Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My Word Count Buddy

I have a new friend. His name is Ivan Idea. Ivan helps me keep track of my word count and mirrors my emotions. Here's what he looks like now.
Ivan Idea
I'm doing pretty well right now, so Ivan is typing away at the keyboard. I just barely passed my 50% milestone. But if I'm stuck and not really doing much, he might look like this.
Ivan Idea Destroying a Computer
Where did I get my new buddy? On Writertopia. I was looking for some word progress meters when I stumbled upon Ivan. (And, yes, he admits to stealing his name from a character off of an old computer game my brother and I used to play, but it fit so well he wanted to keep it). Ivan is hanging out on the side of my blog right now, if you'd like to check him out.

(What's that? Okay, I'll tell them).

Ivan wants you to adopt his siblings and add them your blog. Some of his brothers and sisters are . . .

Penny Foryour Thoughts
Wright Ersblock
The Count of Words (A.K.A. Bob Smith, but don't tell the Count that I told you that)!
Ms. Cuppa Coffee
Dr. Chock Late (If you really want to make the doc happy, give him some dark chocolate)!

Some of Ivan's siblings are *gasp* unnamed! Do you have any ideas for some possible names? Leave them in a comment! :D


Bethy said...

Aww! He's so cute!!

Martina at Adventures in YA Publishing said...

Oh, gosh. I LOVE Ivan. If my goal counts weren't so often depressing, I'd have to completely steal this but instead, I'm going to go tweet about him to other writers. :) Thanks for sharing!

The Magic Violinist said...

Thanks! :D

No problem! :D Ivan's been encouraging me to write more. (Well, he's actually been scaring me into writing more. He's been threatening to shoot my computer every time I slow down).

Boquinha said...

He's super cute. A little violent, but cute! :P

The Magic Violinist said...

Ha, thankfully his violence has been toned down . . . a LOT. I've been doing pretty well on my story, so the worst Ivan's done is watch TV when he's supposed to be writing.