“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well, chapter 2 has been done for a day or so. Eric and I had a very productive meeting over the chapter and what is to become of our book. We really have our differences in thoughts and ideas, we can go back and forth a million times until we do have that same singular agreement and thoughts. Once we get on the same path of agreement, we find it easier to branch out from there. We have been MIA from the blog scene for a bit so I’d thought I’d stop by and say hello.

I am sure you noticed our lack of posts. We kind of hit a bit of a writing rut and have been dealing with real life problems outside of our fantasy nerd world. Hopefully getting back on track will be easily done. We are two chapters in and excited and anxious to finish our first collaborative masterpiece. Even if just one person reads our story, it will be an amazing experience for us.

On a side note, I am a Bronze League player in League of Legends. I cannot get out of bronze no matter how hard I try, how good I am, it never fails that I am matched up with people who throw the game because “my mom hit the router” “GG they got first blood AFK in base” “OMG ::insert random laner here:: just took my kill, report them” .. I could go on about the plagued matches I have had. It really made me think that I should lay off the games until kids are back in school… Or have one of my friends carry me XD.

The most important thing I need to remember is NOT TO GIVE UP!! I told myself I will make it to silver league. I will keep trying! Just like with writing, when words will not come out – I will force them out. What comes out may be twisted, trashy, and worth nothing… but to me if I can make something come out it will jump start my creative energy again.  We will finish this book because we said we would. Even if the result is garbage – the lesson we learn will carry us into our next projects.

Love,

NessP.S. Eric is camping for the weekend, he most likely will get eaten by a bear or moose while taken a bathroom break, drunk, in the wilderness of Canada. We will all say a prayer for our lost fellow Nerd. Updates when this happens.

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.

We have never posted what started this whole thing did we? Well, let me tell you a little story! Continue reading