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Coming in 2016!

I may have mentioned once or twice another project I was working on. Well, I plan to release it in 2016. I don’t have a solid date for it yet, but it was my NaNoWriMo project last year, and I love it so much, that I want it to come to light sooner rather than later (don’t worry, I promise I’ll put out Monochrome Dream 2 after this one).

Hopefully, I can get started on an ad soon, but my photoshop skills are lacking.

Ahahaha

Moment’s Passed

Sometimes, you want to say sorry.

You truly do.

But at this point, will it even matter?

Will the apology mean anything?

The moment’s passed,

And your actions since have done nothing to supplement the apology.

Sometimes, the opportunity exists only for a brief moment.

Whatever reason you missed it,

It doesn’t matter.

There’s no point to take that picture,

Because the sun has already set,

And the moment’s passed.

Sometimes, the opportunity exists for years and years,

Fading only with the light in your eyes.

If we live on after our life here,

Or if we don’t,

A dead person can’t answer,

And the moment’s passed.

Sometimes, the opportunity was never there to begin with.

And we like to give the illusion that it was ever there.

I was going to give you this opportunity,

But then you had to do that thing.

The moment’s passed,

But that’s hardly fair,

Since it was never there.

Sometimes, the opportunity presents itself time and time again.

I tried to give you everything,

But you just wouldn’t take it.

I tried to tell you I love you,

But my words may as well have been cast into the void.

I gave you a chance.

I gave you so many chances so many times.

It always ends the same,

And I don’t see how you and I can move forward.

The moment’s passed,

And it’s never coming back.

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Hello everyone,

I’m not going to be making much progress this weekend because reasons. It’s 5:21, and I haven’t left my house today. I’ll admit it’s gonna be a bit of a slacker weekend, so don’t expect me to post much till Monday. Well, I wish it was a slacker weekend. I have to work at my actual job until 2 AM tonight and tomorrow night, so I actually am doing something and not wasting all my time on Runescape.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Some more advice for writers

When I was initially looking to get published – and you’re never ready when you think you are – I asked an author I was Facebook friends with for some advice, and I haven’t forgotten it to this day.

After you finish writing your book, don’t touch it for six months. It sounds like a long stretch, but it goes by faster than you might think. In the meantime, work on other projects. Make sure you still write frequently, so that you can develop as a writer. You need that six month hiatus from your story to develop as a person, to go out in life and experience things so that you can write believable characters and believable situations. Anything can happen in six months, and no one is the same person they were six months ago. It gives you time to forget some things that happened in your book – and make sure you write important plot points down, lest you forget them. Some things must be forgotten in order for you to examine it with an open mind.

When you finally come back to it, you might be embarrassed by some of the things you wrote. I know I was when I did this, but you must press forward, and you must change what you don’t like. Did a character say something that was too cheesy? Fix it. Are there parts where your writing style is inconsistent because you randomly decided to use a few big words that you normally wouldn’t use? Make it flow a little better. You may be devastated, and you may think your work sucks, but the first draft is supposed to suck. The first draft is just you telling yourself the story. It’s going to be inconsistent, but that doesn’t mean your plot or story sucks. Press forward. If you’re going to be a serious writer, you need to be open to criticism, and you need to be able to internalize some of the advice your proofreaders have for you. You might be torn apart, but don’t take it personally. The people proofreading your book want to help you succeed, that’s why they’re being brutally honest. It’s okay to cry if you need to, but don’t let it impede you from ever touching your story again.

Happiness (February 9th, 2013)

Happiness is figuring out what to wear

For the moment we reunite.

Happiness is sipping up the remains

Of a mocha frappe.

Happiness is when the captain announces

That we will be landing shortly.

Happiness is the anticipated message

Telling me good night and that you love me.

Happiness is the idea

Of leaving the storm behind to somewhere else.

Happiness is a bubble bath

And watching the snowflakes fall thick and slow out the window.

Happiness is temporary

But comes in frequent waves and phases.