As of the first day of "spring," I am an official member of Sweet Adelines! Passed the audition and everything. I sang my part in a quartet in front of the director and my section lead, and it was among the most nerve wracking experiences of my life. But I really appreciate the way they audition people. They did it right at the beginning too, so there was very little anticipation. Only trouble was standing on the risers afterward when I couldn't stop shaking!
I don’t know why acapella music has always been closely connected to Crossworlds. Maybe because it’s always been part of who I am, and I am Crossworlds. I don't remember saying to myself, "Hm, maybe Summer's Angels should be an acapella choir!" They just always were. I did decide to heavily feature more acapella choirs in later books, but just having acapella be a thing was never something I needed to decide. It just was. Why not? Why would I have not acapella when I could have acapella?
Some of my friends are now saying "ooooh, you're gonna be a famous singer," and I'm like, "no thanks." I’ve never wanted to be a famous solo star or anything like that. There's just something so special about an acapella group, with all the voices working in unison that's absolutely magical to me. Teamwork at it's finest. I honestly find people who go on American Idol or whatever because "I want to be a star!" to be, well, really obnoxious.
In other news, in continuing to edit “The Mansion’s Twins,” so far the changes include saving Morgan for book two and letting Amber take care of his scenes in book one. Amber will be the one to tell the twins the stories of the early days. I think I’ll write more about the reasons behind this particular change in next week’s Wednesday word, because I’ll go off. Seriously, get ready for a rant next week.
But the only other change is I’m thinking I might make up a gender/age neutral term for boyfriend/girlfriend. I asked my friends before, and all the responses they gave me were fine: partner, companion, significant other, etc… But I want something a little different, so I came up with “sigoth,” which of course, smashes together the two words “significant other.” I thought about just saying “sigo,” but it sounds too much like “sicko,” so it’s “sigoth” now. Is that dumb? Sure. Am I probably doing it anyway? Well, we’ll see, but yeah, probably. I can’t worry about what sounds dumb all the time. My world is already a bit silly, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I mean, we’ve got tiny forest guardians called “Bogglets.” June’s warriors are called “Summer’s Angels.” I might add some other weird creatures with other weird names too, once we start discovering the Southern Realm. Oh, and there’s a clothing store in Kherrington called “Faux Fancy.”