Into Namarhel - Act III

by Jan Michal Lucki, February 18th, 2022

This weeks marks the beginning of the end! Into Namarhel - Act III is the last act of this particular series, and it's been a long time coming. Here are this week's updates:

To read Into Namarhel from the beginning, start with No Way Back.

Letters and Spaces

by Jan Michal Lucki, February 11th, 2022

Three more scrawls for this week.

Next week, I think I might start up Into Namarhel - Act III, the final act.

A Few Fragments

by Jan Michal Lucki, February 4th, 2022

Three new scrawls for this week:

Statistics and Writing History

by Jan Michal Lucki, January 29th, 2022

Today, I finally finished a short story I started writing what feels like 5 years ago. I was digging through my archives, trying to figure out exactly when I'd started it, but all I had was February 16, 2020, the day I finished my first rough draft.

Then, by chance, I found the Writing History feature of Scrivener. It showed me the exact day I started the story, and even my total writing days, and average words per day.

The short story, tentatively titled The Whispers, took a total of 88 writing days to find its complete form, with an average of 406 words written per writing day. That's 35,728 words written for a short story that's ended up around 5,100 words long. It also took a ridiculous 890 actual days to complete, from the first writing day, to the last. 2 years, 5 months, and 6 days.

Over two years of not writing the story. Sure, I did other things in that time, but I need to learn a little more self discipline going forward, for writing short stories. Thankfully, I think the scrawls have helped a lot with that, and I haven't gone more than 2 days without writing since August 9, 2021, apart for 1 week where I took a holiday abroad.

Let the writing adventure continue.

Stream of Consciousness

by Jan Michal Lucki, January 28th, 2022

Before I start on Into Namarhel - Act III, I'll be writing and sharing other fragments. They are a bit aimless sometimes, simple stream of consciousness pieces, but I have a few new goals I've set for myself this year. One of them is to write twelve short stories. It's an ambitious goal, considering how long it typically takes me to write a single short story, but I like a challenge. In any case, here are this week's scrawls. Maybe I'll turn some of them into short stories.

The Curtain Falls

by Jan Michal Lucki, January 21st, 2022

This week marks the end of Into Namarhel - Act II.

To read Into Namarhel from the beginning, start with No Way Back.

Act II - Nearing Completion

by Jan Michal Lucki, January 14th, 2022

Back to Into Namarhel - Act II this week with an extra entry for that time I missed one all those months ago. How is it already 2022? This week has slipped through my hands as well, I woke up this morning thinking it was Thursday, but I've still managed to be reasonably productive. Here are this week's updates:

  • Monday - The Winding Road
  • Wednesday - Legacies
  • Thursday - The Tear in the Fabric
  • Friday - At Rest

I've not linked the later scrawls because this story is nearing the end of Act II, and I'd rather not link to something that might be considered a spoiler! To read Into Namarhel from the beginning, start with No Way Back, otherwise, scroll down to the bottom of that page for the latest entries in Act II.

Odds and Ends, and Beginnings

by Jan Michal Lucki, January 7th, 2022

A few stray fragments this week, and back to Into Namarhel next Monday!

New Lines

by Jan Michal Lucki, December 31st, 2021

This week I needed a small change of pace. I decided to return to The Ballad of Galldor. The ballad now barrels towards its conclusion with three new stanzas, but I still don't know what that conclusion might be!

Once Upon a Feast

by Jan Michal Lucki, December 24th, 2021

Happy holidays! This festive week continues Into Namarhel - Act II.

To read Into Namarhel from the beginning, start with No Way Back.

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