AfterNano-Form 2012

It’s sort of tradition to fill out this form. So here we go.

1. What’s your word count? 50055

2. How long until you finish? I finished on the 25th

3. If you have finished, how long did it take you?

4. Do you have an outline? yes

5. Do you have a plot? yes

6. How many words do you typically write a day? 2000.

7. What was your greatest word count in one day? 5282

8. What was your least impressive word count in one day? I didn’t write on Sundays, so none.

9. What inspired you to write? I love writing, simple as that.

10. Does your novel have a theme song? Nope. There’s music in it though

11. Assign each of your major characters a theme song. Airyn, um, heck I don’t know!

12. Which character is most like you? Um, I don’t really know. They aren’t like me.

13. Which character would you most likely be friends with? I supposed Deirdre, she’s my age.

14. Do you have any Gary-Stu’s or Mary Sue’s? Well–she’s kind of a Mary Sue….

15. Who is your favorite character in your novel? Airyn. She’s a funny girl, well, in my opinion.

16. Have your characters ever done something completely unexpected? No, she was predicable to me, though not to the people in the story.

17. Have you based any of your novel directly on personal experiences? If I have, I don’t know it.

18. Do you believe in plot bunnies? I do! They’re cute, friendly, and helpful. haha.

19. Is there magic in your novel? Yep.

20. Are any holidays celebrated in your novel? Yep, there’s a Celebration of Flowers

21. Does anyone die? Yes, always

22. How many cups of coffee/tea have you consumed during your writing experience? Oh my, I don’t know. Like 2-3 cups of tea a day, 2-3 cups of coffee a week.

23. What is the latest have you stayed up writing? I didn’t

24. What is the best line? I have no clue, let me go find one. “What could she say, You didn’t know I was gone? You only thought I was silent as a dryad. You do not even notice that my face is bruised and my hair a mess?” That’s the theme of the story.

25. What is the worst line? Gosh, who knows? The whole thing? (my traditional reply)

26. Have you dreamed about your novel or its characters? Nope.

27. Does your novel rely heavily on allegory? Nope.

28. Summarize your novel in under fifteen words. Airyn feels like her father can’t see her and wants to be loved.

29. Do you love all your characters? Pretty much.

30. Have you done something sadistic or cruel to your characters specifically to increase your word count? Well, it wasn’t my fault, my writing buddies twisted my arm to kill her grandfather, but it wasn’t very cruel. He was old, he died happy, and they were fine after he died.

