July 2014 Campnano Wk 3 - WritingProject: Countdown Series #2 Intro and Update #6

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Countdown Series #2


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Project Goal: To get a first draft of two novels at an estimated 20k each which makes it a total of 40k.

Stage of writing: First Draft

What inspired my current project: I read a story on tumblr and read comments that said someone should write a story based off that topic. The suggestions and my desire to expand on it inspired my own version. It's sci-fi but it takes place in the not too distant future. lol

Last Update WC: 20,647
Week's Total WC: 15,469

Total Story WC: 37,066

Daily WC:
  1. 2,532
  2. 2,902
  3. 1,591
  4. 2,174
  5. 1,835
  6. 2,191
  7. 2,244
Last 200 words:

I glanced at my timer and shook my head. "No regrets," I whispered to myself. I stared down at the water watching my reflection. I could see I was tired from the lack of sleep. Luckily I didn't need to be on camera at all tomorrow otherwise they was going to need a lot of make up to cover up the bags under my eyes.

My eyes drifted back towards the cabin where Victoria thundered off to and a lit window caught my eye. There was a person staring out the window. I could see the silhouette but before I could identify who it was the light shut off. I didn't need to guess who it was though because I knew it was Victoria's room.
After staring awhile I turned away and pulled my hood over my head to help block out the chill from the wind. I slipped my hand into my pocket retrieving my phone. I pressed the power button and it immediately purred to life. I didn't bother to hide the smile that appeared on my face. I went to check my email and decided to play some games as I continued to sit outside through the night.



Con: Glass City Con 2014

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , | Posted on 2:28 PM

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Hey everyone! Really quick, I'll be at Glass City Con this weekend with my friends, E-llusion Studio!

I noticed a few other friends who will be there too such as Alex Heberling, Lilly's Art, and Kuroitenshi!

This will be my first time at Glass City Con so we'll see how this goes! I'm pretty excited. Haven't been in an AA for a bit but I'm sure it will all turn out great. :D

As usual I'll have prints, buttons, stickers, notebooks, and bookmarks. I'll also be taking sketch and ink commissions on site. Stop by and say hi!


In relation to Campnanowrimo:

I'll still try to write when I can but fortunately I'm ahead of my word goal. I expect to not be able to write at all during this period but that's ok. I'll still try to think about my project. :D

I can't believe I only have about 5k left till I'm complete!

Doubt I'll get it done by the weekend but even if I do make the 40k this week I'm far from completing the story.

Well hope you all have a great weekend! :D I will still make a post about my Campnano progress on Friday but I don't think the word count will be accurate.


July 2014 Campnano Wk 2 - WritingProject: Countdown Series #2 Intro and Update #5

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , , | Posted on 11:00 AM

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Countdown Series #2


Want to follow my daily progress? Follow me at:
Twitter @ Aisazia
Project Goal: To get a first draft of two novels at an estimated 20k each which makes it a total of 40k.

Stage of writing: First Draft

What inspired my current project: I read a story on tumblr and read comments that said someone should write a story based off that topic. The suggestions and my desire to expand on it inspired my own version. It's sci-fi but it takes place in the not too distant future. lol

Last Update WC: 20,647
Week's Total WC: 10,804

Total Story WC: 31,451

Daily WC:
  1. 1,682 
  2. 1,317 
  3. 2,222
  4. 1,789 
  5. 2,327
  6. 0
  7. 1,467
Last 200 words:

I stood up, "Why is my love life being analyzed by you guys? Is it that surprising that I can't have a serious non-romantic female friend?" I asked jabbing my fingers at both Amelia and Zadie. Amelia looked slightly embarrassed while Zadie wrinkled her nose.

The coffee beeped and Sedric went to get some cups that were sitting on the drying rack. I crossed over to the coffee as Sedric poured for everyone.

Amelia held up a placating hand, "While it's true you are able to have a platonic relationship, we feel that there is a little more between you two."

