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08 December 2005 @ 04:30 pm
If the saying is true - You are what you eat - does that mean, you write what you read?
07 December 2005 @ 11:35 am
Music is such an important part of my life, but most especially in my writing. Without it, most if not all of my fanfic’s would never have been completed. So in that spirit I decided to make a fanfic fanmix for Shattered Visions – 18 songs that in some way connect me with the characters, their hidden feelings, and their actions.

And never let it be said that 18 songs isn’t much. There is, at the very least, one more fanmix to come. You didn’t expect me to give the story away, did you? ;)

Some of my choices might seem strange, but there’s a method to my madness :)

I know her, FaithCollapse )
Current Music: Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
05 December 2005 @ 02:04 pm
I've boxed myself into a corner, yet again. Perfect. Just dandy.

Can't I just finish one thing? That's all I ask.

*hangs head*
30 November 2005 @ 03:27 pm
26,028 / 50,000

So here it is, November 30th. No, I'm not done. But what does it matter, right? Right. I still wrote 21,000 words more than last year, so who knows maybe next year I'll make it all the way :)

In that spirit, I've written a bit more, but I'm not so sure about it. Would anyone be willing to read it over and tell me what they think? It seems a bit...choppy to me. Is it? Thank you in advance to anyone who can answer the question :)

Shattered Visions: Chapter 6Collapse )
Current Music: Time is Running Out - Muse (Oh the irony!)
21 November 2005 @ 12:04 pm
This is a very -very- short transition chapter. It felt right to end it here. And hey, every other chapter has been at least 5,000 words, so I'm do for a short one ;)

Shattered Visions Chapter 5Collapse )

1300 words...Not bad for a morning's work :)
Current Music: Transatlantiscism - Death Cab for Cutie
18 November 2005 @ 05:17 pm
22,038 / 50,000

I thought a lot about things this morning before I came to the conclusion that I was letting someone's comments get to me. I quickly put them aside and eventually buckled down to work. Boy did I ever! I wrote the 2,000 words I'd wanted to accomplish, talked to many of my friends and finished chapter 4. It's a little rough in spots, so I apologize if you read it.

Thanks to everyone for listening to me today! What would I do without you all to keep my head level? *Hugs*

Shattered Visions Chapter 4Collapse )
Current Music: Broken Vow - Josh Groban
15 November 2005 @ 02:38 pm
14,872 / 50,000

10,000 words behind, but don't care.

Really, I don't.

This will be finished if I have to kill myself to do it.

In the meantime, chapter 3.

Shattered Visions: Chapter 3Collapse )
Current Music: Drive - Melissa Ferrick
12 November 2005 @ 09:33 am
So yesterday didn't go as well as I'd hoped. My goal? To write a minimum of 2,000 words. That's now my daily min if I have any hope of reaching the grand total by midnight on the 30th. I'm not as annoyed with myself as I thought I would be at not making my goal yesterday, more I'm irritated because the groove I had going isn't grooving as much as it was earlier in the week. Really, this is to be expected so I should chill - just a little - and think about the long-term goal.

Easier said than done.

Of course it doesn't help when certain well-meaning friends (you know I love you Nic. Right? And Dina? *grins*) introduced me to some new music. I never thought I'd say this but there is a downside to it - all I want to write is smut. So here's a question - If I were to jump ahead and write a smut scene for the story, and let's say for arguments sake that I make the 50,000 word deadline with the smut included. However, what if I haven't technically finished the story by then? Would that count as having completed NaNoWriMo? I've consulted the website and I have yet to find anything that answers my question. Any suggestions?

On a another note, there's a character that's driving me crazy! I'm not going to say who it is for fear that someone who hasn't read any of it so far doesn't get spoiled - but then it's not really a big surprise. People would have to have thought that he'd be included in it. Let's just say it's a TW character that's not really well known. Ergo - hard to write.

And on that note - Has anyone read Kay Hooper before? I should have asked this before now...