31. What was the last thing your main character ate? Eh, I don’t know.

32. Describe your main character in three words. Wants Dad’s Attention

33. What would your antagonist dress up as for Halloween? haha, no clue. My antagonist is kind of the whole people group

34. Does anyone in your story go to a place of worship? no

35. How many romantic relationships take place in your novel? One, but it doesn’t last, because Deirdre dies.

36. Are there any explosions in your novel? No-o.

37. Is there an apocalypse in your novel? NO!

38. Does your novel take place in a post-apocalyptic world? NO!

39. Are there zombies, vampires or werewolves in your novel? NO WAY!

40. Are there witches, wizards or mythological creatures/figures in your novel? No

41. Is anyone reincarnated? NO!

42. Is anyone physically ailed? Yes, if they aren’t dead, they’re sick. haha. Not really.

43. Is anyone mentally ill? Uh, no

44. Does anyone have swine flu? No. 😛

45. Who has pets in your novel and what are they? There’s a wolf, but it isn’t really her pet.

46. Are there angels, demons, or any religious references/figures in your novel? no

47. How about political figures? no

48. Is there incessant drinking? No

49. Are there board games? If so, which ones? No

50. Are there any dream sequences? no

51. Is there humor? Not much. Too bad. *sigh* how could that happen?

52. Is there tragedy? Yes.

53. Does anyone have a temper tantrum? Uh, no.

54. How many characters end up single at the end of your novel? Come on, my MC is 10

55. Is anyone in your novel adopted? Nope.

56. Does anyone in your novel wear glasses? no

57. Has your novel provided insight about your life? no

58. Your personality? I already knew my personality.

59. Has your novel inspired anyone? I haven’t given to anyone yet.

60. How many people have asked to read your novel? 3?

61. Have you drawn any of your characters? Yeah, a little bit.

62. Has anyone drawn your characters for you? Yep. Beastfire drew Airyn

63. Does anyone vomit in your novel? Uh, no.

64. Does anyone bleed in your novel? Yes.

65. Do any of your characters watch TV? no, haha

66. What size shoe does your main character wear? She prefers barefoot

67. Do any of the characters in your novel use a computer? No-o

68. How would you react if your novel was erased entirely? Good, that’s out of the way. I didn’t even like that story

69. Did you cry at killing off any of your characters? No, but it was sad.

70. Did you cheer when killing off one of your characters? NO!

71. What advice would you give to a fellow writer? Make sure you have  a long complicated story line. Make sure it is all planned out. Make sure there are a few BIG scenes that will take a few pages each.

72. Describe your ending in three words. Let’s try again

73. Are there any love triangles, squares, hexagons, etc.? No!

74. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being the least stressful, 10 being the most) how does your stress rank? 4, my favorite number

75. Was it worth it? Oh, my yes! It always is.

signed

Electric Bubbles

P.S. I’m feeling drowsy, and if my novel sounds really boring–it probably is.

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NaNoWriMo sickness update

I’ve been doing well! I thought I’d let y’all know. Thanks to the people praying! I haven’t had any severe dizzy spells, but I have had a few slight ones, and all of them from looking at the computer early in the morning or late at night. I can’t tell when I’ve wrote too long until later, so I pretty much have to avoid writing in the morning and night all together, when my eyes are tired. It stinks, especially when I’m aching to type, but I’ve already been on the computer for 30 minutes, and 30 minutes is about the max. And it’s actually not a lot of fun to type with the computer screen turned off. So, I guess it’s time to sharpen up my long hand writing.

In the works is an essay for school; the topic sentence, *ahem* “NaNoWriMo is a disease and those taken under rarely recover.” Thank you, thank you. I know it’s lovely. Ruthie wanted me to write about something I can give first and second examples on, and this was the best of my options. Can you testify to this disease? If so, may I use you as an example? Not that I don’t have enough, just that I’d be cool to see how many are suffering from it. It’s actually not that surprising, when you hear stories about it, but what is surprising is that so much people don’t have it.

And since that essay is on the computer, I should get off this to save my eyes for that. 😉

 

signed

-Electric Bubbles

Rewriting

I guess it’s time to move on, right? But you should have your Beat Sheet and we’ll use that throughout.

Look through your Beat Sheet and write down the 4 most important scenes. Rewrite these scenes. That means, totally forget what was on the first draft, and rewrite the scene on a clean piece of paper. Write lots of info, lots of detail, lots of dialogue, lots of everything, give us background, give us timing, and be conscience. If you don’t like your rewrite, go ahead and finish it, then start over. Start over and add more suspense, start over and add humor, start over and make the scene totally dependent on dialogue, or start over and take out all but the essential dialogue. Keep rewriting until you think you have enough material to piece together a worthy scene, but don’t do the piecing yet, just rewriting.

If you never have, try writing long hand and see what happens.

This is a lame post, but it’s what I call the next step, and I’ve put it off too long.

signed

-Electric Bubbles

P.S. Also, I accidentally published the post before it was finished, so sorry for the email you got if you follow me.

After Nano

The after nano form. I forgot about this, but I might as well post it.

