So there I am, thinking I need to "recruit" some characters for my latest story idea, and this person from my Shambhala novel (NaNo 2010-2011) "volunteers". Yay! Well, then, time for me to re-read the old novel and re-acquaint myself with her, right? I load up the file onto my Kindle (woot! Like getting a free novel! Ha ha ha ha ha!) and start reading...
...damn, I don't remember any of this. At all...
...is this going to make sense eventually?
...gah, it's horrible, I want to spork it myself and mock it mercilessly...
....never let me attempt this romance thing EVER EVER again...
...*reads on in horror as the whole thing descends into a violent bloodbath*...
...wait wait wait... I thought there were supposed to be sympathetic characters in this story. Why is everyone some kind of superpowered mass-murderer!?!!!1111!!!!???!!!!! I thought Nyima was supposed to be the nice demon with a conscience? Why am I getting squicked by the hints of incest? What the hell was I thinking?!
Worst. Love polygon. Ever.
Clearly I kept adding in more violence to pad my word count. (But any attempt at pr0n would be even more painful to read.) Gluh.
No wonder Lady Bloodless wants to escape this novel and be in a better story.
Ok, ok, I'll write up the proper ending chapters and show that it was all just a passing fancy and really she never wants to see any of those other characters ever again. (Nyima and Chola can go wallow in their happy-sads, and Dawa and Norbu can go play at regime change with the Blind Frogmaker and Senge-the-ghoul as bickering advisors.)
Although I did enjoy the ancient-Shambhala flashbacks, because who doesn't like an evil empire?
So that's one. What about the characters from last year's NaNo? Are they available?
...um...er... actually, they seem to be stuck in a temporal knot that I haven't been able to unravel. That is, I had too many problems with my timeline and kicked the whole damn thing into a corner of my mind until they can decompose into something useful.
Plan for October:
* Finish the Shambhala thingy and start up the sequel, so I can do that for November this year.
* Learn to walk like a samurai. (What? One stray line from some anime and now I'm all self-conscious about the way I walk. Argh! On the other hand, it did make me realize that my foot didn't hurt anymore. Yay! (A few months ago, I got out of bed and found myself having severe pain in one foot...erk... tried to hobble around and walk it off... got a bit better but the pain lingered on... until... now? Huh.)) Anyway, it's something to entertain myself with while walking my dog.