Weather: High: 48º & still WINDY! (Soo cold, ZOMG!)
So I’ve been trying to work out the outline for my NaNoWriMo offering for this year and it’s slowly coming together. Somewhere in the last few weeks, my writing style slipped back to more Urban Fantasy and less Paranormal Romance. I tend to walk that tightrope of Visceral Gore/Tragic outcomes vs. Sexy Sexiness/Happy endings (no pun intended) very carefully. But lately, I think the push to make my writing one or the other has been to the detriment of the work.
I need to get back to just serving the story and not worrying so much about how it will be categorized/marketed when it’s done.
On the totally frivolous TV-watching front, I’ve been totally sucked into Sherlock (a BBC production, being shown on PBS here in the states). I just love what Moffat and Co have done with the series. Setting Sherlock Holmes in the 21st century without altering much of the personalities & story lines? Brill. I love that Sherlock calls himself “A highly functioning sociopath”. It fits. I wish I could write dialogue this clever. It appeals to me on so many levels. So yeah. Consider me a flaily fangirl.
This season, I’ve kinda quickly dropped new shows, as I often do. I’m still enamored of Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Sanctuary & Castle. I’ve added The Event & Stargate: Universe to my weekly watch list. That’s pretty much it, with added helpings of Luther & Sherlock on the weekends. (Doctor Who & Being Human are between seasons) Heavy on the genre shows, I guess. But then, I do like anything that stands in well scripted opposition of Reality Television.
This weekend is my last free bit of time before the madness that is NaNoWriMo kicks in. I’ll be blogging in the duration and posting my word count. Hopefully I can get the Second book in my trilogy done now. It’s been a while since the words have flowed. Book #1 is done, but I’m tweaking elements to put a little more flow & darker edges on it. I’ve been inspired reading & listening to a lot of better wordsmiths than myself. Makes me want to strive for better prose that what I’ve been producing.
Off to meet my husbeast at the parking garage to drive home.
BTW– Got the new Abney Park CD and it’s fantastic! Go to their website to order yourself a copy.