Pulling Out of Procrastination Station

So this is what happens when life goes to hell in a handbasket and things run amok… you must at some point stop procrastinating and get off your arse and in the words of that there one comedian whose name I don’t remember… “Git ‘er done!”

Last month was Nano-wrimo. And between blog posts and my fanfictions and everything else, I did manage my 50,000 words. In fact, please feel free to pat me on the back, because I managed to go over by 1 whole word! Oh yeah. I am THAT awesome.

I also, strangely, managed to get my house back somewhere near the condition that I prefer to live in. The sad truth is that I really like a clean home, and I allowed my resentment towards my ex to get in the way of what makes me truly happy. A tidy, well-organized home is a blessing. Organization and creating systems that facilitate that is my gift–and I’m good at it. I was very unhappy, and my ‘home’ showed it.

Now it’s time to get my writing organized. I’m consolidating the Supernaturals XMind files, straightening them out, redoing them as necessary… all that jazz. I’m doing my first re-write of A Gargoyle’s Might and updating all of the lore that came with it. It’s quite a book, I must say… and it brought in loads of new lore. You’re going to love it if you like Fantasy elements with your Paranormal.

So anyway, I feel so much more like myself as I pull out of Procrastination Station, headed for “Git ‘er done”ville. I have left the guilt behind and I no longer feel obligated to put first someone for whom I wasn’t even on the priority list. I’m steering my own life again, and I’ve chosen the track I want to be on.

Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! All aboard!

A Gargoyle’s Might

So I finally put the last word of A Gargoyle’s Might into OpenOffice and hit Save.

Lincoln and Ivory’s tale is told in its rough form and is ready for all that must come after it. Strangely, this has been a very wild ride. Ivory changes so much over the course of the book… and yet she doesn’t. It isn’t until the end that you understand her.

This was a challenge to write because I resisted it every step of the way. I wanted Ivory to be a sympathetic character. I wanted to like her. I hated what she did to Lincoln. I thought Lincoln was being a big fainting daisy. I tried to change them and they fought back. They stood up for who they really are and challenged everything I thought about how they should be–and  a lot of what I think I should be.

They taught me lessons that I didn’t want to learn, and they showed me truths about myself that I thought I would hate once I saw them without their masks. Like Ivory, I learned that not everything is as it seems… even the things inside me. Like Lincoln, I learned that devotion can be a strength, and I learned that while sometimes it results in pain, it can lead to renewal, as well.

Romance novels aren’t thought to be great literature by most, but Lincoln and Ivory’s book, long and intense as it is, shows me that at least in my mind, it can be.

It won’t be long now. It’s coming. And it’s coming with lessons and with intense drama that is unlike A Wolf’s Song in almost every way. But then I think that’s how it’s supposed to be. Everyone’s story is different. Ivory and Lincoln both show sides of themselves that leave them vulnerable to dislike. They shed their outer garments of attempted perfection and they get down and dirty and honest about themselves and their confusion and their hurt and their hope.

The book is very raw, and their feelings are very raw. They are put through hell, chased and tormented by everyone who ever claimed to love them. They find new allies in unexpected places and they find old allies in places they hadn’t appreciated as much as was deserved.

They must find themselves, and each other–and despite the high word count, they had little time in which to do it.

Ivory teaches us that being honest and being vulnerable may make you more powerful than you could ever dream.

 

A Gargoyle's Might

A Gargoyle’s Might

SNF: Vamp Queen Comes to Vermont?

by Gretchen Vance

Well, there’s little to do now that we have a new News outlet than to tell you the News!

Rumors have it that Queen Nerianne may be putting in an appearance in Vermont. Since the new Master Sentinel, Paige was discovered, it seems almost certain that she’ll be brought with the Queen for the visit with Tallis Sharpe. For centuries now, rumors have flown around about the possibility of a coup by Tallis. And if there’s one thing that we all know, it’s that Tallis has a remarkable ability for long-term planning.

For those Supernaturals who don’t know what a Master Sentinel is, it means that Paige is able to read the intentions of any person in the room towards the person she focuses on. This could mean that she will focus on the Queen and discover that Tallis has designs on the Monarchy!

Whether these rumors are true or not should be more clear by the end of the month. Regardless, one would wonder if the Queen won’t simply come over for the sole purpose of testing Tallis’ designs on the Vampire Throne.

Granted, the rumors claim that she’s coming to investigate allegations that the Huntress is in the area. However, no one has seen that venerable personality in hundreds of years, to our knowledge at SNF.  Therefor, we are left to believe that either the rumors of an emerging Sorceress are true, or Queen Nerianne intends to check up on Tallis.

What I wouldn’t give to watch THOSE sparks fly!

SNF [Supernatural News Feed]: Estrangement of the National Researcher

by Imogen LaVolf

It is with great regret that we must inform all of our readers that the Supernatural News Feed has had a falling out with the National Researcher Newspaper.  Previously, they have been an accurate method for disseminating information from us to you.  While it has also been a great source of revenue, as well, as humans enjoy such exotic stories.

And while we would graciously state that it was instrumental in the acceptance of the reality of Vampires by humanity, it still must be stated that we can no longer rely on them to aid us in reaching you with International News about Supernatural happenings.

With the expansion of humanity and Supernaturals across the world, and their ability to immediately communicate with each other from anywhere in the world, we have been forced to attempt to keep up with their rapid knowledge sharing. Constantly monitoring their internet has also helped to prevent premature or undesirable discovery of our people.

Therefor, it is of utmost importance that we find a way to get the News out to all Supernaturals. With this pressing need in mind, we have found a simple solution that we feel will be above reproach and without suspicion by the human populace.

We have hired an author, who will entertain humans with stories of our kind. In the meantime, she will allow us to use her website to disseminate information to our people about important happenings in the Supernatural Community.

As you all know, the last few years have been both exciting, and terrifying for many Supernatural groups. With the recent appearance of a new Master Sentinel for the Vampire race, the return of the Gargoyle’s Sacred Mother, and rumors of a fully grow Siren, we must be especially vigilant to keep in touch with each other in the months and years to come.

Please find these News Feeds at: http://www.shannonphoenix.com/Supernatural_News_Feed.html

Disclaimer

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