Now that I’ve finished the 30 Day Letter Challenge, (quite obviously not 30 days in a row) I need the next side quest to complete.
First, allow me to get unreasonably excited over the fact that I finished something!! AAAAAHHH I DIDN’T FAIL THE CHALLENGE!!! AAAAAAAAAAHH!!!! :D :D :D :D
Second, I started my five year journal in question and answer form today–Thank you, Victorian Trading Company!
Third, on an unrelated note, I’m basting the turkey while mum gets last minute groceries for our Thanksgiving dinner and although I do not like turkey at all, this one is making my mouth water. I may actually partake in it pre-leftover sandwich phase! This is an historic occasion in more ways than one.
And now for the point of this post. In order that this not feel so narcissistic of me, I’m going to include a featured book and a snippet from it (most likely one I’m currently reading) and possibly art that encompasses the feel of either my self-serving ramblings or the shared snippet.
By the way, I have no idea where I picked up this challenge, so I’m afraid I can’t link back to anyone. :/
30 Days of Writing
Challenge #1: Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you’ve worked with and why.
Nineteenth century. The language is formal, subtle, and thereby all the loveliness modern abbreviated chit-chat lacks. The Victorian Era is so rich in historical happenings, literary achievements, societal controversy, and features the most fascinating characters to study, making it, by far, my favourite period to research and write about.
That, and anything supernatural/fantasy orientated will make me a happy woman. Teens with superpowers, dystopias, viruses that mimic vampirism, secret portals, enchanted artifacts–the farther removed from modern everyday life, the better. I love science fiction and fantasy for the same reason. Both take the impossible and make it seem possible. One just takes a more direct approach.
A marriage of the two elements (*coughs*time travel*coughs*) is a match made in heaven.
To name a specific project would be difficult. Recently I had a blast working on The Baffling Case of Miss Emma Browne, (which exhibited both elements) and I even got my brother to read it who has not yet ceased his praises. :D I’m a moody writer, though, working most consistently in what I want to write at the time, so I usually love most whatever I’m currently working on.
Richard looked to Kahlan. “What’s going on? We’ve got a palace full of guards so jumpy that they even challenged me when I came in. We’ve got squads of archers guarding stairwells, and I’ve not seen so much bared steel since the Blood of the Fold attacked the city.”
His eyes had that raptor gaze again. “Who’s down in the pit?”
“I told you,” Cara whispered to Kahlan. “He always finds out.”
–Temple of the Winds; the fourth in The Sword of Truth series.
Richard, Kahlan, and Scarlet
by Muffinina on Deviant Art
Side note… I’m none too fond of the actual Sword of Truth book covers. :/
And for all ye “A’merkin” folks who are celebrating the finer things in life (friends, family, and food!) Happy Thanksgiving!
That’s supposed to be a turkey.