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The Third Viewfinder Story Progress – Problems on the Wall

This week I’m reviewing all the chapters for story problems to solve. There are loops I need to close and story points I need to figure out. Many times I’ll…

April 2016 Junk Mail

Hey, how’s it going? This is a post of random tidbits that I do sometimes. I saw Tom Hiddleston last night. Live. In person. He was doing a Q&A for…

Chris Evans Filmography: Puncture (Dirs. Kassen 2011)

I’ve been having fun learning about Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan by watching their filmographies.  As part of an ongoing series, I’ll be posting about some of their movies. I…

Life as a Fangirl – My Ships: Stucky

Spoilers for Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Since I’m a fangirl, I thought I’d write some posts about my favorite ships. First up, Stucky!…

ray of sunshine :)

Yaoi Manga Review: Seven Days

General Information I finally finished reading Seven Days by Venio Tachibana (story) and Rihito Takarai (artist). Seven Days is a two volume yaoi manga put out by Juné and has…

Still working on the third Finder story…

I know I keep saying this but I’m still working on this story. I have not given up.  Not sure when I’ll be posting it but will definitely give advance notice here. Thanks for checking in.

Living In The Tower

Last year I went with a friend to see the Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit Concert. My friend and I took a break from the music to look for something to…

Ditching People on Twitter

Narrowing I started out with a specific goal when I launched this website and that is make money from selling my own stories. In this quest for the all important…

Re-writing my Short Story “Rodney” From a Horror Story into a Romance

***Spoilers for my short story, Rodney.

Mid-Sept 2015 Junk Mail

How are you all doing? I wanted to do a check-in, let you know how things are going. I am still working on this third Finder story and it’s driving…

How to Get Over Fictional Characters (via Tumblr)

I wrote the second part. Sometimes I do that even though only a couple of people will see it. I do love this post. http://gryphongirlyaoi.tumblr.com/post/107949408472/how-to-get-over-fictional-characters

Tumblr, Posted 6/22/2015

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My friends are the best!!!!

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I left work today in an ambulance

I am not even kidding. They thought I was having a stroke. Weird tingling sensations up and down my left side. Many tests later they decided that I wasn’t having a…

I just wanted let you all know that I have not stopped working on the last Finder story. Well, okay, I might have stopped during Christmas and the week after but other than than that, I’ve been plugging away at it. As I said before, I’ve been struggling with it. Here’s a list:

  • I’m pretty pleased with three-quarters of the story but not the last quarter. This is due to the story being very long and me running out of steam while I was drafting it. I’m working on making the last part better.
  • The story is super complex. There are many characters and all the loose ends need to be tied up. This last story also “completes” the other two stories in the trilogy Ordinary Silences and Zero Hour so I’ve been having problems keeping track of everything.
  • In addition to the third story there will be at least one Omake (but probably two) so this story has to lead naturally into it which means more things to keep track of.
  • I’m probably experiencing some sadness too. I’m at the end of this journey with Asami, Aki, and the rest, and it will be a long time before I revisit them and this story world I’ve embellished and made my own. This is a difficult thing, even a little painful, so I’m sure that’s not helping this situation.

That’s latest. I’ll try to update you more often.

Gazos Creek Beach

The Fog Line

A year ago in the summer, I took a couple of days off to decompress from a major project. I spent time reading, writing, and resting. It was very foggy…

Writing Tips: The Skeleton Outline

I thought I’d share one of my outlining techniques. I must tell you that I’m a “pantser” as in “fly by the seat of my pants” when it comes to…

Junk Mail – August 16, 2014

I started doing “Junk Mail” posts on my other blog as a way to let people know what I was up to and what my current interests are. Seems like…

After Midnight Walk

Last night I was inspired by a conversation between two friends on Twitter. One said she couldn’t sleep, the other made a comment about staying up all night. It was…

Fandom and Hannibal

The idea of a fandom is a fairly recent one for me though I’ve been longing for something like it for a long time. I have been prone to diving…