Thursday, August 30, 2007

The reward system....

Otherwise known as 'Torturing myself into getting work done"

I have been really good lately with my book. Not the historical one, (that has moved onto the back burner again as plot needs to be better) but my Paranormal/ That is the one I have the first draft done on and have started working on edits.
Or as I call it, "What the hell was I thinking when I wrote that crap!"

The prologue, and first three chapters are done for now and I am working on the fourth. I use the term chapters liberally since I have no idea of the breaks will stay where they are of if I'll move them later, but for now it helps my overworked brain to stay somewhat organized.

I got myself a copy of Karen Marie Moning's newest book today. DARKFEVER All I want to do is sit in a room all alone and read it from cover to cover, BUT I am saving it as a reward to myself.

The trick is I have to figure out what I have to get done in order to earn my highly anticipated read. I left my book in my locker at work so I wouldn't be temped to cheat at home and sneak a peek but it's killing me and I only bought it this afternoon!

I have a deadline set for myself, Oct 31 the entire thing has to be editor ready. I want to use Nanowrimo this year to jump start the sequel. I guess i should figure out how many pages or words I have to work though per day to get there, and then reward my self accordingly. There are lots of books that came out this month that I want to get.

Although with all the work I have done, certainly that deserves a reward already, right?

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The things I do for my art....

First off let me say that if my mother is reading this she might want to leave now *G* You have been warned.

I have read on a few occasions that there are those that seem to think writing Erotica is a cake walk. Perhaps if you are looking to get published in some nekked magazine but true Erotica isn't easy to write. It is just as hard and any other type of literature, you still need to keep the plot moving. Yes you need a plot. Your characters need depth and substanance, needs, wants, bad habits. Then there is the sex which bring another emotional level to everything.

For me at least there isn't many other things that will engage my emotions as much as having sex with someone. Ok so I'll admit that there was a time when that wasn't true but thankfully I have matured...a bit. So it wouldn't be fair to both myself and my story if I didn't make sure they have similar conflicts. That also means that I need to experience certain things before being able to write them.

Needless to say I am lucky to have an understanding hubby who is willing to lend his support. Of course I has just told him I wanted to go to the Penthouse and check it out. It's not surprising that he was happy to help. Such devotion in my man willing to accompany me to go and investigate the world of female erotic dancers. LOL

Oh and before you ask I was obvserving not participating. But damn I had no idea what some of these women can do on those brass poles. It was really impressive, and me wonder if some of them came from Cirque Du Soleil

Friday, August 3, 2007

Who said comics weren't educational?

Educational in the broadest spectrum of it's meaning that is *G*

The Adventures Of Comma Boy

Nothing much to blog about hence my quietness of late. I'm still working away. I've taken a break on my historical. Hit a snag and got blocked so I decided to work on my other project and let my subconscious mull it over for a while.

I pretty much have a first draft done on my paranormal....ok let me rephrase that I have a first draft done but it need much polishing and tweaking and a few massive crater like holes to be filled in and leveled before I even think about approaching anyone to beta read it for me. (that was one hell of a run on sentence LOL)

I have been asked to write an article for my company's internal newspaper. I have free reign over what I want to long as it has to do with the products we sell of course. LOL Kinda pumped about that. It will be my first published piece writing. I have a couple knitting patterns that were published a couple years ago.

Gotta keep my butt in the seat and my fingers on the keyboard.