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Monthly archives for January, 2008

Snark Memories and Updates

Snark Memories and Updates

There are times when I miss our Scene From a Pic-Snarky Reader Style.  Images like this one may resurrect the monthly writing challenge.  I think I, like a lot of people, found little time for writing outside of my own projects last year.   Maybe we’ll all get inspired to do a few of these this […]

Stop Asking Jill Monroe!

Stop Asking Jill Monroe!

 Stop Asking Ringer T-Shirt.  Stop Asking Back of T-shirt. Jill Monroe liked the design I had on the front of this T-shirt and for reasons unknown, requested this on the back.  😉  Well, I loved it, so I put it into the store along with a link to her website so readers can learn all […]

More Queries

More Queries

Worked on my payjob all day yesterday, then spent the night writing query letters.  I’m finding that first paragraph to be the hardest part.  I research every agent I query.  I read their websites, blogs–I look for interviews on blogs, etc.  But unless they’ve been recommended or I’ve met them at conference, that little personalized […]

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger was found dead today.  This is so damned sad.  He played a prominent roll in one of my unfinished manuscripts.  I feel so sorry for his little girl and all the people who loved him.  28 is so young to say goodbye.

Mind Dichotomy

Mind Dichotomy

“Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck.  Your profession is what you were put on earth to do–with such passion–and such intensity–that it becomes spiritual in calling.”   Vincent Van Gogh Don’t know that it feels spiritual in calling, though in the past, my urge to write has felt that way at times.  I […]

Politics, Star Trek TNG and Fiction

Politics, Star Trek TNG and Fiction

Sometimes, this world is a bit hard, eh?  I’ve been steadily growing sick of all the political  and religious arguing.  My husband is addicted to hours of nightly news and I’ve been slipping in earphones to block it.  My son’s school is having a carnival and I’m in charge of our room’s booth, so I’m […]

Caved To Catch the Idol Auditions wit...

Caved To Catch the Idol Auditions with Family

I just watched a woolly mammoth in a swirly bra get a wax job.  And that wasn’t the worst of it. I’m kind of sad for the human race right now.  People will do anything to get on television. I actually have none right now.  Too speechless here. 

Writing Update and Current Music

Writing Update and Current Music

Sorry about the long silence.  Had personal issues that took center stage.  🙂   I actually did this.  Fell asleep writing the other night.  Awakened curled up in a chair in my living room, the mouse on the floor. I have been working on manuscripts–need to update my progress bars, in fact.  I’ve also been […]

A Little Promo… Okay, a Lot!

A Little Promo… Okay, a Lot!

I have friends with books out and friends with books for preorder and friends with short stories out…. Man, I gotta lot of friends, eh?  Okay, the last one isn’t a friend–I’m just a big fan of hers. So, let me share. 🙂 Rachel’s new one is Rogue.  It’s not out until April, but preorders at Amazon are […]

Does Fear Hold You Back?

Does Fear Hold You Back?

Years ago, I wrote six novels and in each one, I tried to conform to an idea of the “right” kind of romance novel.  I would literally write it my way then go back through and smooth down the dialogue, remove curse words, tame any scenes of violence to a PG13 rating.  I would actually […]

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