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Jedi Knight Muse last won the day on January 9

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  1. Jedi Knight Muse

    Adopt a premise/story idea

    Aah, someone else who likes posting adoptable stuff. 😄 I'll have to go through my idea journal, I probably have a ton of these that I've gotten from the NaNo forum and such.
  2. Jedi Knight Muse

    Worldsmyths Million 2019 Discussion

    Awesome! We'll be glad to have you! I'm getting really excited now, too! It kind of snuck up on me - I knew I wanted to do it again this year but then I realized "oh crap, it's January, we need to figure this out so there's enough time for advertising." XD And yes, I wouldn't want to exclude anyone who's outside of the U.S, especially since I think we seem to have more (active) members in Europe/Canada than in the U.S. (but I haven't looked at the Google map lately to know for sure, and not everyone has put themselves on it). Or maybe it's about the same, not sure.
  3. Jedi Knight Muse

    Worldsmyths Million 2019 Discussion

    I'm planning on trying to get the information written up and hopefully finalized this weekend/this coming week, so hopefully we'll be able to answer your questions a.s.a.p. Also, feel free to go ahead and ask your questions here in this thread, 'cause for all I know there may be something you're thinking of that we haven't thought of, so it would be good to see what your questions are, even if we possibly have already answered them in the FAQs that you'll be seeing a.s.a.p. Also, we have two staffers who are in Europe, both in England. XD
  4. Jedi Knight Muse

    Worldsmyths Million 2019 Discussion

    Like @Manu said, it's based on a trust system. We have no way of validating your word counts, and honestly, even if we did, we would still use a trust based system. If you say you write 50,000 words in a month, we'll go with that. If you say you wrote 200,000 words in a month...it's probably iffy, but we'll believe you. We have no other way to prove it, and we're not going to demand that you send your writing to us just to do so. Like Manu said, it's supposed to encourage everyone to write, so while word count is the goal, it's really more about motivation and fun.
  5. Jedi Knight Muse

    Worldsmyths Million 2019 Discussion

    Aaabsolutely. 😛 /said with absolute sarcasm Edit: sorry, I just realized how bad that probably sounded. XD It wasn't meant in that way. But yeah, I wish shipping wasn't so expensive, too, it'd be cool if you could make some kind of crafty thing for it.
  6. Jedi Knight Muse

    Worldsmyths Million 2019 Discussion

    So rather than make a brand new post, I figured I would reply to this and (hopefully) get some feedback. @JayLee has said that she wants to sponsor the challenge again! She wants to offer prizes as part of it like she did last year. Last year, there was a handmade journal, there was editing services...and the top winner got a fully customizable Second Life journal and a custom e-cover. All prizes were, and will continue to be, available to those in and outside of the U.S. So, we need some suggestions for other possibilities for prizes! What are some other things you'd like to see as potential prizes? There's more than likely a limitation on what she and her co-editor are willing to offer again, so keep that in mind, but for the sake of discussion we'll say you can throw whatever ideas come to mind out there. And for those who are curious, here is her website for editing services. Please reply to this post with whatever ideas you have. One of the things she listed was a custom character portrait, and she also mentioned the journals again. Is this something you'd be interested in? Are there any other prizes you can think of that would be useful to you?
  7. Jedi Knight Muse

    Worldsmyths Million 2019 Discussion

    Yay! We'll be happy to have you! 🙂
  8. What do you think of prologues/epilogues? Do you think they're just excuses to give info dumps, or are they actually useful to the reader/writer? Do you read or skip over a prologue/epilogue when you're reading a book? Do you have any epilogues/prologues in your own writing? Do you have a favorite epilogue/prologue that you've read/written?
  9. Jedi Knight Muse

    Worldsmyths Million 2019 Discussion

    Great. 🙂 As soon as we get the write ups officially done and everything figured out we'll send out more information so that you can officially pledge.
  10. Jedi Knight Muse

    Worldsmyths Million 2019 Discussion

    O.O Holy crap! Sounds like this would be a good thing for you, then, haha. Yay! Yes, we'll definitely have more information as soon as possible! I was a little late getting the ball rolling on getting it going this year, but we still have time before March so it's fine. @Manu and I are discussing things and will be working on the write ups and such, since we'll have to make some changes to last year's. Once we're ready, I'll be sending out an e-mail/making an announcement with the info for a currently private club that I made for everyone who wants to participate to join. I'll most likely have the info in a Google doc again but we'll also have it in the group itself. It's basically like six months of Camp NaNo. You're choosing an individual goal for each individual month, and then at the end of August we tally up all of our collective words and see what we reached together. So let's say you pledge 15k for the month of March, and you reach it, so for April you want to reach a higher goal and pledge 35k. All you have to do is sign up for that pledge in April. Last year, we only allowed people to pledge one goal and decrease their goals instead of increase it, and our main goal was to reach one million words collectively (which we did. I think we well surpassed it). I'm hoping this year it'll be easier to do it this way, and hopefully we won't have as many people go MIA this time. Yay! 😄
  11. Jedi Knight Muse

