Why must WordPress be so…the way it is?

*sigh*

Well, made some site changes.

More to come…

KL

Just a heads up, some visual changes are being made to the website to prepare for a new project. Apologies if some aspects of the site are difficult to see/read.

I hope you all are doing well and enjoying Yule/Xmas/Whatever. Please celebrate safely.

– K.L.

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Hello,

My head has been stuck in the books lately and when that happens blog posts seem to gradually fade, haha. Between studying, blogging, and my other music projects, I’m missing my novel and the VPD entries again. So I thought maybe I should take NaNoWriMo seriously and see how far I get. Once Samhain passes, taking on the NaNoWriMo challenge will be intimidating for sure, but I just really miss my novel, or rather the world I’m building and my characters. It’s dark scifi-fantasy novel and the first draft was over 400 pages and over 136,000 words. Working on the second draft definitely came with some struggles (and a lot of panicking, to be honest), but that beautiful big-picture view of the entire project and the awesome information I’m retaining from my psychology classes keeps connecting the dots between my characters and all the ways I can torture-DEVELOP them. Hehehehe.

So basically, I’m really enthusiastic and can’t wait to take on this challenge along with report my daily progress. Also, my cover song and poetry reading will be finished within this week and posted in the first week of November. I hope you’ll like it and thank you for your patience. I’m getting much better at actually completing projects rather than jumping around from one to another aren’t I? Good for me. Are you a fellow writer thinking of trying out NaNoWriMo as well?

Be well.


More On Writing

Accepting That I’m A Plantser – VPD

Genre Study: Horror and Magical Realism

Do You Read To Death or Read for Sex? – VPD

Kill Your Darlings (or Torture Them) – VPD


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No Justice, No Peace – [News/Website Update]

The page that was once “Stand Up – BLM/LGBTQ+” is now No Justice, No Peace, which provides resources, volunteer/donation opportunities, and more regarding the institutional and system prejudices being perpetuated in the USA. The page has been updated to include the Stop Asian Hate movement. I will soon be adding sources regarding how you can […]

The lack of blogging and writing is due to getting closer and closer to finishing a poetry reading and a cover song that was put off long ago. I tend to rotate between my creative projects, so when the music buzz hit, I jumped right on it and I’m really grateful for the breakthroughs I’ve made. However, I don’t like going radio silent either with my blogging or Vocal articles, but I guess you can’t do everything at once right? In a perfect world, I could work on all of my projects, get my schoolwork done, and still have time to relax afterwards, haha.

I hope you all are well and I’ll let you know when the projects are done. I will be posting videos on my YouTube channel, but for my readers who can’t use YouTube, I’ll see if WordPress or another video player is available to embed.

Be well.

So, in my last VPD entry, I realized the blunder I made regarding my first draft and why it’s been difficult writing the second draft and recording my progress (basically, it’s hard to record your progress when you’re not making much progress). This hasn’t exactly put VPD to a complete halt, but I need to pause so I can figure out how to better track my work as a novelist via the articles. I’m also taking time to find more resources that will help me during this stage of my writing because VPD is also meant to share helpful writer resources and/or writing advice too. I don’t want the VPD to be about nothing, so I’m taking a step back.

As I do that, I’ve decided to do work on a poetry reading of “A Plea to Death” and will upload it to my YouTube channel. Please subscribe if you’re interested. There is already one poetry reading available.

More soon. Thanks for the support.

Hey there,

So my first horror short “Autonomy Bleeds Black” has been available on Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Scribd, and other ebook platforms for a couple of months now. To make the free excerpt of the story more accessible, I’m going to share it on my website and on Vocal after I do some line editing. It is my first published work lol it’s not perfect, but I am proud and want to share it as much as I can.

The free excerpt will be available next week. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

On my BLM/LGBTQ+ page, I added another Google Doc link of a LONG list of petitions and more resources. You are welcome to copy, paste, and share the link wherever you feel is needed. Please if anything sign those petitions, most of them being on change.org.

Edit 06/30/20 @12:31pm: I’ve removed Ads from the BLM/LGBTQ+ page. I apologize if the ads being there came off as if I wanted to profit from the situation.

This is the Tumblr post I found the resources on. You can access the Google Doc this way as well.

The new page Stand Up is live. On the page are resources that help with the Black Lives Matter movement and the LGBTQ+ community. As a black queer person, I’m determined to do my part in getting information out there. There are several sources there now, but I will add onto it as time goes on. I especially need sources for those who aren’t American because I know many of my readers aren’t American and I thank you for your support.

I can’t thank you those of you who support this movement enough. Thank you for putting your integrity ahead of your comfort. If you know of any other resources that will help, let me know. We must stay connected and informed. We need to be united more than ever because unfathomable changes are coming and change is always hard to accept. We must be there for one another. Be with me.

My goal for today is to create a Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ support page that will list resources for those who need it.

Also, my blogging theme of the day is going to be Terror Tuesday’s where I blog about the horrific and monstrous. Based on what’s going on recent events, I’m starting with narcissists because America is ruled by them.

More to come.

All right, you ready for this?

The only pages on this website will only be the front page and my blog from now on. I’m keeping it simple.

All completed or available projects are now at my new store: Authentikei’s Workshop. Although it’s a work in progress, this webstore is a cleaner, more user friendly way to access my completed work. Eventually, Authentikei’s Workshop will have merchandise and other products available for purchase.

I did this because my website on here was a mess. It was tempting to abandon WordPress altogether, but I have a good following here and also didn’t want to lose touch with the other bloggers I follow. So this blog will still be personal, professional, and promotional, but overall, it will always be me.

Authentikei is the name of the business. Kris Leliel is my name.

And yeah, that’s about it. Let me know what you think of the store.