October 16, 2007

Thoughts from Work

I don't know what I want to write about, just that I want to write... I've been having a general urge at the moment to put pen to paper (or rather fingers to keyboard) and start writing again. I've been so inspired by the authors that I am currently devouring that I just want my own little shapeshifter to nuture and coax to life. I think that I'll head on down to my library tomorrow and check out some of their creative writing books for some reference points and start this weekend. I've nearly filled up a notebook full of ideas. I mean the ideas are no problem. I seem to have a constant stream of ideas. Even the littlest thing can bring a whole character or storyline to life, but its the whole writing it down so it appears like I imagine it thats proving difficult at the moment.

I've nearly made up my mind about the Mac v's PC issue that has been raging through my mind. Unfortunately before I do, I need to find someone in my area with a Mac! Would you believe that out of everyone I know, friends, relatives, co-workers, that no one has a Mac!!! I mean I'd at least like to take one for a test drive before committing myself.

Has anyone else out there had the same problem? How did you decide to switch from PC to Mac?

On a totally different subject, our local council has been forced to merge with 2 others here in south east Queensland. Now instead of being a shire of about 130,000 we will go to a shire of nearly 270,000. What a crock of $#*! Our esteemed former Premier (a certain Mr Beatty) decided - without public input - that we need to cut the amount of shires down from 150 something (I think) down to somewhere in the 90's. Now I live in a little town and we don't even get much attention from our own council. What chance do we stand of getting anything out of a new council?

Quick... must change subject again before I have a total meltdown... It just peeves me right off just thinking about it!

Well, my next load of ads has just come in, so I suppose that I'd better return to work. Let me know of any good paranormal/shapeshifter books out there.


PS - Supernatural returned to our screens last night (Channel 10, 8.30pm) and I loved it. Although I'm not sure about some of the new characters, I just love the brothers (and who wouldn't love Sam & Dean!) Must watch S2 DVD again so I can catch up on the story... can't wait till next Monday night

October 14, 2007

Not Again!

Hi there! If it's not one thing, it's another at the moment. I've just about given up on my old computer (6yo, but has had upgrades). It has a nasty habit at the moment of just dying on me. I'm extremely tempted to get a new one... maybe a Mac?... and then have a ceremonial tossing of the computer down the stairs. A little bit violent perhaps, but when I think about all the files that I've lost... grrrr

I've been reading quite abit lately - the only option open when your trying to entertain yourself at night while also trying to save a bit of cash - and have just been able to get my hands on the 3rd Carrie Vaughn book, Kitty takes a Holiday.

Now I have to admit that I haven't been able to find her 1st book, so I'll state right up front that the relationship between her and Cormac and Ben is still a little bit of a mystery to me (one of these days I'll find it at the book shop). I did like the story and the characters. You really feel for Kitty and her 'friends'.

Now its put me in a 'gotta read more shapeshifters' kick, so I've been raiding my large bookcase and replacing the other books that I've had in a smaller bookcase in my bedroom.

Note to self - I've got to get either a bigger bookcase, or a bigger bedroom to put all these ruddy books!

I've gone through my list of usual suspects, LKH, Yasmine Galenorn, Kelley Armstrong, Patricia Briggs, Christine Warren, Nalini Singh, MaryJanice Davidson, Christine Feehan, Carrie Vaughn, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lora Leigh, Tanya Huff, Keri Arthur and even Alice Borchardt. I desperately need some new shapeshifting authors.... can anyone out there HELP!