Monday, April 18, 2011

Is it May 17th yet?

Seether's new single "Country Song" came out back in March, and just last week (I do believe) the record label released another single "Roses". I love both songs. They're definitely different, but it makes me even more anxious for the new album to come out so I can see what other 'new sounds' they explored.

The video for Country Song (I keep wanting to type in Country STRong - gah!) came out today. It is hilarious! I love how random the guys always are. And oddly enough, my Rock Star Husband looks kind of hot as a cowboy.

This would make the second time this year I've said a guy dressed as a cowboy was hot. I never in my life thought those words would come out of my mouth.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I may not have lost 30 pounds yet...

But I went shopping today, and I went down a size in my pants.


I only have 2 more weeks of classes left for this semester. You know what that means? That ME AND MY SMALLER SIZE OF PANTS ARE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP!

Nashville, Memphis, and Tunica, I hope you're ready for me because I am sooo ready for you.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Why you never want to be one of my characters.

Because there's a good chance I might kill you.

The idea of dying literally scares the crap out of me.  I believe in Heaven and Hell and all that stuff, but the fact that one day I will not be here on this Earth freaks me out. I know there are some people out there that are totally cool with dying. For that, I say hats off! But for me, it send me into this crazy panic attack.

So you would think that maybe I wouldn't write about death as much as I do, but that's not the case. I honestly didn't really notice this until I started brainstorming for Fairy Tale a while back, and my sister pointed out how I have the habit of killing people. It got me thinking: Do I really kill characters that often?  I started going through all my stories and sure enough whether it was a short story, fanfiction, or wannabe novel attempt they all have something in common: Someone is going to die.

I've read a few blog posts via book blog that talked about how not everyone has experienced death in their lives and they wondered why it was such a common thing to have dead friends/relatives/etc in a book. I guess I honestly don't have an answer to it. I have no idea why I like to kill characters! I'm not even for sure if I enjoy it (unless it's an evil character) but because I find it semi-normal to have death in life. Growing up, I've lost a lot of grandparents at a pretty young age. Not just grandparents but other relatives, a couple classmates, and here recently an old friend. Am I just used to knowing that I've lost people and it lingers its way into all of my stories?

So to my dear characters, I'm sorry for killing you. I'm sorry that I make you up in my imagination, give you a life then when you're least expecting it, I slaughter you. Sometimes you die nicely, like in your sleep or of old age. Other times you die in car accidents, freak floods, or just get stabbed, shot, or trapped in a burning building.

I know I'll never write a friend or relative into one of my stories. They have a very good chance of having to bite the bullet, and quite frankly, I don't want them to die.

What about you? Do you have some trends you keep noticing you do while writing? Do share!

Monday, April 4, 2011

What's a going on with the writing.

That was a lame Brett Michaels attempt. I can get by with this because I'm on pain pills.

Moving on.

So my buddy Cheryl and I decided we would venture into the world of writing 1K a day a while back. We slacked off for the first month or so, but now it seems if we're not writing at least 1K a day, we're thinking about our stories, texting one another about ideas, or IMing each other. Which is awesome because back when Cheryl and I first started talking (over 3 years ago - so weird it's been that long!), we were OBSESSED with our Death Sentence fanfiction stories and the yumminess of Billy Darley.

That obsessed feeling is quite awesome. If you're a writer, you know what I'm talking about here. I haven't had that feeling in a long time. My plan this year was to finish up The Unexpected Clash of Strangers since I reconstructed the beginning, and knew exactly the direction I should be going with it. On the days I didn't feel like messing with Gracie and her shenanigans, I would put myself through Hell and start working with Gus (What If). Sure, I had other stories on my mind, but these two are the ones that NEEDED to get finished.

So with all this determination it makes perfect sense that I haven't touched either story, and have been working on Fairy Tale.  I'm writing it in third person, which is very foreign to me so I keep sending Cheryl stuff like:

Does this make sense?

Can I do this in third person?


For whatever reason it's all working. I am obsessed with my own story. I'm even having dreams about my characters!! In the past two days, I've busted out over 10K. It would be more, but I can't sit in a computer chair that long due to pains in my back hence me being stoned off pain pills as I type this. (Which I found out today the pains have nothing to do with my kidneys. I am very grateful for that, but at the same time my doctor had no idea why I'm hurting.  I swear, the moment my body knows I have extra money it just jacks itself up so I can go waste it all on doctor's visits.)

So that's where I'm at in writing. Fairy Tale is my new baby and she's very pretty one at that. What are you working on?