NaNoWriMo

Oct. 19th, 2014 09:40 pm
lucathia: (fishbones: flower background 2)
Oh look, there is a fanfiction genre that can be chosen for NaNoWriMo now! *chooses it*

Here's my page for NaNoWriMo. November has been a busy month for me for the past two years, and this year is going to be no different, so I'm not optimistic! But I'm thinking I'll probably reach 100k of words by the end of October, so that means 50k left to go (1/3...) to reach my word count of 150k for the year. Will I be able to do it this year? We'll see.... XD I seem to be balancing work and writing a bit better this year than last year, so I might just be able to do it this year! At least, I've been updating almost weekly! Which is not bad~.

So yeah, I'm going to attempt NaNoWriMo with LSK fanfiction, the goal being 50k of any fic. As it will all be very rough, I won't post up chapters until I've edited them, which might not be until after November. But hopefully, I can still update at least once a week with finished chapters!

Current status of fics!
-My Very Own Creature of Darkness part 6 - You'll probably see this very soon. :'D Well, shoot, this fic is already the same length as My Friend, the Pope (in-training). =x
-Invincible chapter 11 will probably be named Invincible Memories, Never to be Forgotten. That is, if this is actually chapter 11. *pokes it* Progress has stopped once more.
-A Slice of Wedding Cake Slice 14 will include a lot of food. And seasonings. Can you believe that there are only six chapters left... meaning, I only have three chapters left to write. Wow. The end is in sight. Collaborations are awesome. It means I only have to do half the work. XDDD
-The Time of Ten Suns part 4 will probably include a lot of food too!

Anyway, it has come to my notice that I AM NOT WRITING ADAIR ENOUGH. *flails* So... please toss me some prompts featuring him. XD I haven't written a proper oneshot about him in over a year. ;___; I need to poke at Follow the Sign again!

Also, if you were to pair Adair up with someone, who would you pair him up with? :D?

random musings about various Adair interactions )

also, some links to art J.U. has been posting for v4 of LSK )

Yuletide

Oct. 12th, 2014 03:04 pm
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The Yuletide taglist is open~. You can take a look at all the nominated fandoms that passed the first round of reviews for being rare and obscure. [livejournal.com profile] yuletide is an annual fic exchange for rare fandoms. Last year, there were 1895 participants. It's a big exchange, haha.

Timeline:
Nominations: September 22nd - 29th
Tag mods’ nominations review: September 30th - October 10th
Public nominations review: October 11th - 18th
Sign-ups: October 19th - 25th
Assignments out: approximately November 1st
Assignments due: December 20th
Reveal: December 25th

I nominated Legend of Sun Knight, Akatsuki no Yona, and Kamigami no Asobi~. :D

other series that ping my interest )

I would have no trouble requesting stuff. XD There are much fewer fandoms I would be able to write though, especially when I don't have as much time to review the canon.

I'm going to be traveling in December though, so it's likely I'll have to pass this year. D: Yuuuuuletide, ahhhhh. My yearly tradition!

Hm, but what if I skip out on Yuletide and instead... actually... attempt NaNoWriMo again in November... No, no, I shouldn't attempt Nano either. I don't have time for it! *flops* I might just aim for 50k again from all my stories combined instead of starting a new story. I shouldn't start any new stories. :'D;; (One day, Adair, one day. I'm so going to write canon from his POV)

November stuff

Dec. 1st, 2013 12:17 am
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Congratulations, [livejournal.com profile] absolutehymn007, [personal profile] darkicedragon, [livejournal.com profile] slashed_dream, [livejournal.com profile] nitaspitas, [livejournal.com profile] seta_suzume, [livejournal.com profile] yoshikochan, [livejournal.com profile] oriaon, and [livejournal.com profile] flonnebonne (did I miss anyone?? so many of you finished ♥) for surviving through November and reaching over 50k! Amazing!! *____* And for everyone who attempted NaNo, give yourself a pat on the back. ;) I am just super impressed. ^____^

November really went by in a flash for me. I haven't gotten much writing done. I was quite late with translations this month too (I finally managed to plow through all of PR's chapters for the month last weekend, phew). I also released two chapters of Kimi to Boku over at Chocobanana Scanlations this month, but things are still going at quite a slow pace. Hopefully it'll be picking up now that I've roped someone else into being our task manager. ;) (I am really no good at keeping track of more than one translation group, haha...)

