Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Prompt : What are you waiting for at this very moment?

Right now, I'm waiting for Mom and Lydia to leave so I can turn my music on super loud and catch up on my writing while no one is around to bug me...besides Freddy, but I may just throw him out in the snow if he gets too annoying. He's a cat, I can do that. With Lydia and Mom...not so much.


I feel, at the moment, as if time is passing way too fast and dragging me along with it. For being busy all day, I'm really not getting anything done. This month so far, I've written only 13,357 words...I should be at 43,333 words today, if I'm going to finish my word count by the end of the month. School is rather falling behind as well. It's not for a lack of trying, though. I've had writer's block most of the month, and school is, well, school. It's not easy.

Not to mention I've been rather preoccupied with other things, which I won't go into here.

However, my writer's block was broken and I hope to start catching up (though catching up entirely won't be possible, as I'd have to write nearly 7,300 words a day). Ideas are popping up everywhere now, which is a good thing, meaning that I'll be able to write, finally.

Well, Mom and Lydia are finally gone. I suppose I should actually get to writing down those ideas, before my muse decides to take off again. This can just be a short post.

Friday, April 15, 2011

A Review : KiTE by Bill Shears

There are some strange things going on in the usually normal three months of Mason Dash's shift upon the high-flying space street sweeper, Kite. For one, there is activity on the supposedly abandoned ISS2. Then there's the unknown war taking place inside the Kite's computer systems as He_Ra tries to take over. Sheila, a virtual personality, takes things on her shoulders (figuratively) and tries to help with both unusual situations.

This entire novel takes place in only a few different locations (primarily Earth's Orbit) and has surprisingly few characters. However, the characters that are presented all have unique personalities and quirks. You are able to get to know all of them better than you might if there were more characters. Some of the characters are a few of the more memorable characters I have met, whilst reading novels, and they'll stick with me. Particularly Troy.

I was able to follow the plot line of this book fairly well, despite some technical explanations and technologies that are, as far as I know, not yet created. The point of view did switch around a lot, which made for an interesting perspective on things. The idea for the novel was new and it kept me thinking all the way through. The ending was different than what I expected and it amused me quite a bit.

The one down side to this novel was that it had a little more swearing and other content that I wasn't really comfortable with while reading. At times I was nearly tempted to just put it down and stop reading it. However, to each their own, I suppose.

Everything considered, this is a novel that kept me interested with it's strange twists, easily likable characters, and hints of humor.

To buy KiTE, click HERE.
To visit Bill Shears' website, click HERE.