E.L.I.S.A.

The above abbreviation stands for Enforced Levity Increased Speed Authoring—which should be my new writing method—named after Elisa, Hans Christian Andersen‘s character from The Wild Swans.

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One well-documented downside of this method is a possibility that one of my eleven turned-swan brothers might still end up with a wing instead of an arm, no matter how swiftly I knit the magical nettle shirts.

A. K. A. Scenes.

Have to hurry up. My doctor finally caved in and gave me the deadline.

If chemo does not work, I have months. About three. If it does, I have… well… months, still, but waaay more. Maybe even a year. So…

E.L.I.S.A to the rescue. Or so I hope.

The whole band (Verra, Venny, Torvenn, Marque, Ngale, Dae) is only a couple of hours away from reassembling at Stormhold for the first stand-off, and, perhaps—a sighting? Can barely wait to tap-type my way there.

A. T. T. On an irrelevant note (or, perhaps, rather relevant one?), just Skyped with my father.

If I had some guilt about not talking to the man for decades, no more. In about five minutes in the conversation I asked permission to be polite. Given one, I hung up.

He called back.

I hung up again.

Done.

Life is too short to deal with jerks.

A Name Change

Started to watch the third Hobbit installation, and suddenly realized, that Torrenn sound very much like Thorin (Oakenshield). Changing the name to Torvenn. That was easy (Project Find and Replace in Scrivener). And it even sounds more, like a sibling name for Verra’s brother. Torvenn Normann Stormhold. All right, then.

Verra Keira Stormhold, however, might need some work. Corriolain—for her mother’s name? Will work for a dead character for now. Verra Corriolain Stormhold. Sounds regal enough.


Another scene finished. Words so far: 285,844