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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Brain Burst In Brighton

Brighton Pier. This picture does not belong to me.

Well no, it didn't, but the amount of inspiration flooding in, I'm surprised it's still fully functioning!

Or is it? ( O_o )

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Out Of The Dust - Chapter 3

Chapter 3 - Xivi Island.
This chapter is SO - TRICKY!!!

It's already been written, but it's the revising part. I've got 6 pages too many and I'm going to have to be ruthless to cut it down. The problem is there's too many things to cover.

- Jory and Karalan trying to understand each other
- Cassie's identity and her dislike towards Karalan
- Dim's identity and his bizarre habits (this may now be Chapter 5)
- The fact that they're on a moving island which later becomes important
- The fact that they're at the House of Nocsaare, which is important because it haunts Karalan for the rest of her life
- Karalan trying to get her body back to how it was - after all, she's used to being a warrior
- MOST importantly, Karalan trying to determine exactly what has transpired in one cycle/seven years.

Revising this chapter is taking so much longer than the other two, I'm doing the final readthrough now and it's a killer. The next one is considerably easier and I can't wait to get there. Also, that's when we finally meet Milete Beyene :3

Time to put my head down and get my teeth in this.

Ashana Lian .

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Out Of The Dust - Humble Beginnings

Today marks the beginning of the third month that I have been feverishly writing Out Of The Dust. I considered posting this on my personal blog, but decided that this story was too special to me and gave it a sparkling brand new one. =]


I mean, come on! It's ME. I can barely stick to one story at a time. I was worried that I was never going to be able to write a book - I'm constantly inspired, forever jotting things down and being grabbed by new ideas that it's always tricky for me to stick to one thing. My Story List now spans over a hundred distinct ideas or plots for books, however great/lame. (So I'm set for life - great - but who the hell has time to write a hundred books?)

(... naturally, I'm going to try.)

But now, whenever I'm inspired I simply feed the idea straight into Out Of The Dust. Instead of being constantly diverted, in fact the story is constantly expanding.

I'm happy. ^_^

It's five in the morning and I'm going to write some more of OOTD Chapter 3, with the gang of Xivi island. I think I'll use this blog to mark my progress. I'm sure it will be helpful.

But then, come on. It's ME.
I already have a dozen other names, and four other blogs.

Ashana Lian .

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