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Monthly archives for March, 2007

Weekend Music and Art- Haunted

Weekend Music and Art- Haunted

 If you have a couple of minutes, you might want to take a look at the incredible diversity in the work of Gianluca Nespoli.  He’s captured fantastically costumed people, flowers, insects, mimes… the Creative Moved photos are stunning–As are the Venice Carnival portraits.  Here are some that captured my attention, but there were so very many […]

Spring Sucks Part Deux & WTF is ...

Spring Sucks Part Deux & WTF is on my TV??

I need to be writing.  The rewrites are going okay.  Slow, but okay.  Like I’ve said, I love this part of the process when I go over each page and add the ambiance.  Here’s a clip from yesterday’s work: Before:      That night, I sat on my front porch watching the ocean, sipping blackberry herbal […]

Spring Sucks

Spring Sucks

Tornado Effin Season Again.  Spring is supposed to be warm and sunny.  It’s supposed to smell good with the blooming flowers and make you all happy and crap.  Not in Oklahoma. Yeah, I’m right in the middle of that thing on the map.  We’ve had sirens and close family time in the closet.  I’m writing during […]

Laptop Tip

Laptop Tip

Heather brought up how uncomfortable a laptop can be on a person’s lap, so I thought I’d share this great thing I found at Office Depot.  At first, I thought it was priced high for what looks like a thin piece of plastic, but it has turned into the best writing purchase ever. I have […]

It’s Contagious!

It’s Contagious!

Man, I’ve been in some of the strangest conversations on the Net lately.  Some fun, some… off.  Also lurked in some that had my eyebrows hangin’ high.   Resurfaced as Gena Showalter’s Beefcake Pimp briefly.  It’s a dirty job and all that. <g> But all the usual sites for romance writers, reader, reviewers–especially those who specialize […]

Connotation Connection

Connotation Connection

“Did she really mean to say that?” We communicate by using words.  More and more these days, we do so by writing them instead of speaking them.  I’m one of those who doesn’t mind this.  I’m not much for the phone.  I’m a talker, so when I do get on the phone, mountains of work […]

Monday Ramble

Monday Ramble

Enjoyed my week off.  I only picked up my WIP a couple of times.  Worked on the prologue and didn’t like it after two rewrites, so I set it aside.  Over the week, I went to a wedding, celebrated a birthday, hung out with family, read books and watched a few movies.  I went on […]

Weekend Music and Art–Haunting&...

Weekend Music and Art–Haunting…Moving

Arvo Part, a contemporary composer who will make you sit in awe, quiet and still… and if you’re anything like me, you’ll tear up in parts of this piece called Magnificat. 🙂  This is the Estonian Philharmonic Choir. (Clicking on the name takes you to the Amazon site for this particular CD–which is all good–It’s […]

Bad Stuff First, Then Good! Promise!

Bad Stuff First, Then Good!  Promise!

Thought I’d update my friends and readers on the slow posts.   I’ve blogged about a thyroid issue I have called Graves Disease–which can be pretty rough when it really gets going.  I’ve been in remission for a while now. But, when I was sick, I had reached this state by the time they found it. […]

Telling and Showing… and Layeri...

Telling and Showing… and Layering

Don’t you just hate it when you enter a contest and the judge tells you that you need to do more showing and less telling but they don’t tell you how? When I used to judge contests, I always turned their manuscript over or included a whole new blank page using examples from their actual […]

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