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amanda_sheree
03 September 2014 @ 12:28 pm
Over on DreamWidth, I received my card for Ladies Bingo! For information, the journal for the contest is here. The object is to write about relationships between or among women. Check it out!


That Moment (incident / chapter / episode) in detail Vengeance Death, War, Pestilience and Famine Silence Last Times / Farewells
Another year older: Birthdays Reunions Spells and Geases Dystopias Awkwardness
Betrayal Horribly Misunderstood Villain Wild Card Fluff Relaxation
The Early Hours before Dawn Isolation / Loneliness Early Morning Partnership Five Things
Documentation Northern / Southern Lights Tragedy It will be a Terrible Scandal A Chase
 
 
amanda_sheree
03 September 2014 @ 01:59 am
Just a quick post to say I hit 60,000 words tonight.

In reading news, I bought The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan as well as The Brothers Grimm Volume II, 110 Grimmer Fairy Tales. The latter is for autumn/ Halloween season. Also on my autumn lineup are Frankenstein Mary Shelley (I'm due for a re-read) and The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

I will also be posting flash fiction, and may link to a blog I want to renew.
 
 
amanda_sheree
09 August 2014 @ 03:38 am
I've hit the 50,000 word mark for the new draft of Inevitable Dusk. Whoo! It might be close to the original count of 80,000, even though most of the material is new or greatly altered. And then there's the sequel. I think 75k-80k is a good length to shoot for, for both of Acio's books. Then I can move onto Sammy's story.

So, I think I can finish Inevitable Dusk by the end of the year. I'd like to finish Tsirris by the end of next year, along with Unquenchable (a book I haven't discussed here yet).

It's almost four in the morning so I should try to sleep.
 
 
amanda_sheree
05 August 2014 @ 02:56 am
Oh, I saw Guardians of the Galaxy tonight with some friends. I had no idea what to expect and I knew nothing about it, but I found it really fun and enjoyable. Rocket was great, and I loved the soundtrack. Also, Chris Pratt was adorable.
 
 
amanda_sheree
05 August 2014 @ 02:48 am
More plot points are clicking together! I'm so glad I'm rewriting this thing. It's a really different book.

About my flash fiction:
I received a prompt last autumn with a Halloween theme. It's a long time coming, but I hope to post it soon (maybe I'll wait until autumn? Since it would be more appropriate). And I'm going to start the 100 Themes Challenge I linked to. So far, one friend gave me number 87 to do, which is "Gunshot."

Animal Crossing: New Leaf:
Screen shots and dream town link soon!
 
 
 
amanda_sheree
28 July 2014 @ 12:43 am
I'm doing the 100-days-of-writing challenge (writing every day, even if it's like five words sometimes). I just finished day seven, and I've been writing over 500 words a day. I'm now about 43.7k into this draft. It's going to need a lot of polishing.

In other news, I've been having so much fun with QR codes on Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I plan to share my dream town link soon!
 
 
amanda_sheree
16 July 2014 @ 07:34 pm
The link is here.

My rewrite of Inevitable Dusk is at about 37,000 words now, and I'm thinking this draft might end up around 90,000 (the original was 80,000). Over the past few years, I've learned a lot and grown a bit, and I think the story is much better for it.

Hopefully, I'll post some flash fiction by Saturday!
 
 
amanda_sheree
10 July 2014 @ 03:56 am
One of my great friends is sharing her novel Out of Darkness on Wattpad. It's one chapter a week. The link is here. It's a young adult dystopia with brilliant storytelling.
 
 
amanda_sheree
10 July 2014 @ 02:17 am
I'm sorry I disappeared for such a long time! I hope to catch up with everyone and to update at least weekly!

I'm working on the (hopefully last) rewrite of Inevitable Dusk and I'd say I'm at least one-third through it. I've trashed so many plotlines and chapters and replaced them with new ones that are large improvements. I have a better feel for everything this time around; it's going to be a very different book when all is said and done.

Also, flash fiction! I have a list of one hundred prompts, and I plan to start them this week (probably out of order). I'd link to the source or even copy-paste the prompts, but I'm having trouble finding the list right now.
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amanda_sheree
21 September 2013 @ 11:48 pm
Yay for the first day of autumn! I've been busy with school and a few illnesses (hooray for salmonella). On my last entry, I received a prompt (on my DreamWidth), and I have an idea for it swimming in my mind amongst related stories. Once this coming week is over, I should have more time and willpower to work on my fiction.

I've been sleeping plenty, but I'm so tired.

Zzzzz...
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