Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How to Get Back to Writing

I have written over 300,000 words since April and I haven't written a thing.

Colon Cleansing
Dermatological TV
Puppy Training
Escort Services in London
Automating Your Home
More Colon Cleansing
Snake Oil of Many Types
Domestic Violence

Sigh - all those words wasted on things, excepting the occasional bright spot, that have no meaning.

I think free-lance writing is not so good for a novelist!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bad Dreams of Unfair Justice

I dreamed bad dreams all night.

Of standing before a disapproving judge.

Of getting the evil eye from an unforgiving former friend.

Of trying to bear up under the unrelenting hatred of a hostile DA.

I despair and dream of slitting my wrists and collecting the blood to mail to these people with a note that simply says "Are you happy now?".

Thursday, September 10, 2009

When o When can I Write?

I am so good at overbooking myself. I currently have bubbling on my writing stove:

Words for a Christmas Cantata (or an Easter Oratorio)
Words for 12 hours of Opera
Words for 2 Lullabys
1st novel revision/finishing
2nd novel plotting and brainstorming

So - I have LOTS to write and almost no time to work on it.

Instead I write about lawyers and colon cleansers and puppies. Yes, this writing pays the bills (just barely), but still... I want to write fun stuff!

Maybe the fact that I am starting a new job tomorrow will help.
Part time work, but at a really good rate of pay.
Should mean I have to do less freelance writing so hopefully I can swap that time out for fiction and musical writing.

Wish me luck!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Life in a Corpocracy

The book that is stirring around in the back of my mind for this year's NaNo is based in the future. When Corporations have taken over all of the 1st and 2nd world governments. You know, the stuff of science fiction...

Until my son points out this...


Ah brave new world...

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Between Parachutes - What I Learned

I don't like writing about my personal travails. An author must play God and put her characters through challenges, set backs and travail - this is what makes books exciting. Unfortunately, when it comes to my own life, I seem to prefer waiting until after the challenges are done so that I know 'how it ends'. I am a storyteller - I tell dozens of stories about my own life - repeatedly. My friends tease that they like listening to my stories to 'find out what happened this time'.

So - as an update - I am still between parachutes, but there are good things on the horizon. My husband starts his Master's degree in a week and we have settled into an apartment in Denver. I am looking forward to beginning work again on my novel. And I have begun to anticipate NaNo 2009.

I'll probably start popping up here again more often now, trying to tell the stories that are my life.