Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Halloween Goodies!

Yes, I do realize it is July, I just can't WAIT for Halloween to get here!  There's so many cute decorating ideas bouncing around in my head and I've already completed two projects. 

The first is Spooky Sheldon and he's the only paper mache treat I've ever done.  He turned out mighty fine if I do say so myself!
















The second is a mini Halloween House and by golly, I'm addicted to these little slices of  creepiness!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Random Babbling

My brain is a little stalled out right now so I decided to put the current writing project on hold for a few days.  There's only so much outlining a girl can do.  That and a flash piece I wrote has really distracted me.  The lead character is a gorilla named CeeCee.  She's had it rough. 

The slimming is going okay.  I've maintained the current weight loss of 15 pounds which is great because I haven't been so good lately.  (let's not discuss the chocolate sauce I made and drank the other night, okay?)  I plan on being super good this weekend and will hit the gym again hard.  Sounds awesome...

Halloween is around the corner and of course I'm already plotting and creating.  I made my first paper mache jack o'lantern and love him.  Gotta get him painted and show him off to friends.  Gonna make a few more Halloween houses and some haunted bird houses then I can get serious about decorating my house because decorations go up September 1st.   I'll require a hot glue gun, a metal rod, and various funkins.  Is should be epic...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Post Before the Crash Takes Over

Before the knock-off Benadryl kicks in, I wanted to post a quick update.  Fingers crossed that it makes sense...

First, my zombie tale "Being Neighborly" has been accepted into Through the Eyes of the Undead 2.  That one was a nail biter because I was in the first book and really, really wanted to be in the second one too. 

Me, the girl that rarely wins anything, won a steampunk pocket watch from the lovely Tonia Brown just by commenting on her amazing web serial "Railroad!"  You should check it out--it is really addicting!

What else...hmm...  Oh, I just wrote a very brief tale called "Hair Baby" and I'm working up the courage to send it out to a big name magazine.  It'll be fun!

I'll leave you on a final note about bringing tension and building up a climax in your writing:  write these scenes when you really, really have to pee.  Seriously!  Channel the anxiety, fear, and drama right onto the written page.  Your readers will feel the tension building and never know how you did it.  ;)