Posted in Secondary Sundays, Writer's Block

About This Week’s Secondary Sunday

Hello!

This is not an excuse! yay me!

We will have a new Secondary Sunday this week and I’m actually excited about this one (not that I wasn’t for the other ones). As I mentioned at one point (eons ago) we are reaching the end of Secondary Sundays! Wow.

After this week’s SS, we have two or three parts left and the story is done. I might come back to it later on, but yeah, this is it.

I’m not excited because this is the end. I’m excited because the new SS sheds some light on things. It will not be as vague as the old ones, and because of that it might be a bit difficult to read. It is not my idea to trigger, squick, or bother anyone with this. And I know that I’ve been sort of building up to this point in the narrative so it won’t be as surprising. But still, if it triggers or squick you, then you need to be warned.

** Warnings are: Detailed descriptions of torture, medical procedures, and panic attacks, mentions of vomiting, and trauma.

I will add the warnings at the beginning of the SS as a reminder, but I still wanted to write it here. Writing this part was very… interesting. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either, so I’m really looking forward to see what you guys think about it ūüôā

-L.

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Posted in Writer's Block

An Excuse

This isn’t an update. This is an excuse.

A long one.

Yeah, you see what I did there? ha!

So I’m done being pitiful (refer to my previous post for an explanation about that) and now I’m being a dick.

So you probably noticed (I mean if you are one of the 5 people who constantly read my Secondary Sundays) that I’ve not updated in a while. And yes, I know I said that was due to plot reasons. And the first time it was.

Now I have two shitty excuses for my lack of updating:

  • My computer fucking died¬†again.

Should I get a new one? Probably, but I’m not swimming in cash around here and I have to save money first, so D:

And yes, I had the arcs mapped out in a notebook and some snippets of stories in a google drive. Buuuuuuuuut I’m an annoying person and (I don’t know if anyone feels like this about their writing) I don’t like losing things! Even if I end up changing everything from the preliminary drafts, if I don’t use that preliminary draft I feel like something is missing. I don’t know, but it feels like it could’ve somehow been better? Like whatever I wrote first is infinitely better than anything I came up with afterward.

So yeah, I suck.

  • March has been kicking my metaphorical ass.

Yes, yes I know:¬†But Laly you haven’t updated since at least mid February! You promised to be better and have another story by now!¬†

Well, I suck.

And March has been kicking my ass since mid February. Since February, 16th to be precise.

My brain is just a mess and I’m very jittery all the time, to the point that I annoy myself.

I am working on all three projects right now and I’ll update as soon as possible. With the Paranormal stories I don’t mind posting them all together, since they are basically chapters of a story, but Secondary Sundays, because of plot,¬†must be updated once a week. I might break that rule and post two SS together this weekend, or not. I will see later.

And those were my two excuses! Sorry about being shit and all the delays. I can’t promise I’ll become Ms. Responsibility from now on, but I can assure you that I feel¬†immensely¬†guilty about it all ūüėÄ

-L.

Posted in Personal Blogging, Writer's Block

Check in Monday

Hi, there!

Welcome to 2017! And to me being a horrible, horrible person with my updates ūüėÄ

You probably saw my newest Secondary Sunday update, and you probably saw that it was a bit different.

So, narration wise the narrator of the stories has gone missing, or sent to reconditioning. This means that, for the forseable future the stories will be different and we’ll get so see insights from new characters.

I know I’ve been absent from this blog for a while. I’m currently staying at my grandparents’place in the countryside where I have no reception nor internet/WiFi so I’ve been out of touch. I know that’s no excuse and all.

Another thing that’s been happening in Chile is that we are currently going through the worst wildfire in history. It is slowly getting better with volunteer and international help, but people have lost everything. Santa Olga, a town, burnt to the ground during the night. People had to be evacuated during the day, and when they went back they realized they had nothing left.

It is terrifying and saddening to see and hear all of these stories. Where I am is not that bad, there are four fires on the hills a few kilometers away from our home but there are few chances of them affecting us.

We’re safe. But not everyone is.

I won’t use this as an excuse, I did not post things because of my own neglect, not because of the fires. But I thought you should know that this is happening right now.

On another note, one of the last check ins I wrote I said I was working on a new section for the blog and I have. Coming this week is the new section: Paranormal Tuesdays!

This new section will not follow the same narrative format as Secondary Sundays though it will be posted weekly like SS.

PT will be interconnected short stories that will introduce the daily ‘lives’ of paranormal investigators ‘Dennison Brothers & Co.’, unlikely grim reaper friends Sebastian and Ramona, and the Weekly Ghost Alliance attendees Milo, Eleonora, Lucas, and the group of moschiveous ghost that haunt everyday places.

