Friday, September 28, 2012

IT IS ABOUT HOW IT MOVES YOU

As a writer I have many story ideas. All the writers know exactly what I am talking about. I have a binder that is labeled new story ideas. But, how are you suppose to choose which stories to write and which to leave till a later date?

I have recently discovered my answer, as the answer might differ from writer to writer. What works for me however, is when a story becomes a must for me. I obsess over it and when I sleep, I even dream and think of it. It becomes such an overwhelming force that I know I must write it or simply drive myself crazy.

So I guess, the story chooses me and if it moves me, in any way, it is the story I end up writing. My new story, Arken men, has exactly that effect. It has me obsessing and writing like a crazy person. But I rather enjoy it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A NEW IDEA ON THE RISE

Hi friends! How are you guys doing? I am doing well now, but I have been under the weather the past few days, so sorry for that and not being here.

I am working on a new book, which I guess you can call a romantic fantasy, mostly because it is a book about a Viking-like race, but it is not set in our actual history or reality, which can't make it historical fiction. Sounds complicated, I know, I have a headache just sharing this info with you.

Writing is going good. I just wish that I can have a little more peace and quiet, other than that, it is all good. What is up with you?

Monday, September 17, 2012

GENRE FAVORITES BLOGFEST

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I really wrecked my brain with this one. For some reason I had trouble figuring out exactly what my favourites were. So here goes...

Movie Genre: It just has to be science fiction.

Music Genre: Definitely rock.

Books: This one was really difficult, but I will have to go with romance and thriller.

My guilty pleasure genre would be Music: I also tend to like folk music.

So there are my choices.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

POOR ME

I have had this brainstorm that I want another tattoo, because the one I have feels kind of lonely (or so I like to say). But, as many of you know I am still living with my mother in the family home and that freelance jobs have been a little scarce. So, I buttered up my brother, who is rather sympathetic to my whole situation and mentioned that he would pay for the ink. Of course this is when my mother went all crazy, or should I say, "The Hulk" on me.

I am 26 years old and granted, I tend to live a bit in the dream world and all that. My mother made me a deal, that if I lost 20 kilograms, that she would have no problem with me getting another tattoo. I am (cringe)...obese, so yes, it would be a good idea to get my big butt in shape. Because I love and respect my mother so much and really want another tattoo, I agreed to her terms.

It is now week two of my weight loss endeavour and I must say, I am rather hating myself right now, but hey, hopefully this time next year I will be at my goal weight, but for now, it is little baby steps. I will admit that the whole exercise thing is kicking my butt!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BLOG HOP FOR ME

I just entered the Genre's favorite Blogfest, which will be hosted by the wonderful Alex J. Cavanaugh, over at http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com. How it works is that you mention your favorite genre in the following categories, movie, music, books and a guilty pleasure genre from the before mentioned options. 



The blogfest is happening the 17th of September 2012, so there is still a lot of time to sign up and join the fun. Just go here 
http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/2012/08/bourne-legacy-review-ninja-news-tv.html.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

IT IS THAT THING WE DO

We as writers are truly very strange creatures. We all have our various methods of how we come up with our fabulous story ideas, as well as how we make them come to life. With these varying approaches, our daily writer moods also vary. The one day we feel completely insecure about those words we have written, fully believing that we do not have one drop of talent flowing through our veins (which most days is definitely me). The next day we can write a few sentences that can leave us feeling liking a genius and believing that we might have written a possible masterpiece.

Some of us might be more logical, some of us might even write with more passion than others, but one thing we all are, no matter what approach we take, is writers. Writing is that thing we do that sets us apart. No matter how we do it, or if it might seem unorthodox and if many just do not understand it. It is that thing we do to make us whole.

The Insecure Writers Support Group was created by the wonderful and talented author and blogger, Alex J. Cavanaugh. You guys can visit Alex over at http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

MY MADNESS EXPLAINED

When it comes to writing my romance novels, I always know ahead of time how the book needs to develop. How the characters get there is all up to fate and of course, what the all important inspiration has to say. But with my novels there is always a dark twist somewhere that can include an unexpected fight or perhaps an unwanted death or all kinds of violence just ensuing. Nobody ever said romance novels have to be boring.

So, where do I get the inspiration or ideas for my battles from? Well that is easy. Check this out.


(Click on the watch on YouTube link)

When there is a professional MMA fighter like this out there kicking a bully’s butt, then how can I not get inspiration out of it? The fact that he is good looking too (even with the beard) does not hurt either.

I don’t know about you guys but for me, there is nothing like male on male professional violence to get the writing juices flowing. 

If anyone is interested, the professional fighters name is Andrei Arlovski and you guys can find out more about him or visit him over at www.arlovski.com.

Monday, September 3, 2012

BOOK TWO, DONE!

I am so happy right now because I just finished the second draft of my second book. This book was a little harder to write than the first one, because I wrote certain scenes first and then just cut and paste them in the appropriate sections of the book. Now I added the loose ends and parts of the story that had been missing.

I am going to give the book a resting period of a month, before I officially start editing it. I think a resting period is essential, so that I can look at it with new and fresh eyes. I must say, I am definitely loving the fact that I have gotten to be in novel writing mode. It is definitely the kind of writing that I love the most.

What have you guys been up to?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

IT IS SPRING

I started the first day of spring by taking a nice walk on the treadmill. Though, we can't tell it's spring because it is raining and it is cold. But, the walk on the treadmill did provide me with a great idea for the second book and I am on my way to go and write it right now. 

I also want to say a big congratulations to Andrei Arlovski! You kicked butt, I am so proud of you.