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long time, no see!

I just realized how long it’s been since my last post!  I so need to update more often.

First some site related stuff:  I updated the Dragon Cave Breeds with the latest images and descriptions.  And I also updated the Links section.  There was quite a bit of new links that I wanted to add and several I deleted.

The reason I haven’t been updating lately is because I’ve been busy working on a project.  It started quite simply with reading the Twilight series and watching the movie.  One of the extras on the dvd was an interview with the author Stephenie Meyer.  In it she said that one day she had a dream and just started writing.  She didn’t plan it, but it just happened.

For some reason that simple statement really inspired me, and it gave me this huge epiphany.

I’ve always considered myself a dreamer.  As a child I was always dreaming up something or another.  Some of it was normal childhood stuff, playing with toys and making them do and say things.  But sometimes I would also dream up things like song lyrics and detailed stores with imaginary characters.  As I grew up I started reading a lot and I sort of channeled those dreams into the stories I found there.  But that’s as far as I would take it.  It was something I would do in my spare time.  It was a hobby.  I never thought of it as anything else.

Until I saw that interview with Stephenie Meyer.  Then I got inspired.  What if I didn’t view myself as a dreamer but as a creative person.  Someone who takes what they dream and actually does something with it.  It may seem like a subtle distinction, but it was a big deal for me.  In that moment of realization I got this burst of inspiration and came up with an idea for a book.  A book series actually.

But I’ve never tried to write something before.  Not something like this.  But I just had to try.  I haven’t gotten very far, only about 10 pages, but it seems like the first pages were the hardest.  I had to think of names for people and places.  What job would my main character have?  How would I start the story?  How would I introduce the main characters?
But now I’ve gotten that nailed down (I think) so the writing is going much easier.  I don’t know how long it will take me, but I’ve found I really like it.  Creating a story that only comes to life through me.

So forgive me if I’m not posting a lot.  I enjoy writing on this blog, and I’ll try to make a point to do it more often.  But if I’m gone for a while now at least you’ll know the reason.  🙂

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2009 in EbN Site Stuff, Writing

 

EbN Updates 3.21.09

I decided do do some updating to the Dragon Cave part of the site.

Dragon Cave:  I updated this to include all of my newest dragons.  I’m pretty close to getting 2 sets of each breed!

Dragon Cave Breeds:  I was asked to take the original version of this down because I didn’t have permission to post the images of the eggs and hatchlings.  Then BIRD left a comment asking if there was a way to put the descriptions back up without the images.  So I decided rather then include all of the images I would just create a link to my adult dragon of that breed as an example.  I don’t have all of the breeds, but I do have most of them, so it worked out rather well.

Dragon Cave Help Guide:  This is a new page!  I was going to create a post with this info, and then I realised that posts get lost and it would be a pain to try to keep a post updated with the newest info.  So instead I created it as it’s own page.
I have some more ideas to add to this page, but for now it is just a list of where I go to get views for my dragons and a little bit of explaining about those places.

So as you can see I’ve been pretty busy!  I know that most of the people that come here are viewing the DC pages, and I’ll try to keep them up to date and filled with new information.

Go check them out!

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2009 in Dragon Cave, EbN Site Stuff

 

this just blows

WordPress is now blocked at work.  Which totally SUCKS!  That’s where I did most of my posting from.

I could just do all my posting from home, but my time is always limited at home, which is why I started posting from work in the first place.  I’ve gotten used to posting something whenever it pops into my head, and I know I’m bound to forget what I wanted to post about by the time I get home.

Another option is that when I think of something I want to post about that I just write it in a email to myself and then quickly post it when I get home.

I have a lot of potential post ideas that have been rolling around in my head, but I just haven’t had the chance to write about them.

So I might not be doing a bunch of posting for the next little while until I get a new routine figured out.

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2009 in EbN Site Stuff, Misc Stuff

 

new zazzle products 1-9-09

I’ve made some more Zazzle products.  I’ve always loved the Coexist bumberstickers (the one with the different symbols making up the words) so I decided to make a line of Coexist stuff.  And being me I couldn’t just take an image off the web and copy that exactly, I had to make it my own.  What I didn’t like about the ones I found on the web was that most didn’t have the Pentacle as the “O” symbol, most had it over the “I”.  So I combined a couple different designs and made my own in several colors.

Here’s a sample of what they look like:
Coexist Collage

 

I’ve only made the set in aprons so far, but in the next week or so I’ll try to get the rest done.

 

I also updated my Pentacle page here on EbN.  Even though I had finished the Pentacle products a while ago I totally forgot to post them here!  So now all of those are listed.

If you want to see an up-to-date list of all of my products you can go to my Zazzle Gallery.

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2009 in EbN Site Stuff, Zazzle

 

Updates

I did a much needed update to the Dragon Cave Breeds page.  I added the Autumn, Winter and the new Christmas “Yulestag”.  I even got the image for the hatchling (without wings) for last year’s christmas dragon (can I just say that I was kind of disappointed that I wasn’t able to get that dragon this year. I like the new one, but I was so looking forward to getting the old one).

I didn’t add the the Vampire dragon because the images are still on my old computer, which I didn’t quite feel like dragging it out at the moment.

I’ll try to be better about keeping it updated.  I tend to remember to updated it while I’m at work, but by the time I get home I totally forget.  So just try to be patient with me ok?

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2009 in Dragon Cave, EbN Site Stuff

 

Five Full Months!

Tomorrowis the five month anniversary of my blog.  I’m making this post so that I can look back and see how far I’ve come.

Here are the stats as of today:
5,384 total views
2,190 views this month (october)
between 400 and 600 views per week
between 60 and 100 views per day
160 posts
28 comments
the busiest day was Monday September 15th2008, with 106 views

The most common things viewed are the Dragon Cave and Valenth pages and posts.  Although the ponytail cutting posts are pretty common to.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2008 in EbN Site Stuff

 

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EbN Poll!

So wordpress has a new feature: polls!

So to test out this new feature I’m asking why you come here, and how often you visit.

Let me know what you think if you have a moment!

 

 

 

Thanks!

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2008 in EbN Site Stuff

 

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