Sunday, October 24, 2010

I Got Nothin'

Uh oh.

7 days left 'till take off.

Gotta get this dinghy off the dock pretty soon or I'm not gonna make it.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


This Year's Hero

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Nanowrimo 2010

I'm throwing down the gauntlet.



Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nanowrimo 2009 - omg, the end.

omg i actually did it.
will be back to boast when i'm speech-ful.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nanowrimo 2009 - Oh, it's ON

Souped up, Pimped out, Newly Alpha'd Hero's kicking some ass.

He's making me fantasize. Heroine's all over him. He's determining plot. He single handedly determined the final outcome of my story. Yes folks, I have an ending.

Funny how some minor tweaks can really get the engines running. I can't wait to go back in my story and re-work the beginning and middle. But I'll save that for December.

For now, I have to get the rest of the story down before I forget.

Total WC: 46,832
% Complete: 93.7%
Days Left: 6
Total Words Needed per Day: 528


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nanowrimo 2009 - Hero, now with a capital H

Update: Managed to haul my ass out of the house to treat myself to McDonalds Hotcakes AND an Egg Mcmuffin with Sausage. Came back home and took two hours to write 136 Super Crappy and Utterly Meaningless words.

Not Good.

One Very long nap later, I had an Epiphany: My Hero was a Loser.

That's why reading over my words was like sipping tepid tea. That's why writing was a chore instead of a labor of love filled with Squee-Into-The-Pillow moments.

So I went and picked up a few of my favorite romance novels and came up with the following things that my hero must do to redeem himself in my eyes. Hey, I've got the time. Why not?

Here's a few things that I came up with:

  • My hero must be ruthless, mericless and vow that no woman can ever tame him.

  • He will now have hair as black as sin and/or the night. (pffft. Why I originally gave him sandy brown hair, I will never know.)

  • His shoulders will grow a few inches to make them officially "Impossibly Wide." I will chisel his cheekbones, bronze his skin and am considering throwing in... wait for it... dimples!

  • I will bad-ify him, perhaps giving him some issues with authority, a disarming charm and unrelenting passion.

  • He will be domineering, lethal, highly posessive and sexually agressive.

  • I will throw in the cliched-but-still-so-wonderful Jeaslousy Scene, where he goes ape shit over an innoncent smile she offers to his BFF/Waiter/Nemesis what have you.
Yes, this is going to be better. Much, much better. Ladies get ready to throw your panties at my new and improved Hero, now with a capital "H."

I plan to spend most of today doing some more *ahem* research. And why not? I'm ahead of the game.

Famous last words? We shall see. We shall see.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Nanowrimo 2009 - The 2 Types of Moods

1. Raring to go, can't think of anything to write about.

2. Have bucketloads of ideas, can't be bothered to write it down.

I'm going with 2 today: I've got enough material crawling in my brain to finish this baby up, but my energy level is somewhere between lethargic and comatose. Maybe it's the rain.

On a side note, I only have to write 665 words a day to hit 50k. I should never have made that particular cell in my Excel worksheet. I bet it has a lot to do with my mind's sudden refusal to cooperate. It wants to rest on its laurels.

Lastly, I have an ungodly craving for McDonald's Hotcakes, but I'm too lazy to get up and drive, even for that.

But the day is still young and there is still hope.

Oh the suspense. What will happen today?