I just watched Never Surrender – the Galaxy Quest documentary on Amazon Prime. It is wonderful. So much about Trek and how much GQ honors it and the fans. It made me feel so much better about life.
Now I think I need to watch Galaxy Quest, the Voyage Home, and Trek 2009 to continue the feel-good vibes. I’m tired of being anxious and worried 24/7. When I was 13, I told my mom that I wanted reincarnation to be real, so I could come back to serve on the Enterprise. Star Trek is my happy place.
And if I keep this up, I’m going to end up writing some Spock short story instead of working on my novel. I miss writing fanfic.
Got very busy for a while after getting very, very sick between Jan/Feb. Sick enough that I wonder if I didn’t get Covid-19. I almost went to the ER because I could not breathe. I was afraid I was going to die. It took weeks for the last of it to go away.
During those weeks finished the secret project. Next up I need to finish the Prenup from Hell. But the real question is: What do I write next?
I have so many characters in my head, so many plots, and we shall not speak of the partial drafts of novels I’ve never finished and should. This was so much easier before getting published because now those unfinished things are haunting me, and I can’t blow them off and write Star Trek fanfic anymore.
And gods know I miss writing Trek fic.
Anyway, I am leaning toward my vampires. They are my favorites. I have the conman, the spy, and the cop. They’re all in the same universe, which saves on world building. But I don’t know where to start. Jace was created so long ago! Denver is my darling, but Carter is so tempting.
I’m having a hard time waking up, which is probably because it’s cold and gray. It was beautiful yesterday when Andi Van and I went on a meandering joyride around town. But today, I just want a blanket and tea.
FINALLY have characters and plot worked out for the project. I even have a title! I also only have 3 weeks to get it done, but being the procrastinator that I am, that’s just fine. I do better when I’m closer to my deadline. Must be the journalist in me.
While I wasn‘t writing, I was redoing the PRG website. I’m very happy with how it’s set up now. If you haven’t seen it since I first became the webslinger, drop on by and have a look at www.paranormalromanceguild.com. (Reece did the banner, and it’s awesome.)
They review all types of books, not just paranormal romance, so if you’d like a review, send in a request.
Had a bout of the flu take me out for two weeks in January. I seriously almost went to the ER, and anyone who knows me, knows that I could be bleeding from losing a body part before I willingly go to the doctor let alone the ER. I was coughing so hard that I was afraid I would forget how to breathe. Thank god for good old Vicks Vaporizers though. Helped tons once I was functional enough to get one.
Beyond on the flu, I had a successful month of rebuilding the Paranormal Romance Guild’s website. I’m their webmaster, which is pretty cool, and I do some volunteering for them on the side, because I have skills they need. My Public Relations focus from Journalism school plus my years in advertising for Time Warner do have practical uses. Who knew?
So I did a website makeover, added blog tours to their spate of member services, and worked 3x more than normal to help get the Reviewers Choice Awards done for 2019. Now I’ve got a year to figure out a better way to do them that’s less primitive.
Writing-wise, I did a stupid thing. I fell into the—it has to be perfect—pit, which means I was NOT writing. I was thinking. I was plotting. I was freaked out because of the pressure of the secret project and feeling unworthy….But I did manage to eek out a chapter yesterday. Of course this means, I need to bust my ass all month to get it done on time. I’ve always been a procrastinator. I freely admit it, but I am a procrastinator that still gets it done on time.
I just do better with less time.
Which is so weird for me since I’m a journalist and used to being the one asking the questions.
You can read the interview over here on Tamm’s site.
Be sure to check out all she’s got to offer. She’s fabulous.