Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Another Role Play

... but this time it was online at the JulNoWriMo forums. I went as my character Bridgit (otherwise known as Bunny) and discovered some amazing things about her. Awesome!

If you are a writer, I strongly suggest you print this out: (an in-depth character chart)


BTW, some of these are still rough ideas and my pen name is Ellen Baker.

I Won't Let You Down by ME

It is NOT published!!!!!! Just so you know.

Just started this morning on a coffee-ran adrenaline rush (I know - and I spend it on writing), about a girl named Christabel and her family, crush, and best friend. Their world is run by three brothers that go by The Committee (which I always want to spell with two i's). She studied combat, which girls do not in their society. Because she wants to join the army, one of the brothers kicks her down into the kitchens until she is eighteen OR relinquishes her dream of fighting.

The ending is fuzzy, but I thought I'd share.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Upcoming: JULY!!!

JulNoWriMo is coming up, and Bunny is about to get underway! I'm so excited!

Again, 50,000 words. Hopefully it won't crash and burn like the last :)))) (chins! lol)

Sand Trooper

This morning, I was having a "MythBuster fan moment." I watched Tory Belleci's short film, Sand Trooper. Whoa. Love it!!

Here's the link to it: All you have to do is click on Sand Trooper. It's seven and a half minutes. Enjoy!

Also, I am still working on how to post pictures. Maybe I'll show you my amatuer covers for my books. ? I dunno.

Peace, love, bathe the whales!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm Baaaaaack!


South Dakota (and Devils Tower, Wyoming) is awesome!!!!! Love it!

We saw Mt. Rushmore (night and day), the Badlands (very cool, but I fell asleep), Crystal Caves (I fell for the trick that in complete darkness, if you wave your fingers in front of your face, they will turn purple), Devils Tower (sort of creepy), Bridal Veil Falls (where I walked up to the falls and got bathed in mist ... barefoot on sharp rocks! Mom fell into the freeeeeezing water (ha) ), and some other things ... I forget. Heh.

After about 14 hours in the car yesterday (only two potty breaks for me !!! ), we got home at 8:30. Put everything away and watched two Good Eats (strawberries and cobbler).

I'll try to figure out how to post pictures sometime ... I hope. :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Going Away

Hey, readers!

I'm perky today. I really don't understand why, because I just got back from the dentist! Oh well.

I wanted to say that I'm leaving the state on Friday the ... eighteenth, I believe ... to go on a family vacation to South Dakota! We'll be staying in a cabin with a pool (splee!) and we'll see the monuments and such. How fun!

TTFN ... ta ta for now!

Friday, June 11, 2010


I really don't know what to talk about today. I guess I'm just bored out of my gourd.

. . . . I watched a lot of Good Eats and Whose Line Is It Anyway? this morning. I laughed. And I sounded like a zebra, as usual.

I guess that's it.

OH! How do you like the new layout? Took me about ten minutes. I like it a lot more now. Hope you do, too. If you read this anyway.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Blog, blog, blog, blog, blog . . .

I wanted to tell you about my WIPs. What? You don't know what they are? *sigh* You don't hang out with teens, do you? WIP is an acronym for Works In Progress. Get it?

FEARLESS - a girl who does not fit in at her school. She rants on and on about how no one understands and how crappy life is. She sits in a corner of the busiest part of the school in between classes and draws. One day, she finds out someone is watching her. She develops a relationship with this person and s/he (haven't decided yet) teaches her to see that some people are more than they appear.

4 MINUTES - apocalypse thing. Three girls' home is invaded by gas in the air that is highly toxic. Their familes die and it is up to them to find the source . . . before their oxygen stores run out.

THE WAY THING ARE - big life, bigger family, and even bigger stories. In a family with thirteen kids (five girls, eight boys), one girl will tell what it is like. It isn't all pretty.

TRUTH - a world of war, Shadow Knights, and lies. An evil queen is ruling and ordering for the slaughter of millions of people. One Shadow Knight fights back.

BUNNY - a case of identity theft. Except, the girl knows who she is. She just doesn't know the people around her.

GOOSE GIRL - (just started) finding hope in the unexpected. One girl lives on a tiny island in the middle of a pond with dozens of geese. She says they are her family. One boy and a reporter aren't sure.

Thanks for reading all that. There are probably many that I forgot, but you know . . . I'll update them when they mosey on farther.

Ciao for now.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Book Review!!!

I recently read the book The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. I admit, I watched the movie first. But, in the words of Alton Brown, that's another show.

I thought that it was really, really good. The plot followed through the whole way, there wasn't as much mushiness (mushy-ness?) as there was in the movie, and the characters really stood apart.

The story is set in South Carolina in 1964, during a time of racial segragation.

Lily Owens is living with the haunting memory of her four-year-old self having shot her mother. Since she is gone, Lily is left with her father, who is not the nicest man in the universe. Lily and their maid, Rosaleen, a black woman, leave T. Ray and travel to Tiburon, South Carolina, where Lily finds hope in a form she never expected.

I will not tell you more, because I want you to read it!

This book gets a 5/5 stars from me.


What would we be in this society without technology?

Before you say, "If we didn't have technology, we'd be like we were two to three hundred years ago," I was thinking about what would happen if it was taken. For instance, you went to bed with the fan and A/C on, and you wake up at midnight and everything is off. The light won't turn on, the TV and radio don't work, and it is H-O-T in your house. Would you freak out?