Welcome To Taibria- NaNoWriMo #5

  
Hey everyone! I was contemplating on doing another meet [incert a character] post but I decided that I should introduce another important part of a story which is setting.

Now my NaNo story is a fantasy one so I was thinking of setting my story in a completely different place and country than the ones we live in. There are in all three main settings or Kingdoms really that my main protagonists come from or travel to and ect ect.

Here are my notes for Taibria!

Kingdom of Taibria

Surrounded by the Bell Sea on the East And South Coast. To the North it is the Wonderium Woodlands and to the West miles of rocky, mountainy and volcanic (can you say Volcanic?) terrain.

People who live in Taibria are called Taibrians and their native tongue is Taibrish. 

A lot of sun shines upon Taibria so there main trade is crops and farming. Also they have a big trade in precious stones and gems which they sell off to surrounding Kingdoms. Taibria is known as a Merchant’s Paradise as it is said you can get anything there at the right price.

Taibria is ruled by a royal family- the Huntzviers. The Huntzviers are known for their ruthlessness against enemies and ‘the magicals’. They feed they Taibrians lies and false security which they lap up gleefully, not wanting their way of life to be disrupted.

There once small and weak army is turning into a force to be reckoned with.

Ophelia lives in Taibria in the outskirts in a place called the ‘Stacks’ named so because the buildings/flats/houses looks like they are stacked up on and against each other.

There you go! I am really like doing these NaNo posts as it keeps me creative juices flowing while blogging! I hope you guys are liking them too! Anyway I can’t wait for NaNo now, October is being so sluggish.

I’ll write soon.

-Astra

Meet Ophelia

Meet Rosalie

Meet Rosalie- NaNoWriMo #4

Hey guys! I’m rounding off the week (or starting it off which ever way you see it) and as you can tell by the title, I’ll be telling you what notes I have for my second protagonist in my story for NaNoWriMo.In my head I have a little importance tree and the importance dwindles as you go further down. I’ll just put a picture here to show you what I mean.

My crappy example of an Importance Tree.

Anyway, a lot of people seemed to like the other post I did for Ophelia (you can check out Ophelia’s post here), so here’s another one. These notes are half written down and half buried in my head.

Name: Rosalie Olivia Van Dahilia, Crown Princess of the Kingdom Of Elium and surrounding Wonderim Woodlands.

Age: 16

Acts like a spoiled child, but is bored of castle life. Kind under her arrogant persona. Loves to wind up people because she is so bored. Longs to learn how to weild a sword. She finds books a nice escape to live her own fictional life, but lost the habit of reading after her older brother died. Extremely confident around strangers and non stop flirting when needing to get her own way with men (her mother made her perfect that skill.)

Appearance: A dusting of freckles on across the top of her face. Long light brown hair normally wore down. Tall and average body build. Eyes, brown, pale skin and small facial features. Skinny ankles and wrists.

Mannerisms: Tutting, stick her tongue . Bites her nails when nervous, upset or bored. Twirls diamond ring on her pinky finger when thinking deeply. Chews on anything she can put in her mouth.

There you go! There was so much in my mind but these are the notes that are staying solid. I had a inspiration shock during the weekend and all I had to do was listen to some Panic At The Disco :). Anyway probably a day next week I will reveal my full summary and some background info because by then eveything should be rock solid.
I still want to know about all of your wonderful characters! I hope they are behaving well with you. Comment below about what you think and how your NaNoWriMo stories are going so far. There’s only one week left!

I’ll write soon.

-Astra

Meet Ophelia- NaNoWriMo #3

Hey guys…I made a character. Meet Ophelia….and that’s all I have, a name.

Jokes! (Only slightly)

I have a solid plot and now I am just building up my characters which is actually a fun process. These are some words from my notebook about Ophelia that I have scribbled down.

Ophelia Willow

14 years old but then 17 after time jump.

Gentle normally but has a lot of pent up anger, quickly trusting which leads her into unsavory trouble. A good friend- recklessly brave. Explosive temper when really infuriated- (later in novel).

Mannerism: Likes to hold people’s hands as she can sense whether they are powerful or not by the amount of energy in them. Touches hair but quickly stops because she doesn’t want her hair to become tangled.

Appearance: Brown skin- mocha? Kinky hair which doesn’t blow in the wind and it reaches the end of her neck- Jet Black. A scar from childhood spots on her left check. Full lipped, smallish nose and forehead. Long and skinny.

And there is more, but that is how the start of my notes look like. I have different character profiles in my head and I think over the weekend I will start putting them on paper. If you didn’t guess by the little extract I am doing a fantasy type of novel and I will tell you one thing more….it involves the basic elements!

I will disclose more closer to November, but that’s all your getting for now (hehehehe).

How are you characters shaping up? Can I say hi to them? Comment below about how your getting on with NaNoWriMo!

I’ll write soon 🙂

-Astra

Plot? What plot? -NaNoWriMo #2

I have a serious problem guys. 

I keep on changing my plot every time I think about my plot. I think you can see my problem.

  
It’s so frustrating! I had a good solid plot when I signed up, but now it has evolved and evolved and evolved. I don’t think sensibly like oh I can use that idea for another story I think I really want to use this for NaNoWriMo so I’m going to change my whole story to fit in the idea.

Though at the moment I have a strong plot now, it can easily change over night and that’s what I am scared of. 

Another update as well is that my muse keeps on escaping me! This morning I tried to write and only crap came out and now while I’m writing this post my muse is slowly returning to me.

Pinterest is my saviour at the moment. I am already building boards for my characters which is helping me loads!

How is your NaNoWriMo prep going? Comment below!

-Astra

NaNoWriMo- A Newbie’s Perspective

I’m probably not good at writing. Actually I am probably terrible at writing. I don’t even think that I want to be a writer when I’m older. I barely have a spare two hours after all of my studies.

And yet I am doing NaNoWriMo.

I first heard about this when I dabbled in a bit of fanfiction (it was a eight month stint- don’t judge, don’t judge) and I person on one of the forums said something about NaNoWriMo. My schedule was already so full writing fanfiction anyway, so I didn’t do any further research into the topic.

And then I heard about it when one of the blogs that I follow did a NaNoWriMo post which triggered my attention. I love writing with all my heart, but a novel…in ONE MONTH!

But I always fancied a challenge and joined anyway. I have so many stories in my head, so it was easy to pick one I formulate to more depth than the others.

I think my fanfiction days will help in this competition a lot but still I have read that people have whole outlines and character profiles and pinterest boards ( I just made one yesterday and I can see why this helps writers) and I feel pathetically unorganised. I know I am one of those writers who can’t always write things down to brainstorm- I always keep most of my ideas in my head- so many things that are going to be written during NaNoWriMo will be from saucepan to fire (or whatever the phrase is).

I have a story, title and some characters already, but still it feels like I should come into the battlefield with my weapons, more ideas.

Maybe this is just beginners nerves, but I really just I can get through this NaNoWriMo. Even if I come out the other end with a few cuts and bruises.

Hopefully not me during NaNoWriMo

Are you are you a novice or a pro? Please jot down anyway tips, experiences or anything NaNoWriMp related in the comments. I want to meet everyone in the blogging community who is doing this.

I will probably do more posts like this in the future, but I think I will post a review for the Young Elites by Marie Lu to celebrate the second book in the series coming out, The Rose Society. So stay tuned!

I will write soon.

-Astra