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  • #ShoutoutYourProject #AtD

    Tagged by @soundofmind so I'm gonna shout about Among the Dragons ^-^ As you can see from how many chapters I currently have in the Green Room, I could use another reviewer or two and would love you forever <3

    Basics
    Genre: YA Action/Adventure, Fantasy
    Content Rating: I would say the novel as a whole would go 16+ for some heavier themes and occasional violence, but some chapters are 18+ for profanity. I always rate individual chapters appropriately and try to be mindful of adding T/Ws when necessary ^^
    Brief Description: 20-year-old Jerica Ainsley is the fearsome King's Assassin -- a position she's held for the better part of the last decade and which strikes fear into men across the entire realm. She's tasked with keeping the peace for her uncle, King Levin Ainsley. But beneath it all, she's exploring juicy family secrets and uncovering a prophecy spoken over her at birth that threatens her life even to this day.

    What should a reader know if they are jumping right into the middle of reading the latest chapter: This is actually book two of my series, but I am actively trying to make it friendly to people who jumped in on the second book without reading the first book. It's a medieval fantasy setting with magic and cryptids (still working on developing both of those) and Jerica challenging the status quo.

    Bit of a spoiler for what happens leading up to this so don't click if you are Icyflame or Otterpop xD
    Spoiler! :
    Jerica accidentally hurt her squire when they were training and he did a Freudian slip and called her 'Mama' and now she's going to formally adopt him because he's an orphan. She's got big angst about it.


    Highlights
    How I got inspired to write the project: No idea xD I started working on Jerica's story when I was in high school a decade ago >.> and she's been through many evolutions over the years. This is just where she and I currently are in our respective lives and development xD
    Something I've learned working on it: Honestly, most of what I know about writing prose has come from working on Jerica's stories over the years. Nothing in particular is coming to mind though :3
    Something Interesting about the Main Character: She's got dyscalculia
    My Favorite Character: I gotta go with Jerica here she's probably my favorite OC I've ever made, honestly. But I also super love her best friend Aashi <3
    Favorite Dialogue Chunk:
    She bent as she spoke and swept her hand along the cobblestone that made up the sparring block, then in a fluid motion reached her arm towards him and brushed her thumb down the bridge of his nose. It left behind a dusting of fine dirt particles.

    Jerica smirked at him. “There, that’s better. How you usually look.”

    Kieran smirked and rubbed at his nose, snorting. “Nuh-uh!”

    “It’s true,” Jerica teased with faux gravity in her tone. “Dirty-Nosed-Kieran, the smallest boy with the dirtiest nose around.”

    Kieran laughed at that and shook his head, rubbing at his nose again and grabbing a wooden sword off the rack for himself. “There’s not gonna be any dirt left for my nose after I rub all of it on yours!”

    Goofy Metaphor: no <3

    Links
    First Chapter Link: Among the Dragons - Chapter 1.1
    Latest Chapter(s) Link: Among the Dragons - Chapter 4.1
    Favorite Chapter Link: Among the Dragons - Chapter 3.1
    Any Green Room Chapters Link(s):
    Among the Dragons - Chapter 2.2
    Among the Dragons - Chapter 3.1
    Among the Dragons - Chapter 3.2
    Among the Dragons - Chapter 4.1
    Among the Dragons - Chapter 4.2

    Tag a friend to shout out their project too!

    Gonna tag @SilverNight to shout out The Last Spell 1.1 because this is an awesome novel I am waaaay behind on but enjoying immensely.

    Also gonna tag @winterwolf0100, @ccarson, and @Necromancer14

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    ccarson Hello!
    Dec 12, 2022


    Shady Hey hey! If you want to participate in this trend then just copy and paste the text in the code box at the bottom of my post and then fill it out about your project. I see you’ve posted several chapters and thought it’d be cool to get to hear a bit more about what you’re writing ^-^
    Dec 12, 2022



  • Otterpop Apologies, December has been utterly insane for me! I'll try and get to those recent chapters when I get the chance!
    Dec 9, 2022


    Shady No worries at all! Take your time -- they'll be there! ^-^
    Dec 9, 2022

  • Also, #NaNo ended a bit underwhelmingly for me since I got the plague and didn't even manage to break 10k for the month. But! I have been in a massive ditch regarding my novel literally all year and I think??? I may be getting past that???

    Like, I wrote Chapter 1 in March (2,864 words). I finished Chapter 2 in September (4,203 words). And otherwise hadn't touched my novel at all literally all year.

