Tag Archive: names


Week 1, Day 7: 267 words

I am on schedule! 267 words today! Luckily, it even seems like a good place to end a chapter.

This week’s total word count comes out to 1745. My weekly goal was around 1,400 so I am ahead. Yah for me! 🙂 Only 68000 words to go. That’s a large number and a little depressing. I am not thinking about it. I will not think about it. I will not think about it. I will not think about it.

I chose Ising for the girl’s name. Isi for short. Isi sounds vaguely Egyptian to me, which is not what I intended. But I like the name, so I am sticking with it. Ising is a combo of Lisimba and Delling. Isi from Lisimba and ing from Delling. But Isi since it does sound vaguely Egyptian to me, I suspect I will take Egypt’s landscape and modify it for my purposes. That is, to make the land fit the plot (what there is of it so far). But I don’t think I will use Egyptian culture, mostly because I know nothing of it and at present I can up make up whatever I feel will suit best. Because it is the still the beginning I am not really locked into any particular type or style of mythology. I will figure that out as I go along. I might use some modified form of Egypt’s ancient myths, though.

Week 1, Day 5: 331 words

Well, after 2 days of no writing, I finally sat myself down and wrote. 331 words today. I would happy with that, except it doesn’t quite make up for the last 2 days. Need about 70 more words before I do that. But I wrote extra the first couple days so maybe . . . Anyway, I still need a good name for the stone. Names for other people, too, who I expect will show up shortly. The mother, drama master, court musician . . .

Week 1, Day 2: 378 pages

378 pages today, which exceeds my daily goal. Yah for me!

Still haven’t decided on a name for the girl, but I am leaning toward Lisimba or Della or Delling. Lisimba is a Tanzanian girl name that means lion. Della is an English girl name meaning of the nobility. Delling is a unisex Scandinavian name that means fascinating.Maybe a Lismba and Delling combo. Lisdell. Lisiell. Dellsim. Something like that anyway. I did discover today that she – whatever her name eventfully is! – has wavy waist-length black hair.

Also, I need a name for a stone. Who knew stones could have names?