A box of junk

Have I mentioned how much I hate starting out stories? I think the bane of writing is figuring out how to start and end your tale, and this one is no different. I struggled for over two hours today trying to decide how to paint this world. I’m happy to say that it worked out pretty well for my first day!

I had the bug to write all day while I was at work (isn’t that how that always works?) and then after coming home, doing chores, and making dinner, I was almost too tired to sit down to finish the day’s writing up. Now I’m glad I did of course. My earlier writing was just piecemeal and wasn’t anywhere near as detailed as I wanted it to be. So I went back in and fleshed out the details that I wanted, and ended up getting my 2k in that way. Left it off in a clear plot direction so it won’t hold me back when I sit down to continue tomorrow.

Just 29 more days to go, right? 😀

In other news, I spotted this gruesome preview on my Facebook page today. It’s a snippet from Netflix’s upcoming Hemlock Grove, which should be going up on April 19th.

This is a gory bit! Consider yourselves warned!

Now you all know how much I love werewolves, right? Well I was on the fence with this show, mostly because I thought I spotted angels in the preview and I wasn’t too crazy about that. I thought it was going to be a Heaven vs. Hell show instead of a paranormal horror series. I guess this scene just helped me make that decision!

Project: Madam Cloom’s Garden

Summary: Shaleigh’s world is so complicated, that it’s no wonder she’s known for being rebellious and argumentative at school. With her father constantly crying over what he’s lost, and a friend going through major life changes, Shaleigh finds herself feeling more and more out of touch with the people around her. She feels isolated, ignored, and angry.

Then she and her father get into a car accident, and her entire world changes. When she’s greeted by a talking stone animal, she realizes that she’s either dead, crazy, or in another world. But the beautiful land Shaleigh has landed in has its dark secrets, and she’s not as welcome there as she believes.

Current Word Count: 2,089

New Words Written Today: 2,089

Progress: Shaleigh argues with her father about his incessant crying, and then talks with her friend about her mother that she never knew. Then she’s given an alarming request at school and she realizes that she’s got some tough decisions to make.

Total Words for 2013: 5,266

Random Research Tidbit: I needed a quick university name, and this handy site came to my rescue! I’m pleased to say Shaleigh’s Dad now works at the Roseworth College of the Arts. 🙂

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