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(no subject) [Nov. 12th, 2003|12:10 am]
Odessa

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alrighty guys...if you ever get board and just want to see how terra is doing on her word count...you can go to my info page. I will have a little thermometer looking thingy that has officially how many words I have so far.

Night night.
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(no subject) [Nov. 10th, 2003|02:22 pm]
Odessa

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[mood |anxiousanxious]
[music |Konstantine- Something corporate]

wow...it seems like it has been a while since I updated in here. HI EVERYONE!!! *waves enthusiastically* right...so...I just finished up chapter six today. woo-hoo. I am going to start chapter seven in about ten minutes. I haven't been posting anything recently becasue I would like to try to write the skeleton first and then post the revised chapters. CHEER ME ON EVERYONE!! I am determined to be done with the skeleton by christmas. Then, it is on to revisions, and then it is on to the publishers (after you all read and critique it, of course.) Right...so I am going to go and be productive before work. Luv ya all!!!
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(no subject) [Oct. 29th, 2003|12:58 am]
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alrighty guys....for the next month I am going to be using this journal to write my novel for nanowrimo. so, starting on november 1st, you are not going to see too much of Odessa. You will actually see a lot of crap that doesn't make much sense...but, it is helping with my writing...so you guys can just laugh at it along with me.

Anywayz...just wanted to put that in. Night all.
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(no subject) [Oct. 28th, 2003|01:38 am]
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Alrighty everyone who is watching. HI!! *waves enthusiastically*

The novel is coming along. I have just finished chapter three this past week, and have written about five pages of chapter four. It is really coming along quickly. I have added two new characters. Iggie was added in chapter three. He has to be one of my favorites so far. He is very fun-loving and very much the comedy relief in the novel.

Lux (the name may change later seeing is how it has been used before...so drop me a line and lemme know what you think and if you have any ideas), has not been added yet, but will be joining the group shortly. She is kind of an outcast in her race. She was born with special abilities that kind of made her government nervous.

November is going to be a BIG month for me. NANOWRIMO IS UPON US!!! For those of you who don't know what it is...go to http://www.nanowrimo.org. This is going to be one helluva month. I have an idea for it though. Lemme run it by you. Mind you, there are still a lot of kinks in the story, but let me know if you think it is even worth my time.

Mk.....There is a colony is space...within their own little dome. It is about the size of a state. So...not very large. There is a war going on between the colony and certain "invaders" (haven't figured that part out yet). The main character is a boy/girl? about twenty years old. She seems to be the one always in the center of things; Always whre the news is; and always the one to solve the problems. She will eventually be asked to lead the colony...but that is way later in the book. Anyways....In the end, it turns out to be a game of sorts. Only, they are being played instead of doing the playing. Their outcome in the war never depended on them...just the "players".

I know it doesn't make much sense right now....it doesn't to me either. But I think it may have potential for a pretty decent story. I am going to spend most of tomorrow trying to piece it together as best I can. I will try to get some character sketches going and maybe a plot outline. Wish me luck on that and give me your honest opinion on what you think of the idea. It is one of my first science fiction attempts and may turn out to be a better fire starter than anything. Lemme know if you think this idear is a no go or a good potential.

Whew....this has to be one of the longest entries I have written in a while. Thank ya all again.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2003|05:06 pm]
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[mood |accomplished]

whew.....I think I am done with chapter one...for the most part. obviously there are going to be things to fix up until the time it needs to go to the publishers....
but, you can see it one of two ways.....you can either go to

http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/libr/o/d/odessa2/odessa2.html

and read it....or you can email me and request a copy. check out my art site while you are there!!
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(no subject) [Oct. 1st, 2003|01:01 am]
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[mood |accomplished]

hey guys. alright....I have to do one more revision..and then the chapter is up for grabs. Oh...and I have decided that Chapter One is now going to be the prolog for the novel instead of chapter one. so, there....alrighty...that is all.
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(no subject) [Sep. 28th, 2003|12:49 am]
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[mood |excitedexcited]

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I just found the coolest thing. it is at www.nanowrimo.org. Basically it is a writing challenge. November is officially national Novel Writers Month. You have exactly 1 month to write a novel of 50 thousand words. That is roughly 150 pages. It will be a novella, but that is ok. There are no prizes or anything....just the goal of finishing a novel in a month or less.

I think it will be fun. It will be a good way to let my mind go and challenge myself. Now I just have to find a topic to write about.

On another note. I haven't had time to write on Odessa in two days now. IT'S BEEN CRAZY!!! I have all day tomorrow though...so I will get a lot done then.

Alrighty.....I guess i will talk to you guys later.
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(no subject) [Sep. 24th, 2003|11:53 am]
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[mood |tiredtired]

Jesus!! I got to sleep at like 5 this morning!! I got in bed at about 2 and then just stared at the ceiling. I thought mostly about how to begin chapter two. I think I have it figured out. I am going to start it off with the bad guy and then swing back around to Sheya at the end. I dunno....I have to think some more and start writing things down.

Don't forget to let me know if you want chapter one, finished!
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(no subject) [Sep. 23rd, 2003|06:07 pm]
Odessa

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alrighty everyone (which is probably not that many). I have the website for Odessa up and running, so if you haven't checked it out then you probably should. You will be able to read an exerpt from Chapter 1!!! So, go to www.geocities.com/odess03/. Or, the link is at the top of this community.

Speaking of Chapter 1, my editor (who will remain nameless) is currently going over it. So, as soon as I get it back and correct the suggestions and menial mistakes it is up for grabs!! So, if you are interested in reading what I have so far and making any suggestions of your own on chapter one, send me your addresses(preferably home..as the file is rather large.). I will try to have the chapters out to you by next week. I EXPECT FEEDBACK!!!!! If you want a copy of the Chapter, I expect serious feedback. No "Oh, it was really good, Terra!!" No...I wan't "This sentance sucks!!" or "Oh Terra!! It was really so perfect I couldn't find a damn thing wrong with it!!!" lol....I really amuse myself sometimes.

Ok.....so, drop me a line....update in here....do whatever.

Thanx,
Terra
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