A little snow?

Ah, we might be a little late in getting chapter two of Pale Demon out.  More as I know it.  -grin-

By the way, I don’t know whose car this is.  I scavenged it off the net for illustrative purposes.


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49 responses to “A little snow?

  1. Mel from OR

    Whoa! That is some snow. Where are of the country do you live in again?
    Also a question about writing:
    On average about how many words/pages do you write in a day? And about how much time does it take? Okay so that was two questions and you probably answered this in another post. Just curious. Hope you had a good Christmas.

    • Hi Mel. This is actually New Jersey. I’ve only got three inches of currently melting snow out my window.

      You asked how many words/pages do I write in a day? Keeping in mind that I do this for a living and such a pace should not be attempted without adult supervision, I try to write 10 -20 pages a day, averaging 16. 16 pages for me comes out to a little under 5000 words. I can usually hit my goals if I have spent a week previous plotting out the chapters and story movement. If I don’t take the time to do that, my pace is very much slower. And then there’s the fact that this is rough draft. I will spend an equal amount of time on those same pages when I rewrite them before I send them to my editor. Most manuscripts go through two to three edits before my editor sees them, then one or two more before you guys do. There’s lots of rewriting, so I try to burn through the rough draft as fast as I can.
      Good luck with your work, and I hope you have a great New Years!

    • Mel from OR

      Thanks Kim,
      This gives me perspective. I work a full-time job and run a part-time business. Then in my spare time I write. I try to dedicate about a couple of hours a day to it and get about 1000-2000 during that time, all depends if I have a clear picture in my head as to where the story is going. I always thought I was being slow, but I’m finding out from other authors that this is pretty good and this gives me hope…
      Thanks again and Happy New Year to you too.

    • Hi Mel. one to two thousand words is very respectable, and as long as you’re steady, you will make progress. When I still worked part time, I would average about 20 pages a week, but I still got there.

      Keep forging ahead. It’s a very hard job, but making something from nothing is intoxicating.

  2. Dani

    Yeah I remember those insane blizzards when I lived north of Chicago in Illinois. I live in SW Florida now and it looked like someone had dusted the ground with snow or powdered sugar Tuesday morning. We had low 20’s for our low and 50’s for our highs. getting warmer again though *pouts* I kinda miss the season changes and snow.

    Anyways hope everyone stays safe in the snow and ice.


  3. Judi in NJ

    Yup! That looks like my block! The snow was ca-raaaaazy! Kids love it & we’re going snow tubing at a ski place (not a resort….mountain?) tomorrow! (Even though we could just slide down the piles the plows left in front of the house and it would still be fun.) Things are getting back to normal around here & I hope all is well with you. Picked up my pb of BMS. Aaaah! The newness. So pretty.

  4. Niko

    Lol! So glad I’m not there!

  5. Dekae

    I know most people don’t like the snow, but not me. I love it. We did have some this year, however, now everyone around us have it but wont share. I really miss it. I just finished reading the Dawn Cook – Truth series. I sure hope the urge to write more takes over and you put out a few more of them. There are so many more stories just screaming to be told for Alissa. Happy New Year.

  6. JanisHarrison

    Sometimes we here in the Pacific Northwest get that sort of snow but only up in the mountains, at the ski resort levels. And it should just stay there! My dad talked to a Navy buddy who lives in Mass or NJ, and he was blocked into his house yesterday by the snowplows who piled the snow in his driveway.

  7. Vegas? Jeez….

    Yeah. Here in germany is the total chaos.

  8. mudepoz

    Erm. You mentioned a SECOND graphic novel, I believe? Have you started it? 🙂
    It’s quite warm here in WI, and the snow by-passed Milwaukee entirely.

  9. I remember heavy snows when I lived in New Jersey. Here, in the high desert hills of north central Arizona, any snowfall usually melts by noon. Today, it is snowing and is expected to continue throughout the day into tonight. Predictions are anywhere from 2 inches to 2 feet, depending on the elevation.

    Breakfast called out for hot oatmeal – yum! It is a day for any excuse to keep the oven on.

    • Wow, have fun in the snow, Jeannie. We’re getting rain at present. Not sure I like it, but I’m going to see if I can’t get the last bits of ice off the walk today.

  10. CrystalG

    Hey Kim,
    How long is a little late on getting chapter two out??? Really looking forward to it so PLS hurry.

    • Hi Crystal. That was my error. I failed to check my schedule, relying on memory, and I got all excited. Chapter two isn’t due out until this next Tuesday, the first one of the year. My apologies. I’m so embarrassed.

  11. Wow! That thing is super stuck ,definately for going to be a problem for whoever car that is.I love snow but not that much though.Never seen a car in that much!Hope you get chapter 2 finished.

  12. Dayton Denise

    We missed the snow too here in SW Ohio…

  13. Antonio

    (flips open cell phone) “Yeah, I’ll be there in 10 minutes, I’m heading outside now. What?…No, I left my car on the street. It should be OK–I’m sure a plow came through during the ni-i-i-i…SON OF A B**CH!”

    I hope when they dig the car out they don’t make the same mistake this guy does…

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  15. Marcie

    I’ve not the best at keeping up with my blog, but I created these digital scrapbooking pages of our first now last year. Feel free to take a peek, http://designsbymarcie.blogspot.com/ Also my links in the header does not work at the moment. I had a couple of computer crashes and issues, and lost it all. I need to rebuild it, and well it’s taking forever!

  16. sandra

    Daaaaaaamn. It’s pictures like this one that make me thankful I live in New Orleans. It doesn’t get cold here. It gets chilly. lol. All that powdery white cold stuff is quite unusual to me.

  17. Vampyre

    Howdy ma’am,

    I had no idea what that picture was until you told me. It sort of looked like a whale sculpture to me. If you think thst’s weird you should hear during an ink blot test.


  18. Marcie

    Oh man I remember that from last year. We lucked out so far this year, the storm that was supposed to hit us over christmas, missed us. I do love snow though, but I’m not ready for shoveling yet…. oh wait I’m never ready for that. HOwever playing in it is so much fun!

  19. Jenn

    Wow, that looks like my neighbours car did a couple weeks ago! Good luck digging out!

  20. hello Mrs. Harrison,

    Dude, that’s one stuck car, lol. We don’t have that problem here needless to say. We’re in the heart of our summer and it’s very very hot at the moment. I slept on my cold tiles last night because I couldn’t bare the idea of getting into bed. The mattress feels as if it clings to me. I hate it, lol.
    I miss snow.
    Hope the writing is going well!


    • JanisHarrison

      Alyssa, I’ve been known to put a “chiller pack” or two into the freezer and take it to bed with me during the hottest weather. One at my burning feet, one on my upper back. Also, try to keep natural rather than synthetic fibres under you, i.e. a cotton mattress pad, etc. I can’t bear polyester or the others when it’s hot.

    • Hi Alyssa. Mmmm, and when we’re burning in summer, you will be cool. 🙂 I love the seasons.