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'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through dA,
Not a troll was stirring, nor Grinch in his sleigh.
Deviations were hung in digital Galleries with care,
In hopes that +Favourites soon would be there.
The n00bs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Daily Deviations danced in their heads.
And Fella in his 'kerchief, and spyed with his night-light,
Had just settled down to log-off for the night,
When over in the Forums there arose such a clatter,
Fella sprang back online to see what was the matter.
To the browser window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the tabs and refreshed the cache.
When what to his art-loving eyes should appear,
But an animated sleigh and eight commissioned reindeer,
With a little old driver, so creative and slick,
Fella knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than broadband, his reindeer were famed,
After all his favorite art
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Tell Your NaNoWriMo Story... with a MemeAnd in a whiff of snow (at least here)... November is over!
After asking you How Do YOU Survive NaNoWriMo? , and reiterating in How do YOU Survive NaNoWriMo? (week 2) , I feel like now that the month is over there's something important you all can offer the community...
nope, even better.
You can share your story with us! And I don't mean the plot of your story, although you're welcome to do that too... I mean the story of how you lived through November.
It doesn't matter whether you think you're a Super Noob, you think you have no particular strategy or technique, or think you're the best of the class: everyone who takes part in NaNoWriMo leaves with something m
What gave you the idea for your novel this year?
Dreams, Kpop, need to spend time in Hongdae – how we handle and feed off emotions
What made you decide that that story idea was the RIGHT IDEA?
It felt right ? … I was so overly excited at the prospect of writing about a bad boy (who ended up quite toned down)
3: A Lil'Bit of Plot
How much plot building did you do before November? Did it help you, or could you have survived without?
I had the basics; Rieul (the kpop band leader) was a womanizer having his heart split between a Chinese prostitute and the mother of the youngest member in his band // and Demon (the agwi or hungry ghost) was ready to cheat and hack to keep his “bowl of rice” (a human in love and thus emanating happy energy) around to have a steady source of food
4. A Lil'Bit of Action
What is your favourite part of the writing process? The action scenes, the dialogues, the descriptions... so much to choose from!
The description of emotions, the setting, the subtle imagery
5. A Lil'Bit of Conflict, too
When/how did you decide what the central conflict of the novel would be? Everything eventually comes back to it, doesn't it?!
It came naturally as I wrote about Rieul; he lost his family in a house fire when in grade school – that triggered a death in him, a cold, he filled the emptiness with superficial pleasures
6. The Obstacles
What was the most difficult part of your NaNoWriMo this year?
I found myself being only able to truly tap in with my muse in my daily commute (bus rides) and desperately dry and distracted while facing the computer… I did skip quite a few stops, re-ran quite the trips to get more writing time ^^
7. The Victors
And what was the easiest?
Oddly – Rieul; he’s not technically the main character… the main was supposed to be Shinjae (the agwi) and Illy but eventually it became Rieul and Mrs. Lee (his 40+ year old mistress)
8. Finishing The Puzzle
Did you tie all your loose ends, or leave space for a sequel?
Not even finished the story – but it dawned upon me how I could tie this year’s novel to last year’s story and I nearly lost my shit when I realized this
9. Epilogue... or is it?
Did NaNoWriMo scare you off the wagon... or will you do it again next year?
Dude, hell yeah !! next year I already know what I will write about inspired by kpop singer GDragon’s song Coup d’État – a woman with ovarian cancer is given a short amount of time; she goes to Korea to hopefully die there, but finds love and a reason to live; that is the second coup d’état (the cancer being the first – as her cells rebel against her; she finds something to fight back against the death sentence)
And if you still wonder -- here is the cast and a little insight on the plot
The Agwi - Shinjae (a good one) , the radio show producer (blinded by her hunger) , Undefined yet (very friggin' nasty and strong one)
Dobbaeki - the Kpop band
Rieul - the leader (finds comfort in Mrs. Lee's arms)
Shadow ~ the bridge and counselor between members; Dream's best friend
Dream (son of a Gumiho)
Monk ~ most handsome but lives a dangerous double secret life - he's married
Hieut ~ the youngest (he lusts after Rieul, but Rieul is very satisfied with his mother)
Illy - the westerner girl who serves as nuricious rice to Shinjae (he feeds off her happy emotions) and has a sincere love interest in Dream
So I see your flying saucer has crash landed on my page.... well well well... welcome
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