Words Before Worlds (1/?)

By | October 8, 2017

Words Before Worlds

Welcome to the uncoordinated posting of the world/plot/story-building for my 2017 NaNoWriMo Novel! In which, the Writer, her Muse, and various Fictives (characters) attempt to make some sort of plan for November.

This is shameless MuseFic, so there will be snark and world-building and lots of spoilers. Of course there is also a very good chance that the November story will ignore most of the spoilers, so it’s probably a 40-60 chance at best.

You have been warned…

Post Wordcount: 825
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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.09.30]

By | September 30, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. “Heaven is gone, only the war remains.”

2. Four years later the bushes are fully grown and she’s finally free of the prying eyes of her neighbors.

3. The locals had generations of stories about the horrors that slept within the tombs, but the invading armies laughed off their superstitions and ransacked the mad queen’s hoard.

4. He woke to the sound of sirens and the sharp bark of gunfire.

5. The planet’s flora has an explosive growth rate, meant to combat the constant appetites of the megafauna. Unfortunately the colony didn’t notice until they’d chased off the herds around the settlement.

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Live-ish From the Workbench

By | September 29, 2017
Live from the Workbench 09-24-2017

Messy, but moving…

It’s been an art-free few weeks, but I’m finally getting some traction again. I’ve got two fencing tutorials roughed out (micro mini and improvements on the stablemate) and one in the ‘experimental’ stages (silicone rubber casting using Lego boxes).

Once I get the silicone casting figured out, there will be a lot more Fat Animal magnets on the horizon! I’m planning on primarily taking those to the art show in October with a bunch of faux-stone paint jobs so they look classy. *solemn nod*

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Taking a Break from Commission Work

By | September 28, 2017

Body Box Trade

There were only two new things I committed to working on this year: a beta read of a young adult novel and a group of model horse customs (the Body Box trade).

To date, I’ve finished neither. I’ve still got a fourth of the year to go and I’m going to do my best to finish both, but that is going to take up a lot of my free time and all my creative energy (outside of NaNoWriMo), so I’m offically throwing in the towel.

As of now I am not taking any new commission work for the rest of 2017 and all of 2018. Or until I sort myself out. I’ll be updating my Etsy listings to reflect this as I audit them in October and I apologize if anyone had been planning on requesting a commission for the holidays. 🙁

If you have work/projects with me, they will get done (I promise!), but I figured it was past time to admit that I’m not a good person to take timed commissions with. *sighs*

Playing the Pinterest Game via ViralWoot

By | September 24, 2017

Viralwoot Free

I’ve been slowly making my site a bit more Pinterest friendly since a lot of my traffic comes in on the Molding & Casting posts. I’d love to be pulling in more traffic from my other pins, but the main problem I have with Pinterest is that I’m just not a good pinner… I do enjoy browsing pins now and then, but it’s not something I spend my idle time doing. Thus when it comes to the golden rule of Pinterest (Pin Awesome Things Frequently), I’m not very good at it.

Time to fix that! 🙂

I tried out the free trial of Tailwind and while awesome, it costs $119 per year to use and that’s more than my budget will allow. Viralwoot is a little harder to use, but has a free tier that I think will work… which means it’s time for some planning. *does a small planning dance of glee*

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.09.23]

By | September 23, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. Sometimes it’s Kings and not Farmboys who go off to seek their fortunes, but he’s not a king, not anymore.

2. “I used to joke that this was where textbooks came to die,” she said as she sorted through the Goodwill donation bin.

3. They solved the puzzles with brute force, throwing manpower instead of brainpower into the fray.

4. No one expected much of him after the accident, traumas like that are supposed to leave you broken. When he stubbornly refused to accept the fact that he was doomed to be a twisted shell of his former self… they were annoyed instead of overjoyed.

5. The gun’s logic circuits process the situation faster than they can, selecting ammunition and calculating trajectories as soon as it starts to leave the holster.

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Looking forward to NaNoWriMo!

By | September 22, 2017
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NaNo Approacheth!

It’s time once again to start making plans for November… of course my plans rarely survive contact with the 1st, it’s still fun to try! 🙂

Since last year’s post-a-day worked well for [Placeholder], I’m going to try it again with the new book. I’m also going to follow on the heels of Chasing Falling Stars and write a pre-NaNo book on the setting and charactors for the novemeber novel.

I ‘m tentatively naming it [YANS] (yet another new story), because my track record for working existing stories is horrible. But that means I need to think about what sort of book I’d like to read…

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Polite Society (Stargate Atlantis)

By | September 18, 2017

Originally Posted: Sep. 18th, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Some rules are easier to learn than others.

“STARGATE ATLANTIS”, “STARGATE SG-1” and other related entities are owned, (TM) and © by MGM TELEVISION and DOUBLE SECRET PRODUCTION in association with GEKKO FILMS and THE SCIFI CHANNEL. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.09.16]

By | September 16, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. Every year they killed the last of the dragons and every year the ocean birthed new ones.

2. She feels like she’s always packing up her life to move somewhere. An endless cycle of purging-packing-nesting that makes the concept of home seem distant and dreamlike.

3. The long distance ships are massive things, cobwebbed with transport systems. It would take days to walk from the bow to the stern, so even the failover systems have backups.

4. “Have you heard about the fire?”

5. The first day of summer vacation is always overwhelming– There’s no school to eat up his days and he can do anything. So much to do! So much to accomplish! …So he goes back to bed instead.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.09.09]

By | September 9, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. When I was younger climbing trees ended in bruises instead of broken bones.

2. For centuries the aliens don’t notice us and we don’t notice them– we’re just too different, too alien to recognize each other.

3. “I explained the rules,” the genie said with a resigned frustration. “Multiple times. Wishes that violate the rules won’t work, no matter how convoluted your reasoning gets. This isn’t logic, this is magic.”

“You just say that because I haven’t figured it out yet.”

4. Volumes have been written on the art of war… we will be the first to author the books on peace.

5. Magic is trapped in the cracks of the stones, yellow-blue flashes of light that snap and pop are never quite green.

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