100 Days, 100 Movies: Swing Time (1936)

(This post is part of my mission to watch and review 100+ of the movies on the AFI Top 100 American films of all time.) Swing Time tells the story of gambler/dancer Lucky Garnett (Fred Astaire). The movie starts with him trying to win/earn enough money to marry his moneyed fiance Margaret, but it swiftly […]

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August 9, 2013

Music Break: Heir to the Underworld

As I’ve mentioned before, music is a pretty important part of my writing process. I always make a playlist for my books, and I use certain songs to help get me in the right headspace to write a scene. A few months ago, I did a blog about the playlist of songs from my first […]

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August 7, 2013

Music Break: My Favorite Songs

I thought it might be fun to do a music break of some of my favorite songs that might be a bit more obscure to most people. “Return of the Eagle” — The Eagle Soundtrack I’ve probably talked about my love for Atli Ovarsson before. He’s an up and coming film composer. I love, love […]

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August 3, 2013

An Accomplished Woman…

I’m doing really damn good today: Went grocery shopping. Did a 45 minute walk around the neighborhood. Changed the litter box. And I’m eating a SALAD. I feel all accomplished and shit. Like a Jane Austen heroine or sumthin. ;P

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July 30, 2013

WIP Meme (Take 2)

I was poking through my blog archive and came across this post from last year. Since I now have a new WIP I thought it might be fun to update the meme. Writers go to page 77 of your WIP (work-in-progress), find line number seven, and copy the next seven lines. Here they are: “Lachlan, […]

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July 28, 2013

Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

The sample for this book has been sitting on my ereader for more than a year probably. And I’ve had it in my Kindle To-Buy Folder for probably almost that long. Honestly, I kept balking at the price ($10). But I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately, and I just really needed […]

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July 27, 2013

Music Break: Mellow Edition

Realized I haven’t done one of these music blogs in awhile and I just found a bunch of good songs from Pandora. Get ready for some serious chillin’ out, my friends… A Fine Frenzy was part of the visual inspiration for my heroine Freddy. I love her vocal licks and the interesting intonations she does. […]

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July 24, 2013

Sunday Night Check-in

Hullo. This isn’t a real post, more of a “hi, how was your day, dear” kind of thing. This is rambly and unfocused. Perhaps amusing, though. I hope… Anyway, you’ve been warned. Enter at your own risk… So I finished the shiny-as-polished-as-I-can-make-this-on-my-own-draft of the new Rom Com novel and sent it to my agent this […]

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July 21, 2013

Review: Pacfic Rim (2013)

For anyone who’s been living under a rock: Pacific Rim, the new Guillermo del Toro film, came out this weekend. I saw it tonight with a bunch of screenwriter buddies. (and I wore these as part of my outfit… …I amuse myself…) So, Pacific Rim! Short synopsis? Giant robots vs. Giant monsters Slightly longer synopsis? […]

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July 14, 2013

Resolutions: Six Month Check-in

Well, obviously, I haven’t checked in every month on my resolutions but it’s been six months now, so let’s see how I’m doing on those pesky resolutions? My (Official) Resolutions for 2013: 1. Start learning a martial art This is still spinning around in my back-brain but weight loss is still priority #1. Money is […]

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July 13, 2013
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