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#AmWriting – It’s been a while…

…since I’ve done one of these posts. Not that I haven’t been writing.

Recently, one of my CP’s asked if I had anything he could read. Since I’ve not started on the novel, and the last one I finished was the “RomCom for myself”, and the current one is nothing I plan on publishing in any way, shape, or form, I told him that there was nothing. But then it stuck me like lightning to someone on the golf course with a club in the air… My novel: SoS…Sync or Swim. It’s been in draft two status since last September(?), August(?). Maybe even July(?). In other words I haven’t bothered with it since last summer sometime. For me the story has this gap where it starts to feel different. The problem is I can’t find it myself. So I forked over the first chapter and hopefully, by the end of this year, I can call it done and finally have it on the query circuit.

That’s the current edit project. Now, the current writing projects:

I’m sure I lost most of my followers by posting my fan fiction piece, “Hey, 6B.” here on this blog. But, for reasons I will not disclose, I feel like I was destined to do it. Plus, it’s been great at keeping focused on something other than the real life insanity that I have going on…and the one thing I have yet to click about the new novel I’ve been plotting.

“Hey, 6B.” will finish being posted within a week or so. I apologize for that to those of you who are following that could care less or aren’t into that sort of stuff. I thank the few readers I do have for this story. Not that the numbers mean anything to me. It’s a special thing to have a few people reading something I’m doing for fun and going along the ride. Especially since I’ve not pimped out this story in anyway…and a few people found it on their own. It means a lot. Thank you. So very much.

Up next, a quick one-shot story that will not be posted here. Then a birthday tale for one of the best RobSquaders I know (someone I’ve ‘known’ online since the EARLY Twilight days). Again, not going to be posted here. So then why am I even mentioning them? Because in my mind, I have until the end of the second one (or the first depending one what I get done when) to get this new novel’s quirk worked out. I just need that one detail that gives this story a unique purpose. Something not cliché or typical. It’s right there within my grasp, so close…

Because that GIANT WRITING GOAL of getting started on this story looms in my near future. IF I could just Indiana Jones grab it and get the ball boulder rolling…

The Chris Evans image was found on tumblr and edited by me in Photobucket.
All gifs found through giphy.com

As always, D.

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Oh, Captain, my baby Cap. (pt. iv)

Yesterday, I went to the dark side of Captain America…(all done in fun & games, I promise…I can like Iron Man. Sometimes.)

Today, we have Cap! joining in on the keeping-my-hands-busy-while-fangirling fun!

(see parts i, ii, and iii: Captain America arm warmers, Captain America earflap hat, Iron Man arm warmers)
(wow…WP changed the posting stuff overnight…)

And don’t I wish that Cap, but alas, I do not know Chris Evans personally. Anyway…

So last week I was sick in bed (long story) for the last half of the week. I wound up keeping busy by thinking of two stories while crocheting a baby Cap.

When I was searching for a hat pattern, I came across a pattern for making an amigurumi Captain America on Etsy. {pattern here} It was cute, so I bought it. It was pretty easy to make since I had taught myself last November when I made a Chewbacca…because I thought he was going to go, as in die, as per the old cannon, and it’s difficult to find a tiny Chewie that’s cute.

The only thing was this pattern was designed with the original Captain America in mind. The First Avenger with the red gloves and boots and the lighter color blue for his outfit. And while that was all fine and dandy, I wanted to make it Civil War Captain America with the suit that’s a cross between the Stealth one from Winter Soldier and the old one that was all red white and blue–at least to me it seems that way. So I googled pics of Captain America’s Civil War uniform, looked at the colors and styles of the boots, the wings, the stars, the shield…and I used that scheme as a guide in conjunction with the pattern. (I won’t post the pics I found in that search because of copyright rules.)

Sorry for the graphic scene…I didn’t realize you could see his stuffing there.

This is my baby Cap: Civil War edition

This is him meeting a felted Groot we got at SDCC 2015.
The smirk was inspired by the one Cap has in Winter Soldier when he’s in the glasses in the Apple store with Black Widow…TDF!

Baby Cap springs into action like a real hero!
(A bird was swooping too low and he dove for cover!)

He’s already at home on my desk.

Cap has been welcomed by everyone and is making friends fast.

