necia_phoenix: (waterfall)
So, writing.

I took a couple days off of the Zander project for editing and "playing" with a just for me set of stories. These are ones which are written for my own enjoyment. Stories which follow my own formula. Stories that are upbeat and not as much as an emotional struggle.

Zander's story is pretty much hit after hit emotionally. I put the dude through pure hell. I need something to fall back on that isn't so intense.

anyways here are some meters, more for my own info than anything else

Bastard Prince
55210 / 160000
(34.51%)




These are novellas I am dabbling with. Again since they are for me I am not sure I will ever try to pub these... then again...

Unnamed Island Story 1
1907 / 30000
(6.36%)


The Forbidden Island This is my Editing project. I'm not certain it won't shoot past 30k then again it might stay lower, I don't know. I'm not really stressing about it.
28394 / 30000
(94.65%)


Windwalkers This story is so damn FUN! The mc, Nami, just rocks. She's a strong female character who is strong without being a bitch. I look forward to working more on this particular story

7833 / 30000
(26.11%)


Today I am pretty much cleaning and hopefully writing. All depends on life stuff. Know what I mean?

So what are you folks planning on doing today?
necia_phoenix: (waterfall)
So, writing.

I took a couple days off of the Zander project for editing and "playing" with a just for me set of stories. These are ones which are written for my own enjoyment. Stories which follow my own formula. Stories that are upbeat and not as much as an emotional struggle.

Zander's story is pretty much hit after hit emotionally. I put the dude through pure hell. I need something to fall back on that isn't so intense.

anyways here are some meters, more for my own info than anything else

Bastard Prince
55210 / 160000
(34.51%)




These are novellas I am dabbling with. Again since they are for me I am not sure I will ever try to pub these... then again...

Unnamed Island Story 1
1907 / 30000
(6.36%)


The Forbidden Island This is my Editing project. I'm not certain it won't shoot past 30k then again it might stay lower, I don't know. I'm not really stressing about it.
28394 / 30000
(94.65%)


Windwalkers This story is so damn FUN! The mc, Nami, just rocks. She's a strong female character who is strong without being a bitch. I look forward to working more on this particular story

7833 / 30000
(26.11%)


Today I am pretty much cleaning and hopefully writing. All depends on life stuff. Know what I mean?

So what are you folks planning on doing today?
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Once the migrane went away and rl went to bed I got a little bit of writing done to the tune of 4029 words.





Somehow I actually finished the romance between Tagis and Dana and then the POV switched over to Igri and Nami the Windwalker. WTH? I was not expecting that.

I also realized one problem with the Tagis/Dana part of the story. I need more conflict.

4281 words are all I need to hit the nano goal. It will need lots of editing. Lots.

I am planning on doing a goals post here once NaNo is done. I may do that thurs, I dunno.

night lj
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Once the migrane went away and rl went to bed I got a little bit of writing done to the tune of 4029 words.





Somehow I actually finished the romance between Tagis and Dana and then the POV switched over to Igri and Nami the Windwalker. WTH? I was not expecting that.

I also realized one problem with the Tagis/Dana part of the story. I need more conflict.

4281 words are all I need to hit the nano goal. It will need lots of editing. Lots.

I am planning on doing a goals post here once NaNo is done. I may do that thurs, I dunno.

night lj
necia_phoenix: (red hair)
ok so I didn't get 12k done. but I did get 4274 words in (in between rl interrupting)




no snips tonight. Am too tired. Story had weirded me out.

here is my writing playlist in case anyone is curious what I listen to while I'm writing this thing.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=F667E1AA70F06677
necia_phoenix: (red hair)
ok so I didn't get 12k done. but I did get 4274 words in (in between rl interrupting)




no snips tonight. Am too tired. Story had weirded me out.

here is my writing playlist in case anyone is curious what I listen to while I'm writing this thing.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=F667E1AA70F06677
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I have felt very different this nano from prior nanos. I haven't been worrying that I won't get the words done. I know I will. I haven't worried about the suckage cause hey, you can always edit later.

