I think she liked it. :D
The only thing I can think of to do is keep writing. If I keep going, I'm too busy to pay attention to that evil little voice inside all of us that only tells you bad things about you.
Keep writing. Just Keep Writing.
Itinerary for Stephanie Weippert
ORC Open Read and Critiques Session B
Fri Nov 18 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stephanie Weippert Reading
Fri Nov 18 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Social Media and the Modern Writer
Fri Nov 18 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Curtis Chen, Elizabeth Shannon, Elton Elliott, Katie Lane, Stephanie Weippert
ORC Open Read and Critiques Session C
Sat Nov 19 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mt Hood (2)
Sat Nov 19 4:00pm - 5:00pm
John Gray III, Natalie Gibbs, Richard Glover, Stephanie Weippert
If you need a reason to go, one of my writing idols, David Weber is the Guest of Honor and I plan on bringing at least one Honor Harrington book for him to sign. Orycon also has an Editor Guest of Honor, who is Diana Gill this year. I hope to get a chance to listen to her over drinks sometime that weekend too. Outside of writing, the artist Guest of Honor is David Mattingly, and Mark Osier is the filk Guest of Honor.
Which does remind me that the filk band I perform in, Starlight, got a concert at Orycon as well. Whew, will I ever be busy, but I still would love to see you there. Please look me up. I love to have people come up and say Hi!
Now, the sad news. I'm behind on the sequel to Sweet Secrets. I had almost 9,000 words written, but I don't anymore. The hard drive on my laptop crashed and I found out that I hadn't emailed it to my husband like I thought I had, so when I get done kicking myself for not doing what I should have done, (In my defense usually do. Really! I don't know why I didn't this time.), I get to start all over again.
It will air this coming Saturday (6/11) at 9 pm Pacific / Midnight Eastern, then again Sunday (6/12) at 4 pm / 7 pm Eastern, then Tuesday and the following Saturday(6/18) at 4 am Pacific / 7 am Eastern
If none of those times work for you, afterwards I've been told it will available on their main website.
However, what I wanted to post about here is one of my little pet peeves when I read a great story: Boring Color descriptions
Now, brown, blue, and yellow each has a place in our language, but when that's the only colors used in the whole book? Change it up! Yeah, a saddle is brown and so is dirt, but they are not the same color for goodness sakes. Google a color name wheel and use it. Please! Use teal, royal, and blue for character's eyes, because honestly, have you ever seen two people with exactly the same color blue eyes? I know I haven't. So, get creative and decide that your handsome man in your romance doesn't have boring old brown eyes, your protag sees dark chocolate colored eyes. See what I did there? If I told you the protag (male or female) is in love with that man you'd believe me, right? I got across the point with just how I described the man's eyes to the protag. It's sneaky, but this subtle writing technique works and works well. So, use that color wheel writers!
If you're here, please look for me in my little red scooter and I'll give you a badge ribbon. Resting now in my room before my Book Launch party tonight at 8pm. Squeeeee!
If you can't make it here this weekend, Norwescon isn't my only appearance this year. I will be at several conventions around the Pacific Northwest in the coming year. I've copy pasted the list of my appearances from TANSTAAFLPress.com below for you . If you will be at any of these, please come and say Hi. I'd enjoy see you.
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