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 The Book

We got 10 chapters done and we're finishing up the 11th. We've been following a four hour a night writing schedule and Saturday we wrote for like eight hrs. I think we finally got our heads out of our asses, inserted them into each others and we're good to go.

Book 2

We're working on the outline for book two as well. I think we need to stay ahead of the game and this is the way to do it.

Also Kit wants to do some graphic stuff and we want to write some erotica and I would still like to write the romance books as well. We'll see, I want to get this book out of the way first though.
- Pup

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Two chapters

We have two chapters done, not edited, but done so far. Shit this is moving slower than fuck because we’re both busy and I have some fucking job with Rhonda and Amy (My Cousins) helping them out at their job, being a fucking floater. A floater, what a fat fucking laugh, I’ve worked more already than a floater should.

A Floater – For all the morons out there and myself… a floater is a person who picks up days when someone needs a day off for doctors visits or some emergency.

Rhonda automatically fucking scheduled me two days a week so she could go down to three. That’s not a floater, that’s an employee with a regular schedule. BAH!!

Apr 19th – I have to go to court and then I can go back to working doubles on the weekends at the nursing home.

School – is a pain in the ass. Creative Writing I’m having issues with because I can’t write on demand. I have to write something I like or am interested in. Poetry, yes I’ve done it before, but I don’t want to write poems about my fucking hands. Who gives a shit what the fuck my hands have seen and done? BAH!!! I want to write about X fucking Nauri, or Rivar fucking Yasi, fuck the hands, they can go to hell in a hand basket for all I give a shit.

Also the two Psych classes I took. GODS, they repeat the same shit and neither one I can get too much of. I don’t care anymore. I’m finishing up this quarter and I think I’m done or I’m going to change my major to English. Do what with it? I don’t know. Maybe I’ll teach a class or five. Nah, I’m not a teacher or a Professor. I don’t want to be tied down to students reading their shit.

Back to the Book

I want to write, but right now I have so much shit on my plate I barely get five hours of sleep from thinking about it all. I lay there, look at the ceiling or curl on my side and pet Kitters for hours. I can’t get to sleep; all I think about is the shit that’s going on in my life and how much money I need for this or for that.

It sucks when all you want to do is write and you can’t because you have to do 101 other things to even live.

- Pup

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We got the outline done. (I think..*crosses fingers*) I'm excited to start working on this book but we get caught up in so many other things it's hard to focus, especially when we start to role play. When we role play we get to play our babies and then the next thing you know, it's 5am in the morning and Kit is falling asleep at her computer. *grins* No shame there, I do it sometimes. *snickers*

First week of school down, it sucks. I  have no motivation to do any of the things they want me to do in creative writing and finding the time to read those big Psych books is like trying to fuck yourself without a dildo. It just doesn't work. *laughs* I don't know, as I said before, I just have no motivation for school anymore.

Anyways back to the book... I can't wait to start writing on it because I love X and the gang. Ohhhh and Nauri and X getting together is like a dream come true because they fight so hard to just stay together any other time when we restart the boards. It's like they don't truly want to be apart.

So finding time to write today will be challenging seeing as Tudors is at the back door knocking for us to watch. Johnathon Rhys Myers in in Tudors, he plays Henry the VIII. God damn is that man sexy. We use him as an image for Alanar, Yasnani, and Kaovar. God damn he's just sexy as fuck. Oh Gavadar too, he's slightly new so i forget about him. *grins*

Kit and I were fucking off talking about who we would cast as the stars if our books were ever made into movies. He would definitely be one of them for Ally. We made rules the Actors would have to follow in order to be in the movies. HAHAHH it's funny. I'll have to round them up and put them up here. *snickers*

Okay I'm out, got shit and people to do today.

- Pup

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I know we haven't really written in here for a few but we've been busy with life and trying to figure out why our Crystal's weren't working to well in our current story line. I wasn't messing well with them, I knew Kit had an issue with them, but most importantly, our characters weren't liking them too well. Actually, X hated them. They miss their Jewels, the original contents in which we created our characters in by Fatty Bishop but eh, we couldn't see them being unoriginal.

