30 Days of Write: Day 21

May 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm (30 Days of Write)


Okay, so I might have stumbled a bit in my goal for the month, but, yanno, a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, yadda yadda yadda. And to give credit where credit is due, Caryn Caldwell gets full and mighty props for calling me out. Guilt from myself I can live with, guilt from others, not so much. Given that I have plans this weekend, I’m not sure how I’m going to attack the last weekend of the month, but I’ll do my best.

And suddenly I can hear Yoda saying, “Do or do not. There is no try.”

*sigh* Hoisted by my own Star Wars petard again. (Startard? Wartard? StarWarTard?) Such is the case when you drink deep of the SciFi geekdom. (True story–at a work meeting last week, I had a question for the speaker, and he referenced “These are not the droids you’re looking for,” which tickled me mightily, but I had to chastise the group because more people didn’t laugh.)

And speaking of SciFi geekdom, Montana and I finally saw the Avengers last weekend. Speaking of deep, dreamy sighs and goodness on so many levels that it threatens to collapse upon me in a pile of awesome rubble and spectacular debris….

Joss. What can I say? He was the topic for Day 14, and if I wasn’t so concerned about spoilers, he’d be the topic for Days 21-856, but I refuse to speak anything of Avengers until at least a month, lest a fraction of my post break free and whack somebody in the unspoiled eye. But I will say this–if anybody…anybody…doubts what a storyteller this man is, you either haven’t seen the movie or are TSTL.

TSTL= Too Stupid To Live

See you tomorrow…


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30 Days of Write: Day 15 (Auction)

May 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm (30 Days of Write)

So, have you checked out this site-full-o-awesomeness yet?

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30 Days of Write: Day 14 (Joss)

May 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm (30 Days of Write)


Yes, I know I missed yesterday. To be honest, I thought about it around 7:00 p.m. and didn’t have much more in me than “Blog.” so decided to spare you from one more day of just-to-get-a-blog-in post. Maybe that will be my 31st day…

So, on to bigger and better, something worthy of Monday and having missed a day. Ladies and gentlepeople, I give you one of the most awesome quotes, one worth copying down and referring back to time and again, from the ruler of my universe, Joss Whedon:

“Basically that you can do anything. If you pool your resources, and in my case all of your connections after 20 years in the business – actually, God help me, 21 – and just give up the idea that you’re going to act like a normal person or sleep, if you want it hard enough and do it well enough, it happens. I think a lot of really talented people either sort of get crushed under the wheel of the movie studio system or desperately try and get their next gig in TV. I understand why, because we’ve all got to put food on the table and the brass ring is out there, we’d all like to be making the Emmy-winning shows and the blockbusters and all that, but at the same time you could be doing stuff yourself. I wish more people would take the extraordinary talent they have and just let their id go because that’s what we discovered. We discovered that the sillier we got, the more people believed that we were speaking from our hearts.” ~ on what he’s learned from making “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” that may help when making another

I was going to bold the really worthwhile parts (IMO) but then realized that practically the whole quote would be bolded, so take from it what you need, what you will.

And speaking of Joss, I leave you with this:

See you tomorrow.

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30 Days of Write: Day 12 (Dory)

May 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm (30 Days of Write)


Just keep blogging, just keep blogging!


See you tomorrow…

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30 Days of Write: Day 11 (Happy Fun Friday)

May 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm (30 Days of Write)

Hello. To keep you from another short post day, I give you the Happy Fun Friday edition of 30 Days of Write. (Yes, my brain is mush. Why do you ask?)

Really, does this beauty need any commentary? I think not.

OMG, I don’t know if I want this doormat for my house, or need to remember this for an awesome gift for some friends of ours. Or both…

This one made me laugh not only because of the comic/cat overlap, but because lifting a cat like this is something my dad used to do with our 17lb longhaired calico so she could “chase” bugs on the patio screen door.