    Organizing Your World Building

    I meant to reply to this in my post above, oops. I'm running into this as well. Last night, I wrote the rough draft of the overview for the wild fae, and I struggled a bit with it and now I'm just like "....yeaaah, no" at the thought of trying to do anything else with it/in general (at least today). And it's not even like I wrote a lot for it. I also debated posting the rough draft in the wild fae thread for feedback, and still haven't actually done so...probably because I know it needs some more work before I do so, even though it's basically just a way to get my thoughts out about that particular group. But yeah, I'm not going to push myself to do tons of it at once. I'm in no rush, so I can spread it out and work on what I feel like working on, rather than trying to rush myself into getting a lot of it done at once.
  12. Jedi Knight Muse

    Organizing Your World Building

    I mean, they do have chemistry, but it's more like...bromance? And the only reason (well, one of the only reasons) it even became a ~thing~ is because, if I remember right, there was a bit of dialogue in some episode where the fans took it and put it into that kind of context, and suddenly they think it's totally canon. And I mean, I have absolutely nothing against those who think Destiel is a thing, but not everyone sees it as canon, and people in this particular fandom can be really pushy and tend to overreact. (Example: people FLIPPED when Jared and Jensen both got married, and the moment one of them announced their wives were pregnant (I think it was Jared who had a kid first)? Pfft, forget it. People went craaaazy because it -gasp- means that eventually they're not going to be able to do the show and/or conventions any more because they have families they want to spend time with.) But yes, I 1,000% agree. And you know what? I've pretty much been watching it since season two was on the air (I had to catch up on season one, so it took a while before I was actually watching the episodes live VS on DVD after the seasons were released, and it took until at least season three before I was actually caught up enough to watch it on the air). I watched the first half of last season (season...fourteen? Thirteen? I've already lost track), and then got distracted by moving and didn't have a DVR to be able to record episodes, and I STILL have not caught up on the rest of that season, and haven't watched any of this current season they're on. That is how I know I've lost interest. I mean, I will catch up, but I'm not in a hurry to do so. And I think that you're right, and that has happened with the characters and the plot. I'm really more of a casual fan when it comes to the fandom itself- I don't write fan fiction, don't do fan art...I did go to one convention and I got to meet Jared, but that was in 2011 when it was waaaaaay less expensive and it didn't basically require selling your soul to Lucifer AND Crowley to be able to go. As far as Castiel himself goes, I think what really makes me not like him is the fact that they focused SO much on him/the whole angel plot for such a long time, instead of focusing things on the monster hunting thing. It's always been about them being brothers and hunting monsters, and there have been a LOT of times where it's become less and less about that. (Maybe we need a Supernatural fan discussion club, haha. Even though I don't think there's many fans of the show on here.)
  13. Jedi Knight Muse

    Worldsmyths Million 2019 Discussion

    I know this is a probably a typo, but I like being known as The Muse now. 😛
  14. Jedi Knight Muse

    Worldsmyths Million 2019 Discussion

    Like @Manu said in her reply, you can aim for the smaller goals rather than the larger ones. And like I said in the post, you can change your word count goal each month, which will make it easier for things to be more flexible (hopefully). Like, let's say you commit to write 15,000 words in April, but you only write 5,000 words, and you know your schedule for May is going to be crazy. At the end of April (I'm assuming- we haven't figured out how sign ups/pledging are going to work this time, 'cause last year we just had the one sign up post and had a deadline for people to sign up by) you'd sign up to write 10,000 words for the month of May. (That's just an example.) I think it's at least a little easier for people to commit to these kinds of things in the shortest term as possible, like they do with Camp and regular NaNo, so hopefully doing it this way will help. Yay! 🙂 We'll be glad to have you! Yay!
  15. Jedi Knight Muse

    Organizing Your World Building

    I don't want to bring us too far off topic, but haha. I love Sam and Dean and even Bobby. Crowley....is Crowley, lol. He definitely has his moments. I'm one of the seemingly few who is just kind of neutral about Castiel, though. And don't get me started on Destiel. Or even Wincest, for that matter.