?? Video Game Design

If a well-known video game design company came to you and said “I want a new idea for a video game. Tell me what you want me to make, and I will do it and throw all my best developers, designers, and cashmoney at the project!” … what video game would you ask to be…

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Recipe Organization

I like to cook. I like to try new recipes. I hate cookbooks. These facts may seem mutually exclusive at first glance, but bear with me. Why do I hate cookbooks? Even when I know exactly what recipe I’m looking for and which book it’s in, I spend too much time flipping through pages trying…

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Peanut Art

Bre’s little boy, affectionately named “Peanut”, will be joining the rest of us air-breathers very soon. I offered to gift him with some art, and Bre happily accepted. His bedroom theme is “jungle animals with sports equipment”; Bre and I tailored the art to match. I can’t wait to meet him. <3…

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NaNo2010 > Worldbuilding 2

Welcome back! How did everyone do with the worldbuilding exercises from last week? I don’t know about YOU, but I am nowhere near finished with even my most basic worldbuilding yet. Stained So far, I’ve got my story set on a large island (small continent?) with two distinct geographically-based societies. Magic users come from the…

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Return of Warcraft

Okay, okay. I gave in and I’m playing WoW again. In a move that will surprise no one, I am immediately bombarded with ideas for Warcraft-inspired blog posts, which I shall condense into list format because I am NOT turning this into a Warcraft blog, nope, not gonna happen, no way, no how. Onward! Mr…

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Weekly Wordcount

What is This? Weekly Wordcount posts have two purposes: Personal accountability, to nurture a writing habit throughout the year Encouragement for others to do the same My weekly wordcount goal is set to 2,000 words. How Did I Do? Specific wordcounts for me will be put on hold until HTRYN is complete. Talk about a…

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Roadmaps

Roadmap 1 Once upon a time, I thought getting published went like this: Write a Book Get Published Quit Job and Write Forever (possibly from the back of a rainbow unicorn) Roadmap 2 Then I wrote a book and my road to publishing changed slightly. Write a Book Fix that Book Get Published Quit Job…

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NaNo2010 > Worldbuilding 1

Housekeeping Two things I’d like to mention before diving into the first of the posts on worldbuiling. 1) NaNoWriMo.org You can create an account on the NaNoWriMo website. It’s completely optional, but it does give you access to some word count widgets, their forums, and (most importantly) the motivational emails they send out throughout the…

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Whups! More Art

Yikes, I’ve been a slacker about putting my art up here. Another art dump to catch up on the ones I’ve missed. Happy Otter – done as a Christmas present for a good friend at work. Even when life sucks, there are still ridiculously adorable things like otters to balance it out. =] January/February –…

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