Model Mayhem, NaNoWriMo, and Other Things : Through the Darkness

Model Mayhem, NaNoWriMo, and Other Things

by Cypher Lx on 09/26/11

26 September 2011


After several different people asked me if I had a Model Mayhem page, I finally decided to create a profile. I suppose the reason it took me so long to make one is that I have to manage so many other web profiles and my website that I didn't want to have another thing to worry about.  It's hard to keep up with it all.  MySpace, Facebook (including my fan page and two book pages), Twitter, NaNoWriMo, Amazon, The Xfactory, this site, and now Model Mayhem? Did I really need another profile to deal with?  Apparently, yes.  So now it can be viewed through my Links page when my profile is approved.  It may take several days, so please be patient.

Yes, I mentioned NaNoWriMo twice now.  For those of you who have no idea what in the world I'm talking about, it stands for National Novel Writing Month.  Each year, the entire month of November is devoted to writing a 50,000 word novel.  I participated last year and finished just under the deadline with a few hundred words over the goal.  It was a month of pure insanity.  I started four days late, I was working and going to school full-time, and I spent every waking moment doing schoolwork and writing Salt Bowl Death.  My mental health was questionable, but I was pleased with the outcome.  This year I will be doing it again.  The difference?  I'm only taking two classes (since I graduated, I don't feel the pressure of getting certain classes in), I know about NaNoWriMo way ahead of time so I can prepare with ideas, and I know what I'm in for.  Although I'll still be working full-time, as long as I write 1667 words or more per day (piece of cake), I won't have the same kind of pressure to play catch up.  But don't expect a whole lot of blogging during that time.

October is fast approaching and with it some of my favorite things.  Fall leaves, Halloween, my anniversary (which happens to be on Halloween), the Gravedigger's Ball, haunted houses, and Halloween parties.  Oh yeah, and my birthday.  Mostly, I love to be able to dress up in costume.  Okay, so I kind of do that all year round.  But it's more fun when other people are dressed up, too.  The Gravedigger's Ball is black tie or costume since it's a fundraising event for Laurel Hill Cemetery.  While I don't have the kind of money that many of the patrons that attend do (not even close), I do love the cemetery and its history and feel that it should be preserved. So, although I won't be bidding on any of the auctions, just attending the ball helps.  Plus, I get to dress in costume!  This year, I hope to finish a formal steampunk outfit for the event.

I've also started working on the book cover for The Cold of Night.  My wonderful friend, Seregon O'Dassey, modeled for me and we got some really great shots.  You can see them on my Facebook profile to get an idea of what the cover might look like.

Well, that's about it for now.  I have lots to do and never enough time.


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