I took a sip relenting, "Fine. IF there is something going on, please explain it to me."

She slid a sidelong glance at the others. Turning to Sedric she said, "Maybe you should have a go at it."

Momentarily stunned at being put on the spot Sedric coughed on his coffee. "Why me?"

Amelia looked up at him, "You can explain it more to him from a male's perspective."


Dylan put his head on his cupped hands, his elbows on the table. "Daddy, will you tell us about the birds and the bees?"



July 2014 Campnano Wk 1 - WritingProject: Countdown Series #2 Update #4

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Countdown Series #2


Want to follow my daily progress? Follow me at:
Twitter @ Aisazia
Project Goal: To get a first draft of two novels at an estimated 20k each which makes it a total of 40k.

Stage of writing: First Draft

What inspired my current project: I read a story on tumblr and read comments that said someone should write a story based off that topic. The suggestions and my desire to expand on it inspired my own version. It's sci-fi but it takes place in the not too distant future. lol

Last Update WC: 9,854
Week's Total WC: 10,793

Total Story WC: 20,647

Daily WC:
  1. 2,250 
  2. 2,523 
  3. 1,139 
  4. 2,275 
  5. 1,477
  6. 1,129
Last 200 words:

I looked at him and he said it for me, "You don't believe it was an accident."

I shook my head, "No. There's too many inconsistencies. I know they were murdered." I ran my hands through my hair, "I just don't know by who or why."

Mason opened his mouth to say something but suddenly there was a knock on the door. "Mason? Chase? Are you guys in there?" Mason stood straighter and I knew it was Victoria. I recognized her voice.

"Yeah! Be out in a second!" he called.

I raised an eyebrow at him. He looked at me and cringed, "Too eager?"

I snorted and shook my head and pulled out my cell phone, "What's your number? Let's finish this conversation another time. Preferably after work."

He stared at me a moment before realizing what I was saying. He quickly rattled off his number and I sent him mine. Afterwards we exited the bathroom where Victoria and Grace was waiting.

Graced sniffed, "And I thought girls took a long time in the bathroom."



Other Updates:
Update #3

MoH Duties + Sketch Dump

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , , , | Posted on 11:00 AM

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Hello darlings! I won't have much time to write this week so here's an actual pre-planned post! I haven't exactly been working on my projects as I would like since I've been busy planning and doing things for the upcoming wedding.

My sister is getting married as some of you may know and it was quickly approaching! Before I knew it the day's finally here! She's getting married on Saturday so I'm not exactly sure what other things I'll need to prepare for but I think most of my duties are complete. I just need to prepare a Maid of Honor speech which makes me a little nervous. I'm not a public speaker and I haven't done it in awhile so I'll need practice. I hope that it'll turn out well. Hoping it'll be fun. Just need to learn to relax and have a good time. :) So glad I'll probably only have to do it once. XD

Meanwhile, I made a decision to try to finish a long time WIP. I really want to finish "Blindfolded Love". For those of you following my sketches they are pretty much the same two characters I've been sketching all the time. XD Originally it was just going to be a comic but I felt like it wasn't good enough so I started to write it in a novel form for the Campnanowrimo July 2013.

I wrote about half of it before stopping and working on another project. Then I decided to pick this one back up and had an urge to fix it. Now I really want to finish it and move on. It's really tough because now I want to work on a different project but my goal for this month is to at least finish this story by the end of June. There are a bunch of random scenes that I need to transition into the story since they were written randomly. lol That'll be fun to fix. /sarcasm

I also have the urge to read but haven't been able to do that either. *whimpers* I plan to go on a weekend binge once the wedding is done and things have settled. I have been able to play with some watercolors which has been fun. The paper really does matter. (is a noob) So don't be like me. Make sure you get quality supplies! I'll have to post some progress shots that I actually remembered to take while doing it. lol I did kind of mess up at the end though. I'm not too fond of it now but I sort of fixed it but I don't think it'll ever be the same. lol There is a thing as overdoing a painting. Especially on a watercolor painting. XD

