Josh the Boyfriend

Remember Josh? I just lost all respect for him. Him and my sister broke up because he didn’t give her space when she’s the type of person who needs lots of it. Whatever, no big deal. Unfortunately, the exchange of their stuff took a while because my sister’s best friend’s mom was in the hospital so she was staying with them to help out, and today she had a migraine. (She gets them every once in a while, and went to a party last night so it’s not that much of a surprise that she got one today.)

So what does Josh do? Well, apparently he had two options. Wait a day considering he already got most of his stuff back OR call the cops. By the way, if you’re dating someone who’s entirely willing to give you your stuff back then that’s 100% not necessary and will only make you look like an ass in front of anyone, including the cops.

Seriously, I can’t even express in words how dumb that is. Is Josh not capable of acting like an adult? He could have easily waited for my sister to not be sick to come over ON HIS OWN. But, really, the cops seemed to think that he was being dumb, too. It was pretty obvious that my sister was sick, after all, with her being all pale and looking like she just dragged herself out of bed (which she did, thanks Josh). 

I was kind of wondering why a guy like Josh used a dating site in order to meet people (I met him on a dating site [I can't meet people due to the whole social anxiety thing] and he kept in contact with me until he got Shelly’s number, but I put it off), but now it’s fairly obvious why he has trouble keeping a relationship. Boo on you, Josh, you big assface.

My Mom Sucks!

My mom is such a loser. All she does is play Sudoku all day long! She never stops playing her puzzles except to play more puzzles on her computer! She calls me mean names, too, like weirdo. Sometimes she calls me a bitch, but she’s the bitch! And she also laughs at stupid things, like when I read out what I’m writing on my blog! She even laughed at that, but I’m being serious! She’s laughing even more now! She’s so rude.

This is why my mom sucks! Stop laughing mom!

Family Day

Ever since I stopped talking to a very, very toxic friend my relationship with my family has improved greatly. So, naturally, Family Day turned out really well.

Yesterday my sister (Shelly), her boyfriend (Josh) and I went to my dad’s house to give him a visit. We played a game Josh thought we would all enjoy called The Settlers of Catan, which turned out to be pretty awesome. After we played a round of that we ate a lot of food, Josh and I ended up napping while Shelly died of boredom, and then we played another round of The Settlers of Catan. Overall, great day, thought nothing really special happened.

Actually, nothing special happened but, you know, I haven’t felt like writing so I thought I might as well write something.

Anyway, today my sister and I decided to celebrate Family Day in our own way; by going to Tim Horton’s. Roll up the rim to win just started today, so naturally we wanted to go even more. Neither of us won. Actually, none of us won anything that day and I’m pretty sure there were six cups between all of us.

After the two of us hung out for a bit my boyfriend showed up (I haven’t gotten permission to use his name here, so I’ll just call him the original name of Boyfriend). Boyfriend and I played Phase 10 (I won) while Shelly wrote a speech for her thing. Then Josh showed up and we played more of The Settlers of Catan. It really is a good game. We also played Mariokart and Mario Party with our DS/3DS’s. Then Boyfriend and I ditched Josh and Shelly.

That is all.

FIV

FIV stands for ‘feline immunodeficiency virus’. I’m not going to go into much detail about it, since anyone who doesn’t know what it is can just google it. I will say, though, that FIV has no prevention shot and no cure (according to my mom). Unfortunately, three out of five cats have died due to FIV (Bruno, Tyler and then my own cat, Tobias). It’s likely that Kitten and Meimei could also get this disease and die from it, although Meimei is less likely to get it because she’s female.

Needless to say, the death of three pets have been hard on me and my motivation to write, so for now I’m not going to force myself into a whole lot of work. I might use the time to work on some more of the plot for the Jetta story (maybe come up with a name…), and then I might restart it for the third time. Or I might take it easy and just focus on my fanfiction. I’m not sure yet, and really I’m not going to worry too much about it.

Anyway, I’d just like to say a bit about each of the cats that have died.

First, Bruno. We got him when he was a tiny little kitten. My mom found him outside, and he was the smallest little guy. So small that we tried to give him milk at first, which he rejected for solid food. He was older than we thought he was, but he still had the cute little kitten tail that reminded us all of a dinosaur.

Bruno got the nickname of ‘shoulder cat’ pretty quickly, because he liked be half on someone shoulder when they held him. When he was younger he let us do pretty much anything we wanted to him, and he actually seemed to enjoy it. Mostly, dancing. We probably shouldn’t have forced him to dance, but it was hilarious.

He was adopted by our other cat, Meimei, though once he got older she didn’t want him to be around.

The next cat who died was Tyler, nicknamed Ty or TyTy. He was just a generally sweet cat, and was super shy when we got him. We got him shortly after we got Tobias. My step-dad actually took him in because no one else wanted him since he was too shy, and someone was planning on flushing him down the toilet. My step-dad is a huge sucker for cats, so naturally he took him in. Unfortunately, Tyler was so scared that he hid under his couch and wouldn’t come out, so we decided that maybe he would do better if he lived with his brother.

After my step-sister got him from under the couch (she’s the only one who could get him), her and my mom brought him to our house. Right away he was happy to see his brother, and he actually turned into one of the braver cats. He used to come over for pets all the time, and loved getting attention.

Tobias, who died just recently, was my own cat. We called him Tubby, Tubbles or TubTub, which didn’t really fit him since he was a skinny guy. He was given to me as a surprise. My mom told me that if I cleaned my room she would give me a present, and I didn’t expect that present to be small, runt of the litter kitten. I named him Tobias, after my favourite character in the Animorphs series. When he was little he was the most cuddly little guy, always sitting on my lap and sleeping in my bed.

