I finally did stuff! I'm doing NaNoWriMo, or National Novel (November in this case) Writing Month. I'm actually making some good progress but still lagging behind a bit. I did get one chapter and the prologue up and posted on here. And no, they aren't beta'd and probably aren't the most well written things ever but that's alright.
I've also come to realize something. I was re-reading Dragon's Gate by Laurance Yep, and a few chapters in I realized that there were Strangers in this book as well! Not the some kind, of course, but they are disliked by many and are outcasts in this Chinese society. It was an almost embarrassing moment since I had the idea after Yep did...
That's my problem I suppose. Worst case, should I not like it later, I'll change it. But for now it's fine where it is. I'll do some dictionary updates probably over the weekend and I hope to have the second chapter up as well.
Hope everyone is having a good November!