***So after much deliberation I’ve decided to drop this, I honestly didn’t think anything through while writing this, making it much harder to write the further I went along. I spent more time reviewing older chapters to try and make sure I wasn’t screwing up than I was actually writing. I also couldn’t think of an end-game for the novel. Slice of life is fine but without a real goal for the main character I’m having a hard time finding a direction to go with the novel.***
Years after biochips have become commonplace, with virtually every living human having one, new advances in technology have pushed a previously ignored bleedthrough effect to affect more than just mental states.
Mike is the leader of a small company, a programmer by trade he’s spent most of his life trying to work smarter, not harder. Thinking of this philosophy he jumps into a partnership with famous game developer, “Where Software” promising to advance them decades in front of the competition, via chip technology and clever usage of the time dilation effect often used in previous full immersion VR games. After noticing a small clause in the contract which would cheat him of his writes to any software patents he might create, he decides to put in one of his own as a counter offer as a joke and a petty revenge, sure that they’d notice the flaw and amend it so he figured why not, especially if it made them rethink the software rights clause. Fortunately for him and his team the oversight was unnoticed and was accepted. In true programmer style he decides to blame it all on the tester *cough* contractor, whose job is to catch these things.
Five years later the contract is coming to an end, the game and all systems related to it are finished. Deciding to take an early retirement due to the contracts terms being heavily in his favor. He decides to play the game that he’s spent so long building auxillary systems for.
So guys, this is a heads up, I’ve never written anything before, ever, not even a fanfiction. However, I’ve been reading tons and tons and tons of novels on here and frankly, I’m coming close to running out of things I want to read. So getting the idea into my head to try my hand at writing I’ve been slinging ideas around for god knows how long. I’ve written and re-written and re-written this first chapter like 7 times deciding on whether I wanted to do VR, apocalypse, transmigration, reincarnation, secret society. All kinds of scenarios, however, to start out I decided that something that might actually eventually happen should be the easiest to write about.
Let me know in the comments/reviews/messages if theres anything that needs to be worked on, as I am new it’s pretty much guaranteed that I’m going to fck something up. So let me know and I’ll try to fix it asap.
I’ll most likely write whenever the need hits me, unfortunately I don’t know how often that will be. Just need to get settled in and see how much I’m comfortable with doing every day.
- Chapter 5: The night before and the way forward. September 2, 2023
- Chapter 4: A night out with friends September 2, 2023
- Chapter 3: Character Creation September 2, 2023
- Chapter 2: An awkward introduction September 2, 2023
- Chapter 1: Development and Testing, Is it game time yet? September 2, 2023