Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Epic Fail

So I'm not really happy with the latest section. It's one of the things that has been giving me writer's block lately. But I decided to just plow through it, and I really feel like I failed.

It started good enough I think, but when it got to the end of Caden's conversation with Sam, it falls flat. It really lacks the emotion that it should have. And that was the problem. Sam's been hiding the fact that Caden's dad has been missing, and Caden just learned the truth. He should be ready to run out the door, grab Starlight and race back out into the world. But it just doesn't strike me as true when he does so. 

This section is in major need of a rewrite, if anyone has a suggestion for improvement, please leave a comment and discuss below.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Red Bull Kills? Not likely

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"Man killed ‘by 4 cans of Red Bull a day’
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Alfredo Duran
A night worker who drank four cans of Red Bull a day died of a heart attack that may have been caused by the energy drink, an inquest heard.

Alfredo Duran collapsed at the end of a nightshift at a supermarket, during which he regularly drank large quantities of Red Bull, advertised with the slogan 'It gives you wings'.

I love how the head-line and first two paragraphs blames it all on Red Bull, then the rest of the article clearly indicates that Red Bull had little to do with it and more so it was his heart condition, and that the Red Bull energy drink, "...would have no effect on people with a normal heart"

This is the kind of news article that has Koreans believing in "Fan Death."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Story Update and News

Back up with a new story after a long break from writers block and tight work schedules. It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to do with this section. I knew what I wanted, and there have been some changes. But everything seems to be working out now.

My schedule is very busy. (I'm actually working overtime) So I can't say that I'll be doing any kind of regular updates in the near future. But Caden's story is far from finished, and I still be updating when I can. So please subscribe to the story to know when an update is available.

Here in Japan, Cherry Blossoms are a really big deal, but there was a lot of rain this year, so the season passed quickly. Even still, I found the time to get out on a few nice days.

They are pretty, and it's a great time if you enjoy taking long walks and absorbing the scenery. Also a friend came down to visit from Hiroshima. 

And we had a gorgeous sunday with really nice weather. So we went to see some of the sites in Yamaguchi. The most famous is the five story pagoda. We got a little side tracked trying to find it, and wandered through a buddhist temple, and an old graveyard (From before they cremated everyone), but finally we arrived, and it was worth the search.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Writer's block

So I know where I'm at, and I know where I need to be. But I don't know how to connect the pieces at the moment. There are many things I want to write about here but I don't want to ruin any surprises. 

This is very new ground for me, the only thing I've written longer then the current Dragon Knights story has been screen plays, which I find to be much forgiving then novel prose.

So I hope I won't let anyone down as I allow Caden's world to be reconstructed, if only a little bit before he returns to his quest.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

No Post

No post yesterday, that's because a lot of my classes all wanted to reschedule for wednesday this month. With my new class schedule, I have to leave my house by 8:30 am and I don't get back till 10:00 pm. (All Japanese time.)

Now, I don't work that whole time, that day only counts as a nine hour work day. But anytime between classes is spent driving to the next class.

So until I can get a buffer of updates up, you can expect a period were I don't post everyday. Life will just sometimes get in the way.

Updates on the story, Caden is better, and will soon be leaving his house again. I'm also starting a new system for labeling the chapters. Before I gave the chapter and section title. But if a reader happens to miss a post, they might not notice that they skipped a post.

So I'm changing the way I title the posts. Starting with chapter 11, I'm going to start numbering the sections. The section numbers will reset with every new chapter.

Chapter 11-1
Chapter 11-2
Chapter 12-1

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Dragon Knights: Chapter 9: The Road Home

The Dragon Knights: Chapter 9: The Road Home

New month, new story update. No I didn't finish the revisions, but things are putting me behind schedule and I really wanted to get back to the story.

It's surprising how much you can lose the pace that you have with a story when you take a break from it. I hope it will be motivation to not take a month long hiatus from writing in the future.

It's April, still not sure if I'm going to go for Script Frenzy this year. Might give it a shot, but my schedule is still very tight.

Still missing the last script I wrote. I think it was one of my best, but it's trapped in a busted harddrive along with the first draft of the Dragon Knights. But we've actually moved past where the first draft was, so this is all new grounds for me.

Wish me luck.

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