If you haven’t heard already, WordPress is one of the many websites out there such as Wikipedia and in part like Google, who are going full ‘black out’ on Wednesday, January 18th in protest of SOPA. I hope everyone will participate. It’s time to stand up for our rights! Stay off of Google, FB, Twitter, etc. Let’s show these bastards who’s boss!
Here is a preview of “Irregardless Regardless Regarding Romance”. I’m not sure how well that title works, if at all, but it sounded neat to me when I thought of it at 4 in the morning, so until I think of something better, that’ll have to do.
Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy it and come back on the 11th for the rest!
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“Are you ready for this?” mused *Jeneveve, a hand resting on her hip as the other toyed with a shiny new dagger bought only that morning from a local street vendor.It was a plain little thing, a black rubber handle and a blade freshly sharpened for the purchase.
“As ready as I’ll ever be.” countered Xora, who raised her arms above her then, towards the heavens, giving her frame a might stretch in preparation for what was to come. Beneath them a bustling, thriving city went about its business as usual. T’was early in the morning still, the warm reds, oranges and pinks of dawn still lingered in the west whilst ever higher the bright orange sun rose higher and higher. It’s magnificent rays burning away the last remains of night while it made its way across the sky.
For several silent minutes the two women looked down over the already bustling morning traffic. Women carting their children down the streets, carriages plodding along over the freshly laid cobblestones, street cleaners milling about, dispersing of the odd clumps of dirt of debris remaining from the previous day whilst also attending to the newly left bits. Vendors were firing up their kiosks and their carts; those that served food had already begun preparing for the traffic by starting their cooking early. Thus by the time the first rays of the sun had started to show, curly tendrils of smoke rose upwards, entering Jeneveve and Xora’s nostrils and causing their mouths to water in simultaneous affirmation of their mutual hunger…
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SO sorry its been a HELL of a long time. I’ve been busy with stuff around the house and the recent passing of my beloved ferret Ringo.
I do currently have a couple different projects in the works. The first is a new story I’m going to HOPEFULLY be running with more and developing a great deal further. You’ll see that on the 11th, and the second is a (and again I emphasize the word HOPEFUL) revival of ToTSM on Mondays.
My days off have changed. Whereas Mondays I used to have off regardless and could ensure a chance to post without (much chance of a) distraction, that day now falls on Wednesdays, so I’m not sure where or how it leaves ToTSM showing up on Mondays (regularly), but I’ll try.. I really want to post good stuff, so I hate trying to force out something EVERY Monday and such if ‘it’s’ not there.. But anyway, we’ll see.
I also plan to get back to my ferret book I’m trying to write and illustrate. It’s a children’s book called ‘The Adventures of Faramond the Ferret“(c), I’m really excited for it. I can see how I want it to come out in my head, but its the matter of GETTING that to come out I have issues with. Maybe I should focus on the writing/plotting of it first BEFORE worrying about the illustration part instead of trying to do both at the same time? Sounds reasonable. XD
Anyway, just wanted to give my peeps a heads up and another SORRY for being so absent. I blame it on NaNo *HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS*
Whelp. I hate my story. Hated writing it this year, got writer’s block more than I can count, but with a lot of work, long nights and zoning/spacing out and listening to rain while I wrote, my current word count is thus: 50473
Next year I’m going to have a different plan of attack. I tried a Steampunk-y story this year and it have me so much trouble, I guess because I’d never done it before. Oh, and despite kind of loving her, I really wound up disliking my heroine. She became one of those independent girls to a fault. Overly stubborn, Hamlet-level second-guessing herself.. And so forth. I mean, I adore her. She’s sassy and smart and such, but what she was so much work to develop. Bad Kathryn, BAD. XD
Next year, providing I’m going to do it (never count chickens before they hatch and all. I want to say I’m 75% sure I am, but come this time next year I don’t want to be working my ass off or heavens forbid be sick or some such, et certa) I’m going to do something really fantasy-ish.
Possibly a sequel to my first years thing that I never actually finished although I had/have it planned out.
Anyway. Carry on.
Sorry it’s been so quiet lately.I’m trying to mentally gear up for NaNoWriMo *sigh* I bitched and complained about it, but I’m probably going to give it a shot this year. Most because I have something to prove. AND I have a good idea for a story I think.
So Stay tuned for that, I’ll probably be posting snippets from it as I write.. Urg. Yay…
Check out part 13!!! I’m really starting to like this story. I hope you do too.
To my hero and my idol on what would’ve been his 71st Birthday. We love you!
My sisters cat Garfield passed away presumably sometime today. My mum found him in the landlords sisters ‘antique’ garage thing out back. He looked as though he just laid down and went to sleep. He DID have a heart condition, so we’re assuming it had something to do with that, but at the same time his passing wasn’t expected and it really sucks. He was such a sweet cat. He’d love on anyone and roll over so you could pet his tummy.
; _ ; I miss you Garfy. Rest in peace baby boy.
Is anyone other than me having serious NaNoWriMo dread?
I did it last year to show one of my friends that I could do it, and I did. I think I could do it again. I have two separate ideas I could possibly turn into a story if I wanted to, but I’m not sure how much I do.
Sometimes it feels to me, that you’re made to think that if you don’t do NaNo that you’re not a ‘serious’ writer and only ‘serious’ writers take part in NaNoWriMo. Etc etc etc. When I think of NaNo I can’t help but imagine this group of elitist writers sitting around and doing nothing but gloating about how good of a writer they are.
I don’t know. Sometimes I really can’t stand NaNo, but again, I’ll probably wind up doing it again to prove to people and myself especially, that last year wasn’t a fluke. It just really drives me nuts sometimes to hear people getting in a tizzy about Nano. Let me have my October before being inundated with ‘OMG IT’S TIME FOR NANO I HAVE NO IDEAS WHAT DO I DO? IT’S NANO TIME WHO IS NANO-ING?! NANONANO!’
Is that bad? Is there anyone else having a NaNoWriMo anxiety attack already?