Wednesday, March 30, 2011

more of the same...

90 minutes more this morning to polishing House of Cuts. breakfast break and then backatit! back at it, lol.

Friday, March 25, 2011


My latest sales pitch for House of Cuts: PITCH:

Trying to keep secret her own misdeed, a flaming red-headed reporter writes stories about grisly dismemberments at a superstore in California’s Central Valley while racing the investigation team--headed up by a detective who's fallen for her--to find the killer then becomes forced to witness another murder in progress, which may lead to her own demise.

Would you buy this book?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Power to the powerpoint!

Pasted in from Facebook--kind of weird looking!
Facing the challenge to simplify the overall HoCuts scene by scene outline (in order to then put all the actual text into the best order), and lacking wall space to tape a printout of all 50 scenes around the room like a storyboard set, and being too lazy to handwrite them all on 4x6 cards, came up with a new method:
    • June Augusta Gillam set my laptop next to my desktop, made 55 copies of boilerplate scene essentials (POV, time, place, action, reaction) on Powerpoint slides and now will fill in each slide with essentials and can move the slides around if needed. Hope this works!

Monday, March 14, 2011

early at it

Up at 5:00 daylight savings time, eek, really 4:00. Now 5:52 and starting to work on House of Cuts, plan for a long day, broken up with a couple one-mile walks if the rain stays light. Onward!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Whew! It's one o'clock (new daylight savings robs me of a precious hour) and I'm just done with my online teaching writing and lit work.

Will move to HoC asap...

Saturday, March 12, 2011


After working for three hours on HoC, going for a one mile fastwalk to clear my brain--getting the overall synopsis/chapter outline aligned up now with the actual story. Amazing how many ziggidy zags can creep in!!!!

finish line

One month to go now. March 12 through April 11. Time to knuckle down and finish House of Cuts, for real.

Friday, March 4, 2011

go slow to go fast?

Already March 4!

Working on HoCuts, still aiming for that April 11 done date!

Feeling winded and smiling, trying to sprint along the word path in front of me...

at my pace...