Sunday, November 30, 2008
Ah, it wasn't THAT bad. It could've been much worse. *sigh*
Got home from work and started playing a video game. That is never good. Two hours later...well, my brain seriously was fried. :D
Um, anything else? I reviewed Frostbite and Shadow Kiss by Richelled Mead over on G&BB. Man, that series rocks. :)
I'm tired. Going to finish up an entry over on G&BB and then I'm off to bed. Hope everyone has a great weekend...you lucky bums. :~P
Friday, November 28, 2008
So, today was Black Friday. Uh-huh...BORING! I spent most of my day writing, if that tells you anything. *sigh*
Um, had this really, really...intense dream focusing on me and someone I know. It was hand's down one of the most vivid and also one of the most erotic. And what made it worse was seeing this person today. They have no idea. It was downright embarrassing!
Has that happened to anyone or is just me? *sigh* And I don't even really like this person, other than to think they're attractive. I'm not interested in them as anything other than a person (if that makes sense). However, that dream? If it were real? Sheemuhneemy. All I can say is smokin' and then some. That's what I get for reading some pretty smokin' hot erotica last night when I was more asleep than awake. LOL!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
My parents left about 4:30 and I got home about 40 minutes ago. It was just a nice peaceful day.
So, I wanted to do a Thanksgiving thanks today. It's short and sweet, but it's true. Here you go!
- I'm thankful for my family
- My Friends (both online and in person)
- A good job
- My Freedom
- Good Books
- The DIK ladies (hi, girls!)
- The romance community in general (with a few exceptions)
- Great blogs
- My blog(s)
- My dog...even when she drives me nuts
I'm sure there are more, but these are the biggies. Again, I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. I'm going to go play the Sims 2 for awhile and then write...I think. My brain is on overload thinking about my upcoming work week. What was I thinking?!?
The Ultimate Color Test
When you are at peace, you are:
When you are moved to act, you are:
Giving and warm
When you are inspired, you are:
Creative and productive
When your life is perfectly balanced, you are:
Philosophical and expressive
Your life's purpose is:
To live a passionate life
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I'm doing okay. Things are still going pretty bonkers on my end (personal-wise), but as per usual I'm trying to keep positive. Positive thinking...is it a good thing? Honestly, I dunno. My brain is so full of stuff, it's kind of sad really. *sigh*
I read a really cute e-book the other night. I was over on Samhain's website when I came across a new release. It's called Wishful Thinking by Evangeline Anderson. I'd never read any of her stuff, though I'd heard of her m/m stuff. I really liked the book. It's book 1 in a new series about 3 sisters whose lives are seriously messed up by a lazy godmother who doesn't care about them like she should. In WT, it's Phil's story. She's the eldest of the three and the way her story plays out is pretty surprising.
It's an interesting story, but it surprised me that sex doesn't enter the picture about 3/4 of the way through the story. However, it fits the way it's written. I really liked it and will be reviewing it on G&BB soon. Here's the linkage to the book, if you're interested. :)
I'm hoping we'll be dead at work tomorrow so I can go home early. I have dinner plans with a friend of mine. I still have no idea what's going on for Thursday. I'm hoping it'll be drama-free and fun. Here's hoping. :~S
And so I'm off. Going to maybe write for awhile and then it'll be off to bed. I hope everyone is doing well. Ciao!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Um, yeah. Ms. Pettigrew (or whatver the name was) was ridiculous. I got about 20 minutes into it and was so bored I turned it off. Made of Honor? I'm not really sure what I thought of it. It had some super funny moments, but it really wasn't that great of a movie. In a lot of ways, it just annoyed me. Here are some of the reasons why.
1. Patrick Dempsey as Tom is a horndog. He meets the heroine (Hannah) back in 1998 at a frat party when he mistakes her for her roommate and jumps into bed naked. Snarky wordage ensues and as they jump 10 years into the future, he's still a horndog and Hannah is his best friend.
2. Hannah was a limp noodle. Annoying and milquetoast. Had no personality and I have no idea how she got not only Tom's attention, but her fiance's as well. ugh!
3. Completely at random he just decides he's in love with her, but when she comes back from Scotland (after 6 weeks, mind you) she's engaged to someone else.
4. He gets asked to be her Maid of Honor and goes about doing his best to sabotage her wedding because he wants her for himself.
