Rhymes With Smash!

The musings of Megan Paasch, and other stuff.

Archive for the month “June, 2012”

Current Projects

Thank you so much to those of you who are following this blog already. You guys are awesome! In the comments on my first post, M D Kenning requested I talk a little about what I’m working on now, so here goes:

I have two projects going on at the moment. My main WIP is a modern fantasy novel. It’s about a young woman who has unwittingly become a danger to an other-worldly race of people called The Fae. I don’t want to reveal too much more about it, since it’s still in the early draft stages and will likely evolve quite a bit before it’s done. This story has been kicking around in my head for a number of years, and it has already changed shapes so much during that time. For instance, my main character Charlotte started out as a little girl. Later, she morphed into a college student, then a woman in her thirties, and finally back into a college student again. I wrote the first five or six chapters several times over, with long breaks in between when life intervened. It was just a few months ago that I came to the realization that I couldn’t wait for life to slow down if I was ever going to write this book. I had to make it my job, not my hobby. Granted, it’s a part time job. I have two young children who need me, so I only have small snatches of time to write here and there, and I don’t get them every day. But now, instead of writing only when I’m in the mood to write, I write whenever I find the time, despite whatever mood I’m in. It’s slow going, but I’m about halfway through the first draft and enjoying it immensely.

I’m also in the plotting stage of a short story for a contest being held by the Otherworlds Store, a local Steampunk shop that has a monthly newsletter in which they will publish the winning stories. This will be my first crack at a short story since high school, so I’m pretty nervous about it, but I’m going to give it a go. There, now that I’ve said I’m doing it, I have to see it through. All of you hold me accountable, OK?

And now, I’m off to go work on one or the other before my brain shuts down for the night. Good night, everyone!


Sloppy Introductions

First off, before we go any further, I feel that I should warn you that I have attempted blogging in the past and, well, I’m pretty crummy about posting regularly. I can go weeks, even months without a single post. I have no idea what’s going to happen here, but I will try to be better about it this time.

Phew! Now that’s out of the way, you may be wondering: who is this Megan person who wishes to write a blog? Well, here’s the typical stuff: I’m married with two kids, I like books, movies, music, knitting, sewing, yadda, yadda, yadda…yawn. Oh! I’m writing a novel! That’s kind of interesting. I have a BA in History. That’s…sort of interesting. I play the piano, the tin whistle (I’m rusty at it … ha ha?), and am learning to play the ukulele. I survive on coffee. If an avocado is in the room, I will eat it. I live in the Pacific Northwest, but I’m not a vampire, and my skin doesn’t sparkle (though it can blind!) I make up words, dance to the music in my head, and talk to myself in different accents. And I don’t have any clue how to end this post.

Until next time,

Megan Paasch (it rhymes with “smash”)

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