Good morning, party people! I am just going to stop in super-fast this morning. I plan on spending my day working on either Dance With the Devil or the untitled Nick/Lexi project. Not sure which yet, but the plan is to write something today. In my defense, yesterday’s blog post was over 2,000 words. I am counting that in the writing win column, but it didn’t get either of my works in progress any closer to being done. That sound you hear is me cracking the whip at myself…
Anyway, there are two reasons I am popping in today: Brad Meltzer and the Batfleck suit…
Continue reading “@BradMeltzer on @Nerdist, the #Batfleck suit post by @the_batforce, and I #amwriting.”
I just stumbled across this video on Twitter by @Redrosepiano and I just had to share. I love the song used!!
Good morning and Happy Monday, you sexy bitches! This weekend, in addition to doing a CRAZY amount of writing (more about that later), I also finished what ended up being a week-long binge watch of the TV series Heroes. It was my first time watching the series despite having owned the first two seasons on DVD for over two years. I got them at a charity media sale, but hadn’t gotten around to watching them. Last weekend, I decided to give it a go, and by episode three or four, I was hooked. I’ve been watching episodes every night, and this weekend, neither of my kids were home, so I did nothing but write and watch Heroes for two days straight.
It. Was. Awesome.
Well, I am done. As soon as I finished, I opened my laptop and started typing so it would all still be very fresh. There were some characters I loved. There were some I hated. There were even some characters I hated, and then loved. We’re going to talk about all of them, plus my thoughts on the show as a whole. 🙂
Continue reading “I finally finished my maiden binge-watch of @Heroes and now Heroes: Reborn can start, like, now. #Heroes #HeroesReborn #IHeartSylar”
I have a tendency to lean towards being a big cheerleader for the villain in a story. Always have. When I was younger, my favorite character in The Lion King was Scar, not Simba. Simba can go suck it. Scar had a way better sense of humor. Nightmare Before Christmas? Easy. Oogie Boogie. He had the best music. When I was 13 years old, I read The Vampire Diaries (yes, kids, they were books loooooooong before the TV series) and I instantly fell in love with Damon. Not the severely dumbed down version of Damon you see on the TV series, but the cold, ruthless, walking nightmare that was Damon in the books. We’ll get into that later in this post.
This has been an ongoing trend for me in all venues of fiction, from books to television to the big screen. But it’s not just any villains, and it’s not exclusively “villains” per se. I realized when I was writing The Devil You Know that my affinity is for characters who walk the sometimes very blurry line between being a good bad guy and a bad good guy.
And more than anything, I love it when it’s difficult to tell which side a particular character falls on. I think not being able to figure it out is a sign of genuinely good writing.
In this post, we are going to take a look at a small handful of my favorite fictional baddies and see where they fall.
Continue reading “Stomping all over the fine line between a Bad Good Guy and a Good Bad Guy. (@NBCBlacklist , #amwriting)”
I just spent the last week in a writing funk and I think I am finally out of it! Yesterday, I wrote 10 full notebook pages of dialog, and this morning, I am day-jobbing and working on the super-secret project between calls. The momentum in this one picked right back up where it left off a week ago and I am RELIEVED. I thought the story died out on me. Phew!
So, with that, I am outtie. I will catch all of you either later this afternoon (with a writing check-in) or tomorrow morning.
Just for giggles. 🙂 I think me and Mr. Martin would get along quite well. I don’t know. What do you guys think? Maybe we should ask Lucas and Natalia. *queue maniacal laughter*
So much has happened in the last couple of days! I’m just going to do a super-quick blog post, and then I am back to writing!
In This Post:
- Speak of the Devil on Nook
- Grey by E.L. James….or should I say Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
- Caitlyn Jenner
- WIP Update, a personal confession, & the ongoing Romance-athon
Continue reading “#Grey, @Caitlyn_Jenner, and my big romance-athon! #amwriting”