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This week's guest poster is the lovely Jaye Marie talking about being overwhelmed as a writer. Do you often feel overwhelmed? Check out this post here

Thank you to all my followers for your faves, comments and encouragement. It is appreciated. Seriously - I feel like I've been battered recently and to have such nice comments and all the faves helps.

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TiraArts Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hugs and warm tea for this humbug season.Bad Weather 
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DarkDelusion Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
lol And to you my friend, warm tea and a good book :)
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Turing-Tech-Geek Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
Thanks for the fav on turing-tech-geek.deviantart.co…
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Turing-Tech-Geek Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016
Did you get my last PM? Or did it now send?  Let me check. How are you by the way?
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DarkDelusion Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016
Hi hun, yes I got it. Will reply soon.
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Turing-Tech-Geek Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
How are you doing?  I haven't heard from you in a while.  If you don't want to talk here drop me a PM sometime.  I hope everything is going well.  Take care.
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Guardian-Wings Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the weekly writing blog and the link! Even though my time for writing and working on my book is severely diminished on account of training to be a Design and Technology teacher, I still find weekly blogs interesting to read! It's nice to sit back and, although I may not have time to work on my book at the moment, reading the blogs keeps part of my mind in 'story land' so to speak. When I do find the time to get back to writing my own book, it'll be nice to be more aware of technique and things to be wary of.

Thanks again! I really appreciate the work and time you put into them!
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DarkDelusion Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
This was such a nice comment to read, it was exactly what I needed to hear right now. I am so pleased you take the time to visit my blog and that you find my (often rambling posts) useful.

I know what it's like to lose time to work on your book. Anything that can keep you in the creative world helps, and I appreciate that for you, even partly, that my blog helps with that :)

Sounds like you are pretty busy with the whole design & tech teacher stuff, sounds great though. I hope you enjoy it, and good luck with your book.

May I ask what it's about?
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Guardian-Wings Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been reading your blogs for a while now, but it only just occurred to me to thank you for taking the time to write them.

Yes, the teacher training has eaten away at my free time as I try to stay on top of everything from university assignments to my teaching duties and managing classes of young teenagers. There's a mountain of work so my free time is really limited and minimal which makes it hard to sit down and work on my book.

You can indeed!

The book itself is the first in a six part series (although I'm being really flexible with that so it may drop down to 5 or even 4 depending on pacing). The series name is currently titled Guardian and book 1 is currently under the sub-heading "Birth of Wings", which may or may not change. I've only written 13 chapters (of a 30 chapter plan) so far after about a year of writing and chapter 14 I've had on the go since around Christmas because of my aforementioned teaching.

As far as plot goes, it revolves around two characters, Kiro and Searia (my profile picture is Searia's portrait I painted in 2013) whom came to my mind around 7-8 years ago, and up until around 2014 I've been building up their world. It centers on a war between the Goddess of the Sun, Solaria and a being referred to as the Unmaker who, by nature is Solaria's polar opposite. The war between these two broke out in what is forgotten history during a period called the Age of Madness which culminated in the Aegis War. Although the Aegis War ended the war on one plane, it continued in another. Now, the Unmaker seeks a resurgence and a second Age of Madness. Both Searia and Kiro are caught up in this war from the very first chapter when a third party, unknown to both Solaria and the Unmaker, seemingly coincidentally joins the fray and takes Kiro as a host. When the two become separated, Searia starts developing powers only imagined in legends of an ancient island city with a secret buried in a starlit cavern beneath its very foundations.

I have stacks of notebooks filled with notes on story, characters, world and all manner of different things like forging, medieval and Celtic fashion, animals, plants, physical geography. Although I feel confident in my ability to write, it's both intriguing and interesting to read your blogs even if I only get a small snippet of what may apply to my work in particular.

What always surprises me, is whenever I come back to the book, I never forget where I am, what's happened before, and what it is the story is working towards next. It's bizarre but amazing.
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DarkDelusion Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
Impressive story idea, looks like it's a real fantasy epic. I can see why you have it spanning several books. I love books with loads of world building and intensity and history.

I can so relate to the stacks of notebooks. A writer's life is paper, character details, research, scenes and everything in between.

I am sure you are enjoying your teacher work, but I know how hard it is when you can't write as much. Feels like some part of you is missing, disconnected. Hopefully once the training is over, you will get into a routine and maybe have more time for you book.

You don't forget your story because it sounds like you've been living and breathing it for years, that kind of intensity, completely immerses you. :)
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