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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Express Yourself: Halloween Costumes


Welcome back to Express Yourself, a bloghop created by Dani @ Entertaining Interests and Jackie @ Bouquet of Books to get to know their followers!

This week, they ask us to name a Halloween costume we wore as a child.

I'm guessing I asked for these costumes myself, and I wish I had pictures of these, but in the 1st Grade, I went as Myrtle Urkel, Steve Urkel's cousin. I wore one of my mom's curly wigs, a pair of her old glasses, and one of my Sunday dresses. Being a big year for Steve, one of my friends was actually Steve, so we walked together in the parade. lol I probably just looked like an old church lady, but eh.

The year after, I was Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman. I can't believe they had a tiny version of that thing. lol And of course, one of my friends was Batman, which was interesting, because that was Heather lol.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Freeday: The Darling Massacre

That would make a great title for a book, no?

Last night, I cut a minor chase scene that had been a piece of a dream I had the night I dreamed up the inciting incident of my fantasy WIP The Crystal Bearer. I'm not okay.

Unfortunately, it just didn't fit anymore. I used it to showcase a portion of Ghuli's power, but she does it again later, so I'm half okay with not using it. I need to figure out if I need to show her doing it against her will, though, because she wasn't able to control her powers at this point.

This cut comes during a time where I had also just told a friend, who was adapting a story from an RP in which she and a friend participated, that they're going to think everything is important to the story because of how close they are to it. I introduced them to the inevitable and painful term, "kill your darlings." So of course, I have to take my own advice. But *blubbers in my head* I loved that scene.

On the bright side, I do have another story where it will fit nicely. In my dream, I ended up jumping out of a window to safety (and catching a ride on a white tiger, which was normal for my dreams lol), but in this other story, I needed a character to fall from somewhere somehow, so at least I'll see that scene again.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday Words: Back to the Werewolves

I finished American Gods last Wednesday! When it picked up, it really picked up.

So I was finally able to open By Blood We Live, the final book in Glen Duncan The Last Werewolf series. This one continues with Talulla and the oldest living vampire Remshi, who is trying to fulfill a prophecy that he wrote himself, but it seems to have some merit. I won't give anything away in case anyone has picked up the preceding two books...except the next few lines.

As I've started doing, I will be using Random.org to pick a page and lines from said page to share with you all.

There are 368 pages in By Blood We Live, and Random has given me.........page 102.

Ooh, a tense page. There are about 33 lines on this page, so Random, do your thing......line 13...for the sake of not just quoting the quote from another book, I'll start at line 12.

We settled under an enormous horse chestnut. I was thinking of a line I'd read (1984?): Under the spreading chestnut tree, I sold you and you sold me...Moonrise was fifteen minutes away.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Express Yourself: Halloween Time

There is a Final Fantasy station on Pandora. I'm in Heaven. Tifa's 7th Heaven to be exact. (giggle)



Welcome back to Express Yourself, created by Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests to get to know their followers and we them. :)

This week they ask: Do you have any Halloween plans?

I do not. lol I want to give out candy this year, but our sister-church has a cafe that night, so I will be there! I still might put out little baggies for kids to pick up on our stoop. I like passing out candy.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Freeday: New Blog Title and Shout-Outs

Happy Friday!

I'd been thinking of changing my blog name for a couple of months now. I was tired of "The Writer Ambitious," and I wanted somehow to incorporate my love for Final Fantasy into the title, kind of like S.C. Author's, Writing, Publishing, & Harry Potter or Elsie Amata's Mock Turtle Musings. Obviously, they love Harry Potter and turtles (I, too, love turtles).

So, "how, oh how," thought I, "could I do the same for Final Fantasy?" Then, yesterday morning as I was browsing an Instagram account dedicated to Final Fantasies (that's also the name), I thought: "GASP! THE WRITE MAGE!"

It's a great play on the term White Mage, obviously, and others, like Mindy McGinnis's Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire, have done the same play on terms.

You will also find some winky-wink blog titles that play on right/write (which I actually have begun having trouble using!) such as The Write ;) Time by Dean C. Rich and Words Done Write ;) by Celeste Holloway.

So, I now have a title that 1) I love, 2) shows my love for my favorite video games, and 3) still says I'm a writer! In fact, I'm a write mage. ;)

The pictures over there ---> also prove it. teehee