Monthly Archives: August 2010
Holy cow… I’ve gone through some writing fests over the years, but have never felt so drained as I do right now. In anticipation of starting the new book on September 1st, I decided to power through the rest of my fanfic One Is the Loneliest Number, thinking I had maybe 3 or 4 more chapters to go – each averaging about 3000 words a piece. Easy over the weekend, right? Well six chapters (and a fair amount of RP with a friend) later I am just exhausted, ready to just veg in front of the TV and watch some mind numbingly stupid movie. I love stupid movies by the way, in case I’ve never mentioned it before. Amazon Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death… pure genius. Those silly movies from the 80′s that John Cusack was in, One Crazy Summer, Better Off Dead… some of my all time favorites. Throw in some musical numbers and it’s even better… Grease II anyone?
My new current favorite is The Lost Samaritan with Ian Somerhalder, who just looks pretty no matter how bad the film is, but suffers through the terrible script and even worse supporting cast (apart from the romantic lead, I liked her). I once read a review who said it looked like Ian owed a gambling debt to the director and was forced to repay it by doing this movie and I have to agree, the movie is a trainwreck! But oh so much fun! If you can accept that the “FBI” all have bad German-American accents and seemed to pick up their dialogue from bad 80′s cop shows. Oh and the liberal use of the American Flag and references to being in the US despite all the foreign plates on the cars and plenty other errors that reveal the film’s actual German heritage… just hilarious.
So there’s more I could go on about the subject, but the truth is that my hands are just killing me and I need the rest! I’m off to have a cup of cocoa, a couple of Tylenol and watch last week’s episode of The Gates.
This weekend should prove to be a fan-fic-a-palooza as I try to wrap up my first Vampire Diaries fic One Is the Loneliest Number in time to start the new book in September. This is a bittersweet ending for me because I’ve had enormous fun writing it and the reader response has been fantastic. At last check I had over 400 reviews total and over 14,000 hits this month alone coming from people all over the world. (Who knew they followed Vampire Diaries in Morocco? How cool is that?)
It’s been a really fun ride, but all good things must come to an end. I’m not ready to completely end my love affair with fanfic. I’ll be continuing the other fic Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down as an outlet to blow off steam while writing Angel of Mercy and I fully intend to pick up in October with the sequel to Roadtrip. If I can find the time I want to get to some True Blood fanfics too but that might have to wait till December, since I’ll be writing the sequel to Angel of Mercy for NaNoWriMo in November. (Where does the time go?) I’ve also got other seeds of ideas for other fanfics out there but for now I’m just jotting them down to get to at a later date.
Of course the best laid plans might go astray if I get that call from an agent and need to work on revisions on one of the first two books I’ve got. Right now I’ve got 3 agents who have requested partial manuscripts of Moonsong for review and 1 publisher that expressed interest on the full manuscript. I have 1 agent who has asked to review Pretty Witches All in a Row exclusively and I just shipped her off the full manuscript last week. So if anyone out there is reading this, keep your toes crossed for me! (I’d never ask you to cross fingers, that’d get in the way of typing!)
Just over a week left to plot and plan before the next writing frenzy begins in the month of September. Some might think it a bit insane, but I prefer the pressure cooker of trying to complete an entire novel in the span of one month (while simultaneously trying to hold down a fulltime job, keep up with writing fanfics,RP and oh yeah… my family). I find that I need that deadline to push me to write every day and so far it worked pretty well for my first two books.
The new book will be called Angel of Mercy and the premise is as follows:
Mercy Renault wakes up miraculously healed after a brutal attack that should have by all rights left her dead. She keeps spotting the same man who haunts her dreams, oddly intent and focused on her every move. When Mercy follows him, he turns out to be less than human, or is it more? Nathanael is a fallen angel, bound to the Earth and living out his life among humans but apart from them. Unwilling to let the Good Samaritan die, he bestows some of his Grace to Mercy, healing her wounds and imbuing her with some of his angelic powers. Now Mercy’s eyes are opened to a whole new world beyond the human realm… and their eyes are opened to her.
I’ll try to post updates with how the writing process is coming along as I go, wish me luck!