My folks live out on nine acres in the middle of nowhere, and it was so quiet out there compared to my place...until the trains went by. Here are a few shots of their property:
Like I said, it's all out in the middle of nowhere, and it's absolutely beautiful out on their land. My Dad and Stepmother live in one manufactured home, and they have another one set up for my Grandmother, who's 93 and still living on her own. She has some health issues but Dad and Stepmom take really good care of her.
Anyway, it was a nice visit but I'll admit it was good to get home. I have a couple more days of vacation left, and go back to work on Friday, which of course I'm not looking forward to.
As I said, the muses used the lack of computer time in order to give my brain conniptions. In the next couple of weeks I have plans to work on both the next chapter of Ghosts of the Collider, as well as my Reel Torchwood story based on the film, "Holiday Inn" and I hope to get that done fairly quickly.
And then, there's NaNo.
Oh, the plans I have...
I do intend on finishing the fic that I promised idycat1170 for naming all the reincarnated people in "Surviving the Interview Process". It would have been done so much sooner but they really gave me a good prompt and it went a little sideways from what was requested...longer, too. It's a future Dragon-Verse fic, which is all I'm going to say, and it actually spawned two sequels that I'm also going to be working on for NaNo as well. The first follows pretty much directly from this, but also affects the 2014 version of Torchwood...there's time travel involved, of course. It also touches a bit on events from "Captain America: the Winter Soldier" and some of "Agents of SHIELD" (thank goodness the only plots from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that have anything to do with Torchwood are the ones regarding Phil Coulson and his death/resurrection/et al. Of course, SHIELD being destroyed is part of that. This is still a Torchwood story, so don't worry about the MCU taking over.)
The second sequel is the long-awaited reunion between Jack and his mother...and Gray. Because it's about time Gray came out of cryo-sleep.
There's also a direct sequel to "The Breaking" dealing with the repercussions of what happened in that story. It basically gives an outline of what Her Majesty wants to happen with Torchwood...which is to grow and eventually make UNIT obsolete. I'd have to post this one before the above future fics, because the second one would otherwise contain spoilers for what comes next, and I'd like to give some sort of explanation of what happens before that one in order to avoid any sort of confusion. There's also this other fic that I wanted to work on, dealing with the Delaware/Coulson family in the aftermath of Phil Coulson's death (taking place after "The Avengers") but it's not all that important in the scheme of things. If I have a chance I'll work on it, but these four are the most important at the moment.
Of course, then there's "Remember", the Dragon-Verse version of "Adam". *grins manically*
And my Steampunk/SHIELD story I've been slaving over for nearly a year now. I actually have a plot!
I do realize I'm being a bit ambitious, because I doubt I'll get all this worked on, but it's all on my agenda for NaNo. I'm feeling really inspired, which to be honest hasn't been the case in a while. I have so much I want to work on, and little time to do it in, which is why my plate is so full for NaNo.
Think productive thoughts, okay?
Thanks, all, for your continued support. You all rock. *fist bumps everyone*