Word Count for Novels:
50,000 - 70,000 Short Novel
80,000 - 100,000 Just Right
200,000 - 300,000 Lenghty
400,000 - 600,000 Epic
I based this word count according to my research and it also depends on Genre. More Words are best for World Building like in Fantasy and Science Fiction Genres. I love to read some Flash Fiction and Fairy Tales when I was young for bedtime stories. I think younger people have limited attention that is why picture books should only have a few pages and a more mature audience should read longer. The older the readers, the word count should be higher to be enough to entertain.
I have written other stories and have only started with the first chapters. I am kind of a neurotic writer, I start writing the first part of a story and then leave it for a while, starting another story. It's kind of a bad habit of mine but I will try to give time in writing one complete story at a time. 50,000 words is said to be a word count for a short Novel, earlier Novels are like a Novella which is shorter or longer than 50,000.
I want to write around 80,000 words which is a safe zone for Novels in the Traditional Publishing Industry which not too short and not too long. But here in Mangaido I will be more flexible with content I share so that people can read more of my work either it is starting or a complete story. I love writing a series but I need to try completing a story first, before writing different others.
New Chapter Update for Cresci Prophecies: "To Save from Nothingness (part 3)"!
Thank you so much for checking it out!
It might take a while to update again, but I'll try my best to squeeze in some editing work.
See you next update!
Okay. Just this once, we are gonna do this.
With regards to chapter 14 of [The Propaganda Project -BETA-] we've honestly been hesitant to upload the recent updates because it tackled a social issue (which we never thought would still be timely at this point) that could prolly threaten our safety. We have the intent to raise awareness but we thought that we wouldn't be that stupid to jeopardize our safety. Some local artists who have been very vocal about criticizing the government even locked their accounts for their safety.
The Philippines' political situation lately has been intense, as our democracy is being threatened to be taken away. Why did we still push through with the update? It's because police brutality, corruption, fascism, and injustice don't just happen in one country; it exists in many parts of the world. We hope that you can also be aware of pressing matters in other parts of the world.
In 9 days, the Anti-Terrorism Bill, a law that sounds good, but sounds more like an Anti-Dissent Bill that threatens Filipinos' freedom to express and criticize the government, and overall, tramples on human rights and democracy, will be put into law whether the president signs it or not.
We hope that Filipinos and everyone all over the world will use the freedom they have to do what's right, because freedom is something that has been obtained through blood, sweat, and tears.
We apologize for making such a post. Take care, everyone! And stay safe!
P.S. Chapter conclusion's happening on the next update, btw. We'd like to give a heads up that it will contain more blood and violence ;w;
Wrote new chapters for Bunny Syndrome. It does not have a climax just a simple story about how the protagonist started his childhood. I know I have not completed the story as of yet. I revised it many times before, changing names and some scenes that is why sometimes some dialogues are missing something out. But this is just my first draft of the story as of yet. I am still going to revised it further in the future with more chapters to make a complete story, for now I am just at the first step to telling the complete story.
Hi everyone. I started draw the chapter 4. Working title: The Chaos. Do you think how will the story continue?
I started writing stories when I was in High School, my classmates wrote interesting stories. Mine was an adventure story but it was not included in the class compilation of short stories because mine was so thick. Even back then I was still a newbie writer and maybe until now. I know there is a chance for me to improve in my writing and art, I just keep practicing so I don't give up on everything. I can only dream of reaching the level of the authors I idolize, I am sure some open minded people can appreciate my effort on my art and writing. For now my target is just making a lot of works until I can notice some improvement. I know that practice can develop your skills in the long run even if you don't see it in the early stages.
I still do take this as a hobby and not as a professional career. I admit that I will always be an amateur, willing to learn and ready to improve. I want to be a better writer and drawer, it may take me years before I reach my goal of getting better at this.
My Niece Maya can sure draw better than me. I love her attention to detail and her work is very colorful and lively. I see the Art style similar to Modern Day Cartoons. I know she will improve and get better by practice, especially when she possibly get someone to guide her and of course I am not a fit for that. I am glad there are a lot of good artist in my Mother's side of the Family. I wish her Art will get loads of attention and inspire lots of Kids like her.
Meet my girlfriend! 😁
I uploaded new chapters for the ''Bunny Syndrome'' Novel. I know I still need to edit it a lot, there are some corrections since it is my first draft from many years ago. I know I have to go through my manuscripts at least three times to edit and polish it properly. I uploaded the chapters anyway for people to read. I am thinking of extending the story to a 100,000 word count for it to make some more sense but I am currently working on other things. I am thinking of creating other comics series, but my level of creativity and skill may remain the same for now. I want to write more when my schedule is good enough to focus on writing Novels.
I am going to focus on practicing drawing and making more comic pages for another series. The First finished
Manuscript is usually called the first draft then editing and polishing follows. Editing is a skill I want to develop, I am weak at Grammar but I try my best to do better at writing.
