Thursday, October 28, 2010


After today, we've only got four more days until NaNoWriMo starts.  Things are getting more tense.  Things are falling into place for me but my outline still has a big blank spot in the middle.  The beginning and the end are really clear though.  I've been toying with the idea of writing the last few chapters first and working toward them.

Some things that will happen to Fenlock as he chases after his lady "love":
  1. A spider equipvalent of the Babelfish from H2G2 will crawl into his ear.  It will help him understand and speak all languages.  It will also start laying eggs...
  2. Sex with a butterfly woman.  He'll wake up with the woman gone and a cocoon stuck to one of his legs.
  3. Enslavement
  4. Waking an alien sorceror thats been in suspended animation for seven hundred years
  5. Getting lost on an alien world and having to barter with the natives
  6. Some kind of ritual scarification
Miscellanous things from the emergency list:
  1. Riders of giant wasps - this will involve wasp larvae hatching from some kind of giant space worm.  The insect kingdom spoon feeds me ideas sometimes
  2. Sargasso - a collection of wrecked ships and asteroids, held together by webbing from the sun spiders.  I think it's a bandit settlement but I'm not sure.  I guess I could transport the Vaults of the Bandit King there from the unfinished Van Owen fragment, possibly with the frog-like robot.
  3. Many kinds of spider-hybrids - spider/ape, spider/wolf, spider/giant centipede...  I figure the Skinweavers will be experimenting quite a bit since they have access to all sorts of ancient magic
  4. Hints of the Phleg out in the darkness beyond the Web.  The fungus folk will be the main villains of the sequel
  5. Hornet men - I like the idea of a Dyson Sphere type of structure around a small sun that acts like a hornet's nest of colossal proportions.


  1. well as i've said before, when i need something to zazz things up, i like to throw in a fire. it always helps

  2. I might have to throw in a fire this time. In the past, I've gone with storms and monster attacks when I get stuck.