That’s the Chewie I made last Novermber.

The original pattern called for felt stars and wings. I didn’t like the different textures like that, so I embroidered the stars and wings (like the ones on his Civil War helmet) with white yarn as well as following the pattern and embroidering the A. It’s more me to go all out and be totally different.

And this concludes part iv of my Civil War celebration. A few weeks from now, I will have seen the movie and I will be both in tears and smiles. Feels like I’ve been waiting forever for:

I do have other plans for making a few more Marvel related things, though I’m in no rush to complete them…but stay tuned…definitely more Marvel to come.

All photographic images are my own.

All gifs were found on giphy.com.

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Celebrating Captain America: Civil War… (part iii)

Am I celebrating #TeamCap today?

To quote Chris Evans right there, “No.” Because, in these parts, I am one of two #TeamCap’pers…The rest of them…Team I–I–Ir…
Can’t even type it.  Trying again…Team…

The other guy. There. That Bucky and Steve are fighting. It’s as close to typed (or said) that I can get for now.

If you remember, in the past few months, I have made  {Captain America arm warmers} and the holy grail of all Cap wear I’ve been dying to find for FIVE years, the {Captain America ear flap hat} which I  am still wearing even though it’s like 90° today. (The parts within the brackets are links in case you want to see them.)

So, part three of my weird-little-self-taught-crafty-gotta-keep-my-hands-busy-and-still-celebrate-Civil-War-while-I’m-not-writing kick is finally complete. I made some arm warmers for the opposition….Iron Man arm warmers upon request. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I mean, a little bit of gold (the real shimmery kind not the yellowish wannabe color) a lot bit of red and firewhite palms. No one warned me that gold yarn was fragile…but then I didn’t ask. Lesson learned. Twice the yarn broke and I had to start over. It’s not stretchy, so when She-Who-Chose-Team-The-Other-Guy tried it on, it snapped. Start over.

Eventually, I learned to just combine it with the more durable red yarn. (Just a tip in case you want to make your own…) I made the one like five times. By the second one, I was an old pro and only had to knit it once.

Her favorite part of these are the illuminated (white yarn) palms for the laser pulse. Outlined in that gold yarn, of course.

The best part of this project is that the recipient just loves them.
Which…I guess is the point above and beyond the team alliances.

Part Four of this Captain America crafty kick tomorrow!!!


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The gifs were found on giphy.com

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Reading Theme ~ April 2016.

The sun is shining. The tank is clean! And spring has officially sprung.

The tank is clean!?

That’s my goal anyway. By the end of this month, I plan to have my “To Be Read” list cleaned out. Not that I could ever subtract over 500 books in one month’s time. Dare to Dream!

First, I have to finish out the last bit of Stars Above. (part of the cleaning process…that and there is this Captain Thorne story I am DYING to get my eyes on!)

Second, I plan to tackle reading 99 Days by Kate Cotugno as I planned on reading with some online friends last month (March 2016). We’re going to argue who the main Book Boyfriend will be. (I’m going to do a pre-emptive call and say that Chris Evans deserves the part.) Mwhahahahahaha ha. *evil laugh just for fun.*

But once I win that argument, the real plan kicks in.

Much like Stars Above, there are these books on my TBR list that are more lovingly known to me as Series Stragglers. Either the series wasn’t finished being published when I read the other books, or I ran out of time on the monthly theme, or I just got my hands on a book that I want to read more than life itself…sorry series lagger but you got left behind. I have this small set of series that need to be read and finished. The poor things have been sitting on my shelf and in my kindle, patiently waiting to be sung to and chosen from among the stacks.

The theme for April 2016: SPRING CLEANING

My hopeful contenders: Champion by Marie Lu (finish out the Legend Series), Stand Off by Andrew Smith (Winger book 2, I’ve gotta read it), The Wicked Will Rise & Yellow Brick War by Danielle Page (totally catch up on the Dorothy Must Die series)…

I am determined to either catch up or fully complete those series this month. Some of them have been playing/waiting/hoping-to-be-picked on this list for over a year now!

What are your reading plans for April?

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*~*~* Random Note: We are one month and four days away from Captain America: Civil War *~*~*
*~*~*#TEAMCAP ALWAYS!*~*~*

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