I am writing a Novel based on the ''Toyz'' Comic. The Story will be different and there would be recurring characters from the comic. I am going to try my best to give it my best writing possible. For now I would start writing again on my netbook and continue that story from where I left it. The Characters from ''Toyz'' was based on the Novel I was suppose to write titled ''Fate of Misadventures'' where the kids at a young age are able to build stuff from high technology. But I recycled the characters to turn them into a comic and I thought that they were creating toys of their own at a young age, that is why I came up with the idea that they are Toy Designers instead of just inventors. ''Toyz'' The Novel will focus about Toy designers in a slightly futuristic world.
My Niece Maya is 7 and she can draw better than me, she is my cousin's daughter. Maya is very talented in drawing and coloring at her age. She draws in good detail and truly is an amazing budding artist. I know her drawings will mature as she ages and I am truly proud of her. My cousin's brothers are also good at drawing including one of my nephews, I guess art is really a talent on that side of my family. I wish I inherited some of that talent but it came short on my end, anyway I just try my best to improve my skill.
I know my art may seem so poor to most people but I am still struggling to do better. I know I need to improve in both drawing and in writing, there is a lot ahead of me. I don't know if I can catch up with the talent and growth of artists younger than me. I guess I truly need to do that 1000 pages of drawing exercise before I see any improvement in my art. I don't have the talent, but I sure do have a little bit skill to sharpen, it's been rusty for almost a decade. I drew the Toyz Comic back in 2012. Always moving forward and looking ahead.
Need korean translator to turn korean text to english
Illustrating for Children's Bible book series.
Illustrating for Children's Bible book series.
Silent Shadows book spotted at Little Free Library!
I am going to add more pages to the comic ''Toyz'' in the future. For now I am still practicing drawing, it is still babyish but I will try to make as many artworks as possible to improve. I have yet to learn the different styles and techniques of drawing but for now I am at the level where all I can do is practice and not be ashamed to show my work.
Hi everyone, i uploaded the next chapter for the comic.The thrid chapter: What's your name?
You meet a new "cute-grim" character.
I finally uploaded chapter 1-7 of ''Bunny Syndrome'' I did made a revision back then, so some things may be out of place, I change names of some characters from the earlier version of the story and also change some parts of the story and made cuts. I wrote this story in 2010 as my first draft and made many changes through out the years, now that it's 2020 I probably need to rewrite the whole story in the future somehow for the printed version of the book but I think it currently is a good story so far only in my opinion. I know only few people may or may not get interested in reading the whole story through.
I see some really great Filipino Artists here in Mangaido. It's truly inspiring to see other Filipino's here showing their amazing talent at art and story. I know I am way far from reaching that skill, but I continue to live on with my dream to become a good artist at my current level. I tried making one page comic strips before and send some colored Harry Potter Fan comic to J.K. Rowlings Publisher, Bloomsbury. I guess it's hard to get noticed when your art is still at a childish level. I tried doing commissioned comic strip for Business once and glad there where not much criticism on my first attempt. I want to try doing comics in different mediums of communication.
I love reading Manga both in print and online. Some Comics are free but we must remember we need to buy the books of the Authors in order to support them. It is a horrible feeling when nobody supports your work, Authors need to have a living too and need some inspiration and motivation to continue their work. Even the process of their work may cost something, their chance to survive as an artist in the industry is challenging. We must support other artists work who are just starting out not just the popular and famous ones.
I don't mind buying a Book if it will satisfy me as a reader even if it is self-published and independent. Most Authors today have to give away their works for free in order to get readers and stay away from the darkness of obscurity. I know people only look at talented art works, but they need to consider those who are just starting out. Some may laugh and criticize negatively at how unskilled or untalented an Artist or Author can be. But we need to consider how much effort and time they put on their work.
My Art and Writing is still babyish but I am practicing some more in drawing. It's hard to draw when my hands are shaky and out of balance. I just want to continue practicing and learning more of the Craft. ''Toyz'' was my first try in making a comic book and I think it better than not trying at all. I know I have to take a lot of baby steps before my drawings mature into something many would appreciate. I think I just need to try the 1000 pages practice before I see any development in my drawings and art style. It's a long and bumpy road ahead but I will keep on going forward and onward until I reach my primary goals.
I am still at the point of developing and improving my skills in drawing and art. My First try on making a comic was when I was in High School back in 2001. I took some bond papers and folded it like a book and draw on them. I did not like my jokes back then so discontinued. Only in 2010 I got inspired by a Chinese Comic Artist named Xia Da, she became famous for looking childlike and have photos with a Play station portable in hand. But her comic art is very mature and really talented. J.K. Rowling the Author of Harry Potter was my inspiration for writing a Novel and as usual I am way far away from having the talent and skill of the Authors that inspired me.
