catriana: (Default)
2012-06-08 03:03 am

Story Updates

Original Works:

- Righteous Path YA high fantasy story. Currently plotting. 1,768/??(possibly 100k)

- Dune Whispers A short introduction to Vaaya, a Pratiin(desert elf) who ends up being dragged into the main events of the Arcanus Series when her village is attacked by the Obsidian Order. (some romance, F/F) 23,110/20,000 words.

- Destined(Rewrite) A complete overhaul of the original novel. I plan to have it completed before the contract expires Jan 2013. 29,134/70,000

As you can see, Dune Whispers is becoming longer than anticipated. I suspect it should be around 30-35k. I hope to have it finished by the end of the month if at all possible. I've decided to skip the other short stories and focus on the re-write and Righteous Path. Once the re-write is finished, I'll begin working on Dethroned, the third novel in the Arcanus Series.

catriana: (Default)
2012-04-04 12:47 pm

Updates


Original Works:

- Dreams of You The story of Maria, Rori, and Vari. M/F/M. 5,334/20,000 words

- To Live, To Serve A short on the Empress's Primia, Avery en Luss, and her claim over the Fire God's sword, Qiras. 2,789/15,000 words

- Dune Whispers A short introduction to Vaaya, a Pratiin(desert elf) who ends up being dragged into the main events of the Arcanus Series when her village is attacked by the Obsidian Order. (No romance) 12,362/20,000 words

Read more... )
catriana: (koray)
2012-03-15 09:23 pm

Taking a week off the internet

No LJ/DW, no Tumblr, no FB, nothing for a week. I need to get away from any and all stresses, and the internet has become a point of stress for me. Peace.
catriana: (koray)
2012-02-26 02:29 am
Entry tags:

What I'm Working On

Original Works:

- Dreams of You The story of Maria, Rori, and Vari. M/F/M. 5,334/20,000 words

- To Live, To Serve A short on the Empress's Primia, Avery en Luss, and her claim over the Fire God's sword, Qiras. 2,789/15,000 words

- Severed Ties
A short story about how Sarnaiel runs into his biological family. Nal/Sarna, hints of Briae/Verinel. 0/10,000 words

- Dune Whispers A short introduction to Vaaya, a Pratiin(desert elf) who ends up being dragged into the main events of the Arcanus Series when her village is attacked by the Obsidian Order. (No romance) 0/15,000 words

catriana: (Default)
2012-02-25 08:50 pm

Hohum.


Apparently, someone stole the change in our car. I mean, I don't think there was a lot in there, a few hundred yen on my side (for tolls), and a bunch of American change on Glenn's side. We don't lock our doors, we haven't had a need to since we moved here, but they're being locked now.

I'm not sure whether to be amused or disturbed people went into my car to steal the change from the side doors. They didn't take anything else, and they didn't dig in the glove compartment to find the emergency 1000 yen bill we stash in there in case of emergencies.

But really? Why? I guess they really needed that change.
catriana: (femshep)
2012-02-18 08:57 pm

What I'm Working On

Original Works:

- To Live, To Serve A short on the Empress's Primia, Avery en Luss, and her claim over the Fire God's sword, Qiras. Hints of F/F/M. 2,789/15,000 words
- Dreams of You The story of Maria, Rori, and Vari. M/F/M.This one is being debated on. I might just stick with the three and be done. 1,285/20,000 words
- Severed Ties A short story about how Sarnaiel runs into his biological family. Nal/Sarna, hints of Briae/Verinel. 0/10,000 words
- Dune Whispers A short introduction to Vaaya, a Pratiin(desert elf) who ends up being dragged into the main events of the Arcanus Series when her village is attacked by the Obsidian Order. (No romance) 0/15,000 words

I plan on compiling my stories into one anthology eventually.
catriana: (wtf fenris)
2012-02-14 06:39 pm

What a great week!

Received the Bound by Blood art. It’s gorgeous. PhoenixLu’s artwork is nothing short of stunning. I can’t really show you guys until the publisher’s cover artist finishes with it, but the minute I do you’ll all know.

I also got Holly’s commission present in, although it didn’t make it for X-mas like I had hoped. Still, she loved it, and that’s really all that matters. Another two commissions I ordered are almost done, and they’re looking fantastic.

