Friday, January 28, 2011

Climbing Gym and bouldering

I finally went to a climbing gym for the first time. Wall climbing was fine, but bouldering was incredible.
I loved it.
When can I play again?
And again, and again, and again!

Now, which new character is going to climb? He's going to be really hot.
I love writing romance novels . . .

Went to a writing workshop on the senses last night. Tune into your senses. Now that is another way to be present.
That and climbing.

Happy Day everyone.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Why do we love the characters we do?
One of my yardsticks is do I want to have a coffee or beer with them. Some of my favorite books have characters I want to be friends with . . . you know, if they were real and all. :o)

Of course I love strong characters that have vulnerable sides/facets - often hidden, tucked away to emerge only with certain people, experiences, etc., but are overall strong, alpha.

Ok, and hot. I write romance.

I love writing. I love getting to know characters as the story progresses. Like getting to know a friend, I guess.

Happy Day All!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I bought my dog one of those dogie backpacks. My plan is to maximize our walks and try out the whole concept of dogs having a job, i.e. carrying the backpack. I'm taking Cesar Millan's advice (just read Cesar's Way). Ok, and the advice of my local pet store's, too.

Now, if the weather could lighten up on the -35 degrees, that would be great! Didn't bode well for the busted furnace at work, either. Brrr.

Story plots and character development really do flow on those dog walks, too.

Happy night everyone!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ah friends! Life savers, really. :o)

I have a story that has a million, ok maybe twenty different directions it could go. So what do I do. Well . . . I might have done a bit of fretting. Maybe even a bit of cursing. And I shook my fist at this story and these characters and wondered what in the heck they were trying to tell me.

Their seemingly chaotic limbo is really just a way for me to settle down. Then they'll settle down.

I asked a friend for help, too. What a beautiful grounder. Thank You!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year Everyone! 2011, WELCOME!!

I'm so excited for this year. It's a great feeling when each year feels even better than the last. I'm totally digging the current story I'm writing and more are banging around in my head.

So now the question, one story at a time, or not? I'm sticking to that for now, but geez, some of these other stories are certainly loud. What fun! It's a good issue to have that - multiple stories bubbling up.

Cheers to more time writing! More time playing! More time Living!

Happy New Year indeed.