Monday, September 20, 2010

Bootcamper Data File: Dana Scully

Name:  Dana Scully

Writes:  Historical Romance

Call sign:  Danal (Dana + anal...because ‘organisation is key’), Lois (because I’m the average woman tied to Superman)

Current mood:  “In the zone” (my ‘get it done mood’)

Reading:  Scoundrel’s Kiss by Carrie Lofty
Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain
Pathophysiology:  Concepts of Altered Health States by Porth & Matfin
Cliffs Quick Review:  A&P
The Australian (daily newspaper)
The Week (weekly news mag) 
National Geographic (monthly subscription)

Web hang outs:  currently...any site that tells me what my local political candidates have or have not done

Favourite food when writing:  NOTHING.  I want NO distractions.  (But...there is a jar of pretzels on my desk for tension breakers...”crunch, crunch, CHOMP!”)

Favourite music:  Metallica, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Wagner, Paolo Nutini, Debussy, Sia, Nora Jones, Kings of Leon, Santana, the list goes on...

Watching:  Merlin; Big Bang Theory

Working on:  revisions of Believe in Fairy Tales

Quote:  “If it is to be, it is up to me.”

Dana at work


jenn j mcleod said...

Hey Dana, good to see you. (My last image of you was at Claytons 2009 with PJs and a face mask - good look LOL)Are you enjoying Dwight? Heard lots of good things about him. Good luck with those revisions.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Jenn! It's great to hear from you! (I've thought of you and your writing often over the past year. I hope it's going well!)

Yes, this year I was a bit caught up in other things and missed out on most of the Claytons...instead I read the posts on Monday after the conference! mud mask, pretzel eating, jammy photo this year--LOL!

Dwight Swain's book has some real gems in it...a few 'ah-ha' moments too. I recommend it.


Eleni Konstantine said...

Oh I wish I was more organised Dana. Maybe I should borrow your skills for a day. What do you think?

Love your current mood - 'get it done' mood. I'm sort of in the same mood but my brain is now tired.

And love your eclectic taste in music. Metallica - rock on!! :)))

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about?! You are the queen of "Getting it done!" You're my hero(-ine)! Dana

Eleni Konstantine said...

Aww shucks Dana :) Seriously you should see my study. Scrap that. It will scare you. Having seen your study - all nice and neat and pretty. Mine is not pretty or neat or tidy or.... help!

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