Archive for the 'Writing' Category


Making myself work today. Ran six miles with my running partner this morning and now all I want to do is sleep. I’m about to put Gremlin #3 down for his nap and then I’m going to work. Two more scenes to finish the wip.

Will report in later.

In the meantime, I blogged today about fairy tales over at my chapter blog. Go check it out.… Read more »


I think I’m getting sick. Sore throat, runny nose, general ickiness. I DON’T need this now!

A friend suggested gargling with salt water. Ew. It tastes like blood. I would never survive as a vampire.

I’m uber-close to finishing the wip. All I’ve wanted to do all day is write (the gremlin’s 6th bday party prohibited it.) Of course, now that things have quieted down and I’m feeling icky, all I want to do is sleep. Grrrr…..

I’m off to try to write something before I crash.… Read more »

R’s. And Why Things Happen The Way They Do

My agent calls them “passes”. “So-and-so passed on your book today.” I’ve always found that terminology to be rather amusing. A pass just sounds like a gentler way of saying, “you were rejected”.

Let’s face it. Whether it’s a pass or a rejection, the end result’s the same. And it generally sucks. I’ve never been one to talk about my writing woes – esp. not here on the blog – but today I’m going to.

Last year my book *nearly* sold to NAL. The editor loved it – the characters, the romance, the premise – and sent it up … Read more »

My Bad and Book Update

My writer’s brain works in the strangest ways. I swear it gets me into more trouble than not.

Saturday night the DH and I went to a poker party. My running partner and her hubby (he’s a lieutenant with the state police) were there. We were laughing, drinking, having a good old time, when out of nowhere I had a writing thought. I turned to my running partner and said, “Oh! I forgot. I have this scene in my new book that I need your husband’s help with.”

Now, being a smart girl, my running partner eyed me and said, … Read more »

RWA, Fun Stuff, Blogging & A Contest Winner!

Yeah, yeah, I know. I said I was going to update the blog more often and here it’s been a whole week already. What’s up with that?

*Sigh* A few things.

First, I had to send my computer in for service. Sticky key thing. The loaner laptop I was using was fine, but the screen would randomly short out now and then – which was very irritating. Then to top that off, I’ve been working like a fiend trying to finish my paranormal RS before I dive into my revisions on my first two contracted books with Dorchester. Which … Read more »


I have deadlines!!

Okay, that shouldn’t make me so happy, but it does. 😉 Between getting the Call, accepting the contract and now, I’ve been in a place called limbo. It’s not a fun place to be…waiting for this, waiting for that. I know waiting is the name of the game in the publishing industry, but I’ve never been good at it.

My deadlines are all pretty far off. Book One – which only needs a few minor edits – is officially due July 1. Book Two – which needs a handful of revisions – is officially due August 15. … Read more »

It Never Fails

I am not a morning person. Never have been. Lisa and Alice – my National roomies the past two years – do this great impression of me shuffling around in the morning sans coffee -clothing skewed, hair all over hell and back, one very bleary eye open. I have to admit, it’s a pretty funny impression. (Though, for the record, I look nothing like that!)

The past few days I’ve been having trouble sleeping, so instead of lying in bed trying to will myself back to sleep, this morning I got up and decided to work. (In the dark, no … Read more »

A Day of New Stuff

So remember I was talking about my laptop keyboard yesterday and the whole “sticky crumb” thing? Yeah. Well. It got me.

Yesterday one sticky ‘e’ key turned into a ‘you lose your computer for at least two weeks’ thing. Turns out it wasn’t something stuck underneath the key (wahoo for cake!), but that the key itself is damaged (or the stuff underneath the key…I’m not sure what you call that little rubbery thing the key is attached to. It’s just too technical for me). Solution, of course, is that it has to be repaired. And because my laptop is … Read more »

Life Goes On

Contrary to what I thought would happen, my world did not magically transform to perfection when I got the call. (I know, weird, huh? I can’t quite figure out why.) The Gremlins still fight, they still expect me to chauffeur them around, cook their meals and tie their shoes (okay, the five-year old still expects the shoe thing. Thank goodness the three-year old is happy with his Velcro Spiderman shoes). The toilets still need scrubbing, the dogs continue to bark despite my telling them over and over that because I’m going to be a published author now, I can’t continue … Read more »

Done & Gone

My revisions are out the door and off to my agent. (Woohoo!!! Thanks to J for reading and critting for me so fast – J, you’re da bomb!) Feels good to get those done. Now I’m back to the grindstone on the wip – which I haven’t looked at in probably a month – ay ya ya. I’m halfway done and want to get through the first draft by the end of March.

Since the house is a pit and laundry’s been neglected for over a week, today is catch up day. But hopefully I’ll get some time to reread … Read more »