It’s been quite a while since I posted anything truly new, but here is one. Please read the TWs at the top.
All right, blasting back from nothingness with two more stories and a song! This time, they’re part of the Agent world category:
The second two stories are both old at this point, but they somehow never got posted. So there they are, a proper trilogy at last.
Also, there is now a multiple medium art project going on that touches on this story. Specifically it’s a song from the point of view of Jadze the android, a character in A New Story. It’s called The Synth Proclamation.
A story for January!
I was really hoping by now to have the next LWH story ready, but I’m pulling this from the archives at the request of some friends, to tide us over. 🙂
I’m trying something new here – I got rid of the Markdown editor I was using because it was honestly just complicating the situation of getting text from my workflow into WordPress. I think it’s better to just feed it raw HTML.
A story for December 🙂
This is another pull from the back archives; once again, it was written many years ago, but has never been published. This one is a dream that I attempted to turn into a coherent story fragment.
The LWH story is still only in the planning phases. Things have been hard for the past few weeks, unexpectedly. I still plan to get back to it, and worst case scenario, I have some vacation coming up for Christmas! So I’ll get to it. I think it’s going to be worth waiting for.
Another story for November!
This is another pull from the back archives; once again, it was written many years ago, but has never been published.
I have been too lazy to work on my workflow on the site. =_= I’ve got a new story in the works though, in the Long Way Home universe. Hoping to post that soon! Maybe after US Thanksgiving.
Hey readers, there is a new story that’s been posted, along with a new world category: Agent. The longer description of this is in the header of the story post, but basically it’s something from a long time ago (2006-ish) that I wrote as sort of fan-fiction of a video game I was working on. The game never got published, and this is what’s left of it.
There may be some site changes in the next few days, because I think I’m going to remove the Markdown editor from the site itself, and replace it with a local “build” workflow. This isn’t a big deal because I am already having to do a build to get some new Markdown elements I wanted. I’d like to get this situated before a whole lot more is posted.
Hallo, everyone. I’m happy to announce the relaunch of the nafina.com site into its newest mutation.
The big change that’s happened (well, it’s a complete rewrite, essentially, but on a conceptual level) is really in my expectations for how the site will work and why it’s here. In the past, I’ve had expectations, or at least hopes and dreams, that one day I would have my work published in a traditional format. It’s possible that may still happen one day, but I’ve come to understand that it’s probably not going to fund me any time soon. And in the meantime, I’ve got this giant pile of stories I really just want to share with people.
That is what it boils down to, for me. I like creating, I like writing stories, and I like letting others read them and get enjoyment from them. What I was building before was more of a marketing site for traditionally published work. What we have here, now, is something more like a library of stories for everyone to read. There are a few big, book-sized stories (like Soar), but my plan going forward is to focus on writing short stories elaborating on the various worlds and settings I’ve created.
It is my intent to pull in my entire writing back-catalogue here, to be readable online with both mobile and desktop browsers. That’s a tall order, considering how many different tools I’ve used over the years. I’m focused now on Markdown, but it may take some time to get it all converted to that toolchain. Eventually, my hope is to have my Markdown be the source for many other formats that might be pullable by Patreon subscribers. But that’ll be a bit later. For now, I will slowly be bringing in stories from other collections/formats, so you’ll see more appear here over time.
Please enjoy and share and link to others. Also feel free to talk with me — I’d love to hear from you. Check the sidebar for links. (No, I am not offering up links to any of the “big” social networks, for specific Reasons, which is another post for later.)
Primary contact is Mastodon now: @firstname.lastname@example.org
(Also: The old posts from the old site have been pulled in for historical purposes, but recategorized for the new site structure.)
It’s been quite some time since I wrote anything here, perhaps inexcusably long. (Three years!) A few things have happened since then, though:
- A new short story compilation has been completed: Tales of Alchemy. It still needs editing and some cover art, but beyond that, it’s basically ready to go.
- A new short-ish novel: Fractured Harmony. This is a sci-fi story about a future society with a collective consciousness, and modern-day Seattle. This is pretty much in the same state as Tales of Alchemy. About 80% of it is a NaNoWriMo novel.
- A new co-written comic is beginning soon if I can manage to keep up with the drawing. I’ll post more about that as it comes up.
If anyone is interested in reading/editing Tales of Alchemy or Fractured Harmony, feel free to toot … @email@example.com
I’m sad to say that I only got about half way through, due to Circumstances. 🙂 A combination of sudden busy and sudden de-inspiration on the story I was working on. I still want to finish it though; I may turn it into another piece for the I’ll-finish-it-some-day compilation of short stories. It was on its way to becoming something more like a novella, but I already have at least one of those lined up for the short story book.
I hope everyone out there is having a happy holiday season. ^^
This is a cool idea by YA authors Kat Zhang and Savannah J. Foley. I’m going to try to participate 🙂
You can follow my progress on the bar graph on the right side bar.
I think I may also look at some options for allowing comments on here. I haven’t really wanted to deal with spam in the past, but it feels kind of curmudgeonly. ^^;