Guess what?

Guess what I didn’t do.  That’s right, write!

I am absolutely ridiculous, I know.  I get told this on a semi-daily basis.

But I do have a question for you guys.  I was watching Dancing with the Stars last night and say Nyle win and I was very happy.  I really liked him and his dancing.  Anyway.

I want to make a “Nyle” character in my book.  I want him to be deaf.  I want for the words he says with his hands to be in italics.

I have a sort-of plot forming in my head, and I think it would be interesting to have a deaf person as one of my MC’s.  What do you think?

I’ve read a lot of books.  And the books now are definitely more diverse than they were when I started getting into novels and branching out in different genres, but I think the only book I’ve read with sign language in it is The Siren by Kiera Cass.  But, even in that book, sign language isn’t particularly necessary–the MC’s don’t use it because they are deaf, (spoiler if you haven’t read it) they use it so they don’t have to talk.

I want my “Nyle” to have to use it because he is actually deaf.

I’m going to give it a go and put some of the plot down on paper–see where it takes me.  Let me know what your thoughts are on the subject!

Change of Plans

Okay, so.  Filming a book haul fell through because, at the moment, I sound like a man with a clothespin on his nose.  It’s not good since I’m not a man and I don’t have any clothespins on me.  Hopefully, I will feel better, and sound better, within the next couple of weekends, and I’ll get to put together something for you guys and gals so you can see what I got.  That, and the box of books is absolutely massive, and I keep having to move it around.

I’ve been in a funk for a little while now–I don’t want to read for writing and I don’t want to write for reading.  So, naturally, I end up doing neither and just watch YouTube videos.  And by YouTube videos, I mean Supernatural clips, gag reels, and footage from the conventions.

But, that is about to change!  Mr. Boss-Man is out of the office today, so I have some free time to write.  Mind you, I could’ve written the first four hours I was here, but again with the YouTube.

What am I going to do with myself?

Okay!  Off to writing!  I need to start now or I won’t.

Talk to y’all next time!

 

You’d think I was better at this.

Note to self:  Do NOT watch music videos while taking a break from writing.  You know what happens then?

You get ANOTHER idea for ANOTHER story!  And then you can’t stop thinking about it.  And then you start trying to work on it.

I keep doing this.

Anyway.  I’m starting to work on the second story, and I need help.  I want to plot my characters a little more, put a little more meat on their bones.  So naturally I get on Pinterest to start looking for any good character profiles.  Two hours later, I’m still on Pinterest, but I’m looking at pictures of Sam, Dean, and Cas instead.  I don’t mind looking at their pictures, though.  Not one bit.

So to pull my attention away from that trio, what do I do?  I get on here to tell you about it!  Ha!

I’m still looking for a decent profile.  I haven’t found one I liked yet.  I need some world-building stuff, too.  It’s not easy creating fictional planets.

So, any of y’all have any good profiles or templates?  A questionnaire?  Anything?

By all means, let me know!  I’ll let you guys know if I find anything!

Books, Books, and More Books!

I have a book buying problem.  Seriously.  It doesn’t matter if I don’t read a book for two months, I buy a new one just about every week.

I do try to prohibit myself to just the one, though.  There’s a bookstore a few store-fronts down from my office and I could buy a dozen every time I walked in.  I only get one..usually…sometimes.  Let’s put it this way-I limit myself to one new book.  The upstairs of the store contains used books-paperbacks are $0.99 and hardbacks are $3.00.  Come on!  A hardback book for three dollars!  And I also only get them if I know it’s a book that I want to read.

Then Book Outlet had to go and have a sale and give me a coupon…shot that plan in the head.

So, of course, I bought some discounted-discount books.  I’m thinking of maybe doing a book haul when everything comes in.  I’ve been watching booktubers on YouTube for a while now and I’ve got a camera that would be good enough for me to post videos with.  What do you guys think?

Going Back to School?

I can’t believe that I’m going to say this, but I want to go back to school.

I’ve been out of college for a year, and I don’t like it.

Well, I like it.  I’ve got a full-time job, a new car (my old one didn’t like me anymore), and spending money.  I won’t be giving any of that up, trust me.  But I don’t like not learning.  Which is understandable, since I have been in school for one thing or the other for almost twenty years.  Seriously.  I started kindergarten at age 5-we didn’t have a pre-k at my school yet-and I graduated in May before I turned 25 in October.

I feel weird not being in school, not learning, not (I never thought I’d say this) writing papers.  I’m one of those people that likes to learn random things and then spout them out.  My brain is 30% music and song lyrics, 25% movie quotes, 25% book quotes, 20% stuff I learned in school.  (The school part is actually larger, but it overlaps with all the other categories too.)

So, I’ve decided to get my MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University.  It’s going to be online, so I’ll still be able to work full-time, and I can finish it in one year.  One year, people!  Now, I’m not doing it yet.  I’ve got that new car that I mentioned up top.  It was affordable for me, but by no means was it cheap.  I want to save up some more.  I haven’t applied, sent transcripts (which will be a pain since I’ve been to three different colleges), looked at financial aid, etc.

But I know that I can handle it.  One class a month for a year.  All the classes look interesting.  So hopefully by this time next year I will at least have started school again.  I’m actually looking forward to it.

I’m excited.  I’m really, really excited, y’all.  Wow.