janegodzilla: (cthulhu like pie)
I'm having an almost painfully off-task sort of day, because the writing bug bit me earlier this morning and now I can't get my brain to shut the hell up. I suppose it wouldn't be so bad if I was working on something interesting and/or awesome, but even if I was, I'm not sure that it would make that much of a difference. Writing trumps just about everything when it comes to "stuff that is interesting and/or awesome", and I've been surreptitiously emailing story snippets to myself through Yahoo all damn day, because I am that great an employee.

Seriously, though. Making an endless series of binder labels, or writing modern-day Lovecraft? If you pick the binder labels over the Lovecraft, I worry about your sanity.

Yes, I know not everyone likes Lovecraft. Still. It's better than making binder labels.

Also, this whole "let's keep the office at meat-locker temperature" thing? NOT ON. My fingernails are blue, and I've been running my teeny space heater since I got here. I hate being this cold. Cold Kathleens are cranky Kathleens, and cranky Kathleens end up writing instead of working like they're supposed to.

Which, of course, means my current lack of production is entirely my office's fault, and I'm not liable in the least. Heh. I'm SMRT.
janegodzilla: (buh?)
I want to write a fantasy novel about a pregnant lady going off to rescue her husband, because he's been kidnapped by monsters or pirates or something. And since no one else is around to take care of their other three kids, she drags them along too. The older kid looks out for the younger ones, they have all sorts of crazy adventures, and instead of fighting shit (on account on being pregnant and whatnot), the mom has to use her smarts to keep them out of trouble. And in the end, they kick all sorts of ass, rescue the husband, and save the day. It'd be awesome.

I think I'm tired of novels where the family unit is treated like a bad thing. OMG, the hero or heroine's parents are, like, soooooo unfair, so he or she runs away to have AWESOME ADVENTURES. SANS FAMILY. Or the family is killed off to provide a tragic backstory. Or sibling rivalry leads the villian to get all butthurt and turn to the dark side. You hardly ever see pregnant heroines, and women are either supposed to stay at home and be domestic, or they get to go out and wear chainmail and seduce barbarian warlords or...whatever. They never get to be domestic and kick ass, which is sad when you think about it. Having a family shouldn't preclude a character from being an ass-kicking heroine, or vice versa.

As always, Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels do a fairly good job of avoiding this issue, but I can't think of too many other books that do. If anyone can think of any, let me know. I'll be over here writing about a little pregnant lady angrily scolding a would-be bandit after her 11-year-old daughter beaned him upside the head with a skillet.
janegodzilla: (bad robot!)
The headache opted to stick around another day, but it's not nearly as bad -- tylenol seems to affect it now, and I was actually able to do stuff today, as opposed to the laying around and feeling sorry for myself I did yesterday. The vast majority of my day was spent reading and watching movies, and then I dinked around with my tablet for a while, trying (and failing!) to remember how I used to color things in Photoshop. Man alive, am I rusty. XD I'm finally getting the hang of sketching in the computer again, so I figure the other stuff will come with time. I hope. Heh.

As for right now, I think I'm going to write -- I joined [livejournal.com profile] novel_in_90 a few days ago, which is a wonderful little community that I totally recommend for anyone working on a book at the moment -- and after that, I'll...I don't know. Read, probably. Watch old South Park episodes online.

Hee, my life is so boring. So wonderfully, peacefully boring. *happy sigh*

Haha. Apparently, I've turned into Rincewind. Go me. XD


janegodzilla: (Default)

February 2012

192021222324 25


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags