Beginning Writer and some team work

First, by way of introduction….

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This is Jimmy!!!!

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Alright, so now that you know Jimmy, I can tell you he’s a new writer! He is writing me a lovely story about a “dee” (bee). Today he was super excited to do it–give me a story to edit and revise for him.

He is smart you know! Today he told us, “Lighting bugs must eat the sun.” When I told him it was too cute he said, “I mean, they sit out in the sun so they can glow at night. That’s like their food.” That’s why he should be a writer. I told him so and that is where this started, but obviously he’s had this idea of the bee in his head for quite awhile, since he learned about them in school.

So here’s his story.

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Translation: “Once there was a bee, but he didn’t have wings or a pattern. He was a little worm shape. One day he woke up. He was shaped like a bee, but he did not have a pattern like a bee, so he ate furious but they….”(I’ve only received one page. He’s still working on the second.
After he proudly gave me his work–I revised it. Here’s the second draft:
“Once upon a time there was a bee, well, he was not really a bee, not to himself. To himself he saw only a little worm shape, and honestly, he really was just a little worm. No wings, no stripes.
He waited quite awhile, depressed because he never thought he would be a bee. Not now, not ever. But the day came when he found that his head was shaped very finely, and his body as well. But he was not a bee, and he knew it, because he had no stripes, no pattern.
He went on with his life, admiring his head and eyes, but not doing much else–except eat honey of course; the real bees above poured it down on his head constantly….”
Watch out Washington! Look out Times Square! Here we come to rock the nation!
Happy Writing!
Electric Bubbles

Camping, my story

I hadn’t completed that the form from Camping! because I was filling it out in story form and I took my time. It is now completed. The characters come from 4 different stories, some from written stories, and some  (Clark, Lassie, Jim, and Elijah) from my April NaNoWriMo novel.

Here it is, for those who want to read it.

Yours Truly

Electric Bubbles

Because Spam is Funny

Here’s a spam comment from my post NaNoWriMo Disease Essay (if you have read it, this comment will crack you up)

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*sniff sniff* All in deepest pleasure, Christa!

 

signed

-Electric Bubbles

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.

NaNoWriMo Disease Essay

Yah, me sister, Ruthie, told me to write an essay about anything I wanted as long as I didn’t need to do research. So what do I know most about? NaNoWriMo! Sorry for the cheesiness, but this is the essay. ^_^ Yet to be graded, but I don’t expect anything high….

It has been recorded, “Sadly, my insanity level surpassed my sanity level by the millions already.” Though this is one man’s quote, it has been agreed to by thousands of wrimos. On October 2011, I learned about National Novel Writing Month, commonly shortened to NaNoWriMo. It was my thought then that NaNoWriMo was an event, a group of writers, a time set aside for writing a novel at a ridiculous pace where one joked about being insane, but it turned out to be so much more. NaNoWriMo is a disease, indeed, and those taken under rarely recover.
Symptoms of NaNoWriMo are commonly seen, but rarely recognized until the disease has run rampant. The symptoms include: moping until November, sore eyes, sore wrists, attachment to imaginary friends, attachment to online wrimos (those with NaNoWriMo), fingers typing “nanowrimo.org” when one isn’t sure what to do on the computer, sharing depression with characters, writing 20 page letters about nothing by their NaNoWriMo novel, daydreaming every five minutes, looking up every NaNoWriMo tip book at the library, giddiness at the thought of November, and finally, if the disease has become rampant, dizziness from staring at the computer too long. Any unordinary behavior linked with laptops or stories should be closely watched and reported on the combining of any two of the above symptoms. One wrimo claimed, “I once reenacted a whole swordfight…in the shower.” Any such actions or claims should be immediately taken to a doctor. Sadly, the above wrimo was not warned, nor restricted, and still suffers from NaNoWriMo.
Also, remember that NaNoWriMo is very contagious among like minded people, and those diagnosed with NaNoWriMo should have their communication closely monitored. One girl, who disguised herself as ELBUB55CLGRL22LELUVSFUN4 had the disease run freely through her body with little resistance and now her friend, DUCKGIRL, with whom she corresponds frequently, has now caught the disease herself without any warning. In a letter going back to ELBUB55 she said, “Wow, Ellie, thank you so so so so so much for talking me into that!” She also filled 94% percent of a letter with NaNoWriMo content soon after June 30th as well as confessed, “I love all my characters.”
The witnesses of NaNoWriMo are faced with a bitter choice. They may stand their ground against NaNoWriMo and suffer ever after, or cheer for the wrimos, and inevitably be caught in their sway. Liyah, who supported three wrimos, one of whom was (un)fortunately saved by a busy schedule, has now agreed to give it a try, and is almost to the point of no return.
I hope this essay has given you insight on this illness and enough information to guard you, but I will also inform you that if you never once catch NaNoWriMo in your life you are missing out on a bunch of fun.

 

signed

-Electric Bubbles

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