Monday, May 16, 2011


It's monday. My kids are up even though it's after midnight. I tired out the 2 yo so he'd sleep tonight. So what did he do? Fell asleep at 6 and woke up at 9:30 :P LOL

He's a lot like the character's in my books. I'd like for them to do one thing and they laugh at me and pull something else. *sigh* At least I can threaten to delete my characters! What's a mom to do with a 2 yo with that kind of sleep habits!

He's my fifth child so I know all the tricks of the trade. He's just stubborn. *glares at everyone who's asking me fascetiously where he got that from*

I have this friend. She's beta reading for me me and she gave me this idea. And asked me if I hated her. Nope. Just ask my critique partner. I like help and good ideas. Especially if I can see the WHY of it! Does that mean I'm jumping for joy at the changes she's proposing or the way I need to go about it??? NO!! I'm groaning and eye rolling and asking myself why I didn't think of that. It's something I've done before.

I could be stubborn and say no way! but why? I want to be the best writer I can be and if this will help, then so be it. I'm going to start my first chapter from someplace new and rewrite the first chapter. Wish me luck!! I am a little frustrated because I pretty much thought I was at the cosmetic stage. Let the beta readers find out if I did a name wrong half way through or help me with a procedural error, no biggie. But now I find out I'm going to have to do something else. *BIG SIGH* No, I don't hate you, beta reader, but I sure wish I could say you were wrong!

It will have to wait until I get some sleep though. I'm exhausted.

I already did 45 pages of edits, wrote new stuff and marked where new scenes needed to be written for the paranormal, Ulfiric's Mate. Ought to be interesting to see if I can do the rest of the story in the same manner. I think I can...

PS I've beaten the stress freeze and rolling right up to hot! Here we go.


  1. Congrats on the "stress freeze" being over! :)

  2. I feel your pain with the sleep habits of children. My oldest, 15, goes to sleep somewhere around 8pm and gets up at the crack of dawn, every day! Not such a big deal, except she feels everyone else should be up too! It doesn't bother me now that I don't live there anymore, but I wonder if she still wakes everyone else up. My little one, however, stays up way too late. Not just the tired, attempting to stay up to watch a few more mins of tv. Oh no, wide wide awake. I still need to get a handle on it. I look forward to reading more in the days to come :)

    I've considered writing a book over the past few years, just never found the motivation to do so. Now that I'm back on twitter, i've met a few people who have written books so far and I just find that fascinating. I wish I had the patience. Now I see you mentioning a beta reader? Someone other than an editor reads it? Interesting... I look forward to reading more in the days to come

  3. @Carolyn Thanks :D It feels good and it happened just in time!

    @Hwninpa LOL My teen had that problem for a while-If she was up then everyone could be. If she was doing chores, everyone had to, even if they'd done 2 hours of chores while she watched a movie! What is it with teens? :D