It’s Monday Again

Quote du Jour:
Joan: “I’m a…romance novelist.”
Jack: “You’re a what?”
— Romancing the Stone

Why do the weekends go so fast? It seems like they fly by. It was a busy two days, that’s for sure.

Friday night we watched Day After Tomorrow. It’s a typical disaster flick. Not really great and the acting was subpar. They have the usual extras that get killed in the disaster. I found myself not really caring about he main characters, although there were some humorous moments. When Jake Gyllenhaal’s character and his friends are at the scholastic decathlon and he’s wearing a name tag that says, “Hello My Name is Yoda” I cracked up. And it was great to see Ian Holm. It took me a minute to realize who he was.

Saturday morning, DH and I went flying with the kiddo and our niece. There were low clouds, so we just stayed in the pattern at the airport and did touch-and-go’s. Well, DH did the touch-and-go’s, I just sat there and looked out the window. He said he could have filed IFR but since he hadn’t flown in a while, he was a little rusty on his skills.

Afterwards, I went over to a the chapter president’s house to give her some easy web design lessons. I showed her how to make simple graphics and build a webpage. I told her I was a lazy webmistress (and I don’t have a lot of time to devote to it) so I look for graphics I can use on the web (backgrounds, dividers, buttons, etc.). What I can’t find, I make myself. She was worried about taking up my time, but truthfully, it’s stuff I love doing. And it gave us time to chat about writing, too. I told her she could repay me by helping plot my trilogy.

I have this addiction to clip art and fonts. I own the Big Box of Art by Hemera (410,000 clip art) and find lots of fun stuff in there. I did a search for medieval and got some great pics of people dressed up in costume. My only complaint is the guys are ugly. Couldn’t they found better looking men? *grin*

Finished reading Karen Whiddon’s Soul Magic yesterday. Good book. I enjoyed it. It actually inspired me with my only fantasy trilogy. I started Hard Day’s Knight by Katie MacAlister and I’m just a little disappointed it’s in first person. I’m not big on reading in first person. However, I was immediately sucked into the book – it’s hysterical in places – and read until 11 last night. I had to stifle a chuckle a few times as DH was snoring loudly next to me.

Sunday was a good day. The family came over and we cooked burgers and brats on the grill. I fried up some bacon for the burgers and french fries. The burgers were awesome, the brats were great, and afterwards we have strawberry shortcake for dessert. I love Cool Whip. There’s nothing better than a big dab of Cool Whip with fresh strawberries. YUM.

Finally am getting the new (old) computer set up and personalized for me. DH built a new computer and I got his old one. Got my email set up and started copying over all my files from my old computer.

Got no writing done. This is typical of my weekends, so I try hard to write during the week so I can stay ahead with the serials. I just want to finish the romance! I’m about to start the last major plot thread and once that’s wrapped up, it’ll be finished soon.

But I never stopped thinking about the stories. I came up with titles for all the books in my trilogy, very excited about that. I even named the trilogy – I’m calling it High Magic. I named the sister for the second book and got some ideas for her story. I’m resurrecting and old short story I never finished to start the second book. The storylines are complex for the second novel because I want to focus on the romance between the sister and the guardian. But I also have the dark mage to deal with. Anyhoo, really love this trilogy and once it’s all complete, I’ll be sad to put to rest the characters.

Still thinking about the jousting novel and working out the details of it. I like the idea of having a romance with the maidservant and the brother as a subplot, but I’m trying to figure out how to merge the subplot and the plot. What makes them interconnected? I haven’t figured it out yet. So in the meantime, I’ll just continue to write.

Welp, best get to it. It’s time to work.

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.