Huzzah! You know what excites me? I have a buffer of NaNoToons set up, I’m ahead on my wordcount, and I reached 300 comics on my other webcomic!
In celebration of that, this can be an AMA (Ask Me Anything) post! Of course, we’re all too busy writing novels to worry about things like what my favourite colour is, but hey, go for it.
I think my favourite colour is blue, btw.
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I love your comics! How long have you been drawing comics for?
Thank you! I’ve been doing webcomics for almost four or so years! ^_^ It may be longer because I would start and stop some, but I’ve been doing them consistently on a daily basis since…2012? I think that’s right. 😀
Huzzah! Congrats on being ahead and caught up.
Anything, huh? Well, how about, what’s your novel about? (I personally hate that question, so feel free not to answer).
My novel is a simple fantasy novel starring my two daughters who enter a world with magic powered by puzzles. ^_^
What kind of puzzles, jigsaw or logic?
Logic type puzzles. Sorry, wasn’t clear. I like creating puzzles and puzzle hunts and live escape events. 😀
Puzzle-powered magic sounds interesting! I don’t remember reading anything like that before but it sounds like it would be fun. I want to read the book now just to find out more about that magic system!
I love fantasy and reading about different magic systems and I keep being distracted from writing my own novel by doing logic puzzles.
*laugh* Well, it’s so far very hastily written, and I haven’t figured out everything in regards to the system of magic yet. I’m probably going to change the system. Who knows!
However, I love puzzles and escape rooms so I need to put that in my novel somehow! ^_^
And if all goes well, and I finish the book properly, and if you ever end up doing my puzzle hunts, you may have to read the book. 😉
I first read this as “magic powered by pizza.” Ah, NaNo brain.
Hah! That could be like TMNT! ^_^
Ever considered having a NaNoToons character who does NaNoWriMo by hand? I personally do all of my writing by hand, and then type it up at the end of the day for an accurate word count. (That said, this is my fifth year, and I’ve only won twice.) Might be fun to see a random notebook and pen among the laptops sometimes.
Oh! Hey, that is something I should use! Hmmmm… can the character be grumpy because she does everything by hand? ^_^
Hey, your character can be anything you want your character to be. 😉 Complaints about writer’s cramp would certainly make sense, though. Did you know that writer’s cramp does not just apply to your hand? It can manifest in the entire arm and shoulder. That was definitely a surprise my first year. It’s gotten gradually better since then.
Also, there are few things as aggravating as running out of ink in the middle of a word war…
Do you word war with other hand writers? Or with typing people?
Typing people. In my region, word wars aren’t one-on-one; they’re everyone vs. everyone. And I’m pretty much the only one crazy enough to hand write. But they usually give me a “handicap” and double my word count for word wars, which used to feel like cheating… until the one write in when I brought my computer, and I realized how much of a difference it made.
Even without the “handicap,” I still sometimes beat people who are typing. I try not to make a big deal out of it for their sake, but inside I’m laughing.
Of course, my word count for word wars is always an “ish.” Rather than counting every individual word, I count how many lines I’ve filled. I average nine words per line.
My problem with handwriting would be distraction. While waiting for my hand to catch up with my thought I’d probably start thinking about eggs and then there goes the whole thing.
Ever think of using shorthand or something?
Do you like Batman or Spider-Man better?
Wow. That’s a difficult question.
I read both as a teenager.
I’ll go with Batman, even though I enjoy Marvel more. I always liked the Detective aspect of Batman, even though there wasn’t much detecting.
I do like Spider-Man, but there was a whole time back in the day after Secret Wars where he complained a lot about his black suit and that got annoying. ^_^
Oh my gosh, yes! I’ve pretty much deleted Secret Wars from my memory because it’s just not worth admitting that it exists.
Have you officially given up mouseovers on NaNoToons?
Oh. Did I use to have them? Ok, maybe I should put them back in. What did I say there? Just the same nonsense I do on my other webcomic?
Actually, it was usually deep philosophical stuff. It’s the main thing that kept me going during November when I wanted to give up, so you can understand why I miss it so much.
Wait, are you serious? I was writing deep philosophical things?
Really? Surely you’re pulling my leg!
Well I mean really, what do you think you put on them? I suppose it could be defined as the “same nonsense,” but that doesn’t mean I don’t still miss them being there!
I thought your favorite color was black.
It is. But that’s the absence of colour…so I wanted to be technically right. 😀
Are you a visual person, and if so, how does that affect your writing? 🙂
Hmmm, I think I learn things better visually.
However, when I hear a book, I rarely visualize it.
I am horrendous at describing things visually in words.
But I love dialogue. Most of my writing is all dialogue.
That’s an interesting question, I … don’t know now if I understand what you mean by visual person. I mean, I thought I did, but upon reflection, i don’t know…