Basically, the movie just annoyed the living daylights out of me. The only good thing? Kevin McKidd. I am not a fan of redheaded men, but he puts up a good fight. Tall, Scottish, wears kilts. *sigh*
And so, I give Made of Honor a C-. It has it's cute moments (as I said), but the annoying ones more than overtake the cute. How sad.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Have you ever read a series that just blew your mind for the sheer storyness of the story (if that makes sense)? About a week ago, I was over on the Book Smugglers blog and they were reviewing Shadow Kiss, Book 3 in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. I'd read one of her adult paranormals and though I liked her voice, I hated her main character. However, the review for SK was so...good, I couldn't resist.
The other day when I stopped by B&N, I went over to the YA section and picked up all three books in the series (so far). All I can say is...whoa! Book 1 was pretty good, book 2 got better and by book 3, I was shaking my head at the story. Talk about smacking me sideways! I've only reviewed book 1 so far, but plan on reviewing books 2 and 3.
One thing I like about this series (and the House of Night series by PC & Kristin Cast) is that they show the main characters as real teenagers. They aren't perfect and make some really dumb mistakes, but they learn and grown. I think that's one reason why the Twilight series made me so mad. Throughout the story there's absolutely no growth of Bella. By the end she's still the obnoxious, self-centered brat she was when the first book started.
I WANT character growth. I want characters to go from what they were when the story first started to a character that has grown both emotionally & spiritually. I hate self-centered people. They just get on my nerves.
That's what I've been struggling with in my current WIP. Kara, the heroine starts out the story pretty self-centered. All she thinks about is herself, but when her father dies and makes her the new Alpha of the Pack, it makes her grow up and have to think about the Pack as a whole and not like she used to see it.
It's so hard to give characters human charateristics. I want them to come across as fully human, not caricatures of humans. Why is it so hard? I mean, I have certain things down pat (I hope) like dialogue and such, but trying to get them to do things and make stupid mistakes that they can learn from. That's where I'm having troubles. *sigh*
And can you believe that this was not what I'd planned on talking about? Argh! Aw well, whatever. It's still a good topic. :)
I'm off to bed. My sleeping pill is kicking in with a vengeance. Whoo-hoo! :~P
Friday, November 21, 2008
The bad news I got yesterday continues to boil over. It's really serious and affects the whole family, though some more than others. I just keep praying, hoping things will calm down somewhere along the line. Why are there years like this where there's just continual bad news with very little good news to tide me over? My grandpa died in March, my mom had 2 surgeries and now this. The only good thing (and it was a very good thing) was the birth of my nephew.
I'm trying very hard to stay positive though. Next week is Thanksgiving, so I've been trying to come up with a Thanksgiving list. I try to do this every year to keep myself positive. There are always things to be thankful for, but some years are harder than others.
And on that note...I'm going to bed.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
And now, trying not to dwell on what's going on, I want to talk about music. I've been a fan of music since I can remember. So many of my memories are linked to music in some way. My mom loves music too and made sure as my brother and I were growing up that we were surrounded by it.
When I was really little, it was the Good, The Bad, and The Ugly soundtrack. First off, I love that movie, but the soundtrack is just awesome. It's so...epic in its sound and every time I hear it, it reminds me of my brother and I bouncing on the couch as we listened to it on repeat on the record player.
Duran Duran was a big one for me when I was about 8. My best friend's elder sister was about 6 years older than me and gorgeous. She would be getting ready for dates listening to Rio and I remember laying on their bunkbeds not only wishing that I was as gorgeous as she was, but that I loved John Taylor. :)
As I've gotten older, my musical taste continually changes and grows. For the longest time I wouldn't listen to Broadway musicals, but now I love Les Miserable and Miss Saigon. So, why am I talking about music? Well, it's to introduce this group to you all.
For years and years I've been a Metallica fan. I say anything before the Black album is awesome. LOL! Anyway, there's been this song playing on our local rock station that I really liked and I did some research on the band playing. Found out that they started out playing classical music in their native Finland, but being the metal guys that they were, they decided to do something different. They became a Metallica cover band, playing their cellos to Metallica's music. This video here is their cover of Nothing Else Matters...and it's unbelievably beautiful.
The name of the group is Apocalyptica and they are...unbelievable. They thrash to some of the heaviest, fastest, rockingest songs out there and then come up with something beautiful like the above song.
