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A Summary of August

As we near the end of August, I realize how bad I've been at keeping the blog updated. Part of it is my fault. Sometimes I get easily distracted and don't realize how long its been between posts. I try to remember to do it every day, though, even if sometimes I only get as far as trying to remember.

But its also been a crazy month. Lots to do, lots to write, and a finite number of hours in the day to do it all.

Let's begin at the beginning.

Because it makes sense. What kind of crazy-ass post would begin at the end?

On the 16th, I had an event at my local geek gifts store, THE BURROW. Didn't sell much there, but that's okay! I found the place where I plan to do a lot of my Christmas shopping (Robyn, if you're reading this, you're gonna love your x-mas present.)

Then a few days later I went shopping with my mom and found an old, working typewriter with ribbons that can be found on Amazon and one that still works in the machine already. I've done a lot of …

Jaunt into the Horror Genre

In terms of getting non-writing related stuff done, today was a bit of a bust. But that's okay because, in all honesty, I didn't plan on doing anything but sitting at home in my pajamas and writing. I played a little Animal Crossing but that's because I'm weak. I also read some in my WRITING HORROR book that I bought sometime last year.

Anyway, I went back and forth on two different projects and feel pretty good about both of them. One is the cyberpunk one I worked on yesterday and the other is something new I decided to start and ended up enjoying.

The new one actually made me feel better about myself as a writer. We all have those moments when we feel like we're no good and that all is lost in terms of our career, and at twenty-four I think I'm a little too ahead of the game in that respect. Lately I haven't been feeling great about my work, but the new project helped alleviate some of that.

Anyway, here's the stats:

Project: Footprints in the Graveyar…

Of Animals and Angels

Project: Guardian Angels
New Words Written: 1369
Present Total Word Count: 12797

Things Accomplished in Fiction: A new drug has been introduced to the main cast, beginning what will end up being the overall plot of the book. I'm excited for the next part that's coming because it's going to give steam to the secondary plot. There's a character in here that everyone is going to want dead; including my friend Robyn, who sent me numerous texts about how much she hates this character just based on what I've discussed with her. She hasn't even read the stuff that's REALLY going to make everyone hate this person!

Things Accomplished in Real Life: Just the other day I found my supposedly lost copy of ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF and I'm filled with a newfound love for it. I know the time on the pictures say 8/3, but that's because last night when I wanted to post I was so tired I'd have fallen asleep right here on my keyboard. Plus, I would've posted after…

Into the Darkness--- What is Goth?

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. --- Edgar Allan Poe ( )

What is Goth? It's a question I've struggled with personally for years despite how many people have said it's what I am. Probably because, like a lot of people, I like what I like without worrying about putting a label on it. But what is it, really? 

I think Rebecca Schraffenberger said it best in the following quote. 

“We’re hard-core romantics, dreamy realists and cynical idealists. We find beauty in the macabre, while seeking fairness and tenderness in our daily lives. We love all things ancient, while being modern and liberal in our social outlook. We’re intelligent and creative without being cutthroat and competitive. We’re angry yet peaceful. We’re sure of ourselves but wary of strangers. We’re funny but bitter … but mostly very shy.”-Rebecca Schra…