Archive: January 19, 2019

January 19

Ideas a brewing…

Deleted over 350 pages of content today by changing the format from scenes to events. It might seem pointless, but without all those pages being counted by the website to protect, things are already moving faster. There are actually more to go, but I’m pacing myself here. @[email protected] It was interesting to scan through some of those works while condensing them onto the same page. Obsession, My Secret Bronicorn, City Howls… It brought up a question I haven’t been thinking too much about until now.

What do readers want for content next? Hot and quick? Something terribly suspenseful? Taboo all the way? What has happened to the werewolves, eh? I’m all over the place as a writer (hopefully in a good way @[email protected]) and can pick any direction. I would prefer to pick a direction readers are looking forward to, instead of my blind randomness.

I moved away from feedback the last year, half because of website constraints with that bloated comment plugin and the fact that the comment plugin won’t show on pages I’ve manually designed past the basic theme. And half because when my health started improving (and dropping for a bit) so drastically, I really wasn’t in a communicative mood. I needed isolation to deal with all that shit of just, well, healing and relearning how to be in a body that wasn’t completely broken and sleeping 24-7. My brain has gone through a giant overhaul as I regrew neurons damaged from the Parkinson’s and allergies–I remember this random conversation where an amazing author linked me to a music video he loved and I just found myself trying to interpret the lyrics on the screen like it was a code to crack. Pattern recognition + neurotic obsession = me being a total weirdo. My brain has gone through some shit and the less people saw that first hand, likely the better.

I’d like to move away from that place now–although I’m sure I have set a precedent at this point. Also, you never really know how people want to talk about the stuff I write about. XD I’m friendly, open about every topic, etc, but I think reading can sometimes be a very isolating experience as well. Not in a bad way, or anything. I just know sometimes you don’t want to talk about what you’re reading and instead enjoy it for what it is, aka, dirty as fuck. *wink*

Anywho…

Once I remember how to do a poll, I’m putting one up to see what fans want to see written next (besides the Paranormal Academy for Troubled Boys.) I want to know what story is going to make people the happiest to see worked on. I have my suspicions *cough* Hellcat *cough* but I could be way off base. I want to know what you guys want to read, and that will be the next one I draft.

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January 17

Thoughts of juggling…

I’m considering writing the next drafts for Sorcerer Slayer while getting Demon Arms ready for publishing. It comes down to time and that wall I’m heading toward once I need to edit Demon Arms. And then Shiny Thief, which has so little left to do, it will be edited right after Demon Arms is. How do I pace all of this?

I’ve already outlined Sorcerer Slayer with all those essential plot points, the drama, the character arcs, etc. It is ready to be drafted with the most important parts already problem solved. If I start drafting it now, once those other two stories are done on the publishing end, I’ll have something to start working on immediately. It might also be a good run to see how I want to adjust my drafting process when I start hiring on help. I don’t expect to have anyone helping with the long series like PATB–those are my babies (cuz I’m a selfish bitch. XD) But it’ll be good for when I start doing some short stories and look to get the smaller series like City Howls and Bronicorn tackled. If I can start getting things ready for ‘production,’ so to speak, I can free up time and create a better focus for the things I am working on. I want to see Sorcerer Slayer, Manic Fool and Hellcat #2 done this year. If I wasn’t doing all this other shit…

And maybe I’m seeing how I’ve been focused in the wrong places lately? If I didn’t need PATB #1 and 2 ready for publishing, I wouldn’t be so over focused on them. If I focused purely on the website and content creation instead of publishing, my process would be completely different atm.

I dunno. I have a lot to think about as I move forward. I think this is a unique problem in some ways with how my cognitive function was so impaired by mold when first writing. Normally, I would say to forget about the old stuff and just move forward. But since I see PATB as a key series with so much potential, and with the moldy writing of old, I don’t have that luxury. It really needs the best attention I can give it before moving forward. But that doesn’t mean I can’t start planning the other stories and getting those drafts started.

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January 16

Getting shit done!

Calendars are mailed out. Scene 32 of Demon Arms is finished and I’m drafting 33, which is where you actually get to see what the hell shifters do for exercise and it involves treacherous jumps and potential falls. <3 And expect to see a layout change where I start moving the stories into an 'Event' format to match how I've set up the WIP progress charts. I think it's a great organizational set up that's going to help me by being less complicated, and with links within the page, it will still be easy to find the latest scene updates. Hope you babes are having a great week. ^.^

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January 16

Calendars!

Finally shipping out the Demon Bonded calendars today! Ugh, had so many weird things happen mid production, one of them being the print shops printer broke for a day, they thought it was done once it was fixed, but they had magenta ink all over the calendars. @[email protected] What a mess. But it’s all fixed, the calendars look gorgeous, and they should be arriving soon. So sorry for the wait, babes.

I feel like the weekend steals my writing flow away. Mondays are even worse because I’m back to my preferred isolation but the day is spent cleaning up the mess of the weekend. It’s this lie of getting my life back only to realize it won’t happen for another day.

Oh, and if you missed it, you can find the 2019 Demon Bonded Calendar here.

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