Friday, October 30, 2015

Taking Stock: October



 Reminds me of Ontario:

The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl, Book 7) by Eoin Colfer,


Reading: Lots of comics: Batman: The Long Halloween (good), Batman: Hush (great), All Star Batman and Robin (so bad it’s good); plus Phoebe and Her Unicorn; Jane, the Fox, and Me; and The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes, which I wanted to like so badly but just couldn’t get into.
Watching: Season 1 of Gotham, season 11 of Supernatural, some of The X-Files.
Drinking: Sparkling apple cider (it’s delicious).
Also Reading: Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex.
Listening: To Nero by Thomas Bergersen.
Journaling: Here and there. One of my goals for next month is to write at least two entries a week.
Planning: Projects for NaNoWriMo. I probably won’t actually be writing a novel in a month, but I’d like to use it as a jumping-off point for being more productive.
Eating: Salt and vinegar potato chips.
Knitting: A red and yellow Gryffindor scarf.
Looking forward to: Halloween! I don’t trick-or-treat anymore, but I love the pumpkins and the costumes and especially the candy.
Publishing: "Morte Mare", a ghost story I wrote a while back. It's quite a bit darker than my usual stuff, but I hope you'll like it! You can read it here.

All pictures via Pinterest 


  1. Ooh, so will you be dabbling in NaNo this time? I'm writing another first draft this November, so I hope to see you around :D OMG, you're knitting your own scarf EEEK. Morte Mare is so shiver-inducingly wonderful.

    1. Thanks! I haven't knitted anything for ages and it's great to be starting it again. I'm hoping to use all the NaNo resources as incentive to be more productive with my own writing--we'll see how that goes.

  2. ARTEMIS FOWL IS GLORIOUS. *ahem* I have a lot of love for those books. xD Also, I read that short story,, girl, I love it.

    1. Artemis Fowl is one of my all time favorite series. Ever. I just can't get enough of it. It's even hard to pick a favorite book in the series, though I guess mine would be The Eternity Code. Or maybe the Arctic Incident.
      Thank you!!

  3. I've been reading more comics/graphic novels of late. You'll have to let me know what you thought of "Phoebe and her Unicorn". It seems fun.
    The sisters in your story are creeeeeeepy. And your writing is lyrically beautiful, as always. ^^

    1. Phoebe and Her Unicorn was adorable, and hilarious! I'd definitely recommend it.
      Thanks! When I was writing Morte Mare, I wanted to make it clear that the sisters do love each other, even when they're at their most monstrous. I hope I succeeded, and I'm glad you enjoyed it!