Saturday, July 31, 2010

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters [Original Video]

This is one of Taffy and Rafe's songs - thanks Kimmy!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Vampire Kissed Contest - Last Days to Vote

One last push. You can vote today and tomorrow (7/31). Then, hopefully, you won't hear about voting for me until December. Right now I'm at 30% of the votes, which is first place. Considering it only took me two days to pull into the lead, I know it can be done, so I'm not celebrating yet. If you've thought about voting for me, but haven't gotten around to it yet, please consider doing so today :) If you've already voted for me, can you please help me get the word out? Maybe your friends could vote as well. If I win this round, then my story goes into the winners' round in December, so we'll get to do this all over again :) Here's the info: Voting site: Scroll down until you see the voting box. My entry is entitled - I Vampire Kissed a Girl, and I Liked It To read the story, click on the forum link. You do NOT have to register to read the stories. Rules: It's simple. 1,000 words or less Story must be about vampires Must use the words vampire kissed in the title I think that's it. If I win this round, we'll be celebrating at Perkins, probably the 10th of August -you have to buy your own food ;)

Three Days Grace - Pain

This is my playlist so far for Claimed. It will probably grow, but for now, this will do. Now, I just need to download some of the songs I don't have :)

This song is for my antagonists.


Get Out Alive-Three Days Grace

For my main bad guy, when he makes a play for Taffy. Taffy's bad dreams.

Next Contestant - Nickleback

Because my kids aren't allowed to listen to this song, I'm not posting the video :) It's the chorus I think of when writing the scene that goes with this one though :) For the Homecoming dance.

Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats

Trice, Beatrice - Taffy's friend - gets angry

Adam Lambert - Whataya Want From Me

Taffy's confused

Shinedown - Devour (Official Music Video)

Taffy's claiming. Rafe's a vampire. I thought the title was fitting.

Big & Rich - Save A Horse [Ride A Cowboy] (Video)

The end, for a fun scene I have in my head.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Some Updates

I have to say, I'm really looking forward to this month. It's July, the 7th month, an odd number. Why is that important? Because something hugely stressful (in a bad way) has hit me in every even month this year. It's time for a break :D So. Got my hair cut. Donated 10 inches to locks of love. Lost a lot more than that! But it was change, and on my terms. Change has rarely entered my life with my blessing this year. Instead, it's snuck up to my front door, then gone all "shock and awe" on it. Stuff we didn't even see coming. Not all change is bad, and I have to remind myself of that sometimes. Last check, my flash fiction entry, I Vampire Kissed a Girl, and I Liked It, is at the top with 30% of the votes. I was so happy to crack that 30% mark. There's still 16 days for more entries to pop up and change the numbers. Still 16 days for the rest of the authors to get their friends and family to the site to vote. I'm not taking anything for granted. If you've voted, thank you. If not, would you consider it? You can vote at You get one vote per device. If you voted in the very beginning, there's a chance you may be able to vote again. They updated the voting/polls. Kept the percentages, not the details of who voted. Hitting the road this month. Get to see family and new places. Should be fun. So glad it's not an even month, we'd really be tempting fate! Today, I received one of the highest compliments I could have as a beginning writer. I now have a fan page. I didn't beg or bribe for it. I didn't make it. I met a great group of girls in the row behind me at the midnight showing of Eclipse. They've been a lot of fun, and very supportive. I think the fan page is Alta Durrant Fans!! on Facebook. Stop on by and see us, we'd love to say hi. So, that's my July, and it's only the 8th. Hope you all have had a great July so far too!