Day Two

Jul. 3rd, 2011 12:35 am
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Word count goals, FTW!

Two days into Camp NaNo and I am hitting my Word Count Goals! Go Me!

Things I have learned about my MC and his family:

His mother is a very imperious woman, when she says something is going to happen, it will happen or else.

His twin is a nice guy, and a little devious too.

His sister-in-law is one of those wonderful women that people like knowing.

His nephew is adorkable, and five years old.

My MC on the other hand is this weird guy who is part cold hearted bastard, part prankster who at some point had a painpill addiction that no one in his family knows about. And he's a hero.

Plus Dom and Damien (the twins) were these total troublemakers back when they were kids.

Quotes from Day Two:

(Dom and Damien, referencing Damien's five year old son and baby-to-be)

"How's Jack?"

"He's doing good, he can't wait until the baby's born so that he can find out if he's a big brother or a big sister."

(Damien, on their childhood)

"Back then I think we looked at a situation, thought about it, and then chose the path with the most excitment."

(Dom, age 12 following a long rant about his order of a chocolate strawberry shake)

"Of course, my brother wants a chocolate banana shake, can you make that too?"


Future quotes:

(Dom and his friend Kyle on Sheriff Delacroix's dislike of Dom)

"You know, it's your fault he ever became sheriff in the first place."
"How do you figure that?"
"You were the one who realized that Sheriff Bright murdered those teens."

(Jane Highband, Dom's mother, on Dom talking about looking for something to do)

"Seriously, you aren't a kid any more, there are no mysteries for you to solve!"

Writing

Aug. 6th, 2010 07:00 pm
guardian_of_hope: Together We Are Strong (Jinx)
Looking at the stories I have listed on ff.net, I am surprised to realize that I am currently working on the longest two stories I have posted. While currently Red Fraternity holds that honor, being over 44,000 words long, The Power of Friends is already fourteen chapters posted and I haven't even gotten out of Dustin's story. Don't get me started on Summer's Boys. After fifteen chapters, I still am building up to the big night, and then the climax will follow, and working out the climax and solution is going to take chapters. Chapters of conversations and actions and observations so that when the truth is revealed it's had a nice bit of build up without giving the game away. And besides that, I suck at foreshadowing, either that, or I'm brilliant at it, because nobody's guessed the unusual pairing that will appear in the story, but at the same time it's frustrating that I'm scattering these hints and awkward moments and only half of them are actually being picked up on.

Not to mention that I'm plowing through The Valient my Chronicles of Narnia story, a chapter at a time. That's fun. I'm going slowly to make sure that I'm laying some of the ground work for Lucy's future.

Other than that, I don't know too much else, so here are some banners. Enjoy!

Banners!!!!!!! )
guardian_of_hope: Together We Are Strong (Default)
That every time I decide to update my website, I find myself cursing because the idiots who design YaHELL! always manage to screw something up, leaving me to get frustrated and quit before I'm even finished (much less bored)?

Today's monster of the day? It stopped saving web pages. I was fixing some links that weren't working right and it stopped saving the changes.

Hopefull I can come back to this later, especially since I found my memory stick with the website graphics on it. (Even though I plan to change those out at some point.)
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So, I joined this forum, PR United, and from the inspiration I have gotten from there, I am rewriting Summer's Boys, although I will currently only be posting it on PRU, feel free to go and read it. I have also learned to make banners, because there's were all awsome. Also, I have posted the thirty fifth chapter of X's and O's, the Pink's story in the Rainbow Brotherhood.

And for the record Ms *Andrea, I still blame Summer's Boys on YOU. Because YOU made me think of Trio as trio.

There is also a new story that I'm about to go post on ff.net called "Get A Clue", about Jason and Trini's pre-Ranger days...
guardian_of_hope: Together We Are Strong (Dillon and Ziggy)
And I have an addiction. It's name is Rasberry.


My bookstore has a new coffee-free drink. White Chocolate Raspberry Frost. I dare you to find a better drink.



My boss fast talked me into working today, I was pissed. But hey, five hours is five hours, right? (Ok, five and a half...)

