Caspian was born on the dark side of the war between magic and nonmagic, but that doesn't mean his loyalty's so clear.
An excerpt from a book I only recently realized I'm writing -- and a little bit of knowledge on the innerworkings of my universe.
You know, writing these excerpts and short stories is great...but naming them is killing me.
Ghosts from an Unknown Past
Here, have an excerpt from my western novel that I'm semi-struggling with.
I'M FREE! THE WRITING BLOCK IS OVER! I HAVE SMASHED THE WALL!
Special thanks to Kin Fables, which was apparently the sledgehammer.
In other words, I just knocked out the first chapter of Shutter Speed, one of the sequels to Anima's Ghost! It's the first time I've written anything like this in month, gods, too many months to count! (PS Fun Fact: My brain is apparently so fantasy/fiction obsessed that I physically cannot say the word "nonfiction" xD)
So anyway, here's the last bit of chapter 1 of Song Line Echoes book 2[a]: Shutter Speed
Maybe this is the dream, I think, as I fall onto my bed. Maybe I’ll wake up back in Fall River, in Grandma Powell’s house, or the couch in the warehouse. Maybe even in a chair at a library table. Anywhere, so long as it isn’t here. Maybe, I hope as I close my eyes, summer isn’t over yet – or it is, but it doesn’t matter, because Fall River is the world. Maybe this isn’t the true reality.
Just a nightmare.
Hooked yet? If so, go read book 1!
If not, well, it's still early. I'll get you, my pretty!
Hi, so, guess what!
That’s right, I’m back -- officially!
Guess what else!
It took me this long to come back 100% because I literally just realized the concept of using my gaming desktop for something other than gaming.
So, we’re just going to not talk about what an idiot I am, and move on!
I am still struggling too much mentally to be able to work on my own books (which is driving me crazy), but I am now on vocal, writing small pieces about myself or short stories, usually for challenges. So if you’re new and curious, or familiar and desperate, you can check out my writings there. (Be warned though, I’ve only been on this site a few weeks, so I only have one piece there at the moment -- but I am currently working on 2-3 new pieces that’ll probably go up this week or this weekend.)
So, I guess that’s it for now, so, see ya’ll around!
I promise, I am trying to come back...I don't want to bug anyone with the details, but a simple explanation is that I'm in the middle of this damn move and it's caused my stability to fly right out the window. I am trying to fix it, but I don't know if it's going to happen until after everything's all done and I'm settled in to the new house. I haven't even been able to write much lately.
That being said though, I think I remember something about some update to waterfall or something that was being built for riders? Inkwell? Maybe? Maybe I hallucinated it? Can anyone please explain or clarify or tell my I've lost my damn mind? Whichever applies.
xD I forgot about it again
Also things that will be happening now: I have a facebook!
That's a whole rant I won't bore ya'll with, but the point is, I have it basically by accident, so I might as well use it, so if you want to follow me there...
There's not a whole lot there yet, just some excerpts and lots of cover designs, but since I have it, I might as well use it, so I will be more active on there now too.
Okay, an official "I'm back!" post now...since apparently that last post I made was two weeks ago, not just last week -- oops! What can I say? I think we all know by now I suck at the concept of time.
I suck at a lot of things, honestly, but that's why I have tools and tricks and schedules to keep me on track...usually. I've mentioned before, they've all fallen apart due to a brutal and annoying combination of holiday panic, seasonal depression, and an upcoming move. I feel like I've been calling it the upcoming move forever now, we never take this long to make a move happen, we're going so fucking slooooow. Ahem. But that's besides the point. Moving on.
So now January's almost over and I've epically failed at all my plans for the month. I'm struggling not to hate myself for that, but the only way to not to is to charge forward (ya like how I say that like it's so easy? xD) and bump the timelines back another month and get my shit together and get shit done.
All that babbling just to say: you're going to have to put up with me babbling again! I'd say I'm sorry, but I'm really not.
I'll try not to bore you with all the details [but I am always open to all kinds of questions], but the outcome of it all is: Starting today, I am getting back on track, even if that means I am doing it kicking and screaming at my depression and dragging out my inspiration and motivation by its hair. This queue will be loaded with promos for Anima's Ghost (and Song Line Echoes in general) and Blood Rose, Song Line Echoes sequels "Shutter Speed" and "Waverly Academy"...and anything else writing-related that I'm not thinking of at the moment. My patreon queue will be loaded with character profiles, Beyond the Book short stories for anyone who's already read Anima's Ghost and can't wait until the next books to read more, detailed maps of magical places, and preview content for the Anima's Ghost graphic novel that is currently in the works. Meanwhile, somewhere in between all this spare time I'll obviously have, I'll be writing fanfictions on wattpad.
