Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday Writing

So Wednesday is my official writing update day. I have so many story projects going on and I need a push to get some done. So I will be trying to post each Wednesday about how my writing adventures are going (and I may need a swift kick in the pants by you guys sometimes).

Current Active Project:

The Last Mountains - 15,352
A equine shapeshifting family is being hunted to near extinction and the young new leader must go against all her lessons and approach the elite council for aide. Will they help her? How will she keep her family's traditions and values alive, let alone her herd?

Other Works in Progress:

The New Old Home - 17,193 words
Everyone dreams of winning the lottery, but what would you do with that money? That is the question presented to Natalie, when she is at the lowest point in her life, she is presented with an opportunity to make any normal person's dreams come true, but all those winnings can't give her what she wants most.

Tamlyn Marie's Grace - 12,072 words
Think Cinderella only with a matchmaker ;)

Princess Bs - 32,131 words
A story about a woman, recently divorced and returned to her home town to figure out what is next. She encounters an old friend and spends a weekend with him and his daughters. Feelings that are long since buried are rising up again, but are her recent loss and his current life going to stand in the way of their happily ever after?

Night Rider - 17,229
Alice is a recent high school graduate who is a very accomplished competitive rider in Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Western/Rodeo. Her parents had arranged for her to attend a private college on the east coast geared specifically to equine professions. However, Alice wants to focus on her studies in English Literature. When she arrives at the college she hides her riding abilities, but can she keep her talent and love of horses hidden?

Other Ideas Plotting:

Bloodsoar's Story
A pegasus struggles through life, ejected from the herd, near capture by humans.

The Assassin's Assassin
A student learns what the school is really teaching and sets out to destroy those who support the program.

Angel Story
Angels battle out an age old feud in a parallel world

Hurray I finally remembered to grab one of my stories to work on, I have changed the current project to Last Mountains since its one that I have been handwriting and then typing.  I read through what I had and made some minor grammatical and spelling corrections.  It is very inspiring and exciting to see what I already had down and the plans on where I want to take the story.  Hopefully by next week I will be able to update the word count!!!
I have also decided that Tamlyn Marie's Grace will most like end up just a short story, so when I need a break from Last Mountain's I can maybe bring this one to an end. 
I have set a goal of finishing at least Tamlyn Marie's Grace and possibly one other before the end of August!
On a side personal note - start practicing with the new feather pen!
Happy Writing to you all!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Reading List & Meet Me On Monday

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Share what books you have finished in the last week, are currently reading and what might be coming up next!

What I Read Last Week:
Links will take you to my review

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Currently Reading:
Frost Kisses by Kailin Gow - pb - on page 45 of 284
On Falcon's Wings by Lisa Yarde - Nook - on page 242 of 749

Next Books to be Read:

Catundra by Stephen Cosgrove - Childrens/Bedtime stories
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - May Book Club
Liberty: A Lake Wobegon Novel by Garrison Keller- Mount TBR Challenge
Under Camelot's Banner by Sarah Zettel - Arthurian Legend Challenge

Meet Me on Monday

So I found this fun little meme I thought would be great to add so people get to know me a little better (and discover my strange little quirks). Meet Me On Monday is hosted by Acting Balanced where 5 questions are posted each week for us to answer about ourselves and share with all of our readers.

Acting Balanced
And now for this weeks Questions:
1. Finish this sentence - The last book I read and enjoyed was.... 
                                              I generally enjoy most books I read so I guess the better answer would be what book surprised me and that would have to be Undone & Unknown by Rachel Caine. I didn't expect to like those books as much as I have been.

2. Do you have special Victoria Day (Canadian) or Memorial Day (US) traditions? If you don't live in Canada or the US, what is the next holiday that you are celebrating where you are?   
                                      I don't really have any set traditions, generally Memorial Day is filled with BBQs with friends and fireworks in the evening.  This year though hubby is going to be gone so I might work on projects at the house and maybe weed the flower gardens.
3. If you could invent something to make your life simpler, what would it be?
                                     Self cleaning floors! I swear no matter how many days a week I sweep the floors I can't seem to get all the dog and cat hair up, every time I think I am done another fur bunny blows across my path.
4. What is your favorite recent blog post?

                                    Blog post of mine? umm not sure, I guess I thought the Bitterblue review was interesting, can't sa
y that I have a favorite blog post though