Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another Because I Couldn't Resist Sharing

Sorry, not James McAvoy this time. In researching for writing Sci Fi, I came across an article that I think speaks to all writing. It describes the Pitfalls of writing by Vonda N. McIntyre. Even if you don't write Sci Fi, these apply to all writing.

I'm working on revisions on Fallen (which may get a name change due to books being out with the same title ). It's going rather slow, but hopefully I'll be through this round of revisions before the new year. Other ideas and side projects are happening, but are being kept under lock and chain until I can finish this one. I'm thinking of opening a new restaurant for another set of characters. I don't think they'll mesh well with the romantic restaurant I have going. It is rather strange to have to brainstorm for ideas, usually they just drop out of no where on me. I'm extending myself and trying to figure out what I can do. And if any of that made sense to anyone else but me, I'd be amazed.

So in case you missed the imbedded link here: http://www.vondanmcintyre.com/Pitfalls.html

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Playing Along (Sort of)

I've been tagged by bloggingexperiments. So the deal is to list 7 random things about myself. I thought, where's the fun in that? Since I'm working on revisions, I'll give you 7 random things about Breann, which will make me work harder.

1. Loved to wear pink underwear when she was a teenager.
2. Now, wears plain cotton bikini briefs under her leather pants.
3. Doesn't have time for pets, especially when she has to go out and capture daemons all night.
4. Her comfort food is pizza, sausage and mushroom.
5. Got her bachelor's in fine art with an emphasis in photography.
6. Keeps a pair of fuzzy slippers under her bed.
7. Loved the movie Some Kind of Wonderful and had a crush on Eric Stolz. (You know you all did, too)

My job here is done. If you feel like playing along, leave a comment and I'll tag you and link to your blog. You can do either 7 random things about yourself or one of your characters.

Monday, December 08, 2008


Finished the NaNo book. Now I'm going to set it aside and work on revisions on Fallen. Yay, my favorite part, revision, not! I don't know why but I've never liked going back over things. I really have to make myself look hard when I'm doing an edit of my own work. With other people's work it's a lot easier. The story is all in my head with my own. I'm hoping a month of not looking at it has been enough time to get it out of my head. So here we go with revisions, I'll let you know how it turns out.

Monday, December 01, 2008

I'm Sorry But the Restaurant is Full

The characters rattling around in my brain are growing exponentially. See I've had three new ideas recently. So I've got two women plus three sisters (a series), trotting around up there. Thank goodness I haven't figured out men for them yet. Then there are my old faithfuls, Breann and Jude from FALLEN, still waiting patiently for me to finish the category with Natalie and Chase. Sitting in the far corner are Kaitlin and Caleb. They aren't trying to get my attention at all right now, but they are sitting there, waiting. Then there is Mike and Phoebe who are feeding me bits and pieces of their story. They are very polite about it and don't mind waiting. And then to top it off are Alec and Lacy who had been waiting in line and when I was challenged on Romance Divas, they slipped in. Of course, they don't sit at the same table and tend to glower at each other, but they are there. So I've got a packed dining area right now. Sure some of these characters will slip back out to wait in line again and hopefully, I can see some of these characters through dessert(revisions) and out the door. Sure they might visit for a drink sometime, but they won't have to wait anymore. So I'm sorry any new ideas that may try to make a break for it, but I just don't have time for you now. So if you'd like to take a menu and wait in the bar, we should be able to seat you some time next year.