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Oh my God, I love Twilight!

April 12, 2010 2 comments

I’ve always wanted to make comics.

It took an Explosm binge while being ill to finally get me to do one.

They started out pretty crappy, so shall I.

And… I think this is my very first fanart evah.


A closer look at writing scenes

So I may have re-settled on a writing program to use.  Kabikaboo, as nifty as it is, is tweaking on me, so I’ve turned my attentions back to Writer’s Cafe.  I believe I’ll be working towards purchasing this one, if it continues to prove to be worthy.  It’s not my favorite program, but it seems to be my only choice.

A recent breeze through the first rewrite of my first novel made me cringe… It was reading like the Bible or… I don’t know, a newspaper? There aren’t very clear scenes and it’s hard to read it very smoothly.  And by novel I mean the first quarter, I haven’t finished any of my re-writes because I’ve been struggling with sorting through things.

Ages ago when I was using yWriter, I had scenes.  I remember it reading better.  When I stopped using yWriter because it’s flaky as fuck, my novel went through a couple rewrites using OpenOffice… just a plain word processor.  This made me lazy and I didn’t have such a good overview of what was going on.  I did use some indications of scene changes, but it was still loose and sloppy and I ended up with a lot of useless stuff in there.

So this is why I’m trying so hard to find a way to organize my writing.

I’ve been fiddling a bit with a spread sheet, that might be of use in conjunction with Writer’s Cafe but I really prefer having the content of my novel -inside- whatever I’m using.

That’s what I’ve been up to an the writing front! I’m going around finding great articles on writing.  I’ll have to share them here somehow.  I’ve just discovered Google Bookmarks.  It might be cool to figure out how to point people to my writing bookmarks collection…

Here, try this link!

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Fresh pictures of fresh art!

March 11, 2010 1 comment

Ok so mostly fresh. I finally got to borrow a camera so I can share much better pictures of what I’ve been doing. First off:

WTF. I don’t know where this one is going.

I LOVE this one. I don’t think it’s finished but I’m really stuck as to where to take it next. For now it’s nice to have sitting around.

This is nothing new. I noticed after several months that it said “can” twice >.< I’ve been slowly adding little things to it and trying to figure out what to do with the extra “can”.

That red isn’t supposed to be there :-p This was going to be a cityscape with a cat howling into the night but I like it where it is.

Everytime I see this one, I think “Wow, its so neat looking!” for whatever reason. It actually looks better in this picture :-p

This started out as a completely different painting. You can see some of it showing still. This has a story to it, and it’s political and I shouldn’t be sharing that here :-p

This one had been sitting around for almost a year. It’s finally done! Color barf-o-rama but I like it. Shuddup.

Another one where I was going to put a cat on it in a snow scene (flipped, of course, so the “snow” is on the bottom) but I just absolutely love how it looks as-is.

Annnnd the one everyone has been drooling all over in real life… :-p Yes, I painted the cat gold. Yes it’s reflective like that. Yes, the flash ruined it for the rest of the pic but that’s ok ^-^

In My Dreams I’m Too Tall to Drown

Finished! And for sale.

One of my funky cats (calling them that for now) painted gold, standing in water and… not drowning :-p  On some random chunk of wood I found.  Good times.

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Kitty painting work in progress…

February 10, 2010 1 comment

Just a little some’n some’n I’ve been  working on.

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my Better-than-Twilight book

December 2, 2009 Leave a comment

So, in case you’re wondering what I’m talking about, I’ve decided to take up the challenge of writing a book that is better than Twilight. I would like to challenge other writers and non-writers alike out there to write a better-than-Twilight book as well.

Why I’m doing this:

  • I’ve seen people who defend Twilight and Myers say “Well I bet you can’t do better”, and similar phrases. I take that as a personal challenge.
  • To give teenagers (hopefully both sexes!) a better idea of love, romance, what is healthy and what is not from a non-sexist/misogynistic stand with different views on sex, birth control, and anything else I’m missing that Meyers fucked up.
  • Because I love writing.
  • Ultimate Goal: When someone finishes reading this, they set the book down and say “Wow, I wish Twilight was this good!” or similar.

Basic story plans:

  • From POV of a teenage girl, may or may not be 1st person
  • Urban/modern day fantasy set in our world
  • Love/romance
  • Include some mutant (X-Men style) and or fairytale style characters
  • 100,000 to 130,000 words (Twilight is about 120,000)

Inspiration from:

I plan on using an outline.  Usually I don’t do this, but I want to for this one because I want to plan carefully.  You know… put some thought into it.  You know… like authors are supposed to :-p

Several years ago I wrote a few short stories using a setting and characters inspired by Franesca Lia Block.  I might use those characters in this story.  I’m not sure yet.

Oh, and my working title is Edge of Darkness 🙂

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Now that NaNoWriMo is over…

December 2, 2009 Leave a comment

I don’t know what to do!

There’s always that adjustment period, for me anyway, after NaNo where I spend a bit trying to figure out what the fuck I’m doing.  I don’t have much of a life to get to, since what I do most of the time is write and make art stuffs and job hunting on the side when my fragile sense of self can handle it.

  • Need to get back to first edit of book #1.  This is my TOP PRIORITY.
  • Some *gulp* meeting new people and trying new things? Imagine!
  • Planning out my “Better than Twilight” book.  I have have a title in mind and was thinking of using some characters from a few short stories I did years ago.  For this, I really ought to:
  • Finish reading Twilight.  Which is painful but educational (on how NOT to write).
  • Need to do some regular piano practice again (every day or every other day would be great)
  • I’m planning on asking some friends if they want some website space, for a nominal fee.  I want to keep my space but it would take a miracle for me to have it this coming V-day.
  • Play lots and lots of NWN online.  I found a cool server to play on.  This is the only video game I should allow myself to play for awhile.  Too many/too much gaming can be too distracting.
  • Keep my ear on the ground looking for a job >.<
  • Improve my drawing.  Probably back off my other art endeavors for awhile, but improve my drawing…

So I think I need to cut back on my graphics work, silly little side games… umm… I probably shouldn’t visit those snark communities for awhile or even dA or fA for awhile.  As much as I love looking at art, I need to foooocus.   I need to prioritize my time!