29 February 2012

Sweet plot idea batman! I know how the Loki/Nicolae story's gonna progress/end! XD
Singing along to my ipod while allowing a new idea/voice to percolate in the back of my head ^^

28 February 2012

When you think of the stone peridot, what comes to your mind? ^^ Yes, I am fishing for possible story fodder, so hit me with what you've got <3

27 February 2012

Writer's block

Yup, I've hit a rather substantial wall of writer's block these past couple days.  It's annoying, because the story I was working on was going fantastically and than WHAM!  Brick wall to the face.  Let me tell you, it kinda hurt, the running into the wall bit that is; as far as the sudden stop of story fodder *cries*

On the brighter side, after languishing and bitching about my complete lack of ideas to everyone that would listen - the toaster, my coworkers, the 4-year-old little girl I helped find her mommy, my cat - I think I've discovered why this brick wall had me on its hit list.  ^^

So we're back off to the races, with the same characters but an entirely new plot.  Time consuming yes, but it feels more fulfilling with this snapshot of them than it was feeling with the other one.

While suffering from the disorientation of writer's block I also found myself suffering from reader's block.  *dies* It was a horrible few days, but I've found a book that keeps my interest finally; oddly enough, it's this one

Now, don't get me wrong.  I like romance novels.  Hell, I tend to write them; however, I've found that in the past six months, straight romance novels annoy me.  But here I am, happily gobbling up a m/f romance novel with very few issues.  *shrugs*  If it gets me through this batch of reader's block, who am I to complain?

23 February 2012

Let the nervous babbling begin

I know, it has been a while since I visited.  What can I say?  I'm working on my Master's degree in procrastination, minoring in gibberish and underwater basket weaving. :)  Save updating done via my phone, I am notoriously bad about maintaining regular updates, a fact I'm trying to change this year.

So, after much nitpicking, nervous procrastination, title switching, and query letter writing, I have sent out the time travel short story. <3  Now we get to sit around and wait to hear back from the publisher.  Knowing myself, and my ability to fret, I've decided that rather than do nothing while I wait for the verdict on 'Unexpected Gifts' I am going to give myself more deadlines.  XD

I swear, more deadlines are good for me.  They force me to ignore that degree in procrastination and do productive things.

Like write more.  Two more stories are in progress, with the first due by April 15.

Or read more. :P  Just finished

I will very readily admit to being a Melissa Marr fangirl, and this collection of short stories she's presented have only strengthened my fangirl status.  Revisiting her Wicked Lovely world with glimpses into some known character's lives, and some new characters for you to love, she also introduces us to a few of her other worlds in a series of tasty stories.  I already own this in ebook form, because I couldn't wait for my hard copy to arrive. XD

I'm currently working on my 31st book of the year already, a reread of 

Say what you will about Mr. King, but I do enjoy a good percent of his books.

Anywho, I just figured I should post something of an update after indulging in my procrastinating ways for half of this month.

Next up on my to-do list today: eating something.

09 February 2012

Editing time

So, I've got my time travel story back, and now have to buckle down and get some editing done in the next week.  Once that's done, it's time to format it for submission and wave good-bye.


Meanwhile, in non-writing land our heroine has become obsessed with books.  AGAIN.  I just finished  Dash and Lily's Book of Dares , and have to say that I love, love, loved it.  It was cute, and engaging, and just a delightful romp through the skill that David Levithan and Rachel Cohn have in using the written word.

02 February 2012

Babble, babble, babble
Making good progress on my new project while I await my second pair of eyes' review on the untitled time traveler story. :) It feels good to be writing regularly outside of NaNoWriMo.