Getting Back Into The Habit…maybe
October 13, 2011 Leave a comment
MUST POST INANE CRAP FOR PEOPLE TO READ!!!! I had an idea of what I wanted to write about today, and then it died…neglected. Perhaps I’ll just update people on what I’ve been doing lately? Yeah, boring updates, just what you all wanted! Yay!
The Greenhouse is going well! Lots of people need flowers sent to friends and family. Feels like almost every day we get more flowers in. Some we can’t keep in the buckets longer than a day! A whole two dozen red roses just flew out the door before we even knew it Tuesday! I feel like a flower-eating Pac-Man chomping through them incessantly! Roses-Chomp! Mums-Chomp! Carnations-Chomp! Filler flowers-Chomp chomp chomp chomp! I’m not complaining, it’s great that we’ve got business every day! I just get that silly image in my head sometimes. Our usual bread-and-butter are funerals, and we’ve had a good handful this week, but there’s also been a good number of birthdays, anniversaries, and some people getting others flowers just because. I love those the most. They don’t have to get flowers for their loved one, but they do anyways.
Home-life is going well! We went to Nuke-Con at the beginning of the month and had a blast! We LARPed and I got to meet the creator of The Devil’s Panties Jennie Breeden. “It’s not Satanic Porn! Honest!” It’s a web-comic based off of her real life experiences. Here recently she’s been posting about moving in with her fiancée, and then him proposing to her at the Kilt-Blowing. Hehehe yeah you read that right, Kilt-Blowing. They line up guys to a stage and take a cordless leaf blower to it to see if he’s a true Scotsman. Anyone who knows what I’m talking about??? There have been some interesting characters. I believe at the most recent Dragon-Con a guy dressed as the Old Spice guy (towel and all) asked if there was a loaner kilt he could borrow. There have also been other characters like one guy that decided to dress as the Messiah…but what interests me is Laurell and John also participate in the Kilt-Blowing. They’re even on the poster Jennie was selling at her booth at Nuke-Con! I was so tempted! but I could only buy one thing, so I picked a puzzle that had this on it! http://thedevilspanties.com/comics/20031005.jpg Jennie even drew the little Devil that appears on her shoulder on the bottom of the box and autographed it! ^^ I Squee! I also got my picture taken with her…
You can even see her Blue Kilt! Tehe! She liked my glitter too!
Writing…writing…what to say about writing? Well, ever since the Con I’ve been re-thinking a few things about my book. It may change a few things but the main idea will still stay the same. Also, I’d been having some trouble with a scene. I was afraid if I didn’t find a way to force my character to hook up, that no hooking up would happen. She’s generally been apathetic towards the opposite sex since leaving a horrible relationship. Recently she met this truly nice guy, but has found one reason or another to deny that she really feels anything for him, and has even gone so far as to believe that he’s using some sort of devious means to make her feel something towards him. When all those walls come down I was afraid that the shadow of her previous relationship would keep her away from him. I decided though to let a scene just write itself. I let the Characters do and say what they would do, instead of what I wanted them to do, and they surprised me! The guy caught on to more than I thought he would, and acted on what he observed in a more aggressive way than what I believed he would. I now know exactly how Laurell feels when she says that her characters have a mind of their own. Oh! I also have discovered that one of the previously ho-hum characters is actually turned to the dark side! Muahahaha! Makes more sense. So now they can be a whiny B over on the bad guy’s side! I was going to make that character hook up with another character if I ever make it to the next book, but now that they’re “Bad” I can’t do that…scratch that, won’t do that. It was a bad idea to pair those two up anyway. OHMYGOD!!!! I just had a brain-blast! I have to write that idea down!!!! It makes sooo much sense! And I can’t share it cause it would be a spoiler!!! Ahahahahaha! Coffee…I need more coffee!
One more thing I’d like to say before I post this and go to the Greenhouse for the day, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!