    But now I've got Chapters 1 - 5 of #AtD written and relatively polished, and am up to 18,025 words! And am feeling really stoked about that fact 8)


    Liminality Oh nice! It always feels great getting past a block of some kind!
    Dec 8, 2022


    Shady Thanks! It really does ^-^
    Dec 8, 2022

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  • Oops, I accidentally wildly overestimated my ability to edit quickly and am now not heading to bed until 1 am >.> but I actually feel really good about my #AtD progress!

    I absolutely adore the website: https://hemingwayapp.com/ to help me with editing. If you've read any of my prose before, you probably know I utterly abuse adverbs xP So, I just spent the past hour and a half or so going hunting.

    My takeaways? I use the word "just" way too much. But also! Marked progress!

    I put the first five chapters into the app. It came back with 242 adverbs (*grimace*) in 17,824 words, and 1908 sentences (128 that were hard to read and 39 that were very hard to read).

    After my editing, I pared that down to 157 adverbs in 17,722 words, and 1947 sentences (104 that are hard to read and 19 that are still very hard to read).

    Is that perfect? Not by a long shot. But I'm actually really proud of that progress! Got rid of 85 adverbs, over half of the "very hard to read" sentences, and eliminated 24 "hard to read sentences" ^-^

  • Total #NaNo WC up to 8375! And most of the way through the first half of #AtD chapter five~

  • Productive #AtD day! My #NaNo word count is weighing in at 1197 for today bringing the cumulative total to 6322! c:

  • Okay at this rate there's no chance I finish #NaNo this year, but that's okay, I guess >.> I still broke the 5k mark tonight, though! So marked progress for #AtD

    963 today for a total of 5125 overall, and finished out Chapter 4 part 1 :')


    Carlito WHOO because progress is progress <3
    Nov 18, 2022


    Shady <3
    Nov 18, 2022

  • I broke the cardinal #NaNo rule and caved into the temptation to edit lol but hey it resulted in cleaning up this chapter of #AtD enough to post!

    Among the Dragons - Chapter 3.1
    Among the Dragons - Chapter 3.2

    @IcyFlame @Otterpop


    Shady
    Spoiler! :
    @GrandWild gonna give you a tag too exclusively because part one has peak cuteness in Jer/Kieran interactions and then part two is Derik comforting her angst that arises from those interactions lol but no pressure at all to read it ^^ no hard feelings at all if you're not feeling it c:

    Nov 13, 2022


    Ljungtroll Image

    Aaaaah so cute!!!

    Nov 13, 2022

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  • So I spent like 5 hours tonight on and off trying to get past my writer's block that's been plaguing me literally all year so I could get a running start on #NaNo tomorrow (which I spontaneously decided tonight I was gonna participate in after all) and managed to 435 words! I know they don't count toward my NaNo goal, but it still feels good to be back to working on my novel and I ended up with an absolutely adorable #AtD excerpt if I do say so myself:

    Spoiler! :
    Kieran furrowed his brow at her. “What?”

    She blinked at him, drawn back to the present. Oh. Right. He could see her, too. She turned and shucked off her tunic, preferring to spar in her undershirt to give herself a fuller range of motion. She tossed it in a heap on the ground and then pulled one of the wooden swords off the training rack, glancing back at him. “Oh, nothing… just thinking how I’m gonna rub your nose in the dirt.”

    She bent as she spoke and brushed her hand along the cobblestone that made up the sparring block, then in a fluid motion reached her arm towards him and brushed her thumb down the bridge of his nose. It left behind a dusting of fine dirt particles.

    Jerica smirked at him. “There, that’s better. How you usually look.”

    Kieran smirked and rubbed at his nose, snorting. “Nuh-uh!”

    “It’s true,” Jerica teased with faux gravity in her tone. “Dirty-Nosed-Kieran, the smallest boy with the dirtiest nose around.”

    Kieran laughed at that and shook his head, rubbing at his nose again and grabbing a wooden sword off the rack for himself. “There’s not gonna be any dirt left for my nose after I rub all of it on yours!”


    Shady @GrandWild thought you might enjoy getting to see the rare softness of Jer lol
    Nov 1, 2022


    Euphory <3 good work!! So proud of you!!
    Nov 1, 2022

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  • Warning: f-bomb in the quote


    I really like the dramatic irony I set up in this #AtD snippet from my #NaNo writing today:

    "For fuck's sake, Stanton," she snapped. "We're in a literal palace. You can't find anything better to do with your time than antagonize me?"

