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Who Knew?

Snarky moods can be good for the muse.

21 pgs today and counting. I’m now in the middle of chapter 18.

It’s a wonder what one can accomplish when she puts her mind to it (and plops her butt in the chair).

Of course, it’s probably all crap, but a crappy page can be edited. A blank one cannot.

(And I am sooooo going over 20 chapters. Thank goodness for editing…and hacking, slicing, shredding…)… Read more »

Kinda . . . Blah

Ever feel like good things are happening to people around you and you’re just standing still? Been feeling like that a lot the last few days.

Paty placed first in the paranormal category of the Great Beginnings Contest. Way to go, Paty!!! Carol recently finaled in the Maggie. Linda has uber-exciting news she can’t quite share yet, Joan’s agent is about to send her book out to publishers, and Piper got to be in a movie.

And me? What have I done lately that’s super exciting?

Not one darn thing.… Read more »

Important Chemical Information


Substance: Woman
Symbol: W02
Discoverer: Adam
Atomic Mass: Accepted as 55 Kg, but there are known isotopes ranging from 45 Kg to 225 Kg
Occurrence: Large quantities in urban areas, with traces found in most other areas

1. Surface normally covered in powder and paint film (thickness variable according to age)
2. Aromatic odour.
3. Boils at nothing, freezes for no apparent reason.
4. Melts if given appropriate treatment.
5. Yields if pressure applied in the correct manner, explodes if stressed excessively.
6. Bitter if used incorrectly, may become sour with age, … Read more »

For Women

I have nothing of interest to say. So I will leave you with some words of wisdom courtesy of Paty:


She’s sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee.
Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box.
Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week.
Her boyfriend is on the cover of Playgirl.
And her husband is on the back of the milk carton.


“Cash, check or charge?” I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase.

As she fumbled for her wallet I noticed a remote control for a … Read more »

Character Conference Part II

(For Part I, be sure to visit Linda‘s Blog)

A wicked grin crossed Ethan’s face. “Get him a Blow Job.” At Sam’s incredulous expression and Caitlin’s murderous one, his brows shot up, and he smiled. “What? Every guy likes those.”

Tick’s jaw tightened. “Jim Beam’s fine.”

“I’ll be right back. Get us a table.” Sam leaned in to kiss Ethan. “Try to behave yourself.”

She sauntered away, Ethan’s gaze following her. Tick crossed his arms over his blue-stained chest. “Now, do you two want to tell me how you really know each other?”

Caitlin linked her … Read more »

Character Therapy, Part II

(For part I, be sure to visit Linda‘s blog.)

Ethan didn’t break her gaze. The tick of a clock on the wall was the only sound echoing through the room. Caitlin‘s back straightened under his intense stare.

“What I did isn’t important. It’s what I did after that matters. I could have let it break me, but I didn’t. The question is, Agent Falconetti, what are you going to do?”

She turned back to the window and crossed her arms over her chest. “The same thing I’ve been doing.”

“Wallowing in your misery?”

“Maybe I like wallowing. It’s … Read more »

National Whirlwind

Wow. What a week. I don’t even know where to start. I learned more than I expected, was inspired more than I thought I would be, and was star-struck beyond belief.

Highlights of the week:

1) Running into Nora in the hall. Oh. My. God. Talk about being star-struck.

2) Pitching. Not nearly as bad as I thought. Even with all the quirky eyebrow looks I got whenever anyone asked the dreaded question, “Who are you pitching to?”

3) Debbie Macomber’s “Why Not You?” speech. Inspiring. It WILL be me.

4) Susan Elizabeth Phillips admission that yeah, she SUCKS at … Read more »

Outa Here!

Off to Nationals in Reno tomorrow.

ACK! I’m actually going to have to pitch my book!

*I can do this…I can do this…* Gena Showalter assured me editors are NOT the spawn of Satan. I’m holding her to it.

Will be checking in with Linda periodically if anyone’s interested in updates. She may be posting about the week on her blog.

And Alice is planning on tormenting me Friday morning (at 7am…YIKES!) at breakfast before my agent and editor appointments. Thinking of banging on Alice’s door at 3am just to return the favor.

Will see you all next week!… Read more »

Check It Out!

I’m live, baby!

Elisabeth Naughton’s Webpage

Great BIG thank-you’s to my uber-special CP Joan who designed the site. You rock, J!!!… Read more »

Wasting Time

Not sure how my answers translated to this, but still kinda fun. Take the quiz. 🙂

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.
In love, you feel the most alive when your lover is creative and never lets you feel bored.
You’d like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful… that you’ll never change.
You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.
Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything… no secrets.
Your risk of
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