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Monthly archives for May, 2006

Building Frustration

Building Frustration

I love Dean Koontz’s writing. I do. I’m reading Velocity and while I’m in the middle and annoyed as hell with the main character, I’m still barely putting this book down. There is a rhythm and beauty to his style that pulls words off the page and into the real world. Can you tell I’m […]

Loved this!!!

Loved this!!!

This is funny, but if you’ve seen the very minimal and strange video, “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt, this is hilarious! In fact, here’s the James Blunt Video if you want to see it first. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful video – Music videos – Music – Virgin.net

Writing Time– Like Sex

Writing Time– Like Sex

 Artist Marie-Lydie JoffrePastels paintings and sculptures art collections We guard it jealously like a threatened lover. We steal bits of it in strange places. We lose all sense of reality and dwell inside it as if nothing else on earth exists. Sounds like I’m talking about sex. For writers, that time you get for real, […]

Killer Schedules and 8th Grade CSI

Killer Schedules and 8th Grade CSI

Hi! Stopping by briefly to tell everyone I’m still alive. With kids in two different schools, we’re doing our best to keep up with the insane end of the year schedules. Tonight, I also had to take the hubby to the airport for a convention in Vegas. I also have to go back out and […]

Scene From a Picture- Snarky Reader&#...

Scene From a Picture- Snarky Reader’s Style.

Not so long ago, I posted this strange picture and asked the readers here to come up with a plot, story, line… whatever. Just to let the pic inspire. I’m going to gather them up here for easy reading along with a link to that reader’s blog. I have another writing challenge for you guys […]

Now They Run From Valen Greer

Now They Run From Valen Greer

Here tis. Normally, when I write a short story, I let it simmer a bit on the back shelf then polish and rewrite. You guys are getting a first draft here because it has already taken me so long to answer Rachel’s ( Rachel Writes ) challenge. Kids and conference– ready excuse. (g) (The last […]

A Little Catch Up

A Little Catch Up

Still alive. Things are hectic in the Elliott house. I came home to this huge stack of notices and permission slips and today, I realized I’d forgotten what I’d volunteered for and what day was what. Agh! So, I sat down and wrote out the children’s schedules and you would not believe all the end […]

Will Be Offline a Few Days

Will Be Offline a Few Days

I wanted a joyful pic to share today. Typed Joy into google images and came up with nekkid pics of some woman named Joy. On the second page, there was a nekkid pic of Spock and Kirk. Oy. Well. While I don’t usually have a problem with two hot, nekkid guys in a pic… well, […]

Random Snark

Random Snark

Got a chuckle out of the bitchiest ladies on the net today. Smart Bitches, Trashy Books If you ever have any free time, go back over their cover snark. It’s worth it!. Here’s a little taste of today’s offering … “Third, can we discuss how ever almighty tired I am of the assumption that romance […]

I know What You’re ThinkingR...

I know What You’re Thinking…

Slacker. Yeah, I get it. Where is my usual wordy blog? Where is my answer to Rachel’s topic win? It’s coming, I promise. Had to actually do some research with hers. Rachel ( Rachel Writes )… I had no idea you’d be sending me to those kinds of sites! (g) Got lots of stuff happening […]

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