I really have been working….

It is not that I have not been writing lately, I just have not been working on my projects.  I have been pretty busy doing some freelance ghost writing, and it has kept me away from my main projects for a while.

I of course have the Phantasms project with Rikke, my own solo project (tentatively called Blood Lines), and the start of another project, but I also have some other ideas. I want to Narrate Rikke’s “Son of the Moon” as well as some creepy things off of Reddit.

I have been a little obsessed with Skinwalkers lately, after I discovered that the description closely fits what  a friend of mine saw and even possibly what my sister’s husband saw. Both of these happened in states far from each other and neither one knows the other, or even what a skinwalker was….

I also have started reading House of Leaves by mark Z. Danielewski. The concept alone is fascinating, but the story is really interesting. I will do a full review once I finish it, but so far I am really liking it.

I have also been watching Gravity Falls on TV. Very cute animated series with monsters and other paranormal creatures. Yes, it is for kids, no I don’t care.

When I have time I have also been listening to Welcome to Night ValeThe only way I can describe it is Tales from Lake Wobegon meets the X-files, but all Mulder’s theories are true…..

30 Day Challenge is over

Well, I made it! Amazingly, I only cheated on one prompt (early on I chose to go with a Google search instead of the actual prompt) and I did post every day so that fulfills the spirit of the challenge, I think.

What next?  I am not even sure what to take up next.  I have a big editing project to work on.  My NANO novel from last year needs to move out of the rough draft stage and into the first draft stage, preferably before I start this years NANO.

Is anyone else out there doing NANO this year?

I am also looking at some minor surgery on a shoulder next month, so I hope I will be able to write during recovery.  I have the voice software I need to get working with…I would hate to mess up NANO because I waited to long to have the procedure done.

30 Day Challenge Day 27!

Almost there!  Technically it is past midnight here in Arkansas, but it is still before midnight in California, so I am going with it 😉 I was at a lecture down in Fayetteville tonight. I got to see Bill Nye talk, so it was worth being late on the story. 🙂

Day 27

Alison decides to find the son she gave up for adoption years ago. The son is

now a teenager. She tracks him down at the fast food restaurant where he

works in the evenings. Write about the encounter from either Alison’s or her

son’s perspective.

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30 Day Challenge Day 26!

Day 26

Today, try telling your story out loud. Speak into a recording device (there may

be one on your cell phone). Then play back what you said and write it down.

You can revise and edit later if you want. Do the words flow more easily when

you are talking instead of writing? If you don’t have a recording device, do this

exercise anyway, but stop after a few minutes to write down what you’ve just

said…

This is what I used to start the story.

This is what I used to start the story.

I would have included the actual audio file but it would not let me attach it.  But that is ok, because I have been assured it does not sound like me. 🙂  The items in parenthesis are things I changed from the original recording.

I am really not sure I will get tomorrow’s on time 😦 I’ve got to get down to Fayetteville by 6 or so because the University does a guest lecturer every year (free to the public!).  One year was Jane Goodall, and another was the Dali Lama and this year is Bill Nye! I’m absurdly excited about that.  I do not know if I will get home and get a story written before midnight.  It is my goal NOT to fail, so we will see 🙂

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