I considered doing Camp NaNoWriMo this July but I don't think I am adequately prepared to begin to write my fantasy novel. I know that it will have magic and serial killers and be set in late 19th century New York or Boston. I kind of have a handle on my protagonists: a girl named Sally who has the ability to transform objects and even herself and a man (who I have yet to name) who has the ability to alter the perceptions of people. So he can make people see things that aren't there, make it appear that time has stopped, things like that. Magic is rare and is highly sought in some circles but also hunted by people in others.
I had nicknamed this story The Gentleman Butcher because all of this came from a dream I had and that was what the killer was called by the street kids. He's a well to do gentleman who hunts those with magic. Sally seeks employment unbeknownst to her in this man's house. He soon develops an odd and perverse fixation with her especially when he realizes that she can perform magic. I think in the dream she breaks a teacup and fixes it with magic or something. That will be changed because a property of her magic is that it is temporary. So she can turn rocks into diamonds but after a few hours they turn back into stones.
The young man runs in a pack of pickpockets and swindlers. Their leader is a man who is thought to have both kinds of magic but whether or not that's true is unknown. He hawks medicinal goods to crowds of people. My male protagonist uses his magic to keep the crowd's attention on the leader while the little kids pick pocket the wealthy people.
In the dream they meet when he tries to warn her about her employer. When she truly discovers the monster that her employer is she's out on the streets trying to run from him. Together Sally and my male protagonist find a way to hide from the Gentleman Butcher and eventually bring him down. Or something like that. I'll take this month to work it out and do the research.
So I got all nostalgic over Repo! The Genetic Opera again. So I switched around my layout to reflect that. You can check it out. Still need to find a good default icon.
I've been avoiding finding a job. I don't know why I'm so scared to just jump into the working world. It's like I'm afraid that my skills won't be good enough. I just completed a nine month patient care technician program which included phlebotomy, nursing assisting and home health aide. I want to work as a CNA in a facility (like a nursing home). I found my internship at one to be a very rewarding experience and I got a good review from my instructor. So I have excellent references. I don't know. I'll try this week. I have to call my career services advisor. I've sort of been dodging him.
In fandom land I've been marathon watching Pretty Little Liars from the beginning. They have all the seasons on Netflix. Game of Thrones was good last night but they didn't have the twist ending I wanted. So I'm actually pretty disappointed.
I'm currently playing Saints Row The Third. I'm only about an hour and a half into it. It's pretty goofy so far. I love it. Still need to finish Dragon Age. I figure as long as I finish before Inquisition comes out I'm doing alright.
My writing as been all over the place. I need to concentrate on one thing to completion. I'm working on like 10 different things at the same time. I actually decided to post an incomplete work in chapters. I never do that. Oh well