Friday, October 31, 2014
Well, I'm doing it, finally. I have just signed up for the National Novel Writing Month 2014!
I've been wanting to write several novels for a long time, they have been bouncing around in my head forever but without anything ever coming of them. My sister suggested that I sign up for the NaNoWriMo in order to get some push along the way. So, I decided to go for it!
Seeing as I am on vacation for about half of the month of November, I should be able to get a good amount of writing done - on a whim, I wrote 2000 words yesterday, so we will see how this goes! Hopefully with having a deadline, I will be pushed to actually finish this one. :)
The goal is 50,000 words, four times the length of my senior research paper... here goes!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Dark clouds rolled in from the east, looming over the small village like an omen of ill portent. The village was silent, seeming a ghost town. But that was usual for the small Romanian village around the time of a full moon, and the superstitious villagers locked themselves into their houses and didn’t venture outside until the sun’s first rays broke the horizon.
A single candle flickered alone in a window, the only sign of life to be seen in a veritable ghost town. No one seemed to notice, or perhaps they didn’t care, that the candle had been burning through the night and shone like a beacon into the darkened streets.
A lone figure sat at a desk, bathed in the flickering light with only the scratching of his quill pen for company. Andrei Kardos sat bending over a parchment, writing as though he could lose his demons in the parchment and thus be free of their torturous whispers. This had become a nightly ritual for Andrei. Over the past few weeks he had shut himself into this rented room and spent his nights writing. There were lines etched onto his strikingly handsome face, and his brow furrowed deeply as he wrote. Lightning flashed through the sky, setting Andrei’s features into sharp relief, and illuminating an odd flame burning in the depths of his eyes. Like the lightning, it lasted only momentarily before Andrei’s attention returned to his parchment. At times, words flowed from his pen as water, but at other times it was as if they were wrenched from the depths of his soul. Utterly disregarding the raging storm outside Andrei wrote…
I have roamed this earth for an eternity. I’ve watched civilizations rise and fall. Throughout the ages I’ve been admired and hunted, revered and accursed. Endless stories have been written of me, some painting me as romantic, a tragic hero, but most have named me monster. In truth, I am neither, and both…
I am Andrei Kardos… I am Vampire…
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Monday, February 15, 2010
I have never seen anything brought to life that well on stage... it was unbelievable! As soon as it was over, both of us were ready to go right back in and see it again.
As soon as the Overture started, it filled the entire theatre, I could feel it swelling the air, and as music often does, it made me cry. The music was indescribably beautiful.
The movie is wonderful, the soundtrack phenomenal, but nothing, and I mean nothing can compare to hearing the Overture with a live orchestra.
And the singing... *sigh*... oh the singing... imagine a combination of a magical stage, and amazing operatic voices... Christine was amazing... the Phantom was realistically creepy, and Raul... Raul's voice was phenomenal... deep and rich... it was awesome. :)
Needless to say... as Josh and I saw it on February 13th, it was the best Valentine's Day date EVER! :)
If I ever get another opportunity to go see Phantom again, I am soooo going to see it... even if I have to save up for a year to do so. :)
Thursday, February 11, 2010
This is one of the pics on the Ocala StarBanner's website from the article they did on the SCA. The photographer came out to the meeting and fighter practice and she wanted a picture of me and Josh. It was rather odd because she wanted a romantic picture... how romantic can you get on demand of some photographer you don't know? I mean, honestly.
So yeah, we look a bit like deer caught in headlights, but I like it anyways. :)