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Saturday, March 23, 2013

1st B-day...and character pictures

My blog turned one today...and even though I'm the worst blogger ever, I'm gonna try and do a post today, which will pretty much be me posting pictures.

  • Gadren
  • Evadon
  • The Aardwolf (in human form)
  • Togen
  • Ahlon (He doesn't have a beard)
  • Boegh (She's way too young in this picture)
My favorite is Boegh's picture because she just...she looks so much like my brain pictured her
Because I'm too lame do a real post...
-Ruth

Monday, March 4, 2013

NaNoWriMo...in March.

Basically, I'm doing NaNoWriMo this March (I'm hosting it just for myself, and am not doing it on a NaNoWriMo site) because I'm trying to finish Aardwolf. I probably won't finish it this month, but my goal is to write 30,000 words this month, and that will leave me with 10,000-20,000 words left. Since my last post, I have found a picture for a lot of my characters. I'll share a few.
  • Akce (is younger in the pic than when the story takes place)
  • Conleeh
  • Heen (A villain in a future sequel)
  • Sullon
  • Promise
I don't really have anything else to update, so...
-Ruth

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Working on Aardwolf

My goal was to finish Aardwolf (rough draft) by the end of Feb., but that is not going to happen. It will be done soon, but not as soon as I had hoped because I read over almost all of Aardwolf from Feb. 1st to today and in that reading over, I move, removed, and redid many part, which brings the grand total of my novel to...
41,335 words
Yeah...not so great. At that total, Aardwolf would not have won NaNoWriMo. But there where some things that needed change, and the novel is a lot better now as a result. And it's not the quantity of the words that's really important, but the quality.
But in my defense, it takes a lot longer to write Aardwolf now then it did at the begining because I now must have three documents other then Aardwolf open while I write that I flip back and forth form because Aardwolf is so complex.
New Character (yeah!)
Here's a list of (important) characters I have introduced since my last post.
  • Joder
  • Jraco
  • Light
  • Keddle
And I have plans for dozens of character that I recently invented. A sneak peak being
  • Farrein
  • Raymid
  • Gul
  • Rendar
  • Raynez
And a few posts ago, I mentioned the characters Promise and Faithful (which are kinda sorta (that's a complex part) not their real names in a weird way) and now my characters know their names. But you don't get to know that. :P (Because I'm mean like that)
People dying (Such a wonderful sub-category)
I am about to kill someone in my story! (Though who, you do not get to know.)
Random conculsion
Today I wrote very little on Aardwolf itself, but a lot the planning side. I wrote a lot on a document titled "extended names" but revealing what that means is revealing way too much. And also in my reading through Aardwolf, I added a cool story to a book that my character Conleeh (who loves reading) reads through. He's a bit nerdy at times. Anyway...goodbye.
-Ruth

Thursday, February 7, 2013

1,000 views!

I have had 1,000 page views on my blog! (And yes, am working on some cool posts that will hopefully be out soon)

Top countries:

  1. United States (581)
  2. Russia (371)
  3. Germany (15)
  4. United Kingdom (7)
  5. Canada (6)
  6. Ukraine (6)
  7. Hungary (4)
  8. China (3)
  9. South Korea (3)
  10. France (2) 

Top searched keywords:

  1. and when akce disrespects (4)
  2. stories told from the dragons point... (1)
  3. "shot at a cover" (1)

Top posts:

  1. A synopsis (21)
  2. Picture and Writing and a Block (13)
  3. Time and Trouble (12)
Thanks to all my viewers!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Getting back on my Feet

How most people wake up:
How I wake up:
And that's how I'm waking up after my Dec. writing nap...slow and gumpy. But I'm slowly getting up. I've written around 4,000 words since Nov., but I am getting up. I've had a lot of inspirations, like I invented three Characters "Gyran, Promise, and Faithful" and I made a bunch of classifications for the Guardians of Occelir. I've spent a lot of time writing about people, and writing down ideas, because I've has a lot of that.
And since writing is waking up, hopefully my blog will too.

Even though I've found my writing feet, I'm still looking for my blog feet...But they'll come, I hope.

-Ruth A.

Photo Credit:
http://meetyourfeet.wordpress.com/
http://cantinhoencantado.blogs.sapo.pt/2009/07/?page=3
http://2bigbroncos.net/humor/Garfield.html