Is your head spinning yet thinking about all this? My friends, you don't even know the half of it. I am an ambitious fool. On that note though, I'm going to stop babbling [for now] and get to work.
o_o How long was I gone that waterfall changed so much???
I did post here last week...didn't I? I thought I did...
Please excuse me while I go check my blog and then try to figure out which way's up again xD
So to anyone who hasn’t figured it out yet: I am on a sort-of hiatus.
I’m moving in a few months, and in the past few months all my systems and routines and schedules have fallen apart. I could blame the holidays, but to be quite honest, this started long before them.
Point being though, I will be back. Between pulling my life back together in the midst of preparation to rip it apart for a move, I’m not sure how active I’ll be the next few months. Part of getting everything back together is to set up queues so I can still post writing related stuff, so hopefully that will be up and running soon -- but personally, I don’t know how much I’ll be active, and I do apologize for that. I’m hoping it’ll happen sooner, but I guarantee that I will be a real person again in about 3-4 months, after the move. Until then, this will be a writeblr run by a ghost in the machine.
The holidays are over, I no longer have to spend every spare second on mom’s gifts, so I am back! Still gotta finish cleaning my workroom, but it becomes an absolute disaster in the aftermath of big projects, especially when those big projects are rush jobs, so that might take a few days.
PS, she loved the blanket
It’s not quite as originally intended, I ran out of 1 color and was almost out of 2 more for the border and couldn’t figure out how to do the stitches of the last two stripes and at that point it was the middle of the night on Christmas Eve so I didn’t have time to go slow and figure it out. And it still looks damn good, and she still loved it, so that’s all that matters.
Someone the exact same age as me: We are old.
Me, making a bunny from playdough while watching tv made for toddlers: Speak for yourself.
Wow, my mom really does not handle responsibility well.
Except my little dog, who isn't allowed outside when it rains. Partially because she's little and partially because she's a trouble maker.
I don't really like honey, but I might have to eat some. Or try to, at least...not sure we have anything I can dip it in, now that I think about it...
Trying to work on Blood Rose, but I'm struggling, so I tenatively lit my magic candle.
Tenatively because it's getting very low and the two new ones my mom let me buy a while back, just, like...disappeared? Fucking FedEx.
Fucking tracking says it was delivered. On Monday. Was delieved on Monday. As in this past Monday. My candles did not arrive on Monday, and trust me, we would know if they had -- with Christmas coming up, my mom and I are both freaking vultures about packages, we miss nothing.
Honestly, I'm very proud of my patreon so far, but I still have so many other ideas for it, but I need to move first! Seriously, how do people do this? I once knew a guy whose family it took 3 years to move! 3 years of searching for a house and sort-of packing and planning and waiting and howwwwwww?! I'm dying with just a few months heads up! Who ever would have thought I'd miss our impulsive moves? I mean, yes, that whole 2-hour-heads-up one was more than a bit excessive, but so is 6+ months! Do you know how many things I could be doing right now if life weren't on hold until after this damn move?!
Okay, okay, I'll shut up, I'm done now. I gotta get to work anyway.
Their names are Dany and Ary/Arry (not sure of spelling yet)
That's it, this is the sum of all I know.
Who dares me to start writing anyway?
Growing up is not the problem, forgetting is.
I think it's cute when people think I do strange things for sensible reasons.
I finished my friend's scarf! It's folded up so it looks pretty small. I'm so happy with how it turned out and I'm going to be experimenting with new stitches soon c:awakeingdreamer
Oh wow, this is so good! I love the colors too!
Okay, I didn't rearrange my entire room. I just flattened the dresser into the corner (it was diagonal before) and moved my gaming computer to the other side of it. Little changes, but it really opened up my room! Now I have the space to work in here too though. Sitting on the floor, because I refuse to haul my heavy two-piece chair up and down the stairs every day (or, more likely, multiple times a day). Guess it's time to fix my posture!
How did/do people ever sit on the floor all the time without their feet constantly falling asleep??
Watch me rearrange my entire bedroom even though I move in 4 months just to avoid the cold xD
Mom's working downstairs today because it's too hot upstairs, but I'm wishing I could work upstairs because it's too cold downstairs.
Is it bad I wish more of my stories took place in Asia largely because Asians are so damn pretty?
I do have one set in Hong Kong, China, and possibly one somewhere in Japan? The Japan one needs a lot of fleshing out before I can call it an official story. And yes I’m aware that Hong Kong is kinda a cliche place to have my [so far] only China-set story, but this girl does big work, so she needs to be in a big city.
So far though, alas, that is all.