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...



  1. That is an excellent first sentence! Go with that and you'll have a great novel.

  2. Great lead-in! Best of luck with the editing and Nano.

    For my current project, I did a soundtrack in the classic sense: songs that fit the characters, setting and plot.

  3. Love that first line! :D



    PS. The other stuff wot you wrote here was cool, too.

  4. I also like the line. I hope you incorporate it. Good luck with the edits.

  5. I lurve you guys... I give you all squishy hugs and wiggles!

    Thank you for's the compliments! :)

  6. I love that first line! It sounds like the perfect start to your NaNo novel.

  7. OOh, I'm gonna do NaNo, too. Maybe I'll even win this year.

  8. Thanks guys! Hey - we're ALL gonna win NaNo! :) Next blog post should hopefully be about the NaNoness!

  9. I'm not a big one sentence paragraoh person, but I like it a lot.

    Keep writing!!!

  10. pssst! That was just the first line of the paragraph! I wrote two and a half pages on it last night. I think it is shaping up to a be a good story.