The day has arrived. After waiting a couple of agonizing months, The Legend of Tanith Behind the Scenes post is here! *cue all the dancing* Aww, this post brings me back to the good ‘ole days.
Let’s start by apologizing for how late this post is! Life has just been ripping up at me the past few days. I’m sure y’all can relate. XD
Second, I want to thank Blue, Victoria, Diamond, Sabrina, Rayna, Issabelle, Katherine, and Chloe for submitting questions! Y’all, this post would not be alive without you. *showers you with candy* Now, let’s get started!
The first round of questions are from Blue! Thank you so much for submitting some!
What inspired you to name the roleplay ‘The Legend of Tanith’? I mean, why ‘Tanith’?
Ooh, that’s a very good question!! Honestly this was the part that wasn’t coming together when I first planned this series. I COULD NOT find a name! I had a couple of names I originally thought of but trust me, those weren’t as awesome. So one day, I was scrolling along Pinterest and found an image that reminded me a bit of what Rae looks like.
And bam, I decided to name my roleplay series ‘Tanith.’ Note: The name has nothing to do with the definition. XD
How did you make it? The plot? The setting? What inspired it?
My cousins inspired it! I was roleplaying with them and I decided I loved it so much I would share it with y’all!
Thank you so much Blue! And now onto Victoria’s questions!
How much time in advance did you start planning The Legend of Tanith?
I actually had been thinking about it for a while but I didn’t start officially planning until the beginning of June. #procrastinator
What inspired you to do a roleplay in the first place?
My cousins inspired it a lot. They helped me through it by making fanart and sat through the long five hours of roleplaying instead of doing other things. But before my cousins, I had always had a love for D&D and so I thought I would create my own version.
How did you come up with the different roles (i.e. Healer, Guardian, Mage?)
Honestly, I don’t know. Somehow I just imagined them up. I figured I wanted everyone to have a special part and that’s when I decided on the roles.
What was the hardest part about hosting a roleplay?
Oh, the time commitment for sure! I was spending 3-4 hours on the computer per day just for the roleplay series.
Thank you so, so much Victoria for submitting questions! Here are Diamond’s questions!
Was it hard writing an interactive series?
Yes ma’am. It was very hard.
But so worth it.
How many comments did you get during this time?
Ahhh, math! XD Oh wait, there’s a special thing in my stats so I don’t have to add!
A whopping 1,312 comments! (But I did have to respond to a lot of them)
All part of the fun!
What was your biggest inspiration?
D&D, my cousins, and Teen Author Boot Camp!
Thanks, Diamond! Onto Sabrina’s questions!
Did you write all the posts before starting the series? If yes, did you later make some changes to the posts?
I did have about half of all the posts written before the series, but since things in a roleplay change so much, I had to keep it pretty open because I knew we would change course a bit. But generally, we did stay on a similar path as I predicted so I didn’t have to make too big of changes to the posts.
How did you think of the Legend of Tanith?
Just by using my imagination! (And the internet for inspiration XD)
Before announcing the Legend Of Tanith, did you doubt it’s success?
DEFINITELY. Okay, well I didn’t 100% doubt its success but I wasn’t confident that so many people would participate. Honestly, I estimated about 5-6 bloggers. *sheepish smile*
Those were awesome questions, Sabrina! Now here are some from Rayna!
How did you think of hosting a roleplay on your blog?
One day, there was a girl who was going along her merry little way and suddenly she had this brilliant idea! (Betcha can’t guess who this girl is…) 😆
What did you love most about hosting it?
I loved interacting with all of you! I found it so exciting to see what you guys came up with and how your characters acted.
Was there something you wish you’d done differently?
Yes, there was quite a bit of things I wish I’d done differently. In my defense, it was my first roleplay so I guess there is lots that I want to change. Let’s just say that the next roleplay series will run a little smoother and efficiently. *cough*
Thank you very much, Rayna! *bows* Onto Issabelle’s questions!
Where did you first get the idea?
When I started roleplaying with my cousins, everything was just coming from my imagination. I didn’t prepare for it at all. And in a way, they sort of paved the trail for TLT. I took a few elements from my cousin roleplay (Yep, that’s what it is called now XD) and added them to this roleplay. Then after a few sleepless nights, I was finally able to get this all together and working!
Were there any problems in setting it up?
There was a point where I was stuck. I had no idea where to go from there. And that turned into a panic that I wouldn’t be able to finish the roleplay series in time and everything spiraled down from there.
But hey, I’m still alive!
What was the best part in putting together and hosting this series?
Aww, the best part? I really loved reading all the fight scene responses! Oh and the first post of the series was definitely a banger. I remember sitting on my laptop, shaking with excitement as all the comments and chatting came in. I even called a friend to explain how exciting this was!
Did you have any help?
And that’s actually something I regret: doing it all alone. Now I know for next time.
When’s the next one?
*slaps forehead* Geez, I knew this question would come up. No offense to you Issabelle. XD *huffs* Fine, I’ll tell y’all. I don’t have any exact dates but I’m planning the next one for December. (This isn’t final. Yet.)
And I brought with me a fun packed post! Now, you may be wondering, where’s the TLT post?? Ah yes, I knew you would ask that question. Well, that post will officially be the next post!! (for real this time!) If you haven’t submitted questions for this post, you can do so HERE! Even if you were just a spectator, feel free to submit questions!
Now, let’s get into today’s post! Here are five relatable writing problems for you!
#1 When you sit down to write but realize you forgot all your notes in another room.
This happens to me ALL THE TIME!! I’ll go to write and realize I left all my plotting notes in a different room. So, I’ll go to fetch them, sit down, and write. Then later in the day, I’ll go to write in a different spot and realize I left the notes in the spot before.
It’s a real problem.
#2 Today I’m going to write! NOT.
Does this ever happen to you? (Because it always seems to happen to me!) You say in the morning: oh I’m going to be really productive today and get a lot of words written in my novel!
WHERE DID ALL THE TIME GO?
*realizes all the days that I could’ve been productive but wasn’t*
*realizes how many words I COULD HAVE written*
#3 You hop on Pinterest to look up something real quick and end up wasting an hour of writing time.
YES, YES, YES, YES!! I relate to this one A TON!! I’ve wasting so many hours scrolling through Pinterest. Or the internet. (I get distracted easily, okay?)
Okay, I really need limit myself on these types of things. But that’s nearly impossible! There’s just too much creative stuff on there! 😍
#4 You spend more time making graphics than writing.
I totally don’t do this…
But, while we are on the subject, if you want to see some awesome graphics from my WIP and read an interview from one of my characters, click HERE!
*sighs* What Wren? What do you want this time?
When are you going to interview me? I’m the main character of your book after all.
Dude, your time will come.
Can we do it now?
Since when did you want to be interviewed? I thought you would rather be out doing “dangerous” stuff.
Since I got a ton of fans on here. It’s like I’m a celebrity.
No, ma’am. I’m staying put.
Excuse me, bloggers, while I deal with this problem.
2 minutes later…
There. That’s solved. (Don’t ask what I did…) XD Which leads us to our next problem.
#5 You enjoy torturing your characters.
*rubs hands evilly* No offense to you Wren, but that’s what us writers do. We have to keep the story interesting! And that’s the only way to do it, making you go through rough stuff.
That’s a wrap! Well, first, I have to update y’all on my WIP. It’s going great! *cough*
Actually, I’ve been taking a break. I have been spending too much time on it so I decided to shift my focus to another project for a bit. I’ve also been making a lot of graphics lately. *hides in corner* *smiles*