On travelling and doing the funners…

Okay, yo! I’m currently in Texas, editing 2121: The End of Syfe. It’s sitting at nearly 103k words and I’m in Chapter 07 of 17. Good times. Chapter 06 had a good bit of hack and slash to make it presentable, but so far 07 is mostly intact. I had a major detour this last weekend, which can be read about at length here at my Patreon. Suffice to say it was very good and very necessary for my little brain to feel good. Tonight we’re eating bulgogi.

I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to a new audiobook yet, and all the reading I’ve done was mostly comics, but I’m taking healthy breaks in editing so I don’t just go nuts with the book. But yeah, just a brief status update. Hoping to finish editing within the week!

 

~Lils

My brain, it physically lies…(?)

This is a small update to say, I think I’m finally going to start working on 2121: The End of Syfe again. But very slowly. I’ve been in a funk that is starting to escalate, mostly due to various doctor visits and school orientation coming. I’ll post again when I know more about what’s going on, but the options on the table are a little disturbing, although not dangerous. My orientation is Tuesday, so it’s hopeful that once it’s done I’ll be a little less on edge.

I want to write, but it’s difficult with my brain so clogged up. Right now I’m attempting to wipe my laptop at Mum’s so it stops lagging so much when I write. I definitely won’t make my goal of the end of June for this book, but hopefully July? If I can get the wheels turning faster. Who knows. My little brain is so raw from everything going on and it’s barely started.

 

~Lils

New Year dawning??

Yo! So after that spam of reviews, let me say, Happy New Year! I’m way more active over on Patreon lately, news-wise. It’s a bit easier to post there and people are invested in me being as transparent as I can be about what I’m up to. However, my website is good for more concrete posts and updates, so I enjoy it for that aspect. It’s not so easy to catalogue things over there however, so I like to post those sorts of things here especially. For now, neither are made entirely redundant.

So, it’s officially been the first week of the new year, and what have I been up to, you fail to wonder? Well, I fell ill right at Christmas, so I’ve mostly been sleeping and in bed and just generally being an invalid. And reading! I’ve been trying to force myself into a new (okay, a renewed) era of reading. I have an idea of what I want to read this year, minimum-wise. I’d like to read the other six Harry Potter novels, reread Kelly’s two Nyra novels, read at least one of my friend Tom’s Ember tales like I meant to do last year, and possibly get through a Durarara!! novel or two. It’s a big catalogue for someone who rarely does any reading, but I have my hopes. For now, I start with The Waters of Nyra Vol. I. The newest editions of both volumes are bloody GORGEOUS and I’m so jealous. It makes me very very much want to renew my search into artists to do my own covers for other works in the future. Hers have a vintage feel, invoking in me memories of old, bent-up, yellowing books in musty bookshelves of my childhood, and that is excellent. I’m opting to read the physical copies this go round, because it’s going to be rarer and rarer I get to read physical volumes of anything, you know?

Now, borrowing this list from Patreon, here is the most up-to-date inventory of my works as of the first; it’s only outdated for 2121: The End of Syfe, which I already got back to work on a bit at a time.

[“Jinn Trilogy”]
Between the Lines: 1,512 words (Sci-fi)
(Delving into Jinn’s background via a friend who knew him “in the before times”, features advanced technology and a lack of positive social interactions. The main character is outfitted with an experimental AI named Junpei.)
Efficiency: 7,664 words (Sci-fi)
(A man wakes up to find himself bound and under a rusted scalpel of someone who insists they should be recognized. On the run from he doesn’t know what, he is told someone named Jinn just might be able to help him. Whether he likes it or not, of course.)
Viral Genetics: 3,357 words (Sci-fi)
(Jinn employs a veritable army of working Joes, but Erik has a name, and a specialty–and a goal.)

[“Outwards” Stories]
Behind the Moon: 9,730 words (Fantasy)
(Ed slips through a shadow in the middle of the night and tumbles painfully into another world.)
Beneath the Wind: 28,578 words (Fantasy, Romance)
(Venswick is in danger; Ed’s presence has drawn dark eyes upon its luscious land.)

[The Redford Verses’ Stories]
2121: The End of Syfe: 57,449 words (Fantasy, Sci-fi)
(The ex-patients of Redford are struggling under the burden of righting the worlds they know before the end of 2121. The worlds are all under siege, and not everyone is coming out on top.)
Love Burns: 120 words (Fantasy)
(Zackary Ezrael Tyke thinks about his closest relationships.)
The Truth About Judais: 185 words (Fantasy)
(Lilania is a lively spirit, always open to new experiences. When she befriends a visiting rogue named Ezrael, a very important bond forms.)

[“The World Tree” Stories]
Spanners: 31,509 words (Fantasy)
(Penny and Shaun are tasked with studying the Spire, and when they can’t help but activate it, it naturally breaks. Or kills them. These are the most logical possibilities, unlike Shaun’s simple suggestions that they’ve found themselves in the past or Asgard or both.)
The World Tree Detective Agency: 1,246 words (Fantasy)
(Loki is being punished for something they didn’t do, as usual, but this time the gods have decreed that Sigyn be captured until Loki show some results. Enter The World Tree Detective Agency, Loki’s pet project.)

A Cat & His Box: 25,319 words (Sci-fi, Humor)
(Fel is officially a runaway–alongside their three friends and Dingy, a Spacelot, which happens to be some sort of two-tailed space-faring feline with a witty AI named Noire in the mysterious Box, a special ship with a special trait, which, if you couldn’t guess, is that it was stolen.)
The Community: 5,712 words (Sci-fi)
(Zan and Wicket are from different Sectors–different worlds, really–but Zan doesn’t see what the big deal is about sharing his space with her. The Community has its regulations, however, and the consequences are not so kind.)
Dark Blood: 10,625 words (Thriller, Horror)
(Cindy is shy and new to the island, and the council just doesn’t seem to care for her very much. The resident goof seems not to mind her though, and so they try a thing called friendship. And then she’s attacked.)
Dreamscape: 7,165 words (Drama, Romance)
(John is desperately trying to smuggle Elise out of the country, before she can be hacked open and exploited by the government he worked for. John is now unemployed.)
Duality: 2,613 words (undisclosed)
(I cannot talk about this project under penalty of death or disappointment, I’m not entirely sure which.)
Just Business: 6,483 words (Romance)
(Alice is recruited by a secretive organization to do work. Nothing terribly specific, and her coworkers are not the most forthcoming.)
Purity: 152 words (Fantasy)
(J is under arrest when the world suddenly decides to dissolve all around him.)
The Silver Coin: 836 words (Romance)
(The caravan is on the move, and Ariana can hardly fend for herself. That’s where Dimitri comes in, with his infamous silver coin, and their migration for survival twists into a knot.)
What Lies Beyond: 4,678 words (…)
(A series of questionable events that I have lived through.)
Winter Red: 53,662 words (Thriller)
(Melinda escaped the noise of the world, only to find herself in the hands of a serial killer. But when he doesn’t murder her immediately, and slowly teaches her the tools of the trade, is it trauma or fate that guides her own hand?)
(Untitled Drabble): 682 words (Supernatural, Romance)
(Clein and Thom have a symbiotic relationship. Clein gets to fulfill his social needs outside of having a pack, and Thom can possess him on the regular. It has its benefits.)
(Untitled Sherlock Holmes): 631 words (Mystery, Thriller)
(Watson has seen Holmes through many a case, but he isn’t sure he is willing to stand by his friend any longer.)

~Lils