Saturday, December 31, 2005

Amber Quill

Just noting that I'm going to send an entry to their 3rd Annual Heat Wave contest for erotic romantica short stories. I'm making time for this between editing and fussing. :P

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

New Years Writing Resolution

I want next year to be a sucessful one. My writing goals are to get Right of Discovery out the door as soon as possible.

Beyond my orignal goal, I'd like to complete at least one other book for submission in 2006. There's one out of my idea-vault that's really been eating at me. I can't wait to get started on it. After that, I have a catalog of books I'd like to write. Yes, really. A catalog of story ideas. Some are partial manuscripts I started but never finished. At least 11. I'd like to get a few of them in print, because I love the storylines and the characters. Others, admittedly, are schlock.

Here's to a busy 2006!

Final Draft Strategy

I managed to get everything together into Draft 2. The story is complete as it was originally written. I have decided to add in two other chapters when I do the final draft. Holy Shit, I made it to the final draft!! *faints*

The first chapter is perfect, I'm not touching it. Chapters 2-4 I want to take out some of the tags to speed it up. I'm going to sit down and read a Richard Lyman book before getting after it. He writes really snappy dialogue and handles 3+ characters in a scene brilliantly. I need a bit of help in that department, and I learn best by example. So there's that.

Beyond that, I want to rewrite Chapter 5 from the hero's point of view. That will require rewriting the entire chapter. From there to chapter 11, everything is fine. I do want to add a chapter in there somewhere, one to tie two events together. It's nothing major, or so it seems.

Overall, I've got a few more corrections to make and it will be ready to go. I am so stoked! And I did it with a baby in tow. I guess it's as they say: If there's a will...

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Tell Me No Lies

I am so tired, and ready to get on with another project. I can't wait to get this thing edited to a point where I can ship it off. I'll never look back, I swear. That's all I want for Xmas...to finish this book!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Two More, Baby!

I worked up two more chapters today. There are only 6 left to go. I need to do a major rewrite on a few sections, but at least progress is being made. Hopefully I can get something done over Xmas.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Another Chapter Finished

I was having trouble with a chapter, so I sent it to my critique partner for a look. She made some suggestions, and I thought some of thing could really quicken the pace. I changed the beginning paragraph a bit, and then did a check for spelling errors. I'm leaving it at that, and moving on. A Romance Divasforum friend of mine suggested I leave some for the editor to catch and keep going, so that's exactly what I'm going to do.

Today went through the remaining chapters. I still have 8 more to type up. The end is finally in sight. (Now, if only I can keep that positive outlook until the deed is done.) ;-)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

All Work And No Play...

I finished another chapter today. Woot! I really need to update my counter bar. :P Lazy, that I am... I am going to whip this thing in shape over the Xmas holidays, or die trying. So far, so good. Now if everyone can get un-sick around here so I can get to work. ;-)

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Facing Burnout

I had to take a break from editing today. I worked some yesterday, but I just feel so wore out. Both physically and mentally. Today I focused on cleaning the house and taking care of the baby. Too, I was thinking a bit more about a horror novel I was working on not too long ago. I had some fresh ideas about it.

Tomorrow it's back to the grind. I'm going to be back to editing. I want to go ahead and finish off the second half of the book, so I can fall back and fill in what I've missed.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Making Progress

Today was a good day. I edited 4 full chapters! I will have to update my meter first chance I get. I'm definitely over the half way point now. Fantastic news since I'm determined to get this book finished this month no exceptions! I'm doing everything I can to make it fast paced throughout, with no real bog-down zones. I hate that in a novel.

I've also found a crit partner for my futuristic/fantasy stuff. She is from S. California and seems very nice. I'm certainly happy to have someone to bounce mss off of. I don't think my hubby could stand to read about any more ripped, god-man alpha males and not walk away with a serious complex. ^_^

Friday, December 02, 2005

Working on Through

I edited another chapter today, and for the rest of the afternoon, I read through the remainder of my manuscript. I will need to write 2 complete scenes as tie-ins, but overall, it's really not that bad. I'm just hoping it doesn't seem too... sparce when it's finished. At least it's readable. That was my main worry.

