I don't generally make to do lists because I can't seem to stick with them. But, I'm tired and procrastinating. I'm still not happy with the first chapter, but right now there isn't anything I can do about it.
It's not that I don't have plenty to do, I do. I'm just not motivated. And that is a bad thing. I should be writing, or at the very least packing and sorting to get ready to move. My daughter's last day of school is next week. Sometime in the next couple of weeks I need to uncover my scrapbooking stuff so that I can actually finish the Book of Wonder pages for Finding Love and Knight of Pleasure. The soundtrack is done, and has been playing almost non-stop, and I know more about my characters. There are a few things that I'm still playing with, but that should work out allright.
The photo is one of the Lighthouses on Lake Michigan (from Juli at Doodle Doll Productions) that is similar to the one Nick vists.
So my to do list:
1. Call on apartments
2. Follow up calls to jobs
3. Apply to at least one new job
4. Write one new chapter in KOP
5. Go through three boxes of stuff.
Monday, May 25, 2009
THANK YOU MILITARY AND VETERANS!!!!!!
Today is Memorial Day, a day of barbecues, parades, and time with friends and family. As you spend the day with your family and friends enjoying whatever it is that interests you, ren faires, surfing, or the like, thank a service member.
While you play, they are working, hundreds of miles from home. Many are in the middle of the war, fighting, but others are in the middle of the ocean or under it, others are in different countries doing as their country has asked them to do.
Thank the military and veterans for their duty and sacrifice.
Monday, May 18, 2009
OMG!!! I'm still in shock, but Total-e-Bound bought Bound By Love, which had to be renamed because they have another book with the same title, so the new name is Finding Love. But AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm still bouncing off the walls.
It comes out in September. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Waiting patiently and quietly is not my strong suit, not even close. And I've been trying, waiting for my website to be up and finally it's almost there. A few things need to be tweaked and I need to go through everything, but hopefully soon - like within the next week or two soon - days would be better, but I don't see that happening - it will be up. I can't wait!
Monday, May 11, 2009
I sent off a finished BBL and started a new project within a day or so. The snapshot of an idea came in pieces and parts - more pieces and parts than usual, not even giving me clues about the main characters, who are a little bit on the important side. :)
So after brainstorming for a few days I have a workable story line, and I'm about half-way through the first chapter. Yeah! This one, is set at a Renaissance Faire well, part of the time it is, and is a contemporary m/m. I gave it a working title of Knights of Pleasure and I'm thinking it will be the first in a series of books based around a microbrewery that one of the guys co-owns. Before I go spilling the name of the brewery though, I need to do a bit more research on a few things. It's coming along great, with a few things to work out, but I'm working on it. I love writing!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Over at Writer's Evolution this week, they are talking about why they became writer's. I'm finding it interesting to see the progression each one made, learning that the journey to recognizing the writer in one's self is different for each writer.
For me, I've always been a writer. I never doubted that I would be published or that I was any good -- well never any lasting, serious doubts. Doubts on whether a story or character is any good is, I think, part of being a writer, most likely required. I believe that I will be published, I know there is always something to learn, someone better or different, and that writing is what I am passionate about. And while I was born a story teller, querying an editor when I was 11, and I'm sure that book (250 hand written pages in preteen girly scrawl) is around here somewhere, buried hopefully forever, life often pulls us in different directions. My family discouraged writing and anything creative, and are only now learning to accept that I'm creative and a writer and I'm not changing, so I chose routes that seemed appropriately acceptable to them while not limiting me, and along the way have found a writer's life greatly enriched because of my experiences and the people I've met along the way.
I'm in my senior year of college as a non-traditional student and am looking at grad school and weighing my options and wondering now, if my job goal will work with the fact that I am, have always been, and will always be a writer. And I wonder if it's possible to combine the two very different paths or shift between them, because right now, they aren't going the same way.
I have friends who hesitate to call themselves writers because they don't find it acceptable, grew up knowing that pursuing any form of art was unacceptable, or because they don't necessarily want to be published. If you have characters who won't stop bothering you, scenes or ideas that will not move from your mind, more often than not it means you are a writer. Its who are, it's not bad, evil, or unacceptable, it just is. Writer's are different and you don't have to be published or want to be published to be a writer, you just need to be a storyteller.
I write to tell stories, to provide a bit of escape and entertainment, to make someone forget about the problems they are facing for a little while and in the end, hopefully, maybe, give hope. Lofty goals I'm sure. Especially since I'm not rich, and my life experiences aren't the worse by any means, I am just a storyteller. My job, my goal, my life is that of a storyteller. I tell a story, you divine the meaning.