Current original WIPs:
The Double Sword (TDS, in revision): Four queer boys who meet at university go on a quest for a magic sword, pursued by their autistic ringleader's homicidal brother.
The Prince's Knife (TPK [working title], first draft in progress): When Valentile, second-in-line heir to the throne, is disowned and exiled because of his rebellious, self-destructive habits, his aloof bodyguard must accompany him in the search for a new home. (And they fall in love, obviously.)
ugh I'm like ready to start writing Capture but I still have a bunch of worldbuilding details to sort out like the names of the other colleges the students from Gladeloch play
I've got some good ones picked out now that are culturally appropriate to the areas in which they're supposed to be situated
weird nightmare description
it was a really weird nightmare--the primary conflict was that I was on some kind of Moby Dick fishing expedition, but in the dream, humans were so incredibly prone to infection that when cutting fish we could never puncture the digestive tract or we would basically just drop dead right then and there
which on a whale-hunting expedition went about as well as you would expect
dream violence, no details
I had a bizarre dream earlier and there was a cool part where someone got this sweet tattoo that was like a snaky pipe going up the back of their neck and at the base of their skull you could see into the pipe and inside it was like a portal to an outer space galaxy
UNFORTUNATELY in the dream they had gotten it to commemorate getting away with a murder though so that kinda ruined it
In the title and intro to the Wikipedia page on the 2018 NCAA Divison I FBS Football Season, in four sentences there are 5 football jargon words that I could not have defined before i looked them all up.
luckily Capture (the fantasy sport) is going to have a collegiate status more like Quidditch if Quidditch was a big reality TV sensation--it's not as official as college basketball or football would be and is more like... a college Survivor show than a serious sport.
The fantasy sport in this novel (single-team capture the flag with portals... I don't know) is some cool shit and one fun thing about it is that it has a wilderness survival aspect and is played in (fictionalized) national parks!
I told my mom when we went on our national parks road trip last year that it was going to get into a novel somehow, and here we are. Main ones will probably be Yellowstone, Shenandoah, and Capitol Reef.
me like 2 months ago: since my last novel was highly nautical and i know nothing about boats and had to keep looking up the names of ropes and stuff, this time I'll write a college sports team setting. that will be much easier since I went to college!
me now, knee deep in wikipedia pages about "pre season" and "redshirting" and all kinds of other bull shit: WAIT FUCK I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT SPORTS
man it's so close to NaNoWriMo but there's no way I'm going to be able to hold off starting this novel for another 2 weeks
I could probably rebel though. If I start at NaNo pace and write at least 75k words total (which would be quite short compared to my most recent 3 or 4 manuscripts) I'll still be going through the end of November. #writing #amwriting
The bottom line is that I do set aside a specific amount of savings (and charity and rent/utilities) out of my budget each month, so as long as I only spend money that's in the rest of my budget, and don't like, spend my emergency car repair money on fountain pen ink, I'm fine and I can basically ignore the actual total numbers
But I like to look at graphs so sometimes I stress myself out for fun!
I've realized that looking at my expenses per month and comparing to what I know my income to be is misleading, too, because sometimes I'll have an expense like a deposit for something that will be balanced out by additional "income" later, so if I just look at the expenses I don't see that some of them later get reimbursed by income i'm not counting in my mind
I guess this is obvious but I'm still new to having an independent adult cash flow so I didn't realize my "income" would be so variable
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