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Monthly archives for September, 2008

Telemarketers, Credit Cards and Snark

Telemarketers, Credit Cards and Snark

Yesterday was not my day.  Not only did I spend too much time glued to news channels, but a salesman came to my door since the hubby pulled down my “no soliciting” sign.  I told the man I wasn’t interested and he came back with another man!  Not only do I really dislike opening my door to a stream […]

Vampire Gerbil

Vampire Gerbil

Another Monday.  Several of you know why there’s a sigh in those two words. 😉   I’m ready for this week.  Since I didn’t want to share my hovering cold with an expectant mother, I skipped a family baby shower and instead caught up my cleaning.  Gutted my son’s room which was scary and exhausting, […]

Adjustment and Oreo Dancing

Adjustment and Oreo Dancing

My story yesterday would have been better if I’d stopped with this. Fool Moon   ( Jim Butcher) Happy Hour of the Damned  (Mark Henry) The Upright Man  (Michael Marshall) Hammered  (Elizabeth Bear) A Hunger Like No Other  (Kresley Cole) Who Do You Love  (Jean Thompson) Women and Other Animals  (Bonnie Jo Campbell) Eh, I was in a hurry.   Was […]

Spine Stories

Spine Stories

Boing Boing shared a site I found very, very amusing today.  Nina Katchadourian  These are seriously fun–love the shark one.  She makes stories out of the titles on book spines.  Does a much better job.  These are images I’d put on my walls. But, I thought I’d do one for fun.  As we’ve long established […]

Pay Attention to Those Instincts

Pay Attention to Those Instincts

What a great writing day.  My word count didn’t go up a lot and in fact, I haven’t tallied it yet.  I plan to hit the laptop again later. No, what I did do was go back with my main character’s new and improved personality and rework some scenes.  I was right.  Fighting that urge […]

At Seventeen…

At Seventeen…

We were watching House tonight.  Daughter mentions one of her friends said if she went for an old guy, it would be Dr. House.  I don’t think of him as an old guy, but then consider the age difference here.  So, I thought back to what my answer would have been at her age.  When […]

Testing a Soundtrack & Writing U...

Testing a Soundtrack & Writing Update

[youtube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVGDE_GI10s] Beautiful Mine by The Butterfly Effect.  I LOVE THIS BAND.  This song stays no matter what. The rest of the soundtrack is in testing.  That means songs will come and go until I have the final choices ready for rewrites.  I needed some moody, harder, edgy songs because I noticed my roughdraft is too […]

My Softer Music Side Today

My Softer Music Side Today

Elsiane’s  Hybrid is now available on Itunes and Amazon in the US!!!!!!!  This music has inspired me so much in my current work in progress–enough to make it into the acknowledgements should the trilogy sell. 🙂   The full song Vaporous plays on their website (click on band name above) and I’d put that video off Youtube […]

Nyquil + Hot Fuzz = Bizarro Dream Hel...

Nyquil + Hot Fuzz = Bizarro Dream Hell

Nyquil is my friend.  So good. Mixing Nyquil with Hot Fuzz as you fall asleep? Not so good. Experienced something like this. Only, it wasn’t a swan. It was a Nyquil-colored Adipose. Sgt. Butterman kept yelling, “Aim at its head!” Looking forward to picking out a movie to go with my cold booze tonight.  Leaning […]

The Downhill Slide

The Downhill Slide

I went downhill after that pic.  In fact, I had a two hour window where I felt kind of okay, then demons crawled back into my sinus passages.  In that two hours, I did 1336 words.  Pretty good ones. Then I got distracted by the business side of this crazy career and didn’t get further.  […]

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