Saturday, April 12, 2014

A to Z Update

In case you hadn't noticed, I haven't posted for the Blogging From A to Z Challenge in a few days. I signed up for the challenge on a bit of a whim late in March knowing that I had a busy April coming up. Unfortunately, my schedule is tighter than I had thought it would be and in the time that's left, I just don't have the desire to do the A to Z. I'm not sure why but this year I'm not enjoying it like I have previous years so I have to end my 2014 A to Z Challenge here. I'm going to take a couple days, maybe a couple weeks off from blogging. I will be back. Soon.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A to Z Challenge - H

Welcome to my A to Z Challenge contribution for today. I'm sharing a little bit of my research into the paranormal for a novel that I'm planning. I hope you enjoy and leave a comment!

Harbinger
In the paranormal a harbinger is an entity that warns of impending event but in non-paranormal is any person or thing that warns of a future arrival or happening. Wasn't able to really find anything beyond that. I'm not sure if I'll use a harbinger in my novel though so I'm not worrying about it too much now.
information shources: #1#2

Witching Hour
The time of night when the  paranormal is most active. Looking around there's a lot of discussion about when the actual witching hour is. Midnight, midnight to 3 a.m. and 3 a.m. are the most common times that I see when I look around.
information sources: #1#2#3

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A to Z Challenge - G

Welcome to my A to Z Challenge contribution for today. I'm sharing a little bit of my research into the paranormal for a novel that I'm planning. I hope you enjoy and leave a comment!

Grey Lady
A ghost is a grey lady when the woman died waiting for a lover to come back or at the hands of a lover. I've heard ghosts (real and fictional) named The Grey Lady or referred to as a grey lady, but I always figured it was because they were grey in color or appeared to be wearing grey clothes. I never realized that it was a specific type of ghost. I can't find much generic information but there's a lot of information about specific grey ladies out there.
information source: #1

Gremlin
A pesky but generally friendly entity that cases mischief with electronics and mechanical items. I don't really need gremlins in my novel.I'm including them here because I thought they sounded funny and because Gizmo is cute.
information source: #1

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Monday, April 7, 2014

A to Z Challenge - F

Welcome to my A to Z Challenge contribution for today. I'm sharing a little bit of my research into the paranormal for a novel that I'm planning. I hope you enjoy and leave a comment!

Fetch
An apparition of a living person (a.k.a. doppelganger). Sometimes they're crisis apparitions (C!) appearing when the person is in trouble or dying. They seem to be a bad omen or a warning and if you see your own fetch, that's a death omen. Like with crisis apparitions, I don't really have a need for a fetch in my novel but they're so interesting. There's a ton of legends, myths and folklore out there about them.
information sources: #1#2#3#4

Full Spectrum
You can't really watch any of the ghost hunting shows without them mentioning  full-spectrum camera or image. Full spectrum means the whole range of live: what's visible to the eye, infrared and ultraviolet. The theory is that ghosts may be visible in a light range that our eye cannot see. Definitely not the most interesting thing I've found but since it's a tool that ghost hunters use, I'll have to check it out.
information sources: #1#2#3#4

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Camp NaNo Update

So. Camp NaNo. My goal for the month was to write 30,000 words. 1,000 per day. And write every day.

I started off strong. The 1st I wrote a scene of a Hunger Games fan-fic that I've been writing with a friend.

On the 2nd I wrote a song-fic. I was listening to Pandora before I got started for the day and they played Tammy Wynette's "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad." An idea formed so I ran with it.

Then on the 3rd, it snowed and I wrote a piece about a fairy that was in a snow storm trying to get home and injured herself.

And then... I basically gave up. I didn't write at all Friday or Saturday and so far, I haven't written at all today. Kind of not planning on it either because of other things that I have to get done.

So my total sits at 3,107 words so far for Camp NaNo. A little less than 3,000 short of where I should be today.