On the game front, I finished Ace Attorney 5! (But not the DLC case yet). I'll blab more about the game after I finish the DLC. :3;; But for now, my thoughts are mostly that it felt really short! I also already knew who the main culprit was going to be (spoiled myself with the artbook), so that took a little of the excitement out of the last case. ^^;; Blackquill really grew on me. I ended up liking him quite a lot. So far, the DLC case has been fun, but I wish I could've played it before Case 4. It would've made more sense chronologically.

On the movie front, I watched Catching Fire and Frozen this month. Both made me cry. Yeah, both of them. T___T Read more... )

On the writing front, I don't think I'm going to get any writing done for my WIPs until I exorcise this plunny I have for the Pope (LSK, yet again). So, yeah. Hopefully I can actually finish writing this "oneshot" (please let it stay a nice, short, oneshot) about the Pope's younger years. It'll be named Fifteen Going on Sixty. Or maybe... Sixty Going on Fifteen... I haven't decided the order yet. XD Or maybe I'll just mush it together and say, "Fifteen Going on Sixty Going on Fifteen." XD;; That'll solve my naming problems...
If I attempted NaNoWriMo this year, it would probably be an epic about Adair. LOL. (Basically, canon from his POV). Please stop me. I've already been very bad and started four new LSK longfics this year. (But Lucathia, you just said you won't have time...)

/random thought before sleeping

I will be more level-headed when I'm awake, haha. I'll probably attempt the fic some other time. Not for NaNo. XD;;

Adair!!!!

Oct. 3rd, 2013 10:30 pm
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It makes me happy when characters I like are well received, hahahaha. (Or at least thought of as very, very awesome)

Yu Wo's Oct 3, 2103 plurk:
Pitting the Omnipotent Against the Even More Omnipotent
If you were currently the boss of a thriving business, who would you hire as your secretary?
1. Adair (He can fight on the battlefield, enter the kitchen, and grace the great halls. Personally approved by the Sun Knight)
2. Kyle (Isn't it Bill? Computer in hand equates to the world in his grasp. Since the Sun Emperor hung up the call and did not accept the interview, his personal approval was not acquired)
3. Charles (He has housework completely covered. After leveling up, he can part-time as a non-professional doctor. Ri Xiang Ye strongly recommends him but also asks you not to steal him away)
4. Bai Saya (Only specializes in taking care of children. Truthfully he is only here to even out the numbers. Compared to the above three, his only advantage and possibly the only thing that matters is that he is young and handsome)

(Adair is from Legend of Sun Knight, Kyle and Charles are from Eclipse Hunter/No Hero, and Bai Saya is from GOD)

The votes were predominantly for #1, Adair (亞戴爾). XDDD;; I would choose him without a second of hesitation too, hahahaha. Because he truly has everything covered. Kyle would be a good choice too for business, but he probably can't serve as a bodyguard. =P Charles is not a good choice for business. Neither is Bai Saya, hahahah. They're both too nice. Though, I think it would be very hard to steal Adair away from Sun. Not that any of the others would be easy to steal away either...

Yuletide nominations have ended. I managed to make my nominations (I have basically been passing out right after work nearly every day, so merely making time for nominations has been hard! :3;;; ). It's a good thing that the deadline for Yuletide is during the holidays when I have time off, so I should be able to participate in Yuletide once more. ♥ I'm completely unsure what I'll be requesting and offering yet. I'll decide once the tags are finalized. I did see lots of people mention series I'm interested in, so even if I hadn't nominated anything, I would have been totally fine!

