It'll be a cold day in Saskatchewan... today.
Hey! Um.. hmmm, yeah I have no excuses. None. To reimburse you all for this LACK of effort on my part, this complete disreguard for my Extensive (perhaps more correctly called intensive... is that the opposite of 'alot'?) fanbase, I bring you... National Novel Writing Month!! Haha ok ok so I don't bring it to you but as sure as the wind blows I'll going to try my darnest to hit the goal this year.
For those of you unfamiluar, NaNoWriMo happens every Novemeber and is a personal challenge for anyone who wants to try to write a novel in a month. The target is 50,000 words in a month, preferably coherent Novelish words and not "I am so great" copy and pasted over and over and over... check out the site here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/ I've managed to complete the task once in the past two years (last year school got in the way pretty hardcore) and I'd love to at least come close to the target this year. So that said, heres the story I'll be writing :)
The city now called House is on a planet that was colonized 1000's of years ago by settlers from Earth and then abandoned to its own devises ( as many planets were ). The settlers had a dream to build up the planet to what they beleived was the golden age of Humanity, modeling their society after the Greeks and Romans. They built great cities and dedicated themselves to the pursuit of knowledge. To this end libraries and schools collected vast amounts of information. Then one day, it was all lost...
The Survivors fled to massive underground shelters, the world outside was deemed to too hazardous to survive as the air was poisoned and weather wreaked havoc. For a generation they huddled and survived in the shelters, until some emerged and, finding conditions ahd improved somewhat, began to rebuild in the shelter of cliffs, building new foundations on the ruins of the old. Humanity perceveres, though they forgot what was and the history of what happened is a mystery.
Present day finds some people venturing into the basements of House, into the ruins to ask the questions of what happened, and where they came from. The discoveries of these people are even strager than fables, the lost technology found there like magic to the present day inhabitants of House. The beginning of the story begins with the finding of the Seerian Grid... a most Anchient highway into untold Wonder and Danger!
Haha hopefully that was dramatic enough to catch at least one persons attention : ) thats the premise and the story idea, we'll see where it goes from there. My plan is to post wha 've written here every couple of days, or at least links to what I've written (Not sure how much this blog can take.) So for all of you that want to follow along, this is the place to do it.
I sincerely hope that this story is as enjoyable for you all to read as I know it will be for me to write. Thanks for your interest,
John, the once and future Writer.