Friday, November 24, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
News from the land of MER.
Here is a little artwork I'm almost considering for a possible draft of the maybe temporary cover. Or not. I'm really close to the end of this book, I'll probably finish it this weekend, and the best part is - it's only taken me a month. Yay me. Can I get a 'whoop-whoop? Here's my problem. Since its national novel writing month (NaNoWriMo - or see my sidebar), I have to decide what to write when I'm done. I know nobody's been actively blogging lately, but I'm gonna try to take a poll anyway. Let me know if you think I should (A) write something new, (B) finish the dormant superhero story, or (C) finish the Krimsonspire trilogy (I've already got a few chapters of the third book written). Each has benefits and drawbacks, but I'll spare you the boring details. Suffice it to say (A) would be ideal but I'm not ready for it, (B) would be a new salable title but superheroes aren't very marketable right now, and (C) would be the easiest, but not salable because it's a sequal (It won't sell unless the first in the series sells - capiche?)
As always, thank-you sweet Trophy Wife for being heroicly supportive and giving me lots of time to write. (but what's up with your inability to choose a snack?)
On a more interesting but less understandable note, rotten buttons crop tomato sneakers after Tuesday has her joke in labor.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
I'll dance th' hempen jig yet.
I wasted most of my precious writing time this weekend researching pirates. You see them in the movies, and you think you know all about them, but then you try to write them and you sound like a complete fool. Well no more. As much as I hate the endless hours (probably 8 over the weekend) clicking and staring and cursing at google for showing you lego toys - and wikipedia for only having little tags for things you'd hoped there'd be pictures and articles of, in the end, its all worth it. Right now my main character is sneaking around on a pirate ship, hiding behind authentic things like the harness cask, anchor capstan, and grog tub. And instead of the first mate, which very few pirate ships had, he'll be caught and tormented by the quartermaster and carpenter. See what a lil' research will do? Anyhoo, my wordcount widget in the sidebar over there should start flying now. After this, all of the research is behind me and it's all action - my speciality. "Clear sailin' t' th' erizon."
Friday, November 03, 2006
Here we are today:
Wednesday was Cindy’s birthday and I didn’t get a chance to blog this, but I wanted to remind the entire interweb-world how madly in love with her I am. I posted these two pictures so that everyone can see how beautiful she still is – even more stunning than when we first started dating almost eleven years ago. She may not tan anymore and the twin’s pregnancy kind of ravaged her stomach, but she gets even more feminine and graceful every year. There are many things that I love about her that are even more important than her appearance like her maturity, wisdom, honesty, compassion, faithfulness (both in God and to me), and good-natured sense of playfulness. A man couldn’t ask for a better companion, and I’ve said this many times, but when I think of the days when those pesky brats grow up and move out, and we’re alone together for the rest of our lives – I feel the warm excitement of impending bliss, a ‘happily ever after’ just over the horizon, the quintessential ‘peaceful, easy feeling’.
As of this last year or so, here are my top three things that Cindy does that I love:
(1.) Doesn’t nag me to quit smoking because she believes that I will quit when I’m ready.
(2.) Supports my dream of becoming a full-time novelist by giving me lots of time to write.
(3.) I can’t really discuss three, but she knows what it is.