Archive for May, 2010

Completely Lacking In Creativity/Thursday Thunks

My brain is crashing, fast and hard.  My creativity has burned up with the engines.  I’m in red alert mode trying to douse the flames and rescue my muse from the inferno that seems to have us divided.  In the mean time, in an effort to blog about something other than crap, I’ve decided to try a meme to get some of the creative juices flowing to extinguish the flames.

Without further ado, I give you…

Thursday Thunks!

1. Tomorrow you’ll be thinking to yourself?

“Ugh, I shouldn’t have drank so much last night.  Oh well, if you’re gonna be dumb, you gotta be strong.”

2. Where’s your picket fence?

In a log cabin style home in the middle of nowhere with my husband and pups.  Maybe with a lake somewhere near by that we can swim in during the summers.

3. With a big smile on your face, you do what?

Hit the bulls eye on my archery target from fifty feet away!

4. If I was to walk up to you, you’d do what?

Probably ask, “What’s shakin’ bacon?”

5. The list goes on and on. What list?

Of problems that keep arising with one of my jobs.

6. Does every rose have a thorn or does every thorn have a rose?

Um, sure, why not?  Two sides to every coin and what not.

7. Talk dirty to me. What kind of mop/vacuum/dust thingymabob do you use?

I don’t remember the brand, and the vacuum itself is great, but so fricken’ complicated that I usually forget out to turn it on.  DOH!

8. Your Mamma don’t _______ and your Daddy don’t _______.

Dance, Rock and roll!  Except that’s not true.  I think it would be, My momma don’t know when to quit an argument, and my daddy don’t tolerate bullshit.

9. Ever had a suitcase packed by your feet, and if so where were you going?

On a cruise!

10. Have you ever ridden in a limousine?

Yup, several times, for proms and homecomings.  Geez those seem like so long ago.

11. I went to bed too soon and got up to ____?

Flippin early!

12. “And this last mile I travel with you “, to where?

Anywhere, as long as we’re together.  (Geez that was cheesy)


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Summer Storms

I’m sitting on the back porch, slow grilling a pork loin. One small cloud came over head and drizzled a light sun shower. It smelled clean and sweet as the rain mixed with the trees and the grass, making me wish for a hard core thunderstorm. I don’t know why I love them so much, but honestly they are one of my favorite things. I always sit on the porch to watch them, no matter how violent they may be. Even when lightning is striking the lake behind my house I enjoy sipping on a drink and watching the chaos of the storm.

I haven’t been reading as much as I like, but I think that has something to do with stress. Oh and running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Still as of this week, I’m going to start reading like an addict once again. Hey everyone gets burnt out on something every once in a while. I’m just not used to having it happen for reading.

I started Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin. I’m only a few pages into it so I don’t have an actual opinion of it yet, but I do have to say that Jaz’s snarky dialogue intrigues me. Again though, I don’t really know much more than that because I’m not too far into yet.

My story on the other hand is being an ever-loving pain in the ass. Sometimes I just want to shake my laptop and see if the worlds scramble around to make better sentences than I’ve written. Then I realize I would probably kill my computer and might wind up going to prison for computer slaughter. Besides, I don’t have the money to buy a new one right now.

It seems that at the beginning of June I’ll be heading down to Lauderdale to meet my husband’s god sister. She’s pregnant and coming down to visit her father. At least that’s what I think is going on. My husband isn’t the greatest person in giving you the details of a situation. You have to know the right questions to ask, but I was just happy to hear that we were going down South to visit, so I didn’t bother.

This is going to be a short post. I just wanted to get some thoughts down and update the blog a bit. I’ve been extremely busy and don’t really have that much to say at the moment, but hey even when you feel like you have writer’s block you need to push forward. Even if what lands on paper is the worst gibberish it gets you moving. Besides even statues are just giant blob of stone or clay before the artist chips away and molds them into a masterpiece. Push past the crap. Keep writing. That’s my motto.

Happy Mother’s Day, Avatar, and a Few Other Tidbits!

I hope every Mother out there had a wonderful day!  We kids aren’t always easy, and we may not always show it, but a big fat thank you to all you moms for putting up with us and loving us no matter what!

