in_the_blue: (anders)
I get the best ones when I'm awake in the middle of the night. Wait, is 4:30 the middle of the night?

1. So many "we're going to purge your journal because you haven't logged in for 2 years and have less than 3 posts" emails from LJ. It got me all nostalgic for those good old RP days when I couldn't wait to check my email to see who my character of the moment would be interacting with.

That was fun. I could never do it at that same frenetic pace again, though. But yeah, it was fun.

2. Dragon Age: Inquisition. I'm some 33 hours into my second play-through. I went female human mage this time. She's pretty kickass. I liked my Lavellan Inquisitor too, though. He was great. This time I imported from the Keep (for all of Origins, Awakenings, & DA2). My girl Hawke romanced Anders and kept him around even after his big misdeed. Last night in Inquisition I got some really beautiful dialog about that.

At 4:30 in the morning I had a formula all worked out for it. If I remember, it went something like:

if DA:2(Romanced!Anders)+(StillAlive)
   then DA:I(my!heart!broken)
   then PlayerNostalgia=active


That's my brain telling me to replay DA2 now that I have a sweeping view of the whole storyline.

Also, I'm reading the comic books. Alistair + Isabela + Varric = Happy Me.

3. NaNoWriMo is going. It only took me a few weeks, but I'm finally picking up steam with my writing. I wasn't sure that was going to happen. I'm glad it has/is.

4. I'm not doing holiday cards this year.

That's about it. Be well, y'all.

NaNo

Nov. 17th, 2014 12:13 am
in_the_blue: (faye in blue)
I've been loosely chronicling my 2014 NaNoWriMo experience over on Wordpress, if you're interested.

It's been fun.
in_the_blue: (let the dominoes fall)
If you feel like writing a fic, all the prompts for I Need My Fics are available now on AO3 right here. I have my eye on... oh, about 90% of them, but I always say that. The story reveal is on Monday at 9pm EDT, but we leave the prompts up forever. Or for whenever!

In other news, my mother-in-law is getting settled nicely into her new place. I realize I'm probably in the minority in the grand history of daughters-in-law when I say it's great having her five minutes down the street. Am I spending more time with her? Yes, but it's pretty delightful.

We're getting a new garden! This was supposed to happen back in May, but all good things take their time, I guess. The plants arrive today and will be put in tomorrow. When we first moved here the garden was filled with plants that require a heavy amount of water (roses, hydrangea, lawn, and so on). Since we're in a serious drought, we had to redo our sprinkler system to one that uses far less water and change the plants to those that are drought-tolerant. (Sometimes it's expensive being eco-sensitive, but it's so worthwhile.) We have a recirculating source of water for the birds now, and by next week will have a much more viable garden with no grass to mow and no water hogs requiring a lot of maintenance.

Writing... not so much. I had inspiration for a story and wrote the first paragraph, but I'm still letting the plot sort of settle in my mind. I wrote a little thing on characterization on Wordpress if anyone's interested. Also, both Happily Ever Afterlife and Dragonthology are free to borrow on Amazon if you've got a Kindle account and Amazon Prime. (If you don't, they're still both available for purchase.)

I'm thinking hard about NaNo. I might save this new novel idea for November, which isn't so very far away. I can do the necessary research first and maybe come up with an outline. I'll see; it's tempting.
in_the_blue: (kara waving goodbye)
My summary on NaNo

Also, for those of you who don't have a Wordpress account, do you see ads when you visit my site? I'm thinking of springing for ad-free, because I just can't stand to see them on other sites. I don't know. Thoughts on that?
in_the_blue: (pretty spike)
NaNo in a nutshell )

In non-NaNo news, I found this article in the New York Times about not giving away writing to be very interesting.

How are all of you?

NaNoWriMo

Oct. 13th, 2013 07:05 pm
in_the_blue: (judy judy judy)
Who's participating? Can I add you as a writing buddy?

Here's mine. Now to pick my book from my VAST LIST OF IDEAS and start outlining.
in_the_blue: (james in trouble)
Yikes.

I think I just decided to do NaNoWriMo this year.

Luckily, I have no shortage of story ideas... only of good story ideas. Help me, Obi-Wan!
in_the_blue: (bloody comma)
If you're doing NaNo this month -- either officially or unofficially -- and need a place to vent, to crow, to blab, to debrief, or just to get it all out there in the open, feel free to use this spot, cowboys and cowgirls. I promise to always be sympathetic to your cause!

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