As for NaNoWriMo next month... It's probably a pass for me this year. I doubt I'll have the energy! Over all of 2013 so far, I've only written around 50k words with everything over the past 9 months added together. No way I'd be able to write 50k in one month on top of my new job. :'D;;;; I hope I'll be able to make some progress on my current WIPs instead. If I can write 25k for my WIPs, I will be very, very happy! (I will be even happier if I can finish at least one of my WIPs!! At the top of this list are Bittersweet Sweetness and A Vice-Captain's Tale.)

Then again, it would be very nice to be able to print one of my stories... XD;;; I looove CreateSpace's offer of printing books. It always tempts me. XD

Good luck to everyone doing Yuletide, NaNoWriMo, or any other writing endeavor! ♥
LSK
Simplified Chinese version of Legend of Sun Knight, soon to be published! Features artwork drawn by J.U. instead of Ya Sha. The artwook used for these covers has been sold as posters and stickers before (I've bought some XD;;). Really pretty artwork! I didn't know that they illustrated each of the volumes, though I did match the drawings to future volumes. Didn't know Roland's went with volume 2...

Fic
Don't think I'll be able to finish writing Bittersweet Sweetness this month, which means Dishonest Honesty has come to a halt too. OTL I'm working on Invincible again, but I accidentally wrote a chapter that comes way later? Though it is true that many of these chapters can actually stand alone, so shuffling the order shouldn't matter too much. I don't know. I'm tempted to post the chapter, but it might make more sense to stick with Doll's group and finish their part of the story before I head off in all sorts of directions and make things too confusing. But at the moment I'm finding this new chapter more interesting. 8D;;;

I've totally stopped keeping track of my word count for the month, OTL. NaNo has not worked out very well this year! Flitting between too many projects. XD; I'll add up my words from all my various stories at the end of the month to see how much I've written though, even though it won't be for just a single story. I hope to at least reach 30k. XD; I've only included words I've posted online in my 2012 word goal meter, but I'll be including non-published words in my November word meter (it's just hard to keep track of at the moment...)

By the way, happy Thanksgiving for those of you who live in the US. :)
Happy Halloween, f-list! <3 Today Lucathia is cat!Lucathia. :) Did any of you dress up? (I saw so many cute mini Iron Mans and Hulks today and a mini Thor as well as a mini Captain America, omg, sooo cute). I'm currently in the midst of passing out candy. Non-stop door answering! I'm nearly out of candy. I so miscalculated how many kids there would be! SF Giants parade replay is playing in the background while I pass out candy. :3 Maybe the hype of the Giants winning this year had something to do with how excited everyone currently is... I heard some Gangnam Style was going on during the parade. Hope I see it later. XD

Neko Kreuz finished her LSK Halloween pic! \o\ So adorable! Sun and Judgment with animal ears~.

I managed to edit my signup for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide this morning, and I think I'm mostly satisfied now. Even if I'm not satisfied, signups are closed now, haha. Can't wait to see who I get matched with. I'm super happy that two of the series I nominated that didn't have requests before other than my own for one of them (Sket Dance and Chihayafuru) also have other requests now. :DDD Chihayafuru even has 6 offers! Kind of makes me wish I had requested it after all...

NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow! Which is a few hours away for me! Anyone joining this year? My page is right here. I'd love to be writing buddies. :D I'm hoping to rewrite my 2010 NaNo project (original fiction), though I'll still be trying to update my in progress fanfics, so I am very unsure if I'll make any progress with the original story. For people new to NaNoWriMo, it stands for National Novel Writing Month, where people try to write 50,000 words in the month of November. I'll be aiming to write 50k of anything, original or fanfic! I'll be happy as long as I can hit that word count.

Which means, first thing I need to do is try to finish Dishonest Honesty. Rough drafts are due Nov 2 for [livejournal.com profile] journeystory... I've yet to finish writing the story, ahhhhh. I'm only 1.5k in, OTL. The goal is 10k, but the more important thing is that I haven't gotten past the intro yet, ahaha...

LJ has been timing out horribly for me over the past week. If you want to get in touch with me, email or my plurk is probably a better way to do it!

