[Writing] NaNo is over, hello December!

 

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Yes, I survived another NaNoWriMo! I think my official word count was just over 52,000, which is the most I’ve done since joining the competition. The good news is that it definitely got me back in the swing of things. The bad news is that most of this will probably be scrapped because it’s just words– which is what NaNo is suppose to be.

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#writerWednesday ~ Copyediting quiz

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I’m taking a short writing break to do some copy editing for my publisher today– although the plot bunnies have been very tenacious.

::feeds carrots::

I had to look something up and came across a copyediting quiz from The Subversive Copy Editor Blog. Take it for a spin and see how you do. Happy editing!

 

*image from KallieLeonard

#writerWednesday ~ Prompt 2

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If you had been able to choose, would you rather have been an only child or part of a very large family?

(I like that this is coming and #NationalSiblingDay has already passed, lol!)

I love being part of a large family. My [maternal] grandmother was 1 of 13, so I’ve got a large extended family. Not to mention friends whom I’ve dubbed family. But honestly, I love my brother and sister with everything in me. They’ve seen me at my best, and at my worst. They’ve cheered me on, and given very much unsolicited advice. We might bicker and pick on each other like kids, but I wouldn’t trade them for the world. I love you guys!

Oh, I forgot to mention that I’m now on Snapchat. My handle is the same as instagram and twitter: murjanian. I don’t snap everyday, but when I do, it tends to come in bunches. Now that I’ve finally learnt how to use the face filter, I’m having loads of fun with it.

 

 

So…

Confusion

I had a podcast episode that I had planned to release today, but after careful consideration I’ve decided not to. It was nothing controversial– I couldn’t fix the audio. I’d recorded in a new environment and you can hear incessant background noise that I’d hoped my mic hadn’t picked up on.

But it did. And try as I did to isolate and tone the sounds down, it just muddled the audio that I did want you guys to hear. So I’ll re-record it with the interviewee at a time when she can fit me in again.

In the meantime, how is your week going so far? I’d actually gotten some writing down yesterday in the form of an outline for a kid’s picture I want to write. While that wasn’t my project this week, I wasn’t about to shut off the muse faucet after I’d been stuck for a while. Now let’s hope this transfers over when I go back to writing my novel this week!

#writerWednesday ~ Stuff

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Brr!! It’s awfully cold outside to be spring. Earlier today, I did a podcast interview that I’m hoping will be posted by the end of this weekend for you guys to enjoy. Also been dreaming up some logos for my blog… not too sure what to go with though.

I’ve so much to start and continue writing, but I do owe my publisher a couple of chapters, so I know what I’ll be working on this week. This story is for a murder mystery novel, which are my favorite stories to read.

I love researching stuff and I love cold cases. I shoulda just been a detective.

Whilst I get back to my writing, enjoy this blog entry from Chuck Wendig on tiny houses. Hilarious! Open Letter to Tiny Houses

 

Murjani’s Miscellania with: E.K. Weaver

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I recently had the good fortune to interview E.K. Weaver, creator of the comic series The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal. I’d first met E.K. at Ahn!Con in January 2014 when we were both guests of the convention, and we had met up again at Nijicon this past October. The crowd loved her and her work, as she sold out of books during the first day of the con!

She was gracious to take time out of her schedule to answer some questions, so please enjoy!


 

— For those are who aren’t aware, can you please introduce yourself and a little about your background?

My name’s E.K. Weaver, and I’m a comic artist and illustrator from Austin, Texas. I’ve been drawing all my life, but just started focusing on comics in 2008.

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#WriterWednesday ~ Emotions

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Happy Writer Wednesday, Movember and NaNoWriMo!

I was going to talk about my feelings on Grey, 50 Shades of Grey as told by Christian. I’d gotten it from the library a few days ago and had recently finished it. I wanted to talk about my take on it, but instead this post will be about writing and emotions. Grey will be the next topic of discussion.

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