Quick Book Update for those who are interested:The manuscript is now out of my hands and in the power of my Editor. I should see it again sometime in January, then after a week or two of more edits, it should be good to go to final formatting. Cover art is pending as well, I should hopefully see that by the end of this month, so stay tuned~
And now I am in this weird phase of not knowing what to do with myself, so I tried this thing called “relaxing” and dusted off my Steam Library. I had forgotten about this little gem called Shadwen, and I was immediately drawn to it because of the protagonist:
And I am absolutely delighted to report that the story did not disappoint.
This was an arduous week. I honestly didn’t expect to spend so much time on these edits. What was giving me the most difficulty was chapter three, which I have pretty much rewritten ENTIRELY. That being said, it is FINISHED, and I even like where it went, despite the agony it had caused.
Since I do not have a progress report for you this week (spending the majority of my time crying in front of the first half of my manuscript as I reconstruct the entire thing while severely under-caffeinated), I figured I would do something appropriately festive for you guys, because the spooky season fills me with glee.
I got this tag from Caroline Huball’s Blog, so be sure to check it out if you would like to do it on your own.
1. Are you a scaredy cat or a horror aficionado?
Eh, that’s a complicated question. In terms of narrative fiction, I would enjoy it quite a lot (see further for caveat). But in movies and other media, I am not a fan of slasher and excessive gore, unless it’s done to a point where it is comical (i.e. The Thing, omfg I pulled a hernia laughing so hard at the abdomen teeth). Which is ironic, if you consider how violent my writing is. I’m not a fan of jumpscares either, I consider it a cheap tactic and I get real punchy when startled. Continue reading Odin Does the Halloween Writer’s Tag
I apologize in advance for any and all typing errors that may occur. I reeeeally fucked my sleep schedule up this week, and I don’t think my brain has the ability to catch everything yet. (Energy drinks at midnight are always SMART CHOICES (TM)
I am in such high spirits this week, because SO MANY THINGS are clicking together. I promise I will not ruin this moment with casual cynicism and my impulse to wait for the other shoe to drop. THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN TO ME!
This week has not been the most fruitful in terms of productivity, but let’s face it: it is now October. I want nothing more than to frolic in the crisp pungent air and roll around in the decay of nature as I hurl candy at unwitting citizens.
I did manage to emerge from my dank hermit hole and take a night trip to see a VNV Nation concert, and holy hell. I was not prepared.
Never have I been to an industrial concert (and there have been quite a few) that cracked my shell of awkwardness and social anxiety to a point where I actually felt like participating in the revelry. Continue reading The Spookiest of Weekly Reports