Writing Can Be Murder

June 30, 2009

Book of her heart –THE MATCHMAKERS

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 6:54 pm

You hear about writing the “book of your heart”  all the time, right?  My wonderful friend Jennifer Colgan did just that with her book, “THE MATCHMAKERS”.

This great read was just released, so hop on over to Jen’s site www.jennifercolgan.com  to read an excerpt and learn more about why it comes with this: 

Warning: This title contains sensual love scenes, mischievous Fae, removable wings and hot men in tool belts.

June 28, 2009

First Day Jitters

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 8:58 pm

While waiting for my hairdresser to finish up the appt before mine, I got into a conversation with another beautician. (wait! conversation isn’t the right word, it would indicate an exchange of thoughts or ideas — this was more a matter of me just nodding and smiling politely)
Anyway she was very nervous and excited. And chatty. Very, VERY chatty.

Today she’s starting a new job. A second job. But she was very worried because it starts at 6 p.m. and she’s really concerned that she won’t make it on time because of rush hour traffic.

Ya think? NJ at rush hour — where won’t you hit traffic?

“What if there’s an accident?” she says. “Or what if the traffic lights go out?I mean I’ve got to be on stage AT six. Six o’clock on the dot.”

On stage? There’s only one job I can think of that you’d need to be on stage for at six. Crap, how do I always end up in these weird conversations? Oh…she could be doing dinner theater…dinner theater might start at six….are there any dinner theaters left around here?

I cast a furtive look in the direction of my hairdresser. She’s blowdrying what looks like Cousin It. She will not be rescuing me from this.

“I’ve never stripped professionally before.”

Does anyone else think “Professional Stripper” is an oxymoron?

But my friends all say I can make some really good tips. More than I make here.

Thankfully at that moment her next client walked in and she busied herself with greeting him. I wonder if she told him about her new job.

He looked to be about seven.

June 27, 2009

Assault with a deadly weapon?

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 7:17 am

Saw this AP story:

Tenn. couple accused of assault using Cheetos

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities said a couple got into a fight using Cheetos. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Department said a 40-year-old man and 44-year-old woman became involved in a ‘verbal altercation.’ Somehow, the orange puffy snacks were used in the assault.

Deputies said they were charged with domestic assault. No one was hurt.

According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, both posted bond of $2,500.

June 26, 2009

“World Mourns Jackson’s Death”

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 8:44 pm

Really?

In case we needed confirmation that there’s something really wrong with the world?

June 25, 2009

Too cute to kill

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 10:19 pm

Do animals think baby animals are too cute to kill?

This was what I was wondering while I lunched with a momma deer and two oh-so-adorable spotted fawns today.

I sat on my back porch eating my leftover pasta, while the deer munched on the berry bushes. I think they’re glad it’s stopped raining too.

June 24, 2009

…but I could be wrong

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 6:10 pm

Yesterday I sort of recommended a book to someone, telling them I couldn’t put it down when I read it.

Which was in 1992.

Now that I write, I wonder if I’d feel the same way about the book, or if my overly critical self would find everything that’s “wrong” with the story.

My current creative crush

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 1:41 am

Don’t tell Long Suffering but I’ve got a creative crush going for composer Michael Giacchino.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/06/the-soundtracks-of-summer-star-trek-up-composer-michael-giacchino-has-them-covered.html

It started when I heard him interviewed on NPR a few weeks ago. I love someone who can speak passionately about their work but still maintain a sense of humor about it.

Today I’m indulging my crush by listening to the Star Trek movie soundtrack (which Long Suffering was kind enough to provide).

Do you have a creative crush? (and saying Joss Whedon is WAYYYYY too easy)

June 19, 2009

The synopsis that’s missing something

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 6:16 pm

I’ve just about finished writing the synopsis for my next novel. It’ll be interesting to see how much of the synopsis ends up in the book. (I tend to be more “pantser” than “plotter”.)

Allison Brennan has an interesting post up at Murder She Writes about just that subject: http://www.murdershewrites.com/

I said “I’ve just about finished” because while I’ve covered all the major plot points, I’m missing names. If you could see the handwritten mess (and it you could ignore all the extraneous details I scribbled in the margin that belong in the book, not the synopsis) you’d see that all the characters are identified by letters, not names.

Why? Because with the exception of my villain (and characters who’ve appeared/been mentioned in the last book) I can’t decide on names for any of them. It’s so frustrating to know who a character is but not his/her name.

June 17, 2009

Sexy Synopses

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 2:42 am

Intriguing? probably
Impossible? definitely

But I wanted to point out that the talented Bernadette Gardner (aka Jennifer Colgan) has taken first place in the erotic category of the More Than Magic Contest sponsored by Romance Writers Ink with her book SKIN. http://www.jennifercolgan.com

AND

I wanted to thank Kate Perry for her educational post on how to tackle the dreaded synopsis.

http://www.kateperry.com/blog

June 15, 2009

“Stir and Shoot” — I can’t make this stuff up

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 5:47 pm

Yesterday I read a long newspaper article about a business called, “Stir and Shoot” which bills itself as “a cooking school and firearms training center”. (apparently over the course of a 12 hour day you take classes in both)

You KNOW I’m considering going…

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