Friday, January 30, 2009

Boat Trip Day 2


Yes, I'm starting late. Deal with it. We're on the run from a tropical storm. I'm helmsman in any emergency. So far, I've done a lot of dishes. It'd be like home, except at home, people have to bug me, I shower, and I don't get queasy. My writing also borders on legible at home.

I'm not seasick, and I'm hoping (knock on wood) that the very slight queasy feeling I have goes away.

There's loads of sleeping time, just not necessarily in a row.

Food is edible, and let's leave it at that. The problem is, their definition of a vegetarian meal is meat substitute.

Ah, well. I get by. I must now go to sleep in preparation for my four AM watch.


I realize I'm posting this later than I promised. I've been busy. Expect future installments to be more timely!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Plans and such!

I'm thinking of ways to start updating this thing more often. I know all eight of you readers are really, really excited to hear that!

Anyway, I've got various ideas that I'm brainstorming, but the easiest one I plan to start very soon now.

A few years ago, I went on an Outward Bound schooner trip. I had to very literally learn the ropes. It was a lot of work, and a lot of fun.

Now, I'm a writer. I express myself better when I write, and I usually prefer writing to talking. Not always. But one thing I sort of hate is telling people about trips. That's why I blogged my England trip. But there was no internet on my boat trip.

So I did that thing people did before there were computers. I used a pen and a notebook. I know, I know, you forgot those things existed, didn't you? But they do, and I used them. So starting tomorrow, be prepared for Shana's Boat Journal! Presented almost exactly how I wrote it at sixteen! Though I may correct my spelling and grammar for sanity's sake.

Get excited! And more news on Coming Developments when I decide what they shall be!

Short stories!

GailSimone has challenges on twitter every now and then. Six word stories, short descriptions, whatever.

Here are a few of mine.

Superhero puberty in eight words or less: Voice, hair, hormones, X-ray vision is more fun.

Six words or less, Any superhero's post-coital statement without cursing: "...Being the fastest man alive stinks." - The Flash

A complete story in one Twitter post, featuring comic characters, without the use of the letter 'e': Tara backstabs Gar and Titans. Tara is crazy.

The story, for those who are not comics-savy, is the Judas Contract. It's very good, and I highly recommend it.