currently at 63K -- so TECHNICALLY NaNo's won...but I'm gonna finish this tale. It's turned into a far better and far more engrossing tale than I initially thought. For what I THOUGHT would be just a silly mash-up, I've ended up with folks after me to finish it so they can finish reading it. Now. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: WOOT!
29662 Word Count for the Day. Hey Ms Muse? Can we continue this hot & torrid love affair for my Kingdoms novels, please? Pretty please?Anyway, Sentence of the Day:“Bullshit,” Steve said. “You use three pairs of socks stuffed down your jeans. Little girl’s sizes.”I vaguely remember Barb using this line in an email exchange between … Continue reading NaNoWrimo excerpt of the day
Well, here's my Sentence of the Day, from yesterday's 4k+ run (46K TO GO!! WOOT!): "This time, “prepared” meant murder…multiple. Serial. And worse, ritual."
...and I do mean anywhere. "Oh Sherrie" came out right after I graduated high school. I remember seeing the MTV promos for it, what seemed to be this great Sword & Sorcery fantasy trip done by my favorite singer -- and I remember throwing a shoe at the TV screen during the "MTV Premiere". I … Continue reading Inspiration comes from anywhere…
Ok. We're gonna jump forward to story 2, here: "The Bloodied Land". And even then, we're jumping WAAAAAAAYYY forward, to a point where a snippet of dialogue in the old became a crucial, tense, bloody climatic scene in the new. So, the short snippet from the old, Ross pleading with Elena to save Neal's life: … Continue reading Old vs New, part 3
Heh. I've been recently re-reading all the OLD versions of my tales -- and I'm talking the original fanfic versions. Wow. How they've CHANGED.Let's do a comparison of equivalent scenes (warning: LONG scenes & fan-ficcy stuff behind the cuts, and for the record, LJ's Rich Text editor SUCKS, especially when attempting cuts). The original "Severed … Continue reading Oh my, THIS is fun!
A 'new' Steve Perry compilation popped up on Amazon.com: So the important question -- anything new? Hell no. What do you think this is, a Perry-ite wet dream or something? It sure as hell ain't MY wet dream, that's for certain. Nah, just the same old, same old tracks on here. The -ites get pissy … Continue reading Well, this is odd…
aftermath, next the next chapter should see the finish of this book.
tides of air and stone This one...and this direction...is somewhat the fault of some long-ago fanficcer who decided that *all* Blood Guards had a "special" relationship with the Crown. (bluntly, they don't...Darkwater & Faolán are the exception that proves the rule.) After my initial "eeeeeewwwww getitoutofmyheadplzplzplz!!!111!!" reaction, I started thinking about how it *might* work... … Continue reading The Severed Earth, Chapter 41
pointed end goes in first Wherein the train wreck that is the next two books gets set into motion. And I don't know who I feel sorrier for, Steve, Jonathan...or Neal. oh, yeah, and here's your payoff, mdperryfan. Enjoy the good ol' fashioned in-the-fields Kern scene. 😉 okay, okay, not quite true. There's more. dear … Continue reading The Severed Earth, Chapter 40