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Muse Monday!

Woohooo! Here’s to hoping that I manage to stay on track from here on out, yes?

Onwards to today’s MUSE MONDAY!

I know that when I’m writing, I absolutely love to listen to music. Sometimes it’s actual music soundtracks, sometimes it’s classical music, and sometimes it’s royalty free music.

Today, we’re discussing ROYALTY FREE MUSIC. My favorite source (of which I have some 27 active somethings on my current playlist) is this: ><. I love the things I find here, and I love the system by which they sort things even more.

My current three favorite scores of the Incompetech creator’s are: Jellyfish in Space, Floating Cities, and Infinite Perspective. The songs aren’t too busy, and they’re not too heavy and make excellent background noise for me to work on my steampunk story (Of Mage Lights and War Machines)¬†and my space saga (The Aurora Universe).

Check them out and enjoy all the lovely music that can keep your stories going!

Space, our final frontier!

Hey guys, Adrienne here. (Kind of obvious, no one else posts here.)


I wanted to toss out a new thing here. A WEEKLY PROMPT. I’m going to do everything I can to drop them every sunday.

So here it is. WEEKLY PROMPT, Jan 26th through Feb 1st. Write not less than 250 words about a favorite piece of furniture. Maximum word count, 1,000 words. I’m going to get off my ass and fix the forums, but probably not today. You could post them there (once they’re fixed), or as a comment here.



Onward to other news! I’ve spent a few weeks months lamenting the fact that my all-mighty binder of doom for my SPACE SAGA series had gone missing (I believe that a member of my family threw it plus a major school binder of mine out). I got kind of lucky, it forced me to get my shit together, and actually make a series bible.

That thing is three inches thick, a D-ring, and has alphabetical dividers. It weighs nearly equal to my 11 pound behemoth of a laptop.


But, that’s not all the news. I’ve decided that I want to try for a contest length piece of short fiction again. 4,000 words. Last time I tried this, it was 6,300 words big. I’ve since shaved some 400 words off of it dropping it to a nice rotund 5,900 words, but still. It is the shortest complete story I’ve ever written. I feel proud. It’s with my editor and a couple of opinion readers right now.


And then, as I mentioned it to my personal friends on Facebook, I realised that it is quite possible that I could have a minibook out by december. OH DEAR GODS.


Okay. I’ve left the boys for long enough, and I need to go and buy my next two weeks worth of breakfasts and lunches. Gluten free me eats yogurt for breakfast and cheese sticks for lunch on work days. And sometimes I get to have some rice krispies for lunch if there’s enough milk at work.


Writing Prompts, week of October 13th through October 19th

Writing prompts for 10/13 through 10/19
250-500 words. Enjoy! Sadly, lots of free writes this week as my
brain was a bit tapped dry. Also, NaNoWriMo is coming up soon
(as in LESS THAN 15 DAYS once this week ends), so I’ve started
working on what I’ll be doing this year.


Monday: Write a scene with a clausterphobic person in a very
small space.

Tuesday: A promise is made, but is it going to be kept?

Wednesday: FREE WRITE

Thursday: Open with this train of thought: ‘When I opened my
mouth to sing…’

Friday: Write about a hideout, but this hideout doesn’t belong to

Saturday: FREE WRITE