If you love beautiful music with an edge, I cannot recommend this band enough. I bought their latest CD and am going to get more. It's phenomenal stuff. No, I'm not being paid to pimp their music. I'm just a big believer in pimping where pimping is due. :) If you're interested in looking into them, here's the link to their site. They've got a bunch of their videos and such. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Today was my day off and though I had all of these grand plans to go out and get stuff done...It didn't happen. *sigh* I know, I'm horrid, but when it's my scheduled day off, I just don't really care if I actually get anything done. Sad, isn't it?
I rewatched Jane Eyre. I'd rented it from the library and loved it so much I had to get my own copy. I'm thinking I should start a crusade for that movie like Kristie did for North and South. In some ways I think this movie is better than N&S, due to the fact that there's obvious sexual tension going on between Mr. Rochester and Jane almost from the beginning where with N&S Mr. Thornton just all of a sudden decides he's in love with Margaret and there's no real build up to that moment (if that makes sense).
Somewhere along the line I will have to write a true review for this movie just to show you why I love it so much. *sigh*
Got a couple of Georgette Heyer books in the mail to review. I read them and enjoyed them, but I've come to the conclusion that she is just not the writer for me. For one thing she overused slang from the time period she's writing for and since I don't know what 99% of the words mean, I got horribly confused. And secondly, though she was a good writer, she just doesn't do it for me. She's definitely no Jane Austen. :) I shall review them shortly over on G&BB.
And that's about it in my neck of the woods. I'm glad to hear that Wendy and her man are home safe and that their apartment is still in one piece. I'm still saying a prayer for all of those out there without homes or who are still not allowed to go back. Hugs to you all!
And good night!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I've had this picture before. There's something so appealing about the smile, the dimples and the musculature. Also, the tattoos don't hurt. :)
I'm not usually into blonds, but this guy has the most stunning eyes I think I've ever seen. He's what I would call the boy next door cute. Pretty lips and stubble. Looks like he just rolled out of bed. *sigh*
Humina-humina. Okay, I have a confession. I love glasses on a guy (if they fit the shape of his face...like this hunky specimen). Also, his body? HELLO! LOL! He makes me think of some corporate big-shot who looks like this after work. Or the boss who seduces his spunky secretary after a hard days work. I think I read too many romance novels. :)
This guy's lips are the thing that pop out to me in this picture. I mean, he's really pretty, but those lips are scrumptious. *sigh* I know, I know, it's been a long time since I've even dated a guy and maybe I AM hard-up, but seriously. Hawt!
Last but not least, our friend the push-up guy. What can I say? He's ripped, but isn't so bulky that he's gross. I hate men who are super bulked up. It's gross and the thought of actually sleeping with a guy like that grosses me out somethin' fierce. I'm a big fan of the long, lean muscle like this guy. *sigh*
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I think I'm losing my mind, but other than that, I'm just fine. Whee!!!! Wish me luck. LOL!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Work is finally kicking in. Yay! We were pretty much slammed all day today. It was nice to feel like I was actually working. We don't get that way all that often, so it was nice. :)
I think I've hit a major roadblock in my WIP. I don't know why. It's not like it sucks or anything. I think after I'm done on here, I'm going to go pull it up, read it over and see what happens. *sigh*
I got more books in the mail! Whoot! I love books. :D
I've seriously gotta start budgeting for a house. I want to get my own place so bad I can almost taste it. I'm so tired of living at home. Don't get me wrong. I love my parents, but we're all kind of sick of each other, I think and it'd be nice to have my own space. *sigh*
I cleaned a week or so ago and my room isn't bad, but I've seriously got to figure out how to organize it. At this point I've got piles of crap everywhere. I hate being a packrat and a slob. It gets really old after awhile.
