Sunday, July 22, 2007

I've been tagged by KrazyBlonde and Darlin Jo

Okay since I have been tagged by KrazyBlonde and Darlin Jo I guess I had better give you the 8 random facts about me...hmmmm, could be interesting.

First here are the rules:

1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits aboutthemselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eightthings and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Facts about me:

1. I am the youngest of 8 children. (Thankfully most of them moved out before I knew who they were)

2. I used to work with special needs kids. (The best and worst job I ever did)

3. I met my husband in the military. We were in Tech school together, surprisingly enough I studied electronics. (and you wonder why I have voices)

4. I separated my elbow when I tried to do a cartwheel (remember for the people in your thirties, leave it for the younger ones)

5. I lived in Las Vegas for 11 years and the most I ever won was $750 (Its important to remember these people build billion, yes I said billion dollar hotels without debt)

6. I love football and hockey. My favorite teams are the Detroit Lions (Yes I know they suck) and the Detroit Red Wings (I at least have one good team)

7. I have been married for almost 19 years (I think I will have the hubby take me on a cruise for our 20th anniversary)

8. I know more about cars than my husband does. (I have two brothers that are mechanics and they made sure I could take care of my own car)

Okay there are the facts about little ole me and the 8 people I am going to tag are: No, One. It seems like everyone has already been tagged :) I know I was late getting out the door.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Voices are getting Louder

I haven't been writing much lately, but I figured it was time to start again. The voices are getting louder and clambering to come out. Does this happen to anyone else? When you are working on a book, how does the book form for you?

When I am starting on a book, I normally start with an idea and then work on an outline With the outline, I am able to flesh out the book and as I do this, it starts to come alive in my head. The characters take on a life of their own and they argue and sulk when the writing isn't going the way they expect it to go. As I picture the different books I am writing, the scenes for the books look like I visited the area as it seems so real. You can picture yourself walking down the boardwalk toward the ocean and feel the sea water mist your face. You can hear the voices blending together at the cafe across the street and feel the wind move through your hair.

I think the writing experience is different for everyone. But for me its like creating a whole new world, that is mine to explore and try and present to the people reading the book. It is my responsibility as an author to help them to see the world you create through your settings and your characters, because the characters are an integral part of any world.

So I think it is time to get back to the writing process. Keegan needs to work through his differences with Gwyn, Bryce and Delwyn need to straighten things out and Delysia and Delyth need to find their mates. I also need to work on my fairy tales as I am getting requests for them plus I have other ideas floating in my head...ah the voices!

Happy Writing