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Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Thursday, July 12, 2007


So, Christopher's gift needed to have something last minute done, Bryan's had to have another whole piece added and Sharon's needed emergency 'fixing'. You know I really hope that they take these and love them because right now, all I am seeing are the flaws. It is the same way with the dragon shield I painted for Wayne, the Griffin and Dragon shields that were done on commission, and any and all art projects I undertake. After about a month of working on them, all I see are the flaws. Maybe that's why I am compelled to give them away, I can't stand seeing what isn't perfect. I bet seeing your work published is the same way after a while.

If that's so, then that's just something I'll have to bear, I'm not going to quit writing merely because I can see nothing but the flaws in my own work, I'm not going to stop creating either. I wonder, how many authors actually go back and read their own work later on? Do they laugh at the flaws readers don't see? Do they groan over things they wish they could change? Or do they sit back and admire work that took them years to perfect? I don't know, but I am going to have a good go and finding out.

Oh, what were those commissions? Here's the Dragon, the Griffin picks didn't turn out :(

And you know, I still see the flaws in that. *Sigh* The face is wonderful. . .but . ..


Pais Charos said...

Don't worry about the flaws, it's beautiful!

Heh. I do the same thing, though. Whenever I make something, I'm like, "I could've done this differently ... or added this here ... or changed that there." *shrugs* I think it happens to everyone.

Gryphons? :D I like gryphons. The clasp on my cloak is two gryphon heads.

everlastingscribe said...

I like em too. I'm irritated that the picture didn't turn out for that one. Gold griffin on a blue-purple field in rampant stance with a feathering technique that worked really well. These were commissioned right after people saw the ones I did for Wayne's signing and were for two brothers, one wanted a dragon (red and gold on black like Wayne's) and the other wanted a griffin on purple. I settled on blue-purple because the little guy's only 5 and he's not going to want purple his whole life I'm betting. Anyway, the grandmother who commissioned them was thrilled with them, and the boys themselves are wild about the and feel like real 'knights' which was the whole point.

Pais Charos said...

Cool! Ooh, gold on purple :)

Purple's my favorite color :D

That reminds me of what Wayne said, how the look on that boy's face was worth more than any royalty checks.

Pais Charos said...

Wayne and Mr. Davis' are finished... and I have to go back to the store tomorrow before I can finish Sharon and Christopher's.

I hope they like them...

Pais Charos said...

BTW, Scribe. I'm going to assume that your favorite color is green?


Pais Charos said...

Even if it is, I'm afraid you'll have to be stuck with blue :P

everlastingscribe said...

Stuck with? :-D Sounds good to me. Blue in heraldry means 'honor, loyalty, and fidelity' so I love blue. Green symbolizes 'youth and growth'

So they are both my favorites. :-D

Pais Charos said...

Oooh. What does purple mean, btw? :D

everlastingscribe said...

Royalty usually.

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

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Psalm 49
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