The Beautiful Woman Has Come

The Beautiful Woman Has Come
A Historical Novel by Debra Giuffrida

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Peas Porridge Hot, Peas PorridgeCold...

...Peas porridge in the pot, nine days old!

Las Vegas is deep into monsoon season and the sky is thick with gray clouds. If it weren't for the heat it would remind me of Portland, if there were more trees and grass. (That reminds me of a small haha that my ex used to say. "If we had some ham we could have ham and eggs, if we had some eggs!")
Guy is playing with the cat in the bedroom and the TV is tuned to some stupid movie staring Charlie Sheen. *sigh* No wonder I am a reluctant author... my brain is full of mush!
I did get a bit of writing done this morning. I am proud to admit that my Nefertiti novel is now about 14 pages long! At least I think it's 14 pages. I haven't printed it out yet. I guess I should, I just don't want to waste the paper yet. I've decided, I won't print it out until I have reached 100 pages. That gives me something to work towards and announce here when it happens.
I'm putting off jumping into the shower. Once I shower and dress I feel obligated to leave and run my errands. So it's time to motivate my mushy brains and go wash last nights sleep from my eyes. My horse is waiting for his bath and I have laundry to do and I'm out of half n half for my morning coffee. But its Saturday and all I want to do is surf the net and read and nap.
Procrastination runs genetically in my family.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Faux Painting ~ A Way to Avoid Writing

It's 11:51 am here in the sweltering heat of Las Vegas and I am putting off going downstairs and walking over to Sunset & Vines. That's a restaurant here at Lake Las Vegas where I used to work. Now I am just a person who paints for them on occassion. I have painted trompe l'oeil direction banners and repaired the faux paint on their walls and also painted tromp l'oeil grape clusters on wine barrels for them.
Today I have the task of writing their new menu on a huge chaulk board. I just received the updated menu in an email from the chef and looking it over I see that my task is a tad bit daunting. It's a huge menu and I have to write it out for them while standing on a counter. This should prove fun as long as no one bothers me or tries to 'help' as so often well meaning people do. It seems everyone is an art critic.
So I need to gather up my paints and my chaulk pens and head out. I'll let you know how I did and also if I wrote anything. Hey, it's painting day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How to Avoid Your Computer

OK, I must admit, I really do want to finish my novel, but maybe I fear stuff. You know, rejection comes to mind. I have been a contributing writer on that marvelous website Panhistoria since its inception. Prior to that I wrote on the now defunct Ancient Sites. I started writing on those websites with good intentions. Those being to improve my writing and give me insight into the characters I would write about in my novels. Well, it did, both... but I have yet to get through more than 10 pages of my books. So, it brings me here.

I have created this blog to help me talk myself into writing my novel and to let other reluctant authors share my trials and tribulations. There, I have avoided my computer for another day!