Monday, October 25, 2010


Not a very creative title, I know, but they're scurrying across my desk as I'm typing.  Where are they coming from?  I have no idea.  Lessons learned?  Don't eat at my desk.  There was only one there yesterday, but as you all know, there is never only one ant.  This is a mantra that is stuck in my head more often than I would care to admit, usually whenever I see an ant.  I know, I’m creative.  Some phrases are like that, and now that I’m trying to think of one I can’t, as is often the case with any anecdotal evidence I try to provide – you probably know what I’m talking about.  Little phrases, strings of words attached to verbs or nouns that you come across in daily life, little catchphrases, if you will, but only in your mind. 

Words are delightful, aren’t they?  The reason we write, to play with words?  I was having a conversation with a friend about how we think, us two, and she was astonished to hear that I think in words.  Not pictures, not usually, it takes a lot of effort for me to picture something in my mind – well, okay, not a lot of effort, but it doesn’t come naturally.  I think in words, black typeface on a white background, a lot of the time I spell each word mentally as I think it.  Or I get stuck on words, a little loop, before my brain can keep going.  Huh, I think.  That’s interesting.  I-n-t-e-r-e-s-t-i-n-g.  Interesting.  I-n-t-e-r?  T-e-r-e-s-t-i-n-g.  T-e-r-e-s-t.  Rearranged, that could be T-e-s-e-r-e-t.  That might be a good name, I should write that down somewhere.  Sound strange?  Good, because whenever it happens I feel like a crazy person.  I came up with a name, Latricera, originally Laptricera, until my fiancé mentioned that it was a little too much of a mouthful, by thinking of what words the suffix ‘-tops’ is affixed to.  Laptops (have you ever thought about how strange of a word that is?  Taken letter by letter?  Say it to yourself.  Again.  Again.  Until it loses all meaning.).  Triceratops.  Huh, Laptricera.  That’s a cool name, I should write that down somewhere.  ß Most of my daily reflections, folks.  “I should write that down” is going to be emblazoned on my headstone.  That or ‘oops’.

Sorry for the lack of an update on Friday, I was just as tired then as I was Thursday evening when I posted.  Not much new to report, really.  Almost done with the new book, still untitled, by the way.  Going to finish that up either tonight or tomorrow, just in time for the one month anniversary of finishing my epic fantasy.  Then it’s going to be me, my manuscript, a couple of days and a couple of red pens.  I’m totally psyched!  And yes, I was growing up in the nineties, what gave me away?  I’m really trying to get a science fiction collaboration going between a group of my friends, I’ve decided my first story is going to be about the first major act of aggression that ended up starting the Earth Peoples’ Republic of China rebellion, both in the colonies and back on earth.  I might be more excited to reference this later than to actually write this part of it…  Oh well.  It’ll be fun either way.  Then, after I finish the book, I have a couple days of some serious editing of my EF and world building for my NaNoWriMo story.  Woo Hoo!  If only I didn’t have to work, my life would be even more awesome.    

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  If anyone out there cares to follow my word counts once November starts, this is the place to do it.  I’ll post that a couple more times on here between now and November 30th, so don’t stress if you don’t click it now.  It’s not that interesting yet anyway.  See you all tomorrow!

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