Monday, June 24, 2013

Baby Update:week 16

so yeah, I'm not so good with these updates, that is probably because I'm not always good at posting on my blog regularly  but each day is new, with no mistakes. at least that is my favorite quote form Anne of Green Gables- at least the movie I can't remember if that was in the book, it's been forever sense I read it.

any way Baby Mog is has now leveled up at the expected rate, he or she is now the size of an Avocato. (seriously who thought up these comparisons.) we were at the doctor's office last week and the heartbeat is nice and fast, 152 actually.

as for me well I'm still getting sick on a fairly regular basis. how dumb is that! I mean I'm in my second trimester, the nausea is suppose to go away right? well not for me. oh and you know what has been making me sick these days? Mexican food, how fair is that? other then that there isn't much going on here. Allergies are still killing me but I am sleeping so it's not that bad.

but that is all for now till next time God Speed and Open Roads.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Advantageous by Jennifer Phang

Advantageous is a Short film that has done very well in different film festivals, so well that director and co-writer Jennifer Phang wants to make it a full length feature. So she is using kickstarter to rase the money she needs to make it happen.

I found out about this kickstarter through twitter and after watching her video on kickstarter and then going to the website to watch the short I am convinced that this needs to happen. If I wasn't currently unemployed I would probably give to this.

Here is the synopsis from thier site:

Gwen is the spokesperson for a radical technology allowing people to overcome their natural disadvantages and begin life anew. But when her job and family are in crisis, will she undergo the procedure herself?

That is just a bief overview of the film. First this movie is a Science fiction dystopia film, and it is about what a mother would go through, what she is willing to do to see that her child has a chance to succeed in a very competitive world. Gwen is a relatable character  she is beautiful, smart, and loves her daughter sacrificially.

Here are the reasons I think a) you should go watch the short film (seriously it is like 25 minuets long) and b) why I think it should become a feature film:

1. I'm also a sucker for a good mother/daughter story. (as can be seen by the fact that I own every season of the Gilmore Girls) it is important for us to think about what sacrifices our mothers made for us to get where we are, what they would do to make our dreams come true. I really don't think there are enough of these stories. In all honesty I don't think there are enough stories about mothers out there period. Moms are important, and to me this film incapsulated the verse: Isaiah 49:15a "Can a Mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?"

2. the film is beautifully made, the music the sets all give the overal feel to the movie that is strain of hope in a world that is out to destroy you. the music is beautiful I would love to have the soundtrack of this film to listen to over and over again. the artwork that the child draws is inspiring. I really can't gush enough or find words to describe how pretty I find this film both in the way it tells the story and in the visuals it uses.

3. Today coming out of hollywood is more and more of the same old same old. the popular movies are reboots of films that succeeded in the past and the companies hope to make money on again. this is a refreshing story that is new and different from everything else.

4. This movie takes a long look at what the future for women might look like and what the future of education might look like. These are to topics that seem to be everywhere right now, (though maybe that is just me). but the are important topics to look at through the eye of a possible future.

5. there is a wonderful line in this movie that I love: "It's good to be humble but you have to know your worth." Something that is so important for all of us to know.

So go take a look at the movie, if you can go to the kick starter page and help make this film a reality  then tell everyone about it.

Till next time God Speed and Open Roads.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I love my WIP, but....

So I talked a long while back about how my current WIP. I love it quite frankly, it has a lot of potential and some fun characters, or at least I think they are fun. I'm not sure anyone else will like them. There are three reasons for this:

One is that one main Female character is a mix between the 'traditional' Disney princess, Fanny Price, and Sansa Stark. Strange mixture, I know and not at all what people say they want to see in a female protagonist. Let's face it most people Prefer Mireda to Snow White, Lizzy to Fanny, and Arya to Sansa. For the most part I agree. it isn't that she is inactive but rather that the dangers are far from physical. For her the danger is navigating a world that plays by it's own set of rules and she doesn't know the rules.

Second there is no big battles, no beheadings, and no demon bears. it's fantasy and the back drop is court life but not necessarily political intrigue. I've been focusing on the relationships in the family.

third the Father is the second protagonist, and there is no love interest. I don't understand why every story has to have some kind of romantic twist. I get it I am a female writer and so that means that there must be some kind of romance but that is not this book this book is focused on the rebuilding of a relationship that was destroyed. Dealing with the wreckage left behind by neglect and abuse, are there going to be inklings of romantic entanglement? sure but they aren't important and let me state here for the record none of them get the girl. (honestly I hope to do something like this is most the books I write, I find the romantic triangle humorously amusing and would love to mess with all their heads by saying, ya'll should have been on team Cossette not team Rupert or Leopold.)

So it's different, If it gets published it will probably be self cause I'm not sure I could ever sell an agent or publisher, I could be wrong on that. Either way it's still my WIP. I like it, I'd love to have other people like it too, but I'm not sure if they will. I'm going to keep working on it till it's done, maybe something else will come out of it. at the very least I will learn something as a writer.

That is my ramblings for the day, Till next time God Speed and Open Roads.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Knitting: It is finished!!!!!!

So like I said a while back I was almost done with with my Velvet Morning Cardigan  well Guess what Last night at Knit night I finished it!!!!!

