Michelle Rowen

buy celexa | buy zithromax online | buy cipro online | buy nexium online | buy abilify online | buy clomid

Done like dinner!

Considering I didn’t stray too far from my couch, yesterday was jam-packed! DEMON PRINCESS was officially released into the world and I also finished the first draft of NIGHTSHADE!

(These are very different books, believe you me.)

Can I get some celebratory dancing bananas, please?

Thank you, dancing bananas!

Wow. This is probably the most violent, action-packed book I’ve ever written. And I LOVE IT. That Rachel Connor (aka: my pen name for this book). She’s fairly insane. But I think I already knew that.

There are several elements in it that mark it as a book I’ve written, though. There’s a love triangle (can’t help it. I had two SEXY guys to deal with in the plot! What am I supposed to do? IGNORE THAT OPPORTUNITY??), there’s some snarky humor (although this book is NOT a comedy), and the evil, nasty vampires…well, they might just be a little bit misunderstood. Funny, that.

Writing it in first person made me feel like I was experiencing everything the heroine, Jillian, was feeling. Which made for an interesting write that I may need a couple of days to recover from. LOL. I’ll talk more about the book when we get closer to the pub date. I don’t know why, but I really dislike talking plot specifics until everything is set in stone. Paranoid? Who me??? Nahhh.

I’m going to let it sit for a couple of weeks before I tackle the second draft. I’m praying that it doesn’t need tooooo much work. But you never know. I was surprised how closely it stuck to my original outline, actually. The ending is a bit too open, as far as I’m concerned, but I think I like it. However, there is at least one more book in this story which I’ll be writing first thing in the new year, so I guess that’s not too bad.

Now I’m taking a couple of days off to refill the well before I start on my next project. What is my new project, you might ask?? Come back tomorrow and I have some news to share here on zee blog about it.

Today I’m trying to get through some online chores including updating the website and doing a few Q&As that have been waiting for my undivided attention.

I’ve added a Writing Advice section to this website since I’m asked about this sort of thing on a regular basis lately. Check it out on my On Writing page (it’s the second article down the page. I can’t figure out how to do anchors using this WordPress template).

And I’m going to catch up on some of the shows I’ve been PVRing the last couple of weeks. My quick opinions so far on what I’ve seen so far, old and new…

Glee – Hooray! 

The Vampire Diaries – Mmm hmm!

FlashForward – Hmm. Maybe.

CougarTown – Maybe.

DWTS, SYTYCD, SYTYCD Canada – I’m sick of dancing. Unless there are dancing bananas.

Supernatural – BRING IT ON!!!

Eastwick – No. Just no.

America’s Next Top Model – Love.

 

Movies I’ve seen lately. Same review process.

Julie & Julia – Surprisingly delightful, given that there were no vampires in it.

Love Happens - Could not have hated it more. So disappointing.

The Informant! – Blarg.

 

Seen any good movies or TV? Please share. I’m tired of wasting my time and money on crappy entertainment.

7 comments to “Done like dinner!”

  1. Eve Silver
    Comment
    1
     · September 30th, 2009 at 3:15 pm · Link

    Yay on finishing the book!!!! Really looking forward to reading it.

    TV shows:
    Dexter – unexpected and crazy (in a good way)
    The Biggest Loser – yes, I sometimes watch this show. It reminds me to get out and do my daily walk. Being a writer is a great excuse for sitting on my butt and eating chocolate.
    Eastwick – trying to keep an open mind. Will watch one more episode to see how it shapes up. What night is it on again?

    Movie:
    Julie and Julia – completely agree with your assessment



  2. Hart
    Comment
    2
     · September 30th, 2009 at 3:49 pm · Link

    Huge congratulations to you both on the release, and on the finish!

    I haven’t meandered in here before… I love your humor, so I will be back! *evil cackle*



  3. RKCharron
    Comment
    3
     · September 30th, 2009 at 5:33 pm · Link

    Hi Michelle :)
    COngratulations again on the release of your debut YA novel DEMON PRINCESS. Yay! for the finishing first draft of Nightshade.
    Why are you putting it out under a different name?
    Love & Best Wishes,
    RKCharron
    xoxo



  4. Michelle Rowen
    Comment
    4
     · September 30th, 2009 at 6:38 pm · Link

    Mostly because there’s blood and death and sex and I want to keep my edgier stuff separate from my light humorous stuff — just as I did with Countdown — so as not to make people squeamish. ;)



  5. Heather Winslow
    Comment
    5
     · September 30th, 2009 at 10:26 pm · Link

    Congrats!!

    .. just wondering how do you sign up for writertopia?? (how do you get an invite code??)

    Thanks-
    Heather



  6. Michelle Rowen
    Comment
    6
     · October 1st, 2009 at 10:00 am · Link

    I just go to their toolbox page and use the code they have there. I have to fiddle with it a bit to get exactly what I want, but it’s not too hard.

    http://www.writertopia.com/toolbox



  7. EM
    Comment
    7
     · October 5th, 2009 at 5:06 pm · Link

    Yay on finishing the book!!!! Really looking forward to reading it.

    TV shows:
    Dexter – unexpected and crazy (in a good way)
    The Biggest Loser – yes, I sometimes watch this show. It reminds me to get out and do my daily walk. Being a writer is a great excuse for sitting on my butt and eating chocolate.
    Eastwick – trying to keep an open mind. Will watch one more episode to see how it shapes up. What night is it on again?

    Movie:
    Julie and Julia – completely agree with your assessment



Leave a Reply




XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

:wink: :-| :-x :twisted: :) 8-O :( :roll: :-P :oops: :-o :mrgreen: :lol: :idea: :-D :evil: :cry: 8) :arrow: :-? :?: :!: