November 17, 2014

Lessons Learned from NaNoWriMo 2014



 1. I really, genuinely miss PvP.

I get up at 5:00 in the morning and hope to get 2,500 words down. I can normally muster 1,000 of that before actually starting my day sometime around 6:45. During every down moment, I'm writing, whether it's in the actual draft, my plot notes, or even just a random snippet about an unrelated character off to slay a dragon. As long as I'm writing, my brain remains in the necessary state to be creating. And trust me, it's been tough.

November 8, 2014

Where I've Been - NaNoWriMo 2014 Wordcount Tracker

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Where have I been? I've been in alleys for hundreds of words, trapped in the forest for thousands. I've been in so many minds in the past so-many days that I've lost track of whose thoughts belong to who - me, or my characters - and none of them have yet considered becoming pirates. 

It's that time of year, again! Due to schedule constraints, I have been unable to piece together posts to last the entire month, but I'll let you know now that I am participating in National Novel Writing Month 2014! This is my third year participating and I'm hoping to win for the second time! While I have the time and wish I could blog during the event, doing so much writing in a day drives me a little bonkers.

Above is a self-updating wordcount widget that will track my progress throughout the entire month. When that bar starts to near the end, you'll see more of me. I have a few writing/NaNo-intensive posts on the way. As of 11/9, I am AHEAD of schedule and should be finished early. 

Keep Traveling

October 30, 2014

Spiral Safari: Let's Talk Toucans


Pirates aren't supposed to be the cuddly types...right? When the P101 team began adding on animals to the game, the kind that roam, flutter, and crawl to liven the atmospheres, I found myself both incorrect and a little bit more of an exploration enthusiast just to see what was new. In this post, we'll take ourselves on a little Spiral Safari, glancing at the variety of new creatures in the worlds we love, and discuss their presences. Let's start with our feathered friends over in Skull Island...

October 25, 2014

My Extra Life 2014 Journal (Ended as of 1026)


(There should be a graphic here! See 8:14 PM PST)

2:44 AM PST: I had planned to get up 45 minutes ago to do some NaNoWriMo plotting...as of twenty minutes ago, I had woken up from an odd nightmare and dragged myself to my computer in hopes of getting some work done. Haven't yet coordinated with someone to use a console.

Hello, everyone! Happy Extra Life. I'll be having a packed day, and I'll be gaming a ton! I'm currently $25 shy of my goal and I'll tend to that tonight after my adventures. Let's get going!