Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Leaves Are A'Changin'...

Happy Fall everyone! Though, for most it's not a happy time is it? The school year is well underway and for lots of us that means tests and mountains of homework. As for me, university is proving to be a bit of a load balancing sleep with homework (guess which one I'd rather be doing...) and so far I'm managing to keep up on an update schedule with pre-written chapters and find time to write tidbits here and there but with Mid-Terms drawing perilously close I dare say that updates will more than likely slow down. But at least there's Halloween to look forward to. I'm still debating on whether or not I want someone to Beta my works, I obsessively check each chapter enough to make everything makes sense, going back and cross-referencing to make sure that things line up but four eyes are better than two I suppose. Meh, I'm still debating.

I'm getting a lot of positive feedback from Bones, a lot more reviews than I anticipated for this edited version, but poor Howl is starting to feel neglected. Granted I don't update that one as much since inspiration comes slowly for that.
Halloween is coming up! I enjoy the holiday (the dressing up and free candy bits mostly) and I'm considering a treat for you all, but I'm still brainstorming. Some of my creative juices are being contained by all the practical knowledge college requires you to use. Meh...

For those of you keeping up with my FanFiction account, I'm glad that the readers of the crossover indicated to the left have stuck with it despite my terrible updating schedule. But...seems I've synchronized the story's timeline with that of real life since next up is the Halloween chapter. And I'm not sure if the readers of Practical Magick think Maaji and I are dead, but here's to hoping that we'll manage to pick up our steam.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Up and Coming 'n Stuff

I've gotten various feedback since the first two chapters of Bones were uploaded, which is the third incarnation of a story that I began when I was young and unenlightened. Wolf Bones was the first rewrite and this final revision will hopefully grow on you all as it as already grown on me. Just a side note: I pick and choose the things I leave up to interpretation, mostly so I can shock the hell out of people who guessed wrong later and though I add tones of realism to my fantasy worlds, it is still an ultimately a fantasy and things will end up embellished. Also, keep in mind, I don't have a Beta and I rarely ever let anyone pre-read my stuff, though it would be better for me in the long run if I did...but no matter, mistakes are made and blah blah blah. I think I do quite well for someone who doesn't have a Beta...or anyone to make covers for me. Anyway...I've currently got my hands full with a multitude of projects that have yet to be posted and I'm sure that my collaborator who was working with me on a fanfic has vanished off the face of the planet.

Oh yeah, and I finally settled on a look for Howl. Haven't heard any negative comments so I'm guessing it was well received...or the majority of the handful of you who actually read it don't really care, but meh, whatever floats your boat. I finally updated (I know, took me long enough) and chapter eight is well under way....dunno when it'll be finished yet though, I've become very meticulous about these things...though in the face of college that looms ahead like an ominous cloud, probably not meticulous enough. I know things will the plot seem a little slow going right now, but it'll pick up I promise. Exposition shit is annoying, even for me and I'm the one who has to write it. Enough of my drivel...

P.S. I am taking Beta requests, one who's more well-versed in content rather than grammatical, but both is good too.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

More Summer...

Greetings to the few that actually follow this blog...Wolf Bones has been removed and the very improved version Bones has been uploaded...well the first chapter anyway. Updates will still be a little slow, considering the chapters are longer but I won't update until the following chapter is at least halfway finished, that way I can still maintain a little bit of discipline. Now, to clarify, Bones is part of a series of sorts, which includes Howl. Neither is a prequel or a sequel, but more like companions and can be read by themselves. Though, as with any series, cross-referencing will elucidate on certain subjects. I'm still debating on whether or not to upload a few outtakes when I'm finished with both of them, but that'll have to be put on the backburner considering that school is starting in the fall and I'm going to be a very busy bee once I get settled in. I already feel like a busy bee and summer isn't even over yet. Sheesh...


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Summer Time!

So, yes, it is officially summer time! Woot woot! Though out here in the desert it's more like 'I wish it was winter again!'. So, an update on exactly what in the hell is going on with me and the dark cavern that is my tortured ADHD noggin. Once again, my left brain has wigged out on me and thus a fresh burst of inspiration for the story that I really wanted to write all along. I've begun to re-write Wolf Bones, a little to my chagrin but speculation remains on whether I should take the story down entirely or leave it up for now and post the new one to compare success? I leave this up to the opinion of the readers, because even though I write mainly so I don't drive myself up the wall (though I get unusual psychological results even when I do attempt to write...usually this results in a couple of days without sleeping) I usually end up doing so. Anyway, the new version of Wolf Bones will be rewritten in the third person (slightly omniscient) but it will still focus on Jade, while also working to fit the story into the same universe as 'Howl', which means the chapters will be longer. For those who don't really check this blog, I'll put some info into an author's note for some clarification, though it would be easier if people just read the blog. Also, I might shorten the title to just 'Bones' and that means creating a new cover. Gah!

I updated again! Yay! I know I know, I must update more often and with me starting work and then university later in the fall I'm not going to have much time to write so I should really get busy. Chapter 17 was a transitional chapter, and I plan to have things speed up a little now that the seemingly small catalyst has happened. I estimate that just like the original un-revised version, PMSM will have roughly forty chapters, give or take. I hope to be at least halfway finished by September, 'cause once school starts, my writing is definitely going to slow down.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spring Cleaning?