The parentals came home for the weekend.  My dad is an avid Supernatural fan, just like me.  Well maybe not quite like me.  He loves the show, but doesn’t frequent any websites or squeal like a fan girl, which is probably a good thing.  Seeing as how I DVR every episode on two TV’s (for some reason it didn’t tape one week and since I can’t have that, I decided to have it a backup plan) we had a Supernatural marathon for the last three episodes he missed.  He can’t believe the season finale’ is next week.   In truth, neither can I.

Afterwards my mom sat down with us to watch Avatar (she kind of likes Supernatural, but it’s not her favorite so she was in and out of the room).  My dad grumbled at first, but then got completely drawn in.  My mom loved it!  She was hollering so loud my husband could hear her from the bedroom.  It was hilarious.  I was cracking up.  It was definitely a good family day.

Okay enough with the mushy gushy stuff.  I finished and I really like the concept, and will probably pick up the second one.  It’s a great story, but there were a lot of politics involved and I’m not so big on that personally. I don’t like politics in the real world, let alone when I’m reading.  Even so, the dynamics and characters made it so I didn’t mind as much as I usually do.  That’s saying a lot.  Kudos to Mr. Del Franco for writing a very well rounded story.

Next on my list is going to be  along with  , and whatever else I find while I’m at the library.  I’m hoping they have Changes by Jim Butcher, but it still may be too new.  I put it on hold, but someone may have gotten to it before me anyways.  Small town, small library, which means there aren’t  as many copies of new books as I’d like.  I’ll get to it eventually.

I entered the Kick Butt First Line Contest over at the website of author Jaime Rush.  If you want to give it a shot, check it out.  If nothing else it’s a lot of fun that can get the creative juices flowing!

Well there’s a little bit of daylight and a whole lot of night left.  I think I’m going to go work on my own story and hope the characters are cooperative.  Have a wonderful night, and if you can manage it a great Monday.

Stabbing Your Eyeball With a Spoon and Other Ramblings

Character charts, while they are tedious little things that can make you want to pull your hair out and stab your eyeball with a spoon, actually seem to be really helpful in rounding out your characters.  Thinking that some of my characters were nothing more than skin and bones I decided to fatten them up by using an in depth character chart to find out more about them.  Now I am sad because one of my less meaty character’s has completely buffed up and having him whisper his history and honorable nature into my ear made me realize how much I’m going to miss him.  Not to mention his friends, who I wouldn’t blame for beating me for doing this to them.

I could always revamp the story so that he doesn’t die.  Maybe have him severely maimed, but his death is a turning point for the protagonist and I’m not sure she’ll have that moment if he’s just hurt.  I think before I do anymore with the story I need to finish the charts for the main characters as I have a feeling that once they let me in on their pasts it may vastly change the story into something even better.  I should have asked them more before I started.

So what?  I sound like a loony person.  Who doesn’t talk to their characters or get attached to them?

My working title is L-A-M-E.  It sounds corny even to me, but since I haven’t been able to come up with anything even slightly non lame it’s going to stick around until I get the rest of the rough draft pounded out.  Hell it’ll probably stick around until after the second, maybe even the final draft.  Hopefully during that time something will stick out in the story and I could turn it into a title that doesn’t sound like a two year old randomly blurted it out.

There are only two more episodes of Supernatural left for the season, which begs me to wonder, what am I going to do without my fix?  Granted there’s reading, which I do all the time, but it’s not the same as watching two sexy men (sometimes three if Castiel is in the episode) run around on screen killing evil things and trying to ward off the apocalypse.  Reruns it shall be for me.  Reruns I say! (Psst if you need a fix, be sure to check out the Fanwiki!  Check out the link on my sidebar!)

On the book front I finished:  It was the first book I read by him and it was hilarious!  Kudos Mr. Moore!  Great story line, witty dialogue all around, and truly unique characters!  Not to mention the hell hounds!  Now those are some big doggies!

I’m onto  I’m enjoying it so far.  This chick has so many different undercover alias’s that it’s amazing she can keep them all straight!  Well at least she has so far.  I don’t know what happens because I haven’t finished the book yet!

Okay, okay, it’s time to stop procrastinating and get back to the character charts.  If you see me going to lean on a pole and I miss, it’s probably because I have no depth perception because I stabbed my eye out with a spoon.  Hmmm I wonder how I’ll look with an eye patch.