Life has been interesting lately. I applied for a job (my first ‘official’ job ever) at a pottery/arts store not far from here, and it went well…but the more I’ve thought about it, the more I realize I don’t want a full-time job like that. I want to be a full-time writer. My parents are fine with that, so I’ve (99%) decided that even if there’s a possibility I could get the job, I don’t want it. I might take a part-time somewhere, but working twelve to nine five days a week doesn’t much appeal to me. Writing professionaly is, career-wise, my job and I’d like it to stay that way. I’m working on Paper Crowns and This Mortal Coil and all my other novels so I can publish them, which is going to take a bit more organizing on my part. So, while I roll all these around in my head and stifle my creative flow (seriously; I’ve been pounding out 2500 words a day and today I’ve written 324, which tells me I need to relax xome) I decided to fiddle around and make a few fun things for you.
Fun thing #1: This Mortal Coil, modern AU! (AU – alternate universe) TMC is set in my own sort of alternate history, with a mixture of the modern and the old-fashioned, but a straightforward modern timeswap was fun to imagine.
Fun Thing #2: Another Paper Crowns playlist. The world is full of perfect music that inspires this book, and so I condense my very long (read: 7.1 hour long) iTunes playlist into a few mini-playlists for you now and then. Enjoy listening!
Fun Thing #3: A playlist for The Midnight Theater, the sequel to This Mortal Coil. I haven’t given you many peeks into that yet, so enjoy a mix of slightly creepy, slightly epic, slightly victorian music.
Fun Thing #4: Paper Crowns’ spinoff, Glass Hearts, has a companion – Shadow Puppets; featuring Asterope (a wysling who shows up in chapter thirteen) and Hermione, his sort-of adoptee. I had a debate with myself whether to use the name Hermione, since J. K. Rowling more or less monopolized it, but a discussion with some friends led to the conclusion that a.) Rowling doesn’t own the name, and 2.) I can shatter the roof and free monopolized names forever! Or at least I can hope. Anyway, here are Asterope and Hermione.