Vampire Movies

August 28, 2009 at 1:43 am (Guests, Sites, or Books, Uncategorized, Vampire Blogs and Webs) ()

Here are the trailers for 26 vampire movies. But they didn’t include some of my favorites, so I won’t call it the Top Vampire movies.

http://www.hecklerspray.com/top-26-vampire-movies/200936614.php

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Still Writ’n

August 25, 2009 at 10:21 am (Writing Journal)

Gone Writing

Gone Writing

A month ago I took off from blogging to write. I am only on page 27 of the final edit of FREEDOM, but I did get almost 3/4th of the way through a second draft of REVENGE until I bogged down with story problems. I haven’t managed to write anything in over a week.

I should have remembered how the crowded summer conditions affect me. I need space, peace and quiet, alone time. I don’t need to be arguing with my 10 year old know-it-all grandson, or my three year old know-it-all granddaughter (she copies her brother). The summer also means lots of company, and all my daughter’s friends have kids too. Oh, the screaming, yelling, splashing in the pool. Not even earphones dealt with the noise level. I finally lost it last week and became a screaming harpy. Everyone was shocked and have been going out of their way to be nice to me. Things are getting better. My grandson is spending the week visiting his father, and my granddaughter went to play with friends today. Unexpectedly I have a day by myself. It is quiet and restful. But instead of writing, I’m blogging. Complaining about the fact that I haven’t accomplished nearly what I expected or hoped for.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel. School starts soon. In less than 2 weeks, I will be free to write. My granddaughter will be going to school and a babysitter and I will have the whole day to myself to actually be a writer. It excites me and scares me at the same time. So the question is, can I finish the final edit of FREEDOM before I go in for Carpal Tunnel surgery on September 23rd? I hate copy editing. It takes me so long to even edit one page. I know it is worth it, it is necessary if I want a book that is finished and I am proud of, but the going over and over each page, sentence, word looking minutely for errors or finding just the right word or phrase is frankly boring. And I tend to procrastinate and resist the process. Someday I’ll blog about the pain it causes or maybe figure out a better way to handled it.

But right now, I am going to take another month off to write and hopefully I will be more productive in the coming month than I have been in the last month. Then as I said, September 23rd I have surgery and I won’t be able to use my hand for 2 weeks.

So I will see you about October 10th.

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