For some reason this story is just flying along. I don’t know if it’s because I like writing these kinds of characters or what, but I’m not complaining. I’m doing this in complete pantser style, even though I have a general idea of where it’s headed. These characters are fleshing out much more than I expected, which is certainly fine by me. By the way, I can already tell this is going to be a long piece, so I’ve upped the max word count with high hopes.
In other news I’ve signed up over at the HP Friendship ficathon for one of their prompts. The minimum requirement is low enough that I might actually be able to finish it this time (unlike the Werewolf Big Bang piece I was hoping to start earlier this year *sigh*).
Here’s the prompt I’ve been given. I think I’m going to enjoy this one. Need to spend some time brainstorming it though.
Characters: Marauders (mainly Remus Lupin and Sirius Black)
Prompt: “I could bear, though not without pain, that all my loves had died… but I’d go mad if all my friends died.” – Vinicius de Moraes (this is a free translation of an excerpt from a bigger text, so if someone does pick this prompt and they want the bigger text, I’d be happy to translate the rest!)
Likes: Marauders era, Severus Snape, HeadBoy!Remus, Halloween.
Some interesting items I ended up having to Google today for research included:
– Format of 1800s style telegram – Wanted to put the full details of a telegram into the letter. I was surprised that not all of them had STOP in them at the end of every sentence, though I’m sure this is just a time period issue. I can imagine earlier telegrams needing a system like that.
– Listing of Federal Agencies – Came to a point where the agency really needed a name, so I had to come up with one. This provided a good starting point for generating ideas.
Project: Ghosts of Pikes Peak (working title)
This is a working sequel of Night Feeders, and will be continuing Colton Fen’s adventures as he works for the mysterious “agency out East”.
Summary: An old abandoned shack just outside the bustling city of Pikes Peak is riddled with malicious spirits. Werewolf detective Colton Fen has been assigned a vampire partner this time to handle the troublesome ghosts, but even their combined strength may not be enough to dissuade the poltergeists from plucking victims from the outskirts of town.
Current total words: 4,961
New words written: 2,688
Total Words for 2012: 14,542
He frowned, noting the codes tagged on at the end. Two to three casualties and two missing persons, that may or may not be related to the incident. One of them, he’d neglected to see before, was a young girl. Colton cringed. Here he’d been having drinks and brawling with his new partner instead of paying attention to the details. It hadn’t even been a full day since his partnership had begun, and already he’d made a massive mistake.
“Rennick!” He roared, pocketing the letter and heading in his direction. “You better be dressed, we’re heading out!”
And no, this scene isn’t what you’re thinking. 😉
I love the header of your blog, great picture!
Thanks! I picked it up at http://www.hdwallpapers.net/abstract-wallpapers. Thought it was fitting with a lot of the science fiction and fantasy stuff I write. 🙂
Thank you for the tip. I’ll have a look at it for future blog projects.