Friday, September 28, 2007

Ack! Where'd the time go?

After my big 'rave', it sure seems like I clammed up, doesn't it?

Well, I've got nothing earth shatterined to disclose.

I DID finally buy a rather large dictionary. One I made sure wasn't politically correct by looking up the word F&%^ - it was there, plus the fact that it's updated with the word 'blogosphere' which, if you are reading this, are a part of.

Upon serious recommendations, I also bought the Stephen King book about writing. There have been many people whom I respect and have quoted from it. Good enough of an endorsement for me to purchase it too.

I also found the last book in the Immortal Series: The Gathering by Jennifer Ashley. I've read them all so far, so I'm looking forward to the conclusion.

I also bought Katie MacAllister's new one: Ain't Myth Behaving. I have no idea if it's going to be a good read or not; no reviews out yet ( that' I've seen or ...not seen). I usually enjoy her style and sense of humor. Let's hope this lives up to it.

I also bought some research material for a short story that I'm revamping. Nothing about 'vamps' , but there is my favorite paranormal twist to it. I'm not going to say anything except to say that over a year ago, it orignally appeared here. Since then, I've added over 1, 000 more words and I'm not done yet.

I 'thought' I was done but once some who actually KNEW about writing read it, well, I'm learning to understand why writers love and dread the word 'edit'.

Love it because if done right, the changes make magic happen. Dread it because just when you think you've figured things out and understood either the technique or where you're trying to go, it gets pointed out that you 'head hopped again, or 'told' again, or made absolutley NO sense except in the gray matter between my own ears.

Yes, I DO have something between my ears. It's only my hair that's blonde. LOL

So, research is all good, as long as I don't get lost like the last time. The good thing? I'm not trying to learn everything in one fell swoop. I have only a few pieces of information I need and not all of it can be found on Wikipedia.
Ever use that site?
Love it!

But it doesn't have everything ... but they're trying.

So, that's it in a nutshell.
Today's nutshell since I bought all those book today.

I hope you are having a productive day. And I hope that you have a book in your hands that you've always wanted.
Like me and my new Dictionary.


Marianne Arkins said...

I need a new dictionary in the worst way... I realized that fact the other day when I looked something up in my beat up old book and discovered its copyright was 1977.

Yes, really.

Lucky you and all your bookshopping! You are going to review them, right?

Yup.. me, nagging again. *G*

Brandy said...

Ooh, fun, nothing better than book shopping!
Enjoy all the spoils of your hunting trip!

M.E Ellis said...

I must buy that King book too.

Keep forgetting.