I was trying to find a fun donut picture, like the biggest or the most ultimate nom, but when I got to the picture of an apple fritter as BIG AS MY HEAD I lost it. My only question is why is that fool using a fork and not picking that bad boy up with both hands and attacking it like a cobra with an ostridge egg?

I was going to leave it at just this tattoo for a true Friday 8-0 moment, but c’mon–you’ve really got to look at all of them. The 40 (well, now 39) Nerdiest Tattoos ever? Yeah, click here.


Replace “vacation” with “Friday Night” and you’ll have a hint at what I’ll be doing tonight. Hope you’re doing something that brings you as much joy. 😉

See you tomorrow…

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30 Days of Write: Day 10 (Second verse, same as the first…)

May 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm (30 Days of Write)


Hey, I said I’d blog every day, not that it was going to be…yanno, interesting. Or long.

See you tomorrow.

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30 Days of Write: Day 9 (Nuthin’)

May 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm (30 Days of Write)


Day 9 and this is as good as it’s going to get.

See you tomorrow…

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30 Days of Write: Day 8 (Damaged, Comfort, and Vonnegut)

May 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm (30 Days of Write)


Hello. Day 8 brings me to an intersection of sorts. I need to get back to writing that Irish story of mine and man, oh man, is the universe shouting at me to do so, but Real Life has been taking some of that time. (I’m worried that pretty soon the ‘shouting’ is going to transition into more of a ‘beating mercilessly to pound the hint into my thick skull’ kind of event…) And know I need to pull on my cowgirl boots (of which I do have several pair) and do it. For so many reasons, but the strongest being I love it. No, I *adore* this story and these crazy kids who are trying to find their way into a HEA. They are both damaged and scarred and so freaking close to giving up everything to make the pain go away that I can’t not write them. Yes, you noticed it’s on the darker side (more like BROKEN than some of my other, lighter attempts) and I’m beginning to learn where I’m very happy in the lighter world, the darker makes my pulse beat and my breath quicken in a way that the lighter can’t. So I need to work on this Irish story and make myself happy. Period.

(And don’t even get me started thinking about the dark book I want to write after this. *shudders and makes little whimpering noises* I am one fucked up girl. Oh, yes indeedy, I am.)

So what else? I’ve bookmarked the Robin Hobb and the Prague Executioner books and picked up a Merry Gentry. Needed a guaranteed comfort read and she’s one of mine in that category. Sometimes I get mad at myself because there are so many books I want to read and I feel like I should be casting my net wide rather than revisiting old friends, but there’s just something about a guarantee, you know? But then I tell myself I’m doing pretty good with the flinging-the-net-wide and to let myself up. At least I’m reading. Books good, right? I’ll pick the Hobb up again soon and am looking forward to where she’s going to go.

And now, to end today’s post, some thoughts that made me smile. 




















 See you tomorrow.

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30 Days of Write: Day 7

May 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm (30 Days of Write)

Sorry to do this, but this is going to be another short post. (Hey–I just said I’d blog for 30 days, not how many words.) Seriously, I was having fun with this, but a few things went kerblooey, so I’m restoring my Zen so I can get back to it. The good news I think I figured out why my WHOLE FREAKING MANUSCRIPT disappeared on Saturday and, knock on wood, it was an easy fix. Will know more tonight. Also, I think the car isn’t going to be as bad as once thought, so the juju is supremely appreciated. And now it’s finale season on the magic box land (aka T.V.) so what’s a girl to do with her free time? Zonk out in front of it, that’s for dang sure.

And now I see on the calendar that Mother’s Day is Sunday. Yikes! Better than yesterday, I guess. Who gave May permission to get so busy?

So how are you all? Writing? Editing? Getting the kids finished up at school? Watching the flowers in your yard bloom? Cursing your allergies like I have been? Wondering where in the &!@# January-April have disappeared to?

Okay enough carping and stalling. No guarantees for a coherent or scintillating post tomorrow, but one will be here.

See you then…

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30 Days of Write: Day 6 (Shoot me now)

May 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm (30 Days of Write)

Car problems. Send juju.

See you tomorrow…

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