Mom’s taxi. That sums up the day and the week. I’m tired and grumpy and ready to call it a night. Did have a fun conversation of ‘Oh I lived there!’ With a couple folks in a writer chat. Geekery, all I can say. LOL
Started and restarted the flash fiction only to start something that is going to go longer than 1000 words. Printed out the short story I wrote for the FM anthology Blame It On The Dog. The flash-that-will-not-flash is set in the same universe. I realized that that short, Autumn Storm never got put up as a single title. I think this weekend I’ll dust off my cover-making skills and see if I can do a quick cover that looks halfway decent and put it up for sale sometime niext week. I meant to do that when it came out, in 2014, but then we had a series of family crisis’s crop up.
I’ve drifted to a different social media platform called MeWe which is (imo) ten times better (and safer) that FB. In doing so I’ve found a few writer groups that are very active and it’s kicked my brain into gear.
This is a good thing. I think I was stagnant. New people, new writers to talk to seems to be helping.
The patreon is still there, but I haven’t touched it in a while, I’m still on the fence about yanking it down. I keep thinking I need to but… but… I dunno leaving it up, yanking it down, neither option seems to be the right answer.
My wattpad is still active too. I was thinking about moving things over it to, I’ve got most of E1 on it and that seems to be what has captured my imagination right now.
I’ve got a lot of plans but I’m tackling things one thing at a time instead of my usual multitasking till I burn method.
Anyways, I hope all y’all are doing well. Take it easy all
I’ve been sick, dealing with sick kids and hubs and I come back to BS.
So I see that Patreon dropped a big FU bomb to the people supporting creators under the guise of helping the creators. I don’t like the idea of my supporters, the few I have, being exploited.
I’m still looking into it, seeing as pretty much everyone supporting me is at the $1 level, I want to look into how this will affect you.
I suspect there is going to be a mass exodus of creators from the patreon. I have been wondering what to do about this patreon page, and I think I’ve just had the decision made for me.
Whether your kids are two-legged, four-legged, or no-legged,
fuzzy, feathery, scaley, or skin;
if your darlings are with you
or gazing down from above,
if you’re doing the job of both parents
or have a partner in crime,
Happy Mother’s Day.
I hope it’s a day full of peace and being appreciated.
The Bastard Prince plods on. I love this story so much I can barely contain my excitement. So close to being done! Sometimes I get this feeling of urgency. I have so many story ideas, I want to get them finished and published so I can get to the NEXT story. Sometimes I worry that I won’t get them done in my lifetime.
Elemental Truth I find it interesting and weird that both with E1 and BP I stalled around the part where things start to blow up in people’s faces (sieges and battles and such). Both storylines are complex, both storylines have a lot to them, and both stalled about 30 chapters in. I wonder why… Anyways, E1 is live both here and over at wattpad for those who prefer that setup better.
Politics: (this is a ramble, puking my thoughts on the screen.)
I’ve tried to stay out of politics here, but damnit I can’t stay quiet. I’m horrified. Embarrassed. Outraged by this mockery of a president that has defiled the white house. There’s a meme over on facebook that shows Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard (my hero!) with the caption of Damage Report! The note by the OP was that this was how they felt every morning when they looked at the news.
That’s how I feel. I’m afraid to say ‘What ELSE could he do to embarrass us?’ because I swear I feel like the great walking bad-tan is listening just so he can turn to his buddy Pence and say; hold my beer!
*takes a deep breath*
When did hate become acceptable? What has happened to my country? This isn’t who we are. Please, those of you who are from other parts of the world, please believe me when I say We’re better than this. I just wish my fellow countrymen, so blinded by hate and fear, would realize the damage they’re doing to us all.
And then the thought crossed my mind, late 90s early 2000’s there started a trend; reality TV. And the retirees suddenly started watching these horrid reality shows. Is it any wonder that they would then, turn around and elect a reality TV ‘star’? TV as I knew it growing up, doesn’t exist anymore. With the onset of faux news, and the war mongering, and the fear mongering following 9/11 followed by the insane hell bent efforts to obstruct and hate on our Nation’s first black president, is there really any wonder that the putrid, puss-filled, ignorant cheeto managed to win the election? They’d been groomed for a decade or more to go for the loud obnoxious one. And don’t even get me started on the ties with Russia*.
Sally Yates investigates cheeto.
Preet Bharara investigates cheeto.
James Comey investigates cheeto.
Gee, see a pattern here?
I’m so tired of this. I’m tired of seeing our nation being dragged through the muck behind a fool who knows nothing. I’m tired of the incompetence of this administration. The dimwits were so hell bent on getting into office by any means necessary, they forgot about things like organizational skills, planning etc… It’s exhausting. I want to go to sleep for a while. But we can’t back down. We have to stay ‘woke’. We have to resist. Our democracy, our nation is on the line.
And this is what spews from my brain at 1am as I’m trying to finish an edit and tell the Ice Dragons to stfu so I can finish the stories leading to theirs.
Anywho. I’ve got things to do in the morning, I’ve got scenes to finish, books to plot, and laundry. Lots of laundry to do. So I’ll leave you with this, one of my favorite songs covered by one of my favorite groups.
Peace can’t be just an obscure idea. We can get there. I know we can.
This week was surprisingly challenging. From sick kids, to an ER trip (kid broke his hand) to just being generally overwhelmed and exhausted. I apologize for my silence this week. I have been working on the final filling of The Bastard prince and I think I’ve lined up a cover artist*. I do have my copy-editor waiting in the wings.
Elemental Truth; I’m going to be working on that this weekend also and finish filling in the gap scenes and get more chapters posted.
E1 and BP are not the only projects/worlds I play with. Lately I’ve had a series of perhistoric fantasy stuff beating around in my head (alongside fallout fanfic. don’t ask, it’s nuts XD) .
Timeframe on wrapping up BP and E1? uhm, soon. I don’t have my notes in front of me (I’m actually about to go outside and have some mom & kid time) but I know for BP I only have about 4 scenes, maybe five to finish fixing. E1, I’m not sure.
Hope you all have a great weekend. I’ll be posting writing updates at my twitter, https://twitter.com/Necia_Phoenix if yinz are interested.
*On the cover art; So I have worked up mock covers for BP & E1 and other projects, but I know for a fact my skills are rusty and I’m not too sure I can produce the higher quality covers that I want. Eventually, but for now, I think I may go ahead and hire that out.