A Taste of Flame

This is chaos' time, and I am anarchy's king.

NaNo Triumphant!
I did it today! I made it to 50,000 words with Hypernia! I feel great, knowing that I pulled this off, and now I have to finish the story. I'm excited to see where it leads and how many stories I can get out of it.

I am really happy right now!


39k and Counting
This year's NaNo is going even better than expected and I'm much farther along than I was last year. I like the way the story is shaping up, though it's a great deal different than I originally envisioned it, which is good.

Wish me luck!

NaNo Begins
Wow, I am nervous. Here I am, year two of NaNo and hoping I can make the 50,000 word mark, though I'd like to be over that when I finish. I have this story in my head, but it comes in fits and starts. I hope tonight is  one of the huge ones, so that I can knock down 1/5 of it or so before I fall asleep in the morning. But at the worst, I'll have my iPod, my Red Bull and my creative genius to guide me through.

Let's do this.


NaNo is coming
So, I met with some of the people for Nano today, and it was pretty cool. I'm still debating over ideas for what I'm going to write, but the meeting was also part of the book signing for another  Nano Author who has just been published. I see that it CAN be done, and that it can happen. I keep wondering what's stopping me from adding my name to a list of American Authors such like Jim Butcher, and others, and I can't really find a valid reason.

Fear is there, of course, but I can't find an actual valid reason. 

I keep telling myself I need to find an idea that I can stick with and doesn't run out of steam, but I can't tell if it's more than that. I'll figure it out, somehow or other, but I've got about ten thousand ideas in my head and only so much time to pursue them all.

Two Chapters Down....Once again!
I've got two Chapters Down...again and going strong.

I feel really good about this idea. Stay tuned for updates! I'll try to update more often!

New ideas

As much as I love new story ideas when they pop into my head, I feel like I'm cheating on my original story by pursuing it. The Hypernia Series has been in my head for the better part of two years, but it comes to me in fits and starts. I'll be insanely inspired for a time, then I'll run into a block. I've been doing a lot of outlining, but I'm wondering if it will really help me as much as I want it to when I start writing.

Then I thought up a way to present another story idea that's been bouncing around in my skull and I wonder if I should follow that or try to finish Hypernia first. At this rate, someone else might write my story before I get around to it.

The mind of a writer is littered with so many half-thought out ideas that it's nuts. It was also suggested to me that I write this second story for NaNO in a few months, but I'm still debating whether or not I'm going to participate in that. I have two months to decide, so there's no huge rush. Let's just hope things work out with each of these stories.


Two chapters down!
The never-ending saga of the book I've been trying to write for the last year or so has taken another turn!

Two chapters down! Now, if I can get four complete chapters ready to go, I think I'll feel confident enough to try and drop another four. I have two other chapters that are not yet complete and one chapter in the beginning stages thus far. I hope I'm not crazy by undertaking this whole thing, but I believe in what I'm doing.

The dream did not die; it just had a massive heart attack.

I'm not dead! Still here. I'm working on changing some stuff up and getting back to my writing. Here's hoping!

Will post more later!

Writer's Block: Music for Thought
When you have to study or get work done, what music (if any) do you put on to help you concentrate?
I listen mostly to rock or pop to get the mental juices flowing, if I can.


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