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September 26, 2008

A New Day

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A new day, a fresh start, and a clearer mind. 

Been thinking since my last post about the idea in my last post.  I will definitely be trying this path for my October challenge.  My September challenge has fallen a little flat.  I know some of the reasons for it and will take all that into account for October. 

Can you believe it’s almost October?  I mean, where has this month gone?  Wasn’t I just watching fireworks on Labor Day like a week ago?  Guess not.  In another month I’ll be gearing up for Nanowrimo.  Still not sure what project I’ll be tackling for that one.  Not sure if something brand new will be the choice or not.  We’ll see.  That’s one decision I certainly do not need to make today.

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September 24, 2008

Is is possible?

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So, I’ve been muttering to myself (I do that a lot) while balling a couple hanks of yarn and I had a thought and since I have a blog and a small audience I thought I’d see what you guys think. 

When I was writing screenplays I had little trouble producing pages.  I don’t write screenplays anymore, the structure was a little too much for me.  I mean, you tell a story in three acts and 100 pages – maximum.  Where am I going with this?  Oh, right.  I was thinking, what if I wrote out my first draft as a screenplay?  Then when I had the story down I could go back to do a second draft I could fill in the details and put it into novel form. 

What do you guys think?  Too much or possibly the way I should be working?  I’m thinking this might be my nano project.

September 19, 2008

improvement?

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There’s been an addition to my life that will either help me profoundly or end up being a profound time suck.  I bought a Blackberry tonight and I love it.  The customer service tech wasn’t kidding when he said there was a steep learning curve with these machines.  It took me an hour to figure out how to get onto the internet.   I was  hoping I could just click a few buttons and transfer my data from my old Palm to the Curve, but it doesn’t seem to be the case.  Looks like I’ll be spending the next couple of days slowly inputing all my old data.  Not that I’m complaining, besides it will help me learn the keyboard which is teeny tiny – even for wee little me.

I’ve sent email from the device and posted to Twitter.  Tomorrow it’s phone calls and texting.  Look out world, I’m way too connected.

September 14, 2008

Making room

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I haven’t been writing as much as I’d like this past week or so.   What I have been doing is cleaning up my living space.  My move 18 months ago put me in a smaller space (still light years better than where I was) and ever since then I’ve been living with the clutter of it.  That drives me just a little crazy.  Most of what’s cluttering up my space is unfinished projects.  I am the queen of all that and I’m trying to fix it. 

So pretty boxes have been purchased and things have been rearranged so the space is a little more live able.  I’ve also been working on finishing up some of the crafting (quilting) projects I’ve had laying around for too long.  I’m getting there and it feels good.

Now I just have to figure out the balance between this and my writing.  I seem to be an all or nothing kinda girl.  Again, I wish I could figure out how to effectively work on more than one project at a time.

September 11, 2008

A Question for the Audience

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Here’s one for the crowd.  How do you find the stamina to stick to one project?   Or do you? 

I’ll admit, my current wip is still in the early stages of creation despite the fact that this is the . . . fourth or fifth hero I’ve created for this story.  I swear,  my heroine isn’t that hard on men, truly.  Because of this unfortunately, it’s a struggle, I know some parts of this story so damn well, but others, it’s not there yet. 

So what have I done?  I’m thinking of other stories.  Doesn’t help much that the last three novels I’ve read are all romantic thrillers.  It’s gotten that part of my brain lit up.  Too bad I can’t write thrillers.  No, I’m not fishing for compliments here.  I can’t do thrillers alone.  I would however, because I really am this hard-headed, write them with a long lost mentor.  On the up side of all this I do have a story or two that would quench this particular thirst, but it’s not the project I’m currently working on.  Oh and to make matters all the more muddy, I’ve been thinking about “Redemption” for the millionth time.  Funny  how when I’m deep into that story I’d rather do anything else, like laundry.

Of course a chunk of this confusion is attributed to my playing the “Top 25” on my iPod.  Want to guess what that’s mostly composed of?  You guess it.  Story play lists for at least four separate projects.  I needed some music to play video games to.  Well, I didn’t need the music just like I didn’t need the time suck but I did it anyway.  At least now, at 1:37am I’m finally tired.  Normally I’d read until I’m tired but the last time or two has found me fighting to finish the last 100 pages of a book at 3am.

Well, Thievery Corporation has finally come up on the play list rotation.  I’m going to log off, get lost in the music for a little then it’s off to sleep.

September 9, 2008

just an update

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Okay so my monthly challenge is getting off to a slow start. 

I know some of the reasons why.  The seasons here in WNY have changed, a little more quickly than I expected.  I get a little moody about this time of the year.  Always have, not sure why.  I’m just weird like that.  At least the time change, when it finally rolls around, won’t kick me in the ass they way it does in the Spring. 

I’ve picked up a few more reference books that I really should be reading instead of the general fiction I’ve been curled up with lately.  At least I’ve taken two books off the towering to be read pile and added them to the donate bag.  I’m thinking that bag needs to got to the library this weekend.  Here’s hoping at least two more paperbacks get tossed in before Saturday.

What else?  Not much.  Stepping up and out a little more.  I’ve signed up for an online workshop, a first for me.  We’ll see how that goes. 

Well, enough of my rambling, I’ve got my story notebook open and it’s beyond time to get to work.

September 6, 2008

Dreaming

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It’s not that I don’t give much thought to my dreams, it’s just I know how subjective they are so I’ve rarely (if ever) tried to puzzle them out and I think I’ve only written one down (sounded like such a wonderful story idea).  I will carry them through my day however, if I can remember them once the morning coffee has kicked in.  I think today is going to be one of those days.  I woke up at the end of a dream and realized I hadn’t been able to remember any of my dreams for a little while.  That doesn’t bother me by the way, just an observation.

So what was so memorable about the dream?  Was it the well muscled guy in the white wife-beater with thick dark hair?  Nope.  It was the car.  It was the car that stopped the dream me dead in my tracks and sat me on my ass.  Now, realize I’m not a car girl.  I don’t even drive.  So the car has to be something pretty special to stop me and cause me to drool (which I’m sure I did).  What’s the car?  A 1967 Corvette Stingray, black thank you very much.  That is the only car that will turn my head and stop me and probably cause some purring.

I do wonder why my subconscious kicked this image up and out as well as who the guy is.  Oh, did I forget to mention that I rarely dream of random (unknown) people?  Well, I know the men in my dreams. 

Oh well.  I was fun while it lasted.  Time to get back to the writing.

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