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If you have a moment, stop by Drollerie Press and enter your thoughts in the poll about e-book price vs. content.

“Bring a Character to Blog Week” is still going on at Ginger’s blog.

Drollerie Press Author blog tour is scheduled for 1/31.

Watch here for some kind of “characterization clinic.”  Details are whirling around in my head.  If it works for your schedule, I’m thinking possibly the week of Valentine’s Day?  Some kind of “101 Ways to Make Lovable Characters” or something equally cheesy.  Even if you just have a few links to share about how to build a living, breathing character, I’d love for you to participate.  I’m especially looking forward to anything involving tarot, astrology, numerology, etc.  Don’t be intimidated.  Published or not, reader, writer, all are welcome to post thoughts, even if you simply want to talk about your all-time favorite character.

I know who my all-time favorite character is.  Yeah, he’s one of mine–I’m a writer, I can’t help but choose one of my own.  You all know who he is, too.  ::cough:: Gregar ::cough:: 

Although it may surprise you that Conn from Letters to an English Professor is in the running, and not just for his car.

If you have thoughts, ideas, etc. about the characterization clinic, feel free to shout them out!

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Well, taking a sick day Thursday and generally feeling not so great really put a kink in my goals for last week.  I even got up fairly early Sat. (thanks to basketball and a math quiz bowl for Princess Monster) and wrote a while on a brand new scene for NSR, but it’s just not flowing.  I don’t have it clear in my mind, and so I’m “searching” for the right words.

Last week’s goals:

  1. Submit the short story to the antho, which requires a query and a “new” bio because I think I’ll be submitting this under a different pen name.   DONE.  Sent out the first query of 2009 last night.
  2. Revise another 10K of NSR.  SHORT.  Only grew the story by 7,711 words, including the new incomplete scene I’m struggling with. 
  3. FInalize characters for the SFR.  Specifically, name the hero and figure out his goals and background.  How is he in opposition to the heroine’s goal?  DONE.  Figured out the hero’s goal and he’s totally playing the heroine at the beginning.  I even moved on to plotting, but ran into some other issues.

Goals for this week:

  1. Character interview at Ginger Simpson’s blog for “Bring a Character to Blog Week” starting today.  My post (the interview with Ruin, The Rock) is set to post Tuesday morning.
  2. Write up some kind of intriguing post for the first Drollerie Press blog tour on 1/31/2009.
  3. Grow NSR by 13K to make up for shortfall last week.
  4. Plot 7Crows to position myself for a novella month in February.