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:D [Aug. 9th, 2003|06:39 am]
Tristan Bristol
[Current Mood |determined]

I am opening this journal back up so that I'll finish The Red Peace. After NaNoWriMo, during which time I started this story, I needed some time off. Tonight, I was talking to thess and we made a deal that she'd finish her novel (check it out at nicholai if I'd finish mine. So. Yes. :D I'm finishing it! Because I adore her novel and I don't hate mine.

Yep, that's it. I'll be posting story bits behind friends locks, so friend me and I'll friend you back if you want to read.
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(no subject) [Nov. 12th, 2002|01:15 pm]
Tristan Bristol
[Current Mood |pleased]

Reference: Bells and WatchesCollapse )
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(no subject) [Nov. 9th, 2002|11:07 am]
Tristan Bristol
[Current Mood |busy]
[Current Music |Discovery Channel]

Random Bee information to build a culture on. Beware the colony natives! ^_^

Just ignore, this is mostly for my own reference and has little to do with my NaNo novel unless you're on my train of thought. But, if you're interested:

Cape BeesCollapse )

Yay for the Discovery channel!
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(no subject) [Nov. 9th, 2002|06:59 am]
Tristan Bristol
[Current Mood |creative]
[Current Music |Guy Clark - To Live Is To Fly]

"But before you walk away, consider this: If writing is your hunger and your thirst, and if you choose not to follow your dream because you're afraid, you'll pay a price for that, too---you'll pay with the progressive deadening of your soul, as time and your own disillusionment with yourself eat away at who you are. One day you'll wake up and discover that the part of yourself that knew how to dream---and how to fly---has died, and that you are forever after bound to the ground, with only the memory that you once had wings.

Every dreamer pays a price. But so does everyone who fears to dream"

I'm going to go write something now.
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Agh! *is pelted with plot twists* [Nov. 2nd, 2002|06:09 pm]
Tristan Bristol
[Current Mood |plotty]
[Current Music |Tori Amos - Crazy (Francis's song!)]

Goood morning. I have a fleshed out ending for my novel. A simple idea really. What if, unbeknownst to civilians and petty officers alike the war they are fighting with Smajari isn't, in fact, for the magic shards (*takes a note that we need a less cheesy name ASAP*) in the mountains, but for the more ancient form of magic that the natives posess. No matter what they do they're going to run out of shards eventually. The natives won't leave their homeland to teach them. Perhaps there is some sort of connection between the natives, their magic and their land. Maybe it will even be destroyed in the war. War has a way of destroying everything good it touches like that.

Anyhow, that idea gives me a good idea of how I want the novel to end apart from the loose ideas I had from my outlining. Now to finish up my daily quota (I stopped at 1500w this morning at 9am to sleep) and write up a few plot points for future use.
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(no subject) [Oct. 31st, 2002|11:45 pm]
Tristan Bristol
[Current Mood |happy]
[Current Music |Tori - Scarlet's Walk]

First 45 minutes yielded 530 words.

I can so do this.
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(no subject) [Oct. 31st, 2002|10:52 pm]
Tristan Bristol
[Current Mood |worried]

Okay. I didn't get everything finished that I would have liked, but I'm going to lay some rules down for myself to make sure my perfectionist doesn't make me procrastinate.

Quota: 2000 words/day

Things NOT to do before reaching daily quota:

  • Any editing or revision. Turn off the red and green squiggly lines on Word. If blocked, write white on white.
  • Any research. If there's something unknown, fluff it until you've reached the quota, THEN, if you absolutely need to, look it up.
  • Look at LJ, NaNo forums, e-mail or ANY website.
  • Have a nervous breakdown.
  • Talk to anyone online.

Things TO do before writing.

  • Take a hot shower to relax and think about the story.
  • Write a journal entry to clear out my mind of other stuff.
  • Grab a bunch of snacks and stack them around me.

Things to do after quota is reached:

  • Jump out of my chair and yell "Halleluja!"
  • Write a future plot point.
  • Read/Watch some Horatio Hornblower.

I don't know why I'm so nervous. I think it comes from everyone else being so nervous. I know I can do it. I used to write 2000 words/day all the time. And that was WITH editing while I wrote and all of that.

10 minutes.

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(no subject) [Oct. 31st, 2002|01:35 am]
Tristan Bristol
[Current Mood |groggy]
[Current Music |Tori Amos - pancake]

I went to out_lines and grabbed some questions for Tristan since I know him well enough that I don't need a full grown profile for him right away.

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Character Profiles still needed: Captain Liam Seton Faust, Leiutenant Commander Ferris and Doctor Graves.
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(no subject) [Oct. 31st, 2002|12:07 am]
Tristan Bristol
[Current Mood |stressed]

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(no subject) [Oct. 30th, 2002|05:00 am]
Tristan Bristol
[Current Mood |accomplished]
[Current Music |Tori Amos - strange]

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