When he was little older, though, he injured his leg in a chair, and after that he was never really the same. He became more distant, didn’t want anyone to pet him and so on. Time passed, though, and he got more comfortable with people. Anyone who entered the bathroom was instantly surrounded by him asking for pets. The only time he wanted someone to pet him was in the bathroom, probably because he was most comfortable there. He also used to go right to the litter box to pretend to go, just so he could get some praise.

I’m going to miss all three of them. Goodbye Bruno, Tyler and Tobias.

Uh-oh

So, lately I’ve fallen behind on my book, which really isn’t surprising since I don’t currently have a working laptop charger. I don’t really mind, since I was taking some time from the story beforehand, but I’ll probably have a lot of work to do once I can use my laptop again. Hopefully my friend is successful in fixing it for me so I don’t have to buy a new one.

Either way, I decided that while I wait that I might as well do something productive. A while back Crimson Oath and I decided to work on something together. The story was sort of her idea (she didn’t have any plans or characters for it, just the idea of people having super powers), and I asked if she would mind me writing it. I wrote about six or seven chapters before I decided it would be a lot better if we worked together on it. Well, now we’re not doing that, so I decided I might as well work on it again. With the exception of her characters that I might not even use but would like to, most of the ideas have been mine and are still floating around in my head.

Inimical Science was the title we agreed on, and I intend to use it. The first book will be titled Inimical Science: Hunter. The first part of the book will focus on Dr. James Hunter (I had another first name for him but forgot it, so I went with James), and then move on to focus on his son. While I probably won’t go on to publish this one due to the fact that it was originally a shared project (like the blog that was stolen, but I’m not going the selfish route and take it without permission from the other person it belonged to), but I might post it on Fiction Press just to see how it does. Or maybe I’ll try to get permission from CO to use it if I can. I’m not entirely serious about it, it’s just to pass my time until I can work on Jetta’s story.

Speaking of which, I’m starting to want to rewrite it again, but will resist the urge until I at least finish the first book.

Anyway, I’ve been thinking about IS for so long that I’ve decided to name the second book Inimical Science: Pender and make the entire first book about the Hunter family. Unfortunately, getting IS: Pender done is going to take a hell of a lot of effort since it’s going to involve time travel for sure. 

10,000 Words!

I got to 10,000 words right on time, and with it the first four chapters of my book. I’m still not sure of a name for it, so for now I’m literally calling it ‘Jetta’. Hopefully I’ll think of a name for it eventually. Anything I say for now on might be confusing if you don’t go read the first post I made about this.

So far I’ve introduced two different off-worlders, Cliff and Dlane. Cliff hasn’t really had much character stuff going on (because he’s been unconscious too often), but Dlane has had quite a lot of attention. I really like my plans for Dlane, and I look forward to getting to write her in a different setting.

Speaking of which, they’re still in the town and haven’t yet left to go save Clay (Cliff’s brother, if I forgot to mention), which kind of concerns me a tiny little bit considering I’m 10k  words in. If I ever decide later that I hate how long the beginning is I’ll obviously change it, but for now I think it’s okay.

Moving on, I’m kind of realizing that I don’t have any huge plans for Cliff yet, though I know it’ll come to me eventually. Though, now that I’m thinking about all the ideas I do have I realize that my book might end up with more than 30-50k words.

There are also some other character that I was going to introduce in the beginning but changed my mind and only put in two of them, and honestly I’m kind of missing the ones I didn’t put in. They’ll get their chance, though.

Well, I’m running out of things to say, so I guess that’s it for the 10k post. I’ll post another once I get to 15 or 20k words. Also, huge thinks for those who liked the last post about my book and for those who started to follow my blog. If anyone has any questions about the book they can feel free to ask.

New Book

Lately I’ve been working on a book. It’s getting pretty long, what with me writing 1000 words a day since the year started, but I keep feeling like it’s not long at all. My goal is to write between 30k-50k words in the next month and a half, which will be easy if I continue to write like I am now.

The book is about a girl named Jetta who has to deal with the crash of an ‘off-worlder’ ship, an off-worlder being a human that isn’t from Earth like she is. An escape pod from the ship doesn’t actually escape like the other pods do, so Jetta, her partner Manic and two off-worlders (one of which has a brother on the crashed escape pod) go to find it. There are a lot of differences between the people on Earth and the off-worlders, and they have to deal with those differences while on the mission.

So far I’m pretty early in the story (they haven’t even left yet), which I consider a good thing because usually my main problem is trying to get to the good parts in the story as fast as possible.  I’m about 8000 words in now (I’ll be updating book progress as often as possible because it’s fun) and plan on getting it up to 9000 today. I’ll probably make another post about this once I get to the 10,000 point mark.

Unfortunately, the downside of no longer having a fellow writer as a friend is that I don’t have an editor. So I don’t have anyone who can do some editing with the exception of my sister who has a totally different taste in books and such than I do.

Either way, I plan on finishing the book probably half way through February, maybe a bit later depending how far in the story I actually am. Then I’ll probably spend a lot of time editing. I’ll need several trusted people to read it over and edit it, and then I’ll probably go through it myself and change any parts I’m not a huge fan of. After that I’ll probably work on getting it published while working on the sequel.

I’m really hoping this goes well, because it is my top goal in life to become a published author.

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