And that's about it. I'm going to go write now. Wish me luck. :)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Yesterday I downloaded Napster. I don't really care if I actually download music so much as just listening to whatvever I want. I got a 7-day free trial, so we'll see if I like it. If not, I'll move on. Won't be out any fundage, so I don't really care. :)
I'm trying to come up with some sort of theme music-wise to go with my book. Truthfully I got totally stuck in the book and now I think I might have an idea of how to fix it. *crossing fingers* This story is so important to me and I really hope I can continue on. I think it's been good that I've given myself a couple of days off from it. Will I end up regretting giving myself those few days? I don't think so. Sometimes a person just has to walk away to give themselves a new perspective. That's how I'm looking at it anyway. *sigh*
I rented Step Up 2. It was okay. The final dance sequence was pretty awesome. The actor who plays the love interest is a total hottie. I'm not usually into blonds, but he was scrumptious. :) Also, the actor who plays Moose? Is all of 15 and can dance like nobodies business. If I were about that age, he totally would've been a guy I would've gone for. I like the kind of geeky, nerdy types who have really cool side-projects. :)
I'm so glad I found my MP3 player. I'd forgotten what I'd downloaded. :) I know there's a way to make files and stuff, but I'm totally clueless on how to do it. *sigh* So, I'll just listen to what I've got.
I'm really, really out of it tonight. I took a couple of sleeping pills about an hour ago. Here's hoping they kick in soon.
Trying to see if I can grow out my nails and stop biting them. *snort* I've been trying to quit biting my nails for...YEARS! Argh! And why is it that only one nail grows like a weed while the rest just kind of stumble along? I want nails like my mom's. Her's are gorgeous and strong. I've got to quit. Maybe since I've stopped drinking pop and have proved to myself that I CAN stop doing stuff like that? Hmmm...it's a thought to ponder.
My 3 days on DIK come up soon. I'm supposed to be over there from the 20th to the 23rd. Right before Thanksgiving. I've got some really cool things planned, so keep your eyes out. :)
Well, I think the sleeping pill is kicking in. Have a great night, everybody!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Today was such a lazy day. It was wonderful! I was up until about 3:30ish going thru youtube and watching excerpts of a couple of movies I want to rent. I'm a huge geek when it comes to dance movies like Step Up, Save The Last Dance, etc. I can't dance...AT ALL. I'm like the Queen of being Uncoordinated, so I guess I like to live vicariously through the people who can dance.
I've watched a couple of movies that didn't get much play in the theaters, but were pretty awesome to watch. One of them was called Stomp the Yard. It's about a guy who is this close to going to juvie, but he gets his life in order after his little brother is killed. It's actually not that bad of a movie and the dancing? Oh, wow! These guys do things that don't look even remotely possible to do with your body. And the guys in the movie? Smokin' hawt. What I like is that even though most of the guys who are in the movie are inner-city kids, the talking isn't all ghetto and basically indecipherable. The guys are articulate and I can actually understand them. :)
I remember when I was a little girl and the TV show FAME was on TV. We didn't have a TV when I was growing up, but I got as much TV watching in as I could at friends houses. FAME was one of those shows. I loved it. The drama, the dancing, the singing. It was pretty much a ridiculous show, but I didn't care. :)
Does anyone else remember the Saturday morning show Kid's Incorporated? I LOVED that show! Whenever I spent the weekend over at my grandparents, that show was the one I had to watch every week. Music videos, awful acting...*sigh* Cute boys. LOL!
I'm not musically talented at all, but I sure love watching shows where the characters are. I always wished I was mucical in some ways, especially dancing, but when you're born with two left feet...I'll leave it at that. :D
I think I'm going to try to get some writing done. Yay! Keep your fingers crossed for me. :)
I haven't slept very well for about a week. I think I should've taken a sleeping pill tonight. I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to get up tomorrow if I did.
I love how in this movie, she's got a huge crush on Chris Grandy as a teen and yet when she sees him as an adult, he's a goofball, whereas Matty is a total hottie. I don't think Mark Ruffalo is all that hot most of the time, but in this movie he's just stinkin' adorable.
I also feel for Jenna. I understand how it feels like to want to be like everyone else. I never really could've been like everyone else, because physically I was so much bigger than everyone else. I hated how she treated Matty at the beginning, but it was interesting to watch how their relationship changed. It just makes my heart ache. *sigh*
But I love it when she first realizes she's jumped ahead in time. Hysterically funny scene at the beginning. he-he
I totally could see myself doing something asinine and being an idiot like that. LOL!
I was going to write about something else, but I've gone blank. I'm just going to hang out and watch my movies. Nite, everybody!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I've been a "serious" reader since I was about 6-7 years old. I started out with the most basic, like the Betsy/Tacy books, the Little House series, etc. I went from those to fantasy like Mercedes Lackey and Anne McCaffrey when I was about 14. I was also reading those epic "family" sagas that were so big back in the 7o's and 80's. Some of my favorites were Seventrees and Cinnamon Wharf by Janice Young Brooks. I was also fascinated by the Anne of Green Gables saga, mostly because of the wonderful Public Broadcasting version of the series that starred Megan Follows.
