July (mostly) Writing Report #3

I thought this was supposed to be a weekly thing, but here I am making a post every 8 days instead.

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July (mostly) Writing Report #2

Well, guess who overexerted their hip? Yep. That would be this very person sitting here typing out a post two days late while in pain. It doesn’t burn like I’m hell, but it still hurts quite a lot to sit on my behind.

I still do it. I don’t know. I guess I’m just so used to pain I push through even though it’s nearly hell.

But let me get this quickly done and just report how far I’ve got.

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July (mostly) Writing Report #1

Those who follow me on Twitter, may have caught that I’m participating in World Anvil’s Summer Camp. If you caught that, you may even have caught my Summer Camp Pledge.

This post is part of that. Mostly. It also shows I’m still alive, I suppose, and actually getting back to work after my break!

I planned on getting this done yesterday but I was tired and not feeling great, while also freaking out completely over something. So here we go.

Aside from Summer Camp, I’m actually participating in Camp Nano as well, and I have plenty of writing related work to do. This also shows that I’m not just sitting on my hands doing nothing regarding writing, even though I won’t be posting any new chapters or episodes in my stories for a while still.

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Partial Hiatus Notice

Partial. Note the partial! I’m not disappearing again, no.

Okay. So it’s like this.

On Monday, I manage to badly injure my right foot and left knee. We were a bit suspicious it might be fractured. It doesn’t seem so now, a few days later, as I can, for a while every day, support my weight on it, it doesn’t look bruised, there’s no swelling, I can move my toes just fine and all that. I still need to spend most of my time in bed though. It’s not fully ruled out either, because last time I fractured a bone in my foot there was no swelling and just a teeny tiny bruise. It could be the same injury, just the other foot. Continue reading “Partial Hiatus Notice”

Release Schedule

The plan was to post a review today, but going off a medication has been messing with me, so I didn’t have one ready. Don’t you just hate that? But I’m much happier off it, so that’s definitely a bonus!

But I’m not coming empty-handed! Under the cut, you’ll find the FULL webnovel release schedule for the year. It also includes special dates and holidays. All coloured are my holidays from the blog and most are national holiday too. I won’t post anything on those days, because I’m taking better care of myself and actually try to relax on national holidays (even if I don’t celebrate them).

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Writing Update #4

I haven’t written any of these in a while. So I thought I’d give you a general update.

First, about my health: It’s still terrible. I’m holding on, and will be seeing a doctor next week. I hope to be back fully in 2021.

That said, I still work on Beyond the Horizon. I recently finished editing episode 11 and am almost done with the first extra episode. I was planning on being finished a month ago, but my health being as it is, there’s not much I can do about that. Continue reading “Writing Update #4”

The Horror Writer

“What on earth makes you write such horrible things?”

As an author, don’t you just hate that?

This quote really resonated with me. While I’m not a horror writer per se, I have dark and disturbing themes, and supposed-to-be chilling and at times downright frightening scenes in my stories. Depending on which work you look at I may write about abuse, torture, slavery, horrible deaths, human sacrifices… I think you get it. While it’s not particularly often, I have people wonder “Why do you write about [insert something]?”

However, this book isn’t about why (horror) writers write what they write. Nor is it about the what. It’s about the how.

Yes, this is a book on how to write fiction and things related to being a writer. A bit of a behind-the-scenes, if you wish, for the fiction you may or may not read. Continue reading “The Horror Writer”

I almost didn’t write a title for this post… (Beyond the Horizon Episodes 17 & 18)

…so I’m letting you know about it in the very title, because I’m terrible at this title thing.

Every time I sit down with these to write an intro, I think about just how inappropriately appropriate the episode titles of my story are. Many of them can be applied to the world we currently live in. “When it Rains, It Pours”, “Stand Your Ground”, “All Wounds Heal, Some Leave Scars”, “Cause and Effect”, “Challenges”, “Anxieties and Embarrassments”, “Fear”, “There’s a Limit to Everything”, “Choose Your Friends Wisely”, and “Silver Lining” all are things we either feel like is happening or are things we experience and need to keep in mind right now. Some are, of course, more figurative.

If I had known all of these and many more would have been applicable to the year after I wrote the first 92 episodes that I wrote (almost all titled too), I would perhaps have named them very differently. I only thought about how they suited the episodes and not how they would potentially be applicable to the world starting from December 1st and later. I wrote 60.5 Part 3. at the end of November after all, so the past 8 months are (un?)fortunate coincidences with these titles.

But, as the title of Episode 18 goes: My Words are Mine Alone. These are the words I chose, and they will remain my chosen words. Well, for now at least.
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Friends make everything better (Beyond the Horizon Episodes 16 & 17)

We’re in the middle of July. Almost. My schedule means I’m missing the middle of summer with my releases. In Sweden the weather is so-so. Swedish summers are rainy, and the past week has been a mix of shower, sun and thunder. Some times all at once.

I’m not really fond of thunder. In fact, I’m absolutely terrified of it. Whenever there’s any I just want to have somewhere to hide, preferably crawled up in a ball like a cat and be right next to someone.

Why am I talking weather? Well, the summers in Japan can be quite hot and rainy. And because of that, school festivals, like the cultural festival tend to be in autumn, October being the ideal month.

And it’s time for B High and Tomo’s class to begin their next arc in this story…

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Trust is a treasure (Beyond the Horizon Episodes 15 & 16)

I confess. I sometimes get incredibly worried that I bother people when I write reviews or these posts. I hope you’ve gotten used to these though, and I really hope you like the changes that have happened slowly over the past six months. Just like I, this space evolves with time. It needs to evolve with me, or else, one day, we won’t work together anymore, this site and I.

That’s it for my random rambles. What you’re here for isn’t me being sentimental, but my fiction.
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