What up, peeps? Today has been a busy day, but, I have gotten very little accomplished for myself.
I started out my morning by finishing up the website concept design for NYT Bestselling Author T.J. Michaels and doing a little store addition for Nicky Jayne’s website. Nicky’s website is live if you want to go show her some reader love (here) and as soon as T.J.’s is live, I will share it here for you all to check out. Here’s a little taste:
Hot, right?? I love it. I cant wait to show you guys the whole finished design once I make it live!
I decided I am going to do something a little different with the writing process of Dance With the Devil. I have almost the entire book hand-written in notebook pages by scene. One of my really good writer friends, Amber Lynn Natusch, is what you would call a “scene writer.” She writes out scenes, then goes back and sort of stiches them together by writing in what is needed to blend the scenes into a continuous book. Well, I essentially do the same thing (writing scenes, I mean), I just do it in a note book, then write it in a linear progression.
I am going to try Amber’s method. Starting this afternoon, I am taking all of my notebook pages and I’m going to type up the individual scenes. If I am guessing right, that should put what I have at just about 40,000 words typed out, and then I am going to “stitch” them together. If this works the way I am expecting, I should have Dance With the Devil’s first draft finished in about two weeks. Then I am going to do the same thing with Bad Wolf.
This will be the first time writing in this way for me, and I honestly don’t know if I can even make it work, but I am going to give it a try. So, wish me luck!
Also, tonight is a new episode of The Blacklist!!! Do any of you watch this show???
I am so madly in love with whoever is responsible for writing the character of Red Reddington. It’s easily some of the best writing I have ever seen come across on film. Actually, the show as a whole is some of the best screen writing ever, but, I am particularly partial to Red above any other character. The Blacklist is one of the very few shows I really look forward to every week. With only three episodes left in the season, I don’t know what I am going to do with myself until next fall! (*I have confirmed that the show has been renewed for a third season. As I was typing “next fall”, I had a minor panic attack at the thought of the show being cancelled.*)
I’m planning to live tweet during tonight’s episode if you want to watch along with me and join the convo! Follow me over at @PureTextuality. Let’s use the hashtags #QuonZhang (the name of tonight’s episode), #teamreddington (because why wouldn’t you be Team Reddington?), and/or #TheBlacklist (pretty self-explanatory, I think) tonight. I would love to see The Blacklist trending like mad on Twitter because of all of you! Hope to see you there!