Thursday, November 30, 2006

Who Are These People??????

So I'm buzzing away on my wip. Well, maybe not buzzing away. More like slugging along at the pace of a snail. But that's more work than I've done lately, so I will NOT complain. And I start listening to the radio.

I like music while I write and I was stuck, so I turned on the radio for a few minutes. Of course commercials start playing, so I realize that was a stupid idea and turn off the radio. But not before one of those commercials plants an idea for a story in my head.

So I figure I'll put that on the back burner and save it for later. But all of a sudden characters start popping up. And I think, who are these people? Then I start having details pop up about them, like their names and hang-ups. I'm busy here on my current story. Shoot, I'm only around 20,000 words. I can't think about other characters right now. I have several people in a the makings of a real mess and it's up to me to get them out of it.

Only now there's these other characters and they're loud. Really loud. So I open a blank document and write a concept about them to satisfy their haranguing. And it worked. For a full ten minutes I was able to go back to writing. Then they came back. They want me to work on their conflict apparently. But I can't!! What to do??

In the mean time, I'm now at 20,250 and the wip is working out well. If only I can stay focused on it. What do you do when a new idea invades?


Monday, November 27, 2006

Just Happy to Blog...

I tried to come up with a thought provoking post about writing. But that's pretty much not gonna happen. One, I'm too excited by the fact that I'm writing again. I finally updated my word count at the side. It's nearly 20,000 words! And two, the holidays are upon us and I'm too excited.

I didn't get hardly any writing done this past week. It's been really depressing. And on top of that I have been absent from the blogosphere and that has been extra depressing.

But now I am happy because I'm back! I'm here and I'm writing, even though it's Christmas time. I'm so happy I thought I'd share this:
You Are Prancer

You are the perfect reindeer, with perfect hooves and perfect flying form.

Why You're Naughty: Because you're Santa's pet, and you won't let anyone show you up.

Why You're Nice: You have the softest fur and the sweetest carrot breath.


Friday, November 24, 2006

Look A-Likes?

Buzzing around the internet, trying to get motivated to write, I found a fun little exercise. It's a website where you can upload your picture and they'll find celebrities you look like and they'll give you the percentage of how much your face contours and features match the celebrity.

Here's what I got:

I have no idea how accurate any of those results are. I don't see a real resemblance with some. But there are others that I was surprised to see a resemblence in. It was fun and surprising to see who came up. Florence Henderson? Actually, I got Opera Winfrey too, which was a real surprise, but you can only include 8 of the results and it was one of the two lowest results, so I nixed it. I did another pic too and got some fun results. The really neat thing was to see who came up in both. Aishwariya Rai, Kelly Hu, and Selma Hayek all three showed up with each photo I did. So hmmm... They're all beautiful, so I will take it as a compliment and go on my merry way!

Try it and tell me who you got!


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

All By Myself...

Things haven't slowed down a lot, but they seem to be heading in that direction. Which is really wonderful. And just in time for the craziness of the holidays. Which I happen to enjoy, so I say "craziness" with great affection.

I haven't gotten much in the way of writing, but my cp... has skipped town and left me here to work alone... *grumble grumble* At least she left me with some chapters to enjoy before abandoning me. And that has certainly brightened matters.

For whatever reason, I work a lot better when she's around. Maybe it's because she IMs me and says, "Are you writing?" And honest person that I am, I have to IM back and say, "No." And then she tells me how naughty I am for that. Which in turn causes me to jump on the writing. Hmmm... Maybe I need to find a surrogate cp to IM me while she's gone.

At least I have her chapters to work on while she's gone. What about you? Do you have someone who spurs you on, or are you totally self-motivated?


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Still Here...

For all those worried about me, no my last post at Word Flirts did not give me a stroke. I'm here. Barely.

Life has just been nuts and I feel like I've been walking around in a fog. I have no idea what's going on. Maybe my writer's brain has decided to take a holiday. Business has been busy too, so that hasn't helped at all.

But rest assured I'm still here and my heroes refuse to permit me to ignore them completely. They've been hanging out bugging me, and being all around nuisances. But I can't complain about them too much.

Hopefully I'll be back in full force within 2 weeks. Let's hope. I've been so nuts, I forgot where I was going when I was headed home and needed to stop at the store. Then when I got there it took me a full 10 minutes to remember what the heck I had stopped for. Argh! How early can Alzhimer's set in?

How are things going for you? Are you focused, or finding it hard to do lately?


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Visit Me!

Over at Wordflirts where I'll be posting about one of my favorite Hero Flirts!