Thursday, June 21, 2012

In preparation for Chicago Pride...

Sunday is Chicago's annual Pride Parade, and invariably, the Westboro Baptist Church will be out in full force, once again, to blame the fantastic members of the Chicago Pride community for the deaths of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for basically all of the ills in the world, since "God hates fags."

Really, guys?  I have a sneaking suspicion that you are incorrect.  Citations:

Matthew 6:6 "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.  Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

2 Corinthians 12:20 "For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder."

1 John 4:20 "If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen."

Leviticus 19:17 "You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him."

John 13:34-35 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."


I checked out your book!

Looks like GOD HATES YOU!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It's finally here!

The reason I haven't been blogging much has finally arrived on!

SKYN by Katrina Rue is now available for purchase!

I can't believe I've waited this long to take my destiny into my own hands, but now that today is finally here, I am so excited!

Check it out:

Sunday, January 29, 2012

First World Problems

I stand before you, my most vulnerable moment

Ready to

Hope in purification

A baptism anew.

Fire at the left, ice at the right

I pray for harmony.

I beg for a soft embrace,

not a sizzling lash

not a frosty slap.

I stand before you

drowning cutting falling scalding

Anything is possible. I wait.

To the center, you yield nothing

barely warming

I veer slightly left creeping to the flame.

Slowly you unfold and welcome me

soothing cleansing relaxing

and then you turn away.

Abandon me not!

I pull towards the left

You lash out.

My skin rises pink at your cruel strike.

In frustration,






Copyright Katrina Rue, 2012. All rights reserved.

Back once again!

Hey! So, again, I've been ridiculously busy. Here's what's been on the agenda:

  • Work. Gotta make the moneys to keep the electric paid to keep the computer on for more writing!
  • My own YouTube Channel to unleash the occasional comic part of me (WARNING: The link is not representative of, well, any real person ever, I would hope. The character I portray is a caricature and a parody)
  • And writing my latest novel!
This novel is something I'm very proud of... I'm absolutely exhausted of the whole rider-and-mount subgenre of fantasy these days. The heroes are always innocent youths that through their bond with their (dragon? unicorn? talking ficus?), mature and save the world. Bel Phthlegor is definitely not your mama's fantasy hero, in as many ways as you can think of. Throw in subversion of a couple fairytales here and there, add in the perversion of a few classic fantasy races, and a couple twists along the way that I hope nobody will see coming, and we've got ourselves a winner!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Work, work, work!

I have been off for the past week, and I have been throwing myself at writing my new novel. I usually try to hit a thousand words a day, but this week, I've been topping out at two thousand. In a week, I've doubled my word count! My goal is 80,000, and today I hit 20,000. Go me!

This time, I decided to converge my processes from the first four novels. My first two novels, I didn't outline, and my second two, I outlined perhaps too much. This time, I just have a very, very loose outline, that hits on the major plot points.

Also, this time, writing is going a little easier, perhaps due to the fact that I have a wealth of real life experience to draw from. My protagonist works in the mall, and he encounters a lot of customers. Not all of them are pleasant, and some of them are downright special. So, I've had a lot of tiny anecdotes to weave into my storytelling. I'm sure, at press time, nobody is going to believe that I actually experienced these things, but...

There's only one thing I've been worrying about, and that is to impugn the retail industry or the profession. I do not hate retail. I actually had a very good time in retail, and I find it to be a much better use of my talents than, say, at a desk job. I'm not the type that can just sit and stare at the same thing all day long. I need to be up and about, moving around, with different things to do and different people to meet, and for me, retail was the perfect career choice. Besides writing, of course. Someday I hope to be able to pursue my true passion. But, until then, I don't hate the fact that I work in a store.

Then again, even if I don't manage to overcome that, and end up publishing a screed against retail when I intended to write an urban fantasy novel, so what? Upton Sinclair's The Jungle isn't remembered as the Communist manifesto it was supposed to be, but as a polemic indicting the meat packing industry of the time. Not to say that I am possibly the next Upton Sinclair, of course. But, a girl can dream.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Azrael's Tale: New Project!

Word Count: 4,000/projected 75,000 (Projected End Date: March 31)

Things To Do

- Editing (Projected End Date: April 30)
- Formatting (Takes fifteen minutes; can do post-edit)
- Title Page (Same day as formatting)
- Dedication (Should get on this)
- Copyright Page (Probably only five minutes, right?)
- Query Package
- Query Top Ten Agents (Have only five agents I would gleefully kill to work with, find five more)

Friday, July 30, 2010


Because I'm not really feeling like "writing" these days, I've decided to start blogging short humor articles. I'm still working on novels, no worries, but I'm taking a break from thinking on them.