Saturday, September 22, 2007


A new character waltzed into my head today. Not an unusual occurrence but usually they appear as a kind of mist. A bit hazy but as I think about them or more importantly write for them, they become clearer and clearer.

Not this one.

I was calmly minding my own business, driving to work, when she strode in and ask me if I could drive a bit quicker? No haze, no confusion. Just *pop*

I'm not sure what to do with her. I have a book to finish, I can't write her story, not even a little bit. Time is ticking and I have procrastinated enough. 38 days left until my self imposed deadline. 38 days until the beginning of NaNoWriMo.

So far she has agreed to wait until November but I have to tell her story then... if I'm not sure I want to start now?
I tell ya she is convincing but I must be strong.
I will not plot.
I will not fill out a character sheet.
I will not talk to her....too much.

Must finish a book before starting a new one. I will not treat my writing the same as I do my knitting projects. (500 started but nothing finished)

Write write write.....

Friday, September 14, 2007

James Bond was a Canuck!!!

Ever heard of the Uncle John's Bathroom Readers . Hubby is addicted to them, They are big books filled with various sizes of stories. Some a page, others a few pages depending on the length of your visit to the loo.

Hubby just brought it down for me to read and there is a story in there about a man named William Stevenson. Born William Samuel Clouston Stanger, January 23, 1897 in the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. An inventor, industrialist, and the father of modern espionage. Some believe that if it wasn't for him the Germans might have won WWII. (From what I understand, he broke the highly secret Enigma code the German's used) He also worked under the code name Intrepid and founded 'Camp X'. A spy training center, in Ontario Canada, which has founded countless tales of assassinations, clandestine activities, guerrilla armies, resistance support, and suicide missions.

According to what I read he moved to Jamacia after the war and retold some of his adventures to a friend of his.(Ian Fleming!) Sir William died in Bermuda in 1989 at the age of 93.

"James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is ...William Stephenson" -- Ian Fleming, The Times, October 21, 1962.

I thought that was pretty amazing, back to my edits.....

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Meet the kids....

I have found that finding physical picture of character is almost a necessity for me. It helps get their face in my brain and therefor their story is told better or so I hope *G*.. I have had a bit of problem with this story as far as the two male heroes. According to mythology Thanatos and Hypnos are twins. Two sides of the same Greek coin, but since they have a relationship before Amy ever arrives it kinda skeeved me to be writing about twins in a sexual relationship, too inscestious for my taste even though all the parthenon is related in some way, but I had to change it up a bit for my own peace of mind. So may I introduce my main characters:

Amaryllis Boitonu, usually called Amy. I love Minnie Driver and have for years. When Amy popped into my head it was Minnie's hair that I saw first and then her face *G* There is a similar vervaciousness for life that I always get from, Minnie's characters that I have in Amy. Not that Amy is the bubbly type, not at first. She is the most complex of the three, simply because she appeals to and fits perfectly with two men that are very different.

Oh Thanatos, god of death and such a tortured soul is he. Come on he is DEATH! No matter what kind of creature you are that is going to make you nervous. I wanted him to have a bit of an edge, rejection will do that to you no matter your rate of mortality or lack there of. *sigh* I have LOVED Michael Biehn, ever since the first Terminator movie, so long ago LOL

Ah yes my own Hypnos. Mr Sleepy Head himself. The god of Sleep. I wanted him to be a bit softer then his 'brother. Everyone loves to sleep, and he looks like someone you would want to cuddle with. There have been songs sung about him (remember the Chorette's Mr Sandman? and Neil Gaiman's comic books, ahem sorry, graphic novels The Sandman.
Kyle Schmid is a new favourite of mine, he stars in tv's Blood Ties.

Ok so that's enough playing I have to get back to their story. Time's ticking! Hmmmm Cronos, now that would be an interesting story as well.....No! Later!