And late afternoon at that! Enjoy!
And late afternoon at that! Enjoy!
What does this mean? It’s all crazy. Just like me. And here’s the video to prove it!
Well, I said I’d get into gear and have an excerpt for you today–
I’ve been messing around this morning and haven’t done much of anything except catch up with people I knew a while back, which means not a lot else has happened. And in about an hour I’m heading off to skate and work on my form, so when I do get to writing it won’t be until tonight.
I do promise that I’ll have that excerpt for you tomorrow, because why not start out the year right?
Anyway, a couple of things:
One, I’m going swimming tomorrow. A few of my teammates and I are doing the Harrisburg Penguin Plunge because we are raising money for the Humane Society of Harrisburg. I’ll dip into the freezing Susquehanna tomorrow about noon and hold off impending hypothermia as long as possible. I’m going to film this with my GoPro, so there will be video. And if you want to kick a little money my way, here’s the link that will add to my team’s amount.
And the “catching up” I was alluding to happened on Second Life. Yeah, after four years I decided to go back in for a while and check up on people and use it as a break from Real Life now and then. Though I’ve talked about this a few times in the past, I’ve never went into detail about my life there, but whatever happened in the past is not going to happen again. I’m going to take a far more leisurely approach to digital immersion this time around.
Anyway, if you’re ever in Second Life and you see this woman walking around–
That’s me in digital form. Well, not me, per se, but my avatar. Yes, I’m a person of color there and I spent about five years learning the ins and outs of being a good woman before I took it to real life. Which is why my therapist told me I already kinda knew what I wanted to be–
Because I’d spent a lot of time learning before I saw here.
Have a good New Year’s Eve, and let’s hope 2018 doesn’t suck as much as this last year did.
It’s that time of year again: when the end is here.
So I have a video for the end times. Enjoy!
Oh, and here I am in my mermaid dress and leggings:
And me doing 10 minutes of squats in said outfit while watching Black Mirror:
How much hell? I guess you gotta watch the video to find out. Enjoy!
Here’s the photo of Tarantula and me:
And here was me wearing my over-the-knee boots to work yesterday.
Tuesday night was another night for laying out chapters in C For Continuing, but it was time to get down into the detail and look at what needed writing. That meant opening up Chapter Twenty and setting up each scene that occurs–
But while I was at it I decide Chapter Twenty-One needed opening as well. So I jumped in there, too.
Chapter Twenty has four scenes. The first, Seeing On the Ball, is the setup and happens in class. Will anyone other than Annie and Kerry have visions? Maybe. Visions on Duty is the whole vision that the kids have. Rather than embed it inside another scene, it gets one of its own. Public in Private concerns Deanna discussing what happened from her point of view as well as learning as much about the vision from Annie and Kerry as possible. The last scene, Wonders and Discoveries, is all Annie and Kerry discussing the vision as they return to the Great Hall because… well, just because, yeah?
I expect the first scene to be the longest, but none of these scenes should go longer than fifteen hundred words–maybe two thousand for the first one. Even so, it’s setting up the chapter to be about five thousand words–which isn’t a bad average if you think about it.
Now, Chapter Twenty-One is a little different. Personal Projections will take us into something that hasn’t been touched on up to this point–and that’s one of the kids attempting to perform an astral projection. Preparing to Project is the setup and Walking On a Thread is the actual projection, which means–surprise!–one of both kids manage the spell.
Bu there’s Something in the Winds… remember how Deanna said there are things in the Astral Realm that people need to avoid? Guess what? We may get to see one of those things. No matter what, Return to Base gets us back to the end of the session and whatever danger there was is likely gone and/or bested. And we get to hear how the projection went, right? I’m sure that will happen.
Since it’s likely I won’t head to practice tonight–the cold is trying to return and my back is still sore–I’ll likely map out Chapters Twenty-Two and Twenty-Three. After I get some food in me and maybe take a nap.
Gotta be rested if I’m gonna think about the future in the past, right?
About last night– Hey, that would make a good title for a movie or a book, yeah?
Anyway, as I said I would do, last night I began plotting out Part Six. Well, not actually plotting it out: that requires setting up the scenes for what’s to come in the chapters. But I’m getting there and I expect this week to see me finishing out the plotting, because these characters aren’t gonna plot this sucker out by themselves.
What do I have, then? Well, for Part Six I’ve got this:
Part Six is Our Winter of Discontent and this is leading the kids into the last couple of months of school before Salem shuts down and 2013 becomes one with the history books. So things are gonna start getting a little sticky for the kids and probably get a little worse as time goes by.
First up we have Public Visions and as I indicated, deals with Annie and Kerry doing a class exercise with Deanna and having a vision–oh, should I have said Spoilers? Like you didn’t know that would happen. Well, it’s coming next and it’ll be fun.
Then there’s Personal Projections. What’s that? It’s Annie-centric and all I can say is that she decides to do something she was told not to do, but you know Annie, right? It’s also gonna be interesting.
Third up is Recruitment Night and this begins the creation of a derby league in Salem. Annie’s off to become Fresh Meat and not turn into Rotten Meat like me, since I’ve been uncertified for more than six months. My guess it’s quite likely that before you know it, she’s gonna be hittin’ bitches in the wall.
And last is Racing Rudeness and hell, we know what that means. I mean, it’s about time Kerry got into a wreck, don’t you know, and now’s the time to lay that on him. Expect a certain soul mate to be pissed, too.
So that’s Part Six–
But wait! There’s more!
Yes, I decided I’d lay out Part Seven as well because, well, I already had part of it laid out. What’s that you say, Cassidy? Yep, I did. Because I’ve showed it to you before.
Part Seven is titled Travelogues and, as you might guess, it deals with traveling and the aftermath. Like–
The first chapters is Yule in Pamporovo and if you don’t know what that’s about, you be trippin’. Annie goes home for Yule and she’s got company, ’cause Kerry is gonna stay with the Family Kirilovi. Kerry gets to see how Annie lives as well as having plenty of time to get to know his future in-laws. Which is probably not a bad idea since he’ll likely see more of them than his family.
The next two chapters are Weekend with the Girls and The Polar Express. The first is Annie going off with Helena to do some Guardian stuff while the second is Kerry going off with Emma to fly and freeze his butt. If I haven’t made it clear up to now, both of these happen at the same time, so there won’t be scenes of Annie mopping around Salem wondering where Kerry’s at. Which is for the best because who really wants to see that?
And last is Post Mortums, which deals with the aftermath of both excursions–sort of. Kind of. Maybe. Things will happens that require discussion, so this is the time for that to happen. And they will.
There you have it: the next few–or many–months of writing. And what comes after that?
I guess I’ll have to plot it out.