The Borderlands Saga / The Fellowship of the Baccalaureate / The Third Age

Mercury, You Are Drunk. Give Me Your Keys.

Mercury does this thing about three times a year. Well, actually, it doesn’t really do anything; it just looks like it’s doing something. From Earth it looks like Mercury is moving backwards. They call it retrograde. And dammit if it doesn’t just fuck everything up. I  mean, yeah, sure, it’s just a planet and it’s probably not really affecting you, Katje. Sheesh. Crazy pagan, thinking planets do stuff. And, you know, I know people for whom Mercury going retrograde is nothing. Just another week, or three. But that’s not true for me. Something in my life always goes wrong

Musings / Ten Thousand Hours of Procrastination

I’m still your best pilot

I wrote 4,602 words in January and haven’t penned one since. I’m hoping to write about 26k a month this summer to try and catch up. We’ll see how that goes. Story goals are same as before, with an addition. Finish editing Parts 2 and 3 of Bellica and upload to site. Finish The Jade Star of Athering. Finish The Man of Bronze. Finish Islands of Fire and Water. Start that new story idea in November. Publish Bellica in hardcopy. Write Snowbound sequel (?). Write short story that’s been bouncing around in my head for weeks now. I’m going to see if I can do that

Musings

Words, Words, Words

I’m at 14,306 words in Nano, which is good considering how tired I’ve been this month (seriously — insomnia until 5am and then not being able to wake up till the late afternoon, and tired all the rest of the time but still not able to fall asleep = not. fun. at. all.). My Nano novel is The Jade Star of Athering, which is the sequel to Bellica, and it’s coming along fairly nicely. As it’s my second novel in that world and set right after the events in Bellica I’m having trouble separating the two; I have to

Musings / Ten Thousand Hours of Procrastination

Writing hiatus

I am taking a break from writing anything new until September 8th because I have to work on editing Snowbound, preparing for Dragon*Con, going to Dragon*Con, getting together a working props list for Dove In Death (a production that goes off the end of September), getting together my production stuff for Just Shoot Me (the show I’m directing in November), and losing some weight so I can be IN the fall show that goes off end of October (The Balcony). Yes, three shows overlapping, right after the other. Plus 5 classes (more than  full load), dance classes, morning yoga,

Musings / Ten Thousand Hours of Procrastination

Poems

In case you go looking for the second poem I mentioned in my last entry, it’s not up. I deleted it because I realized it needed more work and wasn’t ready for public consumption just yet. BSG was fucking phenomenal. That show has changed my life. I never thought I’d say that about a TV show, but there you go. Some of the things said…profound. And epic and heart-breakingly beautiful. I sobbed. That is the sign of a good story. Obviously I’m too tired to speak coherently at this point,  so I’m going to sign off. Tomorrow: finish glasstown,

Musings / Ten Thousand Hours of Procrastination

New Poems!

I wrote two more poems today, bringing me a third of the way to my year’s goal. View can be read here, and my Hierophant meets my High Priestess: all bets called off is scheduled for tomorrow. I think I may put my most recent poems into glasstown as well; I need to add more to it. Make it thicker. And a lot of my old stuff is just crap. July word count: 76,346 words YTD count: 124,301 Still working on edits for Bellica; maybe done by August 5th? That’s my hope. I also have essays to write for

Musings / Ten Thousand Hours of Procrastination

Monologue

Still haven’t gotten down to editing. After finishing I was up for two days straight, basically. Last night I slept 13+ hours straight, and now I’m up till 4am because I slept too much last night. I swear I’m not on Earth’s schedule. Tomorrow is class and gym and hopefully edit. I do also have to work on my three papers for class, though, which are all due a week from now. Feck. You may notice the synopsis is up for The White Star of Athering. Do not assume this means I know what the feck I’m writing. I