Another naNOwrimo.

I tried.  I really did.  I got to 17,451 words.  But I haven’t written in the past 7 days, and I just don’t see myself making it, even though I logically know I could just bust my ass and finish it. There are a few reasons (excuses). One, sitting in bed for long hours is…

NaNoWriMo word count

I’ve done NaNo for 3 years now.  The first year, my grandmother passed.  Last year, my ex passed.  I lost my momentum both times.  However, I DID win in 2011, and I’m thinking it’s another odd year, and time to win again.  This is my word count.  

Liam’s playlist

Liam is a minor character in my books so far, though I intend for him to have a larger role at some time in the future.  I find myself fascinated with him lately, possibly because his patron deity is Cernunnos, and I’m feeling very drawn to Cernunnos right now too.  (Maybe because it’s nearing Autumn,…

Finished Altar of Change- what’s next?

So I finally finished my novel about 2 weeks ago. I kept having to psych myself up to write a really tough scene, but when I sat down to write it, it wasn’t that difficult after all.  And I had planned to get to 125K words, but when I finished the tough scene, I realized…

2013- goals and better luck

In my last post, I vented about all the things that went horribly, horribly wrong last year.  And there was a lot.  It seemed neverending at times. However, I truly am an optimist.  I tend towards stupid optimism, even.  Even when I get truly depressed and feel victimized, I usually come back around and start…

Characterization and multiple personality disorder

I had a revelation today that shouldn’t have been a revelation. All of my characters are really part of my own personality. I don’t know why that didn’t occur to me before. I mean, honestly.. Don’t ALL writers do that? Don’t we all take part of our consciousness and spill it out into a page…

Gathering ingredients for Samhain incense

My husband is lovely.  Simply lovely.  He truly is the best thing in my life.  And when I asked him yesterday if he would like to go to the cemetery with me to gather some ingredients for incense, he didn’t hesitate.  He was even a bit excited for another one of my cemetery adventures. He…

Gathering ingredients for Samhain incense

My husband is lovely.  Simply lovely.  He truly is the best thing in my life.  And when I asked him yesterday if he would like to go to the cemetery with me to gather some ingredients for incense, he didn’t hesitate.  He was even a bit excited for another one of my cemetery adventures. He…

Pain and Tiwaz

Good news: I found my runes while looking through my old herb collection! Bad news:  All of my herbs are waaaayyy too old and stale to use for anything.  They all smell like dust. Good news: I found a great supplier who sells the herbs I need cheap on Ebay! Bad news: I spent my…

Vine- Character sketch

VINE  (Capricorn) Smells like: Rosewood Patron deity:  It’s a surprise! Color: Green, midnight blue, black Music: World fusion Food: Candy Animal: Toad Number: 8 Tree: Birch Style: Colorful, crafty/punk, leather Domme when she dresses up Eye Color: Grey blue → midnight blue Hair Color: Blue → purple → iridescent black Skin Color: Pale Car: 1995…

Cardinal- bird omens

Yesterday, I was getting dressed, getting ready to start my day.  And as I was doing so, there was a beautiful, bright red cardinal right outside the window next to my pillow.  I usually take bird sightings seriously, especially when they’re so blatant.  He (only the males are that bright) stayed for a few minutes,…

Down and Dirty Marketing for Authors (notes)

This was absolutely the most helpful panel I attended at the entire con. Again, I was trying to catch a little of EVERYTHING, and most of these notes are what I gleaned that would be applicable to my own writing and marketing style. ******************** Panelists: Gail Z Martin, Kiernan Kelly, Cynarra Tregarth, Sascha Illyvich Think…

Scouting locations for my novel

I’m a Georgia girl, through and through.  And so when I first began thinking of my story, I didn’t even think twice about where it would be set.  Granted, it’s in a smaller town than I grew up in, kind of out in the middle of nowhere, compared to the busy suburb of Atlanta that…

Also, a trick..

Today I unfollowed some people on Twitter that I never really interact with or that stopped followimg me some time ago. It feels fabulous. Makes me NOT dread checking TweetDeck anymore. I’ve also organized a lot of lists. Some lists, I mostly ignore now, while I pay special attention to others. The two lists I…

Tired..

I do want to try to write something every day. Even if it’s just a sentence or a blog about writing or something similar.  I think it’s really a good habit to get into. However, Sunday is the day that will try my resolve.  On Sunday, I work the shop from 1-4, and it’s usually…

Dreams.

Last night I dreamt of pregnancy. Over and over again. Obviously, this wasn’t a literal dream, as I had a hysterectomy almost 4 years ago. But pregnancy can also be interpreted symbolically to mean being on the verge of creating something new. It’s very creative and brings to mind producing or ‘giving birth’ to something…