I have been pretty calm about my writing. I seem to write for three to four days then take a day or three off then go at it again. Currently I am sitting at 33063. I did 3224 words today. Throughout the day, in between mommy duties.

There has not been the rush and panic and "oh no! Am I behind???" I am a little puzzled at how calm I am about this.

33063 / 50000
(66.13%)



I have felt a change in me, in how I write, how I form the story in my head. How I prepare for it and how I actually write it down. As I worked on this Island Story, solutions for other stories hit me. The realization of what I need to do has combined with a sudden confidence I have found in my writing. In my abilities. In myself.

I know I will accomplish this.

My monstrosity, my UF ideas, my various fantasy ideas and even that Space Romance thing. I know I will complete them. I know I will be able to do a passable job and with time make them shiny and pretty.

I think my main hope is that other people will love my characters as much as I do. I worry I won't be able to bring them across to others the way they are in my head.

But at the same time I know I can. It is a matter of simply doing it.

Read more... )
necia_phoenix: (Default)
I have felt very different this nano from prior nanos. I haven't been worrying that I won't get the words done. I know I will. I haven't worried about the suckage cause hey, you can always edit later.

I have been pretty calm about my writing. I seem to write for three to four days then take a day or three off then go at it again. Currently I am sitting at 33063. I did 3224 words today. Throughout the day, in between mommy duties.

There has not been the rush and panic and "oh no! Am I behind???" I am a little puzzled at how calm I am about this.

33063 / 50000
(66.13%)



I have felt a change in me, in how I write, how I form the story in my head. How I prepare for it and how I actually write it down. As I worked on this Island Story, solutions for other stories hit me. The realization of what I need to do has combined with a sudden confidence I have found in my writing. In my abilities. In myself.

I know I will accomplish this.

My monstrosity, my UF ideas, my various fantasy ideas and even that Space Romance thing. I know I will complete them. I know I will be able to do a passable job and with time make them shiny and pretty.

I think my main hope is that other people will love my characters as much as I do. I worry I won't be able to bring them across to others the way they are in my head.

But at the same time I know I can. It is a matter of simply doing it.

Read more... )
necia_phoenix: (red hair)
Personally I kinda like this, suckitude as it is.
My lil islanders have discovered some secrets on the island.


carved into the cliff face were strange markings... )

Survival story


25027 / 50000 words. 50% done!

the story is morphing, becoming much bigger than it was. I was worried that I could stretch it to 50k now I'm wondering if I can keep it under 100k.

:D
necia_phoenix: (red hair)
Personally I kinda like this, suckitude as it is.
My lil islanders have discovered some secrets on the island.


carved into the cliff face were strange markings... )

Survival story


25027 / 50000 words. 50% done!

the story is morphing, becoming much bigger than it was. I was worried that I could stretch it to 50k now I'm wondering if I can keep it under 100k.

:D
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Just passed 25k for nano.
Snip tomorrow.
necia_phoenix: (Default)
Just passed 25k for nano.
Snip tomorrow.

Nano snips

Nov. 12th, 2009 07:57 am
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yesterday

Read more... )



Nano snips

Nov. 12th, 2009 07:57 am
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yesterday

Read more... )



Nano snips

Nov. 12th, 2009 07:32 am
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From the 9th


crashed )

Nano snips

Nov. 12th, 2009 07:32 am
necia_phoenix: (Default)
From the 9th


crashed )

nano

Nov. 7th, 2009 09:52 pm
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Yesterday I didn't get writing done. Since I am ahead I didn't stress about it today. So far this evening I have only written 134 words, of course I barely just started. But I rearranged/re-wrote a paragraph that was buggin me. I posted it as part of a scene the other day so I thought I'd go ahead and post the new revised version. I know, I know, not supposed to edit during nano, but I couldn't help myself...

