Exposed to Madness edited
I’ve been going through all my old project files, and one of the items on the priority list is my EarthBound story, Exposed to Madness.
I read through the three chapters that were already published and decided to give them a quick editing job. I’m normally decent at proof reading my content, of course it still ends up being littered with mistakes, but besides just the regular grammar clean up I also changed a few subtle things.
Most of the changes were in chapter three because I was not satisfied at all with the dialogue between Ness and Jeff. I also decided to just slightly alter Ness’s personality. I had a new idea of how I want to approach something in the story I had just been doing for flavor and I think it may turn out exceptionally well.
I’m hopeful that I can get back to work on it as soon as the request stories I’ve got are taken care of.
So what happened this time?
Oh life, how sometimes I hate the way you get in the way of living…
Let me start off with a question, has 2013 just completely sucked for you guys?
I’m convinced the world did end in 2012 and it just forgot to tell us. 2013 can just take it up the ass because seriously this has not been a good year for anyone I know.
I should have known right from the getgo this was not going to be a productive year when I had little things jumping in my way when I was trying to update ZAT:Reviving Dreams, like a dead laptop, broken Internet service, and getting stranded due to weather.
The primary time constraint I’ve been dealing with is my boss’s mother succumbing to cancer. It’s been terribly sad watching him go through the process of slowly losing someone he cares for so much so I’ve been doing everything I can to step in and take care of business for him. What this has meant is extra long hours at the office, 24 hour on-call, and frequent crashes the moment I get home because I just can’t stay awake any longer.
This year I’ve been given news such as I am a confirmed bearer of Celiac’s Disease so the food I can eat and enjoy has become extremely limited (I’m snacking on a bag of carrots as I write this now), My student loans have begun garnishing my paycheck (I knew that’s been coming for a while, but that’s a whole other rant that involves student loan companies offering pointless help to people just to look good in front of the government and not do something that would actually help like reduce interest rates…), those things alone are probably what has led to frequent stress, anxiety, and insomnia, and I’ve lost yet another boyfriend to the city of Tempe. This makes the third on that has moved to Tempe and then broken up with me because of distance, so seriously, cut this shit out!
Today I’ve got a funeral to attend. A good friend of mine lost his father over the weekend which is bad enough, but his family seems to have lost all sense of humanity and is swarming around him like vultures picking off everything of his father’s they can get their hands on during a time when he’s distraught and able to think clearly. I’ve never seen a family make demands of their own family that this car was promised/owed to them, these horses belonged to so and so, that property was mine so I need the deed now… The man’s been dead for three days, give his son a week or two! The hell?!
Major rant… I know and I’m sorry, but I needed some space to vent.
With everything that’s going on I feel like I’m getting stuck in the adult rut. Getting up every morning, making a little bit of money, doing nothing but paying bills, and praying for the weekend so I can actually sleep. I’m not doing anything creative or contributing to some great cause and that makes me feel like this is all time spent being pointless and doing nothing but taking care of that grand thing my parents taught me when I was little called “responsibility”.
Sometimes I just want to run away from everything and stop caring. But that makes me feel like a bad human being too.
So I’m reorganizing my notes; trying to get everything together and sorted for all of my projects. I’ve got at least two requests that have been hanging over me for what seems like years that with any luck I can pump out before too long.
That’s what’s going on over here. I sincerely hope your 2013 is faring alright.
Wish me luck!
mohamadalzo asked: I am the 600th reviewer of your Story Zat: The immortal Saiyan. So I guess you owe me a one shot story?
ZAT:Immortal Saiyan at 600 reviews! Wow, thanks for the reviews! I do owe you a one shot now! Give me some details on what you’d like in the story and I’ll get to work on it right away.
Thanks for all the encouragement, I appreciate it!
ZAT:RD Chapter 6 is posted!
Holy moly, chapter 6 to my ZAT: Reviving Dreams is finally up!
It took so much longer than I wanted it to. Between family drama and stuff with friends, I just couldn’t focus on getting this chapter out for a while. I ended maybe a little drunk while writing some parts of it too! But I’m glad it got done, closure was needed to this segment of ZAT, and I think it finishes on the feel good holiday note I was going for.
Thanks a lot to everyone who has supported the story along the way!