Skeleton of Li volume 1 done

It has been a long time since I had wanted to write my novel but now I can take some pride in the that that the online skeleton of all the chapters of the first volume are up. I have so far 16 drafts chapters with at least 600 words each. When I am done I expect them to increase to around 800 to 1000 each.

So now I can say that I have reached one milestone which will be the first in many to come. I can’t guarantee that the story is great or will finish soon but as long as I live, I see to it done. That is what I know. I like the world I have thought of and the ideas help me think about other things so instead of wasting time passively, I want to direct it to something that will last.

I will get started on Vol 2 while editing the draft chapters. I have thought through much of the story as I have said before, so material isn’t an issue. But execution is only something one can get by trying and tuning using feedback so any feedback on your thoughts, maybe books you think are relevant, science topics. Just be clear how it relates or if it doesn’t.

Well, I hope whoever is reading this has a good day.

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Update Webnovel

Greeting for anyone reading this. I just wanted to say that I have indeed been adding chapters and so far I got 10 in reserve. But as far as story material and characters I have far more than that. It is just that I have a general distaste for typing. But they are not publishable yet. I think that I will release the in a volume format as I believe that it will make it more coherent.

Oh yeah, and my PC for 6 years died on me for a few weeks. My Hp dv6 gave me some good time for a refurbished. For US $450, I was able to play Dead space 3 on ultra and Dishonored on high setting so it wasn’t bad at all. Got a new refurbished with a Dell 3rd gen i7 for US$226 with a much crapper GPU for work.

Oh well, let see how this goes…

Update on Webnovel

Man this sucks. The good news is that its been much easier to flesh out the world and story-line as I have started to write it on physical paper.

In this case, analog rules. I started with the endings and worked backwards. It is really an understatement to say that writing characters really exposes one to different thinking patterns. It is hard to write a person which operates diametrically to oneself. Even harder is how to get conversations which show the how relationships are strung. Hell, I don’t even have such a high level skill in real life, so that part take a lot of thought on my part. Frankly this is the single hardest thing. That I think I will start to blog as musings.

However, I forgot the book which I have written the material at work. I was planning on adding a chapter today but can’t. Blah! Now, analog is a pain!

Well, I will try to do so tomorrow but work can be tiring.

 

Crude set of thoughts?

 

The things we do when others don't see,
Tell ourselves who we are.

To show kindness under veils.
is not for others but our hearts.

To shed tears for our brothers,
To share strength without interest,
Even when we have none,
Allows us to laugh through our own pain, 
and gives us the power to when stand alone.

For we carry any act in our hearts,
And experiences within our ideals,
and will use to continue to dream, 
desire and drive,
Through each waking day. 
So, be sure that who you are today,
was who you wanted to be yesterday...

Lost…

Where am I?
Where am I?
A long time past, I think?
And I can't see where to turn too...

My mind is stained.
My hands are empty.
I have lost my sights.
And what I have known are questioned.

Where am I?
Where am I?
A long time past, I think?
And I can't see where to turn too...

I am exhausted...
Did my eyes lie?
In this state I ask,
Are not I on murky ground?

Where am I?
Where am I?
A long time past, I think?
And I can't see where to turn too...

For what can move are ugly thoughts.
A bitter taste creeps to mouth.
and words I would've never say,
now revel in my plight. 

"Where am I?"
"Where am I?"
"A long time past, I think?"
"And I can't see where to turn too..."

Mock me not!
with your words.
For you are not!
For I am lost only for your minute.
But you are not.

Hope and I

 

From birth,
my first breath,
called hope.
Gifted life,
it went within.

In Hope's absence,
I can see.
A deathly stillness,
Dim eyes Dewelling.
Those hollow husks,
Despairing.

my will,
It burns hot,
It incenarate demons.
And its light
illuminate my way,
Through this darkness.

This looming shadow,
In my heart,
Will always presist.

