An interesting question, as they all are, from the Opinionated Man.
Month: November 2014
Why I love, and yet hate, my spiral notebook.
I love my spiral notebook. There are many reasons why. No battery to die. I don’t have to turn it on. And the greatest, even if it breaks you can fix it with tape.
But there are some negatives, like needing a seperate light source, writers cramp, or even getting a pen stuck in the binding.
To my mind nothing compares for begining a book. Character maps and timelines seem to come together much easier if I write them by hand. But I couldn’t imagine living in Mark Twains time, writing manuscripts on unlined paper. Especially not with my chicken scratch.
I am young though, I grew up in the rise of the computer. I’m the kid that taught teachers how to use the internet. So maybe I’m just spoiled, and the stories would’ve come anyways. But I do know the work would be harder without my spiral notebook.
Sara should have another post up this week. Poor woman hasn’t been feeling well the past week, but I’m hoping she can shake it off. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Interesting territory ahead….
So I’ve started a new project in a completely different genre. I’ve decided to take a spin at the survivor horror aspect. Not necessarily zombies, but some catastrophic disease or calamity. Sounds like fun. My friend did give me a badass idea though, if I go zombie apocolypse style.
Sara’s still not satisfied with how her nails look, so she may not put a post up this week. Anyways, I wish you all a beautiful day and a fruitful week!
P.S. Forgot to thank the other two people who bought books. Just pushing for a last edit of the third book, then I’ll be getting them all formatted for the premium catalog. So look for the E-book of the complete collection next month. Going to try and convince Sara to let me use a picture she drew as the cover. Leave comments to help me encourag her
Sorry guys, no post from Sara this week.
Some how she managed to break two nails on both hands, and she’s feeling self conscious. I’m hanging in, fighting the good fight against the fat. Been a bit of a struggle lately. I hear the insidious call of sugar, but I shall resist! Look for Sara to be back next week, maybe showing off a new projct. Until then, be excellent to each other, and be safe.
Sara’s Weekly Whatever! Coffee anthem addition!
So I decided to steal the show a bit this week, figure I haven’t put much up in awhile. A lot of that really does have to do with not having my own pc anymore. You never realize how much you miss it until you go to Google something, and you can’t!! But I digress, here’s a little something I wrote after watching Sara stumble around first thing in the morning. I call it my Coffee Anthem.
I haven’t had my coffee, you can go and fuck yourself.
I haven’t had any coffee, you need to speak to someone else!
I can tell already that you just don’t understand.
There is a thing called coffee, and that’s what I demand!
It doesn’t matter if you’re poor, or if you come from wealth.
I don’t care who you are, you can go and fuck yourself.
Whether you are children, even if you’re my own,
You better watch your damned step, or I’ll strip flesh from your bone.
Do not cry, and do not whine, everything will be just fine.
You don’t have anything else to fear, because the coffee is here.
Thank you, thank you /bow. And now for Sara’s Weekly Whatever!
Three coats of L.A.Colors Color Craze Nail Polish in Live on full length of all nails.
I then painted three coats of Revlon’s Chameleon over the silver leaving a small half moon shape at cuticles. After allowing nails to dry, I used the tip of the nail polish brushes to make small dots for leaves with Sinful Colors nail colors in Last Chance,(dark emerald green) New York Color Long Wearing Nail Enamel in Plumberry Plaza & Broadway Burgundy Frost.
Here’s a closer look.
Bracelets a flurry of cranberries and greens with hints of frosty white and amber.
Started off with three coats of L.A. Colors Color Craze Nail Polish in Live. Then I decided to do a half moon accent at base of cuticles with Pure Ice’s Lucky Charming. Finished today’s gameday look with a diagonal burst of two layers of L.A. Colors Color Craze in Wired.
My usual gameday quartet of bracelets.
Tree of life pendant
The first of many medallion designs.
Three inch diameter
Made out of wire and rainbow peridot gold lined seed beads.
This design is a pattern of fives.
So there you are folks, stay tuned for more! Hopefully sometime this week, we’ll be able to quit stealing other peoples PCs! You all have a wonderful day!
I’ll never forget you!
Hey guys! Should be having a computer up and running soon finally, so yay! We should be putting up a longer post tomorrow, so look forward to seeing a new project from Sara.
Gotta love it when inspiration hits. Stole the computer edition!
Went and spent time with the family for a few days. Was nice to see them, first time in almost a year. My 10 year old niece is getting so big! It’s amazing what kinds of things strike you after spending some time with family. I have a new show to watch, one I never would have watched without them pointing it out. It’s called Castle, and I love it because if you’re a Firefly nerd, as I am, you see how the two shows connect. There’s even a series of books written off the show, and that made me laugh. So, after watching the food for thought from this new background buzz, I decided to write a prequel to the trilogy I’ve already written.
I’ve also had to learn to deal with my arch nemesis, the notebook. Damned things always fall apart on me. But while it may lack the latest app, it does make up for it in nostalgia. Staring up at my teachers while they come and try to inspect my work. Glaring back up at them defiantly. She was an older woman, and she would give me one of the looks that said, “You know, back in my day I’d of wiped that silly grin off your face.” I probably would have deserved it, I was a child. But I was also raised to demand respect from those that demand respect from me.
Back to the inspiration. I’ve decided to go back and write the story of Nord and Amon, leading all the way back to the end of the dragon wars. I have a host of new characters, and you’ll finally see the Titans as the helpers they were meant to be. I’ve also been editing the hell out of my last book, I think I’m going to have to pay someone to edit it for Smashwords. If you want to post your book to more than just amazon, I do suggest putting it on there. Once you pass their rigamoral, they post it to as many shops as Amazon, easy.
And it looks like http://www.Goodguidelife.com is going to be the cheapest one to go with to get a good formatting of my book. At $35 it’s cheaper than anywhere else I asked by a good 20 dollars. Anyways, here’s a taste of what the Titans used to say as they marched across the lands, helping the people and protecting them from savages.
They come, they come
To seduce you
Lure you in with Treasure
Change their shape to trick you
And lure you to your death.
Show you gold and riches
Make you drool with greed.
Elegant and beautiful
But deadly as could be.
They’ll warp the ground beneath you
Drag you through the earth.
There is no way to fight them,
Their massive power surge.
But never fear my little friends!
For you are safe in here
Dalanar will protect you
Inside his temple body here
That he sacrificed himself to give
A shield surrounds and protects us
Within these gentle walls.
Unable to enter they will punish the world
That’s why we must leave.
So give thanks and never forget
The wyrms, they still survive.
Be grateful as you leave for battle
As you have a home to return
So search out those in need
Remember, defend, protect, and Ward.
Let me know what you think, I know the cadence is off to be a song, but it’s more an oration. Like a constant warning.