Friday, May 14, 2004

Dang

I think I'm majorly PMSing. Girl who sits in the cube next to me...likes to torment me from time to time by messing up my desk. She did it just now.

I say, "You bitch," half-jokingly under my breath. She's gay...not that that has anything to do with anything, but she's very sensitive to being called bitch and other words such as that.

So then she's like, "What???"

And I'm like, "Never mind...you'd be offended." Later I wonder if I should apologize to her...but why should I????

A few minutes later, she comes up and messes up my desk again.

"Don't call me a bitch," she said.

"Then don't fuck with my shit," I say back. "I'm in a pissy mood."

"OK, I won't bother you anymore," she replies.

I think we're ok. I think. I'm not going to worry about it...cuz its just one of those days.

Questions...

I just emailed Ch 1 on the manu to a fellow blogger to see what she thinks. Besides Hubby, who always says, "Oh, its great honey." I have a few online buddies who thought it was pretty good. I'm still frustrated at not being able to find a critique partner/group. Either it doesn't gel or they are too snobby. Sigh.

With only two weeks to go until I have to send it in to the writing contest, it still needs to be polished....Ch 1 that is...and I am starting to hyperventilate now.

Sigh. I have to start visualizing chapter 2 now. No problem. Really.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Whoa, Blogger has come up with some pretty cool templates. This one is a huge improvement over the old design. Yay Blogger! More elegant and stuff like that. I'm going to try to add some functionality to the site later, since this new template wiped out my links, comments and the tracking system.

I've had some success in writing chapters 1-2. The writing contest I am planning on entering is due June 4, so I still have some time before I have to turn it in. Its the first meeting between the hero and heroine. Which I still have to expand on.

The problem I am having is that I'm really big on reading regency romances set in England in the 1800s. But since I'm writing a contemporary...the hero and heroine meet at a party...I have to stop myself from writing like its in the 1800s England.

"Have you tried the lobster patties, sirrah? I hear they are quite the rage," Kate said.

Dan bowed deeply to Kate. "Indeed, madam. I am ever at your service. Allow me to escort you to dinner."

She curtseyed (sp?) in return. "Thank you. You are ever so kind," she murmured, looking into his handsome, rugged face.


Bah. The problem is I keep picturing the hero to be like Colin Firth or Hugh Jackman (a la Kate & Leopold). But Dan is actually supposed to be a U.S. Marine in today's time. I don't know if a guy in this day and age would say, "Indeed, madam."

Having some writer's blocky just now, but I'm sure I'll work it out.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

I am a fricking genius! I am a fricking literary genius! Mwhaaaaaaaaaa....

Inspiration strikes. Also a bad attack of egomania... ;)