heartsong: (It mocks me)
In my current novel (you'll probably see bits of it show up here eventually), my side Vampire character has wormed and wiggled his way into becoming a main character. Which is frustrating because I didn't WANT a main vampire character. After the whole Twilight 'OMG! VAMPIRES THAT SPARKLE!' thing, I didn't even want to touch the Vampire button. Then, along came Daniel - almost as old as time and more socially awkward than everyone else. Prone to singing random show tunes and quoting Doctor Who. He's very odd, even by Vampire standards. Considering the Vampires I created for this novel generally stick together and Daniel hid in a crypt for a thousand years, he's ridiculous.

I should have known by now that any character I create is more than capable of doing whatever they please. I clearly didn't learn so now I have to just deal with it.

On top of stubborn characters, it most definitely doesn't help when I have a lap full of kitties. A lap full of kitties is a wonderful thing, but distractions are not, even though it's adorable when said distractions try to help you type.
heartsong: (Zen Leaf)
Being outside is one of the most relaxing and peaceful things I can think of. I don't have to be doing anything particular, breathing in the fresh morning air or going on a long walk, it doesn't matter so long as I'm outside. There is so much to look at, the sights and the sounds; it can seem surreal at times.

One of the best weekends I've ever had was last year during Hallowe'en. I spent it with my best friend, Isabel, in the middle of nowhere. We walked one of the Fundy National Park trails and I spent a lot of time with my camera. We also had waffles, or rather I had waffles and Isabel had something that wasn't waffles, and they were delicious. It was an amazing weekend filled with joy and peace and I sincerely hope that I can experience another weekend outdoors like that.

I'd love to try some outdoor meditation this year. I think it would be a wonderful practice but also an experience as well. There are a lot more things to distract you in the outdoors than there are in the comfort of your own home. I think I might try it out tomorrow. This is going to be fun.


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