Oh, I've got some cons I need to prepare for that's coming up in July (Glass City Con) and August (Otakon). Oh boy, I'm going to be super busy these next couple of months. o.0;;

One last thing, I have an interview next week for a FT job. It's a courteousy interview but I'm going to do the best I can anyways. So wish me luck! :D

Just wanted to give you guys a little bit of what's been going on with me. I haven't forgotten or abandoned this blog or OriginiquEquanimity. I've just been crazy busy. >_<;; Hope you all are doing well! :D




8th Annual Ohioana Book Festival 2014 Review

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As some of you know I attended the local Ohioana Book Festival! Unfortunately I didn't take as many photos as I thought I would but I thought I'd share the few I've taken and share my experiences. :)


This was the first time I attended the event and it was interesting! Found a bunch of new authors I've never heard of which was pretty neat. I don't usually go around searching for new authors since I have plenty to read but it still doesn't stop me from looking when I hear good things from them. XD

I guess first off I should mention I arrived later than I had hoped. Around 1pm when it opens at 10pm. I ended up sleeping in but then it started to rain. At first it was just a little sprinkle which was tolerable but then it ended up pouring. That caused the freeway traffic from where I was coming from to slow down to a crawl so I took an early exit trying to find a way to the location. After a bunch of detours and taking unfamiliar side streets I finally made it there but it took an extra 20 minutes because the side street traffic was horrible as well. It didn't help that the rain got worse. It pounded on my car and made my visibility poor especially through that curtain of gray rain.

Busy Life + 2012 Sketch Dump

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Sorry guys, just so busy with stuff as my sister's wedding is coming up and life in general. I know it's not a great excuse but it's keeping me busy. Plus my youngest brother graduated and my other brother came in town to visit so of course I'll have to hang out with them. Crazy how time is flying by so quickly! D: Need to try to get more done! *shuffles crazily*

I really wanted to do Junowrimo this month but it's highly unlikely that I'll join in because I'll be too stressed. I might try to rebel and finish up a WIP instead because I'll be able to handle that more. I'll try that at the very least. Are any of you guys attempting that then July Campnanowrimo?

I haven't been able to sketch as much lately either. Need to remedy that quickly! Especially when I keep buying more. lol I need to get photos from my camera so I can blog about a few events I went to the last few weeks. Whoops. I'll get on that too.

Oh yeah. I better get started on my Maid of Honor speech too. Ugh, I hate public speaking but this has to be good. I promised it would be and I've got a few ideas. I just need to write it all out. Any tips from you veterans out there? I can't wait for this to be over so I can move on and focus on the stuff I want to such as writing and more drawing. haha





Scatterbrained + Homework Sketch Dump 25

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , | Posted on 11:00 AM

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Whoops. Yeah I noticed I posted the 26th sketch dump before this one. Oh well. XD Still something different so I hope you enjoy! :) I think this is my last one of these series! XD I didn't sketch the whole book but it really is useful. I should dive into it again when I have time.

Been all sorts of scatter brained lately. I need to use my planner more now. I wasn't using it before and now I regret it because I really need it. I've been missing deadlines or doing things last minute which is getting unacceptable. I'll be trying to use it more now because it appears I'm unable to function with so many things on my plate without it.

Do you guys use planners/calendars all the time? Even when there isn't much going on?







Sketches I had to do for my 3D modeling homework at school. These sketches were all copied from Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life. It's interesting to learn to draw from it. Hopefully it improves my anatomy. XD

1st Annual Big Comic Show + 2012 Sketch Dump

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This Saturday, May 17, I'll be at the 1st Annual Big Comic Show at Pickerington Library! I'll be there with a bunch of other awesome local comic creators/illustrators! So stop by and check us out! The event is totally free! I heard the weather should be awesome so no reason not to stop by, right? ^_~ The event lasts from 11am to 4pm. I'll have prints, buttons, stickers, bookmarks, and my notebooks for sale if you're interested! :)

Sorry guys. I know I missed the last few weeks. I've just been busy with RL and haven't had time to write a post. I've been planning my sister's bridal shower/bachelorette and has been more time consuming than I thought it would be but it's coming up in the next few weeks so I'll be done with that soon.

