Thursday, July 12, 2012

From my most recent project

My orders are that I have to wait until I know he is dead before I can leave. So I watch as theblood pools around his body. But as I said: it’s not the blood that bothers me when I cut a throat. It’s the noise.

Betcha didn't know I was so morbid, did ya?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Two projects at once?

So I haven't worked on my "current" WIP in about two months. It's sad, I know, but life's just been so crazy.

BUT, I just recently had an idea for a new story (inspired by a fairy tale!) and I'd like to start writing it, but I'm not quite ready to let go of the previous WIP (seeing as it's definitely still a WIP).

How do y'all feel about working on two projects at once? I'm going to give it a go to make my own opinions, but I'm curious as to what y'all think.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Name Change!

I know I don't update this blog very much, or ever, but I just wanted y'all to know that I changed the name.

The blog is now called Lexemes and the URL is

The content won't change, just the name. :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Yeesh! Just found some more of my old writing. I REALLY hope I was trying to be ironic when I wrote this. Because... it's so not me!

Jillian is glancing at the setting sun, the red washed air is hanging lightly around her.

"Stay out here too long and you'll catch your death." A tall man, comes and sits next to her.

"Oh Jim! You scared me." She sighes and her hands fall gently to her lap like small butterflies. She returns her gaze to the sky. "It's so beautiful."

He follows her gaze with his eyes, "The sun?"

"Well, yes but more than that. It's all just so beautiful."

He leans over and kisses her gently on the cheek. He stares at her, and he marvels at how he could have been so lucky, "Yes," He whispers "it is."

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Old Evolution

Ha! I just found this little piece of a story I was writing five years ago. It's... purty crazy. If I'm remembering correctly, the story as a whole was about teens with super-powers.

Ben threw himself at Chloe, arms up with feral claws and teeth extended. In a flash her arms were raised in self defense, his stick still in her hands.

The sound she then heard was like a finger swirling water, a gentle swoosh that sounded so peaceful. She watched in horror as Ben’s legs were slowly separated from his body by the terrible black stick, his eyes widening in painless shock.

There was no blood, but of course there wouldn’t be.

“No,” was the only whisper that escaped from her ice cold lips.

P.S. The working title was called "Evolution." Hence the blog post title.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Manuscript Wordle

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I threw my first 6,000 words of my manuscript into Wordle to see what would happen. Apparently I talk about Dustin a lot. But I wonder what criteria it uses to select its words. Obviously it got rid of all the "the"s and similar boring words. But I mention golem 12 times in those 6,000 words and it made the list, but I mention dryad 10 times and it didn't make the picture. Oddness.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I Promise Nothing

I created this blog because I like to talk about writing, and anything I do something literary I have to blog about it. It's like my thing. And my main blog, Squeaky Books, is more about reading than writing.

I intend to talk about general writing ideas, writing advice I receive from authors, and my own personal writing challenges/glories. I will try to avoid talking about whatever writing projects I am doing myself, as per the advice of the lovely Shanon Hale.

However, I promise nothing in regards to the upkeep of this blog. Absolutely nothing. Read at your own risk.

The end.