Musings

Inertia

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An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. -Newton’s First Law Three guesses as to which part of that sentence applies to me after a week of flu […]

Musings

At Last! A Middle!

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This morning marks the official completion of my Act 2 outline for Hunted in Shadow. I’m now in the final stretch of plotting with nothing but Act 3 left to finish.   And, of course, the scene questionnaire for each scene I’ve mapped out.  But one thing at a time, right?  There are still a few […]

Musings

Concentric Circles

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I’ve been a terribly unproductive girl today.  Well not on everything.  I had a class this morning that was an Introduction to Adobe Flash.  That was interesting.  Beyond that, my sum total accomplishment for the day is to get my cooking blog moved from Today.com (where I got sick of all the ads and the […]

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans–A Worthy Prequel

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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 […]

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All in The Name of Research

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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 […]

Editing/Revision

Getting Back In The Groove

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I had this really great post all about the origins of paranormal species in fiction and how to set yourself apart from the crowd.  Then my browser froze and ate it.  As I don’t have the time to pull my thoughts on that together again right this moment, I’ll save it for another day.  In […]

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2009 Goals

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Well it’s here.  2009.  2008 went out with barely a whimper rather than a bang.  Which is fine, really,  as it wasn’t a wonderful year to begin with.  I lost my grandfather and my dog within 4 months, and that sort of screwed the tone for the rest of the year.  But 2009 should be […]

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Lightbox at iStockphoto

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This feature could be considered both a procrastination and a useful tool. A lot of us writers like to find faces to go with our characters. Or images that remind us of scenes in our WIP. Having a visual representation often helps get us into the Zone for working on a scene. I first started […]