“And this is what I get for naming him Satan”

Some things you don’t expect to happen in a rewrite. I knew that I have to change a couple names in Stronger, because I started the prewriting for the book before I’d gotten together with my ex-fiance, when we were best friends, and I’d named the MC’s cat and a minor character after him and his cat.

So here I am, trying to figure out what the fuck to name the little beast. And then …


What’s bad? Cassandra would name her cat Satan. It’d piss off her parents, and that’d be a definite plus. And, well, the cat is a little devil. 😛

*shakes head*

Of course, I’d have to have a book with a cat named Satan …


Well, I kind of started on the rewrite … I resurrected the playlist, at least. Would you believe I actually had it saved on my computer, even after three years and three computers? *shakes head*

O’course, I discovered that I didn’t have a good many of the songs anymore, so I had to go download, retag, and I added some new songs. It doesn’t help that many of the songs hold visceral bittersweet memories for me. I was falling in love with my ex-fiance, going to college, and having problems with my family. It doesn’t help matters that the fiance turned abusive and I left him over a year ago, I left college, left WA State, and I ended up leaving the writing community I was a member of then and forming Evolution.


So I’m going to go play NWN for awhile and see if I can get head cleared. Then I’ll hit the rewrite. 🙂


It’s too early to be tired, damn it. Especially after I slept ten hours earlier this evening. Mrr.

Okay. It’s about 3:30-ish, and I should still be up for awhile. I’ve got some stuff to do around Evolution, but after that … I could write, but I should probably start working on the rewrite for Stronger than the Night. It’s finished, but I need to do a one-pass rewrite, which, if I actually snap to it, I can probably finish in about two weeks.

… which means I need to stop procrastinating.


Okay, ’nuff of this. Off to post and edit. 🙂


Wrote 563 words in At the End of the World, the story I’m doing for MuseMuggers. Feeling rather shitty at the moment (had a really bad hypoglycemic attack earlier), so I think I’m going to go off and take a bath. We’ll see how I feel afterwards; I may write more, or I may crawl off to bed. (Methinks it will be the latter, but who knows?)

Small snippet from the WIP:

“What is your business here?” Laesha, Archmage of Pyre Tower, shot an annoyed glance at the ruffian on her doorstep. He might’ve been handsome, were he not covered with dirt and grime, hair touseled with sea salt. His eyes caked near shut by the muck, she couldn’t even tell their color.

The man stared back at her, rubbing his eyes with the sleeve of his salt-stiffened, water-stained coat. It looked to be of better quality than someone such as him could possibly afford. Her lips quirked as suspicion rose. “Have ye been unaware of the storm, milady?”

“I have not.” Did he think her an imbecile? No one could possibly have ignored the waves crashing against the island’s high cliffs, nor the wind blasting against her tower’s walls, and certainly not the lightning striking down trees which had stood untouched for centuries. Realization dawned on her. “You were out in the middle of that and survived?”

“Aye.” He ducked his head in a nod. “I did. My crew did not.”

She tightened her lips, lowering her head in an expression of sympathy. “I am sorry to hear of your loss, sirrah.” Thunder rumbled across the sky and lightning crackled. Even though she did not trust this man, she couldn’t just leave him at the mercy of the elements. Laesha extended her hand, beckoning. “Come. You have my hospitality until the storm passes.”

Word War?

If anyone would be interested, I’m going to be in Evolution’s StormChat trying to get some writing done … as I have a MuseMuggers piece to finish tonight, along with the rest of the character bio. So, if anyone would like to pop in for a Word War in a half hour, hour or so (or anytime tonight, really!!), I’ll be there. 🙂

(Note: For those not already a member of Evolution, you’ll have to register on the boards, but that takes less than five minutes. :P)

Hit goal!

Serrau’s CharBio
1066 / 1000 (106.60%)

Took me three frickin’ days, but I hit 1k … and I’m still not finished with the bio. >_really liking. As in, “Dammit! I want one!” like. (And no, Morgan, that’s not just because he’s felinoid. :P)

… and, of course, I would get an idea for a story for MuseMuggers … pirates, lady mages in towers, sex, destruction of the world … hoo boy. My mind seems to be on overdrive recently. And I’m lovin’ every minute of it. *grins*


Serrau’s CharBio
468 / 1000 (46.80%)

Almost at the halfway point … ended up in a fairly heavy discussion with one of my sisters earlier resulting in much thought, so I didn’t quite get as much done as I would’ve liked.

That said … I’m feeling very good about it all. I’ve been making progress, which is more than I can say for the past several months. I’ve been feeling better physically, as well, which I am very glad for. So … hopefully it’ll stay this way. Because I’m sick of feeling like shit. 😛

Got words

Serrau’s CharBio
336 / 1000 (33.60%)

Taking a break to eat at the moment. Being hypoglycemic sucks.

Well, I didn’t expect _that_ …

I just finished up a flash piece for one of Amme’s Word of the Day prompts over at Evolution. Came in at 328 words, and I’m rather pleased with it. 🙂

Link is here for anyone who would like to read; warning, though, you’ll have to be registered and logged in to view. 🙂


I finished the character bio!!! Wheee!!!

Zenaya Kirador’s CharBio
1306 / 1000 (130.60%)

I’m really rather pleased with how it came out. I learned a lot about the MC and her past, along with some worldbuilding information … now I need to do the hero’s, but I may let that one wait until tomorrow.


This would be more than I’ve written in … well … since I moved here, actually. And I managed to do this with a migraine, which makes me especially happy, because … well, it’s been a very long time since I’d actually done so. (I used to all the time, because there was a time period of about three or four months two years back where I would get a migraine almost every other day. Granted, I didn’t know they were migraines then, because I don’t get the visual disturbances–I get just about everything else, though … nausea, light and sound sensitivity, general physical and emotional oversensitivity …)

And I love my wonderful male. He brainstormed with me prior to working on the bio … it’s been a very, very long time since I had anyone I could brainstorm with on a regular basis. (Ex-fiance, before we got together IRL, actually … after I moved in with him, brainstorming turned into something that he could use against me … “I spent three hours discussing your WIP and now I’m emotionally exhausted and you don’t care about me or my WIP at all”–that sort of thing after I’d spent quite literally days discussing his with him. *rolls eyes*)

I really did miss it. And … *sigh* I’ve honestly always had trouble writing when I didn’t have someone for a “writing buddy.” I’ve had the same trouble the past couple years that I had before I joined a writer’s group in the first place. Meh. Sucks. But oh well. Have male now. Have very willing male. Er, that sounds wrong. Gah. Male willing to writhe with me–write, for fuck’s sake. Mreh.

Whee. Have I mentioned I have a tendency to babble when I’m up too long? Well, if you didn’t know before, you do now. 😉

And I’m going to shit up now before I typo anything else.

Um. Right. See what I mean?