Just write what you want and for what price, and I'll say if I'm gonna do it.
THIS MARCH AND APRIL COMISSIONS:
"a stick-figure lioness or something"
portrait of his fursona and his mate licking his cheek
lion family portrait of three characters (MoonBell, Jerico, Anar)
status: not started yet
baby Kiara biting Kopa's ear (larabunny's version of him), artwork similar to the one I did for TheRealBlackLion
"two [her] OC's playing around (similar to Kovu and Kiara just before the 'start a pride all our own' bit)"
a full body picture with background and shading of his fursona and his mate in a cute pose
Sorry for being inactive (to the point of being practically dead) lately. The day after day I keep telling myself : “Tomorrow I’m going to reply to all the comment” but when the said tomorrow comes, I find myself too busy to do anything outside to learning to the exams and working on the projects that I need to complete in order to pass my subjects. To give you a feeling of the scale: last week I submitted a project that was 32 pages long (Calibri, size 12). It was only one of THREE projects I had to submit that week. And when it comes to exams, I have three of them… just this very week.
I hope that now you can see why for the time being I am unable to reply to the most of the comments and notes. If it makes you feel somewhat better, I am not able to attend the real, not-internet life too. Seriously, I haven’t seen any of my friends in weeks. If I don’t call one of them soon just to see a human voice other that my parents’, I’ll go insane.
Once again, I’m very sorry I can’t be more friendly right now. I hope that I’ll pas all the subject in the first go, so I can go back to being alive soon.
I believe I found body shapes that will be perfect for the robot trio, which means that tomorrow I’ll be able to star working on the characters’ sheets. I’m planning to begin with Ducky’s, since this one should be the easiest and the fastest to draw.
As for Daleka droga (you know, this novel in Polish which I am writing), I managed to work on her too (if ships, countries and cars can be regarded as “she” so do books). I intended to edit first 25 pages of the manuscript today. However, I stopped on page 23, since I was getting tired (tired = making stupid mistakes). I have to admit, it was so much fun. It didn’t feel like a chore at all! I don’t get why I used to be so unhappy with what I wrote. Yeah, the story does not start with an action scene, nor with anything dark and mysterious. So what? Those characters are so fun and lovable that I, as a reader, would love to follow them even if they were doing they groceries. The way they interact is so entertaining! So much hilarity!
You know what guys? Screw it, I’m not changing the beginnings. So what that everyone says that a novel should start with “a hook” or “a big bang” or “in media res”? I am not only an aspiring writer, I am a reader too. And as a one I’m simply fed up with books opening with a prologue which is supposed to be all enigmatic and cool but comes out as nothing but clichéd and ridiculous. I want the story to slowly build up to the big event, not to spoil everything by showing the said event first and only then telling about circumstances that led to it. I mean, it’s not a bad plot-building strategy on its own… but, o my God, it’s so overdone (plus, it doesn’t really suite the story I have to tell)!
Why? Why does everyone keeps insisting that the only way to captivate readers’ attention it to do a writing equivalent of waving something shiny in front of a toddler’s face?
And why does this “everyone” appears to be male (mostly)?
Please, feel free to leave me rage-comments and flames.
Hello, dearest dudes and dudettes!
I nearly got a stroke today. xD
You see, for the last five (or was it six?) years I have been working on a novel called “Daleka droga”. During the last summer I gave up on it (which is a shame, since I was only five chapters from finishing it).
However, since now I’m determined to stop freaking out over stuff not being perfect, I decided to give “Daleka droga” one more shot. Oh, the decision that nearly got me killed.
I was so happy when I found the file with the manuscript! I joyfully began to read it… only to find out – to mine greatest terror, no less – that ten cheaters were missing! Woe was me! So many months of work lost so foolishly!
I frantically searched through my tree pendrives until I was able to find a more recent version of the novel. Unfortunately, it still was one chapter short, which caused me a lot of sorrow (also anger and frustration).
Luckily, in the end I managed to find a truly complete file. Turns out that all this time it was on my mum’s portable drive (what it was doing there, I don’t know). Now all of
my babies 249 pages of the text are save and ready to be edited and/or re-written. (You know what? They are actually a lot better than I remember.)
And that’s how my sanity was saved.
Oh, and in case that you want to know how the work on The Survivors is going, I’ve been doodling different robot body-shapes and now I am ready to finalize Ducky’s design. Wendy and Henry still need some work, though.