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Writing Update

Well, I wrote some at home last night. Got something fixed back in Chapter One. Minor detail but it felt important. Added a few more words to Chapter 8. Slow going. Although, finally my hero and heroine are about to cross paths. Should be fun!
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Around the House and Camping

Well, I spent my week's vacation mostly at home, which didn't exactly make it seem as if I were on vacation. I did laundry, dishes, cooked meals, went to t-ball games, scrapbooked, read a couple good books, and watched television. The same things I do every week. However, we did take the last few days to go camping. It was our maiden voyage in the camper. We had a good time. Went fishing, melted marshmellows over the fire for S'mores, rode our bikes, played on the beach.... Now I'm back to work and not real pleased. Lots of work waiting for me and no incentive to do any of it. ~sigh~

Book Buying Frenzy

I must stop. I am out of control. In the last two weeks I've bought these titles: Treasures of the Pryamids by Zawi Hawass Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook: Hands-On Help for Making Your Novel Stand Out and Succeed by Donald Maass The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman 20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them by Ronald Tobias That's about $50. Hubby's going to be so happy. (Yes, that was sarcasm)

Revision Furlough

I'm done revising Chapters 2-5. It took me much longer than I had anticipated but I'm glad I did it now instead of waiting for the rewrite. I now have another sub-plot to play with, which should add some depth and heighten the tension. So, at just a litle over 16K, I'm ready for some new words! Yay! I don't know how tonight will go but I'm hoping I'll at least get a good start on Chapter 7. (If you're wondering, Chapters 1 & 6 are unaffected by the revisions and didn't need any attention. They're in the hero's POV and he hasn't gotten to the heroine's side yet, so what's happening with him is, so far, unrelated to what's happening to her.)

A Shower & A Funeral

Well, I just got home from the wedding shower. Thank God that's over and done with! I shouldn't have to plan another one of those for at least 15 to 20 years. I hate planning anything! I always feel like I'm forgetting something. Now I'm just waiting for the hubby to get dressed. We're on our way to the funeral home. Isn't that a jolt? From a wedding shower to a funeral home. Not looking forward to this at all. This is one of those days you just wish away....

Kitty or kids?

Ok, so the kitty loves to hang out under my bed. She's a hidey-cat and one of her favorite places to hide is under the waterbed frame. It's dark, hard to get to, and almost inaccessible to the children. So...should I blame the cat or the kids when I find my WIP disk under the headboard? Sure the cat loves to hide there but, come on, I don't think she's up to carrying a zip disk across my bedroom, do you? No. I didn't think so either. Kids!

I Will Not Panic.

I can't find my WIP disk. It's not in the bag, on the desk, in the drive.... It swear I had it on the computer desk this weekend and now it's MIA. I will not panic. I will not panic. There's no reason to panic. I made backups to the hard drive...a week or more ago! I don't even know if I have the new material saved anywhere but on the disk. If I've lost it I've lost at least two weeks worth of serious work. I will not panic. I will not panic. (Say it with me...) I will not panic. I will not panic.