So, I've spent the last eh...7 hours working on restoring my laptop. It has not been fun and I have this horrible feeling that when all is said and done, it still won't work properly. lol. My uncle said he could do it, but when it came time, he seemed a little unsure of the process. Okaaaaay. So, here's hoping it works. Otherwise, I've seriously wasted a lot of time I'll never get back.
Other than that -- getting very, how shall I say this? EHhhhhh reviews on my sex scene. It's been a bit discouraging, to be honest. I'm at the point where I'm thinking maybe full blown (no pun) sex scenes aren't my thing. You know, I really don't mind when people point out issues with my writing -- but it's the characters I'm protective of. Plus, they're my first, my most special -- so, hearing one was a prop or that one was selfish, blah blah blah, is a little rough. Plus people are taking a long time to think over their comments first. Jen's translation: They really didn't like it, and they're trying to come up with a nice way to say it. (My translation -- so no offense to anyone. (g))
Y'all know me... JUST SAY IT. If it bothers me, I'll deal with it somehow. Granted, I may cry. (g)
A writing marathon is starting on the forum tomorrow. I really hope it's enough to give me a solid kick in the arse. I need it. Right now I'm back in self-doubt mode, so maybe I'll bypass posting snips. Yeah, I know -- suck it up. But I'm a writer, people. Of course I'm neurotic.
Oh...can I just say that B&N is evil?? I've spent about a hundred dollars on books in the past couple of weeks. All so I could use the lovely coupons I receive for being a "cardmember" with them. Save $10 when you spend $40 -- IF you use PayPal. "Well, I've got a PayPal account...hoydeedoydeedoy!" BAM...40 dollars spent. LOL. EVIL! But I've bought some pretty cool books -- the Blue is for Nightmares series (4 YA books!) -- gah, can't recall the author. And The Haunting of Hill House! by Shirley Jackson. That movie has always freaked me out...so I thought the book might be fun.
I'm not sure why I continue to buy books...I SO do not have time to read. I still haven't finished Brotherhood or Rebel Angels. Or about 10 other books sitting by my bed right now -- that's not even taking into account the two crates of books stuffed under my bed... etc etc. Oh well -- I lurve books. :) Gotta say, the YA's are winning the reading wars with this girl lately. (g)
Anywho -- hopefully I'll have something more positive to say tomorrow. Like words written, for example. (g)