I'll probably still be MIA for the next few weeks because of it. I'm going to just set up a few schedule sketch dumps for the next few weeks so you'll still have something new from me. I should have done it for the last few weeks but things kept coming up and I would just say I'd make it up later to discover the new week just passed. I need to keep up with this blog again.

I have been trying to flesh out one of my stories. I took a break on it for a bit before jumping back in. I wanted to write more but I don't think I'll be able to until I figure out my characters and overall plot line. Still, do note I am working on it....slowly....lol

I also stopped by Fort Hayes for the 8th annual Ohioana Book Festival this pas Saturday! It was interesting. I wanted to attend previous years but things always came up. I decided to go despite the terrible rain. I'm not going to lie, half way there I desperately regretted being out there but once I made it to my destination it was much better. lol I'll make another post with some pictures I took to share with you all!

Hope you all have been productive!





Life Update/Ramblings + Homework Sketch Dump 26

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , | Posted on 10:42 AM

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Hey guys! Sorry, had a busy week with real life stuff so I wasn't able to write at all. I'm also taking a break since I'm a little burnt out and stuck. I'm going to try to relax, sketch, and read. I want to brainstorm better ideas for Countdown #1 and start to edit it since I hit my Campnanowrimo word goal already. I've really got the itch to edit this story already but it's not finished yet so I'm going to try to focus on that. Hope you all are still chugging along for Campnano! I pretty much stopped around Easter and when I made my word count. lol Other real life things got in the way but I'm still going to try to work on my stories!

Been trying to exercise lately since I've been far out of shape lately, especially during Winter. I tried on my bridesmaid dress yesterday and was ecstatic to find that it fits! I was nervous since we ordered it custom made online but am relieved to find it fits in the right places. The only problem was that the snap enclosure at the top behind my neck wasn't there so we're going to have to find some snaps to make sure if fits. That's not a big deal but overall I'm just so happy it fits. Still need to lose some weight. lol Not as skinny as I used to be like in high school. Ick. lol

So I caved and funded for a Nomad Art Satchel which I ended up buying at the last minute. Seriously, like an hour or two before it ended. XD I just wasn't sure if I should get it. I can't exactly justify buying it right now since I don't sketch enough outside but I figure it would help encourage me to do so. I love that it is like a desk in itself so I don't have to hold up my sketchbook. I am worried it won't hold enough for me, I like to carry a water bottle and a few extra things as well. It does come with a pocket to hold your wallet and keys which is a plus since that's all I really carry anyways besides the water bottle. lol Just hope it's durable! They said the price is going to go up after the kickstarter so that's also part of why I decided to buy it now. :) Now I'm super excited to get it! I hope it's as awesome as I think it'll be!

I'm also a bit torn, I've been really wanting the latest Lamy Al-Star Bluegreen 2014 fountain pen. It's the perfect color for me and I've never used an Al-Star but I do have several Lamy Safaris that I like a lot. They are mostly the same but the color! It's gorgeous! lol There are several places that are having sales right now and I'm really tempted to buy one from them. I haven't decided which place yet but I'll have to decide soon since the sales are for a limited time. Eep.

Other than trying to exercise, work on my stories, relax, and splurge on things I want, I don't have too much going on. lol What have you guys been up to? Hope you all have been enjoying your days! It's been sunny and warm lately. I love it! *crosses fingers that it'll stay*






Sketches I had to do for my 3D modeling homework at school. These sketches were all copied from Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life. It's interesting to learn to draw from it. Hopefully it improves my anatomy. XD