Author of Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

What we miss...

Maybe that it is just a glorious day out or maybe it's my mood . . . either way, wow. Today I've noticed so much that I normally just look over or take for granted. Now, I'll be the first to admit my dislike for spiders, hideous little nasties that they are, but today there was a single strand of web across my windshield. The sunlight hit it just so and there were prisms of light like an aurora borealis in miniature spangled over the glass. It was beautiful.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. Evidently I found it rather necessary to have my computer working because I have now Frankensteined (yes, I know that isn't really a word) the monitor from my dead desktop to the laptop. It's awkward, but hey, it works. At least it will give me the opportunity to back everything up one more time. The book was already backed up, but I had some small text files with notes and ideas that I'd neglected to back up. I'm happy to count them as "Not Lost." I still contend that I am death to electronics. Seriously.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Funeral Dirge

Time to play a funeral dirge for my latest computer. I swear I am death to electronics. The monitor on my laptop burned out hours after I typed the end on the first draft of my novel. I guess I overworked it, LOL!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

THE END!!!!!!!

I typed those two ultra-important words today, "THE END!" The first draft is finished! Yay! :::happy dancing::::

Friday, April 23, 2010

You've gotta see this....

I found this particular little gem at a blog I follow and am reposting for your amusement. (Please do not send me bills for any reupholstery or computer monitor cleaning!)

Enjoy! (and thanks to everyone that helped this gem find its way to the net!)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cheering section?

I've decided I need a cheering section. Last night I reached the pivotal point in my novel. My second fave character is out of the picture (necessarily) for a while and it's up to the main character until he rejoins us. I've got to put my main character through absolute hell now and I know it is going to be tough to write. Going to need support!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Writing like a fiend today! I love it when my dreams provide some kick-butt inspiration! I was reading on another blog about someone who was doing an interview with authors and wanted to ask each of them what the best thing about writing was. I think my answer to that would have to be that when I write I get to go hang out with some pretty awesome characters!

Monday, April 19, 2010

One of those days...

It is one of those drag yourself along by your raw, bleeding fingernails days. Sigh. I will finish this chapter no matter what. That is today's mantra. Say it with me...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

All this dealing with taxes and p.i.t.a. info from a company I trusted telling me that my personal information was very likely stolen....well it makes one wonder how my darling vampire character will deal with life in the computer age. I'd raised these questions before all this nonsense, but it really highlights it for me now. I'm sensing some subplot, folks!

P.S. I feel sorry for anyone trying to access my credit, they will feel so bad for me they might even try to send me money! LOL

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Go Fly A Kite

So there I was, plugging away.  My characters were being uncharacteristically mute however.  I was stuck.  So rather than have them blurt out stilted dialogue, I went and flew a kite.  Well, at least attempted to, the wind gusts were a bit too sporadic for success.  When I returned, poof, like magic, the words flowed again.  So when stuck?  Go fly a kite. :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Mud, muck, mire....

Mud, muck and mire...all good words for the goo of difficult scenes to write. On my plate today is a break up scene between two of my characters. I'm trying to claw my way through it...not my favorite type of scene to write, but when they're done hurling invectives at each other we will see where the chips land! Almost want to skip ahead and write a nice happy scene and come back later, but I know I don't function well with non-linear writing. Once more into the fray!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Ok, so he's not exactly a babe, he's 12. Going on 30. At any rate, was extremely thankful for my son last night. I was sitting there, computer in lap, throwing a hissy about an issue I was having with 1st person point of view. My main character needed to know something she didn't see. I was to the point where I was getting ready to re-write everything in a new pov when my brilliant, genius, wonderful son says, "Geez Mom, just have someone call her and tell her!" A nice reminder that sometimes the simplest route is the best!