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At last, another chapter. I've been working on this one on-and-off for months - I mean, lookit: November 26th was my last upload. SIGH. I need to get back into writing in my Blue AU, at least people read it. :P

( Fake cut to chapter 19 on Dreamwidth or LiveJournal ) In which Mirii finally meets Sei again, and… well, is even more confused about what to think about this whole mess. Velia and Pau sneak about in the Lanali city, getting so close to the terrorists that their boss would really not be happy if he knew about it! and Brennan finds out exactly what his captors have in store for him.
Posted words: 78140 out of 100,000


My html'ing has gone very strange. O_o I seem to have some MASSIVE gaps between some of the paragraphs.
Edit: OK, the html'ing is fixed. :D
keaalu: (Nanowrimo Participant)
( Fake cut to chapter 18 on Dreamwidth or LiveJournal ) In which Mirii meets Yannis’ contact in the foreign lab (and gets even more confused), Brennan moves out to the hospital, Biohazard makes a surprising discovery of his own, and Asenka crosses swords with the sinister doctor Hueil.
Posted words: 72452 out of 100,000


My writing mood still hasn’t picked up. Doesn't help that I can never write very well after work, especially when I’m also on-call – normally, I’d have the end of November as annual leave, but we have the pre-regs in the department this year, so I can’t. My count might be ok but it’s turned into horribly disjointed notes of where the story is going, to flesh out later. Highly dissatisfying.
Written this year: 46492 out of 50,000
keaalu: I say I am writing, but actually I have a game of solitaire open (nano procrastinate)
( Fake cut to chapter 17 on Dreamwidth or LiveJournal ) In which the twins discuss their limited progress, Eri gets a message, and Asenka starts to have second thoughts about what they’re doing.
Posted words: 63,568 out of 100,000

…I don’t think my “spy thriller” is as back on track as I’d hoped. ¬_¬

I’ve not been in the greatest mood to write, the last few days. I’ve had some furniture delivered, and I was more excited about that than my writing, haha. (I, um, have also been playing a little of the game in my icon, too. But I am writing, honest!)
Written this year: 26161 out of 50,000
keaalu: (Nanowrimo Participant)
( Fake cut to chapter 16 on Dreamwidth or LiveJournal ) In which Mirii visits the market with Yannis (who as always has an ulterior motive) and Sei begins to find out what his abductor is up to.

Posted words:
57,361 out of 100,000

I was managing to keep ahead of my count once I got into the story, but I slowed up a little over the weekend – I keep having issues with my plot (as in, lack of it), and I don’t want to take the cheat’s way out of adding something completely random. I do mostly want this to maybe be, you know, worth reading, when I’m finished? I have bullied the plot a little bit and noted down some things I want to happen, and in what order, so I hope I’ll be able to pick up the pace a little.
Written this year: 18,939 out of 50,000

Unrelated: I really wish those bots would leave me alone. I don't WANT to have to ban people from commenting unless they're on my friends list (as I'd get no comments then, haha. ¬_¬). There's nothing more disappointing than seeing you actually have a comment on something! then realising it's just some Russian spambot trying to send you to a phishing site.
keaalu: If plot notes worked towards my nanowrimo word count, I'd be finished already (Nano Plot Notes)
At last, a WHOLE WEEK IN (already? Ugh), I have some new material to post!

( Fake cut to chapter 15 on Dreamwidth or LiveJournal ) In which a little deception* is revealed, more trickery is planned, and Mirii considers her options.
Posted words:
50,445 out of 100,000


My counts look a little botched from here - I mean, how can I only just be over 50k, when I just posted 6000 words?. Well, I'm starting writing from where I got up to in 2008 - I just managed to scrape past the count, but a lot of it (about 6000 words of it) was notes that I'm not really finding a place to use any more. Therefore, 100,000 is my "50,000" this year. I already know I'm not going to make it, haha.
Written this year: 12,719 out of 50,000


I just caught these lyrics from "A New England" and it made me giggle far more than it should have. I think that means it must be teatime:
I saw two shooting stars last night
I wished on them, but they were only satellites
It's wrong to wish on space hardware


* - totally didn't just write "a little Decepticon". Slipstream is highly insulted - calm down, bit. You're not even in this universe yet.

Edit: I was just checking where some of my traffic comes from on a couple of my blogs, and... however did someone get to my "Aude Sapere" blog from putting "buy viagra" into a search engine? :P And it's a little disappointing to see people are coming from "website stats and valuation" sites. ¬_¬

50 Questions!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 11:05 am
keaalu: Why are you being so gullible and out of character? (Gullible OOC)
I stole this off Danji (on FA) a few weeks ago, in the run-up to NaNoWriMo, and started to fill it in in the spirit of "getting into that writing frame of mind", but never actually finished it enough to post until now.

