Well, not eve… oh wait, I did that in the last post.
My work in progress is coming along. I’m getting excited about it again, and that’s a great thing. At times my excitement has flailed about on this project. I’m always more excited when creating something new. For a while now I’ve just been getting all the actors in place so the scenes can take place, but now… now we have scenes, and it’s so wonderful to finally get here!
This week I added another new creature. This makes two now that did not previously exist in the Non-Vampire series universe, and I’m excited about it. I like adding new creatures, I just don’t want to make them too magical. I like to take existing creatures and monsters and sort of de-magicize them, basing as much of the creature as possible on at least a theoretically believable science. It doesn’t have to really be possible, but I would like if my creatures weren’t just the kind that could go “poof” and be able to kill someone or make lightning shoot out of thin air. The point of this ramble, and I guess it kind of has been a ramble, is that I try to limit the magic as much as possible. I don’t like it in books when all problems are caused and fixed by magic. It can work sometimes (Harry Potter, for example), most of the time it just doesn’t work for me.
So no magic wands in my books*
I want soooooo badly to talk about the new creatures, but I don’t want to spoil things. Ugh. But one was based on English folklore and the other on Greek mythology. That’s all I’m giving you for now.
Hm, what else happened this week?
What could possibly have happened that I can mention?
I just… I don’t know.
There is the fact that THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES WON THE SUPERBOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, sorry I shouted there. It’s just that I’ve been an Eagles fan since forever. I literally was still in elementary school when I started rooting for them. That’s a long stinkin’ time, okay! And in all that time, in those ***censored*** years, I’ve never once had a chance to say that my team is the champs. And believe me, there were a few things that made this one extra special. It was against the same team that took away their chance last time, for instance. Same quarterback, even. It came when the Eagles were massive underdogs. It comes at the expense of the GOAT. There’s so many other reasons this is special, but I am not going to outline them. Us Eagles fans finally got our trophy, though, and that’s what is important.
If you’re a Patriots fan, I sympathize. I’ve been on that end. But hey, you’ve had your wins lately. It was our turn.
I have to get back to writing.
Everyone have a wonderful week!
*Okay, so there could possibly be a magic wand in the future. I make no definitive declaration that I will never have a book with magicians and witches in it, just not for now. Also, no disrespect to the thousands of other magical books, because some are really quite good.