Dude, Where's My Muse?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Happy Anniversary

Mom and Dad :o)
posted by Lis at 10:49 PM 1 comments

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Queen of seeds

Some of my flowers are already starting to go to seed *sniffle sniffle*. Cosmos were the first to kick off the trend with the one up front, now the patch in the back is starting to join in, fun there was getting a jolt of how sharp those d*mn seeds are when I got four or five stuck in my thumb. So now scissors are my new best friend! *g* And the other flowers are quickly joining in, petunia, pansy (the seed heads are huge...) and some portulanca & snapdragons.

Got to harvest my first four o'clock seeds this afternoon too. Wow, these seeds are huge. Like the size of a matchstick head. May need a few envelopes for those ones, since the few plants by the window now look like a hedge!

Have to go google for some online printable seed packets. Usually I just use #10 envelopes and stuff them in there, but I've got some small seeds that won't stuff a whole one of those, so might as well design my own pretty ones :o)
posