Oh man, I can’t with all the voices in my head! HELP!
Hello my dearest apocalyptic beings,
I ALMOST didn’t get to post today. Spinggedon is in full gear. Tons of sport practices, games, tournaments, homework, school projects, PARCC tests… It’s harder and harder to find time and energy to read, write and blog.
BUT HERE I AM!
Against all odds! 🙂 Letting you know what happened last week and what’s coming next…
Continues to be awesome! The weather is nice and we now spend tons of time outside. This is Butterfly eating her afternoon snack by the water in our little pond.
Both Butterfly and Grasshopper’s soccer teams have been kicking butts around. 🙂
They have played six games so far and won five, by big differentials. But, you know something people… It’s not about winning, it’s about having fun!
[PFFFF… HELL NO! WHO AM I FOOLING?? I LIKE IT WHEN THEY WIN!]
Friday and Saturday they participated in the FC Boston’s Scorpion Bawl Tournament here in New England and did AWESOME too! HELL YEAH!
My Butterfly is the littlest in these three pictures… 🙂
Here she is… aerial! 🙂
Coach is awesome!
And we also found the time to get together with my brother and sister in law who made this delicious chocolate stuffed churros…
AND I found the time to do yoga again! So, I’ll be posting about my beautiful temple tomorrow. Here is a sneak peek…
So I guess that could be helping because… yours truly is still a writing beast because…
Too! I have written 11.2K words so far! WHOHOOOOO!
But man I have to say the last 2K words were excruciatingly painful to write. It took me forever to write them. I was not inspired at all so I broke the rules and read everything I had written because I needed to find direction again!
I took all the willpower of the universe for me not to start editing and rewriting but…
I DID NOT!
I was able to resist the temptation, but boy that reading my draft was like watching multiple personality physiological thriller! The style, the voices OMG! I’d give myself one start right now. It’s all over the place!
THE VOICES IN MY HEAD ARE DRIVING MY CRAZY!
Since I have been working on my WIP for so long not only the plot, story arc and characters have changed a lot, but also the writing style, voice and genre! You can tell whatever I was reading at the moment was influencing my writing. The premise started as an alternative history/historical fantasy and kinda retelling of a famous legend or myth. Then it turns into more of a fantasy, but the love scenes sound like PNR, then it turns more into a dark urban fantasy and recently it feels more like a dystopian/apocalyptic.
This draft is just like an adolescent! Emotions all over the place: melancholic, nostalgic, gritty, cruel, suspenseful…
SMH! My writing needs some serious therapy!
And… so I don’t go completely insane with frustration…. Thank god still…
My “reading next have not change at all since last Sunday
But I did make some progress with my…
And this is what you can expect coming soon as…
And I tried, I really tried to stay away from NetGalley but I HAD to request this one.
A 2017 BookExpo America Buzz Book Selection
Packed with dark magic and thrilling action, Beasts Made of Night is a gritty Nigerian-influenced fantasy perfect for fans of Paolo Bacigalupi and Nnedi Okorafor.
In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts – lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt.
Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj’s livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family.
When Taj is called to eat a sin of a royal, he’s suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves – and his own life.
Debut author Tochi Onyebuchi delivers an unforgettable fantasy adventure that powerfully explores the true meaning of justice and guilt.
OMG! Sounds SO AWESOME! Look at that cover and that title!
They had me at ” can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts”
I LOVE SINS! MY WIP IS ABOUT SINS!
OMG I hope I get approved!
What about you? How was your week?
How are your reading, writing and blogging?
Thank you for visiting!