Monday, November 30, 2009

National Novel Writing Month 2009 Winner


OMG, I wrote over 7K yesterday then the final 1,200 to go past 50,000 words.

Sleep Data, sleep.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Breaking 25,000 words

Finally past 25K words just a little later than I had hoped for. Almost finished writing the final chapter then going back to the middle somewhere.

I saw New Moon with a group of friends that got a theater for ourselves for the midnight showing. That's my treat for myself for actually getting past 20K.

This year's a little more difficult. My work schedule's been more crazy than past years and the freaking Nor'ester wasn't fun.

A few days more til the end of this crazy writing marathon. Good luck to everyone!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


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

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

National Novel Writing Month 2009

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.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wow, an update ;-)

Yes, I know I've been quiet. Just very busy.

This past April, I won my third consecutive Script Frenzy.

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.