Sunday, November 02, 2014

"Let's get out of here before the ice burg runs out of gas."

 I have been working on this post all week. I keep writing two or three paragraphs and then deleting them. It has been that kind of week, where I can't think of the best way to word what I have to say. (That and the uncertainty if I even want to say what I think I should say.)

 NaNo started. Like a good NaNo writer, I stayed up until midnight and wrote until around two. Considering the lack of sleep I've been getting all week, I don't think this was one of my better ideas. But it was fun. And I got a good deal written. This was after I spent most of the day dressed head to foot in green and leaving left my hair unbrushed, not to mention drowning gallons of tea and watching episodes of Phineas and Ferb. (I openly admitted to watching those. But I'm under the belief we all have dorky cartoons we watch when we can't handle the world. I used to watch Jimmy Neutron but Netflix took it off, so I had to resort to other means.)

 No, that wasn't the thing I have been trying to write out all week. That is just a ramble.

 I ramble sometimes.

 I haven't felt like writing much since finishing Brothers-in-Arms. Part of the reason is because the characters from the third Haphazard book aren't helping with their story. (Can't have anything to do with how the second book ended...) NaNo seems to be just what I need though.
 New, shiny idea.
 New, unsuspecting characters.
 New Steampunk world with rampaging machines.
 A chance to write without characters who are mad at me and sulking because I did evil things to them.
 Characters who aren't hiding out on top of my roof, throwing rocks at me whenever I get home from work.
That was for the benefit of someone who I think doubted that I could sneak a Maze Runner picture into this post.
You know who you are

 There, that has been the extent of my life last week. Exciting, right?

 Don't worry, I shall work on this. I have a new book and new characters, remember? They have no idea what's coming.

 There, that is all I have. I need to feed Kitty before she starts chewing on my toes.

 The quote is from Agents of SHIELD, because there are new SHIELD quotes.




  1. There's something about those few hours right after midnight that seem to offer so much inspiration. I don't know why, haha. Good luck with NaNo!

  2. Yup, kiddy cartoons lift spirits. Mine is Arthur. "And I say HEY! what a wonderful kind of day... where we learn to work and play..." *shifty eyes* No, I don't have the theme song memorized, why do you ask? *shifty eyes*

  3. Glad you're off and running with a new idea even if you're not getting sleep.

  4. Keep plugging away, Jack! I know that your NaNo book is going to be as wonderful as your other books are!!!

    Man, maybe I need to get a kid cartoon to watch. I've been splurging on Flashpoint, which is FANTASTIC, but also...well, it's stressful. XP I just need some Postman Pat, man. The shows I watched as a kid were amazing. XD

  5. Good luck with your shiny new idea! NaNo is a prefect time to play around with a new book idea and characters.

  6. Phineas and Ferb is my fave!

    I look forward to hearing more about this new idea!

  7. Phineas and Ferb! It's a good show actually.

    I hope your NaNo is going well! New ideas are the best. Especially when you get stuck. Your brain takes a rest on one idea and when it comes back its all revved up and refreshed.

    I've never done NaNo before. November is way too busy for me, unfortunately. But I've heard of people NaNo-ing in the summer. I think that might be my alternative.

  8. I admit to binge-watching Adventure Time when I need a solid escape. Good thing season 4 just came out. You've got this NaNo, Jack! :)

  9. My kiddie cartoon this past weekend was Liberty's Kids. It's educational and I just can help shipping James and Sarah.



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