Monday, February 20, 2012

Original muse


A year ago when I began tagging muse avatars, Jensen Ackles (aka: Dean Winchester of Supernatural) was my original cast member. 

Karen had introduced me to Supernatural and I quickly became obsessed, not only with the show, but also with the lead actors. I know I'm not alone on this one. (I actually have Karen to thank for getting me hooked on many shows, most recently, the awesomeness that is Walking Dead.) 

Supernatural quickly became a weekly TV staple at my house, and the show even inspired my first foray into script writing.  

Which is part of the reason I'm going back to my original muse this week.

This Saturday, me and the brilliant Judith Graves will be talking to youth about writing scripts at the YAC Conference in Edmonton. Even a year ago today, I would have balked at the thought. Though the world of TV series and blockbuster movies has always been of interest, I considered myself a novelist. Three scripts later (not to mention a bunch of ideas that will morph into scripts with Judith and Kyle), and my whole writing world has shifted. 

I'm excited to talk scripts with Judith this week.

And even more excited to be working on a few over the next couple of months.

That doesn't mean I'm not writing books, as well. I have some key projects on the go, including finishing up the manuscript for Heartless. Last week, I launched Jagger Valentine's website and the response was tremendous. THANK YOU all for your support.  Jagger will be dishing out some advice for the lovelorn in the next few days based on the questions that came through the day after Valentine's Day. Should be...entertaining.

The "other me" is taking part in this blog hop on February 24th. Please head on over to my blog Thursday for a chance to win some amazing YA titles, including Spirited, an anthology of 13 ghostly stories. 

And of course, most exciting, is my impending visit from the amazing Jessica Bell, who just today was featured in a Greek magazine next to Sir Paul McCartney. 

Um, wow. 

I'll be showing the lovely Jessica some beautiful Canadian countryside while she's visiting from Greece (squee!!!) - and figuring out how to stuff myself in her suitcase when she goes back. And of course, we'll be fulfilling our dream of reviewing submissions for Vine Leaves Literary Journal while sipping a glass or two of wine. Together. Face to face. So. Freaking. Excited.

What's that? You haven't submitted for the April issue yet? Deadline is March 1, 2012. Send your 800-word or less vignettes to 

So much excitement this week! I'm hoping Mr. Ackles is up for the challenge.

- Dawn

The Book In My Bag Today: Cinder, Marissa Meyer


  1. You're going to have such a blast, together, you and Jess. Writing scripts seems beyond me, but I suppose you never know.

    1. Matt, I always found the formatting daunting. Once I figured that out, I found the challenge of learning HOW to write scripts quite exciting. And now, I love writing them. Plus...they seem to go faster for me. And yes...Jess and I will have a great time. Wish you lived closer. We'll Facetime!

  2. Tons of fun! Enjoy! :)