Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Self-Portrat Challenge: Writer's Block

Amy over at ...on the present moment is running a self-portrait challenge. Now, I'm not usually one to do these sorts of contests, especially if the contest involves David Hasselhoff ; however, Amy's looked like a creative challenge, and also a way to avoid working on my book.

Here's my entry, a triptych I call "Writer's Block."

Friday, November 28, 2008

Work in progress: writing playlist

So Stephenie Meyer gave me a good idea. She uses playlists as inspiration while writing her books. And while I don't think Ms. Meyer is the best author I've read, she has sold five novels which I find quite enjoyable to read.

So, like any good author, I'm stealing her idea. (Actually, Stephenie shares writing tips sometimes, and this is one of them -- set your writing mood.)

Here is a very partial, only-just-begun playlist for the novel I'm trying to write. Does this give you any ideas about my mood for this book?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

"But I am the Chosen One..." (THWAP!)

Eight months until the next installment of Pottermania!

In one piece

The Hubby was in a (thankfully) minor motorcycle accident this week. A driver performed an illegal lane change and forced him to "ditch" his bike. It was either that or hit the car.

He has a few scratches and scrapes, and some sore muscles, but that's it. His bike, on the other hand, may be a write-off, a month after purchase.

Hubby, this is for you. Thanks for not dying.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day, toddler-style

We have lost 97 Canadians in Afghanistan. Hundreds have been wounded. My next-door neighbour just came back. Two of Super A.'s classmates have daddies there.
Remember the veterans and fallen of our own generation, and remember their families.
To all Canadian veterans of all conflicts: Thanks. I know this little girl above is one of the reasons you fought and are fighting now. Her mother appreciates it very, very much.