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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Manic Tuesday

Well, I'm still here. :)

Woke up yesterday with a headache so I took some pain meds and then back to sleep. I also had to work. Thus no update yesterday.

Sands is still in Chapt 11. I've just been staring at the computer screen this last week when it comes to this story. Just been drawing a blank with this story. Hopefully. I'll get into the groove today.

 So I've been messing with the bible on Water a bit.

I looked up some Latin phrases for the toll coin in Water. Abyssus abyssum invoct--deep calls to deep--is what I think I'll have the coin say on one side. I'm still debating what else the coin will have on it.

Also found the phrase that will announce that she's got the water element--A mari ad mare or from sea to sea. The first two were easy--ashes to ashes, dust to dust--but I wasn't sure about Water and Air. I'm still looking for Air's phrase.  Maybe breathe to breathe?

 But I got time and I have to think about when she does get Air about her then being a shaman. 

I also messed a bit with Tail and the other dragon story. Added the other dragon story to my computer in the folder with Tail but I haven't started a bible for it yet since I only got one chapter done with it and only a vague outline in my head so far. I tentatively renamed it In the Dragon's Claw. 

To compare the two dragon stories. Tail is set in a middle-ages like world with mental powers while Claw is set in an ancient Egyptian type world with elemental magic.  At least that's what I'm thinking right now, but that's subject to change. Like everything else. :)

While I was searching the web for Latin phrases, I also found a site that explains what flowers mean what. So I'm going to put that in my Favs. Nick's not perfect so I'm sure he's going to be needing to make-up.  :)



Monday, May 16, 2016

Manic monday update

Well, I took my computer in to be looked at and good thing I did. They said it was about to crash.

So I borrowed some money and rearranged finances so now I have a newer used computer.

This of course set me back 3 days on Sands so I probably won't get it done by the end of this month. And my finances are screwed up again.

So Sands is still in Chapt. 11. I'm off tomorrow so I'm going to try to get back into gear and write. I changed the blurb a bit before my computer croaked.

Police consultant Sara Phillips accepts her new FBI boyfriend's offer of a joint vacation. The couple want to get to know each other better but a dead body interferes with their quality time and turns the beginning of their trip into a manhunt. It is revealed that the killer is part of a vampire cult who buries their victims alive. Will Nick and Sara  solve the case before their time runs out?

Should I say manhunt or witch hunt or vampire hunt? 

What do you think?

The other books are still whirling in my head especially Water and Tail. I need to get them out! :)

Still thinking on the toll coin for Water. Now that I got my computer back I can do a little web searching about Latin and Greek phrases. Maybe I'll even go to the library and see what they got.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Just another manic monday

Well, still on Chapt 11 on Sands.

Haven't worked the story at all this last week. I need to get into gear if I want it finished by the end of this month.

I didn't take my computer in to be looked at. My finances were not able to stretch this month so I'll have to wait. It's working well enough for now.

Both my books seem to be up in the springfield-greene county library system.

For the toll coin in Water I think the roman numeral will stand for burial site. I need to look up some greek and latin phrases and words for the rest of the coin unless I'm going to make up a language to use.

All these ideas swirling around in my head. 2 books out, a third on its way but the 10 still in my head is just making it difficult to concentrate on just one book. I need to get Sands done so I can get going on Water and Tail.

I played around on canva and did a cover for Tail. 

 
What do you think? Does the pix look close to dragon scales?
 
I wanted to do the cover a bit different from my Elemental series. I like the way it looks but I'm not sure about the pix but it was the only one that came close to dragon scales.
 
So I now have the covers for Sands, Water, and Tail.  I just need to get them written. :)
 
 


Monday, May 2, 2016

Manic Monday May Update

Still on chapt 11 in Sands.

I just stare at the page.  I have a scene in my mind but getting there...That's the problem.

My computer's been acting up since I got it back last month from the fixer so I'm going to take it back in tomorrow and ask them to look it over again. It keeps shutting down, saying either that the display driver or Windows is having problems. I'm going to tell them I want it back by Thursday so they will prioritize getting it fixed.

This may delay finishing Sands.

I also donated one of my second books to the library. Hopefully, it won't take long to put it into the system. My first book has been in the book mobile for awhile and has had about eight check-outs so I think that's pretty good.

I'm still thinking on the design for the coin the killer puts in the victims' throat in Water. Should it be a large replica of Greek coins or should it be a new design holding meaning only for the killer?

What do you think?

I'm leaning toward a new design but I'm not sure what it should be. Do you have any ideas?


 
I was leaning toward this design. Roman numerals in the center on one side with greek or latin words and more words on the back.  And what should those words be?
 
 
Seriously what do you think?
 

Ideas for Water, Flames, and Tail are all swirling around in my head. I think that's why it's taking me so long to get Sands done. Too much stuff in my head! :)
 
Once Water is done I'm going to work on Tail and Flames, mainly Tail. I want to get that dragon out of my head. He's taking up too much room! :)
 
Also Flames and Air are mainly ideas and sporatic scenes right now. So I need to brood--think--over them for a bit anyway. But I will get them done before 2017 is over.