“Tonight I’m gonna have myself a real good time I feel alive and the world it’s turning inside out Yeah!” ~Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now

When life gets the best of me and makes me mad or tries to bring me down, I find that music really helps me feel better. I haven’t been able to write much, had some issues come up, like my car not starting before I had to be at work. All the problems aside right now some good music and my story is pulling me out of a bad mood and into a great one.

Also, Last of Us is really a fantastic game!! I am so addicted to it. I am about 75% done. My boyfriend is right on my tail, we have to split the day up and play at separate times so we don’t ruin the game for each other. It makes me annoyed when I feel like I was super thorough and really combed through the place….then he plays the same level later and I see that I really missed a lot of crap. I will have to beat the game AGAIN to 100% it. The game is well worth a second play through though, so it won’t be that bad.

OK, back to the story, I hit a brief wall and this little post helped me clear my mind a bit. Thank you!!

Love,

Ness

P.S. Queen is still on, I am really rocking out.

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”- Mark Twain

I am feeling pretty good today, a little over 2k words into the second chapter. I find that setting myself little writing goals helps me out tremendously. My goal is at the least 1,000 words a day. A chapter a week for us, maybe even two weeks. We don’t want to burn ourselves out or let our ideas get tired and cranky. We want to nurture it slowly, and raise it right. We started out with just a little idea, broke it down to characters, and now we are taking it chapter by chapter. Hell, I don’t even think we know our true ending yet.

Writing is easy once you have something to work with, it’s keeping track of all the ideas and twists that becomes a pain in the butt.
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“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” -Jack London

I sat last night listening to Nessa type away at chapter 2, sometimes clarifying why something happened in my story the way it did, or my thoughts on what will happen next. After she was finished writing we started getting on the subject of what was going to be happening in our story. I realized something. We were looking for the book to go two different ways to, not just end the story, but tell it. This was our first real clash as collaborating writers. This being said, we had worked side by side for years in World of Warcraft, as either guild officers, raiders, achievement hunters or near the end Co-leaders of our guild, this wasn’t the first time we had ideas that clashed. We both are passionate about what we think, regardless of what anyone else thinks of it. I was starting to think, after our disagreement, that this might be over before it started. That’s when I thought back to every other time we had ended up tell each other off, I gave it about an hour then messaged her to play League of Legends. We did, and we made a few seriously awesome comebacks. It was great!

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The Liebster Award!!

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Wow! The Liebster award! This post has been brewing for a couple of days. It has been a hell of a weekend and I am glad that I have a belly full of chicken and some headphones on because this is going be to one doozy of a post.

We are so happy on how this blog is flourishing. We would like to say that it isn’t is, but it really is. We just pour my thoughts onto the paper (Eric more forms words into imagery) and people click a little button and tell me they like it or give me feedback. For us, it is that simple. This is our first blog award and we are just happy that people like us. Thank you again, Plotting Bunnies (http://plottingbunnies.wordpress.com/), for nominating our humble little blog for this!

Without further interruption. The Liebster Award. For those of you not acquainted with my friend, Google, I would be happy to tell you more about it. The award is propelled by the powerful blog community and awarded to the blogs that are underrated and really great. The blogs must have less than 200 followers. You also get this adorable trophy to display proudly for everyone to see!

The award comes with a few rules, so listen closely people:

  • List eleven random facts about yourself.

  • Nominate eleven bloggers for the award.

  • Let them know about the nomination.

  • Ask eleven questions for the new award winners to answer.

  • Answer the eleven questions you were asked when you were nominated.

So, If I have nominated you. Congrats! I love your blog. I hope this award inspires you the way it has Eric and I. We wish you all nothing but the best! Keep writing, because at least ONE person loves your blog and wants you to continue to write.

::cracks knuckles:: OK! We have some work to post here. I hope you all enjoy!
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“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” -Ray Bradbury

Today is a beautiful day in Halifax, the city-town I live in. The sun is shining, the grass is green, and the firemen are out wearing high-heels to promote awareness of women and child abuse. I hear they’re going to do a mile walk in heels to raise money for charity. The best part of today? I went all-out on my tim’s trip and bought me an iced coffee AND a regular coffee. I will finish typing in the first chapter today. No matter what. Also, small hint to aspiring writers out there. Never, ever, ever write something on paper then expect yourself to type it into a computer in the same format. You will always add to it. Always. Even when you think you’ve already added enough, you will add more, or change something to describe better. It’s a curse. I don’t think I will be writing out my chapters any longer, as much as I don’t like it I will probably just type them out. This being said. I love writing things down on paper. It just feels so nice. There’s something magical about actually hearing your pen or pencil scratch against the paper.

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The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure. -Joseph Campbell

You know what? Sometimes people just don’t make any sense to me. Like last night, there was some concert or something going on in the park across the street from my apartment complex, there was some pretty fun sounding music being played and I wanted to know what was going on. So, I got dressed, put down my pen, and went over to my friend’s apartment, where I knew most people were, and asked if anyone was interested in seeing what was going on and maybe enjoying some of the music. No one was interested, they just wanted to stay in and play games, and don’t get me wrong, I would normally have been there with them, maybe I was just feeling adventurous. But, going down, I met some people, had a few conversations, dancing a bit and overall had a lot of fun! Looking back today, I’m sad they decided on playing video games because they missed out on one hell of a free concert.

I can understand where they were coming from, but, it was just across the road, if they weren’t having fun they could just leave, only losing a few minutes of game time. I wonder why people do this, because I know even I have a tendency to do things like this, we keep with what we know is fun, or at least was fun, and we don’t explore new things. I think my new mantra is going to be similar to the movie “Yes man”. Yes, I will try that new kind of food I normally dislike. Yes, I will jump out of a plane with you! Yes, I think I would like to ask this pretty girl out to coffee. Yes, I will go to that free yoga class. Regardless, I had fun with the music, the people, everything. I wish my town-city had more things like this, or I at least knew about them before they were half over.

Speaking of half-over, I finally finished writing the first chapter of our novel. Once I transpose it from paper to the computer I will be posting an excerpt, I hope you’ll read it and let us know what you think! I’m always looking for constructive criticism on my work.

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

Boy, is it hard to keep BALANCE sometimes. Keeping up with life AND trying to fit in time to write…. that is a challenge. I start to think of ways to get more time in for writing – ‘Well, If I had woke up 2 hours ago.’ ‘If I only played 1 hour of video games.’ ‘Do I really need to spend time eating?’

All things considered, I find that the more I write, the easier it comes to me, and the more time I magically have in my day to commit to writing. Once I stop writing, it becomes harder to start back up. I get a little rusty and have to start over.

The good news is, I finished my character back story and bio. I know, you don’t NEED either of them to write well at all. You may not need them, but I am so particular about the way I do things I have to build things from the ground up or everything will just get lost in the void. My mind just becomes this violent, thrashing ocean of ideas and words when I am deep in thought. And I am going to need a bigger boat.

Any who, three cheers for me. I finished a bio and back story. This basically sets me up right to the point we want to be in our book so I can begin Chapter 2. The character is Morgan Avery. She plays a big part in said book. She comes from a broken home and abusive parents. The following excerpt is after she had went out for a bit to escape her drunk father and came to the revelation – she is moving out.

Thank you all for reading!

Love,

Ness

P.S. My food is finished, it is time to finally catch up and watch the first episode of the new season of True Blood! ::excited squeal::
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