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Sick and Bored

I’m sick again. And bored. (Hense the title, right?) Of course, a cold isn’t exactly the bubonic plague, so I wouldn’t put me under quarentine. Two things in perticular that bring me back here: the new short story I’ve posted, with an explaination of how it came about at the begining.

The second being the new song I’ve fallen in love with: “The Clincher” by Chevelle. It works with apsolutely none of my characters (except maybe Rose if you want to stretch things) which is nice because that doesn’t happen very often. So I’m probably end up playing it to death, along with “Perfect Enemy” by T.a.T.u, another one that fits into none of my books. However, “Perfect Enemy” I heard in a cool Kingdom Hearts CoM video on youtube. I don’t remember what it was called, except that it involved Namine falling for Marluxia. Which is weird, in a way…

Chevelle is turning out to be my new favorite band as of late. “The Red” is insanely cool, because it’s so thouroughly Draven, from one of my Nightlife stories. I like that one, and I’m slowly waning through the rest to see which ones I like best.

Another song to character update: “Heir of a Dying Day” by Lacuna Coil is going to be added to the music list, as is “The Red” and “Dead Memories” by Slipknot, who I don’t usually listen to.

Quick thing to add before I say farewell, I’ve change the title from Dancing Shadows (again, yes I realize) to Black Flame, which fits better than any of the others have before. So I’m hoping this one will day the same for at least a little longer. Fire Eyes in the Dark is going back to Moonlight Reign. (dispite my previous post, I know).

One last thing, I promise: Beth Fantaskey’s Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, Allison van Diepen’s Raven and, at my mother’s sugestion, Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas were great books, not exactly my favorite, because I usually don’t read about Dragomir princesses, break-dancing immortals, and short order cooks that can see ghosts  (or do I now that I think about it?), but good books nonetheless. Go check them out!


Hello Again

Hello, again. I’m back from devotedly re-writing From the Dark and frameworking the second book. And in the process of doing so I started to reconsider their names again. I, as a reader, like the covers and titles of books to draw me in and get me interested, and am quite reluctant to chose something with either a stupid title or cover (“Thirsty”  being a good example of both, for instance, but I haven’t read it so I wouldn’t know if the process is working or not). So I’m fiddling with the title almost as much as the actual guts of the project. Speaking of said guts, I’ve been procrastinating the actually re-writing as much as I can. I’ve been busying myself by doing other things, like downloading a good copy of Queen of the Damned, sorting icons, making a new cover, organizing my character bios, finding quotes for each, etc. I even sorting my music into different playlists based on mood. All of my music. So, basically doing nothing that really needs to be done.

My mom would certainly be mad at me for knowing exactly how little work I’m doing.

I’ve been really trying though, and that’s something. I have random spurts of inspiration where I go and write as much as I can as quickly as I can get it down (and usually it’s pretty good stuff, too). Then, when I have no more willpower to do that, I usually go and try to get the setting as detailed as I can manage. Thank god for FARP, or else I’d be totally screwed. Then, if I really want to force inspiration out of myself, I listen to my nice new “Videos” playlist, which has all of the songs I’ve mentally made into music videos since I’ve started writing. That’s been helping a little bit.

We had a snowday today, thank god, so now I can get to writing. Why am I on here, you ask? Probably because I’m subconsciously procrastinating. And I’ve got to do the homework I didn’t do yesterday… At this rate, everyone will be lucky to see my book this year.