First things first – I will not update this much this often. It’s all getting started and so I want to keep posting everything.
Well, I’ve been away sorting other things out and finally sat down to lay out this site and put everything up! But oh my, where to even think of where I plan to start and what I will put up and how will it lay out and will it all link together?
I do have a huge amount, and I mean not like a million pages. But I have a notebook next to me thats already filled 45 pages, which might not sound like too much (oh god it is) but also it isn’t exactly in the most convenient order, some of its useful some of its garbage and all of it isn’t on a computor for me to copy and paste. Yes i’m lazy – but I really like paper and pen versions of everything. I feel it makes it more… authentic and official… I guess.
Well yeah, off track again there. So thats not to mention I also have the 100 words of dictionary, several maps (all but one are on the other PC gahhh).
I’ll list the files I have on this pc, so skip this paragraph if you dont care too much and want to just see what my plan is… I have a ‘General Lore’, like what even is that? where do you start putting that? Its just a dumping ground for me at the minute so all of that will have to wait till it has somewhere to go. I have 2 chracter profiles just for the protagonist of the first book. I made tem on seperate PCs when i forgot to transfer the files and they now have different information but all of it’s correct and accurate! “Human Money” that’s more or less scrapped now anyway from my word, and I havent opened it in a while *checks* yup the bulk of it is full of crap. 3 pages long it is and 90% of it’s useless. BUT that means 10% is useful and as I said in a previous post, I want to be able to keep all my workings as a nostalgic memoir thing, see the progression of my brain and whatnot. I’ll skip some files because time and energy, but I have the start of the Human history Timeline (may actually be one of my first major posts, as I really like it and its as good a start as anything else, right?) although it doesnt go through every year, and the first 10’000 years are skipped due to their non existance then I have 25000 years into the first age. Which is fine, except I’ve also written part of it as Human perspective and part of it MY perspective… Not to mention the stupid blunder I conjoured up a few days ago, to change the aging of Elves. I will go into more detail of all that in another post or on its own page, but they aren’t immortal but rather, age 50 times slower, though a fast growth at birth because yadda yadda. I have an Army Rank list which I’m pretty happy with at the minute, though it’s been rejigged more times than I can remember and will probably do so again soon because I think 2 of the ranks sound too similar – again more on that later. Of course i have my dictionary that I really am happy with, I will probably make a whole section about the linguistic side of it all, a dictionary in one corner and sentance structure in another. A theme may be obvious that in its current state it’s very similar to a cross of Latin, English and my own language. It needs a name and it needs infinite amount of work to make it as full as I want it to be. Hopefully I will never finish with it, as languages tend to grow. I have my “OLD story” which I want to put up on here soon, it will give a taste of what my first drafts are like and my tendency to not make chapters long enough, which I blame on my short attention span, I prefer 2-3 pages of great story and then a break, than 5-10 pages of filler and guff. They are needed of course, I also tend to misjudge how much speech is required. My old story never got a name and will use some characters/character names in this world, as guess what? Yes that is set in the same land as the one that I am working on now, though with different names to what i would assign now. Agian More Info Later. MIL for short. Finally, other than several false starts to my books I have now (some will be uploaded as drafts) and other guff, the most important file I have is the “timelines” MIL, of course however I do have a set section of what it is I want to write about, with x amount of key chracters in mind and they are by no means similar ages or have relatable upbringings (such as 2 of them being brothers from childhood). Meaning that before I can really do anything i need to work out when they will meet each other, then I can work out where that lands in their own timelines, and then I can compare that to the grander timeline and fit them into that. And then I can see what events they have cause or if they were part of seemingly irrelivant moments. I know this isn’t the best way to do it, but my end goal is to make to make the most seamless timeline, so that if you look at, say Person-A and their life, then if you then look at Person-B their life doesn’t contradict the lore, or what Person-A went through, apart from opinions and perspective, of course. Take into account that I have a list of characters who in someway majorly effect the world and/or stories just from a small few-hundred-year period. My list is currently at around 35/40 people long, and this isn’t taking into account small scale characters with a large impact, such parentage or siblings. *sigh* I’ve just noticed how long i’ve rambled and wish i could write as easily whilst doing all the nitty gritty upload stuff as I can writting about why it’s dificult.
So you skipped huh? Or not and you tortured yourself through that thousand word drivvle about some of the stuff I need to sort out *still only a glimpse at what I plan to do by the end*.
But moving on, as i said i would. I didn’t really plan this far actually, I just wanted to rant. *ahem* so basically what’s my solution I hear me ask? well, me, It’s very simple. I need to find a good start point for the site. I think that the Dictionary would be a great place to start for myself. As then i don’t have to keep running a sodding Excel document (I will anyway). But for the site itself i think it’s not the best thing. Keep spamming updates isn’t the best method either. um… *checks my booklet*… Nope.
I decided a good tactic, before I made 3 posts in one day – all complaining about the same thing, would be to sleep on it and watch a bit of K-On (not in that order). It was a great plan and I came up with a great tactic, sadly that was to look into how to publish and advertise your book, and realised this entire blog goes against everything that is advised. Ah well. As someone great once probably said, “fuck it, I’ve started now”.
What am I even writing anymore? I’ll end this here, and I think I’ll start by building up pages and categories without necessarily putting owt onto them, and try and work out a layout I want just in the head-click-to-go-to-a-page bit.