Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Reflecting on getting older...

So tomorrow, I turn 32. I was born on the 31st, and I am finishing my 31st year, so I am leaving a certain amount of numerological significance behind as of tomorrow. Even though I'm considered old by a vast majority of the teenagers that come into the mall by my restaurant, I'm still quite young.

Funny, that.

I don't mind this ageing thing. That's probably because it's not so bad at the moment, and I'm not that wrinkled yet, but there you are.

Anyway, I'm making myself a promise, kind of like a new year's resolution. After all, it *is* a new year for me.

I'm promising myself that I'm going to have at least one novel finished (as in "I've reread the first draft, let it sit for awhile, and come back and reworked it a bit, and it's ready to pass to a couple of readers" kind of finished.) before I turn 33. No, writing two half-finished novels will NOT count!

I'd like to also add that I shall become more organized, add another part time job, start school again, and generally move forward. If possible, writing a couple of short stories and doing some editing work would be a lovely little cherry on top of my 32nd year.

33, with its lovely numerical symmetry, will be even better, I think. Here's to working on that.

'scuse me, I'm off to disembowel some orange gourds and do artistic renderings upon them in honor of the Halloween God...

Friday, October 26, 2007

I'm a non-writing ass....

So I've had the choice to write and haven't. We got (crippled and malfunctioning) cable last week. So I've been watching house porn and the food network. (G4, BBC, and any channel with Star Trek on it hasn't worked for shit, though. Mr. cable comes back today, on cable man time, naturally. He will fix this issue, or cable will go away, never to return.)

On the upside, I now know how to make my own gummies. I have an idea how to make brittles and truffles. I have yelled at a gray screen for not showing me an episode of Doctor Who.

Downside: haven't written a word.

My level of procrastination is astounding. It will stop! I work a lot the next couple of days, and the few minutes I'll get with Gabriel will be precious (since he wasn't home last week, and won't be home much the next few days due to work and conferences), but the other times involve me doing the dishes and becoming one with an ink pen. Sunday, I'll find a way to get to the farmer's market, and I'll write around that.

Also, as a spur, I just discovered that November is National Novel Writing Month. Cool! Here is their website:
http://www.nanowrimo.org/ I will use that to my advantage!

Ok, start your ball-busting engines.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


testing the RSS feed... which doesn't like me....

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Facebook wants my immortal soul and Dumbledore is gay.

Ok, shouldn't've signed up for Facebook. I keep up with a few friends, yes, but mostly I waste a lot of time playing Pirates. Don't ask. Found an old friend that I'd been hunting for years, tho!

Also, J.K. Rowling announced at a reading that Dumbledore is gay. I have but one response: Right the fuck on! That answers a lot of questions, but what I like is that by not revealing this in the plotlines of the books, she didn't make *that* the issue, but rather that he was a good guy, the most powerful wizard ever, mr. noble dude himself. Who happens to be gay. Me likey! Gays and Lesbians are everywhere, they're cool, and good peeps to boot!

I wanna be J.K. Rowling when I grow up. Hell, I'll take being 10% of Jo. That's still a hell of a lotta woman!

Which brings me to what *I've* been writing--or not writing to be more precise. I wrote a brief passage about hate to plop somewhere in the midst of a novel I'm working on. The temporary title is "Lilith's Anchor", but that's kind of wildly inaccurate to the story.

I write longhand. It just feels better that way. College rule paper. I'll type after I've written the damn thing.

So far, I've got 16 pages, single spaced, plus the bit about hate. I have a general-ish plotline for book 1, maybe book 2, and I know the main character ends up on Pluto at some point. She's cheeky and funny and wears funky pants. She's also smart and a vampire. Not a standard Anne-Rice-Man-Love kind of vampire, nor a Bram-Stoker-classic, nor a Nosferatu-lookin-badass-as-Willem-Dafoe kind of vampire, but a vampire. She's a superhero wannabe, but Superman isn't real, nor is she channeling him, as much as she might like to. She's getting used to her limitations. She's intriguing. I rather like her!

Oddest bit about this novel so far is that it incorporates a dream that I had when I was about 17. Been waiting for years to place this bit! It just sprung itself on me!

I have plans for 12 novels, screenplays, and stories, which is good. I wrote them all down with the basics just to get organized. That's good. Now, my slack ass needs to write.

Parts of me consider attcking something shorter first, so I may flit between a Dragonlance fanfiction short and the novel. Or, maybe that's a bad idea. Maybe when Gabriel is in class Wednesday, I'll write up a wee storm. Probably a good idea...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I have a Bowl of Darth Vader Heads and you don't!!! Nyahnyahnyah!!!!!

Um, quite honestly, is there really anything else to say???

(ok, I got these at Target. They're filled with candy for Halloween. The candy looks like skeleton pieces, and they are vaguely like Runts. Okay, other than THAT, nothing else to be said.)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The opening of the blog...

Yes, dammit, I have a blog. Happy now??

So anyway, the point of this whole thingie is to get me writing again. I've had my thumb in my ass for too long. Time to actually BE what I am, which is a writer. This way, you guys can keep me on task if I get off task, know what I mean? The idea is to blog about what I'm writing, although other little tidbits are *quite* likely to pop up. For those of you still in Atlanta, this might be a good thing for you to read if you miss me as much as I miss you.

And you'll get my weird celebrity sightings, too. Bonus! :D

I love you all!