Planned Reward

I’m such a dork.  My reward for either finishing this next book fast or selling the first one is this.  It comes out in June and I’m excited about it.  (This video is fun!)

http://thesims3.ea.com/view/pages/videos.jsp

Yes, I play the Sims.  It’s been a while, but a local artist I like, Nene Thomas, has been showing the fun she’s having with the game on her blog and she reminded me how much I used to love it.  My setting is contemporary and kind of crazy at times. And okay, okay.  I make Sims from my book characters.  (Hides in shame.)  I currently have Sims 2 Nightlife and I use a lot of custom content–seriously funky clothes and fantastic decor for the homes.  A lot of people are involved in Sim World–even another favorite artist of mine, Linda Bergkvist, has created gorgeous options for the game.  Pixie and zombie skins, oh yeah.  You’ll have to click the link to understand. <G>

It’s a time suck, so it’s only done as reward for me. I’m not nearly as involved as I could be, but as soon as this book is done, I’m taking a couple of days to play.  Right now, I fit in an hour here and there.  I do have more fun creating and designing than I do the actual play, but it looks like Sims 3 will make the play more interesting. 

And in book news, I’m flying through the current WIP and loving it.  Just loving it. 

I made a major change to the world and environment and the book is now more ME than it was before.  Sent up three chapters to Rachel today, so we’ll see if the goosebumps I’ve worn while typing mean I nailed it. 😉

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About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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One Response to Planned Reward

  1. I played the original SIMS briefly, but I quit because I could not figure out how to make them fall in love.

    Might try it again, though. I miss WoW somoething fierce, but it was an incredible time suck. Now I’m just a WoW widow.

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