Thursday, May 30, 2013

The whole kit and caboodle, er, kitty and computer

So I got my laptop back today!! My awesome father was able to fix it for me by replacing a cable—now the screen doesn't go black at almost every angle and I can see what I'm doing again. Hooray!! :-)

Also, my husband and I got a KITTY!! And he's amazing and so adorable! His name is Bertram:

Writing hasn't been going too well… the short story got kind of frustrating and I'm not quite sure what to do with it at this point. I did make some notes on a massive novel rewrite I've been wanting to work on for a while, so I might switch gears to that. We'll see!

A little over halfway through The Runaway King—it's a pirate's life for Jaron right now. :-)

All righty. Now that I've added a few more cat pictures to the internet, I think that'll do it for today. Over and out!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday, Friday, Bloggin' on a Friday

Okay, it's update time!

I'm 7,264 words into my new story so far……… Most definitely going to surpass 10K at this point, but I think I'll be able to edit it back down again. I really didn't feel like doing any outlining or backstory brainstorming so I'm kinda figuring all that out as I go along, which leads to more verbiage than is strictly necessary (I think, haha). I go back and forth on whether I like this thing so far, but currently I do, and at any rate I think I can make something cool out of it. Today all that's happened is my MC has been following a wolf into his house and observing all the architecture. She finally made it to her room, though, so hopefully the story can progress now. :-)

In other news, I finished A Girl of Fire and Thorns yesterday and I really liked the ending. I always appreciate when an author is able to simultaneously bring proper resolution to the story AND whet my appetite for the sequel. Too many books end too soon and too abruptly for me, but this one hit the perfect balance. Fire and Thorns had a lot of twists and turns and ended up being a different sort of book than I thought it would be at the beginning—one particular twist completely SHOCKED me, but it was definitely a super brave thing to do, writing-wise. Definitely need the sequel now…

Also, the Once Upon a Time finale left me desperate for Season Three, and the spin off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland looks really, really cool. Also, also, I need to catch up on Doctor Who. I'm four episodes behind, I think.

Okay, that's about it.


Friday, May 10, 2013


Dear Fledgling Story,

No, you may not be a novel. You will be a short story, and stay under 10,000 words. I mean it.


Your Author