Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Life and Times…

Goodness. I think should win the Prolific Blogger of 2011 award, you know, with all that blogging I've been doing this year.

Um…… yeah. Anyways.

What I've been up to:

  • Went to the UK with my best friend for almost two whole weeks!! Best part was Edinburgh, and seeing David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Much Ado About Nothing, and riding British trains. And the tea. Mmmmmmmmmm tea!!
  • Read Mark of the Horselord by Rosemary Sutcliff. Super good, but… :-(
  • Read Black Unicorn by Tanith Lee and am partway into Gold Unicorn. She creates the most intriguing concepts/worlds.
  • Got about 900 words into a rewrite of Whale and the Tree… several months ago…
  • Know the beginning and the ending of the sequel to Seer and have been making copious notes. I'm sure the middle will surface soon.
  • Pondering rejoining the NaNoWriMo fray this year to write the abovementioned sequel to Seer.
  • Went tubing on the Salt River with a group of friends and didn't get sunburned too terribly bad. I'm vaguely tan for the first time in my life! Weird.
And that's what's been happening. Pretty exciting, right?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Brain Wave

I had a brain wave in the shower yesterday. Several, in fact. My mind nearly exploded with creative possibilities and brilliant ideas. I took it as an excellent sign.

I'm totally going to attempt The Most Ginormous Revision Ever.

'Cause really, shower brain waves don't lie. True facts.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Books and Movies and Not Really Much Writing (oh my!)

So somehow it's April, and I don't know how that happened! Guess I'd better do my taxes soon, right?

Still haven't gotten much done on the writing front lately, although my subconscious has been doing some serious noodling the last couple of weeks, which is generally a good sign. Either a hardcore revision or a story/novel about post-apocalyptic Camelot should be seriously in the works soon. (Yes. Post-apocalyptic Camelot. Don't ask.)

Just got The Ring of Solomon and Sapphique in the mail from Amazon, so I'm super excited to read them. Also bought copies of StarCrossed and Plain Kate via one of my local Borders' going-out-of-business (sad face) sales. I ordered Rosemary Sutcliff's Mark of the Horse Lord, too, but it's currently out of stock on Amazon, so don't know when it will arrive. Love me some Sutcliff.

Which reminds me, I went to see The Eagle back in February (I think), and despite some book-to-movie-adaptation changes, I liked it a lot. Still think they should've kept the original title, but you'll have that. The movie was great, and the scenery was completely to die for. Dude.

Also saw the new Jane Eyre a couple weeks ago (I actually won a pair of free tickets via a GoodReads promotion, which was pretty cool), and although I heartily approved of the casting and costumes and sets and scenery, the movie didn't really do it for me. It felt a little like cliff-notes, and it was missing… I don't know. Something. Somewhere in the adaptation process they lost something important in translation. I was expecting the most awesome movie version of Jane Eyre ever to grace the silver screen, and it just… wasn't. Which made me sad. 'Cause, as I sad, the casting was awesome.

I'll leave you with this adorable little video: It's a Book!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


So happy 1/11/11 to all and sundry!

I am very sorry to announce that I have been doing absolutely nothing in the realm of noveling lately. Haven't worked on anything since November and am developing a serious need-a-creative-project twitch, so I've decided to attempt that revision of Whale and the Tree I've been meaning to get around to since, you know, July. Got as far as officially upgrading to Scrivener 2.0 this evening before getting distracted, but that's a start, right?

Just started reading Rosemary Sutcliff's The Lantern Bearers, which is the third of her loosely-connected series of books set in Roman Britain (the first of which, The Eagle of the Ninth, is hitting the big screen next month!!). Finally finished Pegasus, which I had mixed feelings about, and am also partway through Beowulf, which, embarrassingly enough, I've never actually read before. Awaiting an Amazon package that has gotten lost somewhere between Phoenix and Mesa but will hopefully show up soon—it contains my very own copy of StarCrossed, and the fourth Bartimaeus book, which I'm soooooooooo excited to read! I keep meaning to do a "Best of 2010" book list, but I haven't gotten around to it yet…

Here's to a challenging and rewarding 2011!