r3d:

frederick scott | this is a trent reznor song

this is actually pretty accurate

Anonymous said: So I lent a friend my copy of Point Pleasant, and while she hasn't read it yet, she was in awe of the art--shout out to Svetlana!--she has read the bits about The Blue Tulip, and we're both looking forward to it! I've been looking forward to The Blue Tulip since I've read it in the fic. And of course, your other works. I'm just so excite for them <3

Svetlana is magical, isn’t she? *throws flower petals and dances*

Thank you, Anon. :) I’m looking forward to it, myself. 

Anonymous said: "It doesn't matter what you believe so long as you keep yourself open to belief" has gotta be my favourite line in the whole of Point Pleasant!

Me too, Anon. :)

January - End of the Month Update

Welp, so much for blogging every day. Life is dark in the editing cave. So dark. 

I ended January with 114,681 words written, a first draft of Camera Obscura, a general read-through of that draft, and a lot of short stories, some of which need a good edit.

I’m going to put Camera Obscura aside for a little while and let it steep. During my read-through, I was kind of unhappy with how I did some of the set up. Which is fine, usually, but what I’m unhappy with is actually something I went back and rewrote extensively back in October/November when I picked up the story after having left for a few months. So, ugh. I’m thinking my initial idea before the rewrite was better, but I’m too close to the story right now to say for sure. Thus, I’m going to leave it for now and hope for some distance and a clearer perspective.

I should start editing the short stories collection soon, but I’ve had a slightly different concept for how to utilize them, so I might let that one rest for a week or two as well while I sort out those details. In the interim, I’m writing some different shorts that I’ll be experimenting with over the next couple of weeks. A different genre, a different style/voice. I’ll be publishing these under a pen name, so I’m curious to see how they turn out. 

At some point in February, I’ll pick up The Blue Tulip and see what I can do with the content I have so far. Last I checked, I had about 40k written on it, but I’m not sure how much of that is usable. 

I hope January was kind to all of you.

Winter’s hard. Have some pancakes.

goodmemory:

Alice Wellinger
via

goodmemory:

Alice Wellinger

via

Anonymous said: Hi! I just wanted to say that I absolutely loved Point Pleasant, both the fanfic and the published novel. It inspired me to work on some writing of my own that I had abandoned. I noticed that you have The Blue Tulip in your project tag. Are you writing Ben's book? I would love to read that.

Hey Anon! I’m so happy to hear that! 

And that’s great about your writing. You should definitely keep it up and tell your stories. This is very important.

I am writing Ben’s book and will probably publish it as Preston James in a few months as well. I’ve written quite a bit on it already, but I’ll hopefully be able to finish it off in February after I’ve waded through my current projects. I’m inclined to write Gray Area and The Exquisite Corpse as well, actually, but those won’t happen till later in the year.

TAGS: Anon / Ask /

January 11 & 12, 2014:

9,800 words over the weekend, which was especially busy as we had to rewire the lighting in our kitchen, so I didn’t have much time for writing or posting an update. It probably works better to post weekend stuff at once, anyway.

I’m also not sure how many words I’ll manage this week as I’d like to get ahead of some read throughs and edits, but I’ll definitely try to hit 2k a day every day regardless.

January 10, 2014:

2,400 words yesterday. Wasn’t really feeling it, to be honest, and I ended up going out for a belated birthday lunch at a cafe that serves only waffles and cupcakes. I know. It’s magical.

I spent the rest of the afternoon reading. I’ve been working my way through Hugh Howey’s Wool Omnibus this week. 

I’ll spend some of today finishing off the short I started, though. We had a power cut last night, so I didn’t get the chance to work in the evening since my iPad battery was running low. I blame Wool