I’ve just posted the latest update to Alayne’s Story over on the WoW-Europe RP forum.
And, last night, I started on the last scene of Part III. I’ve been slacking a bit, taking it easy and trying to rest up before my trip to the US. I’ve had a lot on my mind lately and hopefully, after some pretty frank discussions I’m planning to have while over there, I should be able to finally get most of the whole twisted sodding story out there.
I’ve a reason for wanting to drag some of my skeletons out of the closet, you see. But, enough about that for now. Now I need to go get finished packing.
I’ve just posted the latest update to Alayne’s Story over on the WoW-Europe RP forums. This week’s update takes us through the Halls of Reflection and an encounter with the Lich King. I mixed together the Horde and Alliance versions of the attacks for this update.
And, in just seven days, I’ll be packing my bags for a two-week long vacation in the US. I’m going back to visit my family. I’ll hopefully get to take some photos of my nieces and nephew and will try to put them up here.
Also, I am almost done with Part III. I’m really hoping to get a chance to sit down and do some serious work on the last few scenes tonight and this weekend. Then, somehow, I’ll have to find a way to bribe my husband into letting me print them out at home (my boss would shit a brick if I asked him about printing out 1100+ pages at work). That will give me something to do on the plane since there’s a LOT of proofreading that needs to be done.
And now, back to work.
Just twelve days left until my husband and I fly to the States to visit my family. I can’t wait to get to see my nieces and nephew again. And, while I’m nervous, I’m looking forward to the chance to finally talk with some people and get some things cleared up. Win or lose, there will be some pretty major annoucements coming up here in a few weeks.
In just two weeks, I’ll be flying back to the US to visit my family and see my nieces and my nephew. I’m really looking forward to this trip even though I know that there are going to be some rather unpleasant aspects to it.
And yes, I’ll tell all three of you who read this site about it (or about as much of it as I feel comfortable revealing) when I get back.
One of the more pleasant things is that my youngest niece will be christened while I’m there. I’ve been asked to be one of the godparents and I’ve agreed to do it with a few reservations. First of all, my neice will be raised Catholic. I was raised Catholic but I converted to Orthodoxy ten years ago. So, I’ll be making certain she learns the beliefs and practices of both faiths, not just the one. Secondly, I’m hoping that if a certain situation on the job-front pans out, I might be moving to the States again and, if that’s the case, I’m hoping that my sort-of-sisters will consider naming me my niece’s legal guardian in case something were to happen to them. It’s not that I’d want anything to happen — I’d pray that I’d never have to excerise my guardianship. But, I’d like to know that, if something did happen, she would be well taken care of.
I wouldn’t mind acting as guardian for the other two as well. However, the situation there is a bit different since there’s no blood relation between us and their fathers might have something to say about the matter.
Ah well. We’ll just have to wait and see. Just two more weeks…
I’ve just posted the latest update to Alayne’s Story over on the WoW-Europe RP forums. This week takes us up to the end of the Pit of Saron.
I’m rather hopeful of being able to pull off a marathon session over the next few weeks and getting Part III finished on my end. I know that there will a lot of editing to do since I had to do so much work on-the-fly in this part what with unexpected raids, encounters, etc, etc, etc.
All of that is making me think that I may wait until later in Cataclysm to get Part IV started. It’s an on-going argument with myself. However, I am hoping to make good use of the time lapse to edit Alayne’s Story and get some serious work squared away on The Unexiled.
And now, back to work.
I have been hard at work on finishing up Alayne’s Story: Part III and think I may have the final scene of this part written within the next two weeks. Just in time to fly to the States and visit my family. I’ve also begun the initial outline for Part IV but most of it is going to have to wait until I’ve leveled through Cataclysm once it’s out. And, I imagine that, like Wrath of the Lich King, there will be several things I wind up having to go back and “fix.”
I really am hoping to get Part III done before I go to the States. I’m also hoping I can get my husband in a good enough mood to help me print and bind the whole damned thing (over 1000 pages in MS Word) so I can proofread it on the plane and start editing it.
I will also begin working on The Unexiled again once Part III is finished.
And, in the midst of all this, I have a lot of stuff going on in my life. I generally keep these blog posts rather impersonal because I’m just a private person by nature. However, when I return from the States, prepare to hear some stuff about all the insanity that’s been going on in my life for the past umpteen years. One reason I’ve been slacking so hard on things is because I’ve been mentally preparing myself for a bit of a catastrophe. I’m not sure how this trip to the States will work out or what. But, I’m hoping for the best while betting on the worst.
At least that way, any surprises might be pleasant.
I’ve just posted the latest update to Alayne’s Story over on the WoW-Europe RP forums. This week’s update takes us into the Pit of Saron. It also adds the first part of the conclusion of Alayne’s latest growth series.
Things are rocking along quietly on the guild front now. I’ve asked my guild to be civil (or, if they can’t manage that, ignore) some of our former guild-mates from Stormcrows. It still takes my breath away that this even happened.
But, onward to the future!
Slowly but surely, things are improving on the health front. I am hoping to return to work next week but have been glad of the time off. I did need to rest. My body is still quite tense and the strain is still there, but it’s become easier to bear over the past few days since the big blow-up.
I’ve been cutting together videos from my new guild’s first runs and I kind of accidentally realized that underneath all the tension and stress I’m still feeling about things that will be coming to fruition in the next few weeks, I feel happy. I feel hopeful. I know that there are people I can count on. I know that I don’t have to be all things to all people anymore. I know that I have friends who will back me up and who will take things off my shoulders instead of asking me to carrying on struggling alone.
And that? That’s a pretty damned wonderful feeling. Still sucks what happened but perhaps it’s for the best.