PerNoWriMo Delayed

Honestly, my ability to create a new habit was badly affected in the first few days of the month because of outside conditions. The lack of a definite starting point for the challenge threw me off course, and my understanding that I would have to write so many words in a day made me all the more hesitant to start.

But I'm not giving up on it, because it has real potential and I could gain a lot from it. I am simply delaying it. I don't know when I will start, but I do know it will be on or before the 1st of January.

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I Can't Draw: Elizabethan Houses

This was the project that put me off drawing for a few months.

A word of advice:
Drawings based on geometry are not as easy as they may seem.

At least, that was the lesson I took from trying to draw this Elizabethan style house.

The intention with this drawing was to remove the second storey. This would make it a more accurate interpretation of Echo's house in Efisae.

In the following drawing I learnt of two important difficulties in regards to geometric drawings:
1. Details.
2. Perspective.

Those are the things that make this drawing not what it could have been.

When I got to the bottom of the drawing (having worked my way from top to bottom), I noticed my mistake. I had followed the horizontal lines exactly, whereas they should have been more dispersed to the right side of the drawing. This was my lesson on the importance of perspective.

This photo had an insurmountable amount of detail -- at least, for a second drawing attempt.

As you may have noticed, the drawing itself is unfinished. There was shading to do, shadows to draw in and further details to draw. It was just all too overwhelming and by this point I had worked on it for a few hours and was burnt out.

This was my lesson on geometric drawings, and I shall not attempt one again for some time.

The next time I draw, if I do draw again, it will be more in the vein of my previous drawing. I'm expecting pottery or small statues.

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The Dark Corner: Featured

The Written Connection is an amazing blog directory with the intention of linking writers' blogs in one convenient place. I am over the moon to be a part of this project.

Here is their review of the blog.

Blog Name: The Dark Corner of the Mind

Blog Author: Ryan Sullivan


If there’s anything you can expect from Ryan Sullivan, it’s the unexpected. He doesn’t do NaNoWriMo, he does PerNoWriMo (Personal Novel Writing Month, as of December 2010 1,000 words a day.) Click on his “I can’t draw” link for some excellent sketches.

Read the comments…and you’ll see the one drawback to the blog. >_> This guy’s posting is as random as it is unique. Sometimes it’s daily, sometimes it’s monthly.

Ryan Sullivan You Need To Post!

TWC Review:

Post frequency: 2/10 Very Random Post Schedule

Comment Replies: 7/10 Responds to most comments eventually

Navigation: 10/10

Uniqueness: 10/10

Overall: 7/10

Yes, I do need to post! I have several outlines for posts that I need to get to soon. And I need to start working to a schedule.

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PerNoWriMo: Day 1

I've at least made a decent start.

I wrote 1,016 words today. With still two days left of school, it will be hard to work around them, but I will try. Once the holidays start, I'm hoping I'll be able to fall into a more regular pattern.

It is now well into early morning, so I shall sleep.

Good night.

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