Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Contagious

I posted the first chapter of Contagious under 'The Contagium Trilogy' page. You should check it out :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Obssession

ob·sess

[uhb-ses] Show IPA
verb (used with object)
1.
to dominate or preoccupy the thoughts, feelings, or desires of (a person); beset, trouble, or haunt persistently or abnormally: Suspicion obsessed him.
 
 
Thank you, dictionary.com. That describes me right now. I can't stop obsessivly checking my email while I await replies from book reviewers, potential cover artis and agents. *Sigh* and I swore I'd write another chapter today...
 
Anyway, on a lighter note, while at the barn, I was thinking about what to write for GL #2, which is possibly going to be called Reaper. I was talking to Vader, my German Shepherd, as if he was Hunter and I was Anora. Crazy, right? Probably. I'm just glad no one lives close enough to hear me tell him that we have to kill the demons.
 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

This will be quick...

...because I want to finish my zombie book. BUT I wanted to break to say that I can't help by laugh at myself. I feel so pressured to write (esp now that I've been offered a contract with a publisher) but I get so easily distracted. I want to write, I love writing, and I really, REALLY want to finish the zombie book, which I'm thinking to call Contagious, finish the 2nd book in the GL and edit Beyond the Sea. Instead of writing I've looked at prospective covers (which is important, I know), made a 57 song long playlist on youtube to watch and changed things on my FB. I need to focus...Ok. I'm forcing myself back to Word. ;)

Friday, November 18, 2011

I don't want to kill anyone...

...but I have to. Fictionally that is. This person (who I will not give away) must die the current book I'm writing about a dystopian, zombie society. I've come to care about this character very much and I don't want to kill him/her. I knew all along that they must die. Still...I don't want to do it.

Is it pathetic I feel this way? It is only a fictional character. But my character are very personal and I care about them as if they are real. Even if I never write about it in my books, I give all my characters complex personalities so they seem real in my head.

I've been slacking on writing b/c I know the death is coming up. They should have died pages ago but I keep adding stuff I'll probably edit out later because I don't want to kill them.

I guess I should just get it over with. I really feel kinda sick over it. I'm probably gonna lose some sleep tonight too. BUT, what happens after the death is pretty awesome and I've been waiting to introduce this character for a long time.

Wish me luck :(

Thursday, November 10, 2011

 
My cover :)

I have to say, making covers sucks. I never realized how much goes into it. I have a new found respect for cover artists. I like to write. I like to hope I'm good at it. I am not an artist, I'll be the first to admit. I spent many, many hours working on this cover. I made a million (ok, maybe twenty or so) that I thought would be good until I actually saw it on the book. Then I hated it. So, back to the drawing board. Finally, I'm happy with this. And I even got a few compliments on it. I know people DO judge a book by its cover, so making a magical/interesting looking cover caused a lot of stress. Anyway...I realize this post is getting pointless. So, professional cover artists who draw us in with just one look, I salute you.