Monday, August 27, 2007

Poem: The elevator

The car goes up
The car goes down
We ride for sup
We ride in town
Push the numbers
Watch it go
Some riders are hummers
Others just say make it so
A thrilling ride
Or a sedate coast
Elevators are the pride
Of buildings from coast to coast!

Friday, August 3, 2007

More Info than you Ever wanted to know about ME!

Okay, here's the deal: you've been hand picked by someone who likes you to fill out this survey. It's a great boredom buster and at the end you get to pick your own 5 people to fill it out. If you don't fill it out, the person that sent this to you will hunt you down and kill you -- not really, but it's fun so keep it going! Once you post your answers, pick 5 people of your own to do it. Have fun!

1. What is your middle name: Jo

2. Color pants are you wearing? Blue jeans

3. What are you listening to now? The birds

4. What was the last thing you had to drink? milk

5. Do you wish on stars? Yes, and I taught my kids too

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Teal

7. How is the weather right now? clear skies, 75 degrees

8. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My mother

9. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yep

10. Favorite drink? Mudslide Shots

11. Favorite sport? Football (Detroit Lions) or Hockey (Detroit Redwings)

12. Hair color? Brown

13. Siblings? 3 sisters, 4 brothers (I am the baby girl)

14. Favorite month: May, everything is blooming

15. Favorite food? Pad Thai from Thai Spice in Vegas

16. What was the last movie you saw? Theatre-Transformers Home-The Mod Squad

17. Favorite day of the year: Christmas

18. What do you do to vent anger? Write

19. What was your favorite toy as a child? Miss Beasley

20. Summer or winter? Winter in Vegas, Summer in Michigan

21. Hugs or kisses? Hugs, nothing like snuggling with your special someone

22. Car or motorcycle? Car (Ford Mustang, old one or any year of the Corvette)

23. Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla

24. Do you want your friends to do this? Sure

25. Who is most likely to do this self-survey? Jadey

26. Who is least likely to respond? Hera...Don't know

27. When was the last time you cried? Last time I watched a sad movie

28. What is under your bed? Nothing unless my kids stuffed stuff under there

29. Who is the friend you have had the longest? Sue Wulf

30. What did you do last night? Drove home from Missouri and vegged in front of the TV with pizza with the fam

31. What are you afraid of? heights, don't even like roller coasters

32. Plain or buttered or salted popcorn? buttered and salted

33. Favorite car? 1965 Ford Mustang convertable, Candy apple red with white top

34. Favorite flower? baby pink roses

35. How many keys on your key ring? 5

36. How many years at your current job? 11 months

37. What did you do on your last birthday? went out to dinner with the family even though I was sick

38. How many states have you lived in? 5 - Michigan, Virginia, Texas, Mississippi, Nevada

39. Did you have fun with this? Yeppers

40. Who are you going to send this to? Jadey, CD, Jayne, Morgy and Deidre (sorry all, but you have to pick somone :)

What to do?

What do you do when you have so many works going on that you can't figure out which one to work on first? Let me give you a couple of examples:

Mirror of Remembrance series (Time travel romance series that I am working on with a friend, first book published)

A series of novels about Atlantis

A new dungeon and dragon type of novel

Revised Fairy Tales

and a children's series about dragons

I have all of these books pushing at me to be finished or at least worked on but my question is how to do you decide which one to work on first. It is a tough decision. I have found that for me I have to force myself to finish one work before I move onto another or I have a problem finishing any of them. If I do this then I get pulled back into the story and I want to work on it and find out how the characters are going to react to certain situations or problems.

What do you do in this situation, or does anyone else have this problem? I actually start an outline of the new work and put it away until I can get to it. The hard part is when you finish one work and have to move onto another one, which one do you work on next....

Well, I hope everyone has a plethora of writing ideas saved up and is able to write for years to come. Enjoy