Shannon Stacey

Having a Garfield kinda Monday

I wish I could curl up in my bed with my blanket pulled over my head. But…the rest of the world, including our school district, refuses to wait for me. Dammit.

I really, really need the blogging braincell. Whoever has it, if you could just let me borrow it for a little while, that would be great. I had an RTB post drafted for Wednesday, but it was about why I felt differently about e-books and “NY” books, and why I hope to have a career in both. But I think we’re all a little e-book discussion’ed out right now. I know I am. So back to the drawing board, and I’d better draw quickly.

In other totally irrelevant to anybody but me news, the book I’m working on has three points of view—the hero, the heroine, and the hero’s sister. I’ve never done it before, having always stuck with the traditional hero/heroine back and forth.

Oh wait…the villain in On the Edge had a couple of brief POV scenes. Oh, and the other guy had one…

Huh. Well, anyway. In D&D (not that D&D) the sister’s POV is more extensive, and the subplot’s fairly substantial, so this will be my first adventure into making sure a secondary character and her story don’t overshadow that of the hero and heroine. It might be hard, because if I were forced to name the character in any of my books most like me, it would be this secondary character.

Tis all good, though. Time to give the writing muscles a workout. Growth and all that jazz. There will also be much list-making and packing and list-doublechecking this week. (I can’t believe Memorial Day is upon us already!) Brace yourself for some more 4-wheeling pictures next week. :rofl:

4 comments to “Having a Garfield kinda Monday”

  1. Charlene
      · May 21st, 2007 at 10:43 am · Link

    OMG, not Memorial day weekend. These holidays HAVE to stop sneaking up on me. :hide:

    Woot on your subplot/minor character. And I’d be interested in your thoughts on ebooks/NY, myself. If you won’t post it on RTB, why not here?

  2. May
      · May 21st, 2007 at 12:02 pm · Link

    You are not posting your planned RTB post just because you think we are all discussed out?

    You’re a brave woman because I wouldn’t be able to find anything else to talk about at the last minute.

    (This is last minute because it’s technically supposed to be set to post already)

  3. Karen Templeton
      · May 21st, 2007 at 2:58 pm · Link

    I was gonna say…e-books vs. NY? I’d love to hear your thoughts (even if I’ve heard them already:groucho:).

    But whatever. It’ll be brilliant, no matta what.

    Oh, and mebbe Ezzie took off with your blogging braincell? And hijacked mine while she was at it? :shrug:

  4. Shannon
      · May 21st, 2007 at 9:27 pm · Link

    I decided to go with ebook/NY one. :tomato:

    Oh crap…I still need to find Ezzie call Ezzie back from vacation.

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