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Breakthrough!

I’ve figured it out. I’m writing a romance novelized version of Beowulf. My heroes (and this might be spoilery, but it’s based off Beowulf so if you haven’t read that yet, I don’t feel bad for spoiling) die in the end. Well, it’s a two part thing because there are two sets of monsters, blah blah blah. Anyway, my heroes from the first part die in the end of the second part. And I don’t wanna!! I keep stalling and stalling and watching tv instead of writing and making excuses and doing all manner of junk to get out of writing.

BUT. My evil plague is finally ending and I can *sigh* I guess start listening to Tool and drinking whisky and killing my little precious babies. I think maybe I need to go buy a bottle of Laphroaig because that seems more fitting than the bourbon I have been drinking.

Looks like I’ll be adding more gravestones to the little graveyard in my notebook. And I think it will be tonight because I need to pull the bandaid. So wish me luck, I’m going in.

The Year is Off to a Great Start

I’ve come down with a tonsil infection. It feels like slugs made of razor blades are cruising around my throat.

I’d be ok with this if my brain did some cool stuff and went all crazy feverish and came up with some cool ideas, but no.

My word count for the year so far is 290. Well, not counting these words or some journaling I just managed to lose. Sometimes, when I’m working on a project, I’ll slip it under my pillow. I stuck my notebook under my pillow last night and now I can’t find it. I’m kind of really broken right now, tbh.

Sigh. In good news though, I just pledged to revise my NaNoWriMo story. And I think I have a publishing order for my crap for this year. Now it’s just a matter of getting down to revision. I’m definitely going to release Cop Drama  I think the best part about Cop Drama is I’m going to have the classic romance novel cover. Which will be fun. I’m looking forward to playing with ideas with my cover designer.

Maybe the reason I’m not coming up with new story ideas is that I need to get through this revising. I need to start releasing more of these stories out to the world. If this is what I want to do and be, I should do and be it. But of course, that will depend on my throat being covered with razor blade slugs. Anyway. Some rambles and updates and the A Cops Wife excerpt.

Depression Can Lick my Metaphorical Nuts

Safari crashed halfway through as I was typing this a minute ago. Ugh. Guess I should type these in google docs or something. Or whatever. Hey, look, depression!! ha ha ha.

Anyway. Things are coming along. Not great, but forward at least.

I haven’t been writing much except for my daily posture prompts. Those are actually really helpful to get me in front of the computer for at least a bit most days. So, I haven’t been pushing the writing. I am planning on doing NaNoWriMo. And the hubs should be in town for most, if not all, of November, so that will help too.

Even though I haven’t been writing, I have been exploring other avenues of creativity. I was thinking about putting a Tory Burch FitBit necklace on my Christmas wishlist, then decided I should be all geeky and make my own. Ugh, why can’t I embed Instagram pictures?! Hmmm. Could google and figure it out or could just complain about it…

I’ve been knitting matching hats for me and the kid. I’ve been reading a lot (my Goodreads Currently Reading list is just absurd). Cooking. Whatever. Feels good to create, even if it’s not my preferred medium.

As far as my getting up early plans, well, I’ve slept through the FitBit alarm many, many times. I managed to get up three times, but, that’s not real great, I know. But, manning the Good Ship Casa Trimble is exhausting. Toddlers are mega pains in the ass sometimes.

And exercise… Well…

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Yup. Real nice. Well, at least I’m wearing my FitBit in my bitchin’ owl today. It even has glow in the dark eyes. Because that’s how I roll.

Anyway. I guess things are better than they were. I’m on an upward trajectory. I have some fun projects banging away in my head. I think they just need to age a bit before I take them out and let them do their thing. Onward and upward.

On Writing Canon

It will come as no surprise to people who know me that I take canon very seriously. I have choked back, “What the fuck!? That didn’t happen!” to myself at more movies than I can count. Continuity issues drive me crazy too. I mean, the little nit picky things are fine (Vivienne from Pretty Woman is eating a croissant! Vivienne is eating a pancake! OH NO!), funny, whatever, but the bigger things?

Oh. And Han totally shot first.

I’ve been reading the Outlander series. There’s one thing that bothered me. Aside from the itty bitty gutter. I had to crack the spine just to read the book. Yeah, I like trees too and think we should save paper, but c’mon be reasonable! Let me read the damn book!! Anyway. Oh, HERE BE OUTLANDER SPOILERS, btw. I’ll stick these under the cut just in case. Continue reading On Writing Canon