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Goals of Logical Dreams: July Recap + August Goals

Last month, my goal was to create at least two sets of three related stories. You can check them out following the links below:

 

The Thing That Happened (start here) | How It Happened | Why It Happened

Even the Small Things (start here) | For the Small Requests | From a Small Connection

 

This month, the goal is more admin related. I would like to update the ‘Most Liked Stories’ page.

Keep safe and see you next month 🙂

Goals of Logical Dreams: June Recap + July Goals

Last month, my goal was to write pairs of stories with opposite word prompts. Below is a compilation of story pairs I wrote during the month.

 

(Borrow) Borrowed Key – (Lend) Lender’s Heart

(Find) The Search for The Young Master – (Lose) The Young Master’s Recovery

(Ascend) Going Up – (Descend) Coming Down

(Before) Her – (After) Future-Her

(Enemy) The One He Couldn’t Get Along With – (Friend) The One Who Watched Out For Him

 

The last pair was especially difficult, but overall I’m pretty happy with

 

For this month, I would like to try at least two sets of three related stories.

Keep safe everyone and see you next month 🙂

 

Edit from August: Please see the two sets of three stories below 🙂

The Thing That Happened (start here) | How It Happened | Why It Happened

Even the Small Things (start here) | For the Small Requests | From a Small Connection

Goals of Logical Dreams: May Recap + June Goals

For the past few months, my goal has been to post something every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

It’s time for something a little different.

For June, I would like to write pairs of of stories with opposite word prompts, such as friend-enemy and artificial-natural. I’ll probably either compile a list here or in next month’s goal. The goal would be around four pairs.

Side note, the webtoon I’ve been working on with my friend has a second chapter. It would be great if you can check out Maybe Psychic here 🙂

Keep safe and see you next month!

 

Edit: Links to the story pairs below.

(Borrow) Borrowed Key – (Lend) Lender’s Heart

(Find) The Search for The Young Master – (Lose) The Young Master’s Recovery

(Ascend) Going Up – (Descend) Coming Down

(Before) Her – (After) Future-Her

(Enemy) The One He Couldn’t Get Along With – (Friend) The One Who Watched Out For Him

Special announcement: Maybe Psychic Webtoon

In April and in May, I mentioned a creative project that I was working on with a friend.

That project is Maybe Psychic (B), a 5-part short comic created for the Webtoon short story contest (specifically the Brain category).

 

Blurb:

‘All I have is two things. My name is Jonah, and I am a psychic.’

Jonah wakes to find his memories gone while helping his client find his missing niece. He doesn’t remember how to be a psychic, but his client is insistent, and well, it wouldn’t hurt to try, right?

 

This is my first time working on a webcomic and it’s been quite the learning experience. The storyboard is already done. All that’s left is to finish the art and upload everything before 30th June. I would love it if you can go check it out!

You can follow the link here: https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/maybe-psychic-b/list?title_no=440646

If you are already familiar with Webtoon, you can also search us up using the term ‘Maybe Psychic’.

Part 1: The Photograph is currently up. It would be great if you can support me by liking and subscribing!

Goals of Logical Dreams: April Recap + May Goals

In April, my goal was was to post something every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Other than one week that I missed, this goal went alright.

For May, the goal is still the same. And hopefully this month, I’ll be able to show you one of the other projects I’ve been working on.

See you next month 🙂

Goals of Logical Dreams: Recap + April Goals

Without realising it, it’s already April. The last time I set a monthly goal was back in February. How things have changed for many of us since then.

In February, my goal was to post something every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I’ve been working on it in February through to March. Some weeks are better than others, but overall it pushes me to get something out, which means more stories 🙂

For March, I would like to continue working on posting something every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday while I work on two other writing projects.

First project: a collaboration with a friend for the Webtoon short story contest.

Second project: an online novel writing course with 20k words as homework (might as well do something while we’re all staying at home :p)

For those who are living in places that are under shutdown/lockdown due to Covid-19, what are you doing? Feel free to share in the comments.

See you next month!

Goals of Logical Dreams: January Recap + February Goals

Without realising it, January is over and it’s already February.

Didn’t do much in January, so there isn’t much to talk about. Travelled back for Chinese New Year and got lazy.

For this month, the goal is to post something every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I hope to end the new month more productive than the previous one.

See you again next month.

Goals of Logical Dreams: December Recap + January Goals

Happy New Year everyone!

It’s the start of the new year, which is the time where everyone comes up with resolutions for the year that may or may not be kept.

I find yearly goals very hard to keep because I tend to forgot about them as the months pass. And with monthly goals, even if I fall short one month, it’ll be a new month soon enough. But yearly goals are also good in that they can give a cohesive direction for the monthly goals to work towards.

So I’ll give it a try.

This year, I have two goals.

First, I would like to make improvements to Logical Dreams, either functionally or aesthetically.

Second, I would like to be more active in terms of interacting with the blogging community. So more visits to other blogs, likes, comments etc.

The details… I’ll figure them out later. I have a whole year to look at it anyway.

Hope you’re having a great start to the year!

Goals of Logical Dreams: November (NaNoWriMo) Recap + December

Last month, I participated in NaNoWriMo, posting my progress as I went. I completed the challenge! You can read the whole attempt here.

Working on one long project is very different from the usual short stories I write, but it was an interesting, and I’m happy I actually managed to complete the whole thing.

For December, there isn’t any particular goal. Just going to take it easy after an intense month and shift back into short stories mode. 

Hope everyone is doing well as 2019 draws to a close. Meet you next year 🙂

Goals of Logical Dreams: October Recap + November (NaNoWriMo)

October’s goal was to post something every day. Didn’t manage to post every day, which isn’t great as tomorrow begins the intense NaNoWriMo month.

For those who are unaware, NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write 50,000 words in November. It’s quantity over quality for this challenge, with the main goal of completing a first draft, no matter how terrible.

In November, I’ll be attempting NaNoWriMo. What I’m less sure about is whether I’ll put my attempt here as I go or not. I’m leaning more towards posting than not. It’ll be a quiet (more than usual) month for Logical Dreams if I don’t. But that depends on how I go with my first writing session. Haha.

My writing tends to be more realistic or understated, because I tend to get annoyed when things that don’t make sense happen for no reason. For this project, however, I want to try for ‘rule of cool’. It’s time to let go and make things exciting. Reason and logic can come later :p

If I do post, it will likely be chapter by chapter, not necessarily by day.

See you in the next few days or next month. All the best to everyone tackling NaNoWriMo 🙂

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