Friday, April 2, 2010

Weekly Update

Sorry I took so long writing a more positive post.  I didn't spend the whole day steaming.  I didn't even spend the whole morning steaming.  Get it out and then let it go - that's my motto.  (Not that it doesn't irritate me anew every time I look at it.  Hubby bent it back, but it's still squonky.)  Plus, I called Mom.  No matter how bad my mood is, she always seems to cajole me out of it - without even trying.  Almost 40, and yes, I still need my mom.  Always will.  ;o)

Anyway, it's been a slow week for the most part.  After I finished the last round of edits, I took the week off...  Well, kinda.  The day after I finished, I started working on the plot for a sequel.  I made myself put that down, though.  I'm still not quite ready to be back in that world.  Instead, I started work on an old idea.  I started this one last year... or maybe the year before...  (after a while, they all blur together).  A few weeks ago I had an epiphany about this project and now I'm ready to hit it with guns ablazin'. 

You see, I was trying to write this idea as a YA and I was having problems getting into the head of a teenage girl.  Hard to believe since I spend most of my time with one.  LOL  Once I shifted the age of the MC, the plot started to fall into place.  Yesterday I broke my word about taking a week off and started plotting for this.  For those of you who've been around a while, you may remember seeing a word-meter called EQ.  Well, that's the one and I'm getting excited about the story again.  Yay me.

So, it's back into the speculative fiction fray again.  I loved writing the paranormal - DLN - and I can't wait to play in that world some more, but I think my real first love is in speculative.  Maybe one will sell and start a stampede for the others.  Time will tell.  Until then, I'll just keep writing.

Other than that, I've read a few books this week.  I just finished the last book from my Whatcha Readin'? post.  I still have one book left in my TBR pile, but it's an epic fantasy and I'm just not in the mood.  Maybe I'll hit a couple Erle Stanley Gardner mysteries or pick up an old Piers Anthony.  Heh, I could even go totally weird and read a non-fiction - ya know, just for kicks.

What have you been up to lately?

And to everyone who was so supportive this morning...  Your words really helped.  Thanks, guys.


  1. Not much. Just school.

    Yep, my life is boring, lol.

  2. Writing and prepping for Easter dinner. So much to do!