'Sup peeps? Recently I updated 'Wolf Bones' and you're all chomping at the bit. I'm thinking about rewriting it or just taking it down. I rarely rewrite whole stories; I don't like having to do things twice, repetition can be boring as all hell and variety is the spice of life. Needless to say: keep a lookout. I've got a fuckton on my plate at the moment. I've got all these ideas bouncing around in my funny little noggin, and I'm trying to write them all down so I can keep track and perhaps expand on them when I have the chance. My left brain (that's the creative half for you people who skimp on neuroscience) hates me, I swear. And the next chapter of Howl is coming, I know it's slow going but if I wrote it too fast it'd end up too short. Thinking out the details works better for not just me (the writer) but for you guys (the readers)...even though there are only six of you and only two-thirds of my audience actually reads this blog...Don't get mad at me if you're falling behind on what's what.

Meanwhile in FanFiction news....

I updated my Push/Twi crossover a couple weeks ago, and I know it's slow going. I'm turning into a slow, meticulous writer like one George R.R. Martin. Also my collaborator hasn't gotten back to me regarding the next chapter of Practical Magick so I think she's been kidnapped. We might end up taking it down considering our chapters are far too short for us to take this long to update. If they were longer then we'd have an excuse...anyway, we're doing what we can. Between the original fics that I take forever to churn out and then my uncooperative left brain...I need to find a new TV show for inspiration. I'm thinking 'The Tomorrow People', sounds pretty legit.

Happy reading!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February Time!

Greetings, readers! I know I'm a bit behind on updates and really I don't have much of an excuse other than the fact that my imagination doesn't want to cooperate. Especially when it comes to Push Me, Shove Me. I've got ideas for future chapters but I'm talking way future chapters, instead of the transition shit I'm attempting to write now. Things are a bit slow going, but I'm working on it, I promise. Hopefully updates will get more frequent as The Counterfeit Moon comes to an end and speaking of that...

Only two more chapters left! (If the epilogue counts as a chapter...) And then the tales of our favorite Reaper and her vampire come to an end. But not entirely to an end! Howl is the Fictionpress version of The Artificial Sun, more slow-going to build and a bit more of an elaborate weaving where the parameters of the Reaper world are more set in stone. Try looking it up, perhaps you'll like it. Though only four people actually read this blog so...

On another note! Luna Luce has made me a banner for The Artificial Sun and a banner for The Counterfeit Moon. 'Tis not exactly conventional, but I suppose it works. Just click on the link, since the actual photo won't show up.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Works in the New Year

Recently I've begun to post information about my original works on here and now Howl has been posted on and Wattpad. I've had this idea nagging at my brain since last summer after reading the entirety of the Game of Thrones series and I know what you're thinking: What in the hell do werewolves have to do with political intrigue and dragons? Well....I have no idea, but it sounded cool at the time. Also I've been juggling with making The Artificial Sun into an original, expanding on the Reaper world and making it far more elaborate. Well, I decided, why the hell not combine all the things?! I am and here this is. Howl sets the stage for the parameters of this world I've created, attempting to combine historical accuracy with supernatural elements, and is the story of a Lycan named Zain. He's the last of his bloodline, taken from his home at the tender age of seven and forcibly put into the service of a ruthless enemy, trained to be a world class assassin. When Azura enters his life, he's in for one hell of an eye-opener.

Wolf Bones, originally titled The Paranormal, is the story of a girl named Jade with a rather...different gift. She can see ghosts. Incredibly intelligent but raised by her abusive alcoholic aunt and treated like a pariah at school, Jade's only goal in life was to get the hell out. Until a new guy transfers into her school (and is immediately popular) then everything goes to shit. Her aunt dies, she has to find a new job and is taken in by a family of werewolves. And why won't Eric's sexy-as-all-hell brother Lucien stop dogging her out?, no pun intended. Jade will learn entirely new lessons about her past, her powers and love.

I think that's about it...enough of my ramblings!


Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year

'Tis the year 2014, and most of us are still alive. (Unfortunately 'most of us' includes those people that you desperately want to smack in the face with a know who you are). The holidays are over and done with: thank the Heavens that we're unscathed. I don't know what it is with people during the holidays but it's like they contract a temporary mental disease that makes them lose all rational thought, common sense and what little intelligence they have. In the new year, I've decided to have this blog encompass all of my works, both original and Fanfiction.

In Fanfiction news: The Counterfeit Moon is very near to completion. Only a handful of chapters to go and I'm still debating on the epilogue or not. Practical Magick is slow going, trust me Maaji and I are working on it, but RL's got her by the ankles and I'm pullin' as hard as I can just ain't giving. Bear with us on that, please. Push Me, Shove Me is slow going as well but I'm working on an update for that too. Chapter 13 is coming, never fear!

May I present my newest piece: Howl. It's an original work that started out as a very very convoluted Fanfic...and then a spark of inspiration came about and changed all of that. If I had gone along with my original plan it would have fizzled out. Howl takes the Reaper world from TAS and TCM and makes it much larger, bigger and far more scarier. At least....I hope it does. I'm still wingin' it.

Happy reading!