Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Or whatever holiday salutation you prefer. 

So few posts, so much going on.  But it was important to drop in and with the two people who would read this Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Feliz Navidad, Happy Hannukah, etc etc.

I hope all is well.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


I have book 1 out being read by beta readers. I am outlining book 2. I've discovered that to write a book, I need to hit critical mass. Sort of like a uranium stack, if I reach critical mass the right reactions happen. 

After book 1 I really just wanted to be done with it for a bit.  But ideas keep seeping into my head, like high energy neutrons. They strike a neuron, and BAM! an idea would fission out of it. That idea floats around in my cranium for a while, then it hits something and another reaction occurs.  Book 2 is sort of taking shape in my downtime, when I'm away from the computer. Talking to a friend about book 1 the other day, an idea for book 2 came to me. Fortunately for her, my cranium is a safe containment system for the ideas, or they might rocket out and start a critical cascade in HER mind. :)

Silliness. But my point is that I was unable to rush right into book 2 successfully. I wanted to slam out 50,000 words for Nanowrimo, but instead felt that it was weighing me down. I set Nano aside and gave up on it, because I'm discovering that deadlines and quotas aren't how I write. I might write eight chapters in one day, or I might write one chapter in two weeks, but they have to come as they come. After, I suppose, the ideas have banged around on the neurons enough that critical mass is reached. 

I went to Writer's Write today, and although I didn't offer up my writing, I read the writings of my peers. Exceptional as always. Inspiring. Motivational.

I feel that soon book 2 is going to explode from me, in a plethora of ideas and creativity. 

We'll see.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Sorry for the lack of a post, during the holiday season the posting may be limited.  Family stuff, shopping I don't want to really do, etc.  My mood improves with the new year, as an introvert I find December to be a month of incredible stress and very tiring.

It's snowing outside.  Weatherman promised 12-18".  Then 6-10".  Now it's looking like much less.  I like when snowfall predictions go the other way.  12-18" turns into 24".  Now that's an improvement in the forecast.  It means staying home and eating warm homemade goodies, watching the kids build a snowman from a nice warm window, and/or joining them to hurl a few well crafted snowballs.

Not at the moment, though.  It's 9 degrees and we're 11" short of the original promise.