sundiver: (Reading > Life)
Linking all the NaNo stuff together. Mostly for my benefit, because my OCD requires it (let's not discuss the genealogy-tree looking thing that is my Scrivener file). But here for yours as well, should you want one place to go to for the latest updates. (All three of you.)

So, tentatively titled the big main story Sundered Faith. (Its current title in Scrivener wherein I'm compiling my notes. I never claimed to be subtle.)

Actual NaNoWriMo (heavily edited, still adjusting local dialect to more Old English roots (nitpicking flavor text is important))
Prologue (Last update: 05/17/12)
Part 1: Giants in the Earth (Last update: 12/06/11)
Part 1: Giants in the Earth (cont.) (Last update:12/06/11)
Part 2: The Wasteland (Last update: 12/06/11)
Part 2: The Wasteland (cont.) (Last update: 12/06/11)
Part 3: The Forgotten Temple (Last update: 12/10/11)
Part 3: The Forgotten Temple (cont.) (Last update: 12/10/11)
Part 3: The Forgotten Temple (more cont.) (Last update: 12/10/11)

Post-NaNoWriMo continuation (unfinished, still in the draft section of writing)
Part 4: The Motion of the Heavens (Last update: 12/10/11)
Part 4: The Motion of the Heavens (cont.) (Last update 12/10/11)
Part 4: The Motion of the Heavens (more cont.) (Last update 12/10/11)
Part 4: The Motion of the Heavens (oh god, where does it stop?) (Last update 12/10/11)

Other things that take place (these are here just to annoy me because this is the story I wanted to write for my NaNo and it needed too much backstory for me to get anywhere near it. Sigh)
The nonsense that started it all (Of which there is another 5k written, but I'm trying to avoid it so I don't write myself into a corner with what I'm doing now and voiding all the later story. It could happen. I've done it before, written the end before the middle was properly fleshed out and had to rewrite the whole thing because it no longer made sense.)
The Gray Gown
Cosmogony in the works

Arty stuff
Redone map of Caldonia for reference (I love making maps. Proof (And oh god, the bar thing, how did I not notice? *facepalm*))
Zoom in of Free Coast (for the as-yet-unnamed Pathfinder campaign)
(also, from the Pathfinder campaign, a sketch of some half-orcs)
Lee has done doodle portraits
also, costume design
I kinda fail at that myself
sundiver: (PFC- Cryptozoologist)
This next section took longer than expected, but at last it's done. Now to immediately get to yesterday's session.

Breaking and entering with a paladin requires some circuitous logic. Not that it's been used here. )
sundiver: (PFC- Cryptozoologist)
An experiment in story-writing whilst still in the midst of campaigning. Each update will be of a session (of varying degrees of truthfulness, as dice-rolling sometimes makes for terrible fight sequences). These are all new characters for us, so I haven't had enough interaction to get a real good hold of the different personalities.

Bars are where most of these things begin. I wonder why. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
Not certain if this will be the last update on this for the rest of the month or not. I've got more, but there's two major sections that are still very much in the 'needs more everything' part of writing. With Christmas coming up, I don't know if I'll get them finished. But I'll try my best.
Updated 12/10/11

Wherein there is silliness and hopefully some questions answered. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
Got to write Crunch some more. He makes my OCD twitch. I think I managed to keep him down to just a couple pronouns. (Some things just really require an it. There's no avoiding it, alas.) It's difficult balancing 'really dumb' with 'oddly insightful'. (Still haven't decided what to do about George though...)

The script for section 4 finished still looks like NaNo length, alas. Finales have this tendency.
Last updated 12/10/11

In which nothing gets done at all. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
This story keeps expanding as I write and at the rate it's going, it'll get close to being as long as the NaNo. Sigh.

Word of warning, major run-on sentences. Petra has this tendency. You may need to reread her lines a couple times before understanding what she's going on about. (I had fun writing that section. (The SO, not so much. Something about wanting my attention.) I still read it too fast, so editing it is a nuisance.)
Last updated 12/10/11

Introducing the last of the main cast. At the very end of the section. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
This is still in the works, but I've split up what I've got and am posting for the internet's reading pleasure. This is better proofed than your first viewing of the NaNo, but feel free to point out any bad grammar/inconsistencies/things you think are plot holes. Provided their hearts are suitably blessed, of course.

