January 31st, 2013



Goodness. January has turned out to be such an exciting month. It's like I turn around and something exciting happens again. I've been tinkering away at my website, but I still haven't found a way to get this blog somehow simultaneously updated with wordpress...but it may actually not be possible. I think of the website as being like a professional entity. It's like the receptionist that says: "Welcome to World Rochita. I hope you enjoy a look around and here's where I post bulletins on what's going on in my professional life." 

And while I know this journal is also open to public eyes, I feel like the place where I wrangle with ideas and talk to friends and well I've found so many good friends on livejournal and so many inspiring people as well, that I just can't help but be more personal on here

That people are reading Sogn of the Body Cartographer and liking it is a marvel to me. I am filled with wonder and amazement at the legs on that story. But I've resumed work on the Body Cartographer novel and I thought I'd gather together the bits and pieces that I'd already written in that world so I have a clearer view on where and how I want the story to develop further. It's going to be quite an adventure. 

On my website (rcloenenruiz.com) I've posted excerpts from two works-in-progress aside from the Body Cartographer novel. Yes, I just said novel and I didn't stutter. Good god. That's progress. I've been so terrified of novelling for so long that I just kept calling it that long novel-like thingy. But okay, I guess there's no going around it. It's going to be that after all. 

The Banawor Dragons story is going to be novella-length and it is almost finished. I have a few more thousand words to go. While I was writing this, I realized that planning a revolution isn't easy. 

Neh's story is on the back-burner for now, but it's at a point where it needs to be paused as I need more information from my brother and he's in the midst of preparing for his wedding. I hope that he'll be able to get back to me after he gets married. 

I'm working on some shorts as well. Oh my. If 2011 was a fallow year, 2013 looks like it's going to be really busy. If you have time to drop by my website, I'd be happy to hear what you think of it. I hope everyone is doing well and I'll try to catch up as much as I can. I keep thinking of my friends here on lj and wishing I could meet you all in person someday. Well, I'm off again as I'm typing this while in the midst of cooking dinner. Late by Dutch standards, but hey...I am Filipino. ;P