NaNoWriMo Decisions!

I’m back from my Ontario trip! And, as it turns out, I need some help. This isn’t uncommon for me, really. You’re going to find this out the more you follow me. I’m trying to figure out what to do for National Novel Writing Month. For those who don’t know what that is, it’s a challenge sent out in November to write an entire novel in a month. A whole novel. That’s insane. But I’m going to do it,…

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NaNoWriMo Decisions!

I’m back from my Ontario trip! And, as it turns out, I need some help.

This isn’t uncommon for me, really. You’re going to find this out the more you follow me.

I’m trying to figure out what to do for National Novel Writing Month. For those who don’t know what that is, it’s a challenge sent out in November to write an entire novel in a month. A whole novel. That’s insane. But I’m going to do it, and I have five plans in store. Here’s the basic idea of each plan.


1. Once in a Blood Moon
When a group of friends finds themselves to have become supernatural monsters, they set off in search of a wolf pack to call home. The book will focus on the family aspect of these creatures of the moon that often goes unnoticed. I got the full plan from this Tumblr post, but I’ve had a similar idea in my mind since I was a young teen myself.

2. Destiny in Wonderland
After her mother, Alice, has been placed into a psychiatric ward for schizophrenia, her daughter Destiny begins to claim she’s gone to a place called Wonderland. The problem? She’s never even heard about her mother’s “hallucinations”. The story takes the POV of the family maid as she watches Destiny’s descent into madness… or is it?

3. Vampire University
This is the second of old ideas that I’m considering actually working with again. When his fiance becomes one of the living dead, the main character of this story faces off against the biggest and baddest of the undead underworld in hopes of finding a cure. Turns out, some of them are his classmates. The idea came to me about the same year as Once in a Blood Moon.

4. (Currently Untitled)
No, that’s not the name of it. I really don’t have a title for it, and it’s not like any of the ones I have planned before it. This book would follow the story of a teenage bisexual Christian who struggles to decide between following their faith or their sexuality during their first year at college. It will get into the nitty gritty of the life of an LGBT Christian. No holds barred. It’s going to require some intense studying on my part. I’m not sure about this one, as it may really hit home really hard for some readers, but that’s good right? Who knows.

5. Fullmetal Skies
Space pirates.
Need I say more?


So help me out, and hopefully I’ll get a solid decision before the summer ends! Maybe even an outline!

New Year, Real Me!

2015 has come around. How fun! Because of this, I have determined to get in on this whole resolution thing. I used to think it quite ridiculous, but now I see I have some changes to make. The theme of this year’s resolutions, as shown by the title, is New Year, Real Me. So here are my resolutions for the year.

  1. Be more… myself…. around people.

I have come to realize that I’m not honest with people. At least, not completely honest. I act like a hardcore person all the time, when in reality I’ll release spiders into the wild after finding them in the house because I don’t want to kill something just because it’s small. And even though I’m a fit, bearded male, I like some shades of pink. That can happen!

2. Stop comparing myself to other people. I’m not other people.

I honestly worry about my writing all the time. I’ll look to other fantasy writers for ideas, but I need to see that the person I need to look to for ideas the most is me. I’m not J.R.R. Tolkien, I’m not Christopher Paolini, and I’m certainly no C.S. Lewis. I’m just me, and I can have my own style. And that’s not a problem.

3. Talk more

I’ve actually been asked why I’m such a loner all the time. I go to a school where the cafeteria’s population is bigger than that of my village, yet I tend to sit by myself at my own table. It’s not that I don’t want to talk to them, it’s that it freaks me out. I have an unnecessary fear of rejection. Fact: I’m just slightly eccentric.

4. Destroy the Norm

I’m not normal, so why be barricaded by the norm? I don’t need to be! In fact, I actually have worn eye makeup for cosplay (and looked pretty decent in it, according to my own dad). I have had a shaved-side hairstyle before. Yet I stopped doing this at college not because I stopped enjoying it, but because I grew fearful of people’s opinions of me. But if I enjoy it, why worry about it? It’s not like it’s personally harming anyone by me dressing as I want to.

5. Be More Open

I actually worry about people knowing my religion a lot. It’s not that I’m embarrassed that I follow Christ, but I worry about the stereotypes involved. The most annoying stereotype is that we hate all queer people. My current best friend has bisexual tendencies, and another one is transgender. Fact: Even those who disagree with people dating the same sex or switching their birth-gender typically don’t actually have anything against those who do. Unless you’re from Westboro Baptist church. But almost no one likes Westboro but Westboro. So I’ve determined not to have a problem with people seeing me with a bible in the open, or praying at a restaurant.

6. Get Fit

Yeah, I know this one’s a typical one, but I need to do it. It’s not that I’m actually visibly overweight, it’s just that I don’t work out, and if I want to get into fencing, I’m going to need to get a bit more fit than I am. So it’s time to gain a few more pounds of muscle.

7. Write Stuff

I like to write, but I have a book to get finished by 2016. It’s time for a crackdown on that! Plus I want to learn poetry, so, there’s that. All greatness first comes with a lot of… not-greatness. So hurrah for oncoming not-greatness!!!

What are your resolutions for this year? Let me know below!