ETA: Yu Wo is gathering story ideas here. :) She'll pick a few ideas and have readers vote for the top three. She'll be writing them as a Christmas/End-of-the-year present. Translation of the post over at Prince Revolution! under staff blog.
*crawls over the finish line*

NEVER AGAIN. Headache. Huge headache. Why do I always do this to myself? Procrastination sucks. Slow and steady is good. Last minute sprints are bad. Especially when I've been sick this past week.

(And right after I will once again leave my writing to the last minute. *eyes Yuletide* I better not do that.)

I stuck to mostly one POV this time. I find it very restrictive. I sure like switching POVs like crazy...

Now, time to catch up with a lot of things. And hope that I can finish the story (because it is still not finished) before June of next year. There's a lot of scenes that aren't connected with any other scenes since I just ended up writing parts that I was more interested in. I doubt they'll even end up connecting together... will be tossing out a lot of scenes too. ^^;; This was supposed to be Part 3 of last year's story and was so not meant to be a stand alone story... I sure draaaaagged things out.

Congratulations to everyone who finished. You all did it much earlier than I did. XD; And congratulations to everyone who set a new personal record too, as well as to those of you who got some writing done for the first time! ♥
Ahhh, people can already validate and win NaNoWriMo! I'm still far from that. Definitely waaaay behind this year. Still attempting to finish but uh, it's looking quite impossible at the moment. I tried writing on my tablet when I wasn't home. It was super hard. I spent way too much time wrestling with the writing app since whenever I started a new paragraph, the app made it so that I could no longer edit anything in the previous paragraph! Trying to write on a tablet was even harder than writing on paper. At least I can cross things out on paper and add arrows when I want to insert stuff. I ended up thinking maybe that was a good thing. That I couldn't go back to previous paragraphs. Since that meant I wouldn't be able to waste time on editing. Still, I don't write that way. I had lines I wanted to add in right away! Now I've forgotten them...

I'm doing terrible writing.

Me: I need him to use his magic somehow!! He hates using his magic! Grrrr. How long is it going to take him to finally use his magic? It's only been 20k words since magic was even mentioned...
*randomly exploding table*
Me: Okay, that works...

Strange writing is strange.

"Duck!"

As there were no quacking birds in the vicinity, Tekatme took that to mean "kneel down!" so he immediately squatted down. Just in time too, because there went a flying banana.

A flying banana?

"Did you throw that?" asked Tekatme incredulously.


Because I wrote this strange tidbit, I was dreaming about ducks at night. The quacking kind. Hahaha...

Random, but I tried out Skyrim a bit (not my game, I don't own it) while stranded away from home. I very gleefully picked out an appearance for Ikatchi, the elf from my previous NaNoWriMo attempt. But I didn't even get to finish escaping before the game crashed. D: (Just my luck, since it's never done that before!)
I have completely dropped the ball with NaNoWriMo, writing anywhere between 0 to 1500 words a day, but not even meeting the minimum. I think I'm behind by 11k or so? Hm. I'm hoping I can continuously write 5k for the next two days, haha (except I haven't even written over 2k for any single day yet). Let's see if I can do it. But is this story even worth continuing... hmmmmm... this story needs to pick up the pace. Also, despite this being young adult fantasy, there hasn't been very many fantastical elements yet. This needs to be fixed.

Here's chapter 2. Despite how long it is, this still reads like an introductory chapter to me, setting up the scene... :'D But at least Nokara finally introduces herself. It's been Tekatme, Tekatme, Tekatme the entire time. I tossed my words into wordle (it makes a graphic out of your most frequently used words) and Tekatme was right smack across the entire thing in huge letters. No one else even compared. XD; That's one of my problems with this year's NaNo... it's such a monologue. (What was funny with my wordle was that it kind of looked fish shaped, hehe).

Chapter 1

Lhordata Chapter 2 )

Yuletide!

Nov. 17th, 2011 01:15 am
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[livejournal.com profile] yuletide sign ups have opened! Don't forget to sign up before 11/20 if you plan on participating!

I wrote my Yuletide letter. It is a thing of ridiculousness. I haven't done my sign-ups yet (need to sleep!) but yeah. My Yuletide letter. It is ridiculous. Over 3k long.

