Monday, October 4, 2010

Post: The Beard is On!


Welcome back, October, my favorite month of the year!
I think I've failed to mention this, so I will now. For Halloween, I'm thinking of going with the Tony Stark look. You know, that crass billionaire who made a flying iron suit in that one movie? I've got the hair, I've got the build (sort of), I've got the black shirt (with a glowing arc reactor in the center), and I've got the scowl, so all I need now is the sweet looking beard. This is making for a fun experiment as I've never let my facial hair go before. It's been a week and the feeling is quite strange. Itchy, warm, a sensation of something on my face all the time - I don't know how you guys with full-on beards do it! I have a month to grow it out and shave it like the above picture. Groovy (and in case you're wondering, yes, I will take pictures).

We have a new follower! Please welcome Colene Murphy to the Laire. Colene is an aspiring YA writer with a tasty blog and a flare for the writer's journey. We haven't met in person, just through each others blogs, but hopefully that absent acquaintance won't last long.
Check her blog here!

Update: Ugh . . . the update. It would be more exciting if I actually had something to say! Oh well. Here's what I got. The committee just got back to me with chapters 12 and 13 and provided (once again) fabulous, earth shattering feedback (that wasn't sarcasm . . . it really did rock my world). Mike will spend a day or so reading the edits I just made, which means my alphas will have two new chapters very soon. Chapter 14 is still on the way (and thoroughly outlined), which means the draft will be finished in the next couple of days. The Dragon's Heart? It's getting there. Working on two projects simultaneously is harder than I thought. Since it's already done, maybe I should wait until this current one is finished. I'm just so excited for both.

I have a stellar topic for this week's Aspiring Advice, but feel free to ask your questions anyway. I'm more than willing to help my fellow aspiring authors where I can.

I'm David, and gallons of milk are on sale!


  1. Lol. that last milk bit. Thanks so much for the shout out! I'm so glad were now bloggin' buddies! You are super amusing!

  2. Glad to hear Dragon's Heart is coming along..I really enjoyed it and I'm not just saying that to be polite. It was so much fun!

  3. Great costume idea! October is my favorite month, too. It begins with my birthday and ends with my favorite holiday.

    Good luck with your revisions! Off to explore...

  4. Tony Starks is a great costume! Or you could try the Russian guy with the dreds, tattoos, and whips from Iron Man 2. I'd like to see you pull that one off. :)

  5. Colene - no problem. Anytime, buddy!

    Kari - this final draft will be even better. When we meet for your sister's wedding, I'd like your opinion on some chances I'd like to make, if that's all right with you?

    Jamie B - welcome! I haven't met you before, but that's all changed now. I like your blog too. And what do you know! October starts with my b-day and ends with my favorite holiday too! We're two peas in a pod already!

    Jaime T - hey stranger! I'd love to pull off an Ivan Vanko, but alas, it would take a year to grow dreads like that and a few hundred bucks to make that whiplash suit, with LED whips and all, so I'll stick with the free facial hair and $15 novelty shirt :) Thanks!

  6. Sounds like you've made some awesome progress! Way to go. And good luck with the Tony Stark beard! Great idea for Halloween. :)