In the past two days I have had two quite different TG-related experiences.
For the possibly two people actually interested, I figured I'd post a progress report on what I've been working on recently.
I know people are probably getting tired of my blogs about my attempt to join the published world, but...
I want opinions, and this is the best way to get 'em alright?
I'm in the final stages of prepping my collective book for sending to Katie to make sure it'll work as a Kindle eBook.
This was originally intended to be a comment on a comment on a recent blog entry, but I was rambling and going WAY off topic, so here it is on its own.
I added links to the bottom of my Halloween contest entry for the other stories in the "universe," if you will, of Henry Harrelson's Custom Fit Boots, in case anybody is interested in reading the other stories set there.
I'm working on getting things together and edited for publication! This is exciting!
I wanted to write today.
I TRIED to write today.
Okay, I did write, a bit.
But not nearly as much as I wanted to.
I just set up my first title page on my own, yay!
Horray for having things to post again!
It's me again, and like always, I'm in search of validation of my meager writing skills.
Or, no, wait, that's not it at all for once!
Today we rented Cloud Atlas.
That is what I have written today.
In terms of digital writing stuff (at least related to TG fiction) this is the most I've written in the last several months.
Does anybody happen to know why Zoulless went through and deleted all their stuff?
Not only are they neat free games, but a chance to help out a sister in need. Now, is that not worth it?
Regardless of what the right word is, I'm offering 'em.
I've done writing! Yay!
...On something people want to read, even!
I was cruising Kotaku this evening -- as I am wont to do, given my job -- when I came across an outside link to a very nice article.
I was reading a blog post earlier wherein one of the commenters mentioned that this site is not appropriate for teens.
She's right. That's why we have the age warning on the very first page after typing in the address, after all.
But, how hard would it be to do something that WAS specifically for transgendered teens?
For my zone, anyway.
I have settled on an idea for my novel for NaNoWriMo.
It is cheesy. It is historically inaccurate. It will likely tick a number of people off.
It will also be a blast.
I'm sure that nearly everyone here is familiar with the uncomfortable feeling of having to put up with your gender presentation and physical sex not matching exactly at one point or another.
I think I've posted a blog asking this same question in the past, but I can't remember and I can't find it, so I'll just go ahead and do it again.
How many people here prefer writing their stories by hand before taking them to the screen?
MORE WRITING IS GETTING DONE! HUZZAH!
However, that brings up an interesting question, and I need reader/author input on what is to be done. Those who don't want spoilers on the next PFH, DO NOT READ.
It's here, it's here!
You know that next part of Princess For Hire: The Second Semester that I promised, like, months ago?
It's finally written!
I've just sent it off to my official reviewer to read over before I post it, so expect it sometime late today/early tomorrow I guess, depending on how it is received by she.
No, it's not up to my old quality. Yes, it will get better. Heck, to be honest, I'm just glad I managed to sit down and churn out about five and a half pages in one sitting!
I am not what you would call a calm sleeper. I tend to toss and turn throughout the night, waking up, and falling back to sleep over and over again. Sometimes I come closer to consciousness than true sleep, and during these times, when I'm almost in control of what I'm thinking, I tend to have my clearest -- and often, strangest -- dreams.
Last night, this happened to me, and the result is something that, while nil on actual TG content, I still felt compelled to share.
Heya peeps! Long time no hear, right?
Let's kick this thing off right, then.
How many here can tell me the difference between good writing and great writing?
A tough question, right? After all, there are so many ways to judge a particular work. Great characters, but crappy story line? A great story, but terrible dialogue? Mediocre everything, but nothing particularly wrong with any one part? What makes a work of writing good, and what makes one bad?
Alright, so. As anybody who's talked to me recently knows, I've been planning, and hoping, and planning on a gaming PC build for several months now. I've gone through about fifty redesigns, ranging from under 300 dollars up into the low thousands. I've debated between producers of this and that, what features I needed, even what to name the damn thing.
Well, last week I finally got the money together to purchase the parts.
Alright, this should probably be in the forum section, but meh.
I'm asking this here, because I've cruised the Crystal Hall forums and found lots of contradicting recommendations from fans and don't recall ever really seeing an official response. So, here goes:
What IS the recommended reading order for the Whateley Academy stories?
I could always go strictly by posting date, but that seems inefficient and ends up with having to backtrack a lot as character's stories are started at the beginning of the year chronologically but much later as far as when they were written.
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