A Nifty New Banner and Research

Today I haven’t done much, but I did start doing more work on the site. I’m sure the moment you looked, you saw that I’d made a banner for myself. I learned during uploading that I didn’t have to go as crazy as I did trying to size it, because I can crop it through WordPress…But I did pretty well on sizing anyway, so that was convenient!

I also made a button for if I get put on sites. I’m likely going to work on an ‘affiliates’ page sometime soon, including friends and resources and the like. I’ll share it here, so tell me…Do you think it’s too big?

Outside of site work, I’m currently lurking the web to look at the variety of ways people outline for projects, since I want to work on planning more efficiently. I got a link to a nifty article about outlining on DeviantArt today actually, from someone who started doing articles themselves. They didn’t have on on the subject, so when I asked if they’d do one, they opted to direct me there in the meantime. I plan to ask other writers what they do to plan and how they outline too.

So, whether you’re a creative writer or someone who outlines for other projects alike…How do YOU outline to plan out your work?

First Post of Many

Greetings, everyone! I’m Jaluna Rolik, an author, poet and editor. This site was made with a two-fold purpose: to use as a blog, sharing my day to day ups and downs as a writer and a person…and to share my writing and more about it in general! I also have a contact form over on the pageĀ On the Web. If you need an editor or just want to send me a message rather than comment on a post, feel free to!

I haven’t been writing much today, but I’m currently in the prep process for a few different projects. I think today I’ll share a bit about them.

  1. Alien Irony REBOOT– For those of you who are new to me as a writer and comic maker, this is one of my oldest series. It had a good 50-60 chapters until I had a block and a few issues with ComiPo. Recently, I’ve begun working on a few things in regards to a likely reboot: Actually planning (I never really bothered to plan and went as it came to me with the original) and likely character updates. You can see me upload some examples of character updates on DeviantArt. A better name is likely to come, but for now, I refer to it as AIReboot.
  2. The Memory of Love — My planned project for CampNaNoWriMo in April. It’s based on an old character and will be a bit of a side-story for some characters that may or may not show much in AIReboot. The story focuses a lot on self-love, overcoming the past and some mental health issues. It also looks at the concept of gender a bit.
  3. Pure Heart’s Paradox — If you look at my Channillo, you’ll find the first chapter already uploaded- it’s slowly being written and bearing fruit to an old tale I’d thought of. It focuses on the roles of life and death, on optimism and pessimism and more. There’s much to do, and some plot holes I may not have thought of ahead of time. But…IT WILL BE UPDATED. I promise.
  4. A Poetry Anthology — This is probably the slowest of my projects, but I hope to have a proper anthology of my poems. I won’t be uploading those poems, and will likely have a generalized theme. I’ll write poems that don’t have to do with it and share with you, though. Please root for me! And if you think of a good theme, let me know.

There are tons of other stories floating in my mind in the backburner. Maybe I’ll share some with you…Another time.

To all reading this, thank you for your support and your time! I look forward to seeing you again soon!