Off to write!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Chapter 7 Review

I reread through Chapter 7 today, and made a few minor adjustments so I can fix a glaring error in Chapter 9. Now that I'm editing, the story has taken a few minor turns. It's not so much the book has changed, but there are definitely parts in there that have been scrapped--necessarily. Everything was reading okay, but I needed to get the hero and heroine together PRONTO! So far so good. I don't think I've sacrificed anything vital.

I've been saying for days I'm going to finish chapter 10. I haven't managed it yet. *expletive purposely deleted* I am completely rewriting chapter 9. I would have finished it last night, but by the time I got the baby to bed, I was too tired to keep my eyes open. I managed only 30 minutes of conscious time then had to give it up.

Dear hubby won't be home til late tonight, so I'll likely have to wait until 2 am to get on the comp and get things rolling. In the meantime, I'm going to try to make all the necessary corrections on paper draft so I'll just be able to sit down and make the changes on my draft.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Creative Windfall

It was one of those nights last night. I was resting peacefully, then suddenly sprung wide awake, my imagination in overdrive. I had to get up and write. I placed pillows on the edge of the bed on one side so Rune wouldn't roll off, then hit the computer. I fleshed out an entire whole store in less than 10 minutes. I am itching to get started on it, but have too much editing to do. Maybe in between those times when Rune isn't keen on me being on the comp I can write a few scenes of it in a spiral bound for later.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

8 is Great!

I made it to Chapter 8 on my mss edit. Woot! I worked through a difficult scene yesterday, managed to shorten it, retain my word count, and rewrite it effectively. Voila! C'est magnifique!

Today I'm going to go over some art for the upcoming website CoraZane.com which my friend is designing for me. I'm also going to edit on through Chapter 9. Maybe I'll even get to 10 today. Oh gosh, wouldn't that be fabu? :P I'd be at the half-way point!

So far I've been able to stick to my goal of 5 whole chapters this week. I can't believe I've been able to do it! I'm psyched! :)

Friday, November 25, 2005

Adding To My TBR Pile

I dropped by the Salvation Army today and found Shotgun Wedding, by Charlotte Lamb. She is my favorite Harlequin/Silhouette romance writer of all time. I know she passed away some years ago, so it's always a thrill to find one of her books. I've never read one of them I haven't liked!

What Kind of Writer Are You?


You are a romantic writer. You're ALWAYS writing
about some significant other--about lacking
one, about wanting one, about having one, about
being with one--it doesn't matter. If it
involves even a tiny ounce of love, you're
there! Much into the works of Christina
Rossetti and the works of Alfred Tennyson, you
are a bit of a classical writer as well....but,
for the sake of all things cheesy, you're more
of a hopeless romantic than a classical writer.
You write whatever comes to mind--which usually
involves a significant other. ^^; Oh well. If
literary geniuses don't do it, who will, right?


What's YOUR Writing Style?
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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

For my official post on the topic, GO HERE.

While I am patiently roasting the turkey that won't seem to cook, I will post ten things I have to be thankful for...

(Oh, before I get started, please note it is 2 am, and I am TIRED. If your looking for someone to wax poetic, try another blog.)

These are in no particular order:

1.) I am thankful hurricane Katrina only obliterated our garden shed.
2.) I am thankful that although I turned 30 this year, I am not 30 and living with my parents.
3.) I am thankful I have some control over my own destiny.
4.) I am thankful that although I have few friends, the ones I do have are worth walking through fire for.
5.) I am thankful I entered that writing contest, even when felt my entry wasn't exactly what the judges were looking for.
6.) I am thankful both my parents are still around to spend Thanksgiving with.
7.) I am thankful for having the opportunity to work from home.
8.) I am thankful for everyone in my family bearing with me while I tried to find myself, and figure out what I wanted to do with my life.
9.) I am thankful for having another baby--even though the doctors and fertility specialists told me it would never happen.
10.)I am thankful for having been given yet another year in which to live my life.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Chapter 7

Aside from Thanksgiving cooking and cleaning the house before the relatives arrive, I have spent a great chunk of the day editing. I've managed to do two chapters in two days. I'm going to try to work on 7 tonight while I'm roasting the turkey.

I'm stll not too pleased with chapter 5, but I've got to move on if I'm going to get this thing finished. Right now my current goal is to have the mss edited up to chapter 10 by next Tuesday.

