2018 April/May/June Update:
As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.
However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.
From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.
During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.
It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.
As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.
There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:
- The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
- Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
- [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
- Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
- The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
- How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
- How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
- Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character.
- PortConMaine 2018
- On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided
After PortCon Update:
PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19
If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.
What I'm doing for NaNoWriMo 2017
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- What will you write about in NaNoWriMo?
This will be my 13th NaNo. Started in 2004, and won every year since 2006
Title: Lost in a Space That Isn't There
Cover Art: https://www.eelkat.com/images/37-LostInASpaceThatIsntThere-BizarroFantasy-QuaraunTheInsane-EelKatWendyCAllen.jpg
Planned Word Count: around 300,000 words; plan to write around 200,000 of then in November for NaNoWriMo
Genre: Epic Dark Fantasy
- Write a tl;dr (too long; didn't read) of what you plan to write about. Try to sell us on it in one sentence. Still have multiple ideas? List them too.
After years of listening to Unicorn's stories of having lived in Santa's village, Quaraun finally agrees to visit the Jolly Old Elf. But when the Lich condemned to bring joy to children for eternity, discovers the world's most powerful wizard is in town, he hatches a plot to escape his endless Christmas fate.
Full details are here: https://www.eelkat.com/quaraun-the-insane-lost-in-a-space-that-isnt-there-chapter-index.html
- Where do you live (State / Country)?
Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA
- How long have you been writing?
I published my first book in 1978. It's now 39 years, 130+ novels, 2,000+ short stories, and a few dozen plays later.
- What is your writing motivation?
I love spending time with the characters I write.
- What programs do you use to write?
During NaNo I frequently reach 175WPM, but my normal daily average is only 91WPM.
I run a writing/author focused YouTube Channel. I record my NaNoWriMo planning and writing sessions, did over 100 NaNoWriMo videos in 2016, will likely do as many this year.
It features daily vlogs, that give you an in depth look into the everyday life of an author, and what it is like dealing with fans, haters, critics, publishing... all recorded live (for example - if I'm talking about dealing with fans interrupting my life - it's because I was vlogging at WalMart and you just saw a fan glomp me on camera. I cut nothing out... not even the shoot out in my driveway during last's NaNoWriMo. The camera is running 24/7 and the vlogs are quite literally - an author's life recorded. It's NOT me doing typical "how to write tips" videos. It's the everyday life an an author. If it happens in my life, you see it live. The videos are also very long, many are 1 to 4 hours, because it's my day uncut.. Quite a bit different from typical authortube channels.)
I do daily writing prompts on my YouTube Channel, I also read how-to-write books, do various #authortube, #writetube, and #booktube videos, in addition to random non-writing related gaming videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/EelKat
My author home page is here: https://www.eelkat.com There are over 9,700 articles on writing, world building, character creations, etc. Including my 13 Step Method To Writing, and this is also where you can find all the articles I've written specifically for NaNoWrimo since 2004. The site has been online since 1997, on it's current url since 2013, and new articles are published daily.
Many of my books have free sample chapters that can be read online, the index of those can be found here: https://www.eelkat.com/quaraun-free-to-read-online.html There are more then 100 sample chapters (from a few dozen novels) currently available and I'm constantly adding more every month.
- Discussions: Tell us what's on your mind.
I have no plot for this novel. Only a basic idea suggested by some of my fans on a FaceBook group. Throughout the series, Unicorn is constantly talking about how years ago he was Santa's chef and was the one who built the gingerbread houses that make up Santa's village. Readers started asking if Santa was real in Quaraun's universe or if Unicorn was just nuts and if Santa was real, if I would write a special Christmas edition novel for the series, where Quaraun meets Old saint Nick.
So, that's where the idea for this came from.
I'm spending October researching Santa myths from around the world, and trying to figure out how to take this idea and turn it into a plot.
I've never done a holiday special for the Quaraun series before, so this is a different slant from how I usually write the novels in the series. I'm not sure yet what is going
to happen once Quaraun get's to Santa's village.