Monday, August 28, 2017

NaNo 101: Advanced Pantser Studies

'Sup, earthlings and extraterrestrials!
i can be different and not say 'hello'.

So. The lovely Jem Jones requested more on pantsing... and as a long-time-pantser, I can actually be somewhat helpful. Being helpful is new to me, kids, so... let's take it slow, ok?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

NaNo 101: Plotting vs Pantsing + How To Prep Either Way

Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

Welcome to Knife-Throwing cla-
waitn why are you all gaping? *shuffles notes* oops, sorry, I thought I was- never mind. Uh, welcome to NaNo 101.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

NaNo 101: Your Introduction

Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

I'm ridiculously excited today because I have decided to do a blog series called 'NaNo 101', in which I will give you some not so helpful very helpful NaNo advice. *jazz hands and confetti*

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Writing Updates: Let's Talk Tilley (Plus Beautiful Disaster Quiz)

Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

So, my internet is fixed and I am back and ready to attack some people-

with GIFS and happiness, of course.

*hides swords*

BUT ANYWAYS I thought I would talk some about Tilley,  the main character in Dragoncologist. she's a sarcastic little bean She has the WORST luck:

Tilley does have to consider the fact that talking to herself distracts her from the pouring rain, the dark, and the even darker prospects of her future. That’s something, at least. But really, did it have to be raining when Maya kicked her out?
I'm so terrible to her But look! She's trying  to remain positive! She's not very good at it, but no matter. She's trying.

Also she's resourceful:

She looks around, before zeroing in on a loose brick in the sidewalk. She sighs.
Technically this is illegal too, she thinks, pulling the brick up. Somewhat illegal. 
Tilley looks around. She walks over to the door, and somewhat primly sets her back down on the front step. Then, walking back over to the window, she seems to judge something- the size, perhaps- before pulling her arm back and slamming the brick into the window.
Maya rolls her eyes and pushes her reddish-blonde hair back. “I said that if I ever had to bail you out of prison again I’m going to let the police keep you.”
“It was one time. One time. And I paid you back.”
“With dirty money, Tilley!”
“You make it sound like I’m a hit man or something, killing for a living. They’re just dragons! Pygmy ones at that, I’m a specialist. Most of them wouldn’t hurt a fly unless very, very provoked…” Tilley trails off, realizing that Maya now looks livid.
Good job, Rosenfield, she thinks to herself. 
“Look, Maya, what pays the bills pays the bills…”

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Basically Tilley.

But I also get to be flowery and descriptive, so that's good!

She enters the darkened alleyway, gray hood covering ice-blue eyes, rain beating down, soaking her through. She ignores it, walking onward. Shadows jump out at her like ghosts, and the wind whispers mischievously, playing with her mind.
I feel kind of bad for Tilley? Like, I've thrown her into a magical  anti-dragon society, given her a love for dragons,  and made her wander around in the rain. But....

I promise it ends... kind of happily.

.... I can't say that I'm sorrrrryyy, for breaking your heart, but it don't matter, I'm a writer, so I can tear you aparrrt 'cause I want toooo

What do you mean that's not how that song goes?

Yes it is.

You don't know what you're talking about.

So, I'd originally intended for Tilley to be dyslexic but now it doesn't fit?? So, I don't know. Maybe a side character BUT I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT SIDE CHARACTERS I'M TALKIN' 'BOUT TILLEY

Tilley's approach to life basically: *calculative smashing and explosions*

She also does everything very calmly. except when she's freaking out and then it's like OH DEAR WHY IS THE WORLD ENDING HERE

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The good news is, I gave her a sarcastic dragon and a rebellion to join and then um... there's this whole scene where Charlie is throwing things at her and she's like "what?" and he's like "we're seeing how you'll respond." So maybe they shouldn't be friends, considering Charlie's approach to life: throwing things for the sake of science. But it's okay, because I also have this anxious little dragon named FLIP who basically thinks that he's an American Ninja Warrior but also is scared of heights. Poor guy, ammiright?

So yeah. My book is strange, my character is strange, and I'm strange.

I'm not sure how this post has benefited.... anyone because you guys knew that me, my books, and my characters are strange? But still.

In other news, I hit 500+ blog followers! Thank you guys soooo much!! <3

To thank you all, here's an A Beautiful Disaster quiz!

What character are you? How do you like Tilley? Image result for lego batman batman out gif

Monday, August 7, 2017

Brief Hiatus

Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials....

I'm sorry to say that I will be going on a brief hiatus. See, lightning struck my house and um, while the house is still standing and we're all okay and that, the modem is dead. Which means, no Internet.

Friday, August 4, 2017

It's All Research {When You're a Writer, at Least...}

Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials.
I've noticed that all of my friends roll their eyes when I type this, and then inform me that no extraterrestrials read blogs. If you are an extraterrestrial, please comment below so that I'll have proof. Thank you.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Release Day!

Hello, butterflies and moths!

I meant earthlings and extraterrestrials. That's what I meant.