So far so good. I'll have another full writing day on Friday--Jay's next day off work.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Current Progress

I finished Chapter 5 tonight, and am partly through Chapter 6. Woohoo! I'm going to start posting my goals again, since I seem to do better, and get more accomplished when I do that. I even went over to Romance Divas and updated my goals thread.

So far, I've edited 17978/45144; and I've completed 5/20 chapters.

By looking at this, I'm 1/4th the way there. I gotta get the lead out!

Monday, November 21, 2005

What Makes a Hero?

I had a bit of a writing dilemma today. I editing Chapter 5 and decided to make a few changes. The question is, how much detail should I add when describing the male character? I usually only sprinkle a few details here and there, but with this particular scene, I wonder if maybe I should add to it.

I wrote the beginning of the scene two different times, but now that I've done it and read over it; it seems the original reads better. Hm.

I'm going to finish out the chapter, and if I'm still undecided, I guess I'll post some of it here and do a test.

Motivation?

I was reading Jaci Burton's blog yesterday, and I went away thinking she was superwoman! She so many writing projects going on at once, it's amazing. How does she do it? How does she manage them all, and still be able to complete them on time? I have one project that should be finished by now, but I can't seem to get the thing edited.

How does she do it?

Friday, November 18, 2005

What Kind of Witch Are You?


You are an earth witch. You have a bit of each of
the other elements in you, but still stay your
solid self. You are loyal, giving, and
trustworthy which unfortunately may cause
people to take advantage of you at times. You
draw your power from the earth around you and
have great respect for Gaia/the mother, and as
the earth, you too are beautiful and can make a
wonderful mother.

What kind of 'witch' are you?
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Reading List Addition

I just found out Stobie Piel has a new book out. Yay! She's one of my favorite authors, and it's been a long time since she's put out anything. I'm so glad to see her back writing!

Here's the blurb for Strange Brews.

I can't wait to read this one!

Do A Little Dance...

I am finally off the chapter of doom! Hurray! Tonight I shall celebrate by taking a quick break before jumping right into editing the next chapter. :P As it stands, the house is uber quiet--which is fantastic! Rune played until he couldn't take it anymore, and finally fell asleep. Jay has employee appreciation to go through tonight--poor guy. He won't be home from that until 1 am. Fortunately he'll be off work tomorrow, otherwise he'd be walking around in a daze.

As for me, tomorrow I'm gonna stick with it. I want to get at least another chapter edited by tomorrow night, if it's at all possible. Wish me luck!


Another up note: I was finally able to update my AOL journal. Woot! I'll be glad when I'm over my "camera blight" and can get some new pics up over there.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Rewrite Hell

Today was a major writing day for me. Hubby was home and I took complete advantage of it. I spent 90% of the day working the rewrite for Chapter 4, while he watched the baby.

While hubby had a good, if not partly trying, time with baby, I finished most of the current chapter, just have two more pages to go. Woot! I'm going to stick it out a little later tonight, and get this thing behind me!

Note:
It seems AOL is still working on repairing their journals. The edit buttons have returned, but alas, you can't use them. :P

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Let the Frenzy Begin

I didn't get a chance to write today, and not much happened yesterday either. The baby has caught my ick, poor little guy. However, tonight hubby has been kind enough to watch the little bean for a while... well, for as long as the baby is willing. Either way, I can relax if Jay is up late. He's off work tomorrow... the first full day in over a week!

Even though I feel rough, I'm going to stay up tres late and try to finish this one effing chapter that is the bane and all around plague of my existence! The chapter is very integral, it has to be included, but gosh darn it, even while writing the book on the first round it was like pulling hen's teeth. It's even worse now that I'm editing.

I'm determined to finish this thing--tonight!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Gobbledy Gook

AOL journals are down. I was going in to post my horoscopes, and it seems they conveniently forgot to place the buttons on the page so you can add new entries. All this so they could place huge banner ads on top. Sheesh!

I didn't get any sleep last night. I rocked Rune until 1 am; he just wouldn't sleep. I think he was feeling just as congested as I was. I tried dozing in the recliner with him, but my nose would stop up on one side, and run on the other. I keep thinking... please, when will the hurting stop. My husband was fast asleep, no troubles at all. When I finally crawled back in bed with Rune around 2 am, I wanted to kick him so he'd wake up and be miserable too. :P But I didn't. Rune woke up again around 4 am, so I just got out of bed with him and made coffee. No since suffering through trying to get him to sleep.

