Archive for the 'MWVRWA' Category

Dear John?

Have you ever written A Dear John letter? Not so easy to do. And I dare say it’s even harder when you’re a writer in love.

Check this out. So so SO good…A Dear John Letter.… Read more »


Day 5 of Spring Break. I’m surviving. (Barely!) Thank goodness school starts up again on Monday!

Today I’m over at the Mid-Willamette Valley blog talking about perfection and my new RS proposal. Hope over and say hi!… Read more »

I’m Here! I’m Here!

OMG…this has just been the week from hell. One thing after another sucking up my time. I’ll only touch on the highlights so I don’t bore you to death…

Highlight #1: We got our Christmas Tree. Did I mention our tradition is to drive up to the hills, cut a tree ourselves at a tree farm and pack it home? And did I happen to mention that my hubby had back surgery like 3 wks ago? Um, yeah. It POURED Sunday when we drove out to the get the tree. We were all soaked, Gremlin #3 slipped four times in … Read more »


I’m blogging about TSTL heroines (*cough, cough…writers*) over at the Mid-Willamette Valley Blog today. Stop by and tell me what you think.… Read more »

Lots of Little Stuff…

Because I suddenly realized it’s been nearly a week since I blogged!

Weather Report: It’s 53 degrees and rainy. Where did summer go????? I refuse to give up my flip flops. Jeans, a sweater and flip-flops. Yeah. That’s stylish. Not even three weeks ago it was 102 degrees. That’s right. A fifty degree swing.

The Gremlins have three more days of school. THREE. MORE. DAYS. That’s it. Looooooord help me. I fear a long summer ahead with me on deadline. I may be calling grandma to come and save me. A lot.

My half marathon is just over a week … Read more »


Ran 8 miles today. My feet hurt. My legs are sore. Have I ever mentioned my running partner is a slave drive? No? Let me do so now…..slllllllllllllllllllllave driver. To the max. After all this running I better look freakin’ hot by the time we go to Hawaii in August.

(In case you didn’t know, I’m training for my first half-marathon in June. Today was my longest run to date. I don’t know how I’m going to survive thirteen. Ay ya ya…)

In other news…tomorrow my RWA chapter has an all day workshop, so I’ll be there most of … Read more »


Last night was my RWA meeting. We had the great privilege of having fellow long-distance chapter member and SuperRomance author, Terry McLaughlin, join us from California for the evening. I can’t say enough good things about Terry. She’s one of those people you just love to be around – fun, witty, hilarious. When she talks to you she makes you feel like you’re the only one in the room and that what you have to say is important (I love people like that!). She’s involved in everything – national board for RWA, speaks at conferences and chapter meetings, was … Read more »

El Presidente

Yup, that’s me. As of last night I am the new president-elect of my local RWA chapter. Scary thought, eh? I don’t officially take office until January, but I tried to get the ol‘ DH to acknowledge me as Supreme Ruler when I got home. He just scoffed and rolled his eyes, then cursed my chapter mates for unkowningly (knowingly???) making his life hell for the next year. (He says power goes to my head. But really, do I seem like a power monger to you????) Alas, I think I’m going to have to have a chat with my … Read more »


I guess I should start this by reassuring Lexi I haven’t fallen off the challenge bandwagon. While I haven’t been writing consistently every day (I’ve been sheepish the past two weeks as I transitioned into a new proposal and found myself floundering), I am very much still a part of the 100-Day challenge and even posted an update (renewed challenge?) at my chapter blog on Friday. As of last check (Friday), I was on day 40 and had written 49,000 words. So I’m nearly halfway to my 100K word goal with 60 days to go. Not bad. How are the … Read more »


Ever have one of those days where you want to climb back in bed, pull the covers over your head, stick your fingers in your ears and yell, “LALALALALALALLA!!!!!!!!” at the top of your lungs until everyone leaves you alone????

That is today.

I’m about to be talked into doing something a year ago I said I wouldn’t do. My dear friend Alice said to me, “This is one of those Star Wars moments where you just have to accept your destiny.” I’m too nice to repeat what I said in response.

I’m in a foul mood and it’s only … Read more »