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[*] posted on 6-21-2014 at 12:44 AM
Chasing the Rapture


I'm a bit surprised no-one's started on their report yet :/ I know it's not July yet, but there's usually a few up by now..

Anyway, it's like 2am and I just wanted to get a progress thread started, in the hopes someone else will join me and make theirs :)

Tomorrow I'll talk about what I have planned and all that other stuff.

Ta ta for now~


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[*] posted on 6-29-2014 at 09:14 PM


Looking forward to seeing your plans. XD



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[*] posted on 6-30-2014 at 04:32 PM


Thank you, Tatra :)
I pretty much forgot about this thread, but here's what's going down.

For this year, I've decided to try my hand at Action/Adventure and Erotica. I have my summary posted up on my profile, but in a nutshell I'll be writing about the powerless son of superheros who finds his soulmate in a man who doesn't really know what love is.

There'll be humor and serious moments mixed in, so it should keep me interested.

I think the most fun part is when these two decide to become vigilantes together. It'll be bumbling at first, but they'll catch on, eventually :p


6 and 1/2 hrs till I can get started ^^ gl and best wishes to everyone else!




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[*] posted on 6-30-2014 at 08:02 PM


Oooh, that sounds like awesome fun! :D



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[*] posted on 7-1-2014 at 02:16 PM


I hope everyone's first day is going well :)

I started last night at midnight and accomplished a prologue. It's quite... bad >.< I pretty much broke the fourth wall in the middle of the second paragraph, lots are words are crossed out and I basically just rambled until I reached a lousy conclusion.

It'll do, pig, it'll do.

Now onto chapter one..




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[*] posted on 7-2-2014 at 01:50 AM
Excerpt 1


Here's a bit of the beginning of the first chapter :P

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Asa had no reason to believe that July first would be any different than any other day in the year.

His life was the same routine, after all. Wake up at five a.m, work out for an hour, go to school, go to work, go home, practice cooking, eat, sleep and repeat. Ever since moving out of his parent's house, he prided himself on never straying off his goals, on never allowing outside interferences to distract him. Margaret had joked that that was his superpower, to be monotonous and boring and completely uninteresting so that the bad guys would simply walk past him in a crowd.

But what did she know? Her "oh so grand power" was being able to having the hearing range of a bat. She couldn't fly, she couldn't shape shift, she couldn't handle hand to hand combat. Her power was a joke. Honestly, the only thing that kept her from having a temper tantrum whenever he reminded her was that the public had taken to calling her Madame Fly, as though being compared to an annoying buzzing insect was more noble than a flying rat.

She was one of the main reasons why he moved out in the first place, because even though her power was pretty insignificant in the scheme of things, at least she had one. Sometimes it was like living in the home of people who spoke an entirely different language than him. He was always left out of family discussions concerning battle tactics and government intel. Sometimes, his father looked at him with pity, as though wondering why his son turned out to be so… "sterile". And his own mother looked at him as though wondering what he was doing trying to see the plans they were spilling over, as though he were an enemy spy.

If your own parents didn't have your back, what point was there?


By the end of the chapter, Asa will be complaining about more than his super-duper family...




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[*] posted on 7-3-2014 at 05:07 AM


I want to read how you broke the fourth wall. XD

But that excerpt is interesting too. They've fun superpowers. And July first!
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[*] posted on 7-3-2014 at 11:48 AM


Action Adventure/Erotica? Whaat. This sounds like so much amazing I can't even handle myself.

Also, I kind of love that the book starts with Asa complaining. I'm endeared to him already. <3 (It helps that I love the name Asa.)

I can't wait for more updates~!
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[*] posted on 7-7-2014 at 10:31 PM


I like the premise set up in the excerpt. :D Definitely is a fun novel!



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[*] posted on 7-9-2014 at 12:31 AM



-meekly peeks in-

So... was gone all weekend to a place without internet, hoping I'd be able to write my butt off with less distractions... that did not go to plan. I worked on other things instead and grew more and more distanced from my JulNo project.
And when I got back home, I made the decision to write something else. I do this quite a bit so I'm really not surprised :rolleyes:

Anyway, here's the specs!

~o~


Title: Rusted Heat
Genre: Supernatural Romance
Summary (from my camper profile): The Rapture came, it elevated those worthy of the Gates of Heaven and left the unsaved to scramble for peace on a chaotic Earth.

Years later, Dean Andrews is confident that his soul will go to Heaven when he dies, for he's spent the rest of his life doing what's right and praying for forgiveness. But when the time does come, he finds himself in Hell, damned for all eternity.

The Bookkeeper won't tell him why, and the so-called council decides it's up to him to find his mistake: by reviewing his life via 'videos', starting from birth. It's boring work and the only company he has is an aloof demon by the name of Rust, who's only there to make sure he's paying attention.

As the months go by, Rust gradually learns more about his human slave than he intended, and feelings that have long since been dormant come to life.

It's a good thing Dean's on the straight and narrow, or he'd be in real trouble.

