Sunday, February 25, 2007
I need to learn it's okay to think I am as good as I think I am, and I also need to learn others will think me better or worse than that, too.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Right now, though, I'm so sick of it! I think I just need one good solid day. Anyone who ever said writing was easy was smoking really good controlled substances, for it is so not. Ugh.
Oh well. We'll see how it goes this time.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
To celebrate Valentine's Day I've decided to "attempt" write a
Valentine's fic, but I'll need some help. I created a poll where you
can vote on which couple you would like featured in the fic. Any
couples from the novels "Being Plumville", "Reconstructing Jada
Channing", or "Manna Tree" are available because these are the three
novels I've completed. Or if you want a fic featuring the secondary
characters (like Freda and Jermaine or Oscar and George or Lynn and
Terrence) you can vote for that on the poll and let me know which
couple in replies to this post. The poll will be up until next
Saturday night (02/10).
Valentine's Day Fic Poll
“You’re so thorough.”
“Yes. It’s not a bad thing. It’s actually quite refreshing.”
Gunnar nodded. He was staring at her again. She had never known eyes to have such a presence of their own, but his did. It didn’t matter the rest of him was such an impeccable specimen of the human form, his eyes ensnared her every time. He probably spoke more with his eyes than with his mouth, and Tyler admitted she tended to like what his eyes said than anything else.
She shivered a little.
“Are you cold?”
“A little,” she mumbled, though that was the farthest from the truth. She went to him and pressed against his shoulders to get him to lean back. His eyes were ever on her, piercing as they always did, and Tyler wondered if she would be able to complete her job without making an absolute fool of herself.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Setting. The Eval said I didn't have setting, but he framed it in terms of landmarks and what the town looks like, etc. Then he says it's not important to the plot. I know that. I wrote the story. What the town looks like isn't nearly as important as its personality. THAT is what I need to flesh out more, to not treat it as a given, because contrary to Hollywood and the media, there wasn't a racial flare up every single day.
So, in the midst of writing Gym Story, Trust Fall, and The Blueprint (I didn't forget about you baby!), I must flesh out the Plumville personality better in the story. It's going to make the book longer *sigh*, but it has to be done.
Ergo, I very much appreciated the dinner! I'm going to have the leftovers tonight :-P.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Second off: I've updated Gym Story (I think . . . I should either come up with a new title soon or just become attached to this one *sigh*) on The Spinner's Yarn group. I think I've decided to update the remaining chapters there. I'll make updates here on the off chance folk actually read this blog lol, but I know who's reading it on the group. Also it's easier for me to respond to comments than on this blog, so . . . yeah
Third off: I need to start the hardest part of writing: The query and synopsis. I hate this part of writing, especially when I just spent all that time and energy writing the dang NOVEL and I have to go back and re-write it in a 1/100 of the space. It leaves me irritated, not gonna lie. What's up right now is Manna Tree, but I have no idea what publishers I should even try for, especially since I've yet to hear from the lit agents who have RJC and that one's gotten rejected right and left. Surprisingly, I'm not bitter in the least, and right now not even frustrated. I know sis is saying I shouldn't do lulu.com, but there's something very appealing about having a "book" in your hand, even if you're not going to sell it. I'll not give into temptation. I'll do it the right way.
And speaking of, Being Plumville is in editing/proofreading phase #583924. I swear, I have to realize that book isn't going to be perfect for every single reader who comes across it, but for me (and it's not because I'm sick of going back and working on it, which I am. Not gonna lie about that) it's right as it is. I have to be true to the characters, not how other people think the characters are supposed to be, and as long as it's plausible for the character, then I've succeeded, right? This isn't to say I haven't heeded some advice. I have. In fact, I woke up at 3AM one morning and started reworking some characterizations, settings, plot points. I like what I did, and hopefully they were improvements and not the opposite. But since this is the first book out the gate for me (we're not going to talk about the other two that are finished or the other three WiPs. We're just not.), this one has to be bangin'.
Since this is the only "career" plan I've ever made, I better do damn well, huh?