oh well


Things had settled back into a normal routine quickly. Tagis was surprised at how badly he'd missed the tribe. The youths of the tribe watched him work closely while in the distance children laughed and the waves crashed against the shore. A woman was singing a lullaby to a child while the older members of their little band sat around the cook-fire preparing the next meal and gossiping. The subjects changed, sliding from one thing to another their voices rising and falling like the ocean waves. Birds of the forest sang, gulls over the fishermen cried out. The sounds of home. Tagis finished securing the new spearhead and was carefully dipping it into the juice when he noticed Roff was yet again at his feet peering in wide-eyed wonder and hands behind his back.

nano

Nov. 7th, 2009 09:52 pm
necia_phoenix: (Default)
Yesterday I didn't get writing done. Since I am ahead I didn't stress about it today. So far this evening I have only written 134 words, of course I barely just started. But I rearranged/re-wrote a paragraph that was buggin me. I posted it as part of a scene the other day so I thought I'd go ahead and post the new revised version. I know, I know, not supposed to edit during nano, but I couldn't help myself...

oh well


Things had settled back into a normal routine quickly. Tagis was surprised at how badly he'd missed the tribe. The youths of the tribe watched him work closely while in the distance children laughed and the waves crashed against the shore. A woman was singing a lullaby to a child while the older members of their little band sat around the cook-fire preparing the next meal and gossiping. The subjects changed, sliding from one thing to another their voices rising and falling like the ocean waves. Birds of the forest sang, gulls over the fishermen cried out. The sounds of home. Tagis finished securing the new spearhead and was carefully dipping it into the juice when he noticed Roff was yet again at his feet peering in wide-eyed wonder and hands behind his back.

writing

Nov. 6th, 2009 09:44 am
necia_phoenix: (Default)
For some reason I am having issues. I am not being very dedicated to the number of words I am writing. What I mean is, I keep spacing on how many words I am writing exactly. In word wars I have found myself just writing and at the end when we tally it up I realize that whoops! I forgot to get the wc before starting.


Doesn't really matter I guess, I just passed 16k last night. **insert banana dancing here** but whats more is that the story is being told. I like this story very much. And it seems to be working out well. I feel like I am getting a good grip on the nature of storytelling. On how to tell the story I want to tell. On how to focus on the part of the story I want to tell and on resisting those nifty not-going-anywhere subplots that my older work is riddled with.

I will get a hang of this stuff. Really I will.


writing links:

How to Respond
How to avoid getting an agent

I was too beat last night to post this.

Forbidden Island; Nano 2009


16022 / 50000 words. 32% done!

SNIP of Suckage! )

Happy nanoing folks!

writing

Nov. 6th, 2009 09:44 am
necia_phoenix: (Default)
For some reason I am having issues. I am not being very dedicated to the number of words I am writing. What I mean is, I keep spacing on how many words I am writing exactly. In word wars I have found myself just writing and at the end when we tally it up I realize that whoops! I forgot to get the wc before starting.


Doesn't really matter I guess, I just passed 16k last night. **insert banana dancing here** but whats more is that the story is being told. I like this story very much. And it seems to be working out well. I feel like I am getting a good grip on the nature of storytelling. On how to tell the story I want to tell. On how to focus on the part of the story I want to tell and on resisting those nifty not-going-anywhere subplots that my older work is riddled with.

I will get a hang of this stuff. Really I will.


writing links:

How to Respond
How to avoid getting an agent

I was too beat last night to post this.

Forbidden Island; Nano 2009


16022 / 50000 words. 32% done!

SNIP of Suckage! )

Happy nanoing folks!
necia_phoenix: (Default)
I write first thing in the morning and before bed after the munchkins are asleep. I have been doing a piss poor job of keeping track.

So I just started recording each chapter size. I seem to be doing a chapter a day or so. When I started to tot was 12379. Now that my morning words have been written I have a total of 14316. You guys do that math, I gots to run to the store. But here is a snip for you. and yes this is suckitude (OH NOES! THE FIRST DRAFT SUCKS ISN'T THAT A SHOCK?)

