Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fanfiction Fever

I always talk about redoing or creating a new fanfiction. Well......I finally got an idea. It's off one of the same plots that I've written before. But this time I'm going to mix all my old ideas in with the new. I'm testing the waters right now, writing what scenes come to mind. I'm not rushing a thing. My novel still comes first. Some readers didn't really understand just how busy I was back when I was writing my old stories. So let me remind you I'm a person who is...

Starting a new job soon. Is making two cosplays by hand. Is planning a wedding. Who has a bad cold. Who writes novels. Who is being silly writing in third person.

I hope my new readers respect that. I lost a lot of my loyal readers a while ago, luckily I do have one or two left so I'll be hoping that they enjoy this fanfiction just as much as the old ones. This one will be a slight mix of some of my old ideas. I'm only going to upload one chapter per month. Some chapters may be split into two parts. I have this issues with writing long pieces that seem to have no end. So to make sure you don't wind up with a half a novel to read, I'll try to keep them within a word count or they'll be cut into two parts. Both parts may come out within one month. I don't know yet.

In other news my novel is coming along very slowly. Thanks to a cold. It's hard to sit down and focus when I have to stop and cough every few seconds. My mind is all over the place but I do have a set idea. I just need to figure out how to start. I can easily get over this bump though.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Research notes-Useful links

Hey guys. This post is mainly going to be a bunch of random links I find interesting or helpful in my research about royal women in Victorian era/Edwardian era. Feel free to use the links, but please give credit to the sites they come from and who has written them. Be respectful. I'll make a few notes in which you are also welcomed to use but please give me credit for writing the notes. This will be updated as time goes on.


Short but detailed paragraphs on different topics


Good expatiation about classes


Cool insight about crime and punishment


All about mourning (Victorian's were obsessed with death.)

A change in plans, new project.

So after thinking things though I have decided not to finish the novel I'm working on (UnNatural) and quit NaNoWriMo. Why? It's becoming a chore. I've been pretty sickly lately thanks to my migraines and a cold and writing is becoming a chore. I just can't get into the story anymore because of stress. It's just not a good year for doing something like NaNo, although the program is wonderful and can be a lot of fun. It's just not right for me at this time and place. I really didn't want to stop but sitting there and writing a story I no longer connected with felt like a waste of time when all I could think about was my new project.

Which leads me into my next subject...

Since I no longer writing the UN, I'm going to write the story that has been brewing in my mind for a while now, a fantasy/steampunk novel with all sorts of interesting plot twists. The main character I created a while back when I was pondering writing a red ridding hood story. She is a kick ass woman who's out for blood- the prince's blood that is. The plot is still being smoothed out but the main idea is my main character, who is from a "outersider" tribe of solely women, pretends to be a noble woman in order to marry the prince. But her plans aren't as simple as marrying the prince and becoming a queen, no, she wants to kill him.

But that's all I'm going to say about the plot for now. I want it hush-hush. I'm using my love for Victorian history and steampunk culture to create a world where steam VS nature/magic. I have a clear picture of how I want this story to go and I can't wait to start writing it.

Right now I'm gathering info, Victorian court rules,  Forced marriages in the 18-19th centuries, folklore (Not naming the creature/s), ect. I'm really into historical royal life so this will be right up my alley and it can go many different ways.

I'll be updating often as I start writing later this month. I'll also be posting some research posts (Which will range from topic to topic but most likely will be about Victorian court life.)

Thanks for reading my blog. The numbers sure have rose in the last month. Thank you so kindly for reading all my rambles, rants and novel nonsense.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My desision

My decision is simple. I'm not going to give up. I'm going to prove it to myself that I can finish this novel, that I can improve and that I can become published. Now that I am in the right state of mind and I'm ready to get going and not worry about getting published or would this sell, I'm going to go write.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Writer's block

As some of you know November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and it's a month long writing experience where you aim to reach 50,000 words in 30 days. The last two times I had joined in on the fun I realized I find myself lost in a haze of....DUN DUN DUN.....writer's block. I get all excited about out-lining, plotting and smoothing out the fine details but when I start writing I get lost. The words are lacking and something isn't right. I suppose I could blame it on stress, which I am VERY stressed and worried over my job situation, which is a really weird on.

