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Friday, November 13, 2009

Just A Wee Bit Stressed Out ---- Or How I Spent My November

EEK!!! It's Friday the 13th!!!



Okay, some of you have noticed that I've been AWOL for a bit. I hope I have more time for blogging soon.... I'm trying the NaNoWriMo this year for the first time. I'll still be blogging, but at a slightly slower rate. NaNoWriMo is organization that encourages all writers of all types, fledgeling writers like myself or even the published authors that we all love to read, to write. Write a complete book in one month, granted it is a short book at 50000 words, but it's still a massive piece of writing in 30 days. So from November 1st through the 30th, you're encouraged to write everyday. I started with an idea of what I wanted to write about, but it took three different attempts before I could come up with something that I thought I could carry through to the finish line. It's now the middle of November and I've passed the halfway point at 52 percent completed. I hope I can keep going to at least complete the challenge. It's so much harder than we as readers think it's going to be. And as I quickly read through what I've written so far, a lot of it is crap and will have to be edited. But, it's a satisfying feeling to see 50 pages of something that could one day work it's way into being a book or a novella. Thanks everyone for your support and patience!!! It is more than appreciated!

Now, some fun stuff from around the blogosphere.

Laurell K. Hamilton's newest entry into the Anita Blake Vampire Series is being display, shown off, etc. I personally can't wait for the next installment. I enjoyed Skin Trade as LKH creeps back to the roots of the Anita Blake Saga. The necromancer is back and just as good as before. I only hope that this entry brings us closer to those roots once again. (But I'd read just for another taste of Jean-Claude, lol!) Released Date: February 2010


The next entry into the Merry Gentry Series, Divine Misdemeanors, will be released December 2009. I hope this series follows Laurell K. Hamilton's need to find her roots as well. It a magically fun series of light and dark fae.

From the Cover: You may know me best as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Or perhaps as Merry Gentry, Los Angeles private eye. In the fey and mortal realms alike, my life is the stuff of royal intrigue and celebrity drama. Among my own, I have confronted horrendous enemies, endured my noble kin’s treachery and malevolence, and honored my duty to conceive a royal heir—all for the right to claim the throne. But I turned my back on court and crown, choosing exile in the human world—and in the arms of my beloved Frost and Darkness.

While I may have rejected the monarchy, I cannot abandon my people. Someone is killing the fey, which has left the LAPD baffled and my guardsmen and me deeply disturbed. My kind are not easily captured or killed. At least not by mortals. I must get to the bottom of these horrendous murders, even if that means going up against Gilda, the Fairy Godmother, my rival for fey loyalties in Los Angeles.

But even stranger things are happening. Mortals I once healed with magic are suddenly performing miracles, a shocking phenomenon wreaking havoc on human/faerie relations. Though I am innocent, dark suspicions of banned magical activities swirl around me.

I thought I’d left the blood and politics behind in my own turbulent realm. I had dreamed of an idyllic life in sunny L.A. with my beloved ones beside me. But it becomes time to wake up and realize that evil knows no borders, and that nobody lives forever—even if they’re magical.

New Moon Love!!!

In exactly one week, (please, if you haven't already, mark your calendars), Stephenie Meyer's second installment in the Twilight Saga will be released on the silver screen. I can't wait to gaze upon the characters one more time.


Release date: November 20, 2009
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Directed by: Chris Weitz
Written by: Melissa Rosenberg
Synopsis: Bella Swan is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen, but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.
(I never knew so many guys to leap through one window, but damn, Bella's window gets a workout!!)


I can't freaking wait!!

15 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Yay you go Dottie!
I have always wanted to be a part of Nano but every year there is something, like uni, and now I have to be out in school for 3 weeks. Teaching and watching. No nano this year either.

Tricia said...

Congrats Dottie on what you've accomplished so far!

Leontine said...

I feel it is quiet all over blogosphere this last week...or perhaps because I've been giving myself a bit more reading time that I'm out of it ;D

Anyway, good luck, or as we say in the Netherlands; toi toi toi with NaNoWriMo Dottie!

Elizabeth Jules Mason (AKA "MsMoonlight") said...

Enjoy your writing Dottie, I miss seeing more of you in our blog world. Keep up the great work on your book!

:o)

MsM

Amy C said...

That's wonderful, Dottie! I hope it all works out for you :). It'd be awesome if we get to read it someday!

Blanche said...

Wow Dottie that is fantastic!!! Wishing to the very best and I agree, it would be very cool to one day read your writing!!! :)

~Sia McKye~ said...

Dottie, honey, that poor cat needs a good dose of catnip. Poor thing.

Yay on your word counts. Yah, writing is a lot harder than people realize. Crap words or no, the satisfaction of accomplishing that volume is a grand feeling. Eager to see how it all turns out. :-)

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

Hey Dottie, I know you can do it. You have a wonderful talent. That's a great accomplishment you have there. Sweep those stressors under the rug for now. ;)

Good luck!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Dottie!

OMG - you did the NaNo!!
Woohoo for you sweetie! OMG, I can't wait to see what you wrote...if you want me to cp for you darlin' ya' know I will - OMG, I'm so proud of you!

I've never done NaNo because I write every day -it's what I do... but I know from what I see on my wroters loop they're all going crazy and loving it!

:-D
Way to go Dottie! If I can help in any way - you know I'm here for you.
Big cyber hugs!
Hawk

Teddyree said...

NaNoWriMo, Wow can I just say I'm in awe!! Congrats on such a wonderful achievement and you're almost half way there, woot woot!!

I'm so excited about New Moon, 5 of us girls are off to the midnight screening this wed coming, can't wait :-)

Ladytink_534 said...

Good luck with your writing. Ooh! I'm looking forward to the next Anita Blake so much!

Anonymous said...

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Erotic Horizon said...

You go Dottie.. more than halfway there...

Good luck ..

I am so at the cinema for the first showing of New Moon... Can't wait..

E.H>

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi B!

I don't know if I'll do NaNo again, writing very quickly, no time for anything else.


Hi Tricia!

Thanks! I'll keep plugging away.


Hi Leontine!

kiitos kiitos kiitos!! (I think, scratching head) lol



Hi Ms M!

Thanks, hope I'll be around more!


Hi Amy!

Maybe, but probably not, lol. You have to write so fast to meet the goal, that it feels repetitive after a while.

Thanks!


Hi Blanche!

Thanks sweetie, hope everything is going well in your neck of the woods!!


Hi Sia!

I've been trying to calm the kitty, but so far no luck, lol! Maybe one day I'll post a little, but then again maybe not, a lot of crap occurring!!


Hi Donna!

Trying, but who knows, by the time I'm done I might have a decent short. lol

Thanks!!


Hi Hawk!

I'm trying it out, but don't think I'd do it again. Too hard to do every day!

We'll have to see if I can forget the stress of this year by next, lol!


Hi Teddyree!!

I can't wait to see New Moon, I've been looking forward to it for ages or at least it feels that way, lol!!

The NaNo thing is way harder than I thought it would be, and very time consuming, it eats it all up!!



Hi LadyTink!!

Thanks! I love Anita Blake, so I'm hoping to see more of her old writing style than the direction some of her newer books have been taking. Roots, Anita, Roots!!


Hi Anonymous

Thanks


Hi EH!!

Thanks! Can't wait to see New Moon, I going to re-read the book at the end of the month.

I always like to compare the book to the movie, see what they're changed.


(((((giant hugs))))) to everyone!!!

I really needed a break!

Dottie :)

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