Monday, May 26, 2008

I'm gonna avoid the cliche, I'm gonna suspend my senses

Whoops, realized I haven't posted much on here lately. I actually haven't been on the cp that much lately, much less writing. I have written, some, but I am still cursed with a horrible lack of motivation (besides the whole Jasmine-is-going-to-kill-me bit), inspiration, and love. :P No love for this storyyyy. And I just have a ton of things on my mind that pushes all fun out of it. Bleh.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

And then, inspiration strikes!

Wordcount: A bit over 11k.
Wordcount I SHOULD be at: liiiiike 26k? Or something ridiculous? I have less than HALF what I should have. Not...good....and it should be fine, cuz I just have to do 3k a day, but....I haven't managed a 3k day yet. :P still wonderful. And I fitted a "real person" in, as per the dare. I think the only dare I haven't done is the shiny jewel of doom one....hmm...and I bet I could do it. Maybe I'll do that today.

Hey...that's a good idea.....dude......"Suspected cause of death: Shiny Jewel of Doom!!!"

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Because all the cool kids are doing it

My 100th post!!!
Here's official descrips of my characters, both for my records and cuz Jas already did it. :P

Tara Vale: My supposedly main character but she's as boring as hell so far. She's small, blonde, idealistic, described as "naive" by those who don't "get" her, a Christian, and she has wicked aim. She's Blackburn's partner and has a tendency to do things by the book. And that's all I got on her. Sad, isn't it?

Vad Blackburn: I find it fascinating that when it's from Tara's point of view, she's called Tara, but when it's from Blackburn's, he's called Blackburn, not Vad. I guess just to show he isn't a people person. :P He looks like Tony Stark. I'm sorry. But he does. However, his personality is stoic, somewhat brooding, serious, thoughtful. He's pretty brilliant, as he's an agent AND a technician. He's also got some tragedy in his past, we don't really know what. Yay!

Ramy: I can't say much about him as he's one of the mysteries of the story, but I can say he has most of the funny lines, has excellent fashion sense in my opinion, and is suspected of destroying agency property and assassinating two agents. Junior agents are told to avoid him, senior agents are told to detain him. :P And he has no known last name, that's not a mistake.

Director Fors Evinteen: Don't think about his name too hard. Just don't. This guy is possibly even more personality-less than Tara, but he WILL get one. I have deemed it so. So far he's been your basic director-of-agency template, and I DON'T mean in a Rufus Shinra type of way. Although, who knows, he might turn out like that.

Falkner: Yes, I have yet ANOTHER dude named Falkner. This guy, though, is pretty funny and I *think* he's a good guy...although with this story I know only a little more than any intelligent reader will. :P Anyway he's an agent, he shows Tara around initially. I'm not sure if he's going to come back.

Petria: What's with the Phoenix Requiem vibe, anyway??? I guess I like the names. This chick is in charge of supplies and gear and such nerdy things....she's good with gadgets and has those big black-rimmed glasses.

I even fell for that stupid love song....

OKAY!!! Okay. Okay! Ohhhhhkay!!!!

*ahem* Hi. I haven't written anything siiiince...Sunday. Yeah. Um. I really have no excuse.

BUT!!! (haha I said that in my last post, I remember) I have not given up yet! I refuse to lose. Re. Fuse. I haven't lost before and I don't believe I'll lose now (super duper bonus points for whoever can figure out what quote that is modified from!!!). I have a plan. I just gave up the whole-catching-up thing cuz that obviously isn't happening....I wish I could have pulled off a couple of 5k-days though, that would have just made everything so much easier. But yeah, so I'm just setting a new day-by-day wordcount for me. It's 2,270. Which, all things considered, isn't too bad. Now if I can just force my fingers to move in word.....

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I hear it's flowing with milk and honey

I totally failed at writing yesterday. *sigh* I did write some, but only like....300 words or something. WAHHH!

BUT! Today and tomorrow we'll be in Portland, so that's four hours of driving. I plan to write a LOT longhand in any and all moments free.

*must....catch up...*

Friday, May 09, 2008

"What can I say? I'm a talented individual."

I think I did fairly well on my attempts at all my goals yesterday. They DID get to Kiffon, but only just. I got to 5500 (not 6k) and incorporated several dares. All of them but one, actually: the shiny jewel of doom. Since Ken's Indy Jones comment about that one, I can't think of anything I can use a jewel for besides some washed-up Indy plot. :P Dang it. Plus I can't get my inner editor to write something as cliched as a powerful magical jewel. *kicks inner editor in the pants* Ah, refreshing.
I also managed to put my MCs in peril, which was severely lacking. I'm pretty revved for today, cuz...well yeah, I kinda made myself stop at a cliffhanger yesterday, which was an excellent idea.
So I have this pad of paper on my desk, and whenever I had a thought about future events of the story or plot points or character points, I would give a loud cry of EUREKA (Actually not, because that's a dumb word....more like a loud cry of "YAAAY GOOD IDEA!") and grab the paper and jot it down. I now have like seven of these papers covered all over in tiny writing.
That's all for now, I'll probably be back later. My goal for today: break 8k.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

"Hey guys, you know what a really good book is?" "SOKKA'S INSTINCT! Wait."