No doubt it would affect my writing but I'm starting to doubt the novel I'm writing. At first I thought, sure this could sell. It's one of a kind but bow I'm rethinking that. I do of course have another idea in mind but it's the tenth already. If I starting writing that I would have to skip out on the fun of NaNo. I'm just unsure of what to do. My feelings are a mess, tangled together like the medley of wires behind my computer. It's a bit nerve racking really. I don't want to miss out on the fun yet if I want to push towards getting published I need to hurry up and finish a novel. I haven't finished one since my novel PM. I wanted to prove to myself that I COULD finish one novel...just one but I'm now left wondering what to do.

Prove it to myself and finish the novel I'm working on?


Start on a fresh idea?

I think I'll go play my new 3ds!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Hey guys. Sorry I hadn't updated about NaNoWriMo yet. I've been busy.....trying to add a new member to my family. You see a while ago my family's dog Tasha had to be put down and it was very hard but she had cancer and couldn't stand up on her own so it was time. Her bonded friend, Carmen( My mom's doggie) has been heart broken and depressed ever since. And by chance I found a dog that needs a forever home. Something about her has stolen my heart and I just can't thinking about her. I cried last night so heart broken that my brother (Who's been asking for a second dog for a while now) didn't want to help me have us rehome her. Instead he wants a puppy. Not a two year old, trained, fixed with updated shots, quiet dog, who has been passed around from shelter to shelter and then once she found a good home her owner's boyfriend kicked them out. I'm very upset over that because if he in fact got a puppy I'd be the one stuck raising, training, grooming and ect. I'm not up for raising a puppy right now, not when I'm about to start working soon. My dad has lots of medical issues and may be home all day but in no way can handle a hyper puppy alone. It just wouldn't work.

So I finally brought up the topic on her tonight and my dad seemed to think I was joking. I didn't feel he took me very seriously, even through I DO have a job and can pay for everything now. So I came up with a plan (I'm stubborn I get it from my dad) that is both logical and mature. I'm going to type up a cost plan, what it would cost me to own my own dog on my pay. A promissory note, saying that I will take full responsibly for the dog and the cost on my own and that I promise to pay a boarding fee (Which would help them if times get tough again) A pro and con sheet, saying what would be good about bringing another dog into our home and what might be bad about it. As well as the reason I feel I want this dog.

Luckily for me I'm getting married soon and plan to move out within five/six months or sooner, after there have been a few pay checks in the bank, so taking this dog wouldn't be long term for my parents. I'm not sure why my dad is so against having another dog, I think maybe it's because he believes that he'll end having to pay for her. And they are over-looking the fact I do have a job. So I hope this will help them take me seriously and really have them think about it. My mom has already said she doesn't care and that Carmen does need someone to play with since she's non-stop mopey lately.

It's taking a lot of my focus away but it's okay. Because I've still been able to get my word count done for each day so far (expect the second day of NaNoWriMo, because I had lot everything that I had written that day and got upset.) But I've been doing good and my novel is now at 11k. Not bad, but I should be a lot farther. But I'll keep trying, pushing myself to do better. Even if that means I only write a 100 extra words.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Day one of NaNoWriMo

Oh goodness. I'm so stressed out it isn't even funny. I'm still waiting to hear back from the hiring manager. I'm supposed to start Sunday but haven't been called yet and am really starting to freak out. Should I call, should I wait? My mind is playing games and ganging up on me. The only good thing that has come out of all this is the short synopsis I just finished writing. I put in my word count for the day, 8k although I'm still editing, adding, taking out pieces of my novel. I'm really panicky today and doubt I can settle down enough to really focus on writing. So I went ahead and posted what I have.