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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ah Vampire Diaries, You Cruel Mistress!

I have just watched the season premiere of Vampire Diaries and all I can say is Holy Crap they packed a powerful punch this episode!  I know you’re probably all reeling with me about the big wedge that’s been driven between Damon and Elena now and it kills me that they took that direction, but I can understand it from the show’s perspective.  I guess we’ll just have to continue to get our Delena fix from fanfics.  When did I turn into a fangirl?  *sigh* 

I’m thinking about posting a recap of the Vampire Diaries episodes this season.  I’ve never tried that before and part of me thinks it might be a new sign of insanity on my part to take on another writing project, but part of me thinks it might be kinda fun.  I’ll think it over this weekend and try it out, see if it ends up being fun or just crazy time consuming.  :)

The book continues to chug along, just hit the 36k mark.  Woot!

28K And Still Going Strong!

The new book is going well!  After a brief rough patch over the weekend I am back on track and have now just crested the 28,000 mark for the new book!  It’s interesting the curve balls that the characters throw at me and how the plot evolves into something new and hopefully better. 

Someone asked me if I can post any excerpts from the books and truth be told, I’m not sure if that’s a good idea.  With the goal of being published and hopefully (parts crossed!) to be under contract soon, I’m not sure what the ins and outs are for posting parts of it online.  So for now I’ll hold off on posting any bits, but if anyone is interested in my writing style, I would direct you to check out my fanfics.  (there’s a link to the right, over there…)

It’s turning into an interesting struggle to balance the writing for the book, the fanfic, some side writing with friends, work and family!  I’ll probably be a ball of stress by month’s end, but hopefully with another completed book under my belt!

Rewrites Already?

Ok so remember how I said I wasn’t exactly in love with what I had so far for the next book?  Well I decided that it just wasn’t clicking exactly, and scrapped the entire beginning; changing the POV to 1st person instead of 3rd.  I’ve never really been a fan of 1st person POV, but I think it’s well suited for this particular story.  I was able to save some of what I had written already, but a lot of it had to go which was hard to accept.  But in the end I’m much happier with how it’s coming along now.  I’ve just crested the 14,000 word mark now and it’s not even dinner time yet, so I’m chugging along ahead of schedule, even with that setback.  I even managed to post another update for some fanfic today, AND even got out for a bit to go feed the ducks with my hubby and youngest and enjoy the sunshine, so all is right with the world.  :)

In other news, I got a phone call yesterday from a literary agent who is reviewing Pretty Witches All in a Row and she seemed pretty interested in both that book and my writing in general.  *does happy Snoopy dance*  She’s going to finish reading the book over the weekend and get back to me, and I’m crossing all available bits (except for fingers, gotta keep typing after all…) that she likes it well enough to want to represent me. 

Off now to make some dinner (linguine with spicy Italian chicken sausage and marinara sauce, mmm) and then it’s back to writing!

SeptNoWriMo Begins!

Starting with more of a whimper than a bang unfortunately.  Work was crazy busy today, so instead of getting at least a few hundred words in there and being able to review the stuff I wrote before work, I didn’t touch it till around 7pm tonight after dinner.  Still I managed to eke out 4011 words, still above my 3k word quota for the day so I can’t complain too much. 

So far I’m not in love with how it’s going, but then again the beginnings are always the most difficult for me.  Usually things start to flow a bit better once I start to get a feel for my characters and the plot.  Hopefully tomorrow will go better and even if I can’t get to any of it from work I’ll be less stressed when I do get home.  And then there’s always the three day weekend coming up, should be a good chance to get a big chunk of writing done. 

Off now to re-read the next chapter of fanfic before I post it tomorrow, and check for any errors.