Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Randomness, a picture, and a link

First of all, I would like to apologize for the venom of the last post. I still mean what I said, and said what I meant... but this is supposed to be my writing blog, not the sick pathway into what I watch when I am bored and should be writing or editing...

On that note: the Edit of book I is done, the edit of book II has begun. I'm having trouble sticking to it again... I work for a day or two, take several days off... and sit there thinking, what the fark are you going to do when NaNo strikes? There is no putting off at NaNo time!

And speaking of foolishment right before NaNo - you have no doubt noticed the lovely journal picture, yes? I have written the words "By Bettie Lee Turner" on the first page, on the 2nd page I have written "Chapter One" and beneath that, these words:

The enemy came to him, craven and wasted, as they all became in the end.

I don't know what that means, it might be completely destroyed and rewritten at some point, but I'm sure it has to do with the lovely lady on the cover of the journal (by artist Selina Fenech - she is fairy magic!). I don't think she's the enemy, and obviously, she's not male... but I have a story I plan on handwriting in this journal. Just a paragraph or two at a time. I'm sure no one will care about it until I'm a famous, in demand author. (Aw, you look so cute when you grab your belly and laugh!)

Speaking of laughing... ok, I have no segway into this last bit, but I do have a song.

I see people talk about "soundtracks" for their writing projects all the time, and I never quite got what they meant. My responses to questions of "soundtracks" were probably way off the mark, because I thought they meant "what do you listen to while writing" - which is far different from having songs that MATCH what you are writing. Well, I finally have a song for Jale and Baerwen. Except their love is not ill fated. Sorry. I guess that's a dealbuster, telling folk they aren't going to break up, but the song does match what's going on in the story, and I'm even bein' all writerly and adjusting some of their backstory to match (coming in Spiritcaster: stay tuned!!) Much of the Dragongar stories, which people assume have "tropes" because I have dragon/human bonding, prophesy, etc, was about bucking tropes. Jale and Baerwen are FOREVER! If you don't like it, you can suck it. (and just because they don't break up... doesn't mean that one of them doesn't die! duh duhh duuhhn.....)

Last random thing: if someone comes to me with a button to push to get a million dollars, I'm pushin' it. Sorry. I'm a bad, bad girl...


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sorry guys...

As a blogger, there are times when you have access to people and you also have access to giving off your rage.

I am sorry this is not a writing entry... this is about that dumb ugly bitch Julia on Rehab Party at the Hard Rock.

She's not a nice person.

I don't like her and think she should get over herself.

Now I'm going back to watch ghosty tv.

More editing later.

This is why you shouldn't watch pop culture crap, when you are not a pop culture fan. You lash out inappropriately on your blog. Live and learn, kids. Live and Learn.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Blogman Badge

CR Ward over at nominated me for the Blogman Badge! apparently, you must go through a series of rites in order to post this on your blog:

1. Tell us your favorite superhero and why
2. Copy the badge and post it to your blog
3. Present the badge to five other worthy bloggers
4. Post links to five people you nominate
5. Let your nominees know they've been chosen

To perform the First Rite:

So - to perform the first rite: I shall tell you of my deep affection for Wonder Woman. Yes. She of the American Flag turned Bustier. She not only had an invisible plane and the lasso of truth, but the strength of the Amazon, the gifts given her by Aphrodite, man-killing beauty, and bracelets... that could repel bullets. Her accessories did not define her, they made her look good, and they kicked ass, too!

I think my love of Wonder Woman had to do with the simple fact that she was a brunette. I know how stupid this sounds, but hear me out. I had an older, beautiful sister with pale, perfect skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. In the seventies, this was the definition of beauty. They were everywhere, and anywhere there was a blonde, there was a mousy brunette (often with glasses, another of my afflictions) standing in her shadow. Charlie’s Angels: the only brunette was brainy and sorta mean. Three’s Company: Chrissy Snow was the beauty. Janet Wood was smart and sensible, but clearly took a back seat to the blonde. I was an avid reader of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books, and she also had a pretty sister with long, blonde hair that Laura always admired, suggesting that somehow, she came up short for having brown hair.

Wonder Woman didn’t take second seat to anybody! She was tough, sexy, took risks, and was never in anyone’s shadow. Yeah, I know, she wears a leotard. The bustier is a bit much. And all of a sudden, she can fly due to some weird, alien technology because the damn plane got stuck on some alien planet. Also - the theme music on the 70’s tv show? Listen to it, and not start spinning around and thinking of uses for the Lasso of Truth!

Now: the 2nd rite:


Rites 3 and 4

Sarah Dooley at Dooley Noted I wish I could write like this woman.

Spamwarrior at How to be a Perfect Lady This girl is the blogjam-master!!

Steve at Steven’s Spot One of my support system, who beats health demons and is dedicated to his sobriety

Jade at Jade hears voices : Another whose bloggums make me jealous

Adam at Editing Hat : An all-around joyous gentleman, and damn funny.

please note that I didn’t name sparklepeaches or Lori, because Adam will want to....

and rite 5: done via AW and blog comments.

I shall blather on tomorrow about my edits. For now, I shall revel in my newfound status.