Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
1. I speak three languages.
Unfortunately, no. I speak English fluently and only enough Spanish and French to get myself in trouble.
2. I have a pilot's license.
Nope, but that would be awesomely fun.
3. I'm a twin.
No, but people used to mistake me and my sister for twins!
4. I'm deaf in one ear.
Perfect hearing! But when I was very young I had horrible ear infections and tubes lots of times, and the docs warned my parents that I might lose my hearing.
5. I'm afraid of balloons.
There's no logical explanation for this, but I am terrified of balloons!
6. I have a bachelor's degree in history.
My bachelor's degree is in English, though I'd love to study history. I find it fascinating.
7. I've competed on the women's pro-bowling tour.
Not even close. I used to bowl leagues, and I bowled pretty well, but not well enough to compete on the tour. Plus, in the last few years due to certain events I've developed a distinct aversion to bowling. Curious? Well, you'll just have to wait for the movie...that's what my screenplay is about.
I had a lot of fun doing this and then visiting the blogs of others who have!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
She could see he was just as shocked. His brows shot up and his jaw fell open, and he staggered back to lean against the log as if Holly were infected with a ghastly plague he needed to escape before he was contaminated. It was at that moment that Willow showed up.
“Nothing. Nevermind. I’m sure it was just the shock to your system from changing.”
Willow giggled. “Before we go anywhere though, we should probably get you some kind of clothes. Don’t you think?”
“What?” Holly looked down and realized she was as naked as the day she was born. She could feel the blush explode on her face and she imagined her cheeks were cherry red. No wonder Shadow had seemed so shocked. Willow giggled again and took her hand.
“C’mon, don’t worry about it. We’ll find you something nice to wear.”
Shadow had to get away, he needed to breathe. He couldn’t believe what had just happened. It couldn’t be true. It just couldn’t. He’d been so excited when Holly had shifted, but when she’d looked him in the eyes, he’d gone weak in the knees. Her eyes were the color of sage shot throughout with molten copper. Her hair was black as coal, sexy short and unruly. He could imagine jamming his fingers into it while kissing her. He remembered with no small satisfaction that he had been right, he was taller than her after she’s shifted. It made him feel a sudden urge to hold her close and protect her from the vague unknown. And from Rand. He also remembered how naked she’d been and how full her breasts were and how her waist narrowed then flared again into generous hips and slim legs.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
I've been pushing for forward writing motion for so long now, telling myself that once I get book two written I'd go back and start the editing process on book one. But I joined this awesome online critique group, Critique This, and I've been sending chapters of book one for them to critique, which has forced me to go back and reread book one a chapter at a time. Today, however, I've reread several chapters and I find that I'm quite surprised.
They say that once you finish writing something you should put it aside for a while before you go back to it. As it turns out, my mission for forward motion in book two has been so intense that I've completely forgotten some of the story I wrote in book one! Anybody else every do that? I've written so many words, pages, chapters that I'm not surprised I can't remember some of it. I clearly need to sit down and keep a list of threads that need to be continued throughout the trilogy...stuff like some of my characters' personality traits, some backstory I'd seeded early on, that kind of stuff.
The thing that makes me happiest is that so far on this read-through, the story is hanging together pretty well. Of course it still needs lots of work and polish, and thanks to my awesome crit group I'm getting lots of suggestions how to do that. But at least it reads fairly well and hasn't fallen apart yet. I'll reserve final judgement until the crit group has read the whole thing and I can get started on the nitty gritty of revisions and editing.
In the meantime, however, I really do need to finish the first draft of book two. I'm very, very close to being done. I just need to finish the climactic battle, reunite the main characters, and set up book three....so a handful of chapters at most.
Tomorrow, though, I really do need to gets some pages done on the screenplay before I do any other writing. I made a promise to my mentor I'd send him 5 pages per week, so tomorrow's the day I need to pony up this week's 5 pages.