Liquid Courage on Tapas!

Be careful what you wish for — you never know who just might hear it.

 

Abbott Dynev was never one for aspirations, but the past year was such a wash that they decide to change that. One drunken night, they make a resolution —a last ditch wish— for the New Year. They want to be a stronger person, a better person.

 

To their surprise, someone heard them.

 

It’s been a while since the blog has been updated, hasn’t it? It’s been a wild  ride of productivity. MorMac underwent its major change, and then a lot of personal things got in the way. Such is the life of writing.

But I’ve come baring good news. The blog isn’t dead, and I’ve been more productive than ever these past few days. So what’s been going on? I’ve been working on a new story called Liquid Courage for Tapas’ Writing Camp, which is, by and large, a writing based competition for novelists all across the platform. I’ve no illusions about winning Writer’s Camp or even getting some kind of award. I’m mostly throwing my hat into the ring because this is the type of structure I’ve been craving lately. As of September, I broke out of my [shamefully] months long writer’s block. I’ve been trying to make up for lost time, but something has been missing. A change of scenery? Perhaps. Fresh new ideas to challenge myself with? More than likely.

A sense of structure? Now that’s the ticket.

Writer’s Camp has just the right amount of stakes to allow me to sink myself mindlessly into something. The idea of Liquid Courage isn’t new to me at all. I’ve been saying that I’ve had it for a couple of years now, but now that I’m sitting here thinking about it, it’s probably been closer to three or four years. (Maybe even a little longer than that!) I’ve been wanting to use this idea for something, but nothing immediately stuck out to me. I have old writing drafts with this concept; the main two characters (Abbott and Khys) have been moved around to different universes, but nothing stuck, you see. And then, the third Writer’s Camp struck like a bolt of lightning.

Why did I choose to join the third Writer’s Camp? Admittedly, Liquid Courage didn’t strike me as an idea until just now, and also, that writer’s block was eating me up something fierce. Plus, the third Writer’s Camp comes with the additional bonus of being associated with NaNoWriMo, which means that the deadline has been extending for a while longer yet. This gave me ample time to hit the fifteen episode minimum requirement by January 13th. Once I reach fifteen (or twenty) episodes, I plan on putting Liquid Courage off to the side for a while. My idea is to wrap it up after this major event I have planned. I’m not sure how quickly I’ll get to it thought.

Unfortunately… this means MorMac is on something of a quiet hiatus. I’m still working on it, but that’s the important part: I’m working on it. I don’t want to rush myself into posting new chapters while I’m so clearly engrossed in something else. I finally reached that first major landmark in MorMac. I have great hopes that the story will continue to grow from here. Once I get my prewriting ritual and such down, this story will be unstoppable~

For now, I’m really enjoying writing LiqCour (clever me), and if you want to read it, I suggest you take a gander at it here on Tapas. I am posting episode updates on Patreon and teasers on Ko-Fi. (I try to update the latter as much as I can, but forgive me if I miss an update or two!)

 

Oh! And what’s the word about Machinations, you ask? Well, you see— –throws self out of nearest available window.

 

Cocktail napkin with Liquid Courage logo