    "Oh, yes, I'm the antagonist," Stanton sneered.

    "Well, you are the one that chose to slam me against the wall, then demand we interact right now." Jerica looked at him challengingly. "So, yes, I'd say you're the antagonist."


    Snoink OH NO HE DIDN'T.
    Nov 19, 2021


    Shady RIGHT?! We don't stan Stanton xD
    Nov 19, 2021

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  • Still writing towards my #NaNo word count for the night, but tonight's #AtD snippet is a nod towards a joke @bees made during BtD (and I think you'll enjoy it, which is why I'm tagging you lol).


    "Okay, okay, so we have to name if after something I'm like not something I do, got it." Jerica hummed for a moment, still sketching an outline of the organ. "So, consider: The Awesome Bladder."

    "As opposed to the urinary one?" Professor Orsetov mused, a smile in his voice. "That's cheeky."

    "No, no, that sounds all wrong -- the Cheeky Bladder," Jerica joked. "Although, maybe not too far from accurate... the Snarky Bladder?"

    "The Sassy Bladder," he countered. "Because you're a sassy assassin... a sassassin if you will."

    Jerica's body shook with a deep belly laugh. "Sassassin... you're ridiculous."

    "Hey, now, I'm not the fearsome sassassin. That one's all you, my dear." Professor Orsetov answered, still smirking. "The Shameless Bladder."

    "The Impudent Bladder."

    "The Brazen Bladder."

    "Hmm, I don't hate it, actually," Jerica said thoughtfully. It had nice alliteration. "It envelops my gall nicely."

    "The Gall Bladder," Professor Orsetov mused. His gaze snapped up from his book. "No, that's actually perfect. The gallbladder. That's what we'll name it."


    mellifera my influence is INFECTIOUS

    (also I sWEAR one day I'm gonna catch up)

    Nov 22, 2021


    Shady ahaha no worries u r VALID my dude <33
    Nov 23, 2021

  • "no one can force me to go to bed" -- they say, immediately before crashing and deciding to go to bed.

    #NaNo Day 15 is ending at 696 (which is also a wildly satisfying number to me) bringing my total to 23,041! In today's #AtD teaser, Uncle Derik is taking no shit:

    “Is there a particular reason—?” Derik leaned forward and put his hand on Jerica’s shoulder, clamping it down over Stanton’s hand and giving it a tight squeeze. Jerica could feel the threat in the gesture. It seemed Stanton could too, because his grasp loosened as Derik finished, “That we’re antagonizing Jerica?”

    “Oh yes, boo hoo, poor Jerica is always the victim,” Biryn mocked.

    “It seems to me that Jerica is simply trying to eat her pork chop,” Derik said, pulling his hand away. Jerica kept her gaze fixed on the plate in front of her, but out of her peripheral vision could see that Derik had his head turned towards Stanton.

    Stanton hesitantly pulled his arm away from Jerica.


    Shady (why do my hashtags never work? #NaNo )
    Nov 16, 2021


    Omni (if u have a hashtag at the beginning of a line, you have to put a space before for it to work)
    Nov 16, 2021

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  • Shady #NaNo
    Nov 15, 2021

  • #NaNo is a struggle bus but getting some writing in before bed (currently at 715 for the day, dunno how much longer my brain will hold out).

    In an entirely unsurprising turn of events, Jerica decides to be a little brat in today's #AtD snippet xD

    "I still don't understand how you managed to get married before me," Lyiaza sniffed. "You act like a pre-pubescent boy."

    There it was. The singular good thing to come from Jerica’s marriage: the fact that it irritated Lyiaza. “Come now, don’t sell me short, I’m at least a pubescent boy.”

  • Not me, finally posting Chapter 2 of #AtD after legitimately two months.

    Among The Dragons - Chapter 2.1
    Among The Dragons - Chapter 2.2
    Among The Dragons - Chapter 2.3

    Also, I could really use another reviewer, if anyone is interested? :eyes:

    Before the Dragon was a novel about Jerica Ainsley, the 20-year-old King's Assassin that got captured in the Nykerian War. She learned lots about herself, secret guilds, and a prophecy that threatens her life. Now, she must face the most difficult battle yet -- one that she can't win.

