Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Hey Everyone!

So I am writing to let you know that I am taking a little hiatus, actually a big one. I have decided to serve a mission for my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This means that for a year and a half I will be talking to people about the church and what I believe. I am super hyped and really excited, but it also means that I will not be blogging or writing. It was a hard choice, since I don't want to leave my story hanging, but this is clearly a step I'm should take in my life.

I leave next Tuesday and will be back August of 2014. I'll be back into posting then, as well as talking about life in college (I hop right into that after I get back. I must be crazy ☺).

Anyway, thanks to you guys who have stuck around and dealt with my inconsistent posting habits. I don't deserve you!

Keep up writing and just living your dreams and filling the world with that literary bug. It's the least we can do ;).

See you again in a year and a half!


Friday, January 4, 2013

Outline is done!

After struggling to get an idea for this story together I've managed to do the unthinkable: I've finished an outline. Yes I know, it's really pretty crazy, BUT I'M SO EXCITED!!! I had been spending so much time just trying to figure out what I was going to do with my book that I was getting frustrated. I knew who the characters were, and I had a decent grasp of my magic system, but that was it. And now not only do I have a working idea of where I'm going, I know what the book is all about. I still have a lot of work to do, but I've finished the prologue and started on chapter one. My outline is looking at my story from the perspective of the different countries I am working with. But now I think I am going to do one with the people in my story so I have a rough idea of what they'll be doing. But that isn't something that I need to have done for my story to work, it'll grow and develop as my story unfolds and as I figure out what I want done.

Anyway, I've finished school for good (got that Associates degree!) and with one of my jobs allowing me to work on my own computer stuff, I have a lot more time now for writing. It's a work in progress and honestly I'm terrified because I have so far to go and so much to learn, but I won't go anywhere if I don't start teaching myself now.

Keep going writers!


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde 

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Sorry guys! It's been a crazy time in the life of Stoss and Writers Don't Knock... Between our respective school and work schedules we've had to put Authors Anonymous on the back burner. But I have good news, I am now working at my local library and our Head Librarian told me that I can work on my story and blog when I'm watching the desk! I also finished up my Associates degree, so I should have more computer time to work on my story and spend time here on the blog. I can't vouch for Abbi, she's still trying to get her own schedule worked out, but I can say that I will be doing much better at posting these days.

I hope ;)

A tidbit to leave with you from Oscar Wilde: It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

It's great to be back!

~Stoss Cue

Monday, October 29, 2012

Let's take a moment

We are about to see probably one of the biggest storms in a long time hit the East Coast. Those of you who are crazy enough to be up this late reading my post, please take a minute and pray for those folks over there. I'm afraid that they're going to need it.

May God bless them!


Saturday, October 27, 2012


Yes I know it's been since August, so all I can say is tell you what I told people over at "Mnemosyne"


But it's justified. Two and half jobs plus a truck load of school, honestly I am surprised that it's taken me this long to admit that I'm going mad. But aside from that, here's a little something that I put together for my readers at "Mnemosyne". The semester's almost over, and so is work, so I should have bucket-loads of time then to post and write here.

The Sherlock Holmes Complex

So I have always found music to be very inspiring when I write, and I have always believed that the mood of the scene that I'm working on is affected by the feel of the song that I am listening to. And now I am going through a Sherlock Holmes phase. I hadn't seen the movie, but my Pandora station started to play the background music and I was hooked. It was just so different.


Needless to say I went and watched the movie. But now all of my characters have either a Sherlock Holmes or Watson feel. And while I love these two characters (don't get me wrong), I really need my K'mar to be self-absorbed in a rather oblivious and charming way, not pot-enhanced and arrogant like Holmes, and Watson is much too sensible to be a prototype for Nolan. So maybe I should go back to listening to "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings".



I can easily avoid writing about rings and quidditch.

(Did I ever tell you that K'mar was a redhead?) 


Is there a particular thing that inspires your muse? If so I'd love to hear about it!

P.S I grew up on Sherlock Holmes (the books), and a third movie might come out. So you will hear about this again. 


and no that is not a threat.


it is simply a statement of fact. 


you'll just have to live with it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


After printing several of the wrong documents for work, spilling cleaning solution, trying to vacuum with a broken vacuum and come up with story ideas while listening to MPR it occurred to me:

Only smart people do stupid things. Stupid people don't know any better.

But that leaves me in a quandary. Am I stupid (so therefore it's not my fault) or smart (therefore I am stupid)?


Anyone else have these days...or is it just me?