I also started reading adult romances when I was 10. I know, I was really young, but emotionally I was quite advanced. I knew it wasn't real, it didn't make me want to go out and have sex (obviously) and it made feel more like a grown up reading about a grown up relationship. I also read the Sweet Valley series *shudder* that remains etched in my brain in a way that's just not cool. 99% of that I blame on this website.
Bodice-rippers entered my life when I was around the tender age of about 13 or so. I don't think my mom ever really knew just how horrible these books were for a girl of that age to read. Those were in the days of forced seductions and all out rape in most of the books. I remember reading a particular group of books by Rebecca Brandewyne that seriously scarred me for years. I can't remember the exact names, but I remember being seriously tittilated by them, because they were so naughty. LOL!
Now, I'm definitely true to what I like to read, though I don't mind branching out if there's a good recommendation out there. In fact, that happened to me a couple of times within just this last year. I found Robyn Carr's Virgin River series because of the Book Binge. I found some great historicals because of other reviews. I was open-minded enough to try them, even if they weren't what I would usually read.
I think it honestly has to do with each and every person. I know there are some people out there who are seriously terrified to branch out of their comfort zone. People like that make me sad, because there are hundreds of really great books out there that just aren't being read.
And if I go to work tomorrow and hear nothing but politics, I can promise you I'll probably end up running out of the building screaming at the top of my lungs. I HATE politics. That's all I heard at work today and I finally had to stick my fingers in my ears. I don't know why politics bother me so much.
Maybe it's the fact that I feel like I have no control. I mean, I know I'm voting and voicing my "opinion" but it's just me. You know? I don't know if that makes sense, but maybe I'm just weird. My family teases me about my avoidance of things like this. I won't watch the news or anything else. I keep up on stuff in my own way, but I just get so tired of people telling me how I should feel or vote or whatever. It gets on my nerves after awhile.
And so that's my view of the whole thing. Do I think Obama will make a good president? All I can reiterate is We'll have to wait and see. And that's all I'm going to say.
As for everything else...I got pulled over tonight. Yep, I did. I was turning down the street and saw a cop car behind me. At first nothing, but when I turned right to go down my street, he pulled me over. Now, I have to say that I understand why they have to use a spotlight when they pull someone over, but why they have to shine it directly into my sideview mirror to blind me is a mystery. *sigh*
Anywho, I got pulled over because my back left light is out. I don't know when it happened, but now I've got to go get it fixed. *sigh* At least he just gave me a warning and not a ticket. It would have been $140. Like I have that kind of money. :~( But that's what I get to look forward to on Thursday. Before I go to work, I'm off to Jiffy Lube to get my light changed. Ugh!
I am so cold tonight I can hardly feel my fingers. I don't know why I'm so cold, but I am.
I just took a sleeping pill. I'm hoping it'll knock me flat so I can actually sleep tonight. The way I feel right now, if I didn't I would be up all night long. *sniffle*
I bought new books tonight! I got the new JD Robb book, plus the anthology she did with some others. I also bought the new Sherrilyn Kenyon book and A Virgin River Christmas by Robin Carr.
So, I think I'm going to get off the computer and read for awhile. Night everybody.
Okay, so I guess this one is about weird reading things about yourself. Oh joy. :~P Here I go!
1. I can read a 500 page book in about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. And remember what I read
2. I read my first "adult" novel when I was 10, but can't remember which book it was. It was one of those epics that was so super-popular back in the 80's
3. I read my first category romance when I was 10 as well. Got a huge box of Candlelight Ecstacies. They're out of print, but I remember being so tittilated by them. Oh, boobies! LOL!
4. At this moment in time I have close to 1000 books crammed in my 12X12 bedroom. It's a sickness
5. I've wanted to be a writer since I can remember. And I've got the crappy writing to prove it. :)
6. I can't stand Danielle Steele. Her books are like cough syrup to me. Hard to swallow.
7. One of my all-time favorite books is Years by LaVyrle Spencer. Read it for the first time when I was a teen and reread it at least once a year.
