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photo 2016-09-17 06:32

Random thought: in total, I've wrote 27 original fiction works (some novels finished but need triage editing, others still in completion). 4 of those part of YA urban fantasy series (some of my followers have read the first novel as beta), 4 are cyberpunk themed, 3 are YA horror, 2 are adult horror, 2 MG urban fantasy, 2 feature GLBT heroes/heroines, 5 feature POCs as MCs. Need to get on the ball publishing them.


These are some of my projects listed in my Bullet Journal (I'm still writing them down this evening).  I think this weekend's going to be just me going through my bullet journal, going through my Liquid Story Binder XE program, and writing and editing like no one's business.  Wish me luck.


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text 2015-10-06 03:24
Found a NaNoWriMo topic, just in time for the site's reopening

I've been feeling under the weather the past several days (despite having an eventful and restful weekend), but thankfully I'm back to sorts enough to post that I finally have a NaNoWriMo topic to work with.  I'm drafting the outline and hopefully will finish that this week between working on my current WIP.


I still haven't given it a title though.  I've added a tentative synopsis on my NaNoWriMo profile, but I'm pretty sure I'll revise it to something more developed as the month goes on.


The base story though: YA fantasy/otherworld centered around a young woman undertaking a journey to figure out why a magical illness/curse took the lives of everyone in her village, and stay off a progressive deterioration of her body and mind in the vein of that illness while trying to find its cause, cure, and prevent others from succumbing to the same effects.  If that makes any sense.


Anyone that wants to add me as a writing buddy, here's my profile below.



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review 2015-03-12 08:41
Book Review – Gaea’s Chosen: The Mayday Directive, by Cara Michaels
Gaea's Chosen: The Mayday Directive - Cara Michaels

A short first book in a series. Sci-fi and strong woman lead, what’s not to like? Oh, and it’s actually M/F, and it’s been a long while since I read that.


The world building is stellar, and I am amazed at how much you can show in such a short story (some 45 pages).

Here’s from the blurb:


Chosen to lead Gaea's Ark, humanity's first deep space settlement ship, Gemma is awakened from 19K years in stasis to find her mission gone horribly wrong.


And it is just as cool as it sounds.


I have book 2 and 3 lined up, and will be reading them too, soon, when I hear that book 4 is out. I am terrible with Works in progress, and usually stay far away from them until they are finished. But, you see, this time I won the book! So I couldn’t very well not read it, could I?


And now I’m sitting here wanting and screaming for this story to be ready, so I can dive in and read until my eyes bleed.


I am hoping that, at one time in the future, the author will put these books together into a cohesive, single book. Because this chopping up in several installments is not my cup of tea at all.


Great language, great exposition, a very interesting alien world, and a strong, cool woman at the helm.


Yeah, I can safely say I loved this. Please, author, make more words?





I won a free copy of this book from the author, and a positive review wasn't expected. I just can't help myself. 



Source: AnnaLund2011.booklikes.com/post/1124754/book-review-gaea-s-chosen-the-mayday-directive-by-cara-michaels
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text 2015-02-02 22:47
Happy Belated 2015 New Year EVERYONE!!!


...although it's already February. *coughs sheepishly*


Hopefully everyone's doing well. I've been sooooo busy, it's not even funny. Besides trying to find a job (that wasn't a Christmas gig because I was away at Christmas at Disney World and Universal Studios Harry Potter World). I've been mainly doing errands and a bunch of things for people around the house and helping with various chores and whatnot. I won't bore you with the details because it was draining--both mentally and physically, hell even emotionally. As you might have guessed, I did not nab a job although I was close multiple times. I just keep getting the short end of the stick and bad luck mainly. But I haven't given up yet, I will get something at some point! And it will have been worth the struggle...I hope? o-o;


Also November I finally participated in NaNoWriMo and yes, I did complete 50K of words (actually 52K but that's besides the point). Although I'm not done with it, I'm still trying to finish it. Unfortunately my brain's been on vacation along with all the pressure and stress I've been getting concerning job-wise among other personal issues (very emotionally draining kind, I'm sure you understand).


BUT I am starting to write again despite everything. Sure, it may be my crappiest but at least I'm writing and making some progress even if it's only a few sentences here and there plus ramblings, lots and lots of ramblings. But I digress, I feel like Anna (from Frozen) right her every time I write because I am persevering regardless of everything, and hopefully it's only going to improve and get better.



On the other note, I'll be taking a Librarian Tech course(s) soon as I figure out what college is best for me, whether in person or online is the best course of action. I'm leaning towards online so I can have a job and do everything at my own pace (to a degree). Not sure where I'm squeezing in reading and writing, etc into it but I'll manage somehow I'm sure.


Also 2015, gosh, it really had quite a few surprises, a shock among other things, but I've survived them thankfully. One major one was mainly a misunderstanding and my being so busy over the course of 2 months. And others, let's just say I'd love to shove them aside and go "NOPE" but I can't...as well as other matters...


BUT any ways, moving on!



Yes, it's February 2015, but I'd figured it was time to update this with what I've been doing and will be doing over the course of the year. I do have some goals I want to reach and achieve by the year's end, but it's only the beginning still. Lots of things can change at a moment's notice--both good and bad. I'm looking forward to a lot of new things to happen this year, it's a good feeling staying positive and whatnot.


Hopefully my next update is soon, not late like this one was, just NOPE.




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quote 2014-07-06 09:55
“I am trying,” she said, frowning. “And I don't like it. I don't like the drabby lockers. I don’t like the crowds. I don’t like the old looking classrooms and clunky, small, unadjustable desks. I don’t like the chalkboards because they're ugly and messy and nowhere near as cool as Entains. I don’t like that there aren’t any RegBots, and I thought they were the most annoying thing ever. Now I miss them because at least they were normal! And I don’t like...”

Jace cut Abby's statement short. “In other words, you don't like anything. More specifically from this century. I get it.”

A conversation between my protagonist and his younger sister as they adjust to making a significant time jump to the present day (21st century) and blending in as they attend school.  I'm having to establish mostly character relationships now before getting into the major conflict, but so far, so good.  I was able to salvage a few passages from my old draft so at least this part is painless.


I should be upping the first few four chapters of this story on Wattpad tomorrow.  I'm a little over 10K on the project now (which means I wrote a lot today, about to stop in a little bit.)

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