I feel I need to offer an explanation when I miss a post. That’s kind of weird for me! I’ve had a nasty headache since last night. Normally I just ignore headaches and they go away. Occasionally I take excedrin, but this one is tough. I’ve taken 4 rounds of meds since the onset and…… nothing!
I’ve also decided to take another break from blogging to try something. I’ve wanted to be a writer almost as long as I can remember. I’ve had story lines and characters dancing in my head and they want to be on paper (or on a computer). I’ve dedicated myself to my blog since March, and I started thinking, if I can focus that much on a blog, I should be able to give the same to my characters.
So I will be taking an undetermined time off to focus instead on writing my book. I’m not expecting it to be Twilight or anything written by the wonderful Nora Roberts, but I think I have a good story plotted. Who knows? Maybe I’ll have something else for you guys to read soon…..

Write your name in Elvish


This one is pretty self explanatory, but I was really hapoy with the way it turned out.
I’ve always been fascinated by Elvish writing. J.R.R. Tolkien created an amazing world, full of amazing cultures. The details are amazing. I love the fact that he created a complete language for the Elves. There is actually a class in an English college that teaches it. How amazing would that be?
The writing is beautiful too. I’ve been toying with the idea of an Elvish tattoo for awhile, just haven’t gotten there yet. Then I stumbled across this pin that teaches you the very basics of writing in Elvish.
Obviously there will be exceptions to these basic rules, but the basic steps are as follows. It will make everything easier if you print your name to start. You guys know me as Stevie, which is short for Stephanie, but Stephanie just turned out better.
The consonants remain as is. When you get to a vowel, the vowel will move up and to the left, so it ends up above the previous letter. Special rules are explained on the original site. For instance, you’ll notice the silent ‘e’ at the end of my name ends up below the ‘n’ while the ‘I’ goes above.
There are special letter combinations, that may exist in your name, and they have their own symbols. Definitely check out the full site for more detailed rules and the full alphabet. I know I’ll be going back to do my kids’ names at the very least!
Original pin and full alphabet can be found at http://www.starchamber.com/paracelsus/elvish/elvish-in-ten-minutes.html