Saturday, July 31, 2010

Good news!

Yipppee! The Rogue is "coming soon" from Loose Id!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Five

1. I love the new house. I was there for three hours on Wed for the house inspection. I've been dreaming ever since.

2. The harsh reality? Packing. Ugh. I'm working on books. I have 10 boxes of books, plus one box of cookbooks, so far and still have comic strip books to pack up. Plus the girls' books. Hubby had one box of books.

3. So many memories with books! Oh my. I remember my first Stephen King book. Carrie. My first Sherrilyn Kenyon. Night Pleasures. My first Robin Schone. Gabriel's Woman. I also found some framed pictures of my mom when she was young (the kidlets guessed it was me), my dad, my brother, my grandparents, my first dog, the family from my wedding, my kidlets when they were younger.

4. My oldest has been doing a drama camp this week. She's been having the time of her life. I'm really excited by how excited she is about it. Youngest does a drama camp week after next. They are doing Seussical. She's a Who. Keeps saying she doesn't want to do it but listens to the songs and has already found her Who outfit.

5. Guess who has good boxes for packing? The liquor store. LOL.

May the muses have boxes

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Five

1. I'm a bad bad blogger. I missed last week. I could blame it on vacation fatigue or the kids or a lot of other stuff. I'll just say my mind was in other places.

2. Savannah was awesome! Very hot but fun. We were kept busy. We went to First Headquarters, the first Girl Scout headquarters, went geo-caching, went to the birthplace of both Juliette Low and Girl Scouts, did A Rainy Day in 1870 workshop, took a tour, walked around, took a ghost tour, took a trolley tour, walked around some more, went to the candy factory, went to Tybee Island, played ankle deep in the ocean while straining for critters, toured the Marine Science Center, and walked a little ways into the salt marsh. We took several days of rest after we came back LOL.

3. All first round edits are done on Settler's Mine: The Rogue and back with the editor. Next up, line edits.

4. Going to be undergoing major changes here. We are moving. *blinks* yes, moving. It hasn't quite sunk in yet. Lots of stuff to do!

5. Deadliest Catch has been excellent. It hasn't been too sad and it's been put together beautifully. The scenes where you found out Captain Phil Harris had passed interspersed with the other captains riding out the storm...powerful, yet not melodramatic.

May the muses have new (to me) houses

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wanna talk about me?

I'm featured at Ann Lory's blog with an interview and contest! Check it out:

Friday, July 09, 2010

Friday Five

1. As you read this, I'm probably on a bus heading to Savannah with my youngest's Girl Scout troop. Should be oodles of fun packed into two days of being in Savannah. I'm a little nervous, going with so many little people. Both of my girls are going. We have to get up at 4:45. I'm sure I will be like coffee pot, here I come! The bus leaves at 6 AM.

2. I did first round edits on Settler's Mine: The Rogue. I have a severe fragment addiction *sigh*. But it's a much stronger story for the work done so far.

3. Youngest is into Calvin and Hobbes right now. I love Calvin. He makes me laugh. I'm a big fan of the comic strip genre, like Baby Blues, Fox Trot, Zits, For Better or For Worse, Peanuts (duh), The Far Side, and others. I checked out a biography of the author Calvin and Hobbes. Should be interesting reading.

4. Okay, a whiiiinee about the heat. Several days of over 100 degree heat already? It's sad when a day in the 80's seems like a big cool down. And no 80's in sight for a long time. *sigh* Savannah probably will be about the same at least.

5. The season finale of Deadliest Catch airs next week with a tribute to Phil. *sigh* I know I'm going to cry. But I've told hubby, I may have to own this season. It's been very well done. I wish it had a different ending.

May the muse have happy endings

Friday, July 02, 2010

Friday Five

1. Got some bad writing news this week. *sigh* a partial rejection. I'm rolling with it and revising to offset it but it's still *sigh* making me sniffly. Nevertheless, shouldering on. Can't decide what to work on next, geeks or dragons...

2. I'm Savannah bound next Friday. Will be gone from Friday to Monday. Going with a bunch of little Junior Girl Scouts. Should be interesting. I can't wait. Still have a lot to do to get ready!

3. Read Dragon Slippers as my June book club read with oldest. Pretty good but liked Dragonsdale better. Read Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer (you may remember my win of the Mystery Chix and Private Dix giveaway at RT, this was one of the books and the author who drew my name). I loved it. Really good. I need to find the sequel ASAP. The main character, Riley is an enticing mix of vulnerable and tough. Love she's a news person. Definitely a different twist.

4. My first week of summer break was not all that great. Ear infections, broken little toe, things that can't be discussed, dog upchucking 9 times, rejections, child upchucking in the middle of CVS... I hope this doesn't set a tone for the summer. I'm still trying to work on staining furniture and declutter my house. I hope I eventually get "there" wherever "there" is.

5. OMG. Deadliest Catch. The episode Tuesday night was one of the most heart wrenching and best episodes ever. Hands down. Even though I know how this story is going to end, I'm still riveted. They have done such a good job. Capt Phil has been so full of life, to see him felled by a stroke... When it happened was bittersweet timing, too. Then, to see his sons react. Josh has stepped up to the plate from taking care of his dad to looking out for the Cornelia Marie. His conversation with Freddy, wow. Just wow. Jonathan Hillstrand rushing to the Harris's side. Then the fleet reacting to the news of the stroke. Seeing such rough and tumble men take in their own ways...swoosh. I cannot wait for Tuesday's episode. I know I'm going to cry, I know how this ends. Phil said his story needed an ending, that's why he let them film. I'm so humbled to be sharing in this story.

May the muses have good stories