And now I have to get back on my edits. Today was very busy, so I’m a bit behind.

catriana: (Default)
2012-02-09 01:23 pm

Bound by Blood Accepted


The second book of my series was accepted. I'm going through edits made by my betas now and will submit the edited manuscript once it's all done. Or mostly done. I'll wait for the cover art to pop up before doing anything more.

Pretty excited, got some short stories I need to work on too. Writing-wise, I've been in a bit of a slump. This helped a lot. Fanfic helped too. But most importantly, I simply need to do it. Just write and stop making excuses.

Yeah.
catriana: (amused flemeth)
2012-01-23 04:41 pm

*whew*

Finally got word back from the publisher. They're looking over the manuscript now.

*keeps fingers crossed*

Now, all I need is to hear back from PhoenixLu and things will be peachy. :)
catriana: (sarnaiel)
2012-01-22 04:37 pm
Entry tags:

What I'm Working On


- Severed Ties A short story about how Sarnaiel runs into his biological family. Nal/Sarna, hints of Briae/Verinel
- Dune Whispers A short introduction to Vaaya, a Pratiin(desert elf) who ends up being dragged into the main events of the Arcanus Series when her village is attacked by the Obsidian Order. (No romance)
- To Live, To Serve A short on the Empress's Primia, Avery en Luss, and her claim over the Fire God's sword, Qiras. Hints of F/F/M.
- (Untitled) The story of Maria, Rori, and Vari. M/F/M.This one is being debated on. I might just stick with the three and be done.
catriana: (femshep)
2012-01-01 05:39 pm

Happy New Years!

My resolution? To have more self-confidence as a writer. I don't have enough and it's sad.

I'm not entirely sure what I'll be using this account for yet, but I thought I'd write something here anyway. ♥
catriana: (Default)
2011-12-24 12:46 pm

JSYK

I've also created a DW account, just in case LiveJournal decides to become even more ridiculous and I decide to jump ship.

You can find me here.
catriana: (koray)
2011-12-05 11:51 am

30 Days of Character Development

Day 9.  Who does your character trust?

Rioran: Without question, he trusts his brother,
Viron, and his sister, Arlillia. It doesn’t mean he’s good at being open
about his feelings, however.

Liari: Trust is very difficult for Liari, because
she comes from a race that frowns upon such weaknesses. Still, she
trusts Rioran, Kien(her cousin), and one other I won’t name.



Commission Pics under cut )
catriana: (konane)
2011-12-04 02:39 pm

30 Days of Character Development

Ugh, Tumblr sucks at individual blog archiving. Why do I even bother tagging my posts?

I'm going to start posting these up here, so I can share and have them for reference.

Day 1: Describe your character’s
relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good?
Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or
no?

Rioran: He doesn’t know much about his mother, and
he hates his father. For the most part, he was raised by his sister,
Arlillia, and his father ignored him until he was strong enough to
handle the powers of the Kass’na’vah. Rioran’s father disappeared one
day, and is presumed to be dead.

Liari: With her father being an ancient vampire,
Liari didn’t see him that often. She actually doesn’t know what happened
to her mother beyond the fact that she had an ‘accident’. Liari merely
assumes she was killed in some sort of inner clan conflict. Her
relationship with her father was impersonal, she was born to become heir
to her clan, beyond that, her father had no use for her. She was raised
by her cousin, Kien, and servants.

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Day 2. What are your characters most prominent physical features?

Rioran: Red hair, bright green eyes with red pupils. He has a very angular face, square chin, jaw, etc. His skin is tanned.

Liari: Long black hair and bright hazel eyes. All
pureblood Varian have variations of these genetics (for example: Kien
has almost amber eyes and black hair). Her features are softer, more
round, and she has a full figure in my head. Slightly larger than
average breasts and hips. Her pale skin gives her a sort of allure at
night. If awake during the day, she looks pasty.

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Day 3. Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don’t have any, is there a reason?

Rioran: He has a pretty huge scar on his abdomen, as
if someone tried to punch a hole through it….because someone did. Even
though he was Kass’na’vah at the time, it never healed over properly.

Gladian is that badass.

Liari: As a vampire, as long as she receives enough
blood in a sufficient amount of time she can avoid scarring from any
injury. Somebody has to have flawless skin, I got a bunch of scarred up
characters in this series!

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Day 4. How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?

Rioran: He’s not vain, but he’s definitely
self-confident. He knows he’s attractive, but it’s not something he
flaunts or uses to his advantage. Rioran has never been a flashy
individual, as evidenced by his simple state of dress.

