Taking a breather from NaNoWriMo

Truer words were never sputtered between gulps of steaming hot coffeeMy NaNoWriMo word count is already at 31,167 out of the goal of 50,000 (target for today was 30,000) and that gives me some breathing room. So I’m taking some time to ponder the mysteries of the universe. Some things I’ve wondered along the way:

  • If Christ is the King of the whole universe, then isn’t He the Savior of everybody on every world?
  • Do aliens suffer from original sin or just humans?
  • Do humans exist on other planets already?
  • Would they look like us?
  • What if there are beings a lot like us on the other side of the galaxy?
  • How long would it take for us to find them? Or for them to find us?
  • What if they already did…and they’re as surprised as we are?

I wasn’t kidding about those mysteries of the universe. And that’s not even the half of it! But if I say any more, you’ll know too much and then I’ll have to…you know. You’ll just have to wait for the book. Or the movie. Oh, don’t I wish?! Why, yes, I do, actually. ;)

Thanks for reading and may the peace of Christ be with you always. Back to working on the novel now. Or do some dreaming. (Same thing, really.) ;)

So much for all those blog posts I was going to write

writingwritingwritingI really meant to write scads of blog posts about myriads of subjects, but, well, I didn’t. A lot has been happening in the world and I’m not going to try to comment on all that. There are other blogs that cover current events and issues and do it well and in a timely fashion. But I was ill a long time and, though I am recovering, my energy level has been low. L-O-W low low low. So all projects have been on hold. Except for reading. And watching some TV. I don’t have cable or satellite, so I haven’t been staring at network dreck. I’ve been watching good stuff!

Netflix and Amazon Instant Video and used DVD’s have helped me through the times when walking across the room seemed an impossible chore. I’ve always enjoyed science fiction and have been on a sci fi binge. Especially my favorite Star Trek shows. I don’t care what anyone says, I have always liked Deep Space Nine and Voyager, even if Voyager suffered from some dreadful writing at times. (I dinna know how much moor that hull can tek before it canna breach any moor! Even the computer was tired of saying it after a while.) But after Seven of Nine joined the crew, things got more interesting. Laugh out loud interesting. And sometimes made me cry. A holographic doctor who wants to be human and a borg not wanting to become human (again), not at first, anyway, and a half-human half-Klingon who often doesn’t seem to want to admit she is either one: sheer genius.

B5shieldI even finally got to watch all five seasons of Babylon 5. That was an intense marathon! I was never able to watch it when it was on the air in first runs. I didn’t have access to a TV of my own and would have had to have someone record it for me. So that didn’t happen. How I wish I had been part of the fandom back then when online fandom was new and I had no idea that Babylon 5 led the way in that. There’s a lot about Babylon 5 that I had no idea about. But I was hooked this time after the first couple of eps. And as soon as Marcus entered the story, well, all I could think of was Lord of the Rings. Rangers! Strider! In space! Minbari, with their Grey Council, as Elves. And by that time I was so hooked that I bought the whole series on used DVD’s and watched all of it straight through. Whew! That. Was. Amazing.

I plan to go back and watch the whole thing again, and this time listen to some commentary and read about it. I’ve watched a few interviews; but while I was watching the first time through, I didn’t want any spoilers. I wanted my first impressions to be un-spoilered. (Maybe that isn’t a word but it should be.) I may write about Babylon 5 here. But I’m not saying when because I don’t have any idea and I don’t want to be held to a timeline.

nanowrimo2014-part-500In related news, I’m participating in NaNoWriMo which began Saturday. Word count is over 5,000 as of tonight. I’m using a story idea that I had a couple of years (or more) ago, though it was only a vague idea and I’m thoroughly enjoying exploring it now. I can’t tell you any more about it or I could ruin the whole fun exploring process. And I don’t want to do that! Suffice it to say that it’s space fiction (cuz I ain’t no scientist but it does take place in space) and — no, I’m not saying any more yet. You’ll have to wait until I get much further along with the story.

Thanks for reading. I hope to post more regularly now that I’m feeling better and have more energy. (Ahem! Hear that, Guardian Angel? I need health help and blog help, too!) See you soon. Peace be with you. :)