So we fiddled with ideas for a week I think and then we went back to the world we created with our RP Site. It is our world after all, our minds created it and honestly it's copyright to us. We won't steal other's ideas of course, just our own. Anyways, we started doing another outline and put the other one, that I still love and adore, on the back burner. It just didn't work for our babies and we needed something spectacular with them. They are nagging to be written about so we come forth with a new outline!! *laughs* Okay I'll stop, anyways....

Outline -- We have that almost finished and then we'll start writing once more. This time, we're finally settled I think. I hope anyways. You never know with us but this idea for Book #1 is great so hopefully we can get the writing ball rolling.

College -- My college started again. Taking three courses. 1 - Human Development through the life span (It's a psychology class) 2 - Adolescence (also a Psychology class) and 3 - Creative Writing (English class).  I do this online through a college in Columbus and most likely will transfer to Kent after we move but I don' t know. I'm not all that interested anymore. I just want to write and going to school takes away from that focus. Bah, I'm confuckered on that subject.

July -- When Kit comes to live with us. (June-July) hopefully. That's the plan if nothing drastic happens between now and then, like i die or something. LOL!!

Okay anyways, we're finishing the outline tomorrow and that's that. I'm out and going to bed now that the birds are chirping. *rubs eyes* Gods will it be great when Kit and Pup are on the same fucking time. *yawns*

- Pup

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Well, I haven’t gotten off my ass long enough to update here, so I figure I’d do it now. As Trace said, I started a new job today. YAY. I clear wire transfers for a bank. It’s pretty brainless, which I love, but it’s good pay, which I’ll love even more. Because I’ve been slacking in finding a job the last 2 months my finances have hit an all time low. Shit, I’m about ready to lose my car, but hopefully I’ll get things sorted out soon. I got a job, a new credit card, and I should be back on track in a few weeks. Hopefully I’ll hold out that long. *crosses fingers*

I hate working, though. Not because I like to sit at home all day and not do anything. Not because I don’t like to work or I’m lazy or that works sucks or anything like that. No, I hate working because that’s time away from Trace. *wonders if this all should be going in my personal journal* LOL. I miss him a lot when I work, and I know that the more time I spend away the more our book gets pushed back.

In the mean time, we’ve been exploring other options to help us live off of just writing instead of having a 9-5 (or in my case, 7-4), but nothing concrete yet. But something that is concrete … I’M MOVING TO OHIO IN JULY!!! YAY! I’m so happy. This was a decision that was over a year in the making. I know I’ve said I was going to do it for the longest time, but now it’s official. WOOT!

Now that all that’s in the way, let’s get down to the real reason we even have this journal.

The book is going good. We’re about half way through with writing, but after a conversation with Trace today we might have to go back and think things through. That crystal thing just doesn’t seem to fit. We want our Jewels back, but unfortunately, because of copyright infringement, we can’t use them. So that means, boys and girls, that we’ll have to actually use our brains and think up something new. That and was have to think about adding a few filler chapters.

Of course, to do that we’ll have to get off our asses and write, which has become increasingly hard with the both of us working. But this has been happening for a few days. God, I get so fucking tired that I just sleep and work … that’s it. I miss my time with my babies, and I know I have a lot a time with them, but I’m used to having more so I’m getting kinds huffy about that. LOL

Anyways, I think we’re doing good so far. Hopefully we can get some more writing done soon. We’ll keep you informed.

Kit

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I started a new job today, working at the Holiday Inn cleaning rooms there. Kit started a new job today too and I’m wondering if she even made it up to go. Seems as if we’re pissing time away doing nothing but brainless jobs when all we really want to do is write and hang out all day. Maybe one day we can get to that point where we can do nothing but write every single day as a job but until then, we’re working in banks and hotels. *snickers*

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad job, I don’t mind cleaning and I’m sort of a clean freak OCD ass crack but as I said it’s brainless and less stressing then my previous jobs. It’s something that fits our schedule and will allow us to finish up the book. I’m looking forward to getting the rough draft done because it will mean some sort of milestone for us. We’ve never got this far so this is a milestone as well. With every chapter I get giddier and giddier (wonders if giddier is a word) because it’s an accomplishment that we’ve reached.

