A Face And A Title For The Prequel Novella

DH and I watched August Rush again the other night.  It’s one of my all time favorite movies.  The music is amazing and it’s a real feel good story.  And hey, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is pretty to look at and listen to.  Wish he’d do an album.  He’s got such a great, gritty sort of voice.  […]

Getting To Know You: Unstructured Character Interviews

As many of you know, my background is in clinical psychology.  After a brief stint doing therapy, I now occupy the paid portion of my days with research and teaching.  When Joely suggested a Character Clinic last week, I immediately knew that I wanted to talk about character interviews.   This has been my latest obsession, […]

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans–A Worthy Prequel

In honor of my latest WIP, hubby took me to see Underworld: Rise of the Lycans today.  I have to say, this is was one of the most well done prequels I have ever seen.  They really tied things in with the existing storyline quite neatly.  There were some folks on line squawking about how […]


Considering that I felt pretty well brain dead and hormonal yesterday, I made an astonishing amount of progress.  With Pot’s help, I finally settled on an actual name for my paranormal type FBI group (it’s the Investigation and Enforcement Division of the Council of Races, the IED, in case you care).  A small enough thing, […]

I’m Sick And Twisted…

In the midst of all the frantic work to write and put together my abnormal psych class the last 3 and a half weeks, I’ve been working as much as possible on the plotting front, and as I’ve already mentioned, Pot and I have been doing character interviews.  Mostly I’ve focused on Marley and Conall, […]

All in The Name of Research

One of the big shifts for me as a writer in 2009 is to get back to the paranormal, and more specifically paranormal romance.  I’ve been reading as voraciously as my schedule will allow, focusing heavily on books featuring werewolves, since that’s the topic of my first dip back into the paranormal pool.  I’ve been […]

Post-Christmas Prep for 2009

At long last we are, I think, free of family obligations.  Everyone has left town, save one uncle who isn’t our responsibility.  After a disaster with all my baked gifts getting infested with ants, unreasonable and unseasonable mid 70s temperatures, an emergency trip to the vet for my FIL and his dog for stitches (he’s […]

Bookstore Booty

Well I took 32 books to the used book store to trade today.  They took 28.  I came home with 17 new books, 3 of which were gifts for someone else.  For ME, the name of the game was paranormal, werewolves in particular.  I’m trying several new authors, so we’ll see how it goes.  I […]

Where To Start?

After some massive and intense brainstorming with Pot yesterday, I think we’ve finally hit on a setup that works for me.  There are still a whole bunch of holes, but I can work on filling those in.  Today’s project is to begin the outline.  I haven’t decided whether I want to use yWriter or StoryBook […]

Location, Location

Pot is campaigning for a potential change in location of my werewolf story from Germany (which I don’t know all that much about, and which thus gives me some other detail to obsess about, much as I often to with procedural crap when writing my more traditional FBI type tales) to the States.  The logic […]