Ready For Camp NaNo

If I had any doubt about letting Mist and its universe go, the past two or so days got rid of those. After finishing Lost and Found, I spent a while building a skeleton for Camp NaNo and I haven’t been so excited to write something probably since the first version of What Lies Within.

Granted, not wanting to work too far ahead before the first, I’m only about 4k words in but, considering I was barely eeking out 200 words a day before that…

I didn’t dare set my Camp goal any higher than 15k because at the rate I was going even that would have been a stretch. I’ll leave it there for now. It’s not like  I have to stop writing the moment I hit that goal.

In case anyone cares to follow my progress, I’ll be posting chapters of Of Heroes and Magic Mishaps as I finish them here.

In other news Lost and Found is now available on Amazon. Other vendors are still updating their listings.

Add headingAs long as you don’t get lost, exploring caves is fun. Unfortunately, wannabe adventurer Sidr does get lost and ends up in a cavern deep underground. There he runs into a colony of weird creatures that don’t appreciate his presence. To make matters worse, the creatures’ battle cry brings down part of the ceiling, leaving Sidr with only one direction to go.
Can he find his way back to the surface before his lack of supplies catches up with him? And why is the ground shaking?
Find out in Lost and Found.

After a Week of Struggling my Laptop Decided to Live

About ten days ago, I came home from a quick grocery run to find the threaded BSOD gracing my screen. Rebooted and everything seemed fine. Until an hour later my laptop decided to crash again. I ran repairs and updated drivers in between hourly crashes.

Around Friday, it crashed while booting due to unmountable boot volume. And though, I loathe the thing, I’ve never been so glad, I kept my old desktop. At least, that allowed my to look up possible solutions (I’m a smartphone hater). Got it running again after about five hours.  Now featuring infernally long boot times.

After some looking around and for a bit, amidst several more crashes (now about once every twelve hours) I narrowed down to bad sectors on my C: drive. And as most of these occurred sometime after running Baldur’s Gate 2 Enhanced Edition but never without or during, I figured the two were related. Then in a last ditch effort, because I won’t have

Then in a last ditch effort, because I won’t have time or opportunity to get a new drive until next week at the earliest, I moved the Documents folder to D: on Monday. It’s the only thing Baldur’s Gate accesses directly and might try to modify during or after shutdown.

Whether I was right or not, my boot times are back to normal and I haven’t had a crash since.

So, I Suck…

Since my last post here, I’ve managed to reset my browser to default a full three times. I’m still trying to recover all my sites and logins. The fact that I had a blog kind of got lost in the process and I only remembered now because I finished the rewrite of No Such Thing (now Lost and Found) and sent it through D2D to get the epub for Amazon. It’s up for pre-order on Amazon and all D2D vendors here, or you can read the pre-final edit version on fictionpress. Release date is the 31st.

On the writing front, I’ve come to realize that Mist has too much baggage attached to it for me to ever turn it into a decent story. It’s twenty years of story crammed into one and I can’t gain the distance to separate them. So, I’ve let it go. Maybe it was never meant to be or I’m just not ready for it but starting fresh’s been surprisingly freeing. Though I’ll likely filch the world at some point.