Now that I have started the ball rolling, I think talking about recent stories I have going might be a good starter topic. I had to think a little about what I wanted to talk about in my posts, and trust me; there are several things I could and can speak about ranting from current reads to video games that take up all my time. Like for instance, I have been reading a lot of yuri genres lately, and one has captured my love. It makes me giggle like a silly school girl. It’s called “Citrus” by Saburouta, and I am absolutely in love with it. The storyline is excellent, the artistry is brilliant, and there has been an anime released. If you have not heard of it and Japanese manga or anime is your thing, give it a try!
Returning to the original topic, I have been currently writing several ongoing stories to give a brief explanation. That way, when I do start posting them in the future, you can check them out and give it a go. I don’t know if authors stay in a specific genre at all, but since I am still learning, there will be several areas I will bounce between until I am comfortable. Writing suspenseful thrillers have been a little more jive lately; however, I do have a yuri story that I will go into first since it is at the foremost part of my brain.
I started an ongoing story called “Beauty and the Nerd.” It isn’t much of a creative title, yet it had made me chuckle. Now, I am a massive fan of mangas and originally wanted to spend time drawing and learning how to make my own. It turns out I am more artistic with words than I am with drawings, so I decided to attempt to write it out instead. Several different stories across different artists inspired it, so it would be hard to say who was the original inspiration. Knowing what it’s based off, anyone reading it might be able to spot the feel I might have been going for since I was trying to write it in a way that if I decided to draw it, it would be easy to envision. Also, I will mention that it is my first actual continuation from my shorts, so it is very raw and may have a ton of mistakes and errors.
The plot is primarily about two girls (if it wasn’t clear from mentioning yuri, meaning girls who love girls) and how they start to fall in love. The first girl I introduce is Yuru, who is a cheerful and popular girl. She notices a quiet girl who seems shy and is the nerdy type. Being a social butterfly, it bothers her how alone the girl appears, watching her from afar. As she is watching the quiet girl whom she doesn’t know the name of, Yuru’s friends berate her and introduce the girl as Colby. I know this is a common trope in Japanese anime and mangas, and because of my own experiences, this made for an easy first-time book. Understanding how both the girls would feel about the other, I excitedly wanted to see how well this would go.
Not wanting to ruin this story’s experience, I won’t go any further. The other ongoing writing I will talk about is one that I have a higher likeliness of taking to publish as a full book. The biggest issue I have with this one is the type of genre that I am writing it as. The story is called “Darkness Succumbs.” It’s about a detective who deals with murder cases. Adrian is a loner type who doesn’t play well with others. She keeps herself secluded as she often avoids working with her partner Savio. Adrian starts a case in which is unlike any she had come across with her old partner. Two bodies turn up with shredded faces and a missing ear. As she continues investigating the mystery, supernatural occurrences keep happening to her as she starts to rely on Savio to help her figure out what is going on.
This story is very sexually heavy and might not be a story to share first. Eventually, and depending on how much popularity grows, I may start posting NSFW stories and content, but for now, all I can do is talk about it and what my concerns are. The first one being, as already stated, it is considered “smut.” The second is that it’s not only smut but a horror/thriller mixed with the supernatural. I know that this could be common, but since I have not been fortunate in reading much of this type of book, it makes me quite nervous about publishing it. Although this is my concern, I still want to do my best and finish writing it. I already have ideas for a second book for when I complete it.
Darkness succumbs initially is based on a nightmare that I had. When I originally started writing it out, my thoughts turned from describing it to storyboard mode, and ideas just kept coming. I had pre-written a whole story in limited detail that went on for pages. I laugh quite a bit at it now as I remember while I was going through it as I started writing being like, “What the hell did I think when I wrote this?” Or like, “Why did I make that point so vague?!” I have a third story where I started and did the same thing where I pre-wrote the whole thing out. However, I left out substantial story details and skipped chunks. It was like past me was like, “Yeah, I don’t need to write this out, I already know how it will go!” and future me is so mad. I want to reach out and clobber my way of thinking, yet as if I still haven’t learned from my past transgressions, I still do it to this day. *Sigh*
Anyways, thanks for reading! Since I am still working on a few stories to work out kinks and grammar, I won’t be posting a short story for a while yet. I also will be working on a schedule and post for everyone to see for when the next one will come out. As much as I want to share everything I have in one go, I think a good habit of getting into a post once a week. One week might be a short story, while the other will be an ongoing one. If you also have any suggestions between big posts, let me know in the comments below!
Until next time my Raga-rootlings, See you later!