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Late in going up here, but an update on what’s new with me and the Eikasia project!
So I’ve been hankering to write lately, but alas, I have another 40 hour work week looming over me along with school. So! I started exploring options for live writing. If you’ve never heard of live writing, it’s basically just as it sounds. Someone sits at a keyboard and types something live online, and someone somewhere else reads as they do it! Now I doubt you all will be hurrying for a chance to watch my 60 words per minute crawl across the screen, but in case you’d like to see the NEWEST OF THE NEW appear online before it’s “done”…well now you can. I just opened up two folders for both Akumu Love Panic! and Eikasia on Google Drive. There, you should be able to read the latest material, even as I’m writing it!
Currently, I have some of the newest Eikasia material up for Chapter 35.1, and I’m also working my way through Akumu Love Panic’s first drafts before I write some new material. With luck, the latter should be a much better story, which I feel is necessary before I proceed with it.
For the links to the Google Drive folders, just click below:
Comments are encouraged during the writing process, even if all you have to say is, “This is great!” I mean, you know, because…is it!? XD
Video is wonky for some damn reason. First few seconds glitch, then starts up. Youtube chewed it up. I’ll do a new one and post it, but for the most part I hope you guys get the gist of what I’m trying to say:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChfXeo8GXHc&w=640&h=480%5D
…But the Eikasia and Akumu Love Panic! updates WILL come, okay guys? Just a bit late. I had work all day today, then tomorrow I fly to California to be with family after a year and a half away from home.
Just wanted to give a heads up!
It’s up and ready, though a bit short, for reasons stated in my recent post. Next week I fly to California, but I’ll still be updating (as well as doing school). With work out of the picture and just fun times with the fam and friends, I’m hoping my creative muse and the powers that be will be more generous with me. >_>
As it stands, I’ve decided to update ALP! with what I’ve got as well. It’s about the same length of my Eikasia update, and has a bit of a cliffhanger, but I hope to end it within the week. I can’t come up with enough excuses. All I can say is that I finally made a small step forward!
I’m totally TRYING to work on Eikasia (and thereby ALP!), its just that I got hit with some withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawals from what? Rest assured, I’m not a coke addict. But I do, unfortunately, take regular medication. So when I took that stupid 8 hour “nap” last night, I skipped my scheduled dose of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills, and my dosage isn’t exactly mild. Actually my dosage is kinda…heavy. I’m not sedated or something, but going from 275 mg of “the stuff” to 0 mg of “the stuff” results in lots of stuff kicking my ass. So at the moment, my body is like, “DUDE YOU SUCK,” and I’m just like…
OMFG, I’M ACTUALLY TRYING TO WRITE FOR ONCE, WHY IS THIS HAPPENING!?
P.S. I’ll send you special Eikasia goodies if you can guess the
joke film reference I’m trying to make above.
Yesterday, I had my usual Sunday shift, which was absolutely KILLER. After discovering that I had a busy schedule this week right up onto the moment I fly back to California for a month (updates will resume during that time, don’t worry) I was practically dead on my feet. I lifted I don’t know how many pounds of food and dishware to the kitchens, and it felt like a damn marathon. My entire left side ached, my right wrist ached, my right ankle was all fucky, and everything throbbed. This wasn’t me being soft from days of not working. This was just the after effects of a lot of suck.
So after sitting at home with my husband Eric for an hour, I tell him I’m going to “lie down” for a little while. My intention was to continue reading Sharp Objects, then perhaps get started on Eikasia, which I was woefully behind on. But then my eyes started to burn and felt harder to keep them open, so I decided for quick cat nap.
Quick…ha! Yeah, right.
I ended up sleeping from 6PM to 2AM guys. Not lying. When I got up, I discovered my husband, who had stayed up nearly twenty four hours, had fallen asleep on the couch. This was part of the reason I never got up, because he was technically supposed to come in and hang out with me on the bed. Read that however you like that. The basic point is: I fell asleep, and nothing woke me up—not my phone, not my husband, and certainly not my everlasting guilt over how behind on writing I am.
I’m being a little facetious here.
Anyway, I once again have my gaming group coming in tonight at 8PM. But hey! Since my ass is up so early, I suppose I can knock out ALP! and Eikasia in one day! Right?