Sunday, September 25, 2011

When Autumn comes, it doesn't ask...

I heard (or probably read on Facebook...can't remember) someone say that since summer is over, people are beginning to get "boo'd up".

Boo'd Up - The initial hook up stage when the couple doesn't leave the house or go to the clubs.  Kissing in public also occurs at this time. (from Urban Dictionary)

At first I laughed.  Then I thought about it.

It does seem like as soon as the first frost hits, there are many more couples around than in the summer.  I've heard comedians joke about this before.

What is that all about?

Is it the change in the weather that makes guys and girls want to spend more time inside with their significant other?

Or all the scantily clad girls of summer changed into jeans and sweaters which makes it easier for guys to stop gawking and acknowledge that "hey, I have a girlfriend!"

Is summer a test on relationships?  Sort of like, if you can survive three months of hot weather, beaches, girls in bikinis, etc, you're set.

Has any relationship survivied this test?

I may need to spend some more time looking into this.

Tell me, what do you think about this?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My mind is in a creative space right now.

Guess McKenzie's back from her shopping excursion. She didn't buy me anything either. *insert sarcasm here*

My head is full of ideas about new stories.  I can't write them down fast enough.  I have this idea that this video triggered.  I'm anxious to get started on the outline because I think I can turn it into a great romance novel.

Question is...should I finish the follow up book to Untitled which is tentatively called Rain On Me or should I run with the ideas in my head?  I'd like to know your thoughts?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

What am I doing wrong? A self evaluation

Time and time again, I've heard "you are your own worst critic".  But I have to disagree.  Some people really are their own worst critic BUT (take notice of the big but there) most people are not that critical of themselves.  Scratch that...most people aren't honest with themselves.  We can be overly critical over things that don't matter like weight, physical imperfections, & things people really don't notice

I actually have gotten half a dozen more freckles in the last 2 years.  I'm almost positive people can actually tell.

See what I mean?

For a couple of months now, I've been looking at my career as an author with a critical eye.  Why haven't I sold more books?  Why don't I have more reviews?  Why are people not supporting me.  It took a lot of wine to come to the conclusion that maybe it's not them, it's me. *ding dong*

I like to think that I'm pretty good at self assessments but really, I'm not.  So I decided to break myself down and see what the real deal is.  I mean seriously look at me as an author and evaluate myself truthfully.

I think this may hurt a little.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Paitence is a Virtue...whatever

Hate is a really strong word so I won't say that I hate this quote and anyone who says it to me...

BUT (notice the big but there) I do extremely dislike this quote and everyone who says it to me.

Because I am patient...for the most part.

Seriously, I am.  Stop laughing.

Sometimes it's not about being patient and waiting for things to happen in the order they are supposed to happen.  What often comes across as a lack of patience is usually me being fed up with lack of support or asking people to do something in a timely manner and it not getting done.

*light bulb*

Ah's not patience I have a problem with.  It's people!

I should work on that.

I'll put at the bottom of my To-Do List.  It'll get done...eventually

Monday, September 5, 2011

My Ridiculous Writing Process

Every writer is different.  We may write the same genres but each one of us has a different writing style and most importantly, our own unique writing process.

It's important for me to talk about my writing process so my friends on Facebook and Twitter understand when I freak out sometimes.

Well, all the time.

There are 3 things I must have in order to successfully write and quite a few optional things that are just fun to have.

1 - McKenzie and I must be on good speaking terms.
If you follow me on Twitter, then you know all about McKenzie.  She is my muse.  She has the tendency to depart on long vacays often.  Shoe shopping, coffee breaks, and Sex and the City marathons are her thing.  We have a love/hate relationship.

2- iTunes must be fully functioning
I cannot write without music.  I've tried. It doesn't work.

3- Sharpies
Ultra fine and multi-colored. Can't write with a plain Bic.  I used to be able to but then I discovered Ultra Fine Sharpies and my writing process was forever changed.

Yes, I know. #nerdalert

Those are the 3 things that I must have to even start writing.  And because I'm #easilydistracted, my dog has to be in another room and my cell phone must be in another part of the house as well.