Blog of Jan. 19, 2012
American Idol, the eleventh season began last evening. I’ve been watching it since the first season so, of course I wanted to watch the auditions. I had been having a not-so-great day so I wasn’t sure I wanted to watch it. Well, after I watched it I was inspired to continue to follow my dream because isn’t that what all of these people are doing? Following their dream? I may no longer be as young as they are but a dream is a dream and I am not going to give up on mine. My bad day turned itself around and I felt like I could conquer the world of writing again. After thinking about it I decided it was because I finished the last edit of my faerie novel, LORE OF FEI, set to be published in April, 2012 by Muse It Up Publishing. I am always sad when I finish a book. Does that ever happen to you?
I finished editing my YA Dystopian WIP. I think. *scratches head* In any case, I’m leaving it alone for a while. I am still deciding if I want to enter it in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award at the end of the month or not. LINK IS HERE: http://www.amazon.com/Breakthrough-Novel-Award-Books/b?ie=UTF8&node=332264011
I entered FITZROY: THE BOY WHO WOULD BE KING last year and it made it through the quarterfinals. The issue I am having is if I enter it I can’t send it to my agent until June! Yikes! If I don’t enter it, I can send it to her right away and she can get started on sending it out to publishers/editors. So. . .what would you do?
I’ve been reading zombie books. And watching zombie shows/movies. In fact, The Fades, BBC ‘s new show about zombies came out Jan. 14th and this is what I thought of it: Interesting but not taken with it right away. I’ll watch more of it to give it a chance. I mean, it is BBC America after all.
Of course I love the AMC show, The Walking Dead and can’t wait for the Feb. 12, 2012 debut of the next season. So, any “new” zombie show has to live up to my expectations of it being as good as TWD.
And I have to say that Resident Evil movies 1&2 are my fave zombie movies so far. I guess I prefer the more serious type zombie movies. Wait, isn’t that an oxymoron?
I placed #12 in the Preditors and Editor’s Readers Poll of 2011 for IF IT’S MONDAY, IT MUST BE MURDER and at #19 for FITZROY: THE BOY WHO WOULD BE KING. I am happy with the results. I was hoping to place in the top ten because then you get a cool badge for your website/blog/Facebook page. I am grateful for all those that voted!
I wrote a short story (8,000 words) in two hours, edited it and sent it out to a competition. I need to write more short stories. I like to write flash fiction but I haven’t written anything in a while. Give me a picture or a short phrase and I’ll write a story about it. I call these writing prompts. My short story was inspired by a nursery rhyme. I want to do more of these. They are fun and keep your writing chops sharp. Give me three words and I’ll write a flash fiction story about it. Any ideas?
I got invited to speak at a high school creative writing class about being a writer and I’m so excited! I am going to talk about my first novel, WITCH HUNTER and the process I went through to get it published. I have a mug with the cover on it and the book itself as a giveaway. The teacher can decide if she wants to do a raffle or not.
I changed my desktop screen saver to a sign that says: I AM A CERTIFIED WHOVIAN. I changed my FB profile pix to be: HOLD ON TIGHT AND PRETEND IT’S A PLAN. I’m also a Browncoat.
Take Care Until Next Time,