I’m pretty stoked to see FOUR 5-star reviews of “A Glimmer of Perspective” on my Amazon site. Three of them were from the Facebook OC Writer’s group, though I’m happy to say I didn’t ask for any of them. All of them were the honest opinions of others. And I don’t even know who the fourth is!
So people seem to like my writing. That’s good. I’m happy to hear it.
Because I’m starting something new!
In the Sun Eagle’s Wake
This story is set in the Dreamscape universe. And I’m aiming for it to be a short. I hope. Whenever I actually AIM for a short story, it ends up long. But so far, the pieces are just falling in place without any trouble. So far I’m about 1,000 words in. I don’t really know how long it will be. I have a middle and an ending vaguely in mind, but that’s it. But so far, I’m enjoying it and the characters are just fun.
And now to the not-so-fun thing.
The stress in my life is getting…extremely difficult. The stress caused by issues at work, Caitlyn’s seizures and everything else are starting to impact every aspect of my life. I’m not sleeping well. I can’t concentrate. My writing isn’t working as well as I want to. I’m not doing well at work.
It’s getting bad.
I have a plan on what to do…but…well, I need some serious divine intervention to make it work. Now’s a good time for a miracle, God.
I’m taking a break from World of Warcraft right now, even though 5.4 just launched. I wanted to give things some time to settle down before I head to the Timeless Isle…and then take Lyss into Siege of Orgimmar. Should be fun…though now I get the fun activity of trying desperately to hide from spoilers about the end cinematic.
So after I finished most of the campaign and Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep in Borderlands 2, I decided to move on to something I’ve been wanting to play for a bit: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
I haven’t written much about this since I stopped playing back in March some time ago. I feel bad for BioWare, because they had an amazing game there…but…it just didn’t hit the nail like it should have. The original issues that annoyed me greatly in the beginning are still there. Very long load times and very long travel times. I might be spoiled from flying in WoW, but it’s just difficult to judge. In addition, I don’t feel all that powerful. I seem to have to heal after every fight…and it slows things down a lot.
Sadly, there are new problems with the Free to Play model. Primarily, they shove the subscription model in your face every chance you get. Seriously…it’s EVERYWHERE. When you go into a rest area, you find out you don’t get rested XP…from a giant message along the time. Just mousing over XP bars or even GETTING QUEST REWARDS…you’re told a thousand times you need to subscribe to get this, that or the other.
With that being said, the story is still damn near amazing. At the moment, I’m going through the Jedi Knight quest line on Alderaan and I am definitely into it. I do love that my character is actually fully voiced. And the environment are gorgeous. I’m considering reupping for about a month or so to see if it’s worth it or not. But I haven’t decided yet.
So, to end tonight, let’s talk about my own rewards. First of all, I purchased a Fluttershy and a Twilight Sparkle patch for my work bag. And a new pony shirt. (What? Did you think you were going to escape the pony thing? Ha!) I’m totally thrilled to get these. My own little present for finally getting published.
Now…I’ve thought about the videos for this week…and couldn’t come up with anything clever. So time for just some random Pony Music Videos:
Why? Because I like them. That’s really it. 🙂
Anyway, that’s it for this week. I’m going to put the whole “Journey to Equestria” thing on hold for a bit. I need to update it and proofread it.
Good luck and have fun!