Month: November 2013

The Plot {Updated}

In the previous post, I mentioned that I had written 103 more words on the plot. The second paragraph is what I wrote today. I will post next week with what I have written since today!! Enjoy!

Abelard takes them to the great hall to eat and admire the magnificence of it. Ikus comes to bring Cassandra new clothes and they start talking. Cassie asks lots of questions and they start to become friends. Then after Cassie has washed up and changed clothes they return to the dining hall where the others have also washed up and changed. While eating, they hear that there is a meeting among the leaders about the ongoing war. Abelard asks if the humans can attend the meeting to offer advice, but the elders proudly refuse, saying they don’t need help. Then one elder says they should, and an argument begins which Abelard brings in the four to settle it.

Once the four have been brought in and the argument settled, introductions are made. Since there are four of them, this causes the elders to whisper between themselves, wondering if they could be the four. The decide that they must wait to discover. The next morning, Abelard and Ikus take Kurt, Cassandra and Tavor to the other side’s meeting hall to be introduced there. Kurt and Cassandra are beginning to see the blindness caused by the pride which began with the falcons and spread to the humans stranded. They meet Keane, the leader of this side. Ikus and Keane have a small disagreement.

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Goals {Update}

In my last post I said how I wanted to write at least 100 words per week. Well, I just wrote 103. So I am changing from 100 WPW (words per week) to 500 WPW.

And yes, I did a lesson of math before writing. πŸ˜‰

On a completely random note, Esther (My 2 year old sister) has been singing. She is so adorable! She’ll sing things like “Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me,” and “Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle bells.” So cute! I love her so much! Here is a picture:

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(She does love her grandpas :D)

Results of the Poll

So, a week ago I needed some suggestions. And you kindly gave them. From the poll posted last week, I have decided to go with a mix of B and D. I worked out mostly the whole scenario, so eventually I will be posting it on here.

Also, since I am still in school, I decided that I need to do at least a lesson of math if not more school before writing anything, including emails and blog posts. πŸ™‚

~Emily

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A Poll!

Hello everyone!

As I was writing the father-daughter story, I wasΒ  thinking about what would happen next, and discovered that I hadn’t figured out why the daughter gets kidnapped. So, I started thinking, and I talked with Maria and we came up with a few ideas, but I don’t know which one to do, or if anyone else has a cool idea. So, I will put below the ideas we had, and then you all vote or come up with a better idea. After a week, I will take all the suggestions and make a final poll where we decide which way she’ll get kidnapped. Now, the ideas:

A. She just gets kidnapped because.

B. Her father has a lot of money and the kidnappers want some.

C. She has some sort of power that the people who take her do so, because they want to teach her how to use it.

D. She runs away from home because she doesn’t know how to deal with her grief and gets kidnapped.

Those are the ones I can think of, if I think of more, I will add them. If you have any idea, no matter how crazy or realistic, please comment and tell me. Or you can vote for one of the above. After a week, I will do another poll with the new suggestions. Then you can leave a comment and say which one you like best and why. I will take all votes and ideas into consideration, then tell you all the final decision. Happy Monday y’all!

~Emily

Yet More Progress!

Hello all!

The last couple days I’ve been working on both the movie, and today, the father-daughter story. πŸ˜€

This is what my sister Cheryl wrote to replace the last bit of plot I wrote. I like it much better than mine. πŸ˜€ I did add and embellish a few things, of course. πŸ˜‰

They arrive at the island. Al takes them to the great hall to eat and admire the magnificence of it. Ikus comes to bring Cassandra new clothes and they start talking. Cassie asks lots of questions and they start to become friends. Then after Cassie has washed up and changed clothes they return to the dining hall where the others have also washed up and changed. While eating, they hear that there is a meeting among the leaders about the ongoing war. Abelard asks if the humans can attend the meeting to offer advise, but the elders proudly refuse, saying they don’t need help. Then one elder says they should, and an argument begins which Abelard brings in the four to settle it.
This is a little about why there are so few falcons on the island, how humans get there, and a little more about Ikus, Keane and Karrick

There have been many falcons killed because of the war, which is why there is so few. There are many eggs, though the falcons don’t wish to hatch them (and raise them) in the middle of a war, so they stay dormant. The main population of the island is therefore humans who have been shipwrecked on the island, thus forced to stay. Ikus and her brother Keane arrived the same way. The ship they were on with their parents was destroyed and there were five survivors. Ikus (Ignatia–Fiery, ardent, one, full of honor.), Keane (Commander, honored, brave), their baby brother Karrick [he was born just a day before the shipwreck so he was named by Ikus] (Dweller surrounded by sea, Spiritual understanding), and two others. Their parents perished. They were very young, so they were raised among the falcons and took separate sides (Ikus and Karrick on one, Keane on the other) in the war.

This is a re-write of Cassandra’s character, written from her perspective.

Hi! My name is Cassandra, but I usually go by Cassie, Cass, or even C. I’m 16 years old, 5’3″, number five in ten siblings (nine living), and have long, slightly curly, golden brown hair which glints red in the sunlight. I have two older sisters (who have nanny jobs off of the farm, so they are only home at night and on the weekends.) and an older brother. My sister a year older than me died when I was 13 from an accident on the farm. I like helping my mother with my baby brother and sister (twins!!), as well as taking care of the laundry and sweeping and making breakfast. I also take care of the horses and milk the cows. We have a large garden which the sister younger than me and I help our mother with. My father and the two oldest boys work in the fields or carpentry shop, and take care of the sheep/goats. My youngest two siblings (aside from the twins, that is) take care of our chickens and ducks, feeding them and gathering the eggs. Now that I have introduced you to my family, I will tell you more about me, myself, and I. To start, we’ll say that I am nowhere near perfect. I just finished my schooling, so I have more time to devote to chores and the arts, as well as helping my mother teach my littlest siblings. I’m often impatient, and I have a quick temper, though the more I pray and read my Bible, the less I blow up. I am leaning to be swift to obey, listen and accept advise. I am a natural leader, so this one is rather hard. But, when God is helping me I do better. Or, rather, when I let God help. I often try to do things on my own which always results in a horrible mess, which God is always gracious to lead me out of. I love laughing, especially at myself. Making other people laugh is also an enjoyment. When I have free time, I enjoy reading, talking with my siblings and friends, drawing, writing, riding my horse, exploring the woods, and ever so many other things.

As I said, I began writing the father-daughter story. I got about 2/3 of the first chapter done. I will post it when I finish it. πŸ˜‰ What I did write, I read to Suki, and it made her tear up. πŸ˜€

~Emily

The Prophecy {Final Draft}

Hello all! I have decided that the prophecy is “done”. I heard that you want to stop writing before the work seems perfect, otherwise you can make it not-so-great. πŸ˜› Thank you all for your support in my struggle! Since I felt the prophecy was pretty much done last time, I am now re-posting it as the final draft. *Cheers* πŸ˜€

The Prophecy

When comes a raging war,

Betwixt the enemies bitter,

From a far off land will come the four,

And between us peace they’ll bring

Now, just because I said this is the final draft doesn’t mean that I don’t want any more suggestions, on the contrary: if you have a word or sentence that would fit better, please say so. πŸ˜‰

Thank you all again!! Now perhaps I will begin the father-daughter story. Does anyone have a better suggestion for the name of that story??? πŸ˜‰

Have a good Sunday everybody!!

~Emily