That's it. If you'd like to do it, please go ahead. Not going to tag anyone 'cuz I'm lame like that. LOL!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Today I had to watch the boys for a few hours. Thank goodness it was during nap-time, so I only had to really watch the baby. He was really fussy because today was his shot day, but I finally got him to sleep. Ugh! Definite proof that I am NOT meant to be a mother. Argh!
So, my room is finally clean. On Sunday my mom came in and said she'd be willing to help me. I love my mom. I'd just gotten to the point where I was so overwhelmed I didn't even know where to start. And I'm saying it now and I had BETTER stick to it. I am NEVER LETTING MY ROOM GET THAT BAD EVER AGAIN! *ahem* Sorry about that. :)
What else? I haven't voted yet. I'll be dropping off my ballot before work. *sigh* I'm so conflicted. Aw well, I'll figure it out.
I just wish it was all over. I'm taking a sleeping pill tomorrow night and knocking myself out. Otherwise I would torture myself by watching news coverage. Honestly, I don't wanna know. I just want it to be done and over with. This whole election has left me with this awful anxious sick stomach feeling. To be truthful? It gives me the creeps.
I spent most of the day rereading. I reread the Magical Christmas Cat Anthology and Zoe was nice enough to let me borrow the Anthology with Beat of Temptation by Nalinin Singh. I'd always wanted to read Nate & Tamsyn's story. I liked it a lot. I love the heroes she creates. So Alpha and dominant without being masochistic and evil. They treat their women as if they are precious gifts. Sexy, sexy, sexy! :)
Michele left me a comment asking what books I'd bought with my gift card. Here are the titles.
Passionate Ink: A Guide to Writing Erotic Romance by Angela Knight. My impression? It wasn't bad, but it wasn't all that helpful either. I would LOVE to find a book that really delves into the mechanics of writing a love scene. Maybe if I ever get published and make a name for myself, I can do that. It really needs to be done.
Dynamic Characters: How to create personalities that keep readers motivated by Nancy Kress. Haven't read it yet, but skimmed it. Looks interesting.
The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes & Heroines: Sixteen Master Archetypes by Tami D. Cowden, Caro LaFever and Sue Viders. I think it was actually meant to help with writing screenplays, but it's been fascinating reading. :)
Characters and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card. No fuss, no muss, very basic guide on writing POV and other things. Very interesting. He basically simplifies it so that even an idiot can figure it out. Bless him. :)
45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt. Basically a breakdown of the main types of heroes and heroines. An in-depth look at the good/bad characteristics in each "type". It's been interesting.
So, those are the books. They've been eye-opening to say the least. :)
And now I'm off to bed. My head is seriously throbbing and I just want to go to bed. Have a great night, everyone!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I had my super coordinated day today. *eye roll* After I took a shower and stuff, opened the door out to the dining room so I could leave. Somehow (and don't ask me how, 'cuz I don't know), I smacked my right knee so hard against the doorframe that my leg went numb. I never said I was coordinated or talented! LOL!
Work was pretty slow today. Worked a bit on a side-project. I believe I mentioned before that I'm working with a couple of other ladies compiling info on Nalini Singh's books. It's primarily her characters and how they're all interconnected. We got on gmail chat and after they figured out what they were doing, we got down to chatting. It was SO much fun! I love talking to fellow book-lovers. :)
I'm really tired tonight. I went to bed around 1 last night, but it took about 2 hours to finally fall asleep. *sigh*
I got 90% of my amazon order today! I totally *heart* Nalini for having me win that $75 gift certificate to amazon. I got the DVD of Jane Eyre and five books about writing. I received all but one of the books. So far they look like they're right up my alley. Someone once told me that a fiction writer shouldn't read books about screenwriting, but I think that's a bunch of baloney. For one thing, most screenwriting books focus on characters and movement, which is one thing I struggle with. For another, they're books about writing! I don't know why so many people feel they have to read books specific to the book they're writing. I've read ones on writing mystery, fantasy/sci-fi and a couple of others. Seems to me that if it's there to help a writer, it should be read. Just sayin'.
My nose itches tonight. My allergies hate me. :~( Aw well, what else is new?
Well, I'm off. And though I'm not political by any means, I really do believe it is our right as Americans to vote. If you haven't yet, I urge you to do so. And there's my public service announcement for the year. :)