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So, I’m in this Dungeons & Dragons game, in which all our characters are Dragonborn. Not Skyrim Dragonborn… but humanoid dragons. Here’s the link if you want to check out their info: Dragonborn.

Anyways, some history came out about my character’s hatching, and how her mother passed. Her mother (Surina) use to go and sing to the eggs. One of my character’s older brothers had gone to listen one time, to find she and the eggs were being attacked by undead. All but my character’s egg had been crushed and her mother was fighting with everything she had to save her. The older brother, under Mother’s command, took her egg and fought his way out.

As we were going through this flashback, I decided to write the lullaby that Surina would sing to her eggs. I wanted something original for the game, rather than just googling lullabies (though, I did do that for inspiration). Here’s the lullaby I wrote:

Surina’s Lullaby

Sleep now, dear eggs, gone is the daylight
Sleep and grow strong with warrior’s might

Rest now, dear eggs, under the moonlight
Rest and grow brave, all through the night

The moon has risen over a world now sleeping
While I my loved ones’ watch am keeping

Sleep now, dear eggs, till the day comes anew
Sleep and dream of glory, the whole night through

Rest now, dear eggs, till the sun touches you
Rest and dream of honor, the whole night through

Soon the sun will rise to wake those sleeping
While I my loved ones’ watch am keeping

 

And just to note, the line “I my loved one’s watch am keeping” came from the lullaby “All Through the Night” written by Edward Jones around 1784. I loved it so much that I had to use it.

A Quick Quip

You know you’re a writer when you type a “d” into the search bar and dictionary.reference.com is the first to autofill. >.<

A New Place

My husband and I just got word that we’re approved to move into the new apartment complex we applied for. This means more space (an extra bedroom for all the baby stuff). I’ll still have my craftroom, and with the baby’s room, I can work on writing in there with him playing while my husband sleeps. We are so looking forward to moving.

My computer is definitely going to be one of the very last things that gets packed, so I’ll still be able to work on writing in between packing and taking care of Victor. And hopefully posting more on here. >.<

Lately, the most writing I’ve been doing has been scenes for character development and some side plot pushing with a group of gamers I play D&D with. Originally, it started out with one of the guys and I thinking one of our in-session scenes could have been better, and redid the conversation over FaceBook chat. Since then, it’s blossomed into everyone doing extra scenes with everyone for the downtime between session to really develop our characters. It’s been amazing and has helped me practice my style. I’m really proud to have come up with a couple new twists on old cliche’s; 1) “She knew his voice like the beating of her heart.” (“… like the back of her hand” just didn’t have the same power to it.) 2) “She looked like a sheep caught in a wyvern’s shadow.” (Given this is medieval fantasy, cars/headlights don’t exist.)

All this scene co-writing has been very inspiring and since I have tomorrow off from work, I hope to start outlining Lily’s story and getting it ready to edit/rewrite. There’s so much more I want to do with it.

But for now, good night! And may your muse be ever inspiring!

I was going through an old file folder that has a ton of story ideas and research from years past, and I came across a poem I wrote;

The Writer’s Blessing
May your creativity always flow
May your writing never slow
May your ideas easily take form
And may your tales take the world by storm

Jess E. Owen on Writing Animals

Author of Song of the Summer King, Jess. E. Owen, has 5 tip for Writing Animals (plus a bonus!).

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Today is national Star Wars Day. Many authors have written in the Star Wars universe, and one – my favorite – is David Farland. He is a NYTimes bestselling author and spends a lot of time helping aspiring authors with his Daily Kicks (you can sign up for these extremely helpful e-mails on his website davidfarland.net).

His son, Ben, who’s 16 was recently in a long boarding accident and is in serious need of help. The family doesn’t have insurance so they’re raising money for the enormous hospital bills for Ben’s treatment and, hopefully soon, his rehabilitation.

Help support an author who has spent his life supporting us. Buy a shirt, donate what you can, or just help spread the word. Help Ben Walk and May the fourth be with you.

Non-Progress Update

My muses have been battling a lot lately. I have plans on revising Lily’s story to give it more detail and lengthening it, but with a convention coming up this weekend and having a table for my crafts, I’ve been trying to crunch that in between studying for my History test, taking care of my son, and working on a script for my script writing class.

Next week, things should slow down. I’m not commuting 45 minutes to work anymore, so I’ll have Tuesdays and Thursdays to get down to business. I’m excited.