Thursday, March 29, 2012

Another Week Down (Almost)

I realize that technically it's only Thursday, but that means tomorrow is Friday, and lots of good things happen on Fridays.  I get to wear jeans to work--which means no chance of jumping a fence in heels to chase my outline across a soccer field like I got to do today.  (Yes, somewhere Vince Camuti is cringing.)  I also get to go to The Red Shamrock to unwind with friends after work.  And most importantly, the weekend starts.

So, now that we are all pumped up about Friday, let's recap my week, shall we? I went to see The Hunger Games over the weekend.  It certainly did not disappoint.  For those of you who loved the book, you will not be disappointed.  And for those of you who have not read it..what are you waiting on already!?  I also hammered out a few outlines and am all set to keep rolling with my story.  I've also recommitted to finishing the woeful tale of Mr. Taylor by early summer--a good few months before Killer Nashville in August.

Also, be sure to check out the updates on my 'upcoming events' page.  Any suggestions for additions?


Monday, March 19, 2012

Things should not be this hard..

Well, I'm perturbed to say that I am still sans power cord. After ordering one twice, and being shipped the wrong one twice, I still find myself limited to the options of a) continue writing everything in my notebook, as in, pen and paper, or b) trying to type it all out on this laptop which is missing 5 keys.  I choose option "a."  I would really like access to my PC since I have several half completed saved chapters and a very in depth outline being held hostage there.  I told my husband that I've gone this long without one, a little longer won't kill me.  I am starting to not believe that theory.  I am however, making really good progress in the ole red spiral backup though.  At least it's college ruled.

Other than that, I do have a rather enjoyable recent read to pass along for those of you into the whole, post apocalyptic dystopian genre.

I give you Divergent, by Veronica Roth, the first book in the Divergent series.  Enjoy!  And please, make your sacrifices to the power cord fairies for me!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hello Saturday

So, it's Saturday and for once I have nothing I HAVE to do. The house is quiet, so I'm happy to say that I am going to spend the entire day writing!  I figured it's a good way to take my mind off the fact that--thanks to some of the kid's extra curriculars that got scheduled, cancelled, rescheduled and cancelled again last minute--I am NOT at Sleuthfest where I should be.  In any event, I'm feeling inspired, I'm in the "write" frame of mind (ha, ha, ha) and have decided I'm pretty certain about the path my characters are taking for the next few chapters.  For the most part, I've managed to get refocused and am ready to make some progress, so may as well get to it!

On a side note, while I know you are all anxiously waiting for me to finish, here's a great book that I recently finished.  I'm always excited when I stumble across a GOOD dystopian tale and this one--Enclave, by Ann Aguirre--certainly fit the bill.  It's the first installment in a series called The Razorlands, which means there will be more, which is always a plus if you ask me.  Enjoy!