Wouldn’t that be a trip? (Go ahead and roll your eyes… I did too.)
There’s a lot that happens here in this wonderful interwebs… So much that when I miss a few days, I have a lot to catch up on! That’s life though, so here’s to it=)
The first one is the Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine. I LOVE Joanne Baldwin’s character! She’s smart and sexy and pretty damn powerful. She’s a woman who doesn’t take BS. She’s also a woman who doesn’t exactly plan things out well before doing something dangerous! I think it would be great to see her as a teenager and developing into the woman she becomes.
If I had to pick only one though, I would have to pick Eugenie Markham from Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan series. She’s tough, she’s independent, and she knows how to kick Fae ass in our world or theirs! I would love to see a series of her learning how to become a shaman from her step father as she tries to navigate high school as well. That would be one hell of an interesting read!
1)Thank and link to the person that nominated you.
2)Pass the award on to five new found blogging buddies.
3)Share seven random facts about yourself.
4)Contact the winners and congratulate them.
1) I went to Las Vegas on my 21st Birthday and played slot machines in the airport before ever going to a casino.
2) I own a replica of Ron’s wand from Harry Potter.
3) I own a replica of a Time Turner from Harry Potter.
4) I am a former 4-H Fair Queen.
5) Sometimes I don’t know about fashion… And I don’t think I want to know…
6) I spent six hours trying to help Hubs fix the washer last night. I think I was more in the way than helping though.
7) My very first Hollywood crush was on Lawrence Olivier.
I haven’t written anything in a week in a half. True, I’ve been battling a hellatious cold for the last few days, but that doesn’t account for the other days where I could have been writing. It’s not that I haven’t had time. It’s not that I don’t know what is supposed to happen in the current scene or what is supposed to come after. It’s not that I don’t know first drafts tend to suck. In fact, I don’t really know what it is.
This is the farthest I’ve gotten on any book. I’m over 3/4 of the way done and yet, I’ve got a plot bunny rattling around in my brain. I’ve done some characterization and written a few lines that have come to me. I haven’t really done any outlining on it though. I still have some research to do before I can even begin that part of the process. So, it’s not the plot bunny getting in the way…
I recently wrote a post about writer’s block and how I think it’s a myth. I still do. What I have now is the same thing that many people call writer’s block: fear. You see, I may have told myself that it’s okay to write a crappy first draft, but I can’t seem to accept it. I know I can fix everything in my revisions, but getting to that point is difficult still.
Do I repeat a mantra? (“It’s Okay to Suck! It’s Okay to Suck!”)
Or should I come up with something original? (”It Doesn’t Suck Until Revisions And Edits Are Done! And Then It Won’t Suck!”)
I could sit here and wax pathetic all day long, but I’ll spare you that. Just know that if you are reading this and you feel the same way, you are not alone. That’s one of the amazing things about writing… The community. We cheer for each other. We root for YOU just as much as you root for US.
I know I can get the rest of my WiP written. I know because I hear your cheers, I hear your chants of “You can do it!” And I thank you for being there with me, sitting in your seat, reading this, and understanding exactly what it is I’m going through.
Writers are awesome people=)