Currently 1-19-16

Loving

Bioware games. It’s kind of ridiculous how far I’ve fallen unless you know me and my obsessive fangirl tendencies. A lot of my favorite nerds on Tumblr and Twitter shared their love over them, and like any good fandom crasher, I watched and delighted in the art and the inside jokes I didn’t get, and figured I never would. While I once wanted to build a life in Hyrule, and peaked over my brother’s shoulder at the open world games, they looked beyond me now. I don’t have the greatest coordination on my own two feet, let alone with a controller that wants me to look and walk at the same time. Wrap those worries up with the awful and inevitable insecurities over gaming while being a girl and a newb,  I talked myself out of trying. I watched gameplay videos on YouTube instead.

And then N7 day happened.

This fandom. I was in awe. I wanted to know. I wanted on that Normandy and I wanted to take off and have this fandom be mine too. I had to try.

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I flew through that mass relay, let me tell you.

That was November, and this is January, and I’ve now played through the entire Mass Effect trilogy, Dragon Age: Origins, Two, and now I’m in the midst of Inquisition.

Yeaaaah. It’s like that for me. Discovering this part of my brain, and delighting in it on my terms has been the best. Also, I CAN run and walk. I’m actually a total beast at it.

Reading

I’m finally going to start Iluminae. I heard it’s not just a book, but an experience.

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I’m so excited, because These Broken Stars was one of my favorite reads last year.

Also a lot of Mass Effect and Dragon Age fanfic. Let’s be real.

Watching

It seems I’m forever watching The Office. It’s my constant.

But as far as keeping up with stuff that’s on TV now it’s  Jane the Virgin and Fresh off the Boat.

Listening To

My Spotify Discover Weekly playlist is pretty dope. It’s funny how last year while I was revising Hurricane it was a lot of gruff, emotional Americana with all this heartbreak and foot-stomping twang and now that I’m working on Saint Ruby my weekly playlist took this moody seaside turn that crushes on indie pop.

Also, HAMILTON. I feel like that’s gonna be my answer for the next six months. At least.

Thinking About

Learning to structure my writing time a bit better and commit to finding an outline that works for me and evolves with whatever stage I’m at in the project. I’m shuffling through styles while trying to cultivate that fever of drafting again. I got really good at revising. I focused on it for almost two years. Remembering how to create from scratch is kind of tough, but I think, for me, finding the fire means learning how to better use my tools.

Anticipating

Good news. New first drafts. Lunch.

Wishing

Good news. New first drafts. Lunch.

Making Me Happy

Fanart about Cullen Rutherford.

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My inquisitor is gonna save the kingdom and get to know that jaw line.

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