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Serial: Twicebound

Check out the first installment of Michael Gunter’s new serial, ‘Twicebound!’

Michael is an excellent writer and frequent visitor of this blog. I hope you enjoy his latest work as much as I am. 🙂

Michael Gunter's Tales of Today and of Yesterday

You know that old saying “No news is good news”?  Well, as far as this blog is concerned, it’s not true.  Since I blog about what I’ve written, no new blogs means no new (or very little new) writing.  Not good, since there’s been a severe dearth of new posts recently.  There’s a whole slew of reasons for that, but I won’t get into all that.  I’d like to, but I won’t.

Instead, you’re going to hear about my new idea.  Writing a few paragraphs at a time isn’t stuff worthy of blogging about, especially if those lines are spread out over multiple stories. I need something to kick me into writing gear, something that will interest you, as well.  My regular stories take quite a while to get to you, so the obvious solution to keeping your attention is to write a serial.  To be published once weekly.  That…

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Review: Mini Marvels by Chris Giarrusso

I don’t usually review comic books, since I hardly read them as it is; nor do I think that graphic novels have equal literary merit to “proper” novels; but I couldn’t help but share this nice title I found. 🙂  By the way, I’m not getting paid to do this (although I wouldn’t mind if I was), and the following are my unbiased opinions on this product.

When I was a kid, I didn’t read all that many comics.  I read an all-ages manga once; while it was pretty neat, I can’t say I’d go out of my way to read others.  My parents approve of The Peanuts, and I have read a smattering of Calvin and Hobbes at other people’s houses, but that’s about it.  Now, as a tentative fan of the Marvel franchise who’s seen a couple of the movies (and I plan on seeing more thanks to what I reviewed in my previous post), I wanted to be able to read about my favorite superheroes in comic-book form without compromising my values.  Let’s face it – a vast majority of comic books available today are not appropriate for kids — or conservative readers in general.

I recently learned of the Mini Marvels series, created and drawn by artist Chris Giarrusso, author of the G-Man series.  It’s marketed as an all-ages comic series featuring everyone’s favorite superheroes and villains from the Marvel franchise as super-kids!
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Product Review: EnJoy Movies Your Way

**DISCLAIMER: I was not asked to review the following product, nor am I being paid for this review.  The following review contains my unbiased opinions of the services of EnJoy Movies Your Way, written entirely by my own choice.  I’m also not a technology expert (“Darn it, Jim, I’m a writer, not an engineer!”) so if anything I’ve written below is technologically inaccurate, please forgive me and feel free to let me know where I’ve gone wrong in a (polite) comment.**

Last night was family movie night at my house.  Since we rarely watch television, we all gathered ’round the “big” screen of our desktop computer and popped in a DVD movie I have been dying to see: X2: X-Men United.

Warning bells are probably going off in your head now, right?  How could Allison the self-proclaimed prude, in her right mind, choose to watch a movie that’s been rated PG-13 for, among other things, sexuality and vulgar language?  Could this be a … hypocrisy?

Well, I am proud to say that I did indeed see that movie and loved it, and it’s all thanks to an amazing piece of technology called enJoy Movies Your Way.
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Back to my Old Procrastinatious Ways

Now that my NaNoWriMo story is nearly done, a handful of people are asking me to let them read it.  To be honest, I’m not sure I’m ready to share it just yet; my manuscript needs finishing (which I’ll lazily attempt to do while it’s still NaNoWriMo), editing, and tons more editing.  It’s insanely wordy, and I almost got a headache from rereading it.  So if I say no to letting you read it, people, it’s because I’m protecting you from getting a migraine, not because I’m selfish and/or don’t like you anymore. 😉

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Posted in Behind the Scenes, Miscelaneous Musings, The Writing Life

NaNoWriMo’14 Day 10 – Double Post

Mwahahahaha!  It was apparently Double Up Day in NaNoWriMo proper on Saturday, where NaNo-ers were encouraged to double their word goals, which I think is insane.  But instead, today, I shall post doubly on the occasion of NaNoWriMo.

If my principal were Principal Strickland from a certain 1980s movie I would recommend content-filtering before watching, he’d be telling me, “You’re a slacker, Rose!”  I wrote a meager total of 161 words today.  Talk about making up for lost time!

But considering how I’m only 1612 words short of my slacker-ish goal, I really needn’t sweat it.  I’ll push myself a little harder tomorrow.

I realize these every-other-daily updates are becoming posts where I just babble.  Why don’t I just document the important milestones and leave the day-to-day musings to more exciting people? 😛

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NaNoWriMo’14 Day 10

We’re one third of the way through the month of November, and already, I’ve written about 5/7K words.  I could theoretically write those last two thousand words today in a few sittings … but I doubt I will.

I am barely finished with Chapter Two in my 5K novel.  Yes, judging by the length of these chapters, if I kept writing like this after November, I could definitely make this novel-length.

Well, I’ve yet to actually sit down and write yet, so I had better do that.

Happy novelling!