*Hugs and love to all from the great white north*
Current Music: Drive - Melissa Ferrick
10 November 2005 @ 04:52 pm
10,385 / 50,000

*does major happy dance*

On that note, this also means I've got chapter 2 completed - again in it's partially edited form. An again, for all of you who might read it, honesty, honesty, honesty. Yes, you've been very honest with me so far and I thank you muchly for it. But never forget it, okay? It's a very important thing :)

Shattered Visions, Chapter 2Collapse )
Current Music: Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
08 November 2005 @ 08:36 pm
What a first week! I was sick, stayed home for two days to recuperate, then spent the last couple getting caught up in other "important" work (ie. Uni work). Amongst the reading and presentations and other such fun things I managed to find my NaNo groove and got to work on chapter one. Which is now completed in it's partially edited form.

And when I say partially, it depends on who might be reading this. Some may read it and think it's not too bad, others meanwhile might run and hide. I apologize in advance. Editing is not my strong suit. And you have to understand that my verbal skills are much better than my written ones. It's been mentioned by more than one doctor that I should be tested for dyslexia. Whether I agree with that or not, I'm not sure. At times it becomes an easy rationalization for my poor writing. I stress the phrase "at times".

So I may be 6,000 words behind the pace, but I'm not giving up and I'm not letting go of this story even if I don't make it to the 50,000 mark by the 30th. Come hell or high water I will finish this.

With that being said...any of you wishing to read what I've written so far, click on the link and please - don't hold back on any criticisms/comments/suggestions/flames. I value honesty, so if you think it's crap, tell me so. If you like it, that's great too, but please I beg you - just tell me what you really think. I'm not as fragile as I appear.

And I promise first thing tomorrow to get caught up fully on my flist! I promise!

Shattered Visions Chapter 1Collapse )
01 November 2005 @ 04:57 pm
643 / 50,000
01 November 2005 @ 10:02 am
Somehow I managed to catch kim1989's cold yesterday within minutes of logging off AIM. And she caught it the exact same way from another friend she'd been IM'ing with. Makes you wonder.

Ten+ hours into NaNo and I don't have a word written yet. I'm going to try now while I have the time, even though it's the last thing I feel like doing. If it kills me I will have something written before the end of the day!


Bless me!

Ugh. I hate colds.
Current Music: Hallelujah - k.d. Lang
31 October 2005 @ 11:39 am
Oh god...it's almost time to start. *bites lips* Not so sure about doing it. Perhaps I shouldn't have signed up this year. I'll probably only end up disappointing myself again. No, no... Think positive, right? Right.

Stop with the negative vibes, Moriarty

Okay...*exhales* I feel better now. Crisis over. Panic gone, well sort of. I mean, what is there to panic about. There's only 50,000 words to write in thirty days. In other words approximately 1667 words per day. No sweat. I can do this.



*looks nervous*

Maybe not. Crap. What am I doing this for? Do I really need to torture myself more than normal? Isn't there enough stress in my life? I only have 15 lbs. of fudge to make and package before Friday. And it's not like there isn't 40 cups of sugared/spiced nuts waiting to be made either. Oh, and Christmas cards... One more thing to get before I can sit down and make three dozen Christmas/Holiday cards. Projects...oh yeah...big project due at the end of the month, not to mention the two presentations to do each week.

*silently screams*

Oh, no...What have I done? At this point, plot is the least of my worries. How come we never think about all the other things requiring our attention when we sign up for stuff like this? Jump first, think later. Yep...that's me.


I'll be okay...I'll be okay. You think if I repeat it enough it'll come true?
Current Music: Jesus Walks - Kanye West
13 October 2005 @ 04:33 pm
In an effort to starve off the boredom of the day I made a mock up book cover and back for my NaNo project.

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Current Music: Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
13 October 2005 @ 09:51 am
I'm so pumped about NaNo this year. I can't begin to describe how everything is coming together in my head. It's scary is what it is. Since yesterday, I haven't been able to get the "visions" of every scene out of my head. The desire to write, to start is so great that I'm almost tempted to say screw NaNo and start it anyways.

But I shall keep a lid on my desires and wait till Novemeber. Even if it kills me.

In the meantime I'm reading books to keep me "in the mood" sort of speak, making plot notes till my hand hurts, and searching for the appropriate music to give me the atmosphere I need. Because goodness knows, I can't write without my music ;)

To my astonishment I logged into the NaNo journal this morning to find that...well...too many of you have joined this community. And some of you surprised the heck out of me.

18 days to go!
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Current Music: Bells of Freedom - Bon Jovi