He's fairly cheery this morning, which is good. I still feel like I've got cottonballs shoved up my nose!

Now for writing... I don't know how I did it, but yesterday I forced myself to get over the hump in my story. Great googly moogly, what a job! Royal pain, but worth it when I went back to re-read. The flow is much better. That means the hard part is over. I'm not changing it again. Time permitting, I'll finally get this chapter finished today. No looking back!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Big, long, swishy, flippy hair

I was thinking today... Is it just me, or do all female/heroine characters in romance novels seem to have long, flowing locks? When I sat down and thought about it, I couldn't think of one single romance novel that had a heroine in it with short hair. Yet in the same breath, I could list no less than 3 books that had redheads, 5 books with blonde characters, 2 with brunettes, and 7 with black hair. All ladies, regardless of hair color, were described as having waist length hair. Several mainstream authors, and an ungodly amount of e-book writers fall into the "long hair heroine" category, and write about long haired ladies almost exclusively. What's up with this? Is this the female psyche at work: long hair equals hot, sexy gal?

I have seen all of 4 women in my area (myself included) that has waist length hair. To imagine it is one thing, to see it in real life... eh, the hair is pretty, but it's admittedly old fashioned. Not precisely sexy. Of course, there are those with mid-long lengths that look fantabulous--just about every supermodel and porn star on the planet. But writer's seldom write about these ladies 'do's.

Where are the stories about the girls with truly short hair styles? The ones where you can see the backs of their necks?

Am I the only one that thinks short hair can be sexy? Think Halle Berry, or Faruza Balk. Short, semi-spikey dark hair. Tres chic! What's not to love? Or are these women considered the exception? From a writer's perspective, I'm really curious about this!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Hmm...It Seems to Fit

The Keys to Your Heart
You are attracted to those who have a split personality - cold as ice on the outside but hot as fire in the heart.
In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight-forward, and you're told that you're loved.
You'd like to your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.
You would be forced to break up with someone who was insecure and in constant need of reassurance.
Your ideal relationship is comforting. You crave a relationship where you always feel warmth and love.
Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.
You think of marriage something you've always wanted... though you haven't really thought about it.
In this moment, you think of love as something you thirst for. You'll do anything for love, but you won't fall for it easily.

Friday, November 11, 2005

New Chapter!

Woot! I completed editing another today, and am working on the next in line. I'm forcing myself to go linear with the rewrite, to make sure I don't miss anything. Talk about a pain in the backside... I've never been a linear writer.

So far today, I've rewritten about 5 pages. Awesome! Now if only I could get it going a bit faster. I don't want to have to do a third draft, though. So I'm taking my time to be thorough.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Do-tha-Do

This is it! I'm down to the wire now. I've accepted the November challenged, and I'm planning to kick this mss in it's ass!
So thusly, my goals this week are this: have chapters 1-5 completely edited.

Crawling baby in the house or not, I vow I will do this, or die trying!

Monday, November 07, 2005

November Challenge

I haven't been posting my progresses here lately. I usually just post it on my everyday blog over at AOL, but now that the November Fast Draft Challenge is beginning, I decided to crank up the ol' writing progress blog.
I finished my manuscript in October, but have not had the time to really sit down and edit it. Since that's the case, I'm going to use my edit as my challenge. I've already "warned" dear hubby that my book has to be finished this month. I've kept my editor waiting long enough!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

40k Reached

My writing goal for 40k words has been reached, unfortunately I still have a ways to go with my story. I had hoped to have the mss completed by Oct. 1st, but I found I needed more ended chapters than I realized. Sigh. Well, maybe in another week I can be to the editing stage. I really want to submit this thing in November.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Back In the Grind

I've finally made it over 39k words, so I'm no longer worried about reaching my minimum. I am now; however, beginning to get worried about some of the holes in my plotline. I know it's my internal editor at work, and I just need to finish the book and be done with it. Still, it's hard to let go and just finish. *takes deep breath*

I have three major chapters I need to complete. I hope to have them finished by next week. Here goes nothing...

