April in a flash

April in a flash

And it has. I can’t believe April is almost over. In fact – I’m in complete denial. I don’t even remember March, let alone April, although Easter was a lot of fun. Right. Check in, yes? My month has taken a bit of a turn. So the things I thought to accomplish, are bigger than I originally intended. This is what happens when I tell myself to take it easy. My brain laughs at me. Complete Pantheon Tasks on time Prepare for Parent’s arrival CP stuff – failing abysmally Slowly work on AI/D/aWIP – I’m currently drafting D… so does this count? Work on Writemotivation Site – ARGH – yes, this week. I MUST DO THIS Be active on Social Media – I do think I’m doing this CHEER EVERYONE ON –...

The Good, Bad, and Really Bloody Sick

The Good, Bad, and Really Bloody Sick

2014 is not turning out to be my year. Don’t get me wrong – it started with a very productive bang. January was amazing. Loved it. February had family vacations, family loss, which resulted far less productivity than I’m used to. Cue March and the month of SICK INCARNATE. Baby was a little sick with allergies early on and began to get really sick, starting to run a 102/103 fever. Then my best friend got married and I was a bridesmaid. Lots of fun. And the next day – saw me with a fever of 102 for days, followed by a full week of low grade fever, loss of voice, a trip to the doctor, heaps of medications… and complete loss of productivity. I’m slowly recovering, but damn, this month has just not been kind to me. Really hoping...

Meeting March Head On

Meeting March Head On

Do you ever want to say something, but you’re not entirely sure how to say it? Yeah, that’s been me when blogging lately. Basically – I’m rushed off my feet and loving it. I’m working on Lore for a game called Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen – and I’m absolutely loving it. I get to work with Vhalen! ( The lore guy who had a hand in all the Everquest and Everquest 2 Lore!) This is like a bit of a dream come true. I’m having a blast, working with a team of amazing people. If you like MMORPGs – check it out. It’s crowdfunding at its finest. So – anyhu – That’s what I’ve been up to. As well as other things. Going to check out how my list is doing Play with Ds outline (to see if I can...

Adieu February AKA Good Riddance

After starting off the year in spectacular fashion in January, I was so set on making February a worthy sequel. After all, it’s the 2nd month and 2 is my FAVOURITE EVER NUMBER! Right? Wrong. Seems February was pretty much against me from the beginning. It started out on the right foot, and very quickly devolved into, well, no feet at all and even the hands failed to protect my face from planting it. So let’s see how I did Finish plotting/outlining D – yeah – some of this is done, but I think I’m missing something. Begin drafting D if possible – not happening Make time for potential edits of L/TDP – did this. I had this done by like the 4th. THE ONE THING I DID. Continue CP work (TPR etc) – only did a TINY BIT OF...

Of Contests and Choices

Of Contests and Choices

With Brenda Drake’s #PitchMadness once again on the horizon, I wanted to touch on the pros and cons of contests. Writing is a choice – sort of. You can choose to make time for it or go insane, at least, that’s how it works for me. That being said – as I’ve previously posted, there are as many different processes for writing as there are writers. No two people will write exactly the same way. This, of course, means – No two paths to publishing are exactly the same. If you’ve been around Twitter much at all for the last couple of years, you’ll have noticed query, pitch and first page contests popping up all around. The writing community on Twitter is amazing. It’s supportive, motivational and so helpful...

Why the MMORPG Genre needs a game like Pantheon

Why the MMORPG Genre needs a game like Pantheon

Most people who know me, should know that I met my husband in Everquest 2 in July 2005 and moved to the USA to marry him on June 1st 2007. What you don’t know – is how much MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online RolePlaying Games) have influenced who I am as a person and a writer. Everquest, as envisioned by Brad McQuaid, was released in 1999. I was perfectly happy with Myst and Zork type games, and pen and paper RPGs. I never had any intention to play the game. I bought the PC so my then boyfriend could play. One night I was bored, so I thought I’d give it a go. Looking back, Everquest graphics by today’s standards aren’t very much. But back then? They were amazing. The whole world that opened in front of me on my old monitor was...

It’s been no Valentine

It’s been no Valentine

February has not been the best month for me. First up we had lots of packing and arranging and shopping to do so we could go on a family ski vacation. Why no, I don’t ski. I would if snow weren’t involved. See my conundrum? Anyway – it snowed every single day of our vacation – and while a certain tiny toddler was adorable, we pretty much just stayed in our house. Altitude sickness smacked all of us in the face, and it wasn’t pretty. Then we got home, to find out that our Great-Gramma was in the ICU. She was transferred to Hospice late Monday afternoon, and passed away quietly while sleeping on Wednesday morning around 9am. We didn’t expect her to be gone so soon. And even though she had a full and beautiful life, it’s...