Sunday, December 28, 2008

Just: Stay there, don't hurt anyone!

Haven't posted since December 21st! Shocking behavior, really. I hope Christmas went well for everyone who reads this (and everyone else, lulz).

Writing. Haven't worked on HHNF for a week or so, which is really silly...but I'm just really feeling the need for a break. School starts next week: I am both super excited and super NOT! Sigh.

I HAVE been working on the Stranger. It's up to 12 episodes, and 13 is finished but needs to be edited more. I am SOOO excited about the DAMDL arc. Wheeee!

I saw "Australia" yesterday and had like a million plot bunnies attack me from that movie...I feel so-so about the actual movie, but I spotted some great ideas in various elements of the film. I also appreciated the fact it was set in Australia: not many movies get that setting, which I think is a waste.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

State of the Stranger

Meant to post this yesterday, but blogspot decided to hate me.

I decided that I should get an early start on the next "Stranger" episode, since I'm almost at the end of the episodes I have to rewrite and will have to begin writing completely new episodes soon enough. :P I'm getting spoiled. I think it would be good if I could get all the rewrites completed before Christmas break ends. After that, I'm hoping I'll have enough done ahead that I can get the completely new ones done thoroughly in a timely manner. :D I'm exciteddd about...the Stranger. I'm excited about explaining what really happened to the poor guy, and about showing what happens to Numair and Jahara after the Stranger ditches them, and, and....:D I'm actually having a hard time coming up with character designs for the DAMDL agents. I mean, I know who they are and who they're working for, but I'm not sure if I should parody them off of something else fantasy-related or make them completely new people/things. Decisions, decisions.

Friday, December 19, 2008

"Man, Ariadne's name is like Tylenol!"

Two new episodes of "The Stranger" up today, as well as an all-new DAMDL Report! Wootage! I feel like an elvish warrior. Now I can go party in good conscience.

(only one more Atlantis episode to go. *happy dance*)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

in my field of paper flowers

I'm an episode behind in the Stranger, but I think I might be able to post two tomorrow. I iz working hard. And the next two (previously the ones where the red fuzzy robots attack) go together, so it would work good to post them together. The red fuzzy robots, alas, are no more. What's funny is I never intended to...well, for them to exist. I had meant to exchange them for something that was an actual trend in fantasy writing, but I couldn't think of anything quite right. But it's taken care of now. ;) I iz happeh. The division between the two episodes is changing, too. Before the first part broke off RIGHT before the battle, but now I'm breaking it off at the point where the Stranger decides to fight It evens out better that way.

Anyway this is all very uninteresting, I'm sure, I'm just kinda thinking aloud. :D I less than three the Stranger.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

and I fall asleep counting my blessings

So I TOTALLY conquered the Mount Olympus scene. Well, sort of. I managed to add/rewrite/delete a lot, anyway. I'll have to revisit it more but PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE!

I love how HHNF's fans want me to add more Eros, and instead I just keep adding Athena scenes. :P The problem is, the only scenes I could give Eros would be basically rubbing his hands together and laughing. Fun as that might be, it would also be repetitive and a little pointless. SO! To those Eros-lovers (heh), I will someday, maybe, perhaps, write the Cupid/Psyche legend in my own little way (despite having authors such as CS Lewis to be compared to :P).

I don't know if I mentioned this on here, but last September I was thinking about giving HHNF to Mrs. Zeller and seeing what she thought about it. I convinced myself against this but today I was thinking about it again, as she was telling me about her and a friend writing poetry styled after Classical Latin poets. :) So I think if I can finish editing HHNF by the time school starts in Jan, I'll print her out a copy and give it to her.

Ummm yeah, that's all fer now! :D

Monday, December 08, 2008

My reach is global, my tower secure

Wow so I got up early this morning and had a whole half hour to work on HHNF. I helped the Theseus:Let-me-go-in-first King Minos:No-sorry-you-can't-lulz scene, which didn't take long, but for the rest of the time I've just been staring at the Mount Olympus scene. *SIGH* I don't even know how to BEGIN helping this scene. The Furies scene was an example of something that will stay almost exactly the same as when I first wrote it. The Mount Olympus scene will be an example of something that will be almost completely different from when I first wrote it. I said, I don't know how to start.


Sunday, December 07, 2008

I'm not crazy, just a little unwell

I'm on page 4 of Stage Two of my final revision of HHNF. :D It's slow going but satisfying.

Say "Metageinion sun" ten times fast. :D

Saturday, December 06, 2008

I less than three Eros

I'm going ahead and throwing myself back into editing HHNF. :D The first step is going through the draft and correcting more grammar/spelling, and also marking ALL the passages that need info (such as names, places, or food :P), or that need to be rewritten/expanded. I'm almost through, and once I'm done I'll go through the doc slowly but surely and do everything that's marked. I'm trying to guesstimate how many hours, but I really can't. Once I do THAT, I'll go through it ONE more time for grammar/spelling and obvious errors, and then send it off to CreateSpace. :)
On the note of CreateSpace, I am somewhat religiously against self-publishing. BUT since I have NO intentions of ever publishing this story (since it's not an original story), I figured I might as well have fun. :D I'll probably send the rough of Wyrd to CreateSpace too, just to use as a proof copy.
Anywayz when HHNF IS on CS, I'll let you know in case you want a copy. ;)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

"You don't remember me, do you?"

So I was a good girl (amazingly...enough!) and managed to finish episode 9 of the Stranger tonight. That will be up on DA and freewebs tomorrow, and possibly a DAMDL as well, although I'm thinking there won't be another one of those until a certain event happens.
Anyway, enjoy the Stranger's arrival to the Island of Atlantis. ;)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A Glimpse into the next year of Bahnree

Writing-wise, in any case. That's the most important part of life, right? ;)

So my goals for this year (as in, in between Nano 2008 and Nano 2009) are these:
1. Finish Hell Hath No Furies-this needs to edited and revised again, I need to make final decisions on adding any more scenes, and then I'm getting my free copy from CreateSpace ;) 2007 winners FTW. For those of you who have read this, if you have any more ideas for needed scenes, please let me know ASAP. As far as I know I only need a couple, and those are mostly travel exposition.
2. Finish Wyrd-this needs to be finished, first of all, and then edited/revised several times.
3. Finish Absence-this needs to be longer. I have problems. But yeah, so finish writing this, and edit whatever I write.
4. Finish The Stranger-I have what, 11 episodes? 12 episodes to go?
5. Finish The Missing Door ROUGH-Mostly I want to reach at least 50k for this story. I may take a break on it for a while after that.
6. Finish Dimension Tournament ROUGH-Same deal as MD.
7. Finish A Good Son-mostly just editing, I don't think I'm going to change or add much.

The Stranger will happen every week until it's done, or hopefully so.
HHFN is my next big goal, I'm going to COMPLETELY FINISH IT this month and January (Jan. 31st at the VERY latest).
After that, I'll have 9 months for the other 5 projects, so I'll divide up my time accordingly.