    Among the Dragons is the sequel, in which Jerica will be pushed to grow personally as well as in her magical ability. She'll learn more about the Guild of Kyrkkyni that protects the realm, as well as her home country and the plots against her life.


    I'm (attempting) to write it in such a way that you don't need to have read book 1 to be able to keep up and enjoy the story -- and I'm also happy to flesh out more about what happened in book 1 if anyone's interested ~

    @IcyFlame

  • #NaNo day 8 coming in at a whopping 19,308 words this is what happens when you write at work instead of working at work, kids.

    Another #AtD teaser...

    “In no universe would anyone have told you to do something that abysmally stupid,” Biryn snapped, voice rising again.

    “My orders were, and I quote, ‘you pick an heir’.”

    “I meant one of the twins, and you know it,” Biryn growled.

    “Well, that wasn’t very clear to me,” Jerica said, still feinting innocence.

    “I’ll make it clear to you,” he threatened, stepping forward.

    Derik shifted his weight to keep himself between Biryn and Jerica. “No.

    “YOU APPOINTED HIS DAUGHTER?” Levin’s outrage reached the room before he did. A moment later he marched into the room, face red with rage as he fixed Jerica in a glower.

    “I named an heir, yes,” Jerica answered.

    Derik choked on a laugh.

    Biryn and Levin’s gazes snapped to him. Levin stormed forward, on the opposite side as Biryn, glaring at Derik. “You think this is funny?”

    “No.” Derik coughed and shook his head, forcing his expression to sober. “Not at all.”

  • I don't have a final #NaNo word count for the day since I'm still writing, but I enjoyed this #AtD snippet so I decided to share~

    Jerica stared at him with her mouth slightly agape, then scoffed. She hadn’t expected the conversation to go like this. She was the one who held the authority in this relationship. And she had no idea how to respond to his refusal to accept her dismissal. “This is ridiculous. You can’t refuse to accept a pardon.”

    “Yes, I can,” he argued, brow furrowed with determination. “A vow goes both ways.”

    She scoffed again.

    Derik laughed, loud and booming.

    Jerica whipped her gaze around on Derik, gesturing at Kieran. She didn’t know what he thought was so funny. “He can’t do this.”

    “I mean…” There was a smile in his voice, clearly amused. “The boy’s got a point.”

  • #NaNo Day 7 is ending with a total WC of 14,282! Obligatory #AtD teaser:

    "'It's not that bad' and 'I had to stay in the infirmary overnight' – at the same time?"

    "Oh, I uh..." She cleared her throat, looking down at her feet The physicians’ hall was as barren as hers was – nothing but a gray stone floor and matching walls. “I was just really tired from all the riding, you know? The manor to here, then here to Milyba's Estate, then back again, you know?"

    "Oh, I know," Derik said, clearly not believing her story. "The whole 'I'm just tired' gambit isn't a weak excuse that you invented yourself, you know?"

  • Today's #AtD #NaNo teaser...

    "You're killing him because he didn't fund the war?" she scoffed.

    "No, you're killing him," Biryn corrected.

    "Don't you think murder is a bit extreme?" she fired back.

    "It's not murder, it's an execution."

    "Sanctioned murder, then."


    (Also I broke 10k tonight go me)

  • AW YIS TIME FOR BOOK TWO!

    Before the Dragon was a novel about Jerica Ainsley, the 20-year-old King's Assassin that got captured in the Nykerian War. She learned lots about herself, secret guilds, and a prophecy that threatens her life. Now, she must face the most difficult battle yet -- one that she can't win.

    Among the Dragons is the sequel, in which Jerica will be pushed to grow personally as well as in her magical ability. She'll learn more about the Guild of Kyrkkyni that protects the realm, as well as her home country and the plots against her life.

    I'm going to go ahead and tag all the people who showed an interest in BtD, but PLEASE don't feel obligated! If you'd like to be tagged for future installments of AtD please let me know and I'll continue tagging you. Otherwise, this will be the only time that you get a tag ^-^

    Among The Dragons - Chapter 1.1
    Among The Dragons - Chapter 1.2

    @TheScribe @IcyFlame @FlamingPhoenix @JabberHut @mellifera @JustPerks @SilverNight @EM8650 @SoullessGinger @whatchamacallit

    And a shiny new hashtag because why not: #AtD


    Shady Changed my mind on chapter divisions, here's a part 3
    Among The Dragons - Chapter 1.3

    Sep 11, 2021



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