Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pick a Little, Talk a Little

Since I'm not reading enough (ha ha) I added The Woman in White to my proverbial nightstand... five days ago. I'm about 75% through, and I already am calling it one of my favorite books. It has romance (not much), mystery, adventure, suspense, believable characters, likeable characters, hateable characters, and a neatly woven plot. I'm appreciating it as an artist, but mostly (as it should be) as a reader.

Now, to convince my home theater to put on the stage version of it (written by the author himself.) Or... to endeavor once again to secure a directing position elsewhere*. Those are the questions. I still want to direct Little Women (I found a fab script), but again, no theater. I thought my theatre days were over. Maybe they are. *shrug*

Oh, this is a writing blog. Silly me :P

I haven't been writing too much lately. As you can see from the progress widget in the sidebar, I've managed to surpass 4k on "Blink in, Blink out." Yay me *\o/* I am taking another short break from it all. This break has lasted for a few days. Am I worried? No. Am I itching to write? Not right now. Am I craving chocolate? You'd know something was wrong if I wasn't ;)

Well (or WQuell, as I first typed), I think that's it for now. Just thought I'd let you know that I have not died, but still have the write to remain silent ;)

Ciao!

Bethy
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*Long, frustrating story

Friday, January 20, 2012

Buzzzzzzz

Last night I signed up for Holly Lisle's Free Plot Outline Course. I've already done the first lesson. Woot! I can't wait for the second one :)

Not only do I have a beginning and know how the book ends, I have fifty-three different scene ideas. So excited. Too bad you can only use PayPal for the courses that charge. You have to have a credit card to have a PayPal account. For different reasons, I don't have a credit card, nor will I be getting one any time soon. Bummer :/

Oh, and I've read two books so far this year: "Ivanhoe" and "Sugar Rush." Am currently reading "11/22/63" (still) and "While You are Sleeping."

Busy, busy, busy O:)

Bee!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Reading and Writing My Butt off... Oh My!

See what I did there?

'Hem.

Anyway...

I'm now reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King, Shakespeare's poems and sonnets, Ivanhoe, and Sugar Rush by Kimber An. My brain is fried (I first typed "fired." My brain is fired!)

Also, I've been plotting. I love new ideas! But seriously, stop dropping in randomly and demanding attention. Sheesh.

I'm still trying to be patient with myself. Crappy 1st drafts are a MUST. Plotting is GOOD. Attempting to publish after thirty is A VERY GOOD IDEA. I'll have less than three years, but that gives me more time to focus on, you know, the actual writing part. Then, when I reach thirty, I'll probably change it to thirty-five, and so on and so forth. Hey, I know there was an author who wasn't published until their 60s or 70s... or 80s. I cannot recall.

*bats eyelashes*

Buh-bye, Bill!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Snappy New Year

Listening to: Breaking Dawn soundtrack (Hey, the movies may stink, but the music is awesome)
Reading: 11/22/63 by Stephen King, and Shakespeare's poems and sonnets
Words written so far in 2012: 530-ish (I can't remember the number)
Eating: A bagel with cream cheese and Garlic Garlic (Tastefully Simple--YUM!)

The Disorderlies is closing in on four-thousand words. Woot-woot! And I actually like the opening.

That is all.

'Night.