Thursday, February 26, 2015

Something Writerly About Dreams

So, I don't know about all y'all, but I've not been sleeping well.

I have a gun!


(There are a few voices calling from the aether - they are saying...
JOIN THE FRICKIN' CLUB!
Aether voices, I salute you.)

Salute

Anyhoozle, the weirdest and random dreams have been plaguing my subconscious.  Like one time I dreamed of storm clouds that went roaring by, sort of like those old Disney movies where it films the clouds in fast-forward, and seconds later a veritable tidal wave flooded the landscape.  This happened twice.  It felt quite portentous.

Shelob

Another time I dreamed someone had been falsely accused of murder, and there was a frantic rush while we rushed the accused to safety, and it was very Bourne/Narnia.  I know, right.  Weird.

What?

What?

Another time, the dream started IN prison, one of those old antique prisons, and the nice little prisoner very cleverly found a way out of the prison, picking up a random hairy stranger on the way, and at the end of the dream the nice little prisoner gets hurt and the hairy stranger (who apparently magically sheds his extreme hairiness) has to protect him.

I dunno

Anyway, I mention dreams because I had one where nightmares and bad dreams are different from each other, in that bad dreams are essentially that - BAD dreams - and nightmares are the conscience that can steer a bad dream back to good dreams.
 
*snicker*
That's cool, folks.

I mention THAT because I feel like an oft forgotten necessity for writers is to always keep a notebook by their beds.  You never know when an idea will attack you while you sleep.  You have to be ready for it, ready to pounce.
 
Pounce!

Yep.  I just posted a writerly blog post!!  CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!?!?!

Pretty much!
Oh, and if you are ever feeling "dried up" creatively, think about buying one of these suckers:

Buddha Board
 I "impulse bought" one at Barnes and Noble the last time I was down there, and it is incredibly soothing and freeing.  You just use a little water and the water "paints" on the canvas.  It's non-permanent, and you wouldn't believe how fun it is to just draw knowing nothing will be permanent.  I love it.  I want a big one.  I bought the mini, which fits in my purse, but I want the big one now.

No, the big one! Big one!

This is the Cat, leaving you with THAT whisker of wisdom.

:-)
Cheers and God Bless!

The Cat

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Whoo hoo! Happy Valentine's Day (next week)!!!

So guess what?
 
No reason for this, except it make me LOL

I've been writing queries!  (Shameless call out to authors who write killer queries - if you'd like to take a gander and tell me what you think about it, hollah!  I'd love the input.)  My BIG plan is to start submitting to agents.  This was my BIG plan last year, but that fell through, so THIS year the BIG PLAN will happen.

I guarantee it.


I have two FINISHED MANUSCRIPTS!!

I've use this gif before, but I love it, so suck it


I have a list of agents THIS BIG!

Crowrey!


So prayers are much appreciated.

Other than that, nothing's happening around here except fandoms.

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I don't know what happened.  Once upon a time my only fandom was the Lord of the Rings.  Than, BAM.  Avengers! Doctor Who! Leverage! Flashpoint! Grimm! Prison Break! Sherlock! Psych! (And a couple others that aren't exactly "fandoms," but shows I like.  Like Sleepy Hollow.  Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.  Those shows.)

Other than THAT, I feel like I live a very boring life.


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Busy.

LOL

But boring.

I did make some beautiful corsages at work yesterday.  That was fun.  I made a set - a boutonniere and a corsage - that reminded me of My Little Pony, because of the pink and purple.  This one:

#enchantedflorist

I have been reading some.

YAY!

I read ALL FALL DOWN by Ally Carter:

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The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters by Wendy Burt:

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 I feel like I need to work on my author platform.

I feel like I need more time.

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Anyhoozle, that's my life in a nutshell right now.  Wish me luck for Valentine's Day.  I'm going to be a snarling purple minion by the end of next week, after working a six-day work week.

Gaaaaah!

Kay, that's all.
Bye!

Cute Sammy Winchester

God bless!!
Cat

Friday, January 30, 2015

Hello, From Your Favorite Nonexistant Blogger

How have you all been?

Here's a random squirrel gif


Aside from catching a miserable cold and a 'flu pretty nearly at the same time, I've been good.

Pretty much just like this

Not too much has been happening.  I have an agent list going for a manuscript.  Once I get an acceptance on that....

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...I'll let you know.

We watched the Lord of the Rings this week.

Screaming, crying, perfect storm...

I always forget what an emotional rollercoaster that is.  I cry every single time over every shattering event that occurs, and over the characters:  Frodo and Sam, Merry and Pippin, Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, FARAMIR!!! Eowyn, Eomer, Arwen, Theoden.... If there is someone I can weep for, I weep, and prodigiously.

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Fun fact:  One of our bestest friends has never read the books nor seen the movies.  She has only seen the last Hobbit movie (and let's be honest, friends.  Peter Jackson could have done those so, so much better.  What was wrong with keeping it just a bit more to the book?!), but anyway, we have told her frequently that LotR was WAY better than the Hobbit.  So FINALLY we got her to watch the trilogy with us... the extended edition, of course.  REAL fans watch only the extended LotR.

TRUTH!!!

Not only did she cry as prodigiously as the rest of us (and this is a girl who rarely, if ever, cries over shows), but she now wants a cape and has been obsessively pinning Lord of the Rings on Pinterest and is reading the books now.

SCORE!

So I feel like we accomplished something this weekend.

In the meantime, I'm going to going the way I'm going and hope I figure out how to make more time in a single day.  I need a TARDIS and some timey-wimey magic, I think.

You always suspected. :-)

Until my next emergence...

le moi

BYE!!!

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