The lovelies all together at last! (plus 3 minor characters that are relevant for now)

if you look very closely you can see that Molly, the second girl in, is actually lower quality than the others and that’s because I hate her and she deserves no love. I also placed Lexi (4th person in) where she is despite being only 5′4″ because she basically always wears heels so that’s kind of her standard height?

Sam West a.k.a my purest cinnamon roll

Sam is actually Penny’s (and also my other OC, Lukas’) best friend and by extension also Marshal’s! I actually love Same, he’s such a sweet heart who’s nice to just about everyone

Fun Fact: The scar on his nose is actually from when he met Lukas! He’s also the only one of my main cast OCs that didn’t know each other from elementary school


A Day in the Life of a Storyteller #18

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

~T. E. Lawrence

Some days, our dreams are merely a shadow, a glimpse of an idea that slips through the ether of our mind as the sun rises. Other days, they linger, showing us the way, and we are able to follow them—through muddy grasses towards unknown destinations perhaps, but still they lead—showing us a road full of potential and adventure.

My daydream for 3 years has been about a boy with stars in his heart, and a girl with holes in hers. Finally, after a long awaited pause, both daydreams have turned into reality, in the form of the stories they were meant to become.

Sometimes, part of being a storyteller means developing original tales. Not all storytellers do, in fact, many choose to focus solely on folktales, legends, or myths, adapting them and making them their own, but holding true to the basic plot and structure of the story—passing on tradition.

Some storytellers choose to develop original tales that are original because they are based on their personal lives.

Still others dive into the creation of what we might call new or modern folktales—the tales of the people of today, our tales, original, fictional, partially true perhaps, autobiographical fantasy in some cases, but all original, based on a need of the modern world.

In my case, these two stories I’ve been working on are both fiction and fantasy. One I have chosen to keep as an oral story, to be performed, while the other I have determined wishes to be written down and illustrated as a children’s book.

I have long awaited turning these daydreams into reality, to turn myself into what T.E. Lawrence calls a Dangerous Man (or Woman in my case), taking action on what I dream up.

So, as part of the Day in the Life of a Storyteller writing process, which this blog has become and continues to be a great motivating force for me in my life, I am dedicating the next few weeks of blogging to developing the story of the boy with stars in his heart.

To hold myself accountable, I will be posting my progress as my weekly blog.

Since my hope is to one day publish this story, I won’t be sharing the actual writing until it is complete, but don’t you worry—I will find some way to share where I am at as the weeks progress.

Thank you for being a part of the journey!