tricksters_queen: Darkest Night, a beautiful, dark picture of a woman in a dark dress, her face obscurred by her black hair. (darkest night)
It gets dark pretty early now, and it's not even at the point of the shortest day. I'm feeling sick right now (anxiety), but I'm posting to lift myself up a bit.

A random aside about Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles author): It would appear that he worships Neil Gaiman. This makes me like him So. Much. MORE! Seriously, it made me squee - which is also a subject brought up in the third book, Hammered. ::laughter:: Seriously. It more than made me smile, it made me laugh out loud happy. Also, there will be another book, so that's good. :)

On the subject of the mixed cd's I've been working on, I have 4 filled up now, but I think I might have a little work yet on the song order of 2 or 3 of them. Still, I'm pretty happy with the progress. Music is a good thing.

Although it won't be possible to write it for NaNoWriMo, I am happy to be working on my "Souls of Winter" story. I've started on the second pov, which is a little more difficult to write, but I think I'm going to like the challenge. I'm still debating if there will be a third pov or not. I'll have to see how the flow of the story goes. If it fits, then yes, if not, then no. :p It is a somewhat convoluted plot, I admit, but if I can pull it off, it should be pretty awesome. :)

It's gonna be a long, crazy, fun weekend. :) Must remember to breathe. :)
tricksters_queen: A blurry picture taken at an Imogen Heap concert with a tree in the background, but you can't really make out Imogen clearly at all. (Lifeline)
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! :)
tricksters_queen: (Royo)
Well, it's been a while. I've been busy, which is kind of hilarious given that I'm not working full time. :p

Happy May Day a little late! ::laughter:: Magic and mayhem, and I kind of missed out on Sunday... I was too busy being a nervous wreck.

I feel better now, though, which is good.

I'm hanging out with people this week, which is good. ::laughter:: A group hang out is definitely in order, as well as a friend who's in from out of town. I'm better than I was, but I'm still not at my best. I need full time work again. Even getting out to work a couple of days a week isn't really easing my conscience mind that much. I'm trying to delve into reading and writing, but that apparently only does so much. :p

On the other hand, I think I understand one of my characters better, which is good. I spent some time paying attention to him through another character's eyes (as the story being told is all through one pov), but it gave me a little more perspective on him, which is helpful. I like the guy, but like my main character, I don't agree with him... lol, even though he's rather right on target! My own perspective is skewed though, of course. ;)

I am sitting in the cafe, considering my next move for today. I have two new books to play with - the new Sookie Stackhouse book is out, as well as the 2nd book in the Kane Chronicles. ::laughter:: But I probably won't get to them for a bit, because I'm re-reading the last few Dresden books, and Game of Thrones. A friend of mine dropped off the series "Rome" for me to watch, too. I might be a bit slow on getting around to things, but then, I usually am.

Heading off for a bit...

Anticipate!

Mar. 7th, 2011 10:09 am
tricksters_queen: An Amy Brown print, Euphoria, showing a fairy leaning forward with her arms outstretched to either side. (Euphoria)
Salvaindyas bly chira!

It's on his website. It's actually on his website! ::laughter:: I can't believe it. George R. R. Martin has a release date for A Dance With Dragons, and it's up on his website.

I don't even know if I'm excited, or if I'm pissed, or resigned. ::laughter:: I think I'm all three. I was starting to wonder if the man was ever going to finish the next book. Problem is, of course, that he takes for frelling ever, and there are supposed to be two more books in the series. He's turning 63 this year. He may never finish! :p


I can't help looking forward to this book. After all, it has more of the characters I'm interested in following - I didn't much care for the way he split up the world. At the same time, I'm worried that I'll be disappointed again. I wasn't so thrilled with the last book. And, last but not least, I'm furious with another author who usually put out 1 book a year in the series I read who hasn't for the last year and a half, and has nothing slated for that series this year either. I can't say I'm any less upset with Martin, really, and I knew what to expect going in. ::sigh:: ::laughter:: Well, anyway. I'm glad to see a release date on his site. Usually, the dates are B.S., but this one is real, because he's always said that if it's not on his site, don't buy in. Book!

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