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I was doing a lot of writing, recently. I finally started reading again, which means the writing will taper off for a bit. I'm currently enjoying the first book in The Iron Druid Chronicles, Hounded, by Kevin Hearne. It's a series that deals mostly with Celtic mythology but, I kid you not, my 2nd favorite trickster, Coyote, is mentioned on page two. Page two! How awesome is that? ::grins:: I have about 4 or 5 stories brewing in my brain, but since I couldn't decide which one to start working on, I decided to start reading again and give myself a break...and a little time to work the creativity out on where to start. :) Hearne's sense of humor has made me laugh out loud, which I love doing when I'm reading a book. Scare the normals, intrigue the not-so-normals, you get the idea.

Other than my reading/writing schtick, I have also been back into music. Thank the Highones for that, I was beginning to worry. I'm working on mixed cd's, and I'm having a blast with it. They are themed, for the most part, which has been not only enjoyable, but entertaining. Having concepts for a musical soundtrack is a lot of fun. Creating titles for those themes? Almost better. I mean, let's see, I did Loki's Lexicon: The Lyrics of Legends & Liars, and completed Venus Aphrodite's Aphrodisiac Volume: Voluptuous Arias & Alluring Vocals. I enjoy alliteration, clearly. Coming up with clever titles is a lot of fun for me. I'm working on a Puck cd, a Coyote one, one for Raven, Mars Ares, Cupid Eros, and Fox, all with interesting titles to go along. Oh, and then there's the Wonderland cd concept I came up with, which has been entirely entertaining in it's own right. It's quite a lot of work, actually...but it's stress-free work, and I've been going at it like I have a fire under me. I've also found 3 new, interesting artists, which always makes me happy.

I think that'll be all for right now. Heading off! :)
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But every time I fell for you
I'm permanently black and blue
I'm permanently blue for you...

::laughter:: I adore this song by Chairlift. ::tips a hat to The Chef::

I have actually been wanting to post for a bit, but my access to the internet has been somewhat impeded. Anyway. :) I am here now, right? ::laughter::

I did manage to finish the re-write of scene seven. Go me! ::laughter:: I'm working on the eighth scene, but I've printed out nine as well, which is more of a segue between scenes, and I'm thinking that I might actually meld the two into one. I'm not sure, though. The scene I have as the tenth is mostly... out of place in the newly re-written version, I think. I'm not sure what to do with it, or if I should even try to work it in still. There are a few ideas in it that I think are still necessary for the story to be understood, but I'm thinking I might need to take those elements from the scene, scrap it, and then work them back in in other places or in other ways. I'm sure that I can get the ideas across in other scenes that will better serve the plot.

I've got to work in Tani's odd & random insecurities. I've got to work in how frelling meddling V is. I need to show just how much Amadon hates saying no to his wife and daughter - and just how unhappy he is that Obrey wants to court the latter. And I need to throw more stuff in the way of Obrey and Tani getting to be together, and happily so. ::laughter:: Though, admittedly, their parents are a fairly substantial obstacle!

You know, it's very strange. Though, given the people involved, I tend to think of the stories I'm writing as sci-fi/fantasy. Honestly, though, they would totally fit in with the romance section, minus the smut. I find that almost...irritating. ::laughter::

In other news, I have started reading Riordan's new IR series The Kane Chronicles, which features the Egyptian pantheon. I have a special place in my heart for the gods of Egypt, because they were, in fact, the first pantheon that I really became obsessed about. Sadly, my information about the Greek gods is now far greater, as they have a proper trickster in their midst. ::laughter:: Poor Set got a bad rap, but I suppose as the god of chaos, that's bound to happen. The Egyptian gods are a very...serious breed. ::laughter:: So I have a special love for them, but tend to be somewhat annoyed by them, as well. ::shrugs:: And, weirdly, my favorite among them is not the "trickster" character, Set...nor is it the queen, Isis, whom I have a necklace (that I happen to be ridiculously fond of).

Nope. My favorite god in the Egyptian pantheon is totally Anubis, the jackal-headed god. He guards the gates of eternity, and weighs the hearts of those who have passed on against the feather of truth to judge if they are worthy of the afterlife or not. Highones help you if you're not, by the way. The devourer of hearts would eat yours and you would cease to exist - no happy soul's afterlife for you. The Egyptians took death very seriously, because living was really quite important to them. Anyway. Anubis = freaking awesome in my book. Which is not, by the way, the book of life or the book of the dead. ;)

All of this to say that I'm enjoying the book so far. And I'm figuring out what to do with my own. I'm really waiting for some feedback from my beta-readers. :)

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