Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Random Tumbling Thoughts

Just a quick post on the random and not-so-random thoughts tumbling around in my head right now...

I recently discovered the joy that is Doctor Who.  I've just finished Season Two and I am happily learning that I am not the only one that's been shedding snotty tears over the tragedy of the Doctor losing Rose.  Rose calling out "Doctah!  Doctah!" is ringing in my ears.

Over the weekend, the kids and I ventured into Philly on the high-speed line to meet my husband after he ran the half-marathon.  Now I have thoughts of mysterious trains, missed connections, and alternate realities tossing in my brain.  Incubating...

Speaking of incubating, one of my favorite ways to thresh out ideas for a story is by using a technique called mind-mapping.  I learned this technique from the extremely talented and generous author and friend, Camille DeAngelis, during her workshop early this year.  Hop on over to her Flashwrite post to see how she does it.

I guest-blogged for the first time ever.  Thank you to one of my favorite contemporary YA authors, Jennifer R. Hubbard (The Secret Year and Try Not To Breathe ), for inviting me to talk about my introduction to YA romantic fiction on her blog.

I'm not doing too well on my word count for my NaNoWriMo project, but I am making headway with the story nonetheless.  I'm not feeling too stressed out about whether or not I win this year.  I am more concerned with actually keeping my butt-in-chair to actually write down the words. For some reason, this story only wants to be written in longhand.

I have a story coming out in a local short story anthology called Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey from the South Jersey Writers Group.  My first published piece is called "The Walk" and is one of twenty stories depicting a slice of life (and the afterlife) in my part of the Garden State.  Follow on to the blog of the ladies who edited the anthology to learn more about it and when the Kindle version will be available.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  Don't forget to count your blessings and share what you can with those in need.

6 comments:

  1. It is so exciting and I can't wait until the book launch

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  2. Thanks for guesting, and congratulations on your upcoming publication!

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  3. That anthology sounds wonderful! I'm an honorary Jersey gal (live in PA) and would love to read it when it's released! :)

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    1. Thank you, Shari! I would love to hear what you think about the collection. My fellow authors are extremely talented, and I think everyone will find some part of it they identify with.

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