Monday, May 10, 2010

Wanted: missing muse-crack

Ever wander around in a daze, unsure where to begin because everything is just SO messed up? Oh yeah, that is my day. It's amazing how much can be packed on after a weekend. It is... frightening.

But this isn't just my daily life, it seems. It's also my writing... yes, I do somewhat know where I'm going with it, but that doesn't mean it isn't messed up. My first drafts?, they aren't something someone can follow through. And this is simply because of the jumble of scenes out of order. I write as I write, as things come to me for that first draft and it's in the second attempt when connector scenes get written and things get layered. So right now Muses, oh yeah it's a mess.

But, that makes it all fun, right? Sometimes. Sometimes it's just a pain. ;) The last few weeks, months... it's been the latter I'll admit. Oh muse-crack, how I miss you.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Update on Nationals

It came to be much of a surprise last week when Nashville battled Mother Nature and lost. Because of historic flooding, the hotel where Nationals was supposed to be held in, just a few months away, was closed when the waters rose something like 10 feet inside, ruining so much. With quick efforts from the RWA, a new location was found in less than a week. The new location? Disney World, Orlando Florida. Unfortunately, I won't be able to go this year. As much as I had planned to go to Nashville, Orlando is a bit too far. Am I disappointed? Sure. There's no way to not be. I'd been looking forward to seeing friends and hanging out at the bar, and pitching.

But next year? You can be sure I'll be there!

Want to help Nashville? A bunch of writers and agents/editors are offering their services in an auction. Check it out!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I've been seeing this a lot lately, novels being made into games and thought that it was kind of cool. I mean they've been done in the past, especially if it was something by Tom Clancy, but just recently, Nora Roberts and Marjorie Liu jumped into the gaming world. Maybe I should have said that it's recently that romance writers have stepped into the video game world because there's definitely been a lot of books in the past made into games (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc). I do have to wonder just how close to the book these games are. Fans of the book are often and easily disappointed into the translation of it just on screen. I'm thinking that it'll be one of those, leave-any-preconceived-ideas-of-book-at-the-door type of thing. What do you think? Like or do you stay away from these type of games?