I loved reading comics. I have read comics by Marvel and DC, Captain N ''The Game Master'' comics based on the cartoon, Disney comics also based on the cartoons, Comics of Magic ''the Gathering'' which was based on a card game. I also love reading Filipino made comics especially the horror ones and Funny Komiks when the comic industry was still at its peak in the Philippines. I also read comics on newspapers. Now I also consider reading Manga books and other foreign comics.
Hi everyone, this is my Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/Ekletia-105759947832723
Here is more information about the comic book character is about and there are re-draw pictures.
As an Amateur Writer:
I enjoy and love writing stories, it gives me a medium to express my imagination and create a new world. I know I am nowhere near the standard of professional writing but it is my passion to write. I love writing as a form of communication and an art, making it more of a meaningful and purposeful piece of work or to simply put it a way of expression. I love writing it is my passion, I know I don't have the talent but I can still improve my skill by practice and a lot of study regarding the craft. I know that correct practice makes perfect as my teacher once said in class ''practice is not doing the same things to improve, it is about being consistent in trying your best to become better each time.''
Man unexpressed is the greatest disability, we are all in need of a medium of expression. Writing is just one medium among many arts like visual arts and performing arts. I love to write because I love doing it and I am having fun, I know I need to develop my skill some more in art and in writing.
Starting Out as an Artist:
I think I was better at drawing when I was in Grade School since I practiced a lot back then, now as an adult my drawings became more Babyish and I have to struggle to improve and become a better artist. Some say you need to draw 1000 comic pages to improve your art. I do believe practice makes perfect in any skill, you don't need to be a child prodigy from the beginning to say that you have the talent. But starting as an adult in art is very challenging, you have to keep up with the times. I try to get some inspiration from younger artists with top notch skill level. I just do my best be humble and keep improving every step of the way. There is so much catching up to do and I am not getting any younger. My skills are rusty and need to sharpen it a lot more.
I would like to share all my works for free so that people can read it. I don't want to be in the shadows of obscurity, I want the world to know that my works exist and it is there for people to enjoy. In terms of art, I know there is a lot ahead of me, But I will get there someday where I can have the right to call myself a true artist and Author.
I wrote my first Novel ''Bunny Syndrome'' It is a Story about a Boy who was born with a strange condition, little did the parents know that they were a victim of an experiment by a mad scientist working in the hospital. It is full of mystery and some heartwarming moments some may appreciate. You can Read it for Free here in Mangaido.
I love playing Video Games since I was really young and it has been my past time ever since. I have played on different platforms from Handheld devices, Consoles and Arcade. Some Manga series are adapted into Anime and then to Video Games to Toys. The Merchandise from Manga to Video Games are amazing items to collect if your a fan.
Ei! I hope you're doing good!
New chapter update for Cresci Prophecies: " To save from Nothingess (Part 2)"!
Thank you so much for reading!
See you next update!
Finally I have uploaded the oneshot we made with Yumina: "Our souls are bonded together." The truth is that I was a bit lazy with translating it ^^; But I hope you'll like it.
The Moon Arhi/Season 1/Ocean's call/Chapter 3: What's your name?
coming: 16. 06. 2020
Gonna give it a week before I leave.
Hmmmmm... I think it's time to abandon ship.
Hi everyone, i uploaded the next chapter for the comic. The second chapter Run, Run, Run. I hope you all going to like it, because i let my self going and puted in some humor and with a side of drama. A little feels comed out of it.
Sziasztok most töltöttem fel a következő fejezetet a képregényhez. A második fejezet fuss, fuss, fuss. Remélem tetszeni fog, mivel egy kicsit elengedtem magamat és megpróbáltam humorizálni benne. Meg mellette vinni a drámát. Egy kicsikét érzelmi hullámvasút lett belőle.
Hello people! I hope you're all safe!
New Chapter update for Cresci Prophecies, "To Save From Nothingness (Part 1)"!
Until the next update! toodles!
UPDATE: New pages for [The Propaganda Project -BETA-] chapter 14 are up! And we're also giving away high resolution art on Patreon for free! ^_^
ENG: New chapter updated! Also I have an announcement to you. I decided to suspend 'Pośrednik' for now. But I will return with new things!
PL: Udostępniłam nowy rozdział "Pośrednika" ! Niestety, mam też dla Was złą wiadomość. Postanowiłam zawiesić ten komiks na czas nieokreślony. Ale powstawiam tu coś nowego niedługo.
Hi guys! I made a Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/katsumieee/ Check it out if you are interested, and follow if you like what you see! :) Also, I deleted my drawings on Mangaido, because I didn't like those anymore and to be honest.... I improved a lot since I last uploaded here and my drawing style got different too. At least I think so. I don't have to much on my Instagram, but I'm working on a few drawings I definitely want to share with you. That's all. Have a nice day! ^^