Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Just sayin'

I don't want to overwhelm this blog with moving stuff so I'm going to keep a moving blog elsewhere.

Lori and Mollie

We had lunch today with Mollie's old 4th grade teacher. She's amazing. I loved being in their class because she has the class sing when they're doing class chores and she keeps them in a constant case of creating. It was Mollie's best year in school.

I'm about 2 boxes short of being completely packed. Go me!

Second book in the Hope series is coming along. Hard to write erotica but I'm slogging with it. I do ask Mollie for help. Just kidding.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Keeping Score

Moving sucks!

I was sitting on the couch this morning and feeling like I had a million things to do and no time to do it. (We move in a month.) So I made a calendar. Made a note of every single day and put down at least one thing to accomplish that day.

I had only about two weeks of entries. And some of those were pretty small.

Guess this is one time that moving isn't really sucking. The biggest obstacle is going to be getting all the boxes out and mailed. It's freaking expensive. And I'm choosing to bring more than I originally intended. My SIL Myrna and I have been talking and we're similar in our love of kitchen-ware so I'll be bringing everything I love. And I love a lot in my kitchen.

Finished Book One of my Hope series and its being Beta'd. Working on Book 2 now. It's Erotic Romance and I'm writing the first erotic scene (well, full out sex scene) and it's hard. But the story is so clear to me that I'm willing to suffer through the sex writing.

Not reading much. Nothing can hold my interest right now. Understandably.

Getting really good responses on my resume so I'm feeling upbeat about the Hawaiian job market.

And I just trashed the First Page over at Dear Author. My apologies author, but I've said before on this blog that Hollywood is just something I know something about. I hate when people write Hollywood based stories and they get it all wrong.

Do your research.

Don't piss off the menopausal bitches  ;-)

Anyone want a cat?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Book Covers

So you're trying to sell a book. You're self-publishing. Are you paying for a cover or doing it yourself? Do you know how awful it is when you're trying to sell a book whose cover looks bad?

I've been seeing this a lot on Facebook recently. Really bad covers for self pubbed titles. And I don't know what to do because I want to tell the author how completely rubbish the cover is. You want to sell? It has to look good.

No offense Ms Woods but your cover is crap.

Lea made me this cover.

Which book is going to get you to click first?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Moving Update

My life can be counted in boxes.

I'm having a dilemma of having things that don't mean the world to me but I like... posted on Craigslist but nobody is buying...  so either I give them away to Goodwill or something or I take them.

So they are items I don't exactly want to give away (like some Italian pottery) but I wasn't planning on taking.

So what do I do?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

It's Hot... Let's Write

Seattle actually has a weather warning for this upcoming weekend. We're up in the 90s which is pretty damned hot for us.

Our weather tends to be pretty temperate so this kind of heat is unusual and very not welcome. (I know, I'm moving to Hawaii and endless summer but believe it or not, I don't remember it really getting unbearable that often. Of course everyplace is air conditioned. Here, nowhere is because we rarely get crazy heat.

Hell, it almost 5am here right now and I'm sweating. This is severely yuck.

On the bright side, this kind of heat guarantees that I'm spending the weekend in front of a fan expending as little energy as possible. So I plan to write.

I'm working on a series and the first book is almost done. However, I went back to the beginning and started filling in. When I write my first draft is skeletal. The story is bare bones.

As I got toward the end I saw nuances in the characters that hadn't been brought out. So returning to the beginning allows me to start adding the meat and some fat. I'm loving it because I haven't written easily ina  long time and right now the words are easy. And the hard parts are already written so I get to develop the characters more and add their deeper feelings. Who wouldn't love that?

And when this is done, book 2 s an erotic romance. I'm really excited about writing that. Well, writing more since it's already been started.

Book 3 is still going through changes in my mind.

Goal is to get the first 2 books out by my birthday.

Give me the heat fellas, I'm ready to meet it head-on at the laptop.