I apologize. I had every intention of posting last Friday about the writing I did last week. But I ended up going out to the movies after work (and stood around chatting with a few of my friends for about 2 hours afterwards) and ended up completely forgetting. So here’s the info now!
On my actual birthday last week, I didn’t end up doing as much writing as I’d planned. I ended up spending way too much time trying to track down a comic I was 99% sure was by John Kovalic. I was looking for the wrong thing though and had trouble finding it (until I asked him on Twitter and got a response almost immediately – it turned out I was looking for a bus when I should have been looking for a train!) But once that was done, I did some worldbuilding! I decided to work on the world I have creatively been referring to as either “the Centaur World” or “Werewolves, etc” (I think it’s the latter on my Google Drive). I haven’t really talked about it on here, but it’s the world that my failed Script Frenzy attempt takes place in. I chose to work on the bird people who live in the world, too (yes, the world is going to be made up of a lot of half-human beings). They have always been an integral part of this setting, but I needed to figure out how a few more things about them worked. Long story short, the answer is “shut up, they’re psionics, that’s why!” Thinking through their psionic aspect ended up making me really excited about them!
I did that bit of work hanging outside with my cat, writing in a notebook. So later in the week, I ended up meeting up with my brother at a coffee shop for a bit. I started transferring the notebook notes into my Google Drive document. I finally got around to finishing that off on Sunday.
Sunday also brought me to an interesting dilemma. A number of years ago, I had created an awesome minotaur character for a roleplaying game run by a friend of mine. I loved that character so much that I ended up writing a short story about her, trying to bring her into her own world (lol, I tend to like doing that sort of thing – creating characters for someone else’s setting and eventually changing them to a point where they no longer fit into that setting and so jump into one of my own making). When I was working on the NaNoWriMo blob, I did a bit of worldbuilding for this setting, making the note that these minotaurs (they call themselves the Rundarin), would fit on Werewolves etc. But try as I might, I actually can’t get them to fit into this setting. So after thinking about it long and hard, I made the decision to make the Rundarin into the centaurs, rather than having them be minotaurs. I’m a bit sad about the change, but it feels so much better for the setting! I think that as a consolation to the poor lost minotaurs, some of the centaurs will have horns, too (because really, why not?)
Once that was straightened away, I started trying to decide on the other creatures that live on this world, or at least on the part of the world I’ve currently got stories for in my head. One of the major ideas behind this world is that it is made up of creatures who descended from humans and other animals, so there will be lots of half-animal people. I haven’t quite got it all sorted yet, but hopefully I will soon!