There’s a #6WSP (that’s six word story prompt) for the above word for Saturday. Of course, I couldn’t do six word stories to save my life. Okay, I’d try, but I need more. Much more.
But I liked the word. Writers and words. So much intent behind a simple word. Motivation.
What motivates me at the moment is the new serial/series of novella stories. I’m not sure if it’s going to be necessary to read in order (serial) or if each story can be a stand-alone story. Or both — get the best out of the stories if read sequentially, but each one is a whole story in itself.
This series (I’ll call it that for the sake of simplicity) is about magic. I like magic. This magic isn’t witches or brews or wands or wizards. It’s a combination of forms learned through the works undertaken at each stage.
The first story is the opening stanza to introduce the paths, not the people. This is an unusual tactic for me, cos I write stories through people. And this one is, too, but not for the same purpose.
The first story is told through Aventi, who is on the path of Maiden, looking to move up to Muse. In order to do that, she has to bring in a novitiate to take her place.
What she gets is nine novitiates. There are nine paths that lead to the final stage. The nine novitiates are made up of three groups of three. This story sets up the forward progression of all the stories that follow.
The first story is written, but I’m not going to publish it for a while. The introduction is here, recently updated with edit revisions.
I need a cover that’s going to fit all the following stories to make it easier to associate/link the stories. I need time to write at least three more novellas in the series. Okay, how about two?
This is my motivation. Because I can’t stand to have a completed story on my hands and not do something with it. If I don’t get the next two stories done soon enough, my brain will bust with frustration.
The story is finished. It must be set free. To do that, I need the next two stories and a cover.
Wish me luck.
And tomorrow (check the date, cos I always mess up the date line) is Outback Horrors release, with my Itchy story (I think it’s one of my best, so far).
Okay, I tried to add the link to the pic, but the block thingy didn’t give the option. Have a look anyway, especially if you like scary horrors.