He's my motivator. When I originally visualized Travis, I used Dr. Samuel Beckett as a visual guide, but I picked the wrong person. Travis acts more like Jack Bauer than Sam. Bye bye Sam, hello Jack. Great motivator isn't he? :-D
My little plot bunny named Krycek locked my muse in a silo. I'm pretty sure she'll be okay for a while. Well, now I've got a little researching to do because Krycek said to write in a vision quest and a predator-prey ballet of death for the opening scene. Did the research on the ballet which killed my writing time, but now I've got a higher word count.
I've found the perfect music for Travis from Seawolf's "White Water, White Bloom" CD: Spirit Horse and Turn The Dirt Over. I like the lyrical feel. It's like riding a gentle wave with soothing rhythm.
I tend to listen to soundtracks when I write. It's more fun to write an action scene while listening to Wanted, 24, 300 and Burn Notice. For more emotional scenes I'm listening to Madonna's The Power of Goodbye, Enrique Iglesias' Hero, Somebody's Me, Nunca Te Olvidaré and Rob Thomas' Ever The Same.
Writing is slow right now. I've had a long work week. Time to catch up. My wordcount is on the right sidebar. 1,576 words.
In July, I attended my first Romance Writers Of America National Conference. OMG, it was a whirlwind time. I got to meet some of my favorite authors, attended a few writing workshops where I learned a lot and crashed and burned from all the excitement. The Rita and Golden Heart Awards, the Oscars for the romance genre, was awesome. Anne, love you! A working vacation well worth the exhaustion when I got back home.
On the writing front, more of brainstorming than writing. Too many characters clamoring to me to write their stories. I wish a few of them would just patiently wait for their turn. Argh.
Since Geocities is closing down, I'm in the process of moving. It's a headache. Don't know when the new one will go up. I haven't updated that in a while.
National Novel Writing Month starts in less than 2 months. What to write? Several contenders as usual, but I'll won't know which one I'll be writing until the week before November 1.
Hopefully, I'll post updates a little more frequently.