Sunday, November 26, 2017

Writing Update: Slow and Steady (+ One Very Un-Okay Pinterest Edit)

Hello, all, and a very Happy belated Thanksgiving to you! ;)

Well, NaNoWriMo continues.  I've been plugging away pretty steadily, although if you were to compare the amount of words I've written per day with the amount that most of you NaNo participants are doing, 'twould not reflect so positively on me. :-P  But, since I'm not doing a "real" NaNo, that's alright, I suppose.

Actually, yesterday was the first day so far that I haven't worked on my story at all!  *les gasp*  But it makes me feel better that I honestly just forgot.

At the moment, I'm hitting a bit of a roadblock in terms of how to go about writing the rest of the story.  I know where I want it to go, but I'm not sure how exactly to get it there.  I also don't know how long I want it to be, which complicates things a bit.  But I guess the main thing is to just keep "chuffing along" and worry about perfecting things after the first draft is finished. ;)


(Pssst, guys, it even has the train.)

*clears throat*  ANYWAY.  

How is NaNo going for you?
How do you get through "roadblocks" and uncertainty about the details of your writing? 

Friday, November 17, 2017

// I d i d n ' t //

// Pinterest //

- undated - 

I didn't spend nine months in the Secret Place
Weaving, crafting, loving, marveling
At the beauty taking shape under My fingertips --
I didn't work day and night,
Poring over your loves, your dreams, your struggles, your passions,
Pouring Myself out into this all-consuming, attention-riveting, exquisite masterpiece
Who totally captivated Me -- 
I didn't spend nine months in the Secret Place
To craft you into a carbon copy of someone else.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

OAKOQ: Storyboard + Playlist

Hello, all!  I thought I'd share the storyboard and playlist that I have compiled for my Susan Pevensie WIP! :)

First, my storyboard.  I only recently got into storyboarding, but now I'm hooked.  I love it. :D  Check this one out if you want to!  The aesthetic is really pretty, if I do say so myself. :-P

And second, the playlist.  The link to the full playlist (well, technically, it's not finished yet, so some songs are missing) is here, but I want to explain my thoughts on some of them, why they're relevant in my mind, why I like them, why they make me cry inside, etc.  (Also, I sort of just went with one of the first video results for most of these songs, so I can't necessarily vouch for all of the music videos on the playlist.  There may also be mild swearing in some of the songs, though not in any of the ones in this post.)

I would have died, I would have loved you all my life
. . . 
Wake up, it's time, little girl, wake up
All the best of what we've done is yet to come
Wake up, it's time, little girl, wake up
Just remember who I am in the morning . . . 

*sniffles*  I first heard this song in this video (thanks, Natalie :-P), but I really like it as a theme song for this story.  BECAUSE GUYS SHE HAS LOST HER MEMORY AND IT'S ALL JUST VERY AFFECTING. *sniffles again*


One of the things I'm thinking of incorporating into this book is how Susan might have struggled with feelings of works-based approval/comparison in her spiritual walk, so some of the songs on the playlist are contemporary Christian songs that I think both I and Susan relate to on some level.

Because Tay-Tay is my jam sometimes, and because this song is relevant to basically any fandom ever, but especially the Pevensie kids.  (Plus the music video is nice. :-P)

It's been a long day without you, my friend, and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again.

*more crying*  Again, this is one of those songs that applies to any fandom (ESPECIALLY IF IT HAS FEELS), and this one is doubly relevant, because she's been alone for so long. *cries*

Another song that speaks to some of the possible struggles I'm thinking of bringing up in this book.  (Plus, this is a really cool lyric video.)

Because I can hardly have the whole playlist be feelsy or tragic, can I? ;)  Even though this seems like a love song, I think it's definitely applicable to the relationship between the Pevensie siblings.


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

Well, I guess that's all I'll share for now.  Again, you can visit the playlist here, and I'll keep adding songs until it's finished. :)

Thanks for reading! *blows kiss*

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Writing Update: I'm Doing NaNoWriMo, But Not??

As some of you may know, I have been working on a continuation of Susan Pevensie's story for a little while now.  I'm really going to try to get at least some sort of first draft done by the end of the year, sooooooo . . . I'm doing NaNoWriMo!  Kind of.  In a way.

So far, my plan is to get at least SOME writing done every day in November, which is why I'm calling it NaNoWriMo, but I'm not really following any other official NaNoWriMo "rules".  I don't think I even know what an "official" NaNoWriMo entails. :-P

I really think God has a plan for me writing this, and I hope I stay on track with it.  The lovely Christine Smith (who has recently been sharing absolutely wonderful posts with NaNoWriMo tips) suggests telling other people about your NaNo goals so that they can hold you accountable.  So here I be! :)

Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year?
What's your best tip from past NaNos?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The College Diaries {1}

He-hey, so, here I've claimed this blog will be about post-high school life/college, and I haven't posted on the first collegiate topic, have I?  It shall be remedied.

To be perfectly honest with you, though, I don't really have that many hair-raising escapades or pearls of wisdom to recount just yet.  I am currently attending a local community college part-time, and so far it's been going quite well.

No, in all seriousness, I've actually been really happy that my classes have been going very smoothly.  I was really concerned about taking elementary statistics (because math = haha no), but I have a fantastic teacher who makes it very un-scary, and so far it's been just dandy.  So that's been a real blessing. :)

That's really all I have to say . . . I'm sorry for such a boring snippet of a post. :-P  Planning to be back soon with a more interesting post (about my current writing project) soon, though, so perhaps that'll make up for it. :)

Hope you're all doing splendoriferously! :D <3