I have the day off. I was going to go visit the park today, but it's really cold and threatening to rain. Hope my dad remembers to send my winter clothes soon! (They're still at his house. I've been borrowing one of Derek's coats.)
So all I'm doing today is writing stuff! I've been slacking on Grave Times lately, because I've been planning my NaNo project for next month. :D I've finally found a story to put in a character I've had floating around for a long time, so I'm really happy about that. She's been buzzing around pretty much every story idea I've had for the past four years, but never *quite* fit in where I wanted her, so I got really frustrated. I held on to her anyway, because I really liked her concept, and now she's got somewhere to go! So I'm really happy about that, and it only makes me more excited about next month!
(Her name is Atiya, and she's a business-owner/designer/artist. Her fashion business actually plays a pretty big part in the plot. I love her to bits.)
The whole story is kind of about random characters I've wanted to write about for ages but never quite found a place for in my other projects. They've all wound up in this story, which seemed like a weirdly perfect place for them to go, and they all become great friends. Again, weirdly perfect. Sometimes characters just do that, I guess. "No, I don't wanna be in Grave Times! I'm gonna be BFFs with Atiya in this story instead, hope you don't mind." Writing can be weird sometimes. XD
I'm more-or-less over my illness now! Still have a little bit of a cough, but that's okay, it's going away little by little, too.