The Ceres chapters (and some otehrs) are here: http://links.mysteryandmagic.com/Dark_Vision/
The storyworld is here: http://lattice.mysteryandmagic.com
I would also serialize your novel in my pub, Wayfarer, at a whopping 0 cents per word but free author's copies to you. And you retain all rights to your story and characters (the storyworld is mine, though). Plus you'd get the gratification of all 3 of my subscribers reading your fiction!
My serial, "Dark Vision" (now past 1/4m words), has visited both of those planets. That was my excuse for making those maps.
My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.
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With random I didn't just mean random this and random that...
Rather... random plot... as in, just pick something you like that just popped to mind.............
Thought that was obvious =\
Well, I was more or less referring to random plots. My attempts to write random plots that came to mind crashed and burned quickly, because I didn't care about them. =(
On that note, how's it going, fellow Nanoers?
I ended up picking a random novel topic from a list of possibles. Off to a bit of a slow start, because I do have some background materials I need to get straight and am making a timeline to keep things in order, but still a better start than last year, when I couldn't work on it at all the first two days.
I managed about 3k words on the first day but yesterday I had hardly any time so I just did enough to keep myself above the required total for the two days.
I admit I am struggling though. My idea was to rewrite a story started about ten or so years ago (I have about 40k words done on it) but like an idiot, a day before NaNo started I found myself browsing over some of the old documents I had written and it's kind of tainted my perception of what I was going to do. My problem is, I kind of like the stuff I already have. It's rough and needs expanding/revising but it's not that bad that it needs a total rewrite. So now I find myself doing something which I perceive to be a waste of time.
So I might change tactics and actually try and write the rest of the story instead. 50k on top of what I already have would make a novel-length story that might actually get finished instead of one half of a story that would probably get left to one side again.
As for my wordcount... er... it's quantity, not quality. I'm not happy at all with the story so I'm just jamming through it at an unhuman speed. So far I've made my personal word war goal (over 1667 in 15 minutes in a word war) and have not made my day goal (over 20k). I have no idea where all the words are coming from, because I hate this story, can't get into it... yet, man alive, it's sure coming out fast.
I did silly my first year, Philip. It is easier, isn't it? Terry Pratchett's stuff is awesome, anyway, and the sci-fi genre could certainly use more like that! ^_^