1,500 WORDS FOR FUPASPFANO!!!
I haven’t been writing much (or any) lately. I’ve been in a funk, you could say. I’ve mostly been reading or just doing nothing basically. BUT early yesterday afternoon I had a sudden spark.
Last month I thought of a new way to begin FuPASpFaNo, my YA futuristic sci-fi/fantasy novel, but I didn’t actually act on it. I just wrote out basically how it would go, then left it alone. Yesterday I finally acted on it and I ended up writing almost 1,500 words. The FIRST 1,500 words, which is an even bigger accomplishment.
Now, however, I am going to sleep because I am tired and need to wake up relatively early so I can get to the library before noon. After that I’ll continue writing. Hopefully there’s still some juice in me :)
Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (via happysunshinegang
Book fiends ftw!
A Writer’s Rule Book
From Hunter’s Writing
I like this.
STARS HATH MERCY
I slept all day yesterday after staying up all day the day before. Yeah, I know. Messed up. Of course, I didn’t sleep ALL day, but most of the day… until I had an AWESOME dream.
As you probably know, most of my WIPs have come from dreams, probably because I sleep so much, and because most other outlets of inspiration are not available to me due to my general laziness.
So I had this dream. It probably started at about 8pm—I’m not quite sure; I was asleep—and I woke up from it initially at about 9pm. After that I basically just dozed in and out of sleep letting the dream linger in my mind for a while, waking up every once in a while to turn onto my other side or whatever. However, once I realized this dream was becoming something more, I sat bolt upright and grabbed the laptop, opened my word processor and started writing.
What I have so far:
- A title (YAY!)
- Back story, possible prologue or prequel, not sure yet
- 4 characters
- Conflict (at least for the back story)
- 3 settings
And I GUESS I’ll tell you a little bit about it, or at least the back story:
Set in prehistoric times (or early roman invasion time; again not sure yet) the story revolves around three young women with what were considered unusual abilities back then: singing, writing, drawing/painting. They are cast out of their tribe after being deemed devils of the earth and take refuge in a secluded cave in the mountains. Each woman uses their ability to bring life and personality to the cave, the ones gifted with writing and the one gifted with drawing etching their story and their past onto the walls of the cave, while the one gifted with song draws life—birds and beast—to the cave. These animals become the women’s companions throughout their solitary years.
I think that’s all I feel safe in telling for now, but I will say that I’m loving this story so far despite only being a few hours in my mind. Hopefully once I being writing it, everything will go okay. *fingers crossed*
Stunning Landscape - Cappadocia, Turkey
The mysterious rock formations and underground cities of Cappadocia make this region of Turkey one the most beautiful in the world. The rich history of this site can be told through the villages, subterranean churches and fortresses that have been carved straight into the soft, porous, eerily eroded rock.
Popular activities in the region include visits to the underground cities, viewing the ancient Christian cave art, seeing the “fairy chimney” rock formations, and taking sunrise hot air balloon rides for a view of the breathtaking landscape from above.
When I am certain everyone else in the world is following odditiesoflife I will not reblog everything she puts up quite so industriously….
THIS IS THE BEST POST I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.
this was one of the first things I ever reblogged
IT MUST BE ON MY BLOG AGAIN THEN.
THE IRONY - CAPTAIN AMERICA AS THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
KUZCO AS TONY STARK
KUZCO AS STARK
What Makes Me Happy…
Yesterday I started reading THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE by Jennifer E. Smith and something presented within the first 30 pages of the book got me thinking: What DOES happy look like?
Lately I have not been feeling that great mentally and emotionally, but I’ll spare you the details. I’ve also been repeatedly doing some things and after looking over the past month I’ve realized something: All those things are what made me smile, made me content with the world and my life no matter how crappy it is now.
(Excuse the cheesiness of some of these)
- Being awake in the middle of the night when it’s quite and the only sound is the distant sound of cars on the highway. And crickets and frogs :)
- Being awake as the birds begin their chirping and the sun rises, the fresh smell of the spring air in the morning.
- The Tarzan soundtrack. Always. And Disney movies in general. My favourites are Tarzan, Pocahontus, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Brave, Tangled, Mulan.
- The library despite the fact that I did NOT borrow any books due to lack of library card. I seriously found myself caressing the spines of my most favourite books and the ones I most want to read.
- Books in general and not even READING the things. Just knowing there are words, a whole story inside a 1-1.5 pound rectangular prism makes me content, relieved maybe that there is always a place I can escape to when I’m feeling like shit.
- Laying in bed in the dark with my eyes closed watching MY stories reel through my mind. Especially ParshaTrilogy. Parsha is my baby right now despite being reluctant to give me the freakin’ climax *hmph* I also have a certain fondness for Yggresha (my laptop is called Yggresha) and my most recent YA contemp. that I started for Camp NaNo despite how close it is to my own life.
- Looking at pictures of deserts. I don’t know why, but there’s something about deserts that soothes me. Especially the smoothness of sand dunes. There’s a reason Parsha is set in a desert-like landscape!
I think that’s it.
My point (in reference to the book) is that being happy is different for everyone. Some people are happy when they’re at their job working away, some are happy around family, some are just happy knowing they’re alive in this godforsaken world. Some are happy when they hear a certain sound or seeing something that brings back memories. Some are happy when they see someone they love. There’s always a reason to be happy even if it’s as insignificant as a sound.
(Please don’t quote me on this; I’m not an expert by a long shot)
petratishkovna replied to yourpost: EARTHQUAKE!!!!!!!!
For real? I never feel earthquakes. D:
Yeah, it was a 5.0 in Ottawa and was felt (though not as much) all across Southern Ontario.
There was just an earthquake in Southern Ontario. I felt it for, like, a minute. My room shook. It was weird.
Places I want to go:
- British Columbia
All of these are for novel research, of course, though 2 of them hold a certain intrigue in my heart. (1) My Gran is from Wales, and my last name AND first name (I think) are Welsh. (2) For a brief moment in my life, though I don’t remember it, I lived in BC, Victoria to be specific. I was 2 and turned 3 there. We were there for 8 months. Also, my uncle lived there for a good portion of his life before he moved back with my grandparents.
As for Morocco and Turkey, well, they are absolutely PERFECT locations to study for ParshaTrilogy, though more specifically Morocco. Turkey was suggested by my Dad during dinner when I mentioned I wanted to go somewhere in the Middle East. And apparently it’s one of the richest countries in terms of archaeology, according to the Turkey tourism site.
So yeah. Obviously I want to go other places, but these 4 are they ones I’m dying to see. And since I’ve basically never left Ontario, it would be a ginormous blessing to have the opportunity.
WORDS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN THIS DAY
These are the books I’m planning to buy before the end of the year.
I know I always make these posts saying they’re the ONLY books I’ll buy and I end up buying oodles more, but this time I’m serious… I hope.
These are ordered by edition release date:
10 of these are sequels to books I already have, 3 of them are final books in series I’ve read, 4 of them are from authors I’ve never read before, 3 are first books in a series, 4 are standalones.
Love this! So cool to see them all together.