Hi! So, if my title didn’t clue you in, I am going to be attempting NaNoWriMo once more! Now, between schoolwork, blogging, and life, I know I wil likely not make the word limit. That’s okay, but I really want to become serious with my writing this month. This also means Traces updates will be kinda random; I enjoy writing it, but it isn’t my main story right now. Plus, I feel a sort of weird pressure when writing it on the WordPress format…I’m gonna try an experiment, and try to write it in a docs format first, and then put it on WordPress. Let’s see if the quality improves or not.
Anyway, what is my NaNo about? Well, it takes place from four different perspectives, although the other two will take a while to appear. It’s sort of a thriller competition with fantasy elements. Anyway, lemme try to give a basic summary:
Summary: Annika feels like her life has no purpose ever since the day of the accident. But things change when she finds her friend Sadie in the middle of a prank that nearly goes awry. Sadie reveals that she is participating in the Game, an online project headed by a mysterious figure known as the Masked. The Game has a limit of eighteen players, and The Masked has given every player a special item that enables the player with an ability based off one of their personality traits. Every time they fulfill a “mission”, they gain points, which strengthens their ability. Soon, Annika finds even more players are out there, including her withdrawn cousin Nicole, and her awkward childhood friend, Michael. However, there is a shadow lurking outside the Game; a mysterious young man who seems desperate to stop the Game at any cost. Annika doesn’t understand why…until the Game takes a sinister turn once all eighteen players gain 100 points. Now the latest mission is to survive.
Annika is terrified, and she soon finds herself in a group of players and non-players alike, including Nicole, Sadie, Michael, Michael’s younger brother, Graham, and the mysterious man who isn’t a player, but somehow knows what The Masked is planning.
Okay, so why did I include such a long description? Well, because I would seriously appreciate if some of you guys were to my “editor”, so to speak. What do I mean? Well, I mean, I would email you my work in progress, and you could critique me as I write my first draft! Sometimes I find critiquing works in progress is better than looking over the finished product. If any of you guys are interested, please let me know!
Anyway, I have even more ramblings…a.ka, TV. Lots of it.
I am trying to get back on schedule with my anime watching list, so as of now, I am watching One-Punch man. So far, I’m finding it really funny, and I love the animation. Although, I may end up diverting from my schedule again to watch a mystery anime once I’m done with that…hopefully not.
I am also trying to watch Firefly on my own time. Basically, all I’ve hears about it is rave reviews, and it sounds interesting. A science fiction western? I love a good genre blend. Plus it was created by Joss Whedon, who directed The Avengers.
However, I have stated watching some more stuff with my parents. First off, season two of Stranger Things! We are only two episodes in, but OH MY GOSH, I am loving it right now, gah! It’s so interesting, and I just need to see what happens next…if it was up to me, I would have finished it by now. Everything is even more suspenseful and mysterious this season, and it’s leaving me on the edge of my seat.
Also, we started watching a currently airing show now: The Good Doctor. We were interested upon learning the main character is autistic. (I think my mom got more intrigued when she found out the same guy makes it who made House). We just finished the first episode, and I have to say: I did think the doctors who were so against him working there were a tad over the top, however, I am not in the medical field, so I can’t say for sure. And, as someone who is on the autism spectrum, I can say that the main character is really realistic. He has a lot of mannerisms and ticks that real autistic people have. I know some people have said they don’t like the way he speaks, but I do have friends who are also on the spectrum who talk like that. Autism is never the same with anyone; people experience it differently, and that way of speaking is how some talk. So I think it has potential to be good.
So, this is what’s going on with me. Sorry for all the rambling, sometimes I just like to info-dump my interests on other people. What are your thoughts on TV (and other stuff too!)
And if you’d like to critique my NaNo, please let me know, I’d really appreciate it, thanks!