Friday, September 16, 2005

Current Goals

I usually post my writing goals at Romance Divas; however, they are about to wipe the goals forum, so I'm coming here. (I needed to update anyway.) Achem, so here they are, my new spiffy writing goals for the remainder of September:

First of all, I must mention that I am now up to approx. 34k words. Woot! Only 6k more to go to have my minimum wc of 40k. (I imagine my finished product will be just over that.)

1.) Outline what I need to complete the project: chapters, scenes, etc. I believe, at this point, I need only complete two scenes toward the front of my novel. And two mid scenes to bridge all gaps in the tale. Then there are the finishing scenes, which I have not reached yet, but am working on now.

2.) By this Sunday, I hope to have a minimum of 35k words completed.

3.) I hope to be ready for the second draft/first edit, by October 1st.

4.) To still be sane when this process is complete.

Well, that's it. Oh, self reminder... Romance Diva's Fast Draft workshop begins Sept. 18th. I need this one! :-)

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Word Counting

I am so stoked since winning the Triskelion competition, it's really been great motivation to get me crackin' on that manuscript. :) I have been working every chance I get, writing in a spiral bound when Rune won't let me sit at the comp. At the moment, my word count is hovering around 20k, which is fantastic!

I was worried at first that I might not be able to pull an acceptable word count, so I went to the home site and checked out their count requirements for the Amethyst Inferno line. They require 40-65k words, so at the moment, being halfway through the mss, I am right on track. I should hit at least 45k before I reach the editing stage. I am thrilled about that!

Tomorrow I am hoping to finish bridging two scenes together. I have been working the mss in stages, scene per scene, and listing them in separate chapter documents. I should have been doing this from the beginning. It helps me keep my work organized, and I can easily see which chapters I have completed, and which ones I need to add too. Tomorrow, I need to add the "pitch a fit scene" with the "visiting sister-in-law scene".

Well, it's getting late, Rune is (finally!) sleeping, so I guess I should go noddy blinkums while I have the chance. :-)

Zzzzzzzzzzz....

Monday, July 18, 2005

Woohoo! *dance, dance*

I just read the results of the Triskelion contest I entered. I'm so excited; I'm on cloud 9 right now!

Sex With Style Contest
A Readers and Writers Event

We want to thank all the fantastic and truly creative entries we had in our very first contest. You all made it hard on the judges to pick a winner! Congratulations to all the winners and all those who entered -- you were fabulous!

Readers Contest Winners
1st Place Susan Wise
2nd Place Danny Firedragon
3rd Place Lashell Hoover

Writer Contest Winners
1st Place "Right of Discovery" by Cora Zane
2nd Place "Under the Wild Wolf Moon" by Raine McIntyre
3rd Place "Fallen to Earth" by Becca Furrow

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!
Kristi Studts, Publisher
Triskelion Publishing

Sunday, July 17, 2005

The 18th Day

Tomorrow the winners will be announced for the Triskelion writing competition. I wonder just how many people actually entered the contest. Their groups are quite large on Yahoo, so I'm thinking there are quite a few who sent in scenes.

In the meantime, I haven't been able to do much writing lately because the baby has been fussy. I have been taking lots of notes however. And I have worked on a few unrelated story ideas... new stuff. If nothing else, I have a huge backup list. :P

That's it for now. I'm off to go write...

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Contest Mania

I finished my entry to the Dark and Dangerous character competition. I submitted it in a guest account, and realized right after I posted, that there was one glaring error in my entry. Typical. Because of my guest acct status, I couldn't edit it; now, I'm hoping it won't hurt my chances.

I'm not too terribly worried about it, though. The contest was a 200-400 word contest, which is far more difficult for me than a 5,000 word competition. There's only so much detail you can add to a smaller word count project. Too, I wrote the entire thing in one afternoon sitting--so I didn't exactly review what I wanted to put in the story as I would normally do.

At any rate, the contest results won't be available until August 5th, so I'm going to just put the whole thing to the side and not worry about it until then.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Triskelion Entry

Whew! What a week! I spent Thursday typing my tail off, trying to finish my entry for the writing contest, but realized last minute that with missing so many days of writing, I was never going to make it with my the submission I was working on. So, at the last minute, I dug through some of my older stories, found an appropriate scene, and polished it for submission. I was pleased with the scene I submitting, but it may not have been precisely what the contest editors were looking for. It was of an appropriate genre at least.