I hope I don't scare my writer. :'D (Please don't be scared!)

I had a hard time deciding my four fandoms (reaaaally wanted to request Legend of the Sun Knight too especially since it's pretty much the fandom that has me obsessed the most this year) but decided that what I'd like to see most from LSK would be spoilerish (though I wouldn't mind receiving any LSK fic *hint hint*). XD; Same thing went for Clear Up After Rain, which is why I took that off my nominations in the end. It kind of amuses me that this year only one of my requests is character driven when usually it's all about the characters for me! For three of my requests, pretty much any fic about the series would make me happy, regardless of the characters~

(Pft, no NaNo writing done...was hoping to at least break 20k! Now it's official that I've fallen behind last year's progress. this is terrible. but then, I'm am busier this year...).

Looks like NaNo widgets still aren't working. My calendar widget is scary with all the red!
Oh dear. I think I'm doing worse than last year! I started 5 days late last year and was 8000 words or so behind because of that, so I tried my hardest to catch up every single day by writing at least 1,667 words a day and almost always more than that to shrink the gap. This year though, even though I haven't missed 5 days in a row, I haven't pushed myself to write 1,667 words a day either since I don't feel as pressured. Yet now... *watches the par line grow farther and farther away* It's not a good sign when the gap is slowly and steadily growing... and my calendar is littered with yellow boxes!

Story-wise, I find this year's a little harder to write because there's actually more of a plot that I'm trying to make work while I just rambled with whatever came to mind last year (making it so that even though I reached 50k last year, the story didn't really go anywhere, and nothing concluded in 50k...). I was so happy when one of the characters started saying stuff that I can so use later on. I poked at the epilogue for this year's NaNo a bit more yesterday too. The epilogue kind of makes me gleeful. I wonder if it counts as a cliffhanger, haha... Now, if only I could write all the in-between stuff and get around to the epilogue! (But watch, I end up writing stuff that contradicts the epilogue...)

I kind of realized that so far, there hasn't been a lot of fantastical elements in this story... it sure doesn't read like a fantasy story this year, even though this should also be counted as fantasy in addition to being young adult. o____o;;

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Non Nano-related stuff
-new layout! OMG! After how many years? Five? I nuked my old layout since it wasn't working correctly anymore for some reason. I've been tweaking this layout for quite a bit, thought I wouldn't change my layout after all, but then decided to switch because the old layout stopped working. This one can still use some tweaking. I feel the font is too light for me, especially the bold. I can stare at the Twelve Holy Knights all day though. |D If anything doesn't display correctly for anyone, let me know! I've only used my own browser and computer to view this...

-[livejournal.com profile] yuletide nominations have closed! I can't wait until sign-ups open~. *refreshes the community* There are at least 5 fandoms nominated by other people that I'm interested in requesting myself. So hard to decide which one to pick from those as my fourth fandom! Maybe I need to resort to tossing the names in a hat. Or maybe I should choose two out of those five fandoms and drop one of the fandoms I nominated myself... /indecisive

-I tagged two of my fics on AO3 yesterday with Legend of Sun Knight - Yu Wo and 1/2 Prince - Yu Wo since I feel these two series should also show up in the books & literature section of AO3, especially since the light novels are the main (and more detailed) source while the manhua versions are based on that source. My LSK fics are also largely based on the novels instead of the manhua since the manhua isn't very far yet. I see that both fandoms now also show up in the books & literature section. This makes me happy! (perhaps I should've just contacted support about this to clarify that LSK and 1/2P are both novels as well as manhua)

-bought Prince of Tennis Kanzenban s2 v8 (Marui & Jackal on the cover, Momo & Kaidou on the inside flap, Marui inside, more Marui [private clothes], and preciouuuus Yanagi and Inui age 10, followed by Kaidou age 3, and Ryoma age 0. [with Nanjirou next to him] Still waiting for my store to stock v9 which features Yagyuu and Niou!!). Also bought GFantasy Nov (Kimi to Boku on the cover! KtB pencil and poster!), Magic Kaito Treasured Edition v2, PairPuri v10 (last volume!), Dear Boys v8, and Seiyuu Ka-! v7. I considered nominating Seiyuu Ka-! for Yuletide, but decided not to since scanlations aren't as far as what I'd like to request.
Sadly, for both Day 8 and Day 9, I didn't reach 1,667 words but only wrote a little more than 1000 each day. 1k is a nice, comfortable word count for me. 1.6k is apparently not. Of course, I blame Day 9's word count on Legend of Sun Knight volume 8 (and my unwillingness to put it down).

