Archive for August, 2004

Tuesday, August 17th, 2004
Alien vs. Predator…why you should save your money.

Okay, let me start by saying I love BAD monster movies. I know I’m not alone. Give me a classic Godzilla or Dracula and it’ll take at least an hour to get the smile to leave my face. I think the original Tremors is brilliant. So with that in mind, I went to see Alien vs. Predator.

It wasn’t a bad film, in the sense of I want to get that hour and a half of my life back, but it certainly was uneventful. The only truly nice touch was that a woman turned out to be the hero again. Other than that, it was completely predictable. Let’s hope Open Water is better.

Monday, August 16th, 2004
Brava Entries

Well I received my section of the Brava entries. I’ve read through them and must say the entrants made my decision hard. I wish everyone who entered much luck. September is right around the corner. Hang in there. I know EXACTLY how you all feel.

Sunday, August 15th, 2004
Another Weekend Gone

Wow! What’s that sound? Oh yeah, it’s the weekend rushing by me at the speed of smell. It actually hasn’t been that bad. We just didn’t do much of anything. My dh and I’ve decided we’re going to have to start planning our weekends if we want them to seem productive. No last minute decisions for these kids. We aren’t good at winging it. With that said, I’m off to play video games. 😉 Until next time…

Thursday, August 12th, 2004
I hate writing synopses!

I’ve been working on a synopsis for a werewolf story I started back in 2002. I wish I could say it’s been a labor of love, but I think it leans toward labor…hard labor. I know there are some authors out there who actually enjoy writing these torturous pages. I question their sanity. I honestly think it’s harder to write these things than it is to write the book. I’m off to work on version fifteen. Grr…

Wednesday, August 11th, 2004
Last Night’s Brava Chat

Well for those of you who missed it, we had a fun Brava chat last night. One of the readers even got a book out of it. It’s always lively when several of the authors show up. I’m not sure if there are going to be anymore chats this year. I haven’t quite figured it yet. The Brava Author site only lists through August. If not, I’ll see you all next year.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
Bored Out of My Mind

God, I’m bored. Not just a little bored, but Wayne’s World “I thought I had mono one time, turns out I was just really bored” kind of bored. I keep telling myself I should get to writing something. Heck, anything at this point. Do I follow my own advice? No! I just sit here mentally flitting from one thing to the next while maintaining a sophisticated level of nothingness. Grr…

Monday, August 9th, 2004
I figured it out!

I’ve been struggling with a story that came to me several months ago. Actually, the character’s voice was so loud I had to write down what she was saying. The weird thing is I realized she was speaking in first person. I’ve never written a first person story before. To be honest, I’m not sure that I can write one, but this character is very insistent. Anyway…I’ve been trying to figure out how she got herself into her current situation. I knew it was over a good-looking man, but I couldn’t figure out how the story would end. (I have to know the ending and beginning before I can write.) And today it came to me. Well actually, she told me. I’m thrilled. I can go back to writing the story now. You have no idea what a relief this is to me. I kept hearing her Jersey accent in my head. It’s hard to say shut up to someone like that. LOL!