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.

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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

the struggles of being a self-employed creative

Hey all! It’s been awhile since I checked in. I could give all sorts of excuses as to why I haven’t been writing blogs, but they’d be just that. Excuses. So things have been busy, but now I’m getting back into the swing of things.

Rather, I have a better idea of how things will swing. I’ll be able to anticipate super busy times better now, hopefully. Maybe. If that makes any sense.

This post can also be read on my Patreon!

Anyway, today’s post has been a long time coming, I think. I’ve been thinking on what it means to be a self-employed creative a lot lately and how hard it can be. I know that this kind of sounds like “WAAAAH WOE IS ME I DON’T HAVE MONEY BECAUSE I CREATE ART” – but its not really that so much as the stigma associated with it, I guess.

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