Sunday, July 17, 2011

and your little dog, too

Well, the experiment I set out to do last week worked well, and I think I'm going to continue using my phone to write. I like laying down and flopping around while writing, which is why most of it is still in notebooks. Old style notebooks, you know, the ones with paper in them. You need a stylus like object with lead or ink... yeah.

Also, my little experiment has received some notice.
---> Click here and scroll down to the darker grey box. Whee!

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On another note, I'm going to set 'Translating' aside and see if I can finish 'Magpie', a classic style fairy-tale. It's dark and yet beautiful. There's not a whole lot of dialogue, because it's not necessary to establish the story. I think writing about a young girl's escape may help me to escape long enough to recover from all the events of the past two weeks. I like that I'm finally able to write through almost anything, but there's still more room for improvement on that front.

I don't want to give away the premise or plot to this right away, as it's not going to be very long. I'm sure I can find something to show the style it's written in, at least.

Only flecks of light reached past the mighty branches above. To Maggie, it looked like stars in the night-sky. She paused a moment to take in the quiet beauty around her. She wondered what it would be like to live in such a place. Maggie laid on the ground and stared up at where the sky should be, but all was green. Tiny bits of sunlight danced across her skin as she immersed herself in what she believed was paradise.

I've had a lot of fun writing all of these. I can see 'Translating' needing more editing and tweaking than others, because it's based around real thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Thus far, I have enjoyed all of this far beyond what I had even hoped for.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

What day is it?

Seems the write-a-thon goal for this week is more to my liking. I still need to finish the next Shadowfist issue, but for this week, my goal is to write 1k words per day on JUST 'translating'. I started with that idea and fell a little short, which I'm going to make up today. Life for me lately has been an obstacle course, and not like on of those foam-flying, slime-covered ones you see on Nickelodeon. Mine is more like that impossible ninja show where not even the strongest or fastest men in the world can complete them. I love that show, by the way.

Anyhow, I'm not the type to tackle everything at once and remain standing after is all said and done. I'm more for working on the hardest part first and finishing the day with something easy. I'll take note of the progress and will finish it by the end of next week. Then I put about 80% of it off until the day before and pull it out of my ass.

Yeah, for me, working on this thing is all about discipline.

Ready for an excerpt?

My description of an orange in my head:

“Bright and round, with a texture that is both rough and supple, its scent dances through me as I peel its exterior away to reveal the sweet treasure within.”

What others hear:

“It can roll and mix with good or bad stuff and I like the skin feel of tearing it open still nice and easy to remember.”

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Life happens when you least expect it.

Well, I got notification that I have someone who sponsored me, and that just about made my day! My computer has been out of commission for a week, but I got an iphone app that I can write with, so I've still been getting work done. Life can throw whatever it wants at me right now, as I'm stubborn enough to wade through the mess and climb out the other side!

Nothing is real. Everything exists as a stream of electric pulses through various points of the body to the brain. They are given labels and then those labels are tested. Pushing the fold we understand to be reality is often called art. Art is the denial of reality and the acceptance of beauty within chaos.

Though this piece currently lacks direction, I'm getting much of the meat out on paper to be shuffled around when I do know what sort of format I'll be using. Thank you for sponsoring me!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Life's Foibles

Though it may seem as if I've dropped off the face if the planet, I am indeed still here. There were a few days in there where sleep was all I could manage to make it through to the next day. I had originally set a goal to do at least 7k words per week. Being that I've fallen short for various reasons, I'm going to up the ante, so to speak. My only hope is that those who follow me will do the same to support me.

In other writing news, my latest story is up for your reading pleasure here: