Writer Woes: naming characters

Hey all! Long time, no talk. Welcome to 2018, I guess. Things have been going pretty well in my neck of the woods – AT LEAST THEY WERE UNTIL MY PHONE CROAKED. But that’s beside the point.

I’ve been getting a lot of writing done in both my professional projects and my fanwork ones. I’m procrastinating a little on some things, which I apologize for. I’m in the process of updating everything on this blog and my main webpage – photobucket decided that they don’t host images for free which was the whole point of them. I’ve been using photobucket for well over a decade and now I have to find something else. Thankfully, WordPress has space built in. So pardon the ugliness, I’m working on it.

(I’ll also be including the 10 facts about me and some goals at the end of this since that’s a tradition for the first post of a new year)

Anyway, there are a lot of things that plague writers. Writers block, not enough time in the day, characters not cooperating, too many ideas, not enough ideas; the list goes on and on. But one of the ones that drives me up a wall is naming characters.

I hate it.

I hate naming characters.

And I freely admit that.

Continue reading

Advertisements

2017: a year of writing progress in review

Hey all! It’s been a crazy year in many ways and I’ve neglected this blog more than I should. I like doing this sort of thing, a year in review. Even if I haven’t been active on here, I’ve been really active with writing in general. And it’s nice to share what I’ve been up to.

2017 has been an incredibly productive year for me. After having so many setbacks in writing in the last couple years, this year was incredibly needed. Well, at least I perceived them as setbacks. I felt slow and sluggish in writing…like I was stuck. Now I don’t feel so stuck. I actually feel like I’m kind of successful. Less in the sense of “WOW I’M ROLLING IN MONEY” and more in the sense of “hey I feel a sense of accomplishment.”

Continue reading

Caught up in Everything: NaNoWriMo 2017

Hey all! Been awhile since I checked in. Things have been extremely busy, which I suppose is a good thing. Most of last month was spent finishing up one of the last route outlines for mana of silent sins.

The less good is that we had more water in the basement which gave us a lot of stress. Made writing hard.

Anyway, last month isn’t what this post is about.

This post is about this month.

November means National Novel Writing Month. Naturally, I’m participating. I think this is my 8th year straight that I’m participating. I’ve professed my love of NaNoWriMo before, not because WOO WRITING 50,000 WORDS IN A MONTH but more because ideas come out of NaNoWriMo. More because NaNo creates a drive in people, it makes them want to finish…when finishing a project is usually daunting and can be bittersweet.

This year I’m working on 404 error: connection not found. It’s a visual novel, but still a novel, so it counts for NaNo. It totally counts.

I’m a little behind right now. Today is the half way point, and I’m just over 21k. I can make it up easily enough.

I wish everyone the best on NaNoWriMo! Feel free to add me, you can find me HERE.

I’ll try to check in a bit more – expect some blog posts soon ❤

Happy writing!
~LL