It’s been a little quiet around here, so I thought I’d try to prompt a discussion on what stories people are working on.
I’ll go first (bet you didn’t see that coming!).
I have a few stories I’m working on:
Robots - A children’s story about a robot invasion. I have only a few passages written, I did get a little stuck, and the project is currently on hold.
Cinderella - A children’s story about Cinderella and the Seven Dwarfs. Written and completed. I’ve posted it here in another thread. My daughter and I wrote it a while back as a test to write a Choose Your Own Adventure story.
Cars - No, not the cars. It’s a racing story. You drive a race car around the track. I have a fair few passages written (in Twine), however the project is on hold. The ability to use variables has me intrigued and I’ve shelved this story until that part of Write matures. I want to use the variables to store fuel / tyre wear, even steering breakages. That way as the story progresses if you ignore certain options, you may run out of fuel or damage tyres and end up slower than the other cars or crash.
Spy - A somewhat dull spy story. It branches into very different scenarios. Going from spy to boring office worker, depending on the branching. About half of the story is written. I admit, I struggled with some of the branches, and lost interest. It’s on hold at the moment, however I will come back to it.
Dungeon Run - My current project, and most ambitious to date. I was doodling on some graph paper and ended up drawing an old school D and D style dungeon. I thought it would be fun to actually write a dungeon crawler. I wrote up a few passages, then a few more. It wasn’t until I was about 50 passages in that I realised I’d have to write about 230 of them. I have more than 200 passages written so far, with almost all of the endings done (one missing I believe). I am struggling with idea’s, so the writing is slowing, and family matters have eaten a lot of time, however this will be my next released story. I’m hoping in the next 2 weeks to have it finished, with a day or two for testing.
Ok, that’s me done. By the end of the year I’d love to have all of my stories finished, brilliant writing or not.
I’d love to hear from anyone else ! How are you going with stories ? Does anyone have any idea’s they’d like to share, anything they want help with or to offer to help other people ?