Posted by : Tikaani Moon 01 May, 2019
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I usually answer the optional question, but I couldn't properly answer it. So I will just give an update on my writing and stuff like that this time. I didn't realize I didn't have anything prepared for May 1st. I've been really busy and haven't been able to get any writing nor blogging done. I haven't had enough time to do anything else but my PCA work and of course dealing with our new puppy, Toto. Again, we decided to rename our new puppy Toto because we like the Wizard of Oz film. In another post, I will make a special review on the Cairn Terrier breed and updates on our pets.
Working as a PCA seemed to have doubled in energy draining. Due to my writing career, I am skeptical about furthering my healthcare career. Well, I'm unsure about working in a hospital or clinic setting. With my current job where I do home visits to patients, this is a bit better and gives me more time for working on my writing career and other stuff. Plus, I do think it's nice to help those who cannot help themselves.
I'll stick to writing since this is primarily for writing, and so unfortunately though, I haven't had time to finish up the first Polar Qimuktis book and release it. I guarantee it will happen this year, but there's a delay unfortunately due to time.
The delay may be due to my health as well. I have shared my journey in transforming myself into a Human Doll, or you can either call it a Living Doll or Real Life Doll. My Living Doll lifestyle and career has became a major part in my author brand and career as well, and so this is important to maintain my dolly appearance and develop it even more. However, I've been struggling with strange but severe pain and so my mom insisted I get an appointment. That appointment didn't help in finding out about the pain in my chest and back, but some of the symptoms seems to sound like pneumonia or something like a chest cold. This does set me back from having plastic surgery which annoys me because I've been wanting to complete my Living Doll appearance for my author brand.
My new laptop hindered me from getting much done and so I had no choice but to switch laptops. Yes, that means I had to get a new one and I am now working on my new laptop which is an HP, one I didn't really want to have again, but I decided to test out the HP computer again. I recently got a tablet to help with my designing in character outfits. No, I can't draw digitally at all, but I think I can only draw in an Anime style. I am serious about getting started on my fashion designing career and this is why I got this tablet. I wish to better design outfits for my manga characters and the tablet would assist in this. It's still too early to say if I'm satisfied with my new laptop and tablet but I'll make another post sharing updates on them.
As usual, I'm writing this in the middle of the night during the time I've been working on my new writing projects. I haven't actual wrote anything, but I am just writing notes, character profiles, setting details, research stuff and the outline. I like to map out the story before actually writing it.
For my manga projects, I plan to get my Shounen, Paranormal, Action/Adventure series illustrated and published first. I think it's more developed than any other manga project. I took classes and learned how to mimic Japanese manga exactly and have learned how to write Japanese styled comics. Well, I learned this so extensively, I cannot create American styled comics.
One recent project in particular is another Fantasy book. I decided to make the main character a person of Middle Eastern descent because I am a bit disappointed there aren't many characters representing my family's life. I would like to reach the ones like me who Christians because not all people who are Middle Eastern are Muslim, and I do wish to show a side that most people can't or don't see. Not every story has to involve terrorists if someone who is Middle Eastern is involved either the main character or one of the main characters. Also, from a random thought, I have begun adding Jewish and Eastern European characters in my recent projects. In particular, I do feel there is a similar stereotype when it comes to Russian characters. Finding out about my ancestry (a tad) and whole adoptive background issue, it changed the way I feel about Russian people and disliked the stereotypes in entertainment. Well, in a way, I can say the same thing about Native Americans in how existing entertainment seems to just stereotype or take jabs at these people and their culture. With my Polar Qimuktis book, I hope to show a beautiful side to Native American culture, the languages, names and people. Not that they are "savages" or anything negative, but bringing awareness through six books. I hope to have represented the Native American in a way they can be proud of this time.
I am unsure how this would be arranged about the puppy, but I do know the importance of releasing the first book that I've been talking about for years and also working hard on for about 14 or more years. I think it was best to improve on my writing skills and upgrade the story; soon I wish for my hard work to finally pay off.