Hello, Weasyl. I know I should have introduced myself by now. I had very different plans in mind for the last few months, but as Helen Keller said; life is either a grand adventure or nothing. :D I write sci fi, and fantasy. I also doodle occasionally. I'm currently nurturing a headworld for a novel which I hope to publish (My previous goal was to be published by the end of 2014, but that ain't happenin').
So, as part of a promotion at the job, I am doing a correspondence course that will lead to a certification. The additional work, along with ongoing unpacking, home improvements and prep work for operation baby drop, has forced me to set my worldbuilding aside...for now. I will sneak in an hour or two of writing when I can. Creativity is not a thing I do. It is part of who I am, and nothing will stop me from fulfilling my calling.
In other news, the world around our story is starting to come alive in new ways, despite my life loading. Those of you following my Twitter feed may have seen a blurb about Hamentep. I had written into my ms that this Hibairu explorer had discovered the continent where my wip takes place. I began imagining what kind of person it is that sets out on expeditions to make discoveries of that magnitude. I thought about what conditions in early life create an individual with that kind of drive, and how that would relate to the culture from which he emerged. I’m starting to see a lot of story potential in this guy. (Yeah, another project is just what I need, right?)
I’m having dreams about being a father, now. Last night I dreamed about helping Naka feed the baby. The drop could come any minute now. We’re very ready to meet this person who has been coming into being for the last nine months. It’s a lot to process. I have to say, we have a lot of amazing friends who have come together to offer us a basinet, a changing table, a crib, diapers, wipes, countless clothes, etc. You know who you are. You’ve helped us out a LOT.
Now back to studying equations for this test. (Feels so much like I’m back in college again).