Whew! I finished editing all 50 scenes of my scene outline for Warfare Book I!
I SERIOUSLY NEED YOUR HELP THOUGH—KEEP READING!
I updated each scene with scene question and answers, my research, and little historical things I had to fix (or, if I had to change them for the plot, wrote down the best way to communicate the change for the reader), and then added in all the actual character names instead of…
1. Travel Director or TD
2. 2nd Advisor or Advisor 2 or A2
3. 1st Advisor or Advisor 1 or A1
5. Thief Child
7. Female Loyalist Horsemen Guard
8. Loyal Bodyguard
XD You get the idea. To satisfy your curiosity, their names are now (let’s see if I can remember them!):
1. Minato Deren
2. Erin Konran
3. Sakai Tadakiyo
4. Yaku Tallinn
5. Eriya Subete
6. Christel Schrijven (Dutch, I know. There was a Dutch trading post in Nagasaki at the time. I DID MY RESEARCH. >:))
7. Keiti Erenoa
8. Kaden Senki
I won’t say which ones are evil, because that would ruin the whole point of my painstakingly foreshadowed clues, but I reeeeally wanna. *whimpers*
I also made a list of on-the-fly male and female Japanese names I like in case little minor characters needing to be named pop up in the first draft, then named other minor characters that had dialog and might need to be distinguished when speaking.
As for the scene question and answers, I learned about this from Josie. And because it was genius, I went ahead and did it tooo. >:) Here are a few examples from my updated scene outline:
Question: Will Hinoki get over his distraction with romance?
Answer: No, but he’ll come up with a decent solution.
Question: Will Ari find a way to escape?
Answer: Not yet; someone offers to help her instead.
Question: Hah, can Ari make it to the party [where she’s having a mission] on June 30th without any trouble today?
Answer: Never. >:)
Question: Can Ari get to the westerner’s party without any trouble now?
Question: Will Ari be able to escape from Kazanawi?
Answer: Yes, but only to be captured by Hinoki!
Most people would say I was in rare sorts that morning at 5 A.M. (in which I updated 36 scenes in one sitting) after seeing all my HAHAHAHA and HEHE and >:) and 😉 and ❤️s. But I wouldn’t, because that isn’t rare. I’m like that 100% of the time.
Maybe the chocolate-covered cherries contributed, even though they were expired.
Ate ’em anyway.
AND NOW I NEED YOUR HELP!
I’m on the hunt for music to listen to while I write Warfare Book I. I have a few good songs already, but after scouring iTunes and all the artists I knew of that might have what I wanted, I’ve come up dry. I need something fresh, epic, battle-y, intense…
Would you be willing to help me? I’d love any recommendations! Here is what I’m looking for:
- Epic tracks that sound exactly like THIS:
AHHHH IT’S SO INTENSE AND PERFECT, GUYS.
That’s a small and, sadly, the only instrumental snippet from Intro 2 by NF. Most of NF’s stuff would be perfect—so epic and dramatic! … if only it was instrumental. I can usually tune out lyrics pretty well; I’m listening to Christian rap as I write this, haha; but I don’t agree with some of the theology in his songs and wish he’d come out with instrumentals of his stuff already. XD
- Preferably instrumental.
- By a Christian artist. I don’t discriminate against other artists for not believing in Jesus (what a jerk I would be!); I just put an importance on filling my mind with music that agrees with my morals, values, and has a good, clean, God-honoring spirit behind it.
- Nothing on YouTube. I’m willing to buy songs on iTunes, but as I’m not allowed on YouTube, giving a link to a video on there wouldn’t be helpful. XD
- Basically, super intense, exciting, upbeat, dramatic, tense, what I’ve Madi-labeled as “epic” music tracks. XD
DO YOU HAVE ANY MUSIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ME BASED ON THE POINTS ABOVE? DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE YOU WRITE? DO YOU WORK WELL WITH LYRICS OR CAN’T STAND ‘EM?
I’m so excited to being writing Warfare Book I on January 1st!! AHH!!
P.S. Something’s in it for you, too.
P.P.S. YOUR LIFE. IF YOU SUGGEST NOTHING YOU DIEEE.