Saturday, February 27, 2010

Winter Pen Olympics Day 16 (yesterday)

Daily wordcount: 1420
Overall wordcount: 6878

I've never written this randomly and haphazardly. Except for the first couple of days, I've just been writing whatever scene came to mind in the overall arc. Which means that I've been jumping around from the very end to the very middle and everywhere in between. Very strange and backwards; I don't normally write like this. Usually I HAVE to go chronologically because I don't have a clear enough idea of what is happening later. :P But it's kinda fun this way. I'll just have to connect it all eventually.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Winter Pen Olympics: 2 more days!!! O.o

Workshop post is coming!!!

But meanwhile!

Total wordcount for Olympics so far: 5458
But it's words. That's important. And I'm enjoying myself! Writing in class, writing when I have a few spare minutes somewhere and access to paper. I'm just so busy right now and tired all the time....which isn't an excuse, but there have been mental and emotional breakdowns, so I don't care. I'm still glad I made a goal. :D

Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to write the scenes that are banging around in my brain, begging to come out! :D

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Winter Pen Olympics Update


I've written ONE scene (592 words) since Wednesday. So. Er. Not much to say about that. Except it's a FUN scene. XD

BUT I was gone this weekend! So, er, there's an excuse??? I will post about the writer's workshop (SEE I WAS WRITING) soon. :D

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Winter Pen Olympics: Day 6

Daily wordcount: 2,111
Scenes: 4.2
Finally hit my stride today (or something). There was battles, magic, epic torture, and heart-to-heart conversations.
I was also randomly inspired by a single line in a song that I hate? It was on the radio, and I heard the line and I was like ZOMG I UNDERSTAND YOU NOW MYRA. Lolz.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Winter Pen Olympics: Day 5

Daily wordcount: 487

Lolz I failed today! But to be fair, I THOUGHT a lot about my plot and how this is all going to go...I'm feeling very discouraged with this novel because somehow, without me noticing, it's become VERY unfocused (i.e. PLOTLESS) and I don't know how to get from where I am to the end. Sigh.

But Drem is behaving beautifully, as always. ^_^ I like that kid. That's probably my PROBLEM. I need to start DESTROYING him but I like him too much. Bleh. STUPID DREM I WILL MAKE YOU BLEED.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Winter Pen Olympics: Days 3 & 4

I seriously have no idea how this story is going to end. Or continue. Or really anything.
"You're just making it up as you go along!"
"But I do it brilliantly."

Day 3: No words.

Day 4:
Daily wordcount: 1021
Total wordcount: 3075
Scenes: 4
Notes: My characters are very, very cold. And Myra isn't here. I thought she would be, but she's not. Everyone ELSE is though so it's okay. And they're going to pwn faces with sharp sticks.

Also, I wrote a large-ish outline (250 words! lolz!) for the rest of the novel...I was having so many plot problems I literally couldn't write another word till I figured stuff out. But I think what I have will work, as long as "then they beat the small army" doesn't take too long. Heh.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Writing Workshop 401

I am attending this this next weekend. I'm pretty excited! Oregon coast=win and writing=win, therefore Oregon coast+writing=Epic Win. My famblee is going with me, actually, and taking the opportunity of having a beach vacation weekend. In February. Heck yes. Sideways rain ftw.

I want to pick a theme or maybe even a recurring object or person that I HAVE to include in ANYTHING I write during the weekend. The question is, WHAT? If you have any suggestions, please put it in the comments! :D

I don't have any expectations for this workshop, really, since it will be pretty different from the last one I went to. The last one, only Bob was there, it was 101, and there was only 25 people. This will be bigger and more advanced, so I'm back to square one in the expectations department. Hopefully it will be jolly though! I'm also going to explore (again) the used bookstore there in search of treasure. ^_^

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Winter Pen Olympics: Day 2

Daily wordcount: 1065
Total wordcount: 2054
Scenes: 2
Progress made: Well on the way to establishing the next arc.
Notes: omfjam two of my favorite characters have RETURNED. :D Hint: they're both very good with swords. And I want to nom them.

Winter Pen Olympics: Day 1

Daily wordcount: 989
Total wordcount: 989
Scenes: 3
Progress made: I ended "Part 1" of the three parts of the novel, so now I get to skip ahead 5 years, plot-wise. Yay!
Notes: I like Drem's horse and am fond of randomly inserting scenes with her. Also, Byrn is getting more serious. :( Poor Byrn. Has to be all responsible.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter. Pen. Olympics.

I have taken up this challenge, which is basically...any challenge that I set myself. Which sounds good. The challenge is Feb. 12-28, so it STARTS TOMORROW so get on it.
I'm on Team Fiction, and in Drafting Events, and am planning on 17k written on Drem. :D
Comment if you are doing it as well. I will try and post daily updates since I've been failing at writing and blogging for so long.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

"The gods are angry," he said, but I had used the lightning myself.

I'm just in a blog-updating sort of mood. This is just a general update on all aspects of me writing.

Uhmmmm I've been :D No, really, I have. I've worked on my experimental, a bit more on Alice, and fiddled in Drem. And, of course, I've been writing a ton of papers and am currently procrastinating a 5-page beauty on The Merchant of Venice and Hamlet. I just can't decide the best way to combine those two plays in a paper. It may involve Jessica and Horatio. Or not.

A couple of weekends from now is another writing workshop I am attending. It's sorta the same deal I went to before, but with another writer in addition to the guy before. I'm sorta excited and sorta intimidated again.

I've been reading Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, which, while VERY fun, leaves a LOT to be desired. I loved that Dionysus, or Mr. D, got a lot of screen-time in the third book.....I enjoyed reading Riordan's take on the Theseus/Ariadne/Dionysus/Minotaur/etc legend. But of course, this made me want to continue HHNF SOOOO MUCH. OM NOM NOM NOM. So I'm trying to resist that. What also really amuses me is that Riordan didn't mention that the original Perseus was very much responsible for Ariadne's death....I felt like that would have been a great thing to mention, seeing as Mr. D hates, or pretends to hate, Percy Jackson all the time. ^_^ It's cool though because reading Riordan's version, I don't feel the desire to copy him in the least, but I did get a couple of ideas for remastering Ariadne's string and the labyrinth, which I've always felt could do with a lot of fixing in my version.