​Well, this is taking Forever…

It’s week 3 of JuNoWriMo, and I’m losing my mojo. Not to mention that I need to get back to writing the story and not be distracted by everything that moves. Plus, I finally got Google Play on my Kindle Fire, so I’m happy about that.
Anyway, it’s going to take a while for me to get everything everything sorted out, so until then, I’ll see you later!

And yet, Another List

So, here’s a list of things I want to do for June:

  1. JuNoWriMo (obviously)
  2. Update all blogs
  3. get started on Fantasy Central Channel blog
  4. restart my serial novels
  5. clean out my inbox
  6. find and get rid of any old papers (I’m notorious for writing notes and scattering them all over the place, and can’t keep track of them until much later.)
  7. set up a book publishing schedule on Smashwords and Amazon.

So now that that’s done, let’s see if I can meet these goals by the end of the month.

June 2017

Hello, and welcome to this month’s edition of the Claire Violet Thorpe Express! In this blog post, you can expect to see me blogging about JuNoWriMo, whether you want me to or not.

So, what is JuNoWriMo?

JuNoWriMo is like NaNoWriMo, yet instead of writing a novel in November, you write a novel for the month of June. And I’ll get back to you about JuNoWriMo on a later post.)

You may have noticed that I’m slowing down on his blog, as I’m preparing for the inevitable summer hiatus. which means I’ll only be writing three blog posts for 10 days this month, then take the month of July off.

So I’ll be back soon with another blog post!

The Mayfly

The Mayfly isn’t the type of creature to be intimidated. She flits about, stinging anyone who dares to hurt other people with their own selfishness. No one can stop the Mayfly from exacting justice for the good and righteous people.

Let me tell you what happened when I saw the Mayfly…

I was just an normal boy who hated being in his own skin. For many years, I heard people tell me they would prefer me as a girl. As a result other manipulation, I began thinking that I should have been born a girl, that I was born in the wrong body and born the wrong gender. I was forced to wear dresses instead of pants and was forbidden to ride my bike or play video games with my friends. Instead, I had to play with dolls.

But that wasn’t the worst of it.

Someone in my family used that to take advantage of me, denying me the right to my own body. (When I told my parents what was happening, they grew angry and decided not to bring me over to my relatives anymore. I also had to see a therapist for several months to deal with the fallout from the abuse.)

But that didn’t make my pain go away.

I found myself bullying normal people, those who accepted the gender they had been born with. Yet I played the victim when I was called out on my bullying. The Mayfly saw me and she stung me so hard, I thought I would die.

But I didn’t. Instead, I saw a fairy staring at me, telling me that there was nothing wrong with being a boy and those who told me that I should have been a girl were only telling me lies. I should have known better than to believe their lies.

After that meeting, I had to apologize to everyone I had hurt with my cruel words and deeds. I also had to apologize to my parents for pretending to be something I wasn’t supposed to be. (Plus, I had yet to receive an apology from my relatives, but that’s a given.)

The Mayfly knows who you are, and if you step out of line, she will hunt you down and sting you to submission. She doesn’t play games with your life and neither should you.

Blog Updates: It’s the End of the Month!

Time sure flies by fast! It seems that only yesterday, the month was just beginning and now it’s over.

But not to worry, as I’ll be here next month to give you an update on where I’m at right now. It’s not like I’m going anywhere soon.

Wait, I am going somewhere.

I’m taking a summer hiatus from this blog to hopefully update it and see where this blog is going. This means I’ll only update this blog ten days during June, July, and August.

So don’t worry, I won’t leave you! I’m just taking a summer break. I’ll see you soon!

Tolkien Thursdays: Don’t Forget to bring a Towel!


I apologize for the long video that we have done…wait, I’m not apologizing because this video is a tribute to the hilarity that is “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. In this video, the toys and I talk about what would happen if we combined “The Hobbit”, the “Lord of the Rings”, and “Star Wars” with “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. Prepare to laugh yourself to pieces.