Cut to spare bleeding eyes )

and yes I need to do some more research into pacific islander weapons but for now I got to run to the store.
necia_phoenix: (Default)
I write first thing in the morning and before bed after the munchkins are asleep. I have been doing a piss poor job of keeping track.

So I just started recording each chapter size. I seem to be doing a chapter a day or so. When I started to tot was 12379. Now that my morning words have been written I have a total of 14316. You guys do that math, I gots to run to the store. But here is a snip for you. and yes this is suckitude (OH NOES! THE FIRST DRAFT SUCKS ISN'T THAT A SHOCK?)

Cut to spare bleeding eyes )

and yes I need to do some more research into pacific islander weapons but for now I got to run to the store.

nano

Nov. 3rd, 2009 11:15 pm
necia_phoenix: (Default)
Forbidden Island; Nano 2009
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
9060 / 50,000
(18%)


[livejournal.com profile] queenoftheskies have I mentioned how much I appreciate you sending me that code? Thanks again. :D


today, 2756 words. I am highly impressed with myself.

I have never been so relaxed about NaNo as I am this time around. I think because I know when I crack down on it my daily averages hit about 2k.

I have no doubts I'll do 50k this month, barring RL of course.

ok folks. Time for bed.
Take care all.

nano

Nov. 3rd, 2009 11:15 pm
necia_phoenix: (Default)
Forbidden Island; Nano 2009
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
9060 / 50,000
(18%)


[livejournal.com profile] queenoftheskies have I mentioned how much I appreciate you sending me that code? Thanks again. :D


today, 2756 words. I am highly impressed with myself.

I have never been so relaxed about NaNo as I am this time around. I think because I know when I crack down on it my daily averages hit about 2k.

I have no doubts I'll do 50k this month, barring RL of course.

ok folks. Time for bed.
Take care all.

nano

Nov. 1st, 2009 09:38 pm
necia_phoenix: (Default)
Survival

 
3,555 / 50,000
(7.1%)


the final tally for NaNo day 1. 3555 words. Not bad.

The last sentance:
"The mountain is awake." he said, his voice thick with emotion. "And we must prepare ourselves to get out of her way."

night lj

nano

Nov. 1st, 2009 09:38 pm
necia_phoenix: (Default)
Survival

 
3,555 / 50,000
(7.1%)


the final tally for NaNo day 1. 3555 words. Not bad.

The last sentance:
"The mountain is awake." he said, his voice thick with emotion. "And we must prepare ourselves to get out of her way."

night lj
necia_phoenix: (Default)
Primitiveways.com


Oh. WOW.

This site is COOL!!!


in other news. Well I am sure glad that this is only the 1st draft


Edit

Canoe and Kayak building

Hawaian Canoe building
necia_phoenix: (Default)
Primitiveways.com


Oh. WOW.

This site is COOL!!!


in other news. Well I am sure glad that this is only the 1st draft


Edit

Canoe and Kayak building

Hawaian Canoe building
necia_phoenix: (Default)
Word Meter

I miss Zokutu. Just saying.

I found this one which I think is kinda cute AND it is based on the Zokutu word meter!!


Survival; NaNo 2009
 
1,026 / 50,000
(2.1%)


night
necia_phoenix: (Default)
Word Meter

I miss Zokutu. Just saying.

I found this one which I think is kinda cute AND it is based on the Zokutu word meter!!


Survival; NaNo 2009
 
1,026 / 50,000
(2.1%)


night
necia_phoenix: (nano)
1 hour to go.

well 1 hour and 15 min.

**bounces excitedly**


The MC, Tagis is patiently waiting for it to start. His love interest, Dana, is about as impatient as I am. They are going to be fun. :D
necia_phoenix: (nano)
1 hour to go.

well 1 hour and 15 min.

**bounces excitedly**


The MC, Tagis is patiently waiting for it to start. His love interest, Dana, is about as impatient as I am. They are going to be fun. :D

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