Saturday, January 24, 2009


The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more. ~Wilson Mizener

You know what? I slept in today... sort of. I was awake early, but DH isn't home (he did an overnight at his BILs camp -- camp cleanup yesterday and snowmobiling today), so instead of worrying about waking him because I was restless, I just stayed there. I let the cat in and she flopped onto my head (why do they DO that?) and the dog snored beside me and all was well with the world.

Until DH called... lol. It was early, but he knows I'm *always* up early.

In any case, I can see the attraction of laying around like a lazy slug-a-bed.


DD and I watched "Nancy Drew" yesterday. She loved it, I thought it was okay. I loved Bruce Willis' cameo, very cute. But what cracked me up is that my DD is hitting the stage where she's noticing boys, but it's uncomfortable. So, at the end of the movie, when Ned and Nancy share a very chaste kiss, she got all scrunched up on the couch and said, "Don't do it, don't do it!" and hid behind her hands. I said, "I can fast forward." She said, "NO!", but still watched through her fingers. *sniff* My little girl is growing up.


Would you believe I started brainstorming a sequel to the fantasy I'm working on? I'm only 23,000 words into this one! But, I couldn't help myself. There's a character in this story who deserves a HEA and I want to give it to her. First things first, though. I need to finish this one. I will -- I like it a lot. It's challenging to write a fantasy, though. Despite the fact I get to play God and decide what works and how, and if things behave in certain ways, it still has to make sense. So, if I say -- "This rock is sentient", I have to have a reason for that, a purpose AND make it work.

It's doubly tough working with psychic powers, which a few of my characters have. I have to remember that they always have them, not just when it's convenient.

And there is more -- but world-building is hard and I know I haven't done the best job I can. I'm going to have to make sure I take care of any problems or lacks when I go back and edit. In the meantime, I'm still moving forward.


Re: yesterday's post and hair.

Brandy, I don't know how you can wear your hair the same way every day -- doesn't it hurt?

Amy, I use headbands, but they still bother me after awhile -- and the soft kind tend to slip out of my hair unless I let my hair stay wicked curly.

Gay, yep I like to change things with my hair, too. My only problem is that my hair grows VERY slow, so when I do something drastic (like the last two times I did Locks of Love) it can take forever to get back to where it was. It take MORE than a year to grow ten inches of hair for me.


Your International Spy Name is Honey Steel

Your Code Name: The Pirate

You Reside in: Stockholm

Why You're a Good Spy: You have total recall

Okay... sounds more like my porn movie name, but hey ... I can see the fun in it. "Don't call me sweetheart, my name is Honey."



Judy said...

My name is Electra Frost (isn't that a refrigerator?)

Your Code Name: Sunburn

You Reside in: Paris

Why You're a Good Spy: You're a good lover

Okay.. I'm good with that :-)

MomJane said...

About fantasy writing. I read a book recently by an author you recommended. Time travel is involved, and the thing is....they would go back and forth in time without using any specific method. It would just happen, and luckily, they would bring people with them. Not everyone, but just those that were involved in the story line. They would pick and choose. No rational way, even by sci fi reasoning that it would happen. No magic belt, no specific place, no person who could time travel,it would just happen at the most convenient time. I lost interest in the story when I read this.

Charity said...

Oh, I slept in today, too! But I have a cold, so I think that's justified. I know I owe a JaNo post, too. I'll try to squeeze that in today.

And hey, writing begets writing. I'm not surprised you're getting more ideas.

Ceri Hebert said...

Your International Spy Name is Electra Supernova

Your Code Name: The Butcher

You Reside in: Amsterdam

Why You're a Good Spy: You're a good lover

Um, okay.

I slept on a recliner last night because everytime I lay down I cough. I didn't get much sleep.

My daughter is 12 and she's been noticing boys for a long time. She hates kissing scenes. Her reaction: "My eyes! They burn!" But she still likes boys.

Have fun with your fantasy. Maybe by plotting the sequel will be an incentive to get the first one finished. :) Working on a scene from my fantasy today.

Tori Lennox said...

Writing fantasy is fun, isn't it? :)

Re spy names, using my real name, I'm:

Your International Spy Name is Baby X
Your Code Name: The Eunuch
You Reside in: Amsterdam
Why You're a Good Spy: You're a fast driver

O-kaaay. Now using Tori Lennox:

Your International Spy Name is Honey Whisper
Your Code Name: Checkmate
You Reside in: Amsterdam
Why You're a Good Spy: You have total recall

Man, they really want me living in Amsterdam! LOL!

Dru said...

When I sleep in, I feel I lost a day.

Your International Spy Name is Crystal Supernova

Your Code Name: The Pirate

You Reside in: Venice

Why You're a Good Spy: You're sneaky

Amy said...

Almost done with my YA and I've got a JUICY single title talking to I'm plotting that on the side (in all my spare time, dontchyano).

The soft headbands will slip backward on my head, but not off (I have way too much hair for that, and wicked curly is its only MO). But they keep my hair off my face, which is the goal. Not great for going out in public, but fine for at home.

Your International Spy Name is Anaconda Day

Your Code Name: The Eunuch
You Reside in: Paris
Why You're a Good Spy: You a master at disguise

OMG! My code name totally cracked me up!

Brandy said...

Your fantasy sounds more and more intriguing to me! *G*
As for my hair, I have fine, curly hair that tends to frizz around my face and it drives me batty. I wear it in a braid every day, but it's pretty loose and my hair is also thin, so it is long (it hits the small of my back), but isn't heavy. I can't wear pony tails or headbands, they make my head pound.
My Spy Name :Your International Spy Name is Electra Danger
Your Code Name: The Pirate
You Reside in: Venice
Why You're a Good Spy: You can talk your way out of anything

I can? Cool! *G*

I hope you enjoyed your day!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

The whole thing about writing about psychic powers - SO agree.

One of my students had this ongoing stories where two of the main characters were mind readers - we spent a lot of class time discussing specifics, inconsistencies, how that would change someone's view of the world, etc. It was pretty interesting and pretty frustrating for the student!