But is it art?

28 Oct

Clicky-clicky. You know you want to…

Lookie there – a picture! Don’t say I never give you anything.

So, yeah, I’ve been away for awhile. I find myself pissed off pretty much constantly about the state of the world today. I really should quit perusing the ‘net and catching glimpses of the news here and there. And I especially should not be looking at posts over on A Voice For Men. Whew! Shit like that is exactly why women think they need anti-rape clothing like the subject of today’s re-blog. I want to reply to some of their bullshit, but I have bigger fish to fry this month.

NaNoWriMo officially starts on Friday and I am as ready as I ever am, which is to say that the book is outlined in my head (anger helps keep the story in order and my energy level up) and I’m ready to start entering stuff into the trial copy of Scrivener I downloaded onto a thumb drive (for portability, dontcha know. What? You thought I wasn’t gonna write at work? Are you new here?) This particular trial is good through the beginning of December (a NaNo special) if you want to give it a try even if you’re not NaNoing this year. Yes, it is a word, I just said so.

Anyway. Getting off track. My novel is titled “The Lies He Told” and will be a “fictionalized autobiography” of my relationship with the narc, and possibly some lead-in crap about ex#1 and ex#2 depending on word count. There’s so much more than what I’ve shared here and I hope to be able to show a clear progression through the phases of a relationship with a narc, both to educate others and to finally lay my own demons to rest.

I say “fictionalized” because I’ll be writing in the third person to keep the story moving forward and to avoid having to type shift-i all the time. No one needs to see that for 50,000 words. Unless the writer is famous or really, really interesting, and I am neither. “Fictionalized” also because conversations will be recounted to the best of my memory (unless I have recordings and can bring myself to listen to them again) and to avoid any potential lawsuits.

Here’s the cover –

Cover3Cool, yes? I know, getting the cart before the horse, but that’s how I roll. I’ll tell y’all the story of the cover and the new logos in development that came about after reading a thread on Reddit another day. I gotta go plot some shit for The Boss.

Happy Monday!


Posted by on October 28, 2013 in I totally Rock!, Rants, RV Living


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17 responses to “But is it art?

  1. Melanie

    October 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I was a little confused at doing the cover before the writing, but I went with it. It was a good way to procrastinate on the nuts and bolts of the novel.

    • Sofia Leo

      October 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      The opportunity came up and I jumped on it. Doesn’t mean I have to keep it in the end, but it’s pretty cool to know that my book already has a cover – kinda means I have to finish, yes?

      • Melanie

        October 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

        It’s an awesome cover. I really like it.

      • Sofia Leo

        October 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm


  2. JackieP

    October 28, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Oh I did my cover first too. haha! I did that last year too, then I won a cover on NaNo and went with that instead. So I understand. It’s a cool cover.

    • Sofia Leo

      October 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks! Makes it feel more real πŸ™‚

  3. Aussa Lorens

    October 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Sounds like an intriguing read… I can definitely relate to the bastard-y men you’ve been involved with.

    • Sofia Leo

      October 28, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      I hope it will be. At least entertaining enough to read to the end. We shall see…

    • Sofia Leo

      October 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      I really wish fewer people could relate to my stories. It’s so sad how many of us are out there.

      • Aussa Lorens

        October 29, 2013 at 1:02 pm

        Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  4. Twindaddy

    October 28, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Good luck, Sofia! What are you going to do with it once finished?

    • Sofia Leo

      October 28, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Publish, of course. I plan to offer it as an eBook on Amazon or somesuch. Who knows, maybe it will be my ticket to fame πŸ™‚ I always wanted to be a writer…

      • Twindaddy

        October 29, 2013 at 3:54 am

        Of course. I didn’t want to assume…..

      • Sofia Leo

        October 29, 2013 at 11:10 am


  5. Awana

    October 29, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Good Luck and I hope we all get some good out of it!

  6. 1jaded1

    October 29, 2013 at 2:08 am

    I can’t wait to read. Third person is how I write when I want to not know it was me.


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