Day 411 of the Cursed Year 2020, I have no grandmothers left.
I have not finished editing Shaxia. Nor have I done a bunch of stuff I need to do for Moirae Pubs. I’ve lacked the motivation, mostly.
On the bright side, I did participate in and win NANOWRIMO. I have been working on a Final Fantasy XV fanfic that I am slowly posting online. I joined Archive of Our Own.
I’m also considering editing and finishing Gate of Nephilim, my Tales of Symphonia/Knight of Ratatosk/Tales of Xillia fanfic. Mostly because it was a pretty good story, and it’s been a while since I looked at the comments from those particularly toxic/annoying people in the fandom. I just might go ahead and describe all the gross stuff I didn’t in the first place and make the story a Mature rating. Only problem is that I REALLY don’t remember the geography now. I had a rather tenuous grasp in the first place, lol. Whatever, though, I do what I want.
I’m considering posting one of my original stories somewhere in a light novel format. I’m not sure where to put it, though. Maybe here.
but decided to give him some character development instead. :D
In other news, I’ve finished writing Shaxia, book 4 of the Natan Fleet Show. I’ve just got to edit out 10k words and then it will be done. Thus ends the High Council arc of the series.
Okay so… Here’s a thing. Given the current unrest in the country/world, I’m going to say this once.
VARAS ARE NOT HUMAN.
Do not assign human values or emotions to them. They’re a human derivative, but their genetics and society are not the same. That’s kinda the whole point of the next set of books in the series. Varas are not human and shouldn’t be expected to behave like humans, even when raised among humans.
You’ll see what I mean later.
Look. They drink antifreeze as their version of “alcohol” because it tastes good and it won’t kill them. They are NOT HUMAN.
I haven’t caught the ‘Rona yet, hopefully I won’t. I’ve been working from home for the last few months, although I did go out of the country at the end of Feb. I finally got to scratch something off my bucket list, which was awesome. Went to Ireland. It was beautiful. Except for the hurricane. lol. My curse struck again.
I really want to go to the beach again this year, though, so hopefully things calm down. If not, I’ll just go sit in a kiddy pool in the back yard like a beached whale. :) Its not the same, but its at least sunlight in water without the crowds.
I’m going to make an attempt to finish writing Shaxia. I’ve run into issues with how to
continue torturing develop Vathion’s character in a believable way. Despite everything I do to him, I DO want him to recover and have a normal life, but… well, happy characters are not interesting characters. I need to finish other stories I’ve been working on too that I’ve been working on for a while. I’m just really slow at writing completed stories is all. sigh.