Last updated 12/10/11

I've given up on action scenes. I write mysteries. Sigh. )
sundiver: (Repair)
So the next section of the nameless NaNo (seriously, I need to think up a title) takes place basically in a huge temple complex. There's been a couple gods mentioned, a couple more bumped into, and a couple more who don't really matter at all. But I wanted to flesh out the pantheon so that, should the need for others arise, I already had them set. Also because Carmen pointed out Allekhor and Khory share stressed syllables and were they related? Which, as it turns it, is true, but is not explained here. Because this is just me setting up the eldest gods. The rest are from further down the line and are possibly far too in detail for religious myths than I need right now. (Though Astarte's abandoned holy symbol is absolutely hilarious to google. (The sheela na gig for those of you who didn't spot it.))

Anyways, I told Jachyra I'd post what I have of my cosmogony. It's not complete and nowhere near florid enough, but it's what I've got so far.

Caldonian creation myth in the works )

On Editing

6 Jan 2011 04:58 pm
sundiver: (Consistency is Overrated)
So I've got 50000 words of text I need to proofread. I took December off because by the end of NaNoWriMo, I basically had the entire thing memorized and couldn't see typos because I knew what the sentence was supposed to say. Carmen happily helped out with a lot of the grammar stuff that I would've spotted during the proofreading, so I changed my save file stuff as she found them, but didn't bother changing the posts because I knew the big proofing was coming and am lazy and didn't want to keep changing posts a bazillion times.

Anyways, proofreading 90 pages. I catch things while reading, sure, but for editing, I really like having pencil in hand to scribble. (It's why sections of the story have a lot less changes. Because I actually *wrote* those, and then typed and editted at the same time. I don't really think/type/edit all at once. That would be crazy.) So now I get to break it back down into its four main sections, double-space them, and print them out. I think the proofing is going to take as long as the actual writing. (Well, maybe not, it only took me a week to do the prologue and section one.) I figured to save Dad from getting annoyed at me for printing out 100 or so pages all at once on the work computer, I'd do sections. Also it would keep me from staring at it in horror.

So, anyways, new version of the first parts now up. There's some more background flavor text (such as how it turns out to be the people of Caldonia don't actually speak the same language the girls do. It's not something I thought about until I hit some part of the second section and then there was no cause for mentioning those circumstances), but most of it is just minor tweaks.

Tiny Story

6 Dec 2010 07:49 pm
sundiver: (Explorer)
So Lee doodled some art for my NaNoWriMo. In return, I have scribbled out something I mentioned to her Saturday. Because, if you will note, Odette's dress is blue in her art. This is Lee being psychic and READING MY MIND, knowing that Odette's dress was not always gray.
But apparently it was blue. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
Final section. (No, I don't have any more story, why do you ask? Carmen certainly didn't help me prod the 'set six months later than this' story into some semblance of order last time I visited. You are being paranoid.)
Updated 12/10/11

So I'm a sucker for conspiracy theories and possibly wrote far too many as I went along. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
So this arc needed to be divided into three parts because I kept not finding a stopping point.
Updated 12/10/11

This is the exciting section, anyway. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
And now for the cat fight. (No seriously, that's totally what I labeled the section as when I realized the argument was getting away from me.)
Updated 12/10/11

It can't really be a cat fight. One of them's lawful good. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
Because of the fact I hadn't really planned for section 2, it's the shortest of the bunch and leads directly into the next.
Updated 12/06/11
In which Carmen and Athena prove they are hippies. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
Next up, moving on to the country of Telubra. Because those Sunds are crazy people and the less time spent there, the better.

Too bad it's worse in Telubra.
Updated 12/06/11

All of this. Totally not in the original outline. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
So google docs isn't the only thing that hates lengthy word counts. I had forgotten LJ had a cut off. So continuing the first story arc...

Updated 12/06/11 Now with additional scene!

This first section was actually written later than the rest of part one because mentioning the troll in passing was boring. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
First arc. But feel free to call me on any mistakes still left, I am totally okay with someone else's proofing. Provided all of your sentences use 'bless your heart.'

Updated 12/06/11
Improper use of ancient siege technology, go. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
Complete prologue of NaNoWriMo. Now with the actual cast showing up.
Updated 05/17/12

You will have seen some of this before. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
Teaser to make Carmen cry harder. )
sundiver: (Bibliophile)
... because why else would I be trying to do this when I average about a thousand words a month when it comes to writing?



I suppose this is my way of ensuring I actually do make an effort the rest of the month. Otherwise Carmen will cry. And Lee will mock me. (Because she finishes art projects all the time, what is my problem, seriously?)

Wish me luck! Or at least lack of laziness.
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