Monthly Archives: September 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013

      I do not have a project for NaNo 2013 yet.
      WHAAAAAAAAT?
      It is already September. SEPTEMBER! And yes, I have not yet finished the first draft of “Inferno” (I’m closer, I swear, but it is just… not flowing. Because I am focused on non-publishable stuff… oy vey!). I am making it a goal to try and finish by October 15th so that I can have two weeks to really plot out my next project.
      The biggest problem? Deciding what I want to pursue next. Because if you have looked at my WIP page here, I’ve got like 10 or more projects in various stages of completion. And that isn’t even really close to the whole number of things I am interested in writing at some point.
      There’s a fantasy novel, a one-off, brewing in my brain. There’s a modern day romantic comedy story. There is also a “soft” sci-fi type novel that I sort of love… at least, in theory… and I want to write about that character as well.
      ARRRGH! How do you decide? I guess I’ll just wait until I get through “Inferno” and see what appeals most come October 31st… of course, that’s how I ended up with “Incandescence” and “Inferno” in the first place.
      What do you think? Which of those (really vague) projects would you like to see me tackle?

Love & Rainbow,
P.P.

Bad Blogger

Bad Blogger

      Yeah, okay. So I went over this recently – er, but was it on this blog or maybe on Facebook?
      Whatever – the point is…I really am a bad blogger.
      I don’t fancy myself an expert on writing. I’m just a girl who loves words and I feel like it would be disingenuous to put out posts about ‘How To’ and ‘Best Techniques’ or ‘I’m Right, You Are Doing It Wrong’. You know the type of posts I’m talking about. Lots of professional (or amateur) writers have blogs, and they act like consultants and experts (or… the dreaded, improperly used title “GURU”). Which is great for them.
      But not for me.
      And this is why my blog here languishes while I am already scheduled through the end of September on my other blog. It is just plain… hard to write about writing when I am still just… learning, evolving, speculating…
      Bah.
      I have a whole list of things I want to write about. I suppose I will need to find a way to relate American Ninja Warriors, Heroes, and Hate to writing and then… run with it.
      Wish me LUCK!

Love & Rainbows,
P.P.

State of the Author II

State of the Author II

      Welcome to the 2nd episode of the quad-annual “State of the Author” post.
      Four times a year – quarterly, that is – I’m planning to give an update on the things I’m reading, loving, eating, writing, hating… you know, whatever floats my boat.
      Fall 2013 is just about to start and it is going to be a DOOZY. I am still working on completing “Inferno”, but I have to admit I am BEHIND… No excuses, just, admission of fact.
      Jack & I are working on a collective piece in the spare moments between my job and his school and the puppy and our social lives… *sigh*
      I was not able to start at university this semester, so… there’s that.
      Anyway… Onto the real stuff:

Currently, I:

Am Reading: Archie Comics. No really. I always loved them as a kid and I recently found my stash of probably 100+ Double Digests from the late 80s through 2002. I learned a lot of words from Archie Comics in my youth! Plus, they’re wholesome and silly and… ugh, I don’t understand why those two girls still (after 60 years!) lust after that ginger tornado of trouble. I don’t understand why the writers still think its ‘cute’ or whatever… but then again, how much can the story evolve without losing its (albeit archaic) charm? As it is, I read online that Archie eventually gives up on both Betty & Veronica and marries Valerie Brown, from The Pussycats. At least, in some part of the canon.

Am Watching: Netflix, as usual. Just watched “Orange is the New Black” and am in “House of Cards”. We finished “Hemlock Grove” and well, yeah. The Netflix is pretty much on in the background all the time.

Am Listening To: um… Netflix? Megan Tonjes, of course, every time she puts out something new I have to check it out. But mostly, Netflix for ‘noise’ and no music to speak of… Sadness.

Am Eating: Not as clean as I’d like. Been on the broke-food wagon for a bit – but hopefully we’ll be back on track shortly. When money issues abide.

Am Drinking: Water. A lot of water. And ice – if that counts.

Am Secretly Loving: Lately, my secret pleasure is sliced cucumbers with homemade sour cream ranch dip. Mmmm!

Love the Color: Well, my favorite is still Tangerine, of course. But lately, I’ve had a yen for things in shades of Raspberry and Plum and Lime.

Am Lusting After: Security.

Am Needing: Mom-hugs!

Am Waiting: For a real vacation… next year, maybe.

Am Hating: Bugs. Fucking bugs… everywhere. UGH!

      I guess, for now, that’s about it. State of the Author, II

Love & Rainbows,
P.P.