I finished the next section of my novel, Gabby the Bug-Eyed Monster. The title of this section is Night.
I decided to dispense with the idea of looking where I’d put the chapter divisions if the work were a traditional book. Instead I’m looking at each section on Wattpad as its own chapter. So this section is number four in the story.
I have another picture, though I haven’t worked it into the story yet but I plan on doing so fairly soon. I experimented with including pictures in my Wattpad stories, but ended up taking them out because they apparently made it hard to load for phones, which caused a precipitous decrease in viewership. I’m not on Wattpad necessarily to build a large viewership, because I don’t see myself having the time that it would take to do that, I don’t want to needlessly make it hard for people to view my work either.
I’ve been slacking off on moving forward with the story because I have had to give some attention to changes in my job situation. The changes are good and will result in more free time, so I can work on the story more. Wattpad has proven its worth so far. In the past, this period of not working on the story would have probably caused me to consider abandoning the project in favor of the next shiny, new idea, but since I’ve put myself out there with it online, I find I still have the interest and energy to continue.
Finally, I started another WordPress blog. This one is called Ann’s Physical Culture Journal and it is a place for me to keep track of my workouts and such. I have enjoyed doing various workouts for years and have lots of old notebooks kicking around full of stuff that I have been doing from the 1980’s up until now. This is the first time I have done a blog on the subject though.
I decided upon a separate blog instead of creating a section here, because I expect that I will be posting a lot and I don’t want to clutter this space up with lots of posts about lifting weights and such. I want to keep the Immaterium primarily an arts space.
Finally, my husband has a lot of weight he needs/wants to lose and decided to start a Youtube channel where he does vegan recipes and every Friday posts a video detailing how his week went diet-wise, etc. I’m proud of how he’s done so far — he’s lost 60 pounds. So if you are interested in fairly easy-to-make vegan food and such check it out here. Don mentioned, after I told him I was going to put out a link to his channel that a play list of the cooking videos is here. I’ve (of course) eaten them all, some multiple times, and quite enjoyed them. Having a husband who likes to cook is a beautiful thing.
3 responses to “Gabby Novel: Night”
Hi Alexis. I find Wattpad clunky as well, though I am going to stuck with it through this novel. I’m glad that you want to see where all of this ends up going … so do I! 🙂
No, I don’t think it is Gillian, but of course one never knows what will happen with these crazy bug people. Maybe she mutated from a burrower into a flyer and it didn’t work out so well?
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I guess I kind of figured that since the first pic was a specific character from the story, this one would be too. Still interesting to see more of their variety.
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Is the new picture of Gillian, with the ants crawling all over her? I hope she’s OK.
Being used to AO3, I actually find Wattpad pretty clunky, but I’m glad to hear it’s working for you, because I really want to see where all this is going!
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