My plan was to have the weekly blog posts set up in advance but I'm still struggling to make that happen. But then, what is life without an obstacle or two to overcome?
The planning for this coming Nano is still underway. I finally managed to fill in my MC's character profiles. I'm so thankful for that! Now to fill in the villain profiles and get that outline nailed down. I'll feel a whole lot better about my chances to win when I'm done with that.
#Instawrimo - Day 13 - Working Title
My working title for book four in the Children of Y'Dahnndrya series is Bid the Fallen Rise. I can't wait to get started on it, though I'm kind of worried. These characters are unlike me in a lot of ways and I'll have to go far afield to study and flesh them out well. I hope I'll do them justice!
#Oktowrimo - Day 13 - My Favorite Halloween Costume
I feel like this one needs a disclaimer. While I never wore it for a Halloween event, I could have. I actually constructed this for a Mardi Gras ball a few years ago and for a local theater event which was Mardi Gras themed. There's a nifty mask that matches but it was finished at the time the photo was taken. This could totally be a fantasy princess costume, a vampire costume, or a lolita costume, though I'd need to make some slight adjustments to accomplish the last. Anyway, I made the whole outfit except for the boots, fingerless gloves and the mask base. But I embellished the last two. My husband took a better picture but I couldn't find it. :/ Oh, well. This will do.
Like I mentioned before, I finally got the character profiles filled out for my two MCs. I'll be working on the villain profiles either today or tomorrow. And hopefully that outline will be ironed out before the end of the week rolls around. I'm starting to stress about it. I haven't even begun the world building on paper. It's happening in my head, of course, but I need that on paper so I don't lose it in the labyrinthine passages of my mind. It is quite painfully obvious I am no Sherlock Holmes. Here's a character sketch I created in Doll Divine to sort of kick-start character profiles. It's not totally accurate, of course. The Bot'hani people cover their skin completely with fabric. It may be thin fabric in the case of the females' sleeves or veils, but their body shape is concealed. Males cover their skin as well, so Kai wouldn't be wearing a shirt like the one below. It was the only tattered shirt I could find in the game, though. The poorest classes do wear clothes that show more of their shape but their skin is still covered by fitted pants and long-sleeved tunics. If you like the photo below, click on it to go check it out yourself! It's fun even if you're not creating characters for a specific reason. If you want to check out Rinmaru's other games, click here to go directly to that website.
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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