For NaNoWriMo this year, a friend and I are writing a collection of short stories for a universe we're planning to write novel together in. We're doing this to work out some of the details of our universe and to give each other background on a lot of characters we can use.
So far, I have written eight stories for this universe. At the moment, I am posting them on: The Short Stories of A.D. Barncordon
I will come back and post them here too, in December. It's just easier to post on Google+ for me, since I don't have to log out of my main account to go to my writing section.
Sun, Aug. 21st, 2011, 05:30 am
For a friend :D
And the original song it came from:
( It's a short chapter, but we'll LJ-Cut it anyway.Collapse )
And this is where the plot bunny looks up at me and says, "Aren't you going to do more with me?"
Me: "No, because I don't know which way I want to take this and I'm too worn out to be as clever as I want to be with it."
Plot Bunny: "Pu-pu-pu-please?"
Me: "Oh, for heaven's sake, don't go all Roger Rabbit on me. It's not going to help matters. By all rights, I should just give you to someone else to work with."
Plot Bunny: "But I came to you!"
Me: "And reading over what I've written, you or I need to age more before I can go forward. So, stop bugging me."
Plot Bunny: *sniff!* "But I don't want to wait!"
Me: "Tough cookies, carrot cake."
Alpha spent most of Sunday in a drug-facilitated sleep at my suggestion. Ted had convinced my own physician, Dr. Berger, to examine both of us outside his normal hours. The good doctor found the similarities between us mind-boggling. Up until the moment I chose to be a psychologist and Alpha decided to be a physicist, our histories were identical. We had the same childhood scars and ailments. Even after that fateful decision, our medical health varied very little. Dr. Berger gave me a prescription to deal with the stress, if I needed it.( Read more...Collapse )
I was diagnosed last spring with exhaustion by my doctor. I went on a medical leave from my PhD studies in hopes that I could recover enough to continue my studies and my job. Unfortunately, I still don't seem to have much energy, despite medication, but I'm not quite as worn out as I was. Right now, I am worn out and a little sick again, though thankfully I am still able to keep up with my job. I may just have to give up on the PhD for a while. I've been so tired and unable to concentrate that I haven't even touched that one story I mentioned in my last post, which is actually almost finished.
A few years ago, I started on a project for NaNoWriMo, which I abandoned due to too many other commitments and the fact I got stuck. I am going to start posting parts of it here. Maybe it will inspire me to finish it. I don't know. I just feel so stuck right now in everything.
I really didn't want to do this, but I got tired of logging in to remove spam.
I know I haven't posted anything here for a while. I haven't stopped writing, but what I am currently working on is a piece just for myself - a inner exploration, so to speak. In short, I'm chasing personal demons in a multi-fandom fic. Very few people would even want to read it.
In other news, I am working on a PhD and tomorrow, I'm getting my last name changed back to Barncord. After my divorced, I kept my married name to make things easier on the kids and now that they are out of grade school, it's time to change back to my maiden name.