  1. What’s your word count? 67,000
  2. If you have finished, how long did it take you? I wrote “the end” on the last day
  3. Do you have an outline? yes
  4. Do you have a plot? yes
  5. How many words do you typically write a day? 2000 during Nanowrimo
  6. What was your greatest word count in one day? 4856 (last November was 4848, improvement?)
  7. What was your least impressive word count in one day? On the 9th, I wrote 12 words and then decided I wasn’t writing that Sunday. Haha.
  8. What inspired you to write? The story. Dreaming of what it might be if it worked like I wanted, that’s what keeps me writing. Plus all the people doing it with me.
  9. Does your novel have a theme song? Nope, I haven’t thought of one. hmm.
  10. Assign each of your major characters a theme song. Um, Westby–Loch Lomond. Mireille–well when she’s given up, she reminds me of the girl on “Stand in the Rain” by Superchic[k]. That song actually inspired her story. And the others, um, well, I don’t know, but those are the two main characters.
  11. Which character is most like you? Probably Mireille
  12. Which character would you most likely be friends with? Probably Mireille again.
  13. Who is your favorite character in your novel? Ooh, I suppose Hanson….and Denison WicH (bwahaha)
  14. Have your characters ever done something completely unexpected? Well Hanson kept being noble, Denison turned out much more sinister than I thought. And Dion Cavar made up himself and stuck himself in the story without any warning.
  15. Have you based any of your novel directly on personal experiences? No. I don’t think so.
  16. Do you believe in plot bunnies? I’m pretty bad at plot bunnies. But if they work, I love them.
  17. Is there magic in your novel? Nope.
  18. Are any holidays celebrated in your novel? No
  19. Does anyone die? Yes!
  20. How many cups of coffee/tea have you consumed during your writing experience? Probably about 25 of each. One cup of tea at 5:30am, and coffee at 10:00am
  21. What is the latest have you stayed up writing? Like 10:30 one night, but yeah, I didn’t really stay up for writing, I wrote because I stayed up. I usually write in the morning.
  22. What is the best line? I don’t know. Let’s find one. “Sobs came forward, for no longer could she deny that it was Hanson, her brother.” *sniff sniff sniff* *waaaaaaa!!!!*
  23. What is the worst line? Gosh, who knows? The whole thing?
  24. Have you dreamed about your novel or its characters? I dreamed up Westby’s story line, and that’s how I chose it.
  25. Does your novel rely heavily on allegory? Uh, no.
  26. Summarize your novel in under fifteen words. The Highlanders and separated and each facing cages of their own. Ha ha ha.
  27. Do you love all your characters? Well some are really boring. Like Wregan and his leader person. But I like everyone else.
  28. Have you done something sadistic or cruel to your characters specifically to increase your word count? No, I haven’t, but I was cruel enough anyway.
  29. What was the last thing your main character ate? Um, Mireille was eating something, but I don’t think we heard what it was.
  30. Describe your main character in three words. Westby-quite, reliant, relying. Mireille-laughing, good hearted
  31. What would your antagonist dress up as for Halloween? Haha. Um, he wouldn’t!
  32. How many romantic relationships take place in your novel? None. But at the end I do mention Dion and Mireille getting married.
  33. Are there any explosions in your novel? Nope.
  34. Is there an apocalypse in your novel? NO!
  35. Does your novel take place in a post-apocalyptic world? NO!
  36. Are there zombies, vampires or werewolves in your novel? NO WAY!
  37. Are there witches, wizards or mythological creatures/figures in your novel? NO!
  38. Is anyone reincarnated? NO!
  39. Is anyone physically ailed? Uh, yes, Hanson is beat up, Mireille too, and Westby grows ill from lack of sleep.
  40. Is anyone mentally ill? Eh heh, no.
  41. Does anyone have swine flu? Haha, no!
  42. Who has pets in your novel and what are they? The Highlanders have a horse that is just “the black gelding” who is kind of mischievous and fun to mess with.
  43. Are there angels, demons, or any religious references/figures in your novel? No
  44. How about political figures? No
  45. Is there incessant drinking? NO!
  46. Are there board games? no
  47. Are there any dream sequences? And no.
  48. Is there humor? Not much, but our gelding is rather humorous.
  49. Is there tragedy? Yes.
  50. Does anyone have a temper tantrum? Uh, no.
  51. Is anyone in your novel adopted? No.
  52. Does anyone in your novel wear glasses? No
  53. Has your novel provided insight about your life? No-oo
  54. Your personality? I already knew my personality.
  55. Has your novel inspired anyone? Eh, I don’t think….
  56. How many people have asked to read your novel? 7 or something like that. 4 people have started, but no one has read the whole thing.
  57. Have you drawn any of your characters? Just sketches.
  58. Has anyone drawn your characters for you? No, but I know who would like to try. Tristen??….
  59. Does anyone vomit in your novel? Uh no.
  60. Does anyone bleed in your novel? Yes
  61. Do any of your characters watch TV? Haha no
  62. Do any of the characters in your novel use a computer? No-o
  63. How would you react if your novel was erased entirely? I would cry.
  64. Did you cry at killing off any of your characters? No, but it was sad.
  65. Did you cheer when killing off one of your characters? NO!
  66. What advice would you give to a fellow writer? Plan well before hand and plan on having well over 50,000 words, just incase. And if someone is doing it with you, it’s a bunch more fun.
  67. Describe your ending in three words. Happily ever after. Well maybe. haha.
  68. Are there any love triangles, squares, hexagons, etc.? NO!
  69. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being the least stressful, 10 being the most) how does your stress rank? 3. Or 2. Haha. Not stressful.
  70. Was it worth it? Oh, my yes!