Halfway through February and later on April I will have two new additions to the blog, but you will have to wait and see.

And that was today’s update.

I promise I will have new content posted from this week on.

-L.

Posted in Secondary Sundays, Writer's Block

About Secondary Sundays

Hello, people who sometimes check on this blog.

Oh, and hi to the couple of beautiful individuals who periodically read the Secondary Sundays. You guys rock.

So, what I wanted to say today is that because we’re reaching the end of the year and holidays are coming (and I’m a little busy with the preparations for my future‚ĄĘ), I’m going to stop posting the SS every Sunday (yeah, like that ever worked). I will, instead, post a story every other Sunday.

This is not¬†just¬†because of the reasons listed above, but because I’m trying to start a new section on the blog.

I’m not sure what it will be about but I have some options, and it’ll be similar to the Secondary Sundays.

My options for now are:

  1. A comedic section about the paranormal.
  2. Short stories set in a universe from an old story.
  3. A section about grim reapers or angels.
  4. A section introducing a story I wrote this year about super heroes.

I won’t go into any details about my options until I know exactly which one will be used and when the stories will be posted.

I might give some of them a test run in the next couple of weeks, but I won’t start posting periodically until the end of the month.

Thank you for your attention,

-L.

Posted in Personal Blogging, Writer's Block

NaNoWrimo: The Story Begins.

Hi everyone!

We’re in November already! Now you all know what that means: This is when we finally find out whether we need to hit the reset button on the world if Donald Trump wins the US election.

Oh? I’m from Chile, you think… Why do I care?, you think.

Well, I’m Chilean not an idiot. I know that man means trouble and that shit is going down if for some ungodly¬†reason he actually gets elected. The pompous, orange, lying, childish, molesting machine.

I mean… what is there not to hate?

Okay, no.

This post is not about that.

This post is about NaNoWriMo.

*Though please be concerned, and aware that someone like that shouldn’t be running a country.

You know, the National Novel Writing Month which just so happens to be November! yay!

So as you may already know (because you’ve read some of my posts? or just because of my poor management of this blog?) I have a lot of trouble keeping to schedules… mostly because I procrastinate a lot (even by doing useful things like cleaning or working on other stuff… like this blog, right now), and I sometimes leave things to the very last minute.

I am also really bad at setting deadlines for myself.

Mostly because I set very unrealistic writing goals from the very beginning like a total dick.

So this year I am planning on being different.

This year I will (sort of) keep track of my progress here, I will set the goals here, and I will check back with you weekly, say each Friday?

I will also tell you more about what I am doing, what works for me and what doesn’t in the¬†Writer’s Block¬†category of this blog.

Don’t expect anything ¬†like daily updates, because I have to spend¬†some¬†time actually working on NaNo but I will try to stick to the Friday Check In.

Since this week has been shorter than the rest (because the month started on Tuesday) my word count goal by Friday will be: 3000 words.

During this week’s check in I will also tell you more about the story I’m writing: General Plot, Characters, Do I have a playlist?, Am I excited about what I’m doing?, Do I think I’ll die by the end of the month? YES, I will.

So, if anyone’s reading this and is interested in this whole process, please let me know and I will answer/keep you guys posted.

*In case anyone is curious right now, my word count as of today (because trust me, on Tuesday I wrote nothing) is 1185 words.

I promise to write more today and tomorrow!

Bye, and Happy NaNoWriMo!

*And by happy I mean: Let’s all die together.

-L.

Posted in Personal Blogging, Writer's Block

NaNoWriMo!

Well, hello, hello, hello…

So in case some of you don’t know about this, NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month is a period of time, namely the entirety of November, where people get together (online) to write 50,000 words (a novel length work) and share their effort in a community.

You can read more about NaNoWrimo here.

They don’t only do NaNo in November, they also have opportunities during the year called Camp NaNoWrimo, where you can pick your own word goal.

Camps are really fun because, unlike NaNo, you get to interact with other writers you don’t have in your “buddy list” without having to use social media (ie. Twitter). In Camp, writers are sorted into cabins (if you choose to. You can refuse this option if you prefer not talking to others, that’s okay too) with people with similar word counts or topics/genres.

I have done both… that is not to say I have finished/”won” both. I am extremely unreliable when I have to pick my own goals.

So, this year, I will be participating in the new NaNoWrimo.

I still don’t know what I’m writing and tbh I joined because one of my friends is doing it and we like suffering together ūüėÄ

If any of you, hypothetical readers, is going to do NaNoWriMo this year you can let me know and I can add you to my buddy list and/or have special instances in the blog where we can all cry together about it.

Or! we can share tips, prompts, progress, etc.

That’s all for today, I hope you have a lovely day.

 

Bye!

-L.