Calm before the storm

October is almost over, and November is upon us. November, as you may know, is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). If you’ve never tried this, it’s a great time to give it a shot. I will be, and I’ll have a post up later this week about how that will affect the update schedule here. (There’s no way I could write an average of 1,667 words per day on a novel and 3 posts a week on here, and I don’t have enough of a backlog to make up the difference, so something has to give.)

With this break in the schedule, though, I’ll have time to come up with more ideas for posts in all three of the main categories (writing, code, and languages). Then, when December rolls around and I get back to regular posting, I’ll be able to build up a bigger and better queue, which will give me a little bit more free time.

Here’s what I’ve got so far, starting with the “prose” part of Prose Poetry Code (I’ll get to that “poetry” part one of these days, I promise!):

  • Politics and religion in a fantasy world
  • Colonization, in both sci-fi and general fiction
  • A look at space battles, and how they might really play out
  • A set of posts about alien life, including what’s plausible, possible, and maybe even likely
  • An irregular series about the interaction between magic and technology, covering both “technomancy” and “magitech”

For the coding aspect, I’ve got some ideas about C++, ES6, game programming, procedural generation, and a few others. As for Let’s Make a Language, well, the second half of Part 8 will go up on Friday, and I have plans out to Part 13. Since each part takes 2-3 posts, that’s at least a good two months’ worth of content. I’ve also got a couple of themes for more general conlang posts that don’t fit the series, and I can slot them in whenever I need a break from creation.

So that’s what you have to look forward to, starting in December. Again, in a few days I’ll give an update on what will happen over the course of next month, including my plans to write a novel in 30 days.

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