|Illustration for Dark Storm Rising chapter 6. Cyclonus offers Optimus a momentary, rare smile.|
It CAN'T be February! It just CAN'T be! January just started 2 weeks ago! WTF?
So here I am, catching up on everyone's journal entrys and all the images piled in my Deviations box and I posted a piece of artwork I finished today. I have to say that I'm a little embarrassed by my sore lack of involvement here on DA. I will blame it on my sister. First she introduced me to Supernatural then she wanted me to get an account on FaceBook. The good thing is that I have not allowed my cravings for Supernatural to interfere with my writing life-although, yes, I have written some fanfiction-and I don't think I'm nearly as good at writing SPN fanfic as I am Transformers.
And that leads me to another topic. I've been working very hard to finish the twelfth chapter of DSR. It's been hard-chapter 12 of chapter 12 almost did me in. I had no clue where I wanted to go, even with an outline, my muse just kinda sat there and stared at me. And believe me when I say a staring contest with my muse is not a pretty sight.
The good news is that I am now on the last chapter of Croix Insepency. Hell has a new name and the nightmare is almost over. Croix Insepency has been a hard story to write. It's psychological and abstract and scary. And more importantly, it's been kinda shocking-not the gore-shock that I've seen in Walking Dead, but the kind of shock that changes the course of the story and the way the characters view things. At least chapter 13 has been MUCH easier to write... I dunno, it's just been flowing so nicely as long as I sit down and immediately start to write rather than do other things first.
I anticipate a shorter chapter for chapter 13 of DSR. it'll be much happier, silly in some points and sobering in others-but nowhere near the darkness where the Autobot refugees found themselves on Bare Anches. One thing that struck me hard the other night was something the captive Quintesson, Phayron Rysar-Zeta, mentioned to one of the psychics: "So long as one person remembers (the term 'Croix Insepency') Bare Anches will live on. I found it unsettling because the Quintessons found a solid piece of property on some asteroid in a remote area and turned it into their version of Hades. Not only has this story left me cold, but it has turned my artwork dark. There's even one piece of art I just finished this week that I won't post here. Those things that are birthed in the dark and dwell in the dark should stay in the dark.