Whispering into the Void

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Oscar Wilde Quote about Writing

This quote never fails to amuse me because I have a deep and abiding love for fan fiction and I think it’s glorious overabundance (and sometimes unashamed horribleness) would have given Wilde proper fits. ?


It’s been a month of apparent silence on the blog, but there has been some ‘invisible’ writing going on.

New Words (and Worlds)!

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I’ve posted Bitter Mint and Chocolate : Chapter 3 (Of Boredom and Bad Guys, 2,145 words) and am most of the way through the draft of the next chapter.

Over on Reddit’s WritingPrompts, I’ve posted:

The Place Where I Am Lying : 384 words
Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling… (Historical Fantasy)

Sin Eaters : 867 words
Crime has always been about paying your debts, one way or another. (Superhero/Real-World Fantasy.)

Folk Tales and Family Legends : 895 words
History’s rewritten by the victors. (Science Fiction)

Mementos : 403 words
Old memories and misplaced dreams. (Science Fiction)

And back in June (it’s been a long while since I posted an update) I wrote responses to the daily VSS365 (Very Short Stories 365) prompts. I’m posting them to the blog under the Twitter Prompt Response tag, but I figured I might as well include them here! ?

Reformatted Words

I’ve been going through revamping the layout and post types for the older serial stories (mostly NaNoWriMo events). I’m also still updating the images and formatting of the old SSPs… all stuff that should be pretty much transparent to readers.

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I’m also working on coding a bit of wordpress to make the story index a searchable feature instead of having all the various link pages. Still very much a work-in-progress.

Missed Words

I’m quite a bit behind on the Saturday Story Prompts, but I haven’t thrown in the towel yet. I tend to work on them in waves and I’d been trying to force them into a more daily/weekly schedule– without much success.

I also skipped the July Camp NaNoWriMo and haven’t posted a writing desk update since the end of May. I think I may just have to embrace the fact that 2020 isn’t going to be a good year for getting words on paper.

But that’s okay, there are plenty more years and plenty more words to come (with luck). I just need to keep an eye on the Muse and when she’s ready to rumble again.

So, onwards!

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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