Archive for September, 2005

Thursday, September 29th, 2005
Ask Jordan

I’m fortunate that so many published and soon-to-be published authors stop by my blog. This wealth of knowledge should be tapped. With that in mind, I’ve decided to open up my blog to questions.

What is it you’d really like to know? It can pertain to anything, books, writing, etc. If I don’t know the answer, then hopefully one of the wonderful people stopping by can help. I do reserve the right to refuse to answer if the question gets too personal. 😛

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005
New Blog

I’m a little sore and don’t feel like typing a whole lot. Plus, I must get back to the WIP, so I’m going to leave you with info on a new fun blog. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
You Know You’re a Dork When…

This post probably falls in the too much information category, but…

After I worked out, I went to take a shower. Should’ve been simple enough. Turn water on. Make sure it’s warm. Get towels ready. Check, Check, Check! I step into the shower and happen to glance down at the soap rack. Crap! I needed a new bar of soap. I figure this shouldn’t be a problem since I’m not soaked yet. I go to step out of the shower and the friggin’ bathmat (that I’ve been doing battle with for some time) decides it’s going to head toward the drain…taking my feet with it. Grr.

I went down HARD. Luckily, my weak arm, my tricep, my ribcage, and my left thigh caught me, slowing my descent by removing skin. I must thank them later. (wg)

I’m laughing now, but I CAN feel it in my wrist when I type. By tomorrow, I should be one big bruise from my shoulder on down.

Sigh. Bathmat one, Jordan zero.

What is the ‘dorkiest’ thing you’ve done lately?

Monday, September 26th, 2005
No movie

I’m strangely tired today even though I managed to get quite a bit of sleep. I really hope I wake up since I’d like to add the material I came up with to my current WIP. Yesterday, while waiting in the car for my dh to get out of Guitar Center, I figured out the rules for my Gargoyle/Grotesque world. I was excited about this because it told me where Lazarus came from and established some things about his behavior. Things I plan to use. Yah!

I’m a tad bummed we didn’t make it to the movies yesterday. Dh and I needed to pick up a few things from a home store and it turned into an all day event. That’s not a bad thing, since we really got a lot accomplished. We’ve been searching for a small dining table to take the place of a large one that was way too big for the space. We found it yesterday, while we were picking up extra dishes, glasses, and towels.

It’s been a long time since I glanced at a clock and did a double take because I couldn’t believe how early it was. We’d been cleaning things out and hauling so many items that when I looked at the time and it read 6:55 pm, I couldn’t believe it. It felt like midnight. Snort. We’re still nowhere near done with the place, but at least yesterday brought us a step closer.

Going through the spare bedroom and the office yesterday, I realized I hang onto items for three different reasons. The first is due to sentimental attachment. The second is my concern that I might ‘need’ the item at some point (even though I haven’t for years). The third is guilt. I truly hate the latter, but there it is. This got me thinking about how different people deal with taking care of their homes. So I’m wondering, do you have clutter in your house? If so, why? Have you ever felt guilty about throwing something away? How did you get over the guilt?

Saturday, September 24th, 2005
Fly By Quickie

I really don’t have much to say today. Went grocery shopping…so very exciting. (wg) Tomorrow we’re going to see the Corpse Bride by Tim Burton. Should be fun. Also have to pick up a few things before dh’s folks hit town in a week and a half. We’re really looking forward to their visit. (No, I am not kidding. They are great people.)

Cheyenne McCray has a new blog. Stop by and check out the eye candy.

Friday, September 23rd, 2005
The Gargoyle Stays

I’m still not sure exactly what’s happening in my story now, but I’ve decided to allow Lazarus to stay. I think he’s going to stir the pot a bit, but I suppose that’s to be expected from a character who’s been trapped in stone for centuries. (wg)

I’m trying to ignore all the crap on television about the hurricane. I simply hope everyone is safe.

I’ve been thinking about the reality versus the fantasy of having a writing career. I know, for me, that publishing has turned out to be NOTHING like I expected. (Not sure exactly what I expected, but it certainly wasn’t this. 😉

What I’d like to hear are your thoughts. What’s been your fantasy about publishing? Has the reality stacked up?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Vampire Novella

I mentioned this in a comment yesterday, but I thought I’d expand upon it here. I was working on my Scottish Regency Vampire tale going over the pages I’d already written. (I was doing this to tighten prose and to see if I can’t pick up the story where I left off.)

I’m writing along and things seem to be going okay. I’d set a scene up to have description of the manor house my heroine now owns. In it, I describe a couple of stone statues. I’d meant for them to remind us that a vampire once owned this manor. Everything was going fine until my fingers typed that the heroine saw one of these statues move.


I keep writing and figure it’s simply shadows and light at play since the sun is setting in this particular scene. I feel instant relief. Or did, until a neighbor drops by to visit my heroine and she sees the stone statue’s eyes glowing red.

Okay, WTF?

This is a vampire story. I already know ‘who’ the vampire is. I certainly don’t need another creature (let’s just call it what it is…gargoyle) entering the picture, especially one I know nothing about. (Unless you count Scooby Doo and Jonny Quest cartoons as background knowledge.) Snort. I didn’t think so.

Today will be spent trying to figure out ‘who’ this new character is and how I can still manage to keep the story novella length. My goal is to have the first draft finished by the end of this month. (Add laughter here.) We’ll see if I can stay on target. I should probably also mention that I’ve been trying to make my work easier to categorize. A gargoyle isn’t helping that latter goal. What is the matter with me, can’t I write a straight story without throwing in a strange twist? The obvious answer is NO!!! (Shaking head)

My question to you all is how do you deal with an unexpected/uninvited character that refuses to leave?