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I’ll be returning to update this after a while, but right now my editing and Typehouse sites are getting an upgrade first. But for fun here is a post I wrote a long time ago with an assignment from one of my college classes. The ONLY thing I have changed are the pronouns, as this was 2003, before I openly came out as Bi/Queer, let alone Genderfluid/Genderqueer – Grey was always just partner tho! The projection date for graduation was accurate, as was the first publication, beyond that was my imagined life (I never made it to be a tattoo artist sadly)! Still working on the novel tho. Enjoy.


09/16/2003: So for one of my journalism assignments we had to write our own obituary. Now it’s not as morbid as it sounds LOL I was a bit freaked because we were supposed to put our parents names in and stuff and I didn’t want to. So I didn’t, and I sent her an email telling her that it was a conscious decision. And she seemed cool with it. So here’s my fake obituary LOL All in all not a bad fake life to have, hits most of my major goals quite nicely I think! (My name, location, and child’s name – and school – are changed obviously from the assignment obviously LOL) All other names are not real people (Obviously) Either that or I am really good at fortune telling!


Eyez, Onyx: PORTLAND:

Onyx Eyez, 83, of Portland, OR. died peacefully at their home on October 23, 2059, following a short illness. They was surrounded by their close family and friends when they passed, as well as their cat Meiser.

Onyx was born in 1976, in a small town in midwestern California. They overcame a brutal childhood and bouts of homelessness to become one of the most well-known authors and journalists of their time. Although it took them eleven years to complete school while a single parent to their child Little, they finally graduated with B.A.s in both journalism and art from State College in May of 2006. Their first short story was published in April of 2003, and their first novel in November of 2010. During the time that Onyx struggled to grow their writing career, they also worked as a tattoo artist in Louieville, KY., a career that they continued part-time until 2035. Their art skills also enabled them to illustrate many of their writings, including designing the cover of their book Dark Wells of Time, for which they won a Hugo Award in 2029.

Onyx was well known for their sharp wit and wry sense of humor, as well as their indomitable spirit, and willingness to lend others a hand. They was always approachable to their fans, and was known to give support to many aspiring writers. Their family and friends knew them as someone who could always be counted on for a shoulder or applause, and was fiercely loyal to their family and friends. An insatiable wanderer, they crisscrossed the globe, and was on the maiden voyage of the Columbia II, the first passenger vessel to Mars in 2035.

Onyx is survived by their partner of 47 years, Gray Jackson, their child Little Eyez and partner Mark Collins, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In lue of flowers, well-wishers are invited to plant a tree for a local nature preservation society, as it is Onyx’s wish that that the few remaining green places on Earth will be preserved. Cremation has taken place, and a private circle will be held on October 31, 2059.

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It’s November first, and you know what that means!

Yes, that crazy time each year when writers attempt to write 50,000 words in the month of November. That equals approximately 1667 words a day, and as many hours as it takes the writer to put out that amount of keystrokes. There are many people who achieve this goal year after year, and then others who never do, but keep trying again year after year. It’s not a contest in the traditional sense; rather each writer competes against themselves, trying to reach that mythical number that equals a short novel.

Personally, I have attempted NaNo several times, and won it twice. There are many writers who criticize NaNoWriMo as being a waste of time, that there is no quality writing being turned out, because after all the goal is quantity rather than quality. I disagree however that there is no quality writing – rough drafts are bad – they just usually are. The important part is to get it out on paper, to get it written down. Then you can go back and work on it, make it quality, make it “good” writing. What I wrote in my attempts was rough and jagged, but there was good stuff under there. One of my “winners” I put a lot of time and effort into revising and it is now a completed novel.  All writing is good writing, because even if you never “use” it, or make it into a finished piece you learn from every bit of writing you do.

Since I am not able to actually do NaNoWriMo this year I will blog about it through the month, and talk about some of the things I learned and took away from it in my years of attempting to reach that brass ring.

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