Random Inspiration (Literally)

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Ye Olde KickAss Muse

I’ve been meaning to work on existing projects, but every time I start thinking about what I want to do my muses head for the hills. (I have a feeling that has more to do with the fact that I have too many WiPs as opposed to not enough.)

I’ve got the time to spare right now, I’ve got the writing desk cleaned off, I’m even back to reading daily again… but I just can’t seem to get the momentum going to where words start hitting paper.

No Good Reason Muse

There are plenty of flash fiction challenges out there that could jumpstart things, but I’ve found that writing those drabbles doesn’t really lead to working on anything else. They’re fun, but they’re caramel popcorn fun– filling and tasty but not very nutritious.

So starting tonight I’m going to stop thinking and start trusting the dice.

I’m rolling two dice every night and come heck or high water I will write a drabble (or snippit) to match. If it’s any good I’ll post it, and if not it will get disassembled and used for Saturday Story Prompts.

With luck I’ll be back on my game by the time April’s Camp NaNoWriMo rolls around… *crosses fingers*

Genre (1d6)

1.Science Fiction
2.Science Fantasy (aka Fantasy in Spaaaaaace!)
3.Urban/Suburban Fantasy
4.High Fantasy
5.Dark Fantasy/Horror/Other
6.Fan Fiction (Filing off the serial numbers)

Verse (1d6)

1. 1. Rabbit’verse
2. Blackguards and Plaster Saints
3. Carson and Ship
4. Skipping Stones
5. Night Without End
6. Clockwork Sparrow
2. 1. StarCrossed
2. Shadows of a Dream
3. Sundered’verse
4. The Phoenix Colony
5. Whistling in the Dark
6. In Dreams of Trees
3. 1. Baron’verse
2. Dogs of the Never Never
3. Everyday Wolves
4. Tales of the Drunken Unicorn
5. Too Old for Neverland
6. Pencil
4. 1. Avenshark/The Nine Kingdoms
2. Listener’verse
3. Foxhawk’verse
4. Songs of the Summer God
5. Kazimar
6. The Gate to Fenrith Lei
5. 1. Rise and Walk
2. Woven
3. Dragon Mists
4. Into Darkness
5. Shiny Happy Sparkle Ponies
6. Saturday Story Prompt (randomly chosen)
6. 1. Hushed and White With Snow
2. Ashes, Ashes
3. A Memory of Thorns
4. Where the Ocean Meets the Sky
5. The Short End of Forever
6. Derivative Souls

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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