#WriteSaturday – November 21st

I still don’t like how it sounds, but it’s the truth – I didn’t write yesterday at all.  I actually haven’t written anything since the 17th, putting me 13,305 words behind where I need to be.  So time to get to work on that!

A couple of really exciting things happened this week:

  1. I got to interview local artist Chris “Merk” Merkley for TBPL Off the Shelf!  Merk’s interview is going to be #25!  It’ll be posted in December (I’m thinking of switching things to the first week of the month, rather than leaving it on the second).
  2. I finally joined NOWW.  My brother is one of the board members, and I’ve been going to their events, so I kind of thought I should probably join.  I was thinking about joining a few months ago, but finally got around to it yesterday.
  3. I’ve had Merlin for a year!!!  Exactly a year ago today I went to Animal Services and picked him out (or more accurately, he picked me out!)  I didn’t bring him home until the 24th though (I was still living at my parents’ at the time and didn’t want their cat getting mad at having another cat around; after the weekend, my parents told me to bring him anyway because they’d only be in the same house for a week and wouldn’t have to be together at all).

So on to the writing!

Earlier this week I spent a lot of time worldbuilding Ayvlin’s World.  I even managed to give the world a name!  I was thinking something along the lines of “emotion,” because emotions have become so important to the way the world works and its magic.  but I couldn’t find any words I liked for that (I spent a lot of time last weekend on Google Translate looking for words in other languages).  But then I decided that this really is the fae’s world, so why not name it for them?  After a bit of research and trying out a lot of different letter combinations attacked to “fae,” I decided to call it Faeriia (pronounced “fay-rye-a” for anyone who cares.  Those who don’t, feel free to pronounce it any way you want to).  I wanted to call it Faeria (with just the one i), but i discovered this game and decided not to.  I was also tossing around the idea of calling it “Faerin,” but thought that was a little too close to D&D’s Faerun.  So now that that decision has been made (and I’m quite happy with the name – I’ve been calling the world that all week and find it fitting), I’m going to switch the category for the world from “Ayvlin” to “Faeriia.”

After I came up with the name, I felt like I was “done” with the setting, which is part of why I haven’t been working on the NaNo “blob” this week (but also because I seem to be ridiculously busy.  I also started reading a novel this week because I hadn’t read anything in almost a month!!!)  But after reflecting on the setting for a bit, I realized there are still a few major areas that need work.  So that’s my plan for tonight – try to tackle the 13,000 word deficit while developing Faeriia a bit more.  Wish me luck!



Filed under Worldbuilding, Writing

2 responses to “#WriteSaturday – November 21st

  1. Shauna

    I started writing “today” (I haven’t gone to sleep yet) and I was 13,305 words behind. I’m going to sleep and I’m now only 5,693 words behind! I actually managed to write 9278 words since writing this blog post! And hopefully I’ll have a bit more time tomorrow to write some more (and close that gap!)


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