Month: February 2013

Februaries, rambles, stories, the usual…

Posted February 8, 2013 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments


Thoughts. The text 'rambling thoughts' underneath a burning lantern. For rambles, thoughts, and not-essays.

More or less. So far my February has been eaten by Let’s Play videos. It started out being really nice to me, but it was just to make up for being mean later on. *blows raspberry at it* (Yes, I’m childish today. It may have been the half a small cake I just ate and all the sugar. We will never know!)

Anyway, despite my life throwing a few curve balls at me that kept me off my writing game, I am actually still ahead of target. You do not want to know how ridiculously pleased I am by that.

Today I finished off a rewrite for one of the two stories I want to work on this month. It needs typocatching, but I don’t think any big issues were thrown up. And, anyway, I’d like to think I can get away with the less than realistic aspects. It’s written like a children’s story and features talking trains, after all.

I cried. So much. It’s a story that breaks my heart and it’s very dear to me. I thought I’d share a line. Don’t worry. It is not a sad line. It’s from before things go terribly, horribly, awfully wrong. (But don’t worry! It sort-of ends well. This is not a spoiler.)

The station master paced along the platforms, crying ‘What shall I do?’ and pulling at his greying hair as if making his headache worse would help him find a solution.

See? Totally not tragic. Yet. It is part of my Super Sekrit Project and once the polishing is done will bring me one step closer to its completion. And then I shall TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

You know, I wish I had this level of silliness in me when I tried to interview myself for the fun of it. It might be funnier. It might also be a heck of a lot worse. Anyone have questions or suggestions I could use? :p

If you count the self-interview (which I may still toss; who knows) I wrote 5,500+ words of fiction to do. GO ME! I also took a break from the story I was actually in the middle of reworking to work on these things, so… Yay for breaks!

Oh! Let’s do the book meme several days late.

I’m in the middle of reading Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper. I gave up on Possession (sadness!) and Fallen Grace (less sadness; I didn’t expect to love this to pieces), so I’m down to my last set book for the month already. If this keeps up, I really am going to have to up the numbers a bit to be more challenging. I have set two bonus reads, but I won’t tell you what they are. They’re more “Hey, if you don’t know what to pick, pick one of us!” selections for when I’m stuck.

As I said, February was nice to me for the first week or so. I do hope it’ll perk up again. Wait, did I set 12,500 for my February goal too? I am less than 4000 words away from reaching that. I don’t know how that happened! O_O

And that’s what’s been going on with me. No doubt the month will continue to seesaw, but I hope I can stay on top of things (and build up a really good word buffer for later on in the year when I’ll need it).