I've engaged in a new novel writing frenzy. Hopefull this one will actually last. I have people promising to read chapters to tell me if it's any good. All right, it's only two, but since I've plotted for ten with more to come, that's not too surprising.
guardian_of_hope: Together We Are Strong (MMPR Logo)
So, I was doing some work on my website, no new stories added, just fixing it up a bit more, and I started reading some of my stuff. Then it dawned on me...

It's like a giant hint! )

Sad News

Nov. 4th, 2009 07:56 pm
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My laptop crashed tonight. With my NaNo novel. I'm going to skip to chapter three, because that's about where I was, and write it on my dad's computer and hope that I can rescue those first two chapters at a later date.

Updates!

Nov. 3rd, 2009 10:42 am
guardian_of_hope: Together We Are Strong (Susan Pevensie)
A while ago, I created a community and then forgot about it. Now, I'm using it again, and it is called Its_A_Penguin_Thing. I'm planning to use this as a place where I can post non-Power Rangers fanfiction. I've already started with the first chapter of the Narnia fic I've been working on. Once A Queen is the story of Susan after the events in The Last Battle. Please, read and give me feedback of any sort!
guardian_of_hope: Together We Are Strong (NaNo Icon 2)

Working Title: Sacrifice
Author: Guardian of Hope
Word Count Total: 3536

Quoteable Quotes:

Soon after, the darkness of the artificial hanger light gave way to the muted colors of sunset. “We made it,” Kavean said, “Now; on the seat beside you is your disguise. Reagan, robe and veil are a part of yours. Yes, you’re a woman from one of the desert planets; it’s the quickest disguise that Mandori could come up with. Although, and you didn’t hear this from me, she said that it was revenge for a prank you played on her; and even though you didn’t hear it from me, I would dearly like to hear the story behind that. Aadreas, you’ll find adhesive tribal markings with yours, she said you would understand what they mean, but she was also laughing about it, so if it’s not too much trouble at some point, I would like to hear what made that so funny to her.”

“Prove it, hybrid,’ the Captain said, his wary behavior upgrading to the hostility that was common when meeting one of the Vyperan-Human hybrids.
“Easy,” Aadreas said, with a deadly smile. “You see, I remember the Nebula, back during the AdonKrev evac, you stayed. The Nebula was the last ship to go to FTL, and she brought with her the last of the children of AdonKrev. Your final message to the Nova was, ‘you kids had best get out of here and stop playing the hero. Next time, I’ll bend you over my knee for being so stupid.’”
“I remember that,” the Captain allowed, “I still hold it to being one of the most foolish acts I’ve ever seen, though.”



Personal musings: Should I stick to my Guardian pen if I publish professional, or should I revert to something more 'normal'?

guardian_of_hope: Together We Are Strong (NaNo Icon)

Because I haven't fixed the time  on my laptop, I thought it was midnight and wrapped up for the day. It's not. Anyways, that means I have an hour to do more research on my possible new fanfiction subject. (Narnia). And here are the facts from my Day One of NaNo. Complete with excerpts that I liked best.


Title: Sacrifice
Author: Guardian of Hope

Word Count: 1856


Excerpts:

     “Easy,” his partner, Reagan, said. “We don’t need an official reprimand for personal commentary over the comm. system again.”
     “Like that’s my fault,” Aadreas said, rolling his eyes, “I’m not the one who does the stupid things around here.”
     “Oh, really?” Reagan replied, his bland tone showing as much amusement as he allowed himself to show.  “Seems to me that there’s a personal file floating around that just might say otherwise.”
     “Just because I’m the one getting punished doesn’t mean I’m the one who did it,” Aadreas retorted.

 

“Because you two broke into one of the most secure facilities in the galaxy, hijacked one of the most advanced ships in the fleet, evaded the Space Patrol star fighters and made it to the AdonKrev Systems, covered an evacuation and brought the best of the galaxy’s ship builders here.” Mandori replied...
 

Updates!

Oct. 28th, 2009 11:57 pm
guardian_of_hope: This is me, before I got my cool new glasses (Guardian of Hope)
Hi ya'll, see the icon, that is me, before I got my new glasses.

