Posts Tagged With: writing

Posted in Mom, personal
October 15, 2011

I’ve been quiet, I know.

I haven’t had a lot to say, Internet. Actually, that isn’t true. In some cases, I’ve had so much to say that I’ve been trying to edit it back into coherence. In others, I’ve simply been enjoying quiet moments in my life. Well, as quiet as things can be with a 5 year old and a now 4 year old. That’s right. The Little Kidlet turned four this week. In his preschool class, they gave him a little crown that he’s been proudly wearing or carrying around the house this week. If I can’t get it away from him, I…

Posted in personal, writing
October 5, 2011

Power Outages and Mayorships

It’s raining here in SoCal- the first real rainstorm of fall/winter, and a welcome change from 80-90 degree heat. I drove the kids to school, through throngs of drivers who tried to go the speed limit or higher on slick roads with not so great visibility- and a bunch of drivers that insisted on driving without any lights on. I survived, obviously. Now, not that long ago I was ousted as the mayor of our local Fresh & Easy on Foursquare. Since I was hungry on the way home and didn’t feel like cooking, I stopped in to pick up…

Posted in personal, writing
July 28, 2011

E-Books, good or bad for writers?

Last week, I logged onto Twitter to find this tweet (retweeted by a cartoonist/writer I follow): Lynn linked to this post, which discusses the payment model with big publishers. Namely the fact that when it comes to ebooks, the publishers make big bucks simply because they don’t have to pay for printing or distribution- but don’t pass over anything additional to the author. While this is certainly sad for writers, to say that you’re going to stop buying all ebooks is a bit distressing. Ryne Douglas Pearson (@rynedp) is one of the writers that I adore following on Twitter. He…

June 15, 2011

Girls & Comics: writing.

Last night, Gail Simone (the comic book writer/creator) tweeted the following statements. “DC, we need more female creators, stat. Really. Let’s make this happen.” (In the reboot era, there will be two. Gail and… trying to find the other name. Sorry!) “We all still want comics to be a meritocracy. But there are more than two female creators who are qualified and talented.” Not surprisingly, this became a hot button issue as male creators and just casual fans added in their two cents. Some people who worked accepting submissions at DC and Image commented that only about 5-10% of the…

Posted in personal
March 31, 2011

Where did the week go?

Honestly, this week is flying by. I realized it was Thursday and I hadn’t blogged anything yet, and had a bit of a meltdown. Strangely, it isn’t for lack of ideas. It’s been lack of time. This week I’ve been bitten by the muse and have been ridiculously busy working on one of my many projects. But now that I feel guilt for not blogging, it would seem I would prefer to be writing everywhere. Both privately and on this wonderful site of mine. Good to know! I am now on week three of gluten-free, and I’m still alive. Honestly,…

Posted in writing
August 13, 2010

Friday Fiction: Detour

Sometimes writing isn’t about what you write. That sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Of course writing is about writing. It should be so easy. You sit down and then… squirrel! If you’ve seen UP and remember Dug, that’s pretty much what being a writer can be like. I’ll sit down to write and then, suddenly think of emails I haven’t returned. Or realize I haven’t checked Twitter in a half hour. Or decide to make myself a somewhat time consuming meal. I’m very good when it comes to procrastinating. I’ll sit down and think of a hundred things that I’d much…

Posted in Project X, writing
August 6, 2010

Friday Fiction: Abandoning reality

For whatever reason, I love picking projects that require a lot of research. One is set in so many time periods that I might as well get a degree in history. So this is my break from that. Since it’s an action/adventure serial similar to Indiana Jones and the Mummy (and all the wonderful novels and radio show that inspired movies like those), I get to play a little fast and loose with history. It’s the same way that movies like “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” succeed. They give you just enough indication of the time…

Posted in Project X, writing
July 30, 2010

Friday Fiction Project X : Inspiration

So this week I’ve been working on characters. Names, rough backgrounds, personalities. But I’m not going to share that yet. Sorry. But you know, there’s a lot of other stuff that I’ve worked on already that I thought needed documentation. Inspiration comes from a lot of places for me. For the projects that I have notebooks for (and there are several) I have been inspired by television programs, dreams, movies, and even collaborations that fell through. But this project? This one takes the cake. My inspiration came from a character that I’d worked up for a performance. And not just…

Posted in writing
June 1, 2010

The next great crime series?

I suppose I should explain. I have strange dreams. Dreams that not many people I know have- the elusive narrative dream. Not the Alice in Wonderland sort, where things are surreal. But quite frequently, the sort where it feels like it should be a TV or movie, where things are just logical enough to make sense, but odd enough that I know it’s a dream. For your consideration, last night’s dream.