Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Why Am I So Tired?

It's fine! I'm not ill or anything, I've just been on my feet all day, and yes, I know why I'm tired. It's just...I feel not just physically but mentally and emotionally drained!

Today is my workshop for TV Studio Production. Don't get me wrong! I love it! In fact I hope, one day I get to work on a TV Studio set, because it's awesome!'s literally draining! All the meetings, all the discussions, and arguments! It does take a toll. Thankfully I'm not director and I'm not directly in charge of everything. I mean...I's just I'm not the one that makes the big decisions like what shots to use, or where to put things. I just keep everyone organised, make sure the director gets what he wants...needs...and the production goes smoothly. That in itself is exhausting!

I mean, I have to follow the director wherever he goes, and keep up to date with his decisions. I have to make sure every team knows what they're doing, and I have to make sure they give in their reports and lists, so that we have a foundation for the work. UGH!

So tiring. Even now as I write this, I'm still on my toes, trying to make sure we can still have a rehearsal for Monday! But I can't complain, it's all part of the job right?

Anyway, here's the update for the story:

So far I've finished four chapters and the prologue. I'm proof reading it now, so I don't make any mistakes later on. I've got my reviewers on the job and it's going well (FINALLY they're communicating!), plus with my chapter a day motto, I'll probably be done with this draft by the end of March or April...depending on whether or not I can stick to my own deadline.

Now that's done! I'll just post up a picture I found on the internet, as inspiration. This is actually my inspiration for one of the scenes in my story, it's right at the beginning, and when you read it, you'll understand why:

As always the link to the origins of the picture is on the picture itself.

And so I end with a metaphor I read in Of Dreams and Broken Things (not sure if it's the original place it came from, but it's where I read it):

"Men will fight for power, but men will die for love."

Do with this post what you will, and God Bless. ^^

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Overwhelming Inspiration

Ok, so I have to put this out there:

I was browsing through fantasy pictures and the like, and I came across one particular picture that just stole my breath away.

So how did I find it? Well, I was searching for a "warrior princess" look for the story, which you'll understand once I put this novel out there (if ever!), and most of the ones I saw were all Asian looking (because  fantasy warrior princesses are Asian - sure), and yes this one is Asian too, but I swear someone read my mind, and only now am I seeing this!

Ok. In my story, there's a celestial being who kinda helps with everything, and I have a very clear picture of who she is and what she looks like, and when I saw this picture, I thought it was her!

Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce to you Tara, the eldest of the Great Seven, Guardian of Fate and Queen of the Universe.

I swear she is exactly who Tara is. She is defender of life, she is the wisest of all beings in the universe of the Great Seven!

So ranting over, I'll see you next time. Oh and as a side note, the image is not mine, I found it on google, and the link to its origin is on the picture (so click the picture and look at all the great fantasy art there!)

As always do with this post what you will, and I'll see you soon. God Bless! ^^

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Draft Two Complete!

Update Time:

Ok so you all know I've been working on draft two of The Great Seven: Earth and now I've finally completed it. There will be a draft three and four, just so I can whittle down the grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes, not to mention, making the story easier to read. 

Now, I've given you a quick summary of the story (which I will finalise when I do upload this story), and a view of my main character, so for this update I'll give you an idea of what my heroine's love interest looks like:

This picture isn't the one I based him on, but it's very close. So with this image, imagine brighter hair (platinum - like Legolas' father in LOTR) and instead of green, it's blue...although I didn't think of the highlights...I might add that to the third/fourth draft.

Now that I've finished this draft, I'm trying to get my reviewers to read my story as soon as possible, but I know they won't finish it as soon as possible, but here's hoping. If you, who're reading my blog out there, want to read this rough story, please message me/comment on here, and let me know if you'd like to read a fantasy novel (beware there is mature content scattered about in this story), and help make the grammar, spelling and punctuation better. Thanks!

So as always, do with this post what you will and God Bless! ^^

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Buckle Down And Work

Hello people!

Yes it's been a while since I last posted something on here...and happy belated new year!...I think...Anyway, I've been busy. That's why I haven't posted something on here for a while. First I went to Belgium for Christmas (which was awesome by the way, if not cold), my birthday had come around, and my sister, cousin, aunt and I went on a spa day and...well...I couldn't have been more relaxed, I started semester 2 of my second year, at uni, and well...I've been playing...a lot lately.

Don't judge me, I am a "gamer girl" so what can you do?? So here's the 411. I'm going to be working on my novel again, and this time I will finish it, before the year is up, it will be up in Summer, I can promise you that, and hopefully, if all goes according to plan, my friends and I will be starting up a YouTube channel, for all our film yes we're going to be YouTubers!!

Right now, I'm actually attempting to finish this story, so I can get back on track with uni work, and yes, I am doing my work! I've already done the "homework" for one of my modules, I've done the reading for another, and all I have left is the rework of my CV for the last one. I am on a roll this year! No more depression about not being in a relationship, or over-stressing myself because of university, and no more "I wish"'s this year I am buckling down and getting work done. So if you don't hear from me it's because I'm going full out professional-work-mode!

So now, here's a new tidbit for the story, because you're all probably wondering what it it's about (mind you, it's a rough summary, I've yet to make up a proper one for it):

To have your world ripped away from you, because you're old enough is hard enough, but to venture in one that may kill you is another. A month after her 21st birthday, Tera is thrown into a world of magic, talking creatures, and cursed kings. Little does she know her hidden past is bound to this new world, and becoming the hostage of a cursed kingdom is just one part of it. Not to mention, being approached by the Great Seven, is no easy task either. The tests she is given will determine whether or not she is ready to fulfil her destiny. crappy summary but you get the gist. I'll explain more, when the time is right. For now, please don't hate! ><

Next order of reviews. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, here's a link:

Feather's Reviews

Basically, if you don't know already, I'm doing a Film Production degree and because of that, I've deigned it necessary that I start reviewing any films, TV shows, and whatever. This is because I've realised, I'd rather be doing something in writing, whether it actually is writing a novel, a screenplay, review, or simply filling out forms for production schedules and meetings. I know that being at a desk, looking at a computer screen nearly 24/7 is the ideal job for me...after all I'm already doing that for work, I'm writing posts/pages for a blog about dyslexia, which you can check out here:

The Codpast'll find my stuff under "Blog" it's there somewhere, just look at the small print saying "Curation by Vanessa Rocha...", that's me, in all my artistic glory... Ok so maybe it's not artistic, more...sarcastic, comical and well...pretty much something like this, but at least it's a start, and hey, it's not that bad, at least I'm raising awareness for dyslexics, which, I can assure you, is a very hard thing to research on. Trust me, there's a lot of things to find on the internet, but finding out who's dyslexic and who's not is very hard to do.

Anyway, back to the was going to write a review for the film version of Into the Woods (Rob Marshall, 2014), but it was quite forgettable. I couldn't remember half the things that were in the film, the instant I left the cinema. Sorry Rob Marshall, but it just didn't stand out for me, not like Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera (2004) or Cameron Mackintosh's Les Miserable (2012). I know they're big hits, even in the West End and Broadway, and yes, they're the main ones everyone looks to for inspiration, but so help me, they are! I've got to get that warm fuzzy feeling inside, when I watch a musical, I want the songs to be remember-able and then I'll fall in love with it, and write that all important review, but in your case, I didn't. You're going to have to do something better than that, if you want to be a contender like The Phantom of the Opera, or Les Miserable, or even Wicked (Stephen Schwartz, 2003).

Anyway, that's it for now. Stay beautiful, and remember no stress, no depression and no laziness (yes I'll be starting my workout again). Be good, God Bless. ^^