Friday, December 31, 2010

A Witch's Prayer

I found the following incantation written on an index card while cleaning out my writers desk:

Blessed Goddess light my way
May love and laughter fill my day
Grant me strength to eliminate negativity
Open my heart with boundless creativity
My mind is sound and secure
My soul is radiant and blissfully pure
My body is a temple, of this I am sure
Bide times three and I shall endure
When night falls I am content and ready for divine rest
For as long as I walk the path of lightness I know I am blessed
I keep my eyes open so that I shall see
Your goodness and abundance flow into me


And as it is willed, so mote it shall be!

I'm not sure it I wrote this myself, or copied from something I had read.
It just seemed like something appropriate to share on New Year's Eve.

May the Goddess bless your path and light your way into a new year filled with abundance, peace, joy and boundless love.

Blessed Be!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sex and The City


What writer hasn't for even just a few moments fantasied about being Carrie Bradshaw? A successful writer. That fabulous apartment. All those shoes and great clothes. Amazing friends. Come on, she's even on the side of a New York City bus. Not to even mention, that certain guy -- Mr. Big!

I got the first two seasons of Sex and The City as a holiday gift from my nieces so I've been re-watching the show from the very beginning these last few days. Knowing that after six seasons Carrie and Mr. Big finally get their happily ever after? Well, it totally adds to the fun of watching the shows all over again.

Who doesn't love Mr. Big? I adore the way the character is written and how Chris Noth brings Big to life. Talk about perfect casting for a role. I couldn't image anyone else doing Big justice. 

Mr. Big should be required viewing 101 for anyone trying to write a romantic hero.




Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Voices Inside My Head

Who would have thought that the voices inside my head are becoming morning people? Well, Courtney and Alex anyways. It seems like lately I've been getting my best writing done on the mornings I sneak in some writing time before logging in at the "for now job that pays the bills" at 8 am. 

I'm hovering on the verge of the 30,000 word mark on Sex & Suplexes. That means I'm finally really into the meat of the story and both Courtney and Alex are yacking away for me now. After the first bleed through edit my manuscripts usually come out at just under 100,000 words so I guess I'm about a third of the way.

Alex, or should I say his ex Lara, as totally dropped a bomb on the Great Wall of Plot. She's tried to tell Alex but so far he's not figured it out yet. It's all going to come to a head on the weekend of the Asheville PPV and will explain why he ditches Courtney that night and she winds up in bed with Billy. Like she ever needs an excuse to wind up screwing Billy. 

This surprise plot twist is going to dump a whole lot of drama on poor Alex. As if dating the likes of Courtney isn't drama enough in itself. I supposed more conflict is always a good thing. Especially in a novel. Now I just have to go back and revise the Great Wall of Plot to make it all fit into the story.

I'm currently working on a HOT sex scene with Alex and Courtney back at the hotel ringing in the New Year. It all started with an very out in the open kiss at midnight while they were at Antonio's. So - "telephone, telegraph, tell a wrestler" - it will be all over the dressing room by the end of the next night's show at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta.

I've also discovered that I think I do my best at home writing curled up on the couch with the netbook with the TV going in the background. Weird, huh? Editing has to be done on the widescreen monitor, but I like to do the first draft on the netbook now.

When and where do you do your best writing?