KABOOM!!

Jul. 27th, 2011 07:54 pm
atthequillsmercy: (FAIL)
LJ got attacked, as you all know. So I have decided to post at WordPress along with LJ till I get annoyed with one and drop it. :p

As you all may NOT know (unless you slavishly follow my Twitter feed) I have finished the rough draft of Gods in the Grey City, which I will get to work on typing as fast as possible.

In other news, as of Monday, Ma is officially on hospice care. :( There’s no telling how long till… Well, TILL. It’s the same hospice my Granny used so I expected them to be very nice to me. So far, I have not been disappointed.

Understandably (I hope) you can understand all the delay with my writing these days. :/

It’s no excuse for laziness, however. So, I better get to work.

 

atthequillsmercy: (Executive Lesbian)
Remember that short story I was writing for the erotic lesbian steampunk anthology?

Here it is. ;)

I love this universe and I will absolutely write more with these ladies in the future; both erotic and non-erotic. :) They're some cool ladies. XD

In other news, Mom had her scan and basically, there's no change in the actual cancer. She's still in the hospital and she will be till all the shingles are healed and she can swallow food on her own. When she does come home, Ma will have an aide to help her around the house.

But at least she can come home.

I'm working on more of Gods in the Grey City and hope to post more on the site. Once that's one, it'll go to Kindle, too. I'm working on having a whole little corner of Amazon just for me. XD If I can get enough out there, maybe I can make some extra money to afford a dryer! :D I would love to own a dryer... *dreams* But all in due time.

Tonight, since I have a three day weekend, I'll be working on starting a baby sweater (not for me) and practicing driving. I will also try to finish Grey City so I can get it edited and I can move on to the next project. I'm hustling baby!! XD
atthequillsmercy: (Magic)
I'd planned a long entry a couple days ago but then Ma went into the hospital with shingles and well, I freaked out. She's doing fine so now that I'm calmer I can update the blog with SOMETHING. :p

I'm awaiting a file review for getting Dreamhunter on Kindle and a review of my book from Sorean by [livejournal.com profile] clockworklady . Pardon me for freaking out in both cases. XD I'm trying not to chew my fingernails right off.

Once I'm confident DH went up smoothly, the short stories will start to go up. Eventually, I would like to collect all my short stories in a bound book but for now, Kindle seems to be the way to go for me.

My new 5 page a day goal is going pretty well (the hospital scare where I not only did NOT write, I didn't sleep... Or eat). I've been bouncing back and forth between Greenhouse, Grey City and the lesbian thriller. I'm having such a fabulous time working on them, you have no idea. >D I grab every spare moment I can. :)

Since Ma is still in the hospital, I'm walking to the train on weekday mornings. Today I managed to give myself a fabulous blister on my foot so instead of watching Dr. Who on the treadmill, I'll just sit and watch it. I also have to review Paradise Kiss for you guys.

All in good time, my pretties.
atthequillsmercy: (Boot)
I've been really busy trying to get Dreamhunter ready for re-publishing and brainstorming ideas for that other anthology I want to query. But in between those things, I managed to get my hands on some anime! So, here's a long overdue review of Maria Watches Over Us.

I've watched season one and two and I've come to two conclusions:
1) I have a weakness for shojo. I can't help it. As warped as I am, give me a good silly story with decent characters and I get emotionally invested. I wanted to know everything about these girls and I wanted them to have beautiful friendships with their "sisters" (it's kinda their way or mentoring in the school they attend) for the rest of their lives. I laughed with them, teared up when they cried and genuinely wanted them to graduate and succeed.

2) Yuri is nothing like Yaoi. When searching around, this title came up under Yuri and me being ME, I'm thinking "If it's anything like the yaoi titles I've seen, this is gonna be demented and I would want the rest of my family to be far away when I'm watching it." Not even close. Maria is primarily focused on the emotional relationships between the girls. In fact, it's ONLY focus is how the friendships function and why, and how they grow and change over time. Grab any yaoi manga or video and that's SO not the case. Given that the market for both genres is the same (young women) you'd think there'd be some more emotion in yaoi or more... *achem* sleeze in the yuri. While I am VERY glad there's no sleeze in Maria (it's set in high school, for gods sakes...) I see this divide everywhere. Even in so called yuri manga. Even if the women are obviously in love, they barely share more than a meaningful glance. Meanwhile, the men are boning like jack rabbits through the whole damn thing, sometimes before they even know each other's names.

So, if you're looking for Maria to be like say, the female version of Kizuna, you will be absolutely disappointed. But if you want a classic high school drama filled with real emotion that keeps you going to the next episode, I encourage you to watch Maria. It's just too adorable for words.

Oh, and keep voting for my story on Web Fiction. They refresh the votes every week so daily voting keeps me in the top 5. ;)

I'm almost done with Peach Girl so I'll be reviewing that next. ;)
atthequillsmercy: (Batshit genius)
Dreamhunter is almost done with it's typo crawl and now has a dedication and all that fun sort of crap. XD So, it will be up on Create Space by the end of the week. They say it takes 3-5 days for the book to end up on Amazon so I'll make up dates all around when that happens. ;)

I've also started working on a Zazzle shop where the ATQM logo will be slapped on entirely too much merchandise to be healthy.

I'm trying to submit Go Away Girls and Gods in the Grey City (formally known as Ciro and Tia) to this web fiction archive (where it can later be voted on) but they have a 4k word minimum. What, do you think I wouldn't continue such AWESOME stories!? For shame... *wags finger* The point here being that I think I could effing DOMINATE that list. >D Easily. So be prepared for me to start hassling people to vote for my site daily.

In other news, they started full on construction on the house now that the board of whoevers finally said we could change our own house. T_T It all sounds as you would expect a couple of guys demolishing the second floor of a house TO sound, so I am glad to be at work even though it's a holiday. Tomorrow, it's supposed to be icy rain so I doubt they'll be there. I took Tuesday off  to enjoy the boring adult job of registering my monster kid for school in the fall. Ah, soon I shall once again know the joys of being on vacation yet having the house to myself. >} At least for part of the day. This is only pre-k we're talking about here.

Oh, and while I didn't type it up, I finished that script. As soon as it's typed, I'll be passing it on to my partner in crime so she can work her magic. Hopefully us working together won't make the universe explode from the sheer amount of awesome.

Speaking of awesome, I do need to type up my thoughts on Scott Pilgrim vs The World and The Sorcerer's Apprentice. I'll also be watching Suspiria tonight. See, I'm cheap and apethetic towards most things, not to mention a cynic and possesor of a pitifully small attention span, so I miss things when they are all shiny new. Hence the late reviews. ^_^ Wait till you get my thoughts on Firefly. I gotta watch the first disk again because I had too much fun watching it and don't remember exactly what happened. I am very special. ^_^

Best be getting back to work, kiddiez. Stay safe and stay warm 'cause it's too fucking cold!!! >O

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