Anyways; I have updates from the_ranger_database


I finally finished Secrets at Halloween with many apologies for forgetting that I hadn't.

And a new story! Mystic Secrets about the Mystic Force Rangers, because I don't want to cheat and start NaNo early.

Oh and I gave myself some more power ranger icons, plus the one of me; which is probably one of my better pictures, actually.

Well, that's pretty much it, just thought I'd share that with you...
guardian_of_hope: Take a breath, it gets better (Rose)
So, I was digging for quotes for my website, and I found these gems:

Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum. ~Graycie Harmon

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. ~E.L. Doctorow

Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very;" your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the words make. ~Truman Capote, McCall's, November 1967

Write your first draft with your heart. Re-write with your head. ~From the movie Finding Forrester


It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write. ~Sinclair Lewis
guardian_of_hope: Take a breath, it gets better (Rose)
I'm doing some updates to my website, including a new homepage and stories page. I've tested the links and they seem to be working as they should, but I was wondering if someone else would check them out for me. Feel free to comment on things like layout, style, ect as well, but it's really the links, internal, external and e-mail that I want to make sure work.

Here's the link to the pages:   http://www.hopeunconquered.com/Index/unconquered.html
Thanks guys;

Guardian
guardian_of_hope: Together We Are Strong (puppets)
I am working on a weird RPM Halloween fic.

Brief summary and sticking point )

Oh, and Friday is my Mental Health Day, meaning I'm going to try to get my website 100% up to date then.


Hopefully, I will sometime soon present you guys with more of Summer's Boys. I know, it's bad of me to not be writing this, but I am trying!
guardian_of_hope: Together We Are Strong (Dr K)
Well, I've got less than two months before NANO takes over my life yet again, so I'm probably not going to update as much as you people will want. I plan, however, to make sure to complete all the stories I'm working on before NANO, and then post them during NANO so that people can have stories while I work on completing the final rewrite of my novel.

Between that and work, that's pretty much what's going on for me.
guardian_of_hope: Together We Are Strong (Courage)
So;

I have updated my website, Hope Unconquered, it now has all of my pre Dillon/Ziggy arrival short stories and Trini's part of Who Heals the Healers.

Sounds simple, right?

Well, I have to figure out how the pages are going to be linked and laid out, create backgrounds for those that will have back grounds, graphics and banners, link buttons, past the stories, make sure the links work properly. All that good junk.


I might do backgrounds for the Yellow stories like I did for the Reds, and I need to finish those Reds backgrounds.

Power Plot

Aug. 12th, 2009 12:16 pm
guardian_of_hope: Together We Are Strong (Trio 2)
The Power Plot began with After Hours, and includes: The Driving Lesson, Bonds Renewed, Girl Talk, Interrupted and Going On.

It's about the lives of the Ranger when they aren't dealing with Venjix, their friendships, romances and families, as well as a problem that is appearing. The Rangers' individual powers have begun showing themselves while the Rangers are unmorphed, and nobody knows why. At least, that's how far I've gotten in the writing and planning stages. Although the plot is complete and I do know why. I'm just not telling. It sort of follows Summer's Boys, even though Summer's Boys isn't finished yet.

Updates!

Aug. 12th, 2009 12:05 pm
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First off: 18% of Americans don't know that Hawaii is a state? That's just friggin scary, yea know?

Second off: I have a job interview. The job is calling people and asking them to take a survey. My version: I'm calling people so they can hang up on me.


 

 

Updates )

Updates!

Aug. 3rd, 2009 02:33 pm
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You know you spend too much time in alternate universes when you see a headline beginning with the words Star Fighter and you wonder when Earth got involved with a space war...

Updates! Updates! Updates! )

Updates!

Jul. 24th, 2009 06:27 am
guardian_of_hope: Together We Are Strong (Flynn and Ziggy)
So, I was looking at my icon list, and I realized that most of them are RPM related. Well, a few aren't, but they're mostly fic related. So, I need to make icons at some point, I guess, or learn to make them to scale...


Spoilerish Updates )

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