Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Title (because I'm all about that blog)

Before I get into today's post, here's a quick reminder that I'm blogging far oftener at The Blog of Beth Overmyer than here. But don't think I'm abandoning this place entirely. At least, not yet.

Now, onto the meat of things. Namely, silly photos that need captioning.

For example:

Doesn't this just scream "WRITE ABOUT ME"?

Also, for your consideration:

Awesome mini book and creep-tastical doll? "OUR STORIES MUST BE TOLD!"


Or how about....

"I've seen better days."

And, in case you were wondering...YES, I had no idea what to blog about. Happy Tuesday, brah.
~Beth

Monday, May 30, 2016

Thank You

Thank you to those who served this country and paid the ultimate price for it.

Thank you to the families and friends of those who sacrificed it all.

Today, we remember the fallen heroes.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Alive

Hello. Alive. Writing.

I've made a schedule for myself, writing at 10:00 every night until I reach 500 words (or more depending on my mood.) It's worked pretty well so far. Four nights in a row, I surpassed my goal. Last night I took off from writing, it being the day of rest and all.

It's almost time for my next session. I left off at an interesting part. This should be...fun.

How is YOUR writing going? If you're not a writer, how's work? School? Your hobbies? Inquiring minds want to know!

Laterz,
Beth

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Snippets

Hey, y'all! Just a friendly reminder that I'm blogging more frequently at my main blog, The Blog of Beth Overmyer. There, I posted a few snippets from my main works-in-progress, but here I'm going to post some snippets from less recent WIPs. Ready? I'm not :-S

From The God Machine -

Charlie didn't help. He tried giving me pointers, but he wasn't getting along with Danny any better than I was. We both were sailors traversing rough seas. At least, that's what Charlie said.
"Try complimenting her on her clothes. Chicks dig that." Yeah, that went down well.
I cleared my throat as Danny wandered past. "Hey!" I said, perhaps too loudly.
She jumped, shot me a dark look and then stomped off. Even as I shouted the compliment after her, she continued to stalk away at top speed.
Later, right before lunch, Charlie took me aside. "Maybe you could talk to Danny about herself. You know, ask her questions and stuff. Girls like it when you take an interest in them… Oh, and try not to shout this time.”
Again I tried and failed. "Where are you from?" "What are your parents like?" "What are their names?" Etc.
After a few stiff answers, she left her half-eaten sandwich and with an "Excuse me," she stormed off to the porch.
"What did I do now?" I muttered.

Charlie smirked at me. "I said ask her questions, not interrogate."

From my second attempt at a novel (in my teens), One Was Let to Slip Away - 

Einar sighed as they stopped and turned to face one another. “Falí is well, is he not?” he asked, to which Clissier nodded. “What new ill tidings do you wish to bear to me, then?”

     They had arrived where a few wicked trees seemed to close in about them, grabbing at their cloaks with twisted hands, meaning to trip and ruin them. But the fingers instantly recoiled as Falí came tramping along close behind. He swiped at the cracked hands with an open palm, and they retreated farther, trembling at the contact. Laughing, Falí smote another low branch and commanded the rest of the bracken to part the way.

     “Careful, Falí,” Clissier warned him. Her eyes burned with a dangerous fire, and Falí quickly obeyed as the inferno swept over him. (Author's note: UGH.)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Rained Out

I've been close to gathering up my tent, packing the supplies, putting out the dying embers of the fire, and heading back home to Reality. Camp NaNoWriMo isn't going as well as I had hoped it would. But never you fear: LIFE HAPPENS.  Life has happened to me. But words will happen again.

How about you? How's YOUR writing going? If you're not a writer, what're you readin'?

Beth

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Goin' Campin'

I'm packin' my bags and leavin' the comforts of home...

NOT! ...-ish.

Okay, okay. What I'm really doing is participating in Camp NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in April.

Curious? Here's a link: CLICK ME

I'm working on a project I started last year: The Warring Goblet (working title.) I plan on adding another 29,999 words to the manuscript before May 1st. Can I do it? I'm not sure, but I'll try.

Wish me luck!
Beth

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Whip that WIP!

A new month is here. I'm still here. Writing, reading, and--a little arithmetic, but not much. I hit SUBMIT on a manuscript, and sent out another via mail. So, fingers crossed! Actually, I don't believe in luck. If you are so inclined, please pray for me. Seriously.

Books I've read this year (in no particular order):

1. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
2. Dorothy Must Die
3. The Wicked Will Rise
4. Lock & Mori
5. Brooklyn
6. The Ripper Gene
7. Emma by Jane Austen (finished it, is more like it)
8. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (ditto)
9. Gunpowder Green

Right now I'm reading The Magicians. And there are hundreds of others on the TBR pile. Yeah.

I posted on my other blog that I have three main works-in-progress. I'll mention them here:

1. The Warring Goblet (heroic fantasy) Poldark meets Home Alone meets Lord of the Rings
2. Doomsday (high fantasy) Harry Potter meets Jurassic Park meets Frequency
3. Untitled (paranormal mystery) Merlin meets Community meets an Agatha Christie novel meets Wonder

Fun times.

Speaking of writing, I should be doing that. Right now. Other than blogging, but of course.

Ciao!
Beth