Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Left behind - those not going to the RWA Nationals

PBW is doing a series of Virtual Workshops on the craft of writing for those who aren't going to the RWA conference (either because they don't want to/ can't afford it/ live in a completely different country so really can't afford it etc.)

Check them out and see what you think: yesterdays was about planning a series, todays is on tracking trends in the industry.

Alison Kent is doing giveaways each day on her site (one for readers and one for writers)

Lucy Monroe is also hosting a blog party and giving away prizes (you have to post a comment to have a chance of winning something)


Been a while...

Well, it's nearly August and the outline isn't done yet. But, I've made myself a promise that if I get the outline done in short order then I can have a (brief) break to work on something else I just had an idea for.

One of the problems is that my main character has changed. It was going to be the female MC, but now it looks as though it'll be the male MC. Not that there's anything wrong with that - it just threw me because it's not what I originally planned. Sod's law also says that when it actually comes to writing/revising it that that may change again. I don't even know if it's a straight paranormal or a paranormal romance. I want it to be a PR, but we shall have to see whether that's a direction it can go in, or whether I'll need to drop some character attributes to make it work.

Mood 1: Hot, damn hot.

Mood 2: Tired.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

It's hot...damn hot!

And unless we get the thunderstorms we've been promised, it's going to get hotter! (Actually, it's not so much the heat, as the humidity that's wearing me down - especially at night when the temp and the humidity seems to rise and you just doze instead of having a good regenerative sleep.)

Had a couple of ideas for storylines - not sure yet if they're novel/novella or short story items - and I've put them on the backburner for the moment as I need to get the outline for the current novel done/ 50% done by the end of this week. I've got a 1 year old's birthday party to go to after work today, but then I should have 2-3 hours to work on it this evening. Unfortunately, there may be little opportunity to work on stuff at work for a while as I've got a lot to do to get ready for the new term (I know it's in September but when you've got to get someone else to print what you've written for handouts etc. you need to get it done ASAP to avoid the start of term FUBAR effect - gaaah - been there, got the migraine)

Which means, it's going to be evenings and weekends (and lunchbreaks if I can get out of the office)

Have a good one, and try to stay cool.

Mood 1: Busy

Mood 2: Hot