It’s Christmas

Well. AJ promised me we’d try to revive the blog in December. We had no plan until this morning. And because it’s Christmas I’m going to give you 24 Drabbles.

What’s a Drabble you say?

drabble is a short work of fiction of precisely one hundred words in length.

wikipedia

So 100-word stories. Or at least AJ’s attempt at filling in some pieces in 100 words.

Drabbles are hard. AJ sucks at short stories. 100 words is barely a story. So she’s learning as we go along. 24 100 word short stories. For you to enjoy.

Wish us luck!

I know. I know.

I’ve been lax in posting. AJ’s trying to think up ideas of things to write, but we haven’t gotten anything worth it yet that we can manage to do.

However, NaNo is coming up in November and AJ has a new idea for a story. A What if story in my world is what AJ is planning. It’s a fun story, and I kinda want to get it going now. AJ’s working on the plot and the layout of the story and we are thinking about posting it as we go. So you might get 1 scene a day, or you might get 3 depending on how much AJ wrote that day.

Never Have I ever…

The Rules

  • Link and thank the blogger who tagged you.
  • Include the graphic somewhere in the post (or make your own!)
  • Answer the questions truthfully and honestly.
  • Tag 3 bloggers.

Ambrose and Elsie writer nominated AJ for this so I’ll let her use my space to answer these fun questions.

…started a novel that I didn’t finish.

All the time. Sometimes it’s because the idea fizzles sometimes it’s because the story just doesn’t work.

…written a story completely by hand.

Once. It was a short story I wrote in highschool. I transferred it later to the computer, Computers weren’t really a big thing back then. I did most of my writing by hand then.

…changed tenses midway through a story.

Yes. But not on purpose.

…not researched anything before starting a story.

Yes. Probably. But typically I write in the same city and world so I haven’t had to do a lot of research before hand.

…changed my protagonist’s name halfway through a draft.

I’ve changed his last name when I decided to separate the identity of his created RP character and my original fiction.

…written a story in a month or less.

Yes. Maybe. I don’t know if I’ve written it all in a month but I’ve tried anyway. I have participated in NaNo many years in a row.

…fallen asleep while writing

No. I can’t say as I have. I don’t typically fall asleep at my computer.

…corrected someone’s grammar IRL/online?

No. I don’t do this.

…yelled in all caps at myself in the middle of my novel.

No.

…used “I’m writing” as an excuse.

Not really.

…killed a character that was based on someone I know in real life.

Nope. I don’t write characters based on people I know.

…used pop culture references in a story.

Yes, many many times.

…written between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Yes. I’ve written after 1am but not much later. And I wake up at 4am so I write all the time between 4 and 6 am.

…drank an entire pot of coffee while writing.

Nope. I have at most 2 cups of coffee any given day.

…written down dreams to use in potential novels.

No. Not really. I don’t remember my dreams. I have some lucid dreams to fall asleep but I don’t typically write them down unless they lead to part of the story

…published an unedited story on the internet/blog/Wattpad.

If you are here you’ve been reading them. Lots and lots of them.

…procrastinated homework because I wanted to write.

Nope. I didn’t really write while I had homework.

…typed so long that my wrists hurt.

Yes. But that’s not hard.

…spilled a drink on my laptop while writing.

God no. OMG no. Laptop…

…forgotten to save my work/draft

I’ve done this on occasion, or my syncing mechanism messed something up. Thankfully I either find it or I used software that did a really good job of saving things I could get too.

…finished a novel.

Several actually.

…laughed like an evil villain while writing a scene.

No. That would be mean, the voice in my head would refuse to talk to me for weeks.

…cried while writing a scene.

Absolutely. All the time

…created maps of my fictional worlds.

Yes. Many. And I’m plotting the points of my real world location. I think Nox linked to it somewhere.

…researched something shady for a novel.

Yes. Many things. The biggest one I remember is what would the fall out look like if I nuked all the power plants around the world.

Nominations

I don’t have any nominations. I don’t follow enough bloggers. If anyone wants to join in go for it!