Sunday, July 13, 2008

Welcome to the Knotted Thicket. Maybe.

I changed my blog title and template and stuff. I'm not sure if I like it. It's not green enough, really. I liked my old template because it was so soothingly bluuuue.

I just discovered that The Baby Name Wizard, a book by Laura Wattenberg which is absolutely indispensible for writers, has a blog! I've linked to it on the sidebar.

I couldn't get to sleep last night (20 fl oz of Coca-Cola right before bed will do that), so after tossing and turning for almost two hours I got up and finished the book I was reading (Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers--one of her best). When I went back to bed about 2am, I still couldn't drop off. The only way I managed to lull myself to sleep was by mentally writing the first scene of the next Weredeer novel, and this led to...

I dreamed about those characters! YES! For possibly the first time, I dreamed about my favorite characters, Kristof, Gabe, and Linnet. Yes, in my dream I was writing the scene and even had writing narration over the action, but they were still there. And interestingly enough, part of the dream was told from Linnet's POV and part of it from Gabe's, when the books themselves are actually all told from Kristof's POV, and first person at that.


Cate Gardner said...

Liking your new look (green is my favourite colour - you may have already guessed that?) and the title works.

It gives the site more of a fantasy feel.

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanks! It's starting to grow on me too. It is a lot more of a fantasy feel now--I hadn't even thought of that.