Mar 30, 2007

Writer's Workshop Today...

...from 8:30 to 4:30 with an hour for lunch. That's a long time to engage the brain for someone who hasn't been in school since, uh, hot pants were hot.

But I think some of it sank in. It was about Empowering Characters' Emotions and we had to bring our first three chapters and 5 highlighter markers. Let's see if I can remember. Yellow for internalization, blue for dialog, green for description, orange for tension and the elusive pink for emotion. Red underline for everything else. Then we marked up our chapters. What we hoped for was a rainbow effect in our writing...which is what mine was...even some smatterings of pink...phew!

If you're interested, our speaker Margie Lawson is starting an online workshop April 2.

Now I'm all jazzed to start something new. The question is what.

Mar 21, 2007

DSL and the new Blogger

It's a big week for me. I was the last living soul on dial up and evidently the last one left on old blogger because they MADE me sign up for the new one tonight. I must admit it was easy...especially with the new DSL. Ordinarily I embrace change but sometimes being the last one on the bandwagon means all the kinks have been worked out beforehand. Hope that's true this time.

Writing Wreport:

I had a request from a NY agent for the first 100 pages of For Richer or Repo today! Also I've started a final draft of my very first novel (paranormal romance) which according to some things I've read lately is very hot right now. CurvyKathy31: Confessions of a Chat Addict is with an E-publisher. Since it's about internet dating I figure an e-publisher would be fitting. Certainly not my first choice but that book is rapidly becoming obsolete...and if it does well online then they publish it for real.

Mar 19, 2007

Blog Block

It's similar to writer's block...only worse. Because it's a symptom of a much more serious malady--BLS (Boring Life Syndrome). I used to have lots to write about...and when I didn't have anything urgent on my mind I could always put up a pic of my

It's not that I'm not happy. (Sorry, John for the double negative.) Things are going along swimmingly. But let's face it. When all the plates are spinning as they should that makes for pretty boring blog posts. Maybe I should bring back Freaky Fridays. Boy, was I popular then!