I won't know the results until the 18th. Either way, win or lose, I'm glad I was able to submit something. It gave me a feel for submitting online. Now to finish that short entry I was working on before. I think I might be able to submit that to Venus as a quickie.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Thursday Deadline

Well, it's down to the wire now. The Triskelion entry is due this coming Thursday. I am no where near finished. I missed a whole day of writing last week when Rune wasn't feeling well, and today I haven't been able to get down more than five minutes of writing--even as I'm writing now, Rune is in my arms. I am going to try to write late into the night tonight since Jay is off tomorrow. He'll be able to hold the baby (hopefully) while I work on this entry. If I can't finish this thing in time, I'll have no choice but to try Venus. I hate to have wasted all my time on one piece and not be able to submit it.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Another Day, Another Contest

I have been working like a madwoman, trying to complete my entry for the Triskelion contest. I am probably 50% finished. I have, er... 7 days left before the deadline. Can I make it? Will I have time to edit? *bites fingernails* Oh, how I wish I had found out about this contest earlier!

On another note, I found another contest to enter. I found the listing on Romance Divas, but the actual contest is sponsored through a different forum. The contest only requires 200-400 words, which is a plus. You create a frightening and sexy character profile and submit it. I have a unique idea for a character. Hopefully I will have time to write it out and enter before the July deadline.

By the way, my elevator scene doesn't seem like it will be a go. I haven't mentioned the scene to anyone, but I was writing about werewolves and someone sent me a link to an author that has a few romantica stories about werewolves, and I noticed in one of the listings, she mentioned the werewolf gets stuck in an elevator. Damn! Oh, well, maybe I'll write the scene anyway. It's not like it's exactly the same premise. Only the setting is the same. I'll have to think about it. :P

Monday, June 20, 2005

Venus Press

Someone at Romance Divas mentioned this e-publisher and I went to check it out. It seems really nice, and they accept shorter manuscripts. I'm thinking I may want to submit a few stories to these people. I can't think of any other e-publisher that accepts work of 5,000 to 10,000 words. It's definitely something to keep in mind.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Blogging Trauma

Arg, more blog problems. I'm beginning to wonder if it's worth the trouble. Why do my posts only show up as archives? Why isn't there a help article about it? How to I refresh my index page if the "republish the index page" feature doesn't seem to be doing the job?

I thought the blogger site to be very nice at first, but I think I may go back to aol blogging rather than suffer a case of Homer Simpson hairloss trying to get my posts to show up. :S

Write On!

Aside from my novella, I've been working on my "Sex with Style" writing contest entry for Triskelion Publishing. I've devoted as much time as possible this weekend to fleshing out the rough draft. The deadline is July 1st, and I'm only about 300 words into it, but I have a good grasp on the story...now if I could just get the baby to sleep long enough for me to accomplish something.

There is a limited genre you can write in for your entry--mine will be paranormal, which is allowed--plus a 5,000 word limit, but I seriously doubt that I'll even touch that much space. At most, I figure the story will take up 3,000 words. At this point, I have the main scene started... I know, it's not much so far, but I only heard about the a few days ago. At any rate, I thought it would be a good way to get a feel for how Triskelion works, and act as a good writing exercise in the process.

Shh! The Baby is Sleeping!

I really should be working on my werewolf novella right now since the baby is sleeping, but oh no... Here I am, starting up a secondary blog. This one I intend to use for keeping track of my writing stuff, although I know I'll probably junk it up with all those boring little tid bits from my daily life. I can't seem to help myself!

At any rate... last night while the baby was crashed out, snoozing on the bed, I popped in Underworld and thought I'd just relax. Within five minutes I was restless and hunting for my notebook. I ended up writing two whole scenes and a new opening sequence, which I like better than before... mostly because it makes more sense! :P

Note to self: I really need to get around to reading that current article on RomanceDivas.com about novella writing. It sounds like it would be extremely helpful to me, especially since that is what I'm writing now. Then again, everytime I go over there, what do I do? I run straight to the forums... Bad me.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Blog Rebuilding

Hmm... I can't seem to get my blog to work the way I wanted it to. I deleted the old one and decided to start over. Eventually I will re-add my old posts.