Plot Hunting with Net and Honey

For No Good Reason Muse

So it’s a given that I’m going to write Yet Another Fantasy Novel™ for NaNoWriMo 2011, but there are a whole host of subgenres (including Science Fantasy) that I can play in.

Based on the idea of ‘write what you read’ I made a list of everything I’m reading and watching right now (see way down at the bottom of the post)– and there’s actually not a lot in common in the throngs.

None of the individual settings or genres are really Muse-catching right now, so I’m tempted to squash them together in an urban fantasy crime procedural with heavy science fiction and fairy tale elements set in some sort of frontier.

With singing.

And possibly voting people off the island.

Did I mention that most of the things I like have nothing in common? (more…)

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Meadowlands Lafayette

Meadowlands Lafayette

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Rose Gray (Bay going Gray)
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics, Prismacolor Pencils
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little gal is an example of why I offer full refunds on custom orders—I’m never quite sure what I can pull off and what’s outside of my range. In this case dapple gray was a step too far, but the person who ordered her kept her anyways. (Brave soul!) (more…)

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Write What You Read

I’ve never been a fan of ‘write what you know’ because I have never, ever written what I know.

My stories have always had unicorns and dragons and talking cats and werewolves– and I’ve been writing what I don’t know for a very long time. Heck, if Black Beauty-esque horse stories count as fantasy (and I suppose they do), I’ve been writing it for forever.

The reason I’ve been writing fantasy is that I’ve been reading fantasy. (more…)

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Planning for NaNoWriMo 2011

September is creeping to a close and with the dawning of October comes the Month Before NaNoWriMo™! (dramatic music)

NaNoWriMo is, of course, National Novel Writing Month which has been held every November since 1999. With 200,500 participants and 37, 500 winners in 2010 (plus the folks from this year’s inaugural Camp sessions), NaNo is gearing up for a pretty impressive season!

Which means it’s time to roll up my sleeves and start outlining… (more…)

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Good China

Good China

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Scratching Foal (G2)
Color: Blue and White Stencil
Gallery: Other Color
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little guy started with a solid white base and was stenciled with two different blues and was finished off with solid black eyes, mane, tail, and hooves. He’s a glossy, which accounts for some of the bad lens flare, and much cuter in person. (more…)

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