Monthly Archives: October 2011


Just this side of normal…

Posted 26 October, 2011 by DLWhite in Random 0 Comments

Well. I can breathe and there is no longer a fear of imminent death or otherwise dramatic conclusion, so I guess I am doing better. Still a bit coughy and sinusy but I feel more like it’s clearing out. If there was any more visible sign that I feel better, it’s that my mind has been allowing me to think about writing again. I’m still cloudy and there are pieces and snips, but at least they’re there.

I don’t think I am doing NaNo this year, mostly because I don’t have a viable idea and because I don’t really need the pressure. I did sign up for our annual holiday challenge at the fan fiction archive so I know I will write at least one more story this year. I have another that I am trying to piece together in my mind but it’s not really cooperating. I’m not in a hurry so I’m taking my time.

I don’t know if it’s just me being sick but I haven’t really kept up on my writing twitter and blog feeds. It seems there is so much advice and information that I don’t know what to follow or what to disregard, what to incorporate and what to leave alone. I am easily overwhelmed and with NaNoWriMo approaching, there’s just. so. much. out there! I see so many tips, hints, guidelines, 136 Do’s and 4,593 don’ts, and here’s 13 books you need to read RIGHT NOW to be a good writer… UNPH. I think all this ‘advice’ is killing my mojo. I’m so worried about being a bad writer and writing a bad story that I can’t write.

That’s my update for this Writing Wednesday… we get our matches for Secret Santa next week so hopefully by next Wednesday, I will have more of an idea of what I’m writing. Should be fun!

OH! I also got John Grisham’s new book The Litigators yesterday! YAYYYYYYYY. I love me some Grisham, and I’ve already started reading so by #FridayReads time I’ll have a new entry and hopefully by #JustRead Monday,  I will have finished it (because I plan to do nothing but sleep and read this weekend)!

 Is anyone out there ? How YOU doin’? 



Greetings from my bed…

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Two weeks of traveling for business as well as pleasure, catching up, launching a challenge at the fanfiction archive and general life living have run me down. I’m sick. *hacksnifflesneeze* I’m hoping that after a lot of rest this weekend I will be back in the usual groove. Or… I will have established a new groove…? The benefit to being bed ridden is that I can read to my heart’s content. Between Nyquil induced sessions of passing out. YAY! Catch you all next week!



Rooted Nook Color- I feel like it’s brand new again!

Rooted Nook Color- I feel like it’s brand new again!

I’ve had my Nook Color for nearly a year and have been happy with it but lately have been wondering how I could spice it up some, since it had limited web browsing. B&N helped by launching an app store, but many of the apps are too expensive (especially when they come stock on my phones). $1.99 for a calculator? Are you MAD? Plus the B&N app store isn’t varied at all.  It’s much like having 500 cable channels but there’s nothing to watch. So I took the next step and ‘rooted‘ it.  Rooting basically gives you SuperUser access to be able to change the User Interface and add options […]



Catching Up!

It’s been a whirlwind week at Chez Jones, and this week is going to be a bit of one, too. Therefore, I got no writing done. Not really a big deal since I have zero ideas and nothing I’m really working on ATM. Im  fresh out of ideas, so maybe this is a good time for another one of those breaks I’m so famous for. I did a lot of flying and a lot of waiting in hotel rooms, so I got some reading done, so much that I am two books ahead of my GoodReads goal for 2011! Woot! I only have 10 more books to read to hit […]



DIYMFA Saturday Prompt

DIYMFA Saturday Prompt

Today we did a prompt based on a photo. We were to pick one and answer a few questions and then write a 500 word scene. I wrote it, but it didn’t go so well for me. I had a hard time coming up with a story line, and then once I did, and wrote it, and edited it, it evolved into something I didn’t intend to write, at first. As to of this sparked a longer story… nope. It was all I could do to get these words out. I don’t particularly have a connection with the person in the photo that I chose. It was difficult to determine, story […]