I am weak...
To sustain,
To remain,
I bandish will,
And beckon hope,
So I will live.

Continue reading “Hope and I”

Severed

Cut from the Cloth,
It dangles on the wind.
Unfelted.
Without ties, it is there.
Without direction, it exists.
Without a cause and without a purpose, it continues.
It floats alone, but when does it end?
On a breeze barely be able to blow,
Gently it goes.
Far away.
Till no one knows.

 

It has been a while…

Well, I aimed to make a post each day since I started this blog. I can’t believe how hard that have failed. However, I have been able to formulate most of the important points of my story in the meanwhile on good old paper. I could have continued my story online earlier but decided against it. I also think I’ll revamp the last three chapters so yeah that need to me done.

In addition, I have been busy trying to learn all sorts of stuff encompassing foundational mathematics, embedded systems, computer science. I have a keen interest in information systems and telecoms which I read about when I can. But I must admit that I have put a significant amount of time into reading light novels and  Chinese wuxias. But they did teach me the general flow of how a novel can go. Unfortunately, I have also gained the impression that a lot of them nowadays a simple wish fulfillment without much substance behind it. I hope I don’t fall into this trope sigh…

well, I think I will also post other thoughts about what I’m reading much more frequently. Maybe if I can somehow figure out how to generate some revenue with my content without upsetting visitors will make me more committed. After all, a man need to eat right?

I post some more poems soon.

 

Li Ch 7 Insight 2

He placed the book that he held onto the table and slid it across. It spun as it drew a straight line to me until it stopped just as it reached his hands.

Startled, Li looked down to the page it was on.

Some of the writing appeared embolden.

But at the top of the page was ‘The origin of the world – The Will’ .

The book held new indentations on the pages which appear to be markers inserted by Old Wolf.

Embolden sentences stood out. Without further thought, I read those sentences.

“-One common element of all the cultures encountered is the principle that one’s perception of the world can directly affect  the environment. Upon examination of the many historical anecdotes and records encounter, It is difficult to say conclusively whether this element was present before the advent of Alwrit crash event but it appears the case.

Li fell into thought…

 

 

***

The surroundings all seem to await him to continue reading, its silence didn’t allow for any distracting thoughts.

“-It appears that the knowledge of one’s desires being able to generate external phenomena was ever present. But eventually, the importance of ‘intent’ was understood independently across many cultures. But strangely, location dependence and the determination that a concentration of some unknown substance was a variable in the persistence and intensity of the phenomena was not. It appears that this likely fact eluded many but a few more progressive bodies…”

It appeared related to his question but…

Annoyed at the lack of context, Li scanned the page until a paragraph stuck out

“‘Desires’ originate in the mind and ‘intent’ ends within the world. To connect the two is one goal. And to do so is to use the concept of Will. The concept of Will is all but one in which this is achieved.  “

“…”

To seek beyond what one has. I wonder if is this is just a common element of humans even across ages”

To seek beyond what one has..

Li too wondered is this is just a common element of humans but even across worlds…

“Desires, the Intent, and Will?”

It appeared to him that one thoughts of an outcome resulted in such an outcome being realized. Was it so simple?

He may have given him an answer but it was still cryptic. But Li still needed him to answer the most pressing question.

he slowly closed the book and placed it near him.

“So… Why did you save me?”

Old Wolf, who at some point had taken another volume, continued to flip the pages of the book without any change.

He looked towards with the best poker face he could manage .

“Do I need a reason to rescue someone in a perilous state?”

Silence fell as the two continued to stare at each other.

“…”

“…”

The only sound in the room were the periodic flips of pages.

“I wasn’t lying when I said you are interesting, I just don’t see them all too often these days. But even then, when I saw you it was like…”

His tone remained even but Li could hear it became increasing more enthusiastic and excited. And frankly, he felt a chill run down his spine.

“Sigh…I guess you can say its complicated”

“But, I felt you could help me with a problem I have been facing.”