 

Also, we’re going to Wisconsin on Thursday. ^_^ So if you think about it you can pray for a safe trip. We’re going to visit friends that we haven’t seen in much too long. So yeah, I’m excited. Except we’ll be leaving the day Billy is coming home from Texas. So anyway, pray for his safe travel too. Thank ya!

 

signed

-Electric Bubbles

After Nanowrimo

I found an after Nanowrimo form on a blog that I like. I filled it out. It’s kind of long, but fun. I miss Nanowrimo already.
1. What’s your word count? 50016

2. How long until you finish? I finished the 27th but in December I’ll go back and revise.

3. If you have finished, how long did it take you? 27th

4. Do you have an outline? yes

5. Do you have a plot? yes

6. How many words do you typically write a day? 1900 on nanowrimo. Off, around 1200.

7. What was your greatest word count in one day? 4848

8. What was your least impressive word count in one day? 1000 or something around there. Maybe less at the end.

9. What inspired you to write? I love writing. But one of my greatest motivations to keep writing was my pen pal, Leah. She is such a great cheerleader

10. Does your novel have a theme song? Um, there’s a light song and a dark song in the book that makes up the whole plot, but no theme song. Maybe I should choose one. Hmm.

11. Assign each of your major characters a theme song. Blackman’s would be classical, Michael meets Mozart maybe. AmberDee, walking in a winter wonderland. Beeter, Lean on me. Sheara Nothing.

12. Which character is most like you? AmberDee, totally

13. Which character would you most likely be friends with? Um, JayDee and KayDee. They’re fun.

14. Do you have any Gary-Stu’s or Mary Sue’s? Not really

15. Who is your favorite character in your novel? Beeter and Blackman. And Tanner come to think of it.

16. Have your characters ever done something completely unexpected? Blackman almost died on me. *shudder* I had no idea what he was doing before or during. It scared me half to death. Bad Blackman!

17. Have you based any of your novel directly on personal experiences? The living water came from the Bible. I have spiritually tasted real living water, but it can’t be explained in a story.

18. Do you believe in plot bunnies? Yes! I needed more than I had because I finished my story too soon. Plot bunnies, guilt moneys, and word count dragons are my friends.

19. Is there magic in your novel? Um, it’s in a fantasy world so there is powers that come in the form of songs.

20. Are any holidays celebrated in your novel? no

21. Does anyone die? Yes, *sniff*

22. How many cups of coffee/tea have you consumed during your writing experience? 10 cups of coffee, 14 cups of tea, and 3 cups of hot chocolate. Note: during a part of Nanowrimo I ran out of coffee. O.O Awful! SO hard to work that way.

23. What is the latest have you stayed up writing? Maybe 9:30 to 10:00 but I did most of my writing in the morning.

24. What is the best line? Uh, I don’t know. Maybe I should find one. “AmberDee tapped Reith’s beak playfully. ‘Reith clitick.’ He gurgled happily.” I just love Reith!

