Monday, February 12, 2007

Monday, Monday


This is the character board I did for The Devil You Know, I've changed some of the people I picked out for my characters though. This isn’t an actual storyboard, but a small (about the size of the flat insert in shirts) group of images that I would take with me if I worked over at Bebo’s house. We used to do that a lot, work in her bedroom while my brother Howard watched TV in the living area. We’d bounce ideas off of each other, talk through storyline problems, search through endless magazines for character pictures. Some days we’d go over to B&N or Borders (whichever had an outdoor sitting area) and write. The original opening scene for The Devil You Know was written while at one of those places. I used to be able to write in long-hand then. But most importantly, I would come home full of energy and excitement about the writing that I couldn’t wait to get started. I miss those days. When we’re through with The House we’re going to try to start doing that again.

They’ve brought the “s” word back in to the forecast (snow) for this Wednesday. I have an appointment early that day that I had to wait three weeks to get. I don’t know what I’ll do if I have to cancel it, so I’m hoping for a light snow and no ice.

That’s it. A co-worker is on vacation and I have to work a 1 – 5 shift today. I hate that. I can’t really do anything because once I get started on something I have to quit and get ready for work. Oh well, it’s only one day. I’ll also be working Wednesday night and a full shift on Saturday, so I’ll be picking up 12 extra hours this week. That will help.

I’m outta here. I have to go to Wallyworld tomorrow and since I have to be at work by 1:00 I’ll need to get up early and get stuff done.

Have a great Monday everyone.

14 comments:

Kelly Parra said...

Wow, that's a great looking character board, Bailey!

raine said...

The board is excellent.
Hope the snow holds off for ya, hon.

Brandy said...

Looks like you've quite a character board! I think that you've got a good idea. Whatever it takes to help.
Will say a small prayer that the snow isn't a problem.
Hope you have a good day!

christa said...

Great board Bailey. Were you by any chance into soap operas?

beautiful day said...

I love the characters u have chosen for your book. Good Luck with all your writing. I hope you manage to get to your appointment, our snow only stayed one day x

Meretta said...

I like the looks of those characters!

I keep mine H/h on a small piece of paper which I've laminated and carry them around in my wallet in case anyone wants to meet them. Normally I wouldn't be so strange, but I have a laminator that I'm addicted to and so I laminate a lot of things needlessly. ;)

Melissa said...

That's very cool, Bailey! I just paste their pics into their character profiles in the synopsis, but doing a collage like that must make it very handy to see everyone at once!

Susan said...

Great character board! I recognize many of them from soaps, my guilty pleasure. :)

It sounds like Sundays will be much better once you're done with The House.

Toni Anderson said...

Have fun sweety :) Hope the snow doesn't happen.

Melissa Marsh said...

Yuck. Wallyworld. I avoid that place as much as possible.

Siobhan said...

What's Wallyworld? I love your character board. I've only got pics of my hero and heroine on the board above my computer. But I'm thinking I should have some pics of the other characters who definitely need fleshing out. Hope your Monday's going well. Keeping fingers crossed the snow doesn't cause problems.

spyscribbler said...

I've never done one of those, but you make me want to! That thing looks cool!

Stacy Dawn said...

Hmmmm, I never thought to make a portable character spread. Something else to help me procrastinate...I LIKE it!

Deana said...

Is that Sheila from Y&R on there? ah I hate her and I don't get to watch the show that often anymore. And that guy in the top corner I remember him so well but can't think of his name....from Guiding Light right? It has been years since I watched that but it was once my favorite thing in life! Oh his name is Roger! I remember!