My December Story Month is not going quite as well as I would have liked. I went into the end of last week hoping to finish up Transformation Story (and give it a better title) and also one other shorter story. By Sunday I hadn't really worked much on either, but I managed to complete a third scene for Transformation Story, so that's something. I envision it being 5 or 6 scenes in total, so it's at least half written.
Monday I got to work on a story called Silent Spectre which I had listed as my story for day 2, and I managed to finish it. Very short story, 718 words. I renamed it Silence Is Golden. I also did a bit more work on Transformation Story, and that led to a new story idea which I've currently titled My Little Catgirl. I'm not sure I have a good ending/punchline for that one yet, but I wrote a bit on it.
I also was toying with the idea that my current sidekick raised the money to be transformed into a catgirl (Black Dahlia can do things such as this via magic, but charges a million dollars to keep the number of applicants down) via crowdfunding on the web. That's the central idea in my new story, actually -- that you could actually raise that kind of money because of the number of fanboys (and fangirls) out there who would enjoy seeing an actual catgirl in action. So I'm trying to work up what kind of prizes she would offer at various pledge levels, and I also was trying to decide whether I should mention a real/existing crowdfunding site, or make one up that is more superhero related. I'd done something similar in the past, so I tracked down that story, Startup, and discovered that what I'd previously proposed was a villain-themed site called Lairbuildr that exists on the darkweb.
While that wasn't really helpful to my current story, I read through the story and realized I liked it quite a bit, so I decided to post it as my story of the week. It's definitely one of those that is short and sweet and works really well in my opinion -- it has a good punchline.
I still want to finish up Transformation Story, and rewrite the ending of Enigma, but this week I need to work on my Christmas ghost story, which for now is the story I thought up last week called The Library of Dreams. I also dug up another old story idea and called it my story idea for yesterday... I didn't write down any stories for Friday or Saturday and I'm not sure I'll go back and do that after the fact, so for now here's my list for the month:
December Story Month 2017
Day 1: Arachnope
Day 2: The Silent Spectre / Silence Is Golden(finished)
Day 3: Enigma (finished, needs rewrite)
Day 4: The Library of Dreams
Day 5: Transformation Story (half written)
Day 6: The Tremors of the Earth
Day 7: The Deal
Day 10: Top Hats and Bustiers
Day 11: My Little Catgirl