25. What is the worst line? Gosh, who knows? The whole thing?

26. Have you dreamed about your novel or its characters? Nope, but that would be fun.

27. Does your novel rely heavily on allegory? Nope. The only thing remotely resembling allegory is the living water and that was completely unexpected.

28. Summarize your novel in under fifteen words. AmberDee and Blackman battle the dark song by searching for the light song, hee hee.

29. Do you love all your characters? Yes. Except for Sheara and maybe Selwyn. And of course the antagonist.

30. Have you done something sadistic or cruel to your characters specifically to increase your word count? I guess when Blackman almost died it was just to add-something I don’t know what. But otherwise, no.

31. What was the last thing your main character ate? Um, soup in the forest. AmberDee was tired of it.

32. Describe your main character in three words. Afraid of pain.

33. What would your antagonist dress up as for Halloween? Snake. He is one. 😛

34. Does anyone in your story go to a place of worship? no

35. How many romantic relationships take place in your novel? There’s Sven and Pona and AmberDee‘s parents. That’s it and all that was meant to be!

36. Are there any explosions in your novel? No but there’s a fire. J

37. Is there an apocalypse in your novel? NO!

38. Does your novel take place in a post-apocalyptic world? NO!

39. Are there zombies, vampires or werewolves in your novel? NO WAY!

40. Are there witches, wizards or mythological creatures/figures in your novel? Um, huge snakes, that’s it.

41. Is anyone reincarnated? NO!

42. Is anyone physically ailed? Yes, Blackman is very very sick and almost everyone else takes their short little turn.

43. Is anyone mentally ill? People go insane when they hear the dark song. Sven almost killed them all. J

44. Does anyone have swine flu? No. 😛

45. Who has pets in your novel and what are they? Everyone in this world has a clitick. Beeter has Broti. AmberDee has Reith and Keeka. Shia has a deer like thing. Selwyn has Guluoc. M-hmm.

46. Are there angels, demons, or any religious references/figures in your novel? no

47. How about political figures? no

48. Is there incessant drinking? NO!

49. Are there board games? If so, which ones? There’s some king of game with paper and hand motions but no board game.

50. Are there any dream sequences? no

51. Is there humor? Not much. Too bad. *sigh* how could that happen?

52. Is there tragedy? Yes.

53. Does anyone have a temper tantrum? Uh, no.

54. How many characters end up single at the end of your novel? Everyone but Sven and Pona. AnnDee and Tanner are dead, BTW.

55. Is anyone in your novel adopted? Yes, AmberDee is adopted by Beeter at the very end. ^_^

56. Does anyone in your novel wear glasses? no

57. Has your novel provided insight about your life? no

58. Your personality? I already knew my personality.

59. Has your novel inspired anyone? I haven’t given to anyone yet.

60. How many people have asked to read your novel? 1,2,3,4 or something like that.

61. Have you drawn any of your characters? Just sketches.

62. Has anyone drawn your characters for you? no

63. Does anyone vomit in your novel? Uh, no. Blackman coughs up blood though!

64. Does anyone bleed in your novel? Yes, a lot

65. Do any of your characters watch TV? no

66. What size shoe does your main character wear? I don’t know! Maybe 5 or 6

67. Do any of the characters in your novel use a computer? No-o

68. How would you react if your novel was erased entirely? I would cry. And cry.

69. Did you cry at killing off any of your characters? No, but it was sad.

70. Did you cheer when killing off one of your characters? NO!

71. What advice would you give to a fellow writer? Just keep writing and make sure you don’t finish before your word count. *shudder*

72. Describe your ending in three words. More to come.

73. Are there any love triangles, squares, hexagons, etc.? NO!

74. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being the least stressful, 10 being the most) how does your stress rank? 3. And at the end maybe 5 or 6.

75. Was it worth it? Oh, my yes!

I really want to do it next year.

 

signed

-Electric Bubbles