In celebration of my home state’s centennial birthday (Arizona) I’m going to hold a drawing..
Entries will be closed on Feb 13 and the drawing will be held on Arizona’s birthday (Feb 14th 2012 for those who don’t know.) Winners will be announced here on the 14th.
How to enter?
Just leave a comment on this post..
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Post an additional comment for each additional entry!
It’s that simple. Good luck!
I’ve gotten Escape all ready to be published, I’m just waiting for the time to be right.
I’m back to working on the sequel to Change. I already had quite a bit of it done, as I started it back in July, shortly after I finished Change, but I set it aside in October to focus on what I was going to work on in November for NaNoWriMo. I spent all of November focused on my NaNo project, and all of December recovering from November… Oh, and doing the Christmas thing with the family.
The hiatus did a couple of things, it let me and my characters rest. We were all tired from the push to finish change, and heading straight into it’s sequel. By the the first of January, when I started the final edits on Change, Nickie and Devon were coming to me in that space between awake and asleep and telling me it was time, time to continue their story. By the time I got finished with Change and Escape and could get back to the book, they had come to me several times, telling me bits and pieces of the story yet to come. Leaving me a bread trail on where to start.
Now, I’m back at it, and things are going great. I have scenes I know exactly what happens I just need to get them down, and others that I know vaguely what will happen but when I sit down to work on them they grow, expand and take on a life of their own. This is one of my favorite parts of writing. Not having to struggle with what to do next, but the characters telling me, using me as their conduit to get their story told.
Also, Escape, a short story of the Kitsune world will be available soon!
I spent last night with the family, we were all home and didn’t have other engagements or plans, we just spent time together. It was great.
After the House Apes were in bed, Monster Man and I watched the Netflix disc that had come in the mail earlier in the day. We settled in on the sofa, my knitting in hand, and prepared for some together time.
We watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It was far more drama and though provoking than I had expected, and not my usual preference. I admit it, I’m partial to shoot-‘em-up (or even hand to hand combat style) action films.
That said, it was a good movie. They took an intriguing story and made a well made, well performed movie. I was a little turned off by the foreboding sense of ‘this is where we are headed,’ feeling I got, but I still enjoyed the film.
I recognized several faces, John Lithgow from so many things, James Franko from the Spiderman movies, Brian Cox whom I remember most from the X-Men movies, and Tom Felton, aka Draco Malfoy. I’d really love to see Felton in a roll where you liked his character for a change, I think he would be very likable if he were to play a good guy for a change (if he has played one in the past, I haven’t seen it.)
All in all, I thought it was an okay movie, nothing to rave about but not a total waste of time either. This morning, the disc is already in the mailbox, hopefully I’ll like the next movie better… In the mean time, I’m off to rearrange my queue, and then maybe finish my edits.
I’ve learned in the few years that I’ve been writing seriously that music seems to help the process. Different types of music help in different ways, but they all help.
Up until this last summer I’ve listened to country music almost exclusively, but with some of the life events I found that I needed to change things up and I started asking friends for suggestions. Since then I’ve really expanded my music selection, and I’ve found that I have a fondness for music much harderthan I’ve ever listened to before.
I’ve also discovered that how you listen to the music makes a difference. For some reason, headphones work better for me than speakers, even if I’m the only one in the house and it’s blasting louder than I would set my headphones.
on editing Change. I should have absolutely no problem making my projected publication date (Jan 31st.)
Things will move much more swiftly once the kids are back in school on Monday.