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I know, I know, those of you who follow me on dA/FB/Tumblr/Twitter hhave seen it already. But hey, I like to brag. Especially after months of barely being able to hold a pencil and do anything remotely 'creative'. :P

This is a tentative cover for "Was", or, rather, for its first volume:


In terms of design, if you feel there's an imbalance of sorts on the right and bottom sides, it's normal: I used the pocket book template provided by LuLu in order to place the various elements on the cover, and these sides correspond to bleed areas, that get cut after printing. So I can't include any important element in those. I don't know if I'll go with Lulu in the end, but I know that this design will allow me some leeway if I decide on a slightly different format in the end.

Was wasn't supposed to be a trilogy or whatever, but it's just so complex that it's either crapping up a 2000-page monster, or dividing it in something more manageable. Since I'd really like to publish it in ebook format, and perhaps even on LuLu or any other print-on-demand platform, I think it's best if I consider the practical aspect before I finish writing a 1-volume beast, and then find myself going all "oh noes". For the moment, if you want to read the new (and, hopefully, improved) version, you can either do so on Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/11151858-was (which is going my teaser-page more than a whole publishing place), or by sending me your e-mail address (for Google Drive, where you'll get more chapters).
kerydwenn: (steampunk lincoln)
And a damn high time it was, because I really don't like being in a lull art-wise, especially since said lull is likely the product of depression rather than of lack of subjects to draw.

Yeah, it's Ewan. Again. No surprise for you guys, I suppose, but quite one for me, because I didn't think he'd be the one I'd start drawing about. I had started another picture a few days ago, but then I went with the spur of the moment and did the little thing below.

Besides, drawing half-naked sexy boyz should be a requirement in therapy, even if they look depressed. No, really, I mean it. ;)

kerydwenn: (ygorla)
Une petite réflexion que je me suis faite ce matin en écrivant — qui ne m'empêchera pas de continuer comme je le fais, vu que moi, personnellement, ça ne me dérange pas, mais... du coup, je suis curieuse

J'explique. Ca va être un peu long,  mais tant pis.

Il y a quelques temps, je lisais des critiques d'un bouquin sur Goodreads. Je ne saurais plus dire maintenant de quel livre il s'agissait, un truc de YA un peu générique avec des anges et des démons. Une personne avait mis une sale note au bouquin avec comme commentaire quelque chose du genre "en le lisant, j'ai découvert que ce livre mettait en scènes des démons, ceci est inadmissible", etc etc (j'en ai déduit qu'on avait affaire là à une personne très croyante, qui ne veut pas lire de trucs où les démons sont présentés sous un jour, je ne dirais pas appréciable, mais en tous cas pas purement bibliquement "les démons, c'est le mal."

Pourquoi je parle de ça, vous allez voir dans une minute.

Suite ici parce que, quand je dis que c'est long, c'est long )
kerydwenn: (Default)
Two things here:

1) Any writer (or aspiring writer) in my F-list who's ever put their novel, excerpts from their novel, and/or short stories on http://www.wattpad.com/? Or know anyone who did it? Did it go well? Bring in readers, pieces of advice? Did it cause problems (copyright, etc.) in the end?

I'm asking because an indie author I sometimes chat with has told me about this site, knowing about my big WIP (I mean Was). Right now, I probably wouldn't post anything on Wattpad, if only because I haven't decided yet if Was would be a huge 1-volume novel or one made of 2 or 3 shorter volumes, and I have my doubts about both methods. I created an account all the same, just to book a place for myself there, so to say. For now, I'm just wondering about the potential benefits or drawbacks of such a website.

I don't intend to submit Was through the traditional publishing system. It's just too weird and experimental, and I don't know myself where I'm going with it. My original plan was anyway to offer at least the first chapters for free, on my website, so if they're online on another platform, it doesn't matter that much. Unless that other platform is known to pull a Facebook and screw with their TOS and with whose contents belongs to whom, that is... Hence my question.

2) Speaking of Was, I rewrote the first chapter, and am currently reorganizing some of the other chapters. Though I won't post those online, not after I had already posted 25 or so of them on my writing LJ, if anyone's interested in reading the new version, I'm willing to put it on Google Drive (I'll just need your e-mail address in a PM to send you the link). A lot of those changes are minor ones, but I think that if you put them all together, they create enough of a shift in the story itself (and in its parts yet to be written) to be important in the end. Besides, those of you who read it in 2009, as I was posting during NaNoWriMo, probably don't remember all the details anyway, right? ;-)
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The group DAOCC has been publishing a series of interviews regarding OCs/original stories, and I'm this week's interviewee with Was. (Because I don't post the most recent chapters on my writing LJ doesn't mean I've stopped working on this story, on the contrary and far from it.)

For those who might be interested, you can read it here.
kerydwenn: (Default)
Stuff that, as usual, was sitting half-completed on my hard drive. So I just slapped some vague shading and a texture, and there. At least now I can say I "drew" something in March. ;)
(No, really, I wanted to draw and post something... only with the Agrégation in 9 days, I'm too restless to sit down and work on something better for hours in a row. I preferred to 'finish' a very basic picture, though, rather than not touch my Intuos for a full month!)

I think I won't even comment on these two anymore. I'm so predictable in my themes these days. XD (But, hey, they ARE cute together!

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