I am so proud of this piece it is my first Color work cardigan and it turned out so good. any way you can find the pattern at Knitty, and the yarn I used is from Knit Picks but it seems that they have discontinued the line. it's wool of the andies tonal. the color ways are Nevermore (main color) Blue violet tonal (the light blue) Wine tasting (the red) and Thunder head (grey).

in other knitting news I am not doing so well with the baby knitting. I can't seem to find projects I like.

till next time God Speed and Open Roads.

Friday, June 14, 2013


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H,

Invida waslked through the castel to the great banquet hall. her Skirt Flowed around her movements and her train filled the coridor. The banquet hall was filled with draping fabrics and flowers all in different shades of violet. servants hurried to get everyone but when Invida entered everyone stopped and genuflected. Queen Envida observed the room with a satisfied eye and Clapped her hands. At the sound the room was instantly alive with action.

"your majesty," One of her ladies came up to her. she curtsied. "the prince has become obstinate."
Invidea Smiled as she touched the girl's shoulder, indicating for her to rise, "really and what does he say?"

The lady stood and walked just behind her queen, "He says that he will not marry while he is grieving for the one he loves."

"Hm..." Said the Queen, "Well then I best remind him who is in charge." She went to the prince's room, at the door she were announced and quickly admitted. Prince Charles stood when she entered. he was a young man of barely eighteen.

Your Highness." said Invida, "what is this about you wanting to council your wedding?"

"I don't love Marsella, and I am still morning Cynthia."

"I see." said Invida stepping up to him, "Let me remind out of something. weddings are not about love, they are about alliances, wealth and yes progeny. you will Marry Marcella and never mention Cynthia again. Otherwise I will kill you sister Roselyn."

Charles's face hardened, "You wouldn't dare."

"Oh wouldn't I?" she smiled at his attempt at intimidations, "Look in the mirror."

Charles Turned and saw his sister Gwyn laying on a bench, in a garden.

 "I've already Killed your sweet Gwyneiva what makes you think I wont kill Roselyn as well."
Charles was pale.

"Now," She brushed his banges out of his forehead and kissed it, "get a good night sleep, you have a big day tomorrow." She left him knowing every thing was going according to plan.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

ISWSG: June Edition

As an unpublished writer I sometimes feel that it is little more then a pipe dream. Sometimes. I must say that lately I have thought more about how things that are not directly related to being a writer effect my ability to follow that dream. Mostly, my day job, which is really not much of a day jod. I wish it was more then that. it is one of those businesses that some people are able to make work so well, but me? well I have come to the realization that I need a different day job, probably one that requires me to punch a clock on a somewhat regular basis. I know I know how could that be something that can help me get closer to my goal of being a writer? well simply it provides a regular pay check, my current day job doesn't do that, and it doesn't seem to be getting me closer to that goal.

this is almost disappointing because I have always thought that when I have children (which will happen come december) I would be a stay at home mom. but then I, like so many my age, am saddled with student loans. so it is necessary for me to get some kind of day job, preferably one that will not force me to also take on the expense of child care, come December.

So those are my thoughts about my writing insecurities. I believe that I will be published in that nebulas time period of 'soon' not today not tomorrow but soon. till then I find away to continue to live and continue to pursue my dreams.  For more Insecure Writer's Support Group Post head over to Alex's site.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Knitting: LACE!!!!

I love knitting lace. it has been the dominate theme in my knitting lately. here are the two projects I have been working on the most:

Shipwreck Shawl with
Chroma Midwinter
This is some of my birthday yarn, given to me by my mom, this shawl is going to be huge and it is my special mommy knitting project. depending on how much I have to worry about spit-up once the baby comes I hope to use it as a nursing cover.
Japanesse Waves Shawl
yarn is from a tangled Yarn
this is the yarn I got for my self having written 50,000 words during November for nanowrimo. this is my first shawl and is a simpler design  I actually have this pattern memorized and can easily work on it anywhere. which is fun because i love the effect of this color, and there is very little more fun then having someone ask about my fiber art. I have gotten more compliments on this project then any other I have worked on out in public.

there are other projects I am working on. I am almost done with my cardigan  and I have gotten a few baby projects done though not many. I also need to get some more dish cloths made, the ones I was given as a wedding present are starting to wear out.

Monday, June 03, 2013

13 weeks....

So baby Mog is now the size of a peach. He or she just keps getting bigger. I guess that is what they are suposed to do.

Lately I have had bad allergies that have caused me to cough all night long. well that was the last two weeks. I'd have a runny nose, some coughing but nothing too serious till I laid down to go to sleep. then it's all cough cough cough. but with a little prayer and Benadryl everything may be looking up. I did actually sleep last night.

one thing that I this is funny is to watch people's reaction when my husband and I tell them that we aren't finding out what gender the baby is till it comes out. some people can't believe it. some think it is cool others can't understand why we are doing it this way.

we have a name picked out for each gender. (sorry internet world as far as I am concerned the only name I will be using on this blog to refer to my kid is Mog.) we have made the decision about circumcision if it is a boy. (and to keep from listening to people argue about my choice again I will not be sharing it here.) right now we don't room for an nursery so there will be no need to decorate just yet, and if we do it will be something geeky so gender is not important. as for cloths? well before the 1950's it was customary to put girls in blue and boys in pink so conventions don't matter to me. so really I don't see the big deal.

that is all the baby talk I have for today, in other news, I really don't like the Ipad. Till next time God speed and open roads.