Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Word Count Goals and Personal Stuff

Before I get my day started, I wanted to quickly post my word count goals for this summer. Right now I feel comfortable writing a little over 500 words per day, and I would like to get to 2000 words per day before NaNoWriMo. As such, I decided that I'm going to be rather linear and set my goal on a month by month basis. By the end of this month, I want to be comfortable writing 1000 words per day, or at least averaging closer to that than I have been. July will end with me feeling comfortable around 1500 words per day, and August will have me practice at 2000 words per day. During the rest (September and October), my goal is to either stay at 2000, get to 2000, or improve from there depending on how successful my summer months were. I will do my best to scribble every day, and I will enjoy each victory and let go of each failure.

Yesterday I kept 506 words that I wrote for The Distorted Man, today's word count will go towards more of my fanfic, and tomorrow's word count will go towards something new for you that I'll post here. I probably won't be keeping a daily word count log on my blog, but I will try to update for you and let you all know how it's going in general.

(Side note: I originally wrote a much better version of this last night, but thanks to my foolishness it was erased before it could be posted. I apologize that I denied you all a look into my exhausted subconscious, but I'm sure you'll get enough of him soon).

Oh, and I guess I've been understating some pretty big changes about my life. So let's go into even less detail! I've (technically) graduated from college just before starting the blog, I got married, went to the Wisconsin Dells for five days as a honeymoon, got back and went to an interview for a job I hope to get, and bought a cheap car. My life has just hit some pretty big revisions, and yet I don't feel different. I think that's what I like most about life: I still feel like me no matter what good or ill comes my way.

Time for some more good! See you later, and Stay Awesome!

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Distorted Man: Prologue

YAY! The Prologue of The Distorted Man has been posted to (! I'll be posting it here too after the jump. And please, avoid spoilers on your comments if you can! But do critique and ask questions!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Decaying Scene

I'm getting married in 12 hours! Time for some stress relief.

I decided to go ahead and actually try to write something for you all so you have something of mine that's actually recent to critique. I started it yesterday, so I can't really say my daily word count is decent yet. But this summer is all about improvement, so let's get it on!

The idea started out as just a guy running through a forest, but then I decided to make it a decaying forest and I abruptly had descriptions that made me reel away in joy (it was a complicated feeling). I hope you enjoy, and please let me know what you think!

688 words. (Gotta improve that word count!)

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Renewed Blog!

Hello, dear reader. My pen name is William Syler, and I'm reviving my blog and turning it into a place to post my stories.

FYI, I'm getting married tomorrow and going on our honeymoon immediately after. Once I get back I'll begin posting my stories and links.

My plans are as follows:
1. I will begin working on an AU fanfic entitled "The Distorted Man". It is a rewriting of the Pokémon world that answers all the questions about how the world works. (Where does Squirtle get all that water? How do Pokémon fit into Pokéballs? Why can Pokémon only have four attacks? And more!) I will be posting it on under my profile, William Syler ( (What a shock!) soon after I get back.
2. I will be working on finishing a short story I've started titled "Gold Iris". As that one finishes I will reveal what it's about.
3. I will be posting random scenes here to build up a tolerance towards actually writing and receiving critique.
4. Finally, I will be working towards getting up to writing for NaNoWriMo this November. ( That means getting my daily word count up to a minimum of 1,667 words per day. That's not a lot, right? ;)

For now, have a link to a story I wrote for a class at the college I just graduated from. Critique and enjoy!