Anyways, Musso gave us the night off from writing and believe it or not I missed it because I know that we fall further behind our schedule. We don’t actually have a schedule but I keep one in my head. *shakes my head* I don’t know I’m getting into the groove of things and its coming easier and easier to me to just sit down and write for the book.

Because we got the night off last night, I fear what we’ll be made to do to catch up. The grueling weekend promised wasn’t that bad and we managed to get four chapters done one night and the next three I think, or the other way around, hell I don’t remember. Anyways, I’m going to go lie down I think.

Oh, Shawna and I will be moving our family to Dover/Philly area here in Ohio in June/July. Raynee’s decided to come with us. *grins big* I’ve been grinning for days over that.

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We have 14 chapters done. Hell if we keep going at this pace we’ll be finished by the weekend with our unedited first draft of our first book. Damn I’m proud of us. *grins big* It seems like we have been working on this forever but I can’t wait to have the fully done manuscript in my hands and awaiting the mail pick up to send to an editor. *gets excited* I know this is where things get complicated and I’ve heard that writing the book is the easiest thing, it’s getting published that’s the hardest but fuck it, we don’t care, we’re in this to win and we’re not accepting anything less than an offer for the book and hopefully a contract of some sort.

Anyways, we’re done with quota tonight and I’m going to lie down.

Night. Oh, Kit's moving to OHIO in July. WOOT!!

- Pup

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Well, we have four chapters finished so far. We have a lot of work to do with going back through them and edit a ton of shit before we even think about turning this book into any publishers but eh, that’s what writing’s all about isn’t it… Writing and re-writing to get things looking better and better.

I was so fucking exhausted from our 8 hr, 12 hr, and 13 hr writing spree that we didn’t get shit done yesterday because we were both so tired and I fell asleep and couldn’t wake my damn ass up for nothing. Now, Kit wants to do four chapters tonight so that we can make up yesterdays in hopes that Mussohitler wont punish us for it. BAH!!

Anyways…

I guess it’s time to get started.

Oh, I have a final due tomorrow and I’ve been working on that this morning but I’m going to put it aside until later so I can get to writing. I’ve been thinking about school  lately and I was thinking of not even going anymore because it’s hard to write all the time, hold down a real job, and try to go to school at the same time with holding a full time quarter. EH, I don’t know.

Maybe I will. I have another quarter to think about it.

- Pup

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 The outline is DONE!

*faints*

God, I never thought we would get to this point. Trace and I have tried our hand at writing before, but it’s never been like this. So many times we’ve had good ideas and so many times we fucked off. Well, this time we have a slave driver prodding us and although we sometimes bitched about it I don’t think we could’ve done it without him. Hell, our task for tonight was the get the outline done and WE DID IT! WOOT!

And might I add it’s an awesome fucking outline.

I’m just … sitting here … so fucking dumbfounded by what we accomplished that it almost feels like we’ve already written the book and got a publishing deal. LOL. That’s how spectacular this point is for me. Trace and I have never completed an outline because we always just went with the flow of things, but this time we needed to be precise … or so THEY say … and it paid off. Everyone is so happy about it and I can’t wait to wake Deedles’ ass up so he can read it, too. LMAO

God, we’ve been working on this for about a week now but if feels like we just got started. Like this is the point, the beginning, the start of it all. I don’t know, it’s an odd feeling. But I can’t wait to get in to things and start writing. I know Trace and I are great writers so now that we have this to go off of I’m sure everything else will be a piece of cake. So all I have to say is … watch for our book on the shelves coming soon. *winks*

- Kit

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After a very rocky start with writing, we finally fucking got the outline done for the first book. 29 awesome chapters to write and I am so damn excited about writing this. Honestly, and I’m not just saying this because I’m one of the writers, if I saw this book in stores, I’d read it because it’s great so far.

I’m so happy and excited. I know I keep repeating myself but have you ever just written something that you know was so on the mark that you couldn’t wait for others to see it and share it with them because it’s a great fucking piece of work? Well, this I know is going to be great and I can’t wait to see what people think. I was so doubtful the last few days but after seeing the outline after it was completed tonight, I feel so confident I could piss my god damn pants.

WOOT FOR FUCKING US!!!

- Pup

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