Friday, April 10, 2009

The Writing Contest

First things first, last poll!

How Many Level 80's Do You Have?

Just one, baby (14 - 45%)
Only a couple (2-3) (13 - 41%)
I'm an alt-aholic! (4-8) (2 - 6%)
You don't want to know... (8+) (2 - 6%)

Total Votes: 31

So I guess the demographic for my blog gets focused a bit more. Not very many alt-aholics that read this I take it. I left this one up for quite some time, but I have a good reason!

I've been writing. And today, my dear readers, I am going to share with you what I have been writing.

Some of you may know about a little Writing Contest that Blizzard put up about a month ago. Some of you that know me a bit better than just an anonymous blogger know I have a big, uber WoW script hovering in limbo. This writing contest allowed me to expand on one of the characters I created for my script and delve a bit deeper into her character. Now that the submissions are closed off, I thought it would be fun for me to post what I wrote and let you all take a look at what I've been working on.

It's not too terribly long (in fact, I only barely scraped over the minimum word count), but I think it rounds off nicely. Please, post constructive criticism! As someone who would like to develop her writing skills into a livlihood, I'll take everything I can get. And if people like it, perhaps I'll write another background story for another of the characters, or maybe even begin sharing bits of the script itself. If you're interested in this, let me know via comments!

**EDIT** Unfortunately, I had to pull this off of my blog since I found out TODAY (when they announced the winners) that it's against the terms I agreed to when I submitted the story. Whoops. That's what I get for not reading closely enough. I do wish a CM would have commented/deleted my post on the WoW forums informing me of this when I first did it, since I probably got disqualified for it.

I shot myself in the foot on this one. I'll be able to continue posting my other, original story (since while it's related to this one, as long as I don't use any of the text from this particular short story, I should be fine - especially since this is all non-profit and in good fun).


Iaman said...

Reads wonderfully :)

I've already pointed out my favorite bits to you, so I won't point them out here, but, good job :)

Polivaris - another female gamer said...

WTB Screenplay! I really enjoyed the story, it's far better literature than most modern lit. Do you facebook by chance?

Eseten said...

I do have a facebook, but I prefer to keep my personal and wow identities mostly separate. Sorry about that. I'm always contactable through MSN messenger or by gmail, with if you want to chat though!

Neath said...

Reads great! Would like to read the rest of it if there is more coming. After reading some of the WoW books, I would say this is better (I'm a Knaak hater...sorries >_<).

Thank you!