Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hello there, I'm just rambling myself

I've been pretty bad lately at getting around to everyone's blogs, as much as I want to catch up on what I've missed, and at blogging myself.  Just a quick update before I dash back off--

I'm in California for business until this weekend (I get to fly home Saturday, yay!). Lots of long hours right now - yesterday I was at work from about 7am to 11pm, so that was lovely. What can I say? It was a Monday.

But, I got the chance to write a bit this weekend and FOUR THOUSAND words just poured into my keyboard in the space of a few hours at Starbucks.  I can't believe how quickly The Goddess of Vengeance is starting to write up.  Is this the miracle of outlining, or the miracle of writing something less personal than Shards of Glass? I don't know, but I love it!

The writing keeps me on the edge of my seat. Literally. My MC, Lauren is working in the coffee shop when what she assumes is a mentally ill homeless lady, Willow, comes in and begins rambling to her about the dispossessed "old gods".  Lauren gives her a cup of tea and a scone on the house, but Willow wants more than that from her. Willow thinks she seems like a kind, strong woman, and she lets Nemesis, the greek goddess of vengeance, pass out of her and into Lauren.  That night Lauren begins to dream of people in danger, people hurt... people who need vengeance.  And she can't stop herself from running out into the dark to provide just that.

This weekend I also read Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins. I can't even tell you how much I love these books. I can't wait until  Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) comes out. I think that's going to be a pre-order, which I never do.  Such brilliant books.

Although, I do sort of wonder why every good book begets a movie deal these days.  Is it just me, or does it seem like the pace of movie deals from books has picked up recently? I don't know how I feel about The Hunger Games as a movie, even though I think it's pretty much the best thing I've read this year.  But then, I'm also more of a "word" person than anything else, so that might be it. I enjoyed the Harry Potter books, but thought the movies were rather dull without J.K. Rowling's rollicking writing style. 

Next week I should be back to my regular blogging life. I think. :)

Miss me? Also, how do you feel about books being made into movies? What books would you love to see as movies?


Kittie Howard said...

Of course we missed you! Love your positive energy. And I've been lagging as well about getting to blogs, change of seasons, stuff to do and so on. Enjoyed your MC synopsis...this sounds good, really good...keep writing!!

Piedmont Writer said...

Congratulations on 4 grand, that's fantastic. Yeah, outlines tend to do that. I'm finding out myself. It's a heady feeling.

Jen said...

Yay glad your back for a bit! Long hours for sure, at least Saturday you'll be back in town! I really love Lauren and Willow sounds like a fantastic story so I look forward to hearing more.

As far as books made to movies I don't know that I'm a fan, I enjoy the words on paper but I suppose any would do. I personally loved the Harry Potter movies, but I watched them before I read the books, once I read the books I fell in love with them more, but that makes sense doesn't it!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Congrats on the 4,000 words- that's awesome!

I love Collins' books too- they're amazing!

Chasing the Moon said...

Now you have to finish your book and get published so I can buy it! It sounds like an excellent read.

I hope you have a great week which includes some more writing time. I'm so thrilled for you that you got so much accomplished!

Take care and safe travels. :)

Oh, yeah. I normally enjoy books over the movie version. The only exception for me was the Notebook.

Ellen B said...

Good to have you back, Guinevere!

Well done on your 4,000 words :) I'm working on a side project at the moment which is flowing much better than my more-personal WIP. Lauren and Willow sound fantastic, I would love to hear more about them. Or I could wait til they're between covers and up on Amazon ;)

Samantha Bennett said...

Love the premise of your manuscript! I'm also a huge Suzanne Collins fan. Finished the first book on Christmas day and went on a scavenger hunt that afternoon to find an open book store. I needed that sequel!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

you go girl! Great writing streak. I personally think it's the outlining, but who knows? You could jsut be inspired!

sarahjayne smythe said...

Very impressive writing streak. Go!You! :)

Anonymous said...

I love books and movies about an equal amount. However, I think some books should be left well enough alone. ("The Da Vinci Code," I'm looking at you.)

Congratulations on the work! I hope it can continue for you. Your story sounds SO COOL!

Shelley Sly said...

Yup, we've missed you in the blog world! Sorry to hear you've had such long work days (7 to 11? Yikes!)

Congrats on getting so much writing done, though. :) As for the books vs. movies, I'm definitely more of a book person. I get fidgety during movies, but I can stay glued to a book for hours. I guess I'm more of a word person too.

Kelsey said...

I gave you a blog award! Here it is: http://thedoortowonderland.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-got-blog-award.html.


Summer said...

Of course you were missed! But not as much as I'm sure you miss being home. :-)

I REALLY love the premise of the Goddess of Vengeance. Really. And I'm glad it's coming along for you!

I cringe every time I see a book being made into a movie. Seems like the film industry is set out to ruin everything I love. :-)