Thursday, October 20, 2016

"It's a fluffy fluff scarf."

 Why have I not posted this week? 

 I had a test, And not just any test, but a test on half my book, which means 140 questions. A big number of them. But add to the fact I had a burning sore throat....(I still have it. Because of course, since this is me we are talking about, I can't get a sore throat which feels like someone is stabbing me with a knife for just a day or two. No, I have to get a killer sore throat which lasts a week.)

 I have been doing other things besides school. Reading lots, writing when I get the chance - writing is still hard sometimes, even though I've been writing by fountain pen and typewriter.

 I have kind of done something I have been trying not to do this year - reading about seven books at once. Just look at my Goodreads page for proof. I did so well until this month, when I got plenty of good books at long last. I want to read them all and couldn't decide which to finish first so I am reading seven or eight at the same time....which means I will have to write lots of book reviews next month.

 NaNo is coming up. I AM SO EXCITE! And nervous. It is a mix of both.

 I really have no idea where I am going with this post. I just finished up this week's homework so I am still in school mode. Also my throat is hurting more and more the longer I am awake, and that is very distracting.

 Mostly I didn't want you all to think I had forgotten you. I should probably get up though and try and start my day.



Sunday, October 09, 2016

"Yes, I loved being shoved in a sack and shoved through a magic portal."

 I AM LISTENING TO CHRISTMAS SONGS AND I DON'T EVEN CARE! I mean care that it is still two months away. I had a horrible dream I missed celebrating Christmas because everyone told me not to celebrate too early. When I woke and realized I hadn't missed Christmas I bought a Christmas CD and have been enjoying myself and my pre-holiday celebration. I would even have set up my tree but I like the idea of setting it up on Thanksgiving and I have no decorations yet.

 So, in honor of my mad Christmas schemes, or whatever you may call them, I AM DRAGGING YOU ALL DOWN WITH ME! YOU SHALL CELEBRATE EARLY TOO BECAUSE IT IS A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY!

 And yes, I just used unprofessional caps. Because I am a rebel like that.

 Here, have a song.

 Maybe it isn't exactly a Christmas song but it is close enough and was the first one I listened to.

 That is all. 

 Quote is from Rise of the Guardians. 


Friday, October 07, 2016

"I hate snakes!"

 NaNo is coming.

 I know what some of you will be saying, IT IS ONLY OCTOBER! Well, sure it is. But NaNo is in a month and surely as an Author I can count down to that time when I will lock myself up and drum out a novel in a month.

 So I am counting down. Besides, after NaNo comes Christmas, so it is just fun to count down to things in October.

 Do I have a book planned for NaNo? Why yes I do, thank you for asking.

 Want to know what it is?

 If you insist.

 I plan to finish the final Blade book. 

 Yes, that series which dropped off the face of the earth while I struggled with my writing. I can't say my writing is back where it was before. It is still hard for me to sit down and scribble out a whole book every single month, but I am getting back to that place.

 Which brings me to another point....not the writing, but the Blade books. That is the thing which brings me to this new point.

 I am looking for beta readers for The Broken Blade, the first in the Blade books. 

 ANYONE INTERESTED?! Please comment or email me if you are.

 That is all. I want to go away and read for a while. Because I am anti-social like that.

 Quote is from Indiana Jones, because why not?


Sunday, October 02, 2016

"What, you want me to dress in drag and do the hula?"

 My life since school started.

 Me: *Goes to work. Studies.*

 Me: *Eats. Studies*

 Me: *Studies*

 Me: FORGET STUDYING! *Writes on my typewriter.*

 Basically life has a lot of math in it at the moment, and the more math I do the more I learn I am not balanced in the brain area. Some people are one brain sided, but still a little more balanced than I am. Me? There is nothing there on the math side, at all. And I don't mean the, "Oh, math is so hard." No, it is, "Drat it, math is impossible!" then there are tears involved.


 But life goes on. I have to say though, if I flunk AGAIN I don't think I can make myself retake it. I shall be demoralized for life. 


 This will be the, fifth...time I will have flunked. So you can understand the demoralization. 

 Other than the Math is going okay. There are good books involved, writing again, no sleep but that is overrated and always will be.

 That said....I am now going to go to sleep. Because I like to be a walking contradiction. 

 Quote is from The Lion King.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

"I have a good book and a cup of coco, it's really lovely."

 I found ink for one of my typewriters. It isn't the little 1910 one I like best out of all my collection, but a powder blue 1950 something one. All I need is a poodle skirt and I could be set, with my hair in a high pony tail and saddle shoes. 

 As I said though, I found ink. I found it at Michaels, which made me very happy and I snatched some up.  I now plan to write a whole book by typewriter. Not sure which book it will be, perhaps NaNo, Which I do have an idea for, though I am tossing around a couple of ideas so I've no settled on idea.

 That said, writing by typewriter is enjoyable even if Dog hates the clickety clack. 

 I don't have much to say today. Probably because I am tired but also in the middle of a good book. So for now I will head off, and enjoy my book and tea and hold a new understanding for Mrs. Finch from Tintin.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

"Don't worry, Carrots, you can have it back, in 48 hours."

 Wherein Jack is about to submit....

 No, it isn't So Much Owed. But the short story I mentioned a long while ago, Finding the Magic. Tomorrow, if all goes well, I will be submitting it to Dove Publishers.

 In other news, I am hand writing the forth Haphazard book, editing book one, editing So Much Owed, and typewriting another book I am not ready to talk about yet. It is nice to be writing again!

 Now I leave you with this song, because you could use a painful but beautiful song in your lives.

 Quote is from Zootopia.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

"You can't escape your past."

 I reviewed my new favorite book.