Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Where do ideas come from?

Ideas for stories come from all over the place. From your life, family life or friends life.  You can hear a remark in a restaurant and spin a 90K book about of it.  You can stare up at the sky and make stories up about the cloud formations. Everything is grist for the mill.
That being said I can't get my storyline to go forward. Its a pain. I think my big problem is that I don't set a time and tell everyone that this is my writing time. Don't call, don't ask me any questions, make like I don't exist. Maybe then I can settle down and write.
I have research to do and have already done some. Well, I bought books so I can read up on it.
Sometimes I feel like I am brain dead. I can't get an idea to save my life.  I've started about six or seven books, have 36K words on one but I don't like it. 

What it comes down to is I want a new idea something no one else has thought of. But that is not going to happen. All I can do is make my story better.  There are only so many scenarios to be had.  I could make up a new demon, a new kind of hero or a strange planet.
I think too, even though we have been here for a year now, we are still not all the way moved in. There are boxes that still need to be unloaded, have to paint the bedrooms, have the floors redone and finish the kitchen. Have to get the back-splash up and paint the cabinets.
The house in Gloversville is going up for sale, finally. My step-son says he is going to room with a friend of his. He thinks he will move in Oct. I don't know if we will continue to rent. Three of his buddies are living there now.
So many things to do and think about.
So, once upon a time there was a demon killer, a demon and a girl. Wow there I go heres a new story. LOL
Anyway need to get some stuff done. So I am almost gone.  Now I am gone.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A little something I wrote years ago:
Though winter has only just begun, I am already longing for time of year when trees bud and flowers bloom.
Ah sweet spring, how I long for you to begin. The green carpet of grass under my feet, soft and warm. A new beginning for all living things. With the event of spring other magical happenings take place. What you ask? Why, what every red blooded boy and girl, man and woman looks forward to the hunting, oops sorry, of The “Mating Season”
Eyes meet across a crowded room with that come hither look, a smile, a nod and then…what?! I don’t remember!What does happen next? Its been so long since I’ve been out in that jungle, that I wouldn’t know the mating call if it hit me on the head.
I think to myself, is that guy with his shirt open to navel, gold chains tangled in his hairy chest winking at me, or does he just have something in his eye. I hope its the latter. The fellow who is swaying to the music the DJ is playing, inviting me to join him in the dance, or is he asking my friend Bob? Maybe he is just rutting and marking his territory for all to see with an open invitation for whoever.
To catch that certain someone we strive to make ourselves more attractive by wearing the right make-up, clothes, have the perfect hair style, go to the gym, and diet that goes for men and women, make-up not excluded for men. Then to garner more attention, we improve our minds by keeping up with current events and reading the latest best sellers.
At least some people who are looking for that certain someone will attempt to keep themselves abreast of the times and not just baseball scores. We go to the hottest clubs, social events, gyms and even church with the best we have and big hopes.
And for what? You catch the eye of that good looking hunk or allow him to catch yours; he speaks, you realize he is short about 3 brain cells. What a waste of time and effort. Or is it? Men and women should be able to meet on a honest common ground, without all the trappings.
Then again, half the fun is getting to look your best and delving into the mystery that is called the” Mating Game.’”
How do you like it?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Got to get busy

I really need to keep up on blogging. Its good, you need to write everyday and this helps.

I've joined some writers sites on Linkedin. I think it will be a great help. I really need to get a schedule going.  Sometimes its a little hard with my husband home.
Ah retirement. Not all its cracked up to be. LOL Actually its not bad but we are going to movies instead of me writing. Have to stop that. We saw the Ape movie and Cowboys and Alien. Both were fun. I enjoyed them. Went to see The Help on Thursday with my cousin. The movie was great.  I can't wait to read the book.  What people went through in the 60's-70's in the deep south. I am so happy that I was born in NY. I take it all with a grain of salt.

I am dieting. I stopped smoking and gained. So bad of me. Now I am not smoking and I am hungry.  Doing a meal plan. Its OK Husband lost 25 lbs in the first month when he did, then had a gastric bypass. He looks great and feels good except for his back.  Dr. ordered a MRI and insurance said no. X-rays first. What a waste, all an x-ray is going to tell you is that your back is not broken or maybe it is for some people. I fractured my back in two places. I just add it to the pain I already have.
But my poor hubby, now I understand why he hasn't gone to join any bowling leagues. he hurts. he just had a hernia repair doing good with that. Hopefully our new Doctor can help. We got away form the PA from Hell. That's all I am going to say.
I have to have another neural conduction test. Whoopee, stick those needles in. Have no idea where the first test is.
I love North Carolina but there medical things are a little different from NY which of course doesn't surprise me. But its a lot stranger. I guess they have a bad drug problem here. I can't imagine that NY is not worse.  I have to tell that I got a bill for $1,500.00 for a urine test to make sure that I was taking only my meds and not abusing them. I told the lab. I am not paying that. go back to the pain clinic, oh wait they can't they closed down and didn't send my reports to the PA from Hell.  Its been fun. OK enough of my venting.
Its been a slow day. On facebook most of the afternoon. I need to get off there and back to writing.
Its the game Garden in Time. DH got me playing it. Have to dedicate time to socializing but need to write too and take care of the cats and dog and the house. Hmmm to much, I think I will stop cleaning the house and doing the wash and oh wait DH does a lot of the food shopping, I really dislike it, And he does the cooking. Poor guy is working to pay off my medical bills, Dr's, xrays and what have you.
Its almost 5 PM so I think I will get off for now and, yes I need to relax and enjoy tonight.
We should all be relaxed and enjoy the life that we have.