be posted next week.

The Fae World: Arkal: Erin: Saving the Dragons - repost, story shortened, next part a work in progress.

Aurora's World: Haerith: Xavia: Making a Decision - repost, story finished, next part a work in progress.

Donor House: Caleb: Taken - repost, story finished, next part a work in progress.

The World Walkers: Athare: Mab: The Meeting - repost, story shortened, next part a work in progress.

The Fae World: The West Sun Rising: Holly: The Stowaway - new story, next part a work in progress.

Sorry for the link failure at the website. I found out long after I scheduled the posts that it affects the post series plug in I'm using.

Just looking at this shows me where the issues will be, because for a number of these stories there are multiple next parts, so I think I need to find a solution to that sooner rather than later.
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Feb. 17th, 2016

Update: 17th February 2016

At the moment I still have no orders, and my last clearing day is the 29th of this month. If I was to get a couple of orders by Saturday there is a chance I'd be okay financially, but, as I haven't heard from anyone in the last few days, I'm not certain how likely that is. Therefore I'm turning to my online community for help. Right now, although I know James can help, I'm in one of the most difficult positions I've been in, especially as my back-up fund has now been entirely drained.

My target is £300. This is entirely going to go towards the rent. I'm offering one new story for £10, which will be at least 3000 words, or any donation to go towards the completion of one of my unfinished stories. For those of you who don't know much about my worlds I'm going to post the most basic information in a cut below, which will also include world/collections I haven't started writing for.

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Every little really will help me out at the moment. Having no back-up fund is the hardest part of all this. For every £50 I earn I'll write something new for the website, which might be a story, a meta-conversation, or something else.












Feb. 10th, 2016

Update: 10th February 2016

I'm in the middle of a mass overhaul of the website, so all of the stories are currently unposted, and I'm going to be reposting those that are finished, before moving onto writing more of those that need finishing. New lists have been created that I may copy to the site, but I'm not certain yet how it's all going to work. This weekend I'm going to be spending some time sorting out Case, which should be simple enough now I've worked out how I'm going to be doing it. Hopefully that means I'll be back to posting weekly next week, but no promises, as it may take longer than I expect to do work I'm planning on doing.

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