I finished reading it. In a matter of hours. :'D (I am bursting in fondness for Adair, ahhhhh. And well, LSK in general *needs to fangirl, but, no one to talk about the last volume with, omg*)

But I did manage to finally finish writing chapter 1 of Lhordata. And sort of plan the next chapters. Not sure how many chapters I'll need... the pacing of this story is so slow.

(Hm, LJ is doing something funky to my layout...)

Prologue

Lhordata Chapter 1 )

Chapter 2
Still just barely hanging on, and not caught up yet! Hope to write another 300 words before I sleep to break 10k. :3 That, or finish chapter 1. Somehow, Tekatme is completely surrounded by females in this story, though none are his age... (While my NaNo last year was very dominated by males). I am amused by this. I'm not trying to build him a harem. (someone is so going to comment on that in the story)


I've ordered Legend of Sun Knight volume 8. It's out! \o/ Cannot wait for it to come! Another reason I need to be ahead instead of behind with NaNo. I really don't see myself with the attention span to be writing when LSK v8 comes in the mail because I will so be reading that. Yu Wo already posted a blog entry asking people for their thoughts (she's very excited about the release). I find myself wanting to click on this entry, but then I don't want to be spoiled. XD;
Well, I managed today's word count, but I haven't made up for the past two days yet! Still, there's hope! I'm just floored by my writing buddies who've already written over 20k. I'm looking at you, [livejournal.com profile] absolutehymn007 and [livejournal.com profile] nitaspitas. =P

I've been needing to open my NaNo from last year as reference since my main character this time was also featured in last year's NaNo (but not exactly as the main character). Trying to get details about him straight isn't as easy as I thought it'd be! I wonder if his characterization even feels the same. (For one, he's not throwing around the word "lord" as much as he did last year... but maybe he'll do that more later).

Well, here's the very boring prologue that almost made me want to stop writing. XD; It rambled a lot, so I decided to cut it down by 900 words. I feel beginnings should have more momentum, but I've failed hard at that!

Whee, widget! It wasn't showing up for me before, but now it is! I have so many yellow boxes littered through mine... *mopes*


Lhordata Prologue )

Chapter 1

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Non NaNo stuff:

-Nisekoi has begun! New manga by Komi Naoshi (mangaka of Double Arts). I'm not too fond of the premise of his new series unlike how I was very interested in Double Arts right off the bat, but I'm excited he has something new running. Now I also kind of wish I'd said that I would nominate Double Arts for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide. Hm, it's not too late, is it...

-received an email from Kingstone about the fact that Legend of Sun Knight volume 8 is going to be out very soon. XD; Why thank you, Kingstone. :D *looks forward to the release even more* Opening my email to a huge picture of Grisia? LOVE.
I have hit a wall. Splat. Granted, I'm still in a better shape than I was last year when I was 8000 words behind on the 5th day because of not yet starting...but I quite deflated on Day 4 because I was only able to write 600 words that day. Day 5 went the same because of feeling down from Day 4, and I also decided that I should probably take out 900 words of my aimless writing (I moved it around though and stuck it at the end for deleting during the editing process, so I haven't removed it completely yet). I find my original writing so very boring. I currently can't seem to get myself excited about the story. Maybe a different beginning would help... but gahhh, this is exactly the type of stuff I'm not supposed to be thinking about during NaNoWriMo. Maybe I need a different mindset for this, since I feel like it took so much out of me to write 6k of original story when it doesn't feel like all that much when I write fanfic... I'm probably just stressing myself out. :'D

The plot is making itself a bit clearer to me now though. I just have to... get around to it.

