There is entirely too much going on and I have not had enough time to put any blog up as I intended. I was sidetracked on Easter by a big Twitter jerk from doing the “what the hell is wrong with people” blog so that didn’t happen. I might get back to that as soon as I get past spring which seems to be the time of year that is the busiest.
Or I won’t.
Maybe. Maybe not.
I honestly have had very little time since moving across the country WHILE finishing graduate school to do much of anything because awesome stuff keeps happening. I was lucky enough to get invited to Alaska and then before I knew it, I was off to do other things in other places. It hasn’t stopped. It would be maddening if it weren’t preferable to doing nothing.
I finished a book.
Truthfully I always do that, and if you are here even semi-regularly you know that about me. I am a really big advocate for NaNoWriMo and I participate every year since 2008-ish even if I don’t finish. I have finished a total of two novels in the process and one novella and as much as it stresses other people out, the type of writing it requires seems to suit me. Very well. So this year, I am taking it up a notch.
Enter stage right.
I decided partially through November’s effort last year that this one would go a step further. Post-editing and query letter phase, I am going to turn this story into a screenplay. It’s not that I haven’t thought of doing that before but there was something about this particular story that made me think I need to try that. It is different from what I have done before and likely it is different from what I will do in the future and there is something to be said for that. I am freaking out a little but trying to make sure that I am learning the CORRECT way to screenplay the shit out of a story in hopes that it leads to another awesome adventure.
Ridiculous and Awesome.
Its been an insanely long time since I have done a web round up so while I am taking a break, I figured this was as good a time as any to do one because I like talking about random stuff. So here we go:
Nerd Freakout – I completely lost my mind when I saw this. I mean “lost my mind” in a good way here. I am a huge Wonder Woman fan and any time something comes up that adds to that universe in general, it makes me happy for DAYS. This announcement sent me to YouTube where I watched Shazam, Isis and Wonder Woman videos all morning. Yes, I am busy, but this is RESEARCH. It is research for something right? Whatever.
Hogwarts Online – Equally had a freakout over this. (Yes, I do that a lot.) This wasn’t a “lost my mind” one as much as text everyone I know that would care about it, sign up for a log in and seriously debate the reason I need to take charms and potions. I mean, I haven’t DONE anything with it but its totally okay for adult to do that for RESEARCH.
Rorzen – This made me laugh a lot and then made me kinda sad. I am a Doctor Who nerd from way back. I mean WAY back. Further than David Tennant. Further than McCoy. Okay, move on. It has to be hard for these guys to end up in something amazing but never being able to shake it off. I wish fans were better about articulating stuff like that to people they look up to. I think sometimes they are making them feel awful, not flattered.
Villain Awesomeness – I literally have no idea who I would put on a fictional preferred list for this role. I have a strong suspicion whomever it is will not necessarily seem like who you would expect.
I was going to mention some of the jerks that have done crappy things the past week or so but screw them. I am not about to give their negative crap. If there is negativity to dish out it will be all mine.
More to come.
So new town, new adventures, busy, busy, busy, geek out, busy, busy…you get the picture. I am looking forward to some interesting things coming up and for sure, you will hear it from me first. 🙂
Peace and Chicken Grease!