Hit the 10K mark within a single month. Awesome!
Time for some more characters. Still in it's first draft and I can't wait to go over them for the second, third, fourth ... time :)
One thing I love about language, words and therefore also characters with it's forms and phonetics is: At some point in your life you find out, that they are the key(s) to wisdom and your own inner+/-outer reality. Know thySELF sounds just like a synonym to "know your character(s)". It's just whitespace (light) and black (absence of light), formed into shape by it's creator. Beeing nothing else than just a balance of white and black, light and darkness, which you need both to tell stories like the story of life f.e.
And from there, every single character with it's phonetical reality is just a smallest part of words and storys you can write, and read, while wor(l)ds come to life in the conconsciousness of any kind of reader.
Therefore I also love creating my own character(s). Because it may also have some impact on my own inner+/-outer world.
So if you create your own character(s): Don't just listen to other peoples rules, but create your own if you're mature enough. (By the way: it's just to be mentioned by myself when I'm coming back to read my own stuff ... not because I'd like someone to agree with what I write.)