Friday, January 8, 2010

Galloping, Galloping... Gone

So this week has gone fairly well. The Meat Grinder completed it's job on Noble Blood late this week and now I'm waiting to hear back from my beta readers. I also started work on Hecate's Own, book 2 of Heart's Desire. I wrote the outline, figured out major plot points, and put fingers to keyboard for almost three thousand words.

Only to watch in horror as my characters decided to pick up the story at Outline Point Three rather than One. Argh. Why do they do this to me? I can almost hear the neener neener neener as they run off into the bushes. Cheeky little devils.

Oh well. I like the beginning, so I'm sticking with what they gave me. I'll decide once the entire thing is done if it needs to be changed, but starting the story has never really been a problem (with a few notable exceptions). Endings, on the other hand, tend to give me serious grief, so we'll have to see how this one goes.

In the meantime, I've posted all my novels at the Open Mike at CoffeeTime Romance Forums! If you're looking for a good read head on over there. A LOT of authors will be posting today!


7dlh7 said...

You've got great taste in "Hotties".


Layne said...

Agreed. You couldn't have picked a more deserving Hottie!

Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford