Just Watched #4 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

Disclaimer: Man, yesterday was one of the worst days of my life in recent times. Nothing life-alteringly horrible happened, but plenty (like too many) small things went horribly wrong. There was the having-a-long-heated-debate-with-a-friend-about-why-I-don't-date part. There was the discovering-the-spot-of-grease-that-was-smeared-all-over-the-foot-of-the-stairs-in-my apartment-building part, during which I took a comically bad fall and landed on my hand and hip. … Continue reading Just Watched #4 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 30: Reflection

Well... I made it. Day 30. Somehow, even though I didn't struggle to write posts this time--even though I didn't spend hours finding writing spots, getting pictures, working on the MS, and posting afterward--I'm way more relieved now than I was at the end of 30 Days 1. I'm not sure why. The obvious answer would … Continue reading 30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 30: Reflection

30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 29: The Need to Improve

Today's writing session went extremely well. I was able to figure out the scene that'd given me grief yesterday, bringing me well within range of finishing the second chapter tomorrow. Which is awesome. Especially because it turns out there'll be a fight scene between Sydney and someone else at the end of the chapter. I am excitedly cracking … Continue reading 30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 29: The Need to Improve

30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 28: The Perspective Shuffle

Well, today was a bust. I hit a hurdle, but it's one I was able to figure out eventually. The solution required me to scrap today's work and start over though, so I'm just saving that for tomorrow morning. Today, I realized a problem and was able to figure out its solution--that's enough for me. … Continue reading 30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 28: The Perspective Shuffle

30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 27: The Timeline of Silestein Grey

Yesterday's scene was... amazingly refreshing. As I sat down to write, I realized that I should do a scene from the perspective of a very important side character; someone who's actually essential to the plot (unlike Taurean, who I mentioned in a previous post). The character in question is Silestein Grey. She was created when … Continue reading 30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 27: The Timeline of Silestein Grey

30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 23: Giving Thanks for Editing

The nap worked. Well, in the sense that sleeping for 10 hours is technically a nap, it definitely worked. After yesterday's post, I went to work, thinking up another route with the exchange I was worried about. And then I worked on my feet for an entire day, until my legs were killing me. I walked … Continue reading 30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 23: Giving Thanks for Editing

30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 22: Fundamentally

Something's not right. This isn't the post where I start talking about the walls making funny noises--I promise. I'm not completely insane yet. But something's fundamentally wrong. My job hasn't gone 13+ hours mode yet, but these days, when I get home, after eating and watching something--after taking a moment to relax and not work--I'm … Continue reading 30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 22: Fundamentally

30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 20: Late Success

Yesterday, at work: Louis: He's sitting during a morning meeting, already tired, having gotten a max of 4 hours of sleep. His Boss: She talks about the day's proceedings. At some point, sensing everyone's lethargy, she perks up. "Well, at least it's going to be a shorter day, right?" Louis: He blinks. His Boss: "We close … Continue reading 30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 20: Late Success

30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 19: No Escape

I managed to write today, although it was my first taste of getting home at 10PM. Yes, unfortunately, the Doubles Experiment is going to have to wait; the busy season has already reared its ugly head at work, and my schedule is already suffering. I only got to write for maybe 15 minutes on the job … Continue reading 30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 19: No Escape

30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 18: The Problem with Indulgence

I had a strange moment earlier, when I felt a spot of charming dialogue coming on . . . and I narrowed my eyes. The clouds had parted and, after a few hours of work, I actually got a moment to sit down with my notebook and work out a scene. I got a few hundred words in, when Sydney … Continue reading 30 Days of NaNoWriMo 2 – Day 18: The Problem with Indulgence