Added a new section to my website today.
Added a new section to my website today.
Currently typing up a false start (to get an accurate word count for the 28th), but then I’ll type the real ending. Then I should probably take a break and then type up some more SCVK edits.
THE FATES ARE OFTEN CRUEL!
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My husband is responsible for at least 45% of this. I threw out the idea, and he just kept amping it up with comments like “A Bartlett pear with a rubber band around the middle” until I was screaming with laughter and had no choice but to draw it.
The tiki torch and acid green Crocs were his idea, too. I did owl-ize the torch, though.
Below are some variations I sketched before the final.
No, of course I did not draw them during church.
This article’s by a game modder.
But it speaks all kinds of writing truths, man.
I’ve been doing Fallout modding since about 2010. In my regular life, I work as a writer. In my past lives, I worked as a coder for the telecommunications industry. And I’ve owned cats for decades now.
The common theme to all of that is this: you never really know what the fuck is going on. You just don’t. You think you do. And then the cat’s locked himself in a kitchen cabinet that shouldn’t have even REMOTELY been within his power to reach at all. All you can do is throw your hands up and roll with it.
Living with cats just sort of puts you into the starting point of shrugging confusion. You have to work your way up from there.
Same goes in the writing world. Fiction, nonfiction, tech writing, journalism, whatever: you never really know what the fuck is going on. You rarely have any idea…
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So sad I can’t find a gif from the King of the Hill episode PEGGY’S WORLD OF BOOKS.
The one where the guy asks her for the biggest book she has, then proceeds to cut out a chunk of the middle so he can fit his gun in.
That would just be amazing for my novel. Just sayin’.
I’ve decided SCVK needs a zippy tagline for the front cover and an improved one for the back blurb, so I’ve gone into research mode.
It’s easy to find a list of the top ten movie taglines of all time (Pro Tip, it’s from Alien and those eight words do a lot of heavy lifting!), and of course I looked through my hubby’s movie collection, but I needed more scope.
Luckily, I stumbled upon the IMP Movie Poster Tagline Database. AND it’s searchable. Which means it’s addicting! So don’t use it to procrastinate, all you naughty writers, you! Happy hunting!
I think Right Said Fred’s song I’m Too Sexy has always existed. I can’t imagine a time it didn’t exist; it’s always been floating around the ether.
Artists have been trying to capture it for years, but it not until the 90’s has it finally emerged in its true form. Before, inadequate musical instrumentation and techniques resulted in it manifesting in unrecognizable forms, such as “Now is the Month of Maying.”
…before coding the eBook.
2,526 words in a day (in a little over 2 hours)!
Doesn’t hurt that it’s the ending to this Armello story. Nice to know where I’m going!
Paraphrasing an artist online: The hardest part is getting something down. Then you can adjust!
Worked hard (and exclusively) on my second Armello short story last week. This helped me through a tough part of the story.
Pro Tip for myself: when you hit the Great Swampy Middle, keep going!
At the beginning of last week, I dreaded writing, because I didn’t know WHAT had to happen next. But I bribed myself, saying, “Just do a little, to prime the pump.”
Ends up I didn’t have to know what had to happen next, because the longer I sat there, the more crazy interesting things began to happen! All of the sudden the section that looked murky and intimidating turned into a FUN SURPRISE FEST and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next.
It feels like the ending’s around the corner. But a proper title? Nowhere to be found. :(
Right now it’s 22 pages long, (compared to Stone Seekers‘ 16 single-spaced pages) but I also have a much larger cast…After all, what’s a wolf prince without a pack?
(Oh, and according to my chart, I’ve written 41,948 new story words this year! Whoa!)