I am happy that it's Daylight Savings this weekend. One extra hour! XD

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Yu Wo posted teaser #6 yesterday, the last teaser for LSK. Grisia is so despicable in it, gosh. (Well, when the 8th rolls around, at least I get to happily buy LSK v8 even if my NaNo ends in disaster. XD;).
I can almost see the end of the prologue! *_____* The prologue wasn't meant to be this long. OTL /dislikes the boring prologue. I mean, if the prologue turns out to be 10,000 words, then what does that leave the rest of the chapters...? I plan to wrap this novel up in 50k!

I didn't get much farther with advancing the story today. I just... expanded on scenes. I'm barely at the recommended word count at 5006 words! (I left the last sentence hanging, haha, because I'd passed 5000 words.)

I feel I'm getting a better feel for Tekatme's voice now. But I still need to get a better handle on the plot. And I haven't managed to describe Tekatme's hair at any point in the story yet. *pouts* This needs to be fixed because I find the two tufts of his hair that always fly up very adorable... XD;

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distractions for today:
- reading Detective Conan theories and reading recent chapters (ahhhh, mysteries are complicated. no way I can weave something this complicated...)

- reading Noblesse chapter 208, Skip Beat chapter 182, Hunter x Hunter 323 (it is getting exciting again, and yayyy, Killua's family!), Junai Labyrinth v5 (I think I might nominate this for Yuletide...*loves shoujo, which gets very little fic usually* I'm still undecided about what to nominate...)

- deck making (still need to finish)

Will be prioritizing [livejournal.com profile] colors_tcg stuff now (baaaacklog!), which might mean I won't be able to reach my Day 4 word count. We'll see.
Didn't manage to write 1,667 words for Day 2 (darn) but I wrote around 1,500 words or so. And then wrote another 100 something after midnight. (boooo) Day 2's writing took particularly long because I spent most of my time editing what I wrote on Day 1 and adding on to that. Probably not smart for the sake of my word count, but there was a lot of detail that was missing that I needed to build off of... it's also hard to break out of my habit of rereading =/ (it's how I usually write). I reread and reread what I've written and add details in each reread. The first run is always fairly bare of details.

Today what stumped me was describing smells. My protagonist, Tekatme, has a very good sense of smell, so my focus was on adding details about what he was smelling and what his nose told him about people. My writing from Day 1 didn't have any of that detail, which didn't make sense. After 3336 words, I'm still stuck in the prologue and wonder how many more words it'll take me to end the prologue (watch, the prologue turns into the entire novel, haha...).

I seem to be very big on family, Parent-child relationships. Sibling relationships. I started last year's novel with a scene between Rykatu and his mother. This time, it's Tekatme with his family. I want to bring characters from last year's NaNo into this... but the time frame doesn't fit! D:

So far, Tekatme has been complaining a lot. I wonder if he'll come off dislikable. The other characters aren't very charming either. :'D

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Stuff I distracted myself with (bad Lucathia!)
- Yu Wo posted part 2 of Female Warrior (I've already read it before, but I still reread it. *wants more*)

- Reading this hilarious, witty, Thor fic that is so much love. I really should have been writing.
The Calculator (38970 words) by faviconkatsu

NaNoWriMo

Nov. 2nd, 2011 12:29 am
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All right, looks like I've settled on my NaNoWriMo project. I will be sticking to "Lhordata" after all, also known as Tekatme's (Not-So) Excellent Adventures. XD; I already do not like my writing. Since I want to make this be able to stand alone without last year's NaNo as background, I'm dedicating the prologue to establishing some of Tekatme's character traits and what he's experienced before he heads to Lhordata. I finally named Ikatchi's home (so if I ever write Part 2 it would now be titled Fendron) but I wonder if that name even sounds like it's from the same 'verse. Probably sounds more like a name of a person... but no one's named with such conventions in this story, so that should be okay... Am now trying to figure out what this entire world is called.

