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Monthly archives for May, 2009

You Can Win Some Great Books!

You Can Win Some Great Books!

Yes, I said I was taking a few days off.  But you all know me. 😉  Plus, there is so much going on, especially with the Dames, I wanted to give everyone a heads up.  Check this! The Deadline Dames  have Alyssa Day as our guest Dame for a Day Saturday! Next week, Jackie Kessler’s  Black […]

Done

Done

Book is done and off to CP.  I finished at 2:30 this morning.  Had actually gone to bed and couldn’t sleep and the house was all quiet, so I got up and knocked it out.  Like I’ve said before, I write better at night. (And I did have a scary encounter with a brown recluse, […]

Quick Update

Quick Update

Put in major hours on the book Friday and Saturday. 14 hours on Saturday alone.  Thought it was a last polish only but as always, I found things to change.  But I just probably freaked out my CP by uploading a BUNCH of chapters.  Have to finish polishing four today and this round is done.  […]

Dame For a Day

Dame For a Day

We have Dame for a Day, Anna Katherine, at the Deadline Dames  today.  She shares a wonderful piece on writing characters without spreadsheets and there’s a giveaway!  Comment to win a signed copy of Salt and Silver.

Success So Close I Can Taste It

Success So Close I Can Taste It

Excited.  Nervous. Hopeful.  I just printed off my complete manuscript for a final polish.  I’m rewriting some dialogue to be more snappy and filling out the final scene.  Then it’s off to my critique partner. It’s the shortest book I’ve ever written, clocking in at around 55k–which is apparently good for a YA.  I was nervous […]

Blackberry Stains and Dreams

Blackberry Stains and Dreams

There’s a sense of wonder in youth I miss.  I don’t remember exactly when it went away, but it wasn’t that long  ago for me.  Sometimes, the loss of that dreamy nature feels like the loss of a best friend.  So, I’ve been trying to rediscover her.  😉 I was always a fanciful kid who […]

New Dame Post and New CD!

New Dame Post and New CD!

I’m blogging at the Deadline Dames Wednesday on Influence and Inspiration, so come show me some love by commenting. 🙂 AND!!!! I just LOVE this band.  Break of Reality’s  new CD is out NOW!  You can download the CD right now onItunes. Off the new CD: [youtube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfI1ELXmsgE] And my two favorites off the last CD–which stays in […]

Panel With Gena Showalter Recap

Panel With Gena Showalter Recap

Had a busy, yet great weekend.  Should have spent my time writing Friday night, but instead, I spent it unwinding and playing a silly, but fun video game on my computer.  Winemaker Extraordinaire.  Yes, I not only had a glass of wine, but I pretended to run my own vineyards for a little while.  (I […]

Strange Angels. Today. Must Have.

Strange Angels. Today. Must Have.

Lili St. Crow’s Strange Angels is out today. Interested? You’ll be even more so after watching this. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQPXGh7YYaw]

Real To Me

Real To Me

“When a writer talks about his work, he’s talking about a love affair.”   Alfred Kazin     Such a true statement.  Have you ever gone off about your story and at some point realized you sound like you’re talking about real people and real events? I’ve actually had non-writer friends stare at me in amazement and […]

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