Thursday, August 28, 2014

Back to school! (but more delays)

The kids went back to school this week, but so far my schedule is still in a jumble.  That's partly because the kids actually only had a half day on Monday, meaning I basically still worked summer hours, and partly because I've been working on some other projects around the house that have been taking up time.

I'm setting myself a deadline for getting back to work on fiction, though.  The client work has to be maintained, no choice about that, and I'm trying to maintain my blogs at least a little more during this interim period, but I think I should be able to settle into my new schedule by the second week of September.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Please excuse the delay...

I will be getting back to the business of writing (and blogging) soon, but this week I'm grieving for my kitty, whom I had to put to sleep over the weekend.  It still seems surreal that she is gone.  You can read about her illness and her passing on her blog, which I first start writing back when she had fatty liver disease as a young cat.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Favorite vampire books

What would be your favorite vampire books, or the vampire books you would consider the best of the genre, if you were asked?  This article, The Five Greatest Vampire Novels Written in the Last 100 Years, gives a few great ones.  Sadly, I've only read one on the list (Interview with the Vampire -- the one that began my addiction to the genre), but I'm interested in reading some of the others, especially the last one, Let the Right One In.  I've seen the Swedish movie and loved it, although I haven't seen the American version yet.

What would be on your list if you were to write a similar article?

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Camp NaNoWriMo fail

Despite my excitement for having finally started working on my Camp NaNo novel during my vacation week, I never got back to work on it after that first night.

I'm disappointed, but I did get a lot else done that week.  However, I am now faced with the dilemma of how to reintroduce working on my fiction every day with my new, busier schedule.