I'm aiming for this to be young adult, with my main focus of this being a coming of age story, so yay self discovery! This will not be a terribly exciting story, but at least Tekatme's voice should be fun. ._____. I'm going to write with logical divisions instead of just spewing words out without a destination like I did last year. (It was very difficult to divide my writing into chapters last year when I was formatting my NaNo for printing because there was no logical division!) I might post by chapters here in my LJ if I manage to finish them, but I'll probably be jumping around with my writing if I get stuck on chapters, so I won't be finishing them in order. :3 I have only managed to plot up to chapter 2 so far though...

I managed to (barely) write over 1667 words yesterday. Now that it's past midnight, it's a whole new day, another 1,667 words to go... But no writing for me until after I sleep and come back from work. I also need to figure out what the heck I wrote yesterday because I'm not sure it makes sense. (building off of something that doesn't make sense? that will only lead to disaster...or at least a huge mess and a plot that trips over itself)

Cannot wait until the NaNo site has widgets for keeping track of word count! Also, this year CreateSpace is offering 5 free copies of our books for winners. How awesome is that? *___* My book from last year's NaNo story! One book was certainly not enough. XD

Good luck to everyone who's participating this year! I will be spamming my flist with a lot of talk about NaNo this November. ^^;;
NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo starts in less than 7 hours for me! Except, I have very little clue what I'm writing yet. I entertained thoughts of continuing my NaNo from last year and also thoughts of restarting with the same characters, but perhaps what I need is a complete fresh start.... ahhhh, I don't know yet. I've tossed so many ideas around. What I would like to write is an epic story where a lot of things happen in 50k. I wrote 50k last year, but nothing much happened in those 50k except for sightseeing, seriously, and the story did not have a lot of direction. Or well, it did, but the way I inched towards it made it feel like an afterthought. *muses some more* Ahhh, yes, I need more conflict in the story, even if not a lot happens.

I'll be doing a lot of planning today and tomorrow, but first I need to finish up all my fandom responsibilities first! I still have a lot of stuff to translate and proofread, TCG stuff to do, fanfics I should have finished by now but still haven't... Oh, I also need to go TCG trick-or-treating for [livejournal.com profile] colors_tcg. |D;;

You can find me over here for NaNo. Writing buddies are so motivating! Pretty much my biggest motivator with finishing last year. ;) I posted my writing as I went along last year, but I don't know yet if I want to do that again this year. *muses about this too*

Writing Communities
[community profile] no_true_pair - Whoa, October ended! I only posted 3 fics, all the Legend of Sun Knight fics. I should've finished Lessons in Demeanor by now (but I haven't). I'll be posting it in its entirety over there at the community when I'm done. There are tons of other prompts I planned to do but haven't gotten around to. I definitely want to write one of the Oresama Teacher prompts though... so I'll still be poking away at fics for this community.

[livejournal.com profile] yuletide - I've been checking yuletide like crazy, but nominations haven't opened yet. I can't wait until they do though! Yuletide is an annual fic exchange for obscure fandoms. I haven't decided what to nominate yet... there are series that I want to write for that I wonder if I should nominate in hopes that that might spur some people to request those series. Then there are series that I might want to request other people to write for me since I don't think I'll be playing in those fandoms myself... my hopes is that other people will nominate both stuff I want to write and stuff I want to request, but what should I use my own nominations on to be safe, hm... :3

[livejournal.com profile] norsekink - I haven't written anything for this comm, but I sure want to. *bookmarks some of the prompts* Except I have a very bad grasp on Marvel stuff outside of the movies, and an even worse grasp on Norse mythology. |D My mind has been completely eaten by Loki this past week though, and gods, since he's one of the main characters, there is so. much. fic about him. It is both delightful and very dangerous. It is scary how obsessed I am with Loki at the moment.

Other stuff
The Legend of Sun Knight, volume 8, the last volume!!! (Grisia looks so serious on the cover!), is being released on 11/8! It's not available for preorder, or else it'd already be in my shopping cart, ahhhh. Must remember to buy this when 11/8 rolls around. The conclusionnnnn! I cannot wait. Yu Wo also posted the second-to-last teaser for volume 8, and it is quite a read.