Nervous breakdown, now with gifs

Greetings, friends. As I’m sure you’ve all been desperately wondering what I’ve been up to as of late, I’ve come here today to alleviate your suffering via a gif-filled blog post. Hurrah!

To summarize the past month in the most succinct way possible:

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It’s been, to put it lightly, a bit of a crazy month, with financial troubles, medical madness, random altercations with crazy people on public transportation, sleep deprivation due to summer heat and a very loud and bored feline roommate, and, of course, the requisite entropy-fueled destruction of my personal belongings.

AND JON STEWART’S LAST DAY ON THE DAILY SHOW IS NEXT WEEK I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S ALMOST HERE ALREADY HOW WILL I COPE WHEN MY DREAMS OF HIM INTERVIEWING ME ABOUT MY AWARD-WINNING LITERARY LEGACY HAVE BEEN IRREVOCABLY SHATTERED??

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But, all things considered, I think I’m actually doing pretty well. I’ve been getting a lot of writing done, and Book II of Chosen is currently at around 53,000 words, meaning it’s passed the all-important 50,000-word milestone and the story is moving ever closer to the Thrilling Conclusion™.

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The book has reached that point where the characters are essentially deciding the plot for themselves with very little input from me, which is a great place to be – but also a bit of a strange one. For example, a few things have occurred in recent pages that I didn’t see coming at all, and unfortunately, the majority of those things have resulted in additional suffering for my poor main characters. And before anyone puts in a worried call to Character Protective Services, I swear that I never specifically set out to torture my characters, it just always seems to turn out that way.

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In any case, I’m excited to see where the story ends up going. I have a general idea of the plot (and since it’s technically set around 20 years prior to Book I, I obviously know where the characters will eventually end up), but it’s moving along with its own momentum now, so I just have to follow it and see what happens. The same thing happened with Book I, actually – I had a very set idea of what was going to happen, and then the characters said, “NOPE! :D” and did something entirely different. Cheeky bastards.

Anyway. It’s Saturday morning and I have tea to drink and a Fuji apple to eat, so I’d better wrap this up and get to it. (There are also a bunch of chores and errands I need to do, but I shall entrust those into the capable hands of Future Me.)

Wishing you all a very pleasant Saturday, and what the hell, wishing myself one, too.

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