~o~


Yup. I know I didn't mention it before, but I was having a really hard time writing Vermilion Sun, whereas with this new story the words are coming.




Tl;dr: I'm starting over with a new plot and am very happy.
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[*] posted on 7-9-2014 at 03:48 AM


That sounds interesting! I see lots of character development and romance which is awesome. Also, good-looking demons~

Good luck with the new story! :)




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[*] posted on 7-9-2014 at 10:19 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Melange  
Also, good-looking demons~


You know it! ;)




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[*] posted on 7-9-2014 at 10:02 PM



Day 9's almost over for me. Wrote 1,274 words today, and feeling pretty good.

I have:
1) A good couple paragraphs for the Prologue
2) Half of the first chapter
3) Dean meeting his demon 'comrade', Rust

Ah, Rust... he's a cute feisty little thing and is fun to write. Once I finish this meeting scene, I'll post a bit of it :)

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Tomorrow I'm hoping to finish the prologue, the first chapter, and start the second chapter. I'm starting to find the fun in this again XD
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[*] posted on 7-9-2014 at 11:03 PM


Okay, here's a lengthy snippet of Dean and Rust's first meeting. Hope you guys find it amusing!

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Slowly, Dean turned his head, his face casually slipping into its usual mask. He expected to see a demon like the guards, big and rough and without much emotion. And if not one like that, then something like those sniveling types sneaking around corners.

Staring back at him was someone he expected to pass by on the streets. Unfortunately suffering from low height, the demon's only real connection to the rest of them were his dark red eyes and the nimble tail trailing between his legs. He looked like a college student, youthful and skin untouched from scars or blemishes, a pair of large framed glasses set atop a snobbish nose. Locks of reddish blond hair had been hastily pulled up in a messy knot at the back of his head, stray strands sticking up every which way and generally framing a face that was neither ugly or beautiful.

To Dean, he looked a bit like a librarian or a nerd. He dressed like a prude, however, checkered vest, nice sleek pants and all; the only thing he lacked were shoes, allowing clawed toes to rest comfortably against hard stone. His posture was impeccably perfect, and the longer the two stared at one another, a golden eyebrow rose, really giving him a shrill appearance.

"Dean Andrews?" he asked, his voice luckily normal sounding.

"Uh, yeah." Belatedly, he noticed that his handler carried what looked like a small briefcase in his right hand.
Everything was peculiar, he had to admit. From what he could see, demons didn't give much care to what they wore or their appearance. He hoped this one could carry a decent conversation, or at least have a semblance of a brain. "And you are?"

"Rust."

In mockery, Dean raised his own eyebrow. "Rust? Just Rust?"

Rust all but glared at him; his tail flicked sharply, creating a slapping sound against the air. "Yup." And that was all he would offer.

Wanting to ask but knowing it'd just piss the other off, Dean nodded back and turned his eyes away. "Nice to meet you, then."

"Mhm, I bet." Rust came the rest of the way to his spot, and with an annoyed huff, sat heavily beside him. Dean tried and failed to ignore that he smelled like dying red roses; it oddly suited him. "Before we get started, I want to make some things very clear."

"Er, sure-"

"We're not friends."

Dean blinked once, then again, slowly. "O…kay…"

Rust gave him a distasteful face, his sharp teeth peeking slightly from between an upraised upper lip. "We won't be having any la-lee-da conversations or any conversations at all, for that matter. I'm only here to make sure you keep awake," then in a tone meant to be an aside, added, "Cause Lucifer knows I would definitely fall asleep…"

"Hey-"

"After we're done," Rust went on, ignoring the reddening about the human's pale cheeks, "don't expect me to hang around. I have other slaves to attend to, and no, you won't be meeting them."

"Why n-?"

"Don't ask questions, they're irritating." The case in his lap opened, revealing reels of old fashioned movie tape.

Curious, Dean leaned forward to get a better glimpse. Like a wired mouse trap, Rust covered them with his delicate hands, the nails on each finger at least two inches long. If he wanted to, he could probably slice and dice Dean up pretty good. He chose at that moment to keep his distance.

"Don't touch my things," he hissed. Like, literally hissed, spittle flying and everything.

It made him want to laugh, but he held back, knowing that Rust would just make up a rule on the spot. And speaking of…

"I feel as though you're making these rules up as you go along," the human accused, lips upturned.

Not answering the statement, Rust stared at him with blank red eyes. Then, in a false congenial tone, said, "If that's how you feel, how about I make a rule called: keep your flabby human mouth sealed before I seal them for you."
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[*] posted on 7-11-2014 at 06:51 PM



Haven't been feeling motivated about this story either -_-

I think it's because I have so many unfinished stories, and I'm feeling guilty about starting new ones. So I think I'll just spend the rest of the month working on old WiP and hopefully finishing some of those.

Right now I'm motivated to finish my very first JulNo story, txt. The characters are speaking to me again, and I ain't gonna ignore them!
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[*] posted on 7-11-2014 at 07:21 PM


Keep going you can do it heraldmage. :)



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