Monday, August 31, 2009

I knew you once . . .

Sometimes characters slip away.

I don't know why it happens. I'm sure, when I wrote this character, I understood him and he served a purpose. But now he is falling flat. His lines are dull, uninteresting, and I have absolutely no idea why he won't talk to me.

His time has come. He is either off to the scrap folder (to live until needed--if I ever trust him again) or he has to get his act together and shed the moping puppet routine. There is no time left to be soft. I have thirty days left until I must turn in the book, so he must either pull his weight or go.

Ever write a character you remember loving in an early draft, but in subsequent drafts discover he/she just doesn't work in the story anymore?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bookmarks Revisited

The bookmarks came in today, and I am thrilled with how they turned out. (That said, since I put them together, I see all the little flaws and such I want to change already, but over all, I am immensely pleased.) I ended up going with Staples for the printing--I highly recommend it. I will be reordering when these run out.

Look for me at Dragon*Con if you would like a bookmark!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bookmarks

With only 8 days left before I leave for Dragon*Con, I finally did it. I designed and ordered bookmarks.

This is my first venture into having something professionally printed and in any kind of none internet based advertising for my book. I've been meaning to do it for months now, but I kept talking myself out of it. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. I haven't seen the final product yet (of course) but if I like the way they turn out, I should have a thousand bookmarks to give out during Dragon.

If you will be attending Dragon*Con this year and want a bookmark, track me down. I'll carry a handful at all times. Also, if you don't see me around, I'll be leaving a stash of bookmarks on the tables in front of the Writer Track and the Dark Fantasy rooms.

I hope to see many of you there!

[I'll probably post pictures of the bookmarks once they come in. If you would like one and won't be attending Dragon*Con, stay tuned--I'll probably have a contest some time soon!]