Well Tara now has her leet gear. I had to go back and write her getting it because I forgot. *shy* But she has it now and all is well. Have I mentioned that the agency has a completely dumb@$$ name???? It does. "It's not scary, and I'm embarrassed to say it." It also has a horrible acronym. Basically I need an entirely different name, but considering my average level of inspiration for this project, it's a miracle it even has a name besides "the agency."
Wait. Maybe that's a good idea....
Speaking of names, the director of "the agency" needs a name-rewrite as well. *facepalm* I took the "streets I know in Ottawa" theme a little too far.....
I realized Blackburn looks exactly like Tony Stark. I haven't actually WRITTEN his facial description, but he does in my head. Weird. Especially because their personalities are POLAR OPPOSITES!!! *le sigh*
I have almost 3k written, and my goal is to have 6k by the end of today. It's time to do some catching up, ladies and gentlemen. My plan for doing that is incorporating all of the dares so far issued. *nods* And I want to get my Team at least as far as Kiffon, story-wise.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

"The idea of you fighting a Jedi is ridiculous

Well I'm finally getting into my story, which is good but kinda late. Not TOO late, though!!
I also figured out a lot of what's going to happen in the upcoming chapters, which is good. Before, I had a vague idea of where the plot was going to end up, but absolutely no idea on how to get from point A to point B. I still have no idea, but I can see the ground in front of me. I've also successfully introduced all three of my MCs, with a couple of minors to boot. The twins have disappeared: they were in planning stages to be part of the main team, buuuuut it doesn't make sense for them to be anywhere. So...they might show up later. OR they might be the poor cannon fodder I have lined up for later. :P But probably not, I like them alive.
I still love Ramy.
And YAY for foreshadowing!

Monday, May 05, 2008

It had "Don't Panic" written in large, friendly letters on the cover.

Wordcount: 1,435
Wordcount I SHOULD be at: technically 8,333, but since we have 31 days I could get away with being at 6,667.
Scenes: 2!
Characters introduced: 2 main, 1 minor who hopefully I will never see again, hahaha.
Good quotes: zero.
Music: Chronicles of Narnia soundtrack and Mozart. :P Neither seems to be helping.

I officially love Ramy. I can't decide about Tara. And I'm excited to meet Blackburn. :D
Something mildly interesting: a lot of history and random references are making it into this story. I mean, fictional history for my world(s). It's kinda strange. So far we've had "temporas" (objects that have something to do with time and world-travelers like to have them...that's all I know so far), the "Dagand Fiasco", and various other worlds that I have no idea what their significance is.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Wow I'm useless

Haha I keep trying to write and, therefore, keep distracting myself with other things.
The above is something I made in photoshop to procrastinate. He's the only character I've actually introduced so far, and he's not even a main one. Well, I don't think he is. I can't remember where I got the background, but the two artworks are by (you guessed it) Ramy on Deviantart.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

"Do we really have everything under control here?"

Title: The Missing Door
Wordcount: 1,051. Hm. Hm.
Scenes: 1!! Yay!
Characters introduced: 1 main dude, well I think he's a main dude, and a random guy. And lots of expendables. *rubs hands together*
Bodycount: At least one dude fell into a dark chasm of nothingness. It was pretty awesome.

I am totally failing this month. BUT! We have an extra day, and it is only May 3rd, after all. :D

Thursday, May 01, 2008

More than ever hour after hour work is never over

Decided to pull out the good ol' Daft Punk to help me get energized. It's not working. Crud.

I keep staring at my blank document, but nothing's happening. Maybe I'm expecting the Holy Spirit to guide my fingers again: I dunno.

Where is it situated? In a bazillion million worlds, none of which I've decided on except for Earth. :P
When is it? The future. I think. Or it's in a parallel universe and I can just make up a time like year 1457 of the Kradian Age.
What are your characters' names? I *think* Tara Vale, something Blackburn, the Vanier twins, and Ramy. Which/any of those are villains is pending. *shrewd eye at Ramy*
What's the title? omg I can haz title plz? So I hear you like titles?
What is the major character forming event? Well, there's this door, see, and it's....missing? bahahahaha......
Do you even have a plot?Um, yes! Well, I mean,'s just a little rough....sketchy....completely absent except for a strand in my brain......