Quiet as a Klaxon
Its been a quiet week here at PP.net – at least as far as blogging is concerned. Away from the pretty little domain that is my home on the interwebs, life has been anything but quiet. Not just because Jack and I are preparing to adopt a puppy (which, YAY) but because there is so much drama collecting around his day-job and my day-job and his hospital stay three weeks ago and so on and so forth.
So, life is not quiet, but the domain is.
I gotta fix that, right? Can’t have too many postless days in a row, lest my blogging muscles become atrophied. And we can’t let that happen. Oh no.
Don’t worry though – even when I fail to get a whole new blog post written for PP.net, I’ve got other irons in the fire. The writing is still getting done. I’ve got some stuff written ahead for the blog tour this summer. I’m still editing Incandescence, with a goal of having it 100% ready for publication by the end of the summer. I’m working on another (paying) blog gig, so wish me luck on that, if you would. I’ve started mapping out the sequel to my WIP, which I believe we’re calling Inferno, but that is subject to change.
And, I’m working on a totally irrelevant, purposefully campy side-project for our weekly gaming session. Previously, I had written up and emailed (to the gaming group) a bunch of ‘journal’ entries from the POV of my character, a druidess named Estelle. Before each session, I mailed out her personal diary recounting what had happened, what she thought about it, and so forth. It was a cool way to remind everyone what we had done so we’d be ready for the upcoming game (two weeks is a long time between sessions – its too easy to forget the details) and to take a break from ‘serious’ writing. I really enjoyed trying to capture Telly’s not-that-bright-but-determined-and-wise voice in first person diary-style prose.
Fast forward to the present. We’ve switched to another DM’s game for a bit, as poor Jack recouperates, and in doing such, I’ve created a new character. She’s going to be interesting; a little more ‘alpha’ than any one I’ve roleplayed before. Now she’s not the type to keep a journal or a diary, so I’m trying to come up with a creative way to recap the previous adventure while staying true to the character.
I may have a way in mind – something to do with her pirate papa’s love of intrigue, secret codes, and knots – but only time will tell how that plays out. (Actually, I really should get cracking on that, since the game is tomorrow!) But in the meantime, I’ve been working on writing up a background for her. The kind of ‘story’ I like to call a Character Sketch. Which is odd, because most people think of a list of facts and details about a character a character sketch. Anyway.
If it gets the Jack Morgan stamp of approval, I’ll post it here for Snippet Sunday.
If not, you’ll get something else.
Either way – see you Sunday for a new Snippet!
Love & Rainbows,