Saturday, November 24, 2007

Star Trek

Its official, there will be a new Star Trek movie. And I'm not talking a coninutation of the original or one of the many spin-offs. The original Star Trek is being remade. The story is supposed to be Spock heavy and be about the origins of all the characters. It's interesting to see the new cast next to the old cast although I'm not familiar with Chris Pine who will play Kirk, I'm wondering if he can use the cheesiness that William Shatner has to the same effect.

Word is that Leonard Nimoy will make an appearance but no William Shatner which IMHO is a great snub. I'm looking forward to Zachary Qunito as Spock and Karl Urban playing against type as Bones.

The release date is Dec 08 which will be here before we know it.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I find I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Never enough time

I hate deadlines. Just the thought of a deadline makes me shut down in total rebellion. This must be done by this date or else! I've yet to see what the or else is and luckily when I haven't met my deadlines my publisher has been very understanding but still, I just hate them.

I think I understand the reason why now. When turning in my last book, Twist, which will be out in February, I ran up against the brick wall of deadlines. The book was coming along great and would have been done early when my editor threw a kink in the works and said take out all Vampire references. Two hundred pages into the manuscipt and I had to re-evaluate the story and get creative in a hurry. My editor was great and we worked it out and then my dad was diagnosed with cancer. I lost two months, responding to his emergencies, trying to write in hospital rooms, and all the time lost in traveling to and from his home. Plus mentally it was impossible to write. Miracuously, I was only two weeks late on my deadline, but we were already cutting it close and then the book is up against the wall as far as how quickly things have to be done in order for it to be on the shelves come February.

I got my edits from my editor and was allowed two weeks to do them. Once again, I lost a week with my dad but got them in on time. And this past week I just did the page proofs and realized there was so much more to this world to be explored, if only I'd had the time to pursue it. I feel like the story is incomplete, in my mind. There's so much more I want to develop, so much more to explore, so much history to write. If only there was time.

But now I have another deadline. It's March 1 and I've only got three pages written so far. I know come the first of the year I'm going to be in trouble because I can't concentrate now.

I hate deadlines.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Atlantis Awakening

Today is the release of Atlantis Awakening, the third book in the Warriors of Atlantis series by my friend Alyssa Day This is the story of Ven, the biggest and baddest of the Warriors and it is awesome! I must admit I got to read it right after Alyssa finished it and the world she builds is complex and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I am anxiously awaiting the story of Justice along with Ethans story, that will be out in March in an anthology titled Shifter. So run to your book store and pick up Atlantis Awakening now.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Trick or Treat

Some pics of our halloween! Me as guess what, a Pirate!

Me and my sweetie. He wouldn't get the Jack Sparrow costume but at least we're color coordinated.

But Hey, I did find my Captain Jack. Love the eyes. I asked him for some makeup tips and he said he rubbed them after his mommy put it on.