Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Why is it?

The one time I park somewhere I really shouldn't, my car breaks down?

*grumbles* I was taking the kidlets to the middle school for a camp. I'm not all that familiar with the middle school and turned in the wrong driveway thinking it would connect to the front parking lot on the opposite side of where we usually enter. It doesn't. It was the bus loop. Well, it was right by where the kids had to be dropped off, we were running late, and hey, it's buses. I was only going to be 2 minutes, although, I never do things like that. *sigh* yeah, got back in, and the car wouldn't flipping start.

The one time I do something stupid, I have to call my DH, get the car towed, the whole nine yards.

On a whole other note, got into bed last night, looked at the floor and saw a small dark spot. A creepy spot. My imagination started wandering (yes, I read Stephen King). So had to get up and turn on the light to see what it was. Luckily, it was just a purple Barbie wig. But you never know about these things.

You may have noticed with the Word meter thing that I'm getting several stories started. I hope to finish Henri and Nathan pretty quickly. I'm hoping I can focus on one thing a week and work that way. Working on things by days didn't work so well, so we'll see how it goes.

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4,111 / 60,000

Blood Lines: Night's Journey

May the muses have rescuers

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

I saw this on a couple of blogs and watched it finally today. It's scary, but I think important to know about. I think it's rarer than other forms of breast cancer but because it's not being caught, deadlier.

(FYI: It is a video.)

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

One thing that struck me was the girl who died at 16. 16!

May the muses have awareness

PS. I just finished the synopsis for the next Blood Lines novel!!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

New man in town

A new character that is. It's the oddest thing. He walked right into my head and took over. I'm not sure what prompted him. He's not a shapeshifter or vampire. But I know so much about him from the tip of his black haired head to the bottom of his black cane. Hopefully, I'll get to tell his story soon. Whatever that story maybe because right now...I don't know exactly.

Blood Lines: Henri and Nathan
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10,014 / 30,000

May the muses have suprising new characters

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day

I hope everyone has a great Sunday and Happy Father's Day to any males out there (especially one male reading this *muah* and I love you).

The girls wanted to do breakfast in bed for the DH. My youngest fixed him a hot dog because she could do it herself. It was rather cute. We took him to see "Cars" which was good and are taking him to dinner tonight. And tomorrow, I'm finally getting the waterline/icemaker on our fridge fixed so that will make the DH mucho happy.

I'm sure everyone who reads this blog has seen this. But just in case, an author's daughter is missing. They are looking for anyone who can help. I can't imagine and hope they find her very soon.

Blood Lines: (Henri & Nathan)
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3,620 / 30,000

May the muses have ice

Friday, June 16, 2006


Forget the calendar. Summer started for me as a child when school ended. I got away from that as a grownup. Now that I have kids in school, we're right back to it. Today was the start of summer vacation.

In honor of that, I went and got my hair highlighted this week. When I spend time in the sun, my hair highlights more red than blond. Unfortunately *cough* so does my SKIN so I try not to spend too much time in the sun even with sunscreen and highlights take a while. So I decided to go the easy route aka foil highlights. *sigh* but I'm so disappointed. It didn't go as red as I wanted, as I told the hair stylist. My dh told me to go back and have it redone. And take a kidlet with me and say, "That color." LOL We'll see. For me, it was a lot of money and a lot of time to do.

I had been bummed because I was stuck with a scene with Nathan and Henri and not feeling like I had done much. But then I looked at how much I had on it and how much I have now. Wow. I am getting somewhere with it *grins*. I had missed my vamps, too!

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1,851 / 30,000

May the muses have summertime

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Wanna have a wild and wacky Wednesday?

Come chat it up with Loose Id authors on the Loose Id Community Loop tomorrow. It's sure to be a zany fun filled time. *Grins* I'll be there of course.

And yes, I will be doing a giveaway!

May the muses have wild and wackiness

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Things you don't see everyday

Six huge extended cab pickup trucks hauling trailers with big tractors on them pulling out of a gas station.

A stuffed teddy bear laying face down on the steps wearing a mini skirt.

Rapunzel Barbie and Prince Dominic (from Barbie) lying naked together in a compromising position.

An almost five year old wearing green tights sticking a air pump handle down the side of them because "That's my sword!"

Or hmmm...maybe they are things I do see everyday...

May the muses have moments of wonder

Friday, June 09, 2006

Rah Rahs for Angela Knight

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Make the most of your moments

Take time to tell people you love them and how much they mean to you. Spend time doing what matters to you. Because you never know what the future may bring.

May the muses have moments to treasure

Friday, June 02, 2006

Whoot Whoot

I'm so thrilled at how much progress I've made writing this week.

Magical Chances

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9,172 / 30,000

Blood Lines: (Nathan and Henri's Story)

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550 / 30,000

May the muses write


Thursday, June 01, 2006

I Google, therefore I am

So yesterday afternoon, the kids were running around like banshees, making it hard to focus on writing. So I fell back on an old standby to get me motivated to write even with the din.

You find the most wonderful stuff when you Google yourself. Yes, *sigh* I’m still amazed that when I type in Mechele Armstrong…stuff on me comes up! I don’t do it often much anymore because I’m trying to write heavily, getting several projects going.

From Alyssa’s blog of May 3rd, things that interested her in June’s RT magazine:

page 70: I've read Bloodlines: Conduit by Mechele Armstrong and liked it.

Hee hee, that made me smile. And yes, I’m still looking at the ad LOL.

RT did review Blood Lines 2: Conduit and gave it three stars! Not too shabby. Copper and Bastian are strong characters who come across well in this story. The secondary characters are also engrossing and well developed.-- Cindy Himler

Should I mention that my RT came today and now I’m looking that too *sigh*? I’m easily amused.

Back to Googling, I did come upon two new to me reviews from Joyfully Reviewed. *bounces up and down*

Blood Lines 2: Conduit: The suspense, sexual tension, and love scenes are well-written and kept my attention from the first page to the last. While getting Crimson back was the backbone of this book, with the front story of Bastian and Copper, Ms. Armstrong, again shows that compassion, humor, understanding and friends have a place in a vampire love story. –Jo

Blood Lines 3: Crimson’s Rose: Again in this book Ms. Armstrong brings her balance of humor, heat, sexual tension, suspense and compassion to the characters and makes you cheer for them even as you are not sure what side they are on. While these books stand alone as great paranormal reads, I would recommend that you read them in order if possible, because the previous characters do appear in the continuing books. But if you can’t get them in order, don’t let that stop you reading them. On a personal note, I found that the bonding ritual is simple, yet highly sensual and worth it, if only for the fantastic sex that comes after it is done. With the Bloodline series Ms. Armstrong has introduced us to a new type of vampire and their lives. I sincerely hope that this series is continued and that one of the next books introduces even further to Henry, the mentor who has appeared as the books have progressed. –Jo

This morning I got up to find out Blood Lines 2: Conduit has gotten five stars and is named a Recommended Read at Fallen Angel Reviews!! I have to say that Mechele Armstrong’s writing is only getting better and she is one author I cannot read enough of.--Tammy

Big thanks to Alyssa, Jo, and Tammy for the kick in the pants motivation!

I’m going back to writing now, things have been moving along well with that. More more more.

May the muses have Google

Magical Chances

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5,106 / 30,000