The Wilderness Life

What am I up to today? Well, being hungry for once. Yes, I truly am a hungry artist as I’m -$38 on my bank account and I’ve used up $5 of the $13 on my remaining credit card. If you got something you can pass me through Kofi, I’ll love you for it.

I’m also doing a lot of writing. As of right now I’ve passed 38,000 words for Nano and I should bust 40k tomorrow. Since that will be 21 straight days of writing, I’ll get two badges tomorrow. Only one remains after that and we know what it is.

I finished Annie’s trek with all the Guardian Girls–that makes a good name for a girl gang–and now I’m about half-way through the Polar Express. As you can see, it’s coming right along:

How are things going? Well…

Emma did that thing everyone expected her to do. And it blew up in her face, leaving her butthurt.

However… she’s apologized after learning all the truth about Annie and Kerry and even admitted she was trying to force Kerry into something he didn’t want to do, which is known as “Non-consensual actions” by a lot of people. So things are good today.

Let me tell ya, writing about Emma wanting to jump Kerry was hard, because I really had to imagine her being total desperate. Which she was. And it hurt to write it. But that’s some of the shit we writers put ourselves through: it’s all about beating ourselves up so we can get our souls down on paper.

I’ve also been playing with ebook formatting and I’ve done a couple. I’m actually going to release a novel next month, but it’s not what you think.

I’ll talk about that later.

Where, Oh Where?

Hi there! I’ll bet you’re surprised to see me. Particularly since the last thing I did was a video back in August. Well, a whole lot has been going on.

Not all good.

First, I was homeless for a while. Three weeks, actually, living in my car and spending my evenings in the parking lot of a 24 hour Wal Mart. Believe me when I say staying in your car isn’t a lot of fun.

Then I ended up in a mental hospital again. You don’t need to know the why, the how is I spent 11 days in “The Unit” back in October and I’m much better now. I’m resigned to the fact that I’ll be on med all my life: I don’t have a choice. If I go off my meds, I go back to the hospital. It’s not gonna be fun.

But here’s the good thing–

I’m writing again.

I’m doing NaNoWriMo for the first time in years and I’m 30,000 words into my novel. And what novel is that?

Why, C For Continuing.

Yes, I’m writing about Annie and Kerry again. I’ve finished Christmas in Pamporovo, I did almost 17,000 words of Annie’s adventures with the Guardians, and I’m about to start on Emma and Kerry alone in the wilds of Canada for the Polar Express. It’s going and I’m going to win NaNo ’cause I’m ahead right now.

And then… we’ll see, won’t we. Right now I want to write.

Also, I’m over on Wattpad. I’ve got one of my mermaid stories, but more importantly, I have an unpublished novel that I wrote back in 2012 called Suggestive Amusements. You can find it right here and I hope you go out and read it while it’s free. I’ll warn you now, there’s swearing and sex in it, so don’t be shocked.

Last but not least… I played my last derby game of 2019 on 5 October. I was jammer three times. The first two times–well, I didn’t do all that great. The third and last time it was the last jam of the game and I not only got through on my initial pass, I was lead jammer, I scored one point, and I called off the jam to end the game.

One point doesn’t sound like a lot, but I became the oldest jammer ever for DDR to score a point in a legit game and probably one of the oldest in WFTDA for 2019. I consider that quite an accomplishment. Below is a photo of me getting lead.

So have fun, get sleep, and enjoy reading.

I’ll try not to be a stranger.