Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

I have four - five. Well, could be six, uh, different ideas of what project to work on next - namely, for my writing class. Names given to these ideas are strictly to help me organize my brain.
  • The Dark Book - 85k+ written, needs some work on the front end cleaning up POV and I need to write the ending.
  • Becoming Darkness - the prequel to The Dark Book. I've been thinking The Dark Book might be the wrong place to begin the series. But I'm not sure. I have two chapters written of this.
  • Ala'dar - a fantasy setting, lots of sand, soul eaters, assassins, and a people divided by two gods and what they have to offer. I have a completed outline, and plan on writing a short story set in this world for an antho (deadline early next year). I'm intrigued by this idea very, very much.
  • Sequel to Hound - 'nuff said.
  • Finding - a post apoc type world about creatures who learn by stealing the lives of humans. They hate the color yellow. This idea is based on a really messed up dream I had. I have some notes, that's about it. Oh, and two pages. Sometimes writing a page or two about a random idea is enough to kick start my creative mind.
  • Alacrity's book - a sci-fi project I was working on a few years back. Love the concept, love the characters, but my plot spun way out of control and I lost hold of where the book was going. Decided to shelf it and move on, with plans to someday return. Is that time now? I think I have around 40-50k words on that one.
  • The big fat epic fantasy Catalyst Heart - my first novel, 240k. I might go...hah....ahah...hahahahhahah! Sike! Yeah, that would be a hell no. I'm not mentally ready to rewrite that one from the ground up.

Pondering Erin ponders.

Monday, September 21, 2009


I saw the movie 9 this weekend, confirming my suspicion that the only thing that can tear me away from Fallen Earth, the apocalypse game I'm playing, is, well, MOAR APOCALYPSE! Though, my house is starting to look like the middle of an apocalypse, but wouldn't cleaning just dampen that end of days feeling? Well, I did do some laundry this weekend. One simply cannot do well during the end of the world without clean underpants.

Regardless, what an awesome movie! It has character, it has adventure, it has butt-kicking for goodness! Dark and exciting - and I would suggest taking the PG-13 rating seriously. This is not a movie for little kids. And while some of it is the same story we've heard before, it has some nice twists and elements that make it unique. Can't wait to get it on blu-ray.

In other end of the world news? I read The Hunger Games over the weekend and loved it. Thanks to Beth Revis for convincing me to check out some YA. Oh, and I started season 2 of Battlestar Galactica yesterday.

Now if I could only get my mind back to Hound - it fits right in after all. Oh well, I know I will. I have a workshop I plan to take it to November 5 & 6, so I want a clean product by then. Writing class starts next week, September 30, though I'm still not sure what I'll be focusing on for the class. I might give it a few sessions before I make the call.

The break has been refreshing. Slacker or no, I'm loving game time with the boyfriend. Serious business can resume in October.


And on that note, I'm going to go see if my motorcycles (in Fallen Earth) are done crafting yet. /rubs hands.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I send an email asking why we were having a meeting about an already resolved issue.

Result: A meeting about the meeting to help understand my issues.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Odd timing and Fallen Earth

My lack of writing and absence from the blog world can be credited to two things:

H1Nerd1 and the apocalypse.

After a great weekend at PAX, Erik came down with the flu, which was confirmed to the piggy/nerd flu from the outbreak at the Penny Arcade Expo. I've been teetering on the edge, consuming OJ and vitamins at an alarming rate, and took two days off work while I was feeling sick and unsure if I had the nerd virus myself. I never did get as sick as Erik, and now that he's fever free it looks like he's on the road to recovery.

The good part of this timing was that it coincided with the Fallen Earth head start. We did pretty much nothing but rest and play the game for the last four days. Worked out well. A relaxing few days, I'm sure, is the thing that kept me healthy. That and lots of hand washing, no smooches and sleeping alone.

Loving Fallen Earth though! Very bad for my writing productivity, but I planned to binge. I did print out part II for the next editing round, which I'll be doing on lunch breaks. I got through two chapters today, so not all has fallen by the wayside in these apocalyptic times.

Oh, and if you're playing Fallen Earth, you should know how to find me.

Who else would my character be but Kumari? Alec Masters server (the only one right now, but who knows if that will change with the wide release). My alt is Abigail Colt.

And I love crafting. As per normal in any game I play, my inventory is a mess. So is my bank. Both of them. And so is my alt's bank. And my horse's pack. And Erik's inventory whenever I can get him to hold something for me.

I'll post pictures soon!

Other news? My writing class starts in two weeks! Yay!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Still here, still editing

I haven't been posting much, mostly because my editing is lame, boring and no longer exciting to talk about. Honestly, just more of the same. I'm making progress, albeit a little slower than I'd like.

And no news yet on the Shine antho. I figure if I don't hear something by tomorrow, I'll send the editor a quick email. His website implied he would be sending rejection letters and he's had my piece for six weeks. Also, he's mentioned on twitter that he's made his decisions.

So, I don't think that would be pushy?