Liari: As a vampire, she knows that she is
appealing, and she does think of herself as being pretty. But she’s
certainly not vain about it.

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Day 5. What’s your character’s ranking on the Kinsey Scale?

Rioran: A 2.5 - 3. I would put him at a solid 3, but Rioran really prefers women to men.

Liari: A 0. She’s as straight as an arrow, lol.

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Day 6. Describe your character’s happiest memory.

Rioran: He’ll never, ever admit it, but when his
sister had her twins (a rarity for Kass’na) and he was able to
hold/spoil them for a while, those were happy times for him. Rioran
claims to hate children in general, with his sibling’s children being
the exception.

Liari: I can’t really reveal this one, since it’s kind of spoilerish. Sorry!

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Day 7. Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?

Rioran: Everything involving Gladian. And he refuses to reveal that information.

Liari: Everything involving Larian. Because he sucks. Literally and figuratively speaking.

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Day 8. Day of Favorites! What’s your character’s favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?

Rioran: Rioran’s favorite color is beige. He
actually dislikes anything sweet but loves salty/spicy foods. He doesn’t
have a favorite song, and he thinks flowers are for women.

Liari: Ice cream is more of a Human/Elven thing in
my world, so she’s never actually had any. Her favorite color is orange
and her favorite flower is called the Moon Rose. It’s night flower which
glows white and has red veins and a red center. Her favorite song is Death of a Nightingale by a vampire composer known only as Elliot.

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After this, I'll start posting them up by their respective days.

catriana: (fenris wtf)
2011-11-03 06:53 pm

BRB

Brb, giving Orson Scott Card all of my money.


Shadows in Flight (The Shadow)

I know not a lot of people liked the Bean series, but I for one loved them, and I'm all kinds of tingly and excite to see another Bean book.
catriana: (Default)
2011-10-28 09:10 pm

Yup

I has a basil plant. *dances*
catriana: (Default)
2011-10-23 05:04 pm

Someone please tell me....

Is playing FF12 worth it? I've had it for a long while now, but only got to a certain point before I stopped. I hadn't even gotten to Ashe or Balthier yet.

I'm currently playing White Knight Chronicles and Oblivion(Oh Skyrim, I'm coming for you baby!) but while White Knight Chronicles is kinda fun, I was really, really, really miffed that the avatar you can create has 0 real bearing on the plot. I mean, I don't have to be the main character, but at least acknowledge I'm there! The first section of the game with brief mentions do. Not. Count. I feel like my character doesn't matter at all....which they don't. I don't even feel like a worthless sidekick, and that's sad.

*goes back to writing*
catriana: (retard)
2011-10-20 04:16 am

Okay Sephiroth...I mean Madara....

Whatever floats your boat, Kishimoto. Just please end the manga soon.
catriana: (Default)
2011-10-19 02:57 pm

The main reason why I prefer Mark of the Assassin over Legacy.

A girl likes to have some sugar with her coffee sometimes. (I don't actually drink coffee, but you get the idea right? Right.)


David Gaider, I get you like angst but fuck. There is such a thing as 'overdoing it'. No, seriously.


And that's....all I really have to say.
catriana: (fenris wtf)
2011-10-19 03:21 am

(no subject)

I'm not even angry
I'm being so sincere right now
Even though you broke my heart and killed me
And tore it to pieces
And threw every piece into a fire
As they burned it hurt because I was so happy for you!


Almost done with half the book, it feels o u t s t a n d i n g to be back in a writing groove again. It really hurts to have all this drive and desire to write and yet nothing comes to mind or what does come to mind ends up feeling like shite to you.

Music helps too. I listen to a wide assortment of things from Panic!At the Disco, The Offspring, to Sade, Frederic Choplin, and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers. Kittie helps me with my rage. Sometimes my characters get angry. It helps.

So at the moment it's 3am and I really should be asleep, instead I'm listening to the Scott Pilgrim vs the World Soundtrack and working on chapter 9 because sleep eluded me. I have the weirdest dreams, my mind tries to make solid connections of things that don't exist.

Ugh. Okay, I'm going to TRY and get some sleep again. Or something. FML.



Aperture Science:
We do what we must because we can
For the good of all of us
except for the ones who are dead

But there's no sense crying over every mistake
You just keep on trying 'till you run out of cake
And the science gets done and you make a neat gun
For the people who are still alive