Thursday, March 29, 2012

Writing Plans and Such

Hello, everyone! I’m finally posting an update on what I’ve been doing! And yes, I know it’s not Friday, but I decided to do it now before I forget or keep putting it off.
  • ·        My writing is going very well. I’m almost done with one story and about halfway done with another. In order to make sure my writing keeps going well, I’ve made an hour a day writing requirement for myself. With this in place, I hope to have both stories done by Easter.
  • ·        What will I do after Easter, then? The answer is go back to writing novels. My current plan is to start work on the sequel to my NaNoWriMo 2011 novel either on Easter or the day after Easter, with a requirement of eight to ten pages a day. If all goes well, this will have me finishing the novel in about fifty days. After this, I plan to work on the sequel to Gone at the same rate, which should result in being finished with it in about twenty to twenty-five days. After this point, I have no plans except to make sure that if I start a novel, I finish it in time for Camp NaNoWriMo in July. Whether or not I will stick to this plan after I finish the first novel I mentioned, however, remains to be seen.
  • ·        Speaking of Camp NaNoWriMo, I’ve already started trying to decide what I’ll write for it. At the moment, one thing I’m strongly considering is giving the remade fairy tale plotline another try. As you may know, my first book, Rosa, was a remake of Snow White. Since then, however, remaking fairy tales has been pushed aside. This has changed in the last few months, however, when I’ve thought about trying to do a remake of either Rapunzel or The Twelve Dancing Princesses. However, whether or not I actually write them, like whether or not I stick with the plan I mentioned earlier, is a matter of some doubt.
  • ·        In non-writing-related news, I’ve been doing some photography, though my photo assignments were neglected in the past two weeks. I recently enjoyed going to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens to photograph tulips and bluebells. Though my bluebells didn’t turn out as well as I hoped, the tulips turned out lovely and I posted some pictures of them on Monday.
Well, that’s about it. Thanks for reading and for your patience in waiting for an update.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cherry Blossoms and Tulips

Hello, everyone. I've got some more pictures to show you. I took these pictures at a nearby public garden-type place last Saturday. This is one of the first times I've been out taking flower pictures this spring, and I'm really quite pleased with how the  images turned out.

I hope you like them! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Foggy Morning

Hello, everyone! I'm back, with some more pictures! I took these Saturday morning. Since it was foggy out, Daddy and I went out to take pictures at a Wetlands Preserve near our house.

This last picture is the result of a combination of three things: a picture I very much liked, an overabundance of quotes from The Lord of the Rings stored in my head, and a renewed interest in playing around in Photoshop. It's actually a composite of two images.

I hope you like my pictures! Thanks for reading!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Hands Assignment

Hello, everyone! I'm back, with my photos from last week's photo assignment: hands!

Although I had other ideas than this one, neither of them turned out. So, I was left with these two pictures: a full-color version and a selective color version. I hope you like them!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

What I've Been Up To

Hello, everyone! I'm here with an update on what I've been doing lately.
  • Today, I read The Ale Boy's Feast, the last book in the Auralia Thread series. It was absolutely incredible. I know of very few authors who can end the last book in a series like he did and not get fans mad at them, but Jeffery Overstreet managed it perfectly. 
  • My writing has been going well. I've started two short stories, both of which I'm currently quite happy with. One is a sci-fi/futuristic story. The other is a story set in Berstru, the world of my NaNoWriMo 2011 novel. The second story, I think, is my favorite. It concerns a masked bardess, a prince, a masquerade ball, and a plot to kill the king. Granted, it might sound a bit cliche plotwise, but I'm hoping that it won't be as cliche as it sounds and that my characters will make up for it if it is.
  • I've also been doing quite a bit of photography, though not as much as I probably should be doing. I think that part of my problem is that I think of ideas, but I either can't figure out how to do them or I decide to write or read a book instead. 
Well, that's about it. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 5, 2012


Hello, everyone. Here I am with the results of last week's photo assignment: food photography. Unfortunately, my picture probably wasn't as interesting as it could've been, since I spent most of the week with the wrong idea of what food photography included. This is what I ended up coming up with:

I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!