Just finished writing my novella today that I started writing six months ago guys. I'm in a super good mood.
How are your novels/novellas going guys, have you finished any?
It's about a taxi driver that continues to drive around the city, hoping to stumble upon a customer that 'saved' his life five years ago.
I never had a routine for this, unlike my other things, and only wrote it when I was feeling depressed, so it's also quite depressing.
What's yours about anon?
I'll disagree. Sounds interesting. I'm imagining it to be in the form of vignettes, really. A short inner monologue and then a conversation with a passenger. The conversations all addressing things from the totally banal to the vapid but seemingly important (what I mean by this is things like "misgendering" being seen as a huge problem in America by some people - really a nonissue, but the minority it affects is so loud we are forced to take note, in a way) to the truly profound. I'd like it best if the taxi driver does finally meet this man that saved his life. I'd like it even better if this man that saved his life was a fucking asshole. A Heart of Darkness style ending - a search for something so meaningful and powerful that in the end is nothing but a shell, an idea.
It's an anti-epic set in an alt history world, dealing with any sort of themes ı can organically introduce, as well as a love letter to many of the genres ı enjoy; it deals mainly with the coming of age of a young aristocrat and the catastrophes that he sets into motion trying to escape responsibility.
It seems ı'm finally starting to get into what kind of style ı want to write it in.
It's kind of like that anon. Except it goes more into MCs personal background, rather than simple conversations from customers.
Well, the main point of the story is that when MC finds her he realises she's just another normal person, and doesnt live up to the reverence he gave her, it's about placing one's own meaning onto things that are inherently meaningless
I like that premise, I've tried to develop stories with similar premises, but I can never get beyond the initial idea. I think the hardest part about a story like that is not making MC too annoying to the reader.
I hope it works out for you anon
I'll see anon, I'd still like to see if I can get it published somewhere else if I dont win the comp, and if none of that works out, I might just post it online somewhere, which i would then of course link /lit/ to, but that probably won't happen for at least a year
I'm in the final stretch of my latest project, a short novel about a mysterious city where everything is permanently stuck in a vaporwave-esque 1990s paradise - and the young woman who keeps on coming from the dead every time it kills her. It's been super fun. I've shared bits of it on /lit/ before to some praise, which has helped keep me motivated. This final act is kind of tricky though.
Yeah, ı know where you're coming from; a thing about it is that, as the story develops the protagonist becomes less and less "mundane", shifting the focus from how he is affected to how he affects others and things, ironically becoming the Great Man he wanted to avoid being.
I've seen you before, ı'm excited read the first 4chancore/vaporwave novel to be desu.
Thanks. Well, ı could keep talking about it but ı'd rather not intrude your thread and also reveal all my secrets. Good luck Anon, and do make a thread when/if you get published.