The instructions were:
1) Choose one of your original characters (OC).
2) Make them answer the following questions.
3) Then tag three people.
4) Feel free to add some questions of your own.
...but I was a rulebreaker. ^^

First up was Mirii; she's supposed to still be a rather naive little thing, at the time of filling this in. This is actually the second time I've filled this in - first time, she got quite cantankerous about some of the questions, and then my computer fell over anyway and I lost my responses, drat. Second time lucky?

Click for Mirii! )

I WAS only going to answer from the POV of Mirii, but a certain attention-seeker said “do me, too” (which made Skywarp snicker). SO, my snuggly (well, snuggliest, they're all overly tactile dammit) sparklebike has had a turn as well.

Click for Whites! )

There's a second meme I've started to fill in, as well - structured more as a profile sheet than this ask-your-characters-questions type - but I need to think more about some of the questions before I can post it.

NANOWRIMOO

Monday, 2 November 2009 12:09 am
keaalu: (One good word Nano)
AND IT BEGINSSSS WAHAHA.

Adverse Camber, Chapter the first!

3938 words (ok I added a couple of extra words after I counted it, while I was HTML'ing for ElJay). Hey, it's a Sunday, I get to be busy, and I'm "buffering" for those days (i.e. ON CALL BOOO) that I don't write much. :) And I'M NOT BEING DISTRACTED BY A DIFFERENT STORY, woohoo. (Although I will try get that "hanging" last chapter of Warped finished off asap, anyway.)

What I've written so far has already thrown a surprise at me, so... go figure. :P Lars has finally admitted to her "oops" to me, and Seem is all WUARGH at her/me for it. OH WELL. Yay for characters taking over. :P

WORDCOUNTMETER )

...and now... to sleep.

*zzz*

Yaay arts

Sunday, 24 August 2008 02:30 pm
keaalu: (CAAKE)
Lully artings! Yaay.

Everyone go admire it now. *dances about*

Observe also the bottom line - go make with the giving of custom!
keaalu: (Default)
ATC-sized bit of art. :) (ATCs = playing card sized, I think? Small, anyway!)

The purple background is a wallpaper sample. ¬_¬ And the swirly ribbony bits ARE ribbons. With silk flowes and a 30-minute bit of art. :) Yay!

Thing-a-day 02!

Sunday, 3 February 2008 05:56 pm
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I'm calling this my belated thing-a-day from yesterday. Being on-call often smushes my creativity. Oh well!

These are little things which I'm calling "part of my planning for my second NaNovel", but actually were an excuse to play with a garden designer. I apologise that they're a bit wide, partly for which reason I've put them under a cut (and also because there's nothing worse than a monster huge long China's Great wall of Text that is far tl;dr cropping up on your ElJay-watch page).

Anyway, without further ado, housens! )

And now, back to editing! WHEE.

Mmm, sticky

Monday, 29 October 2007 09:02 am
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I think I'm going to make some Moo Stickers to go along with my other bits and pieces, and I can use my little pics I'm going to use as [livejournal.com profile] thunderdaughter's ElJay icons. Hurrah! ART TO COME LATER PEOPLE. :)

Sidenote: Sei is a pain to colour. *grumblerumble*

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Sunday, 7 October 2007 02:55 pm
keaalu: (NaNoWriMo)
Wasn't going to post this picture since it's not finished, but eh, I'm quite pleased with the linework so far. Aww, smoochies.

Picture under cut )

Yes, Sei HAS had a haircut, and Mirii has beads in her hair - may be more obvious when I've coloured it.

In other news, I have a new scanner (woo!). I haven't installed the thing, yet - still haven't taken it out of its box, to be honest - because I have nowhere to put it (anti-woo). My PC desk is only just big enough for the little old scanner I have on it right now (which is only just A4 in size). BUT! I may soon be able to scan things WELL, and (fingers crossed) not have to worry about futzing up the colours to get it to register the more subtle tones, and so on. So yay. :D

NB: I ADORE this CD. Inspires me in a dozen ways.

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Tuesday, 2 October 2007 11:19 pm
keaalu: (NaNoWriMo)

Lotus Mirii with Lotus
Drawn and coloured with markers on Bristol, then with vellums for the flower, steam, and hair/feathers/whatever. This is actually my second attempt at getting this pic to work, as the first time I spoiled the paper and had to start over. Thank goodness for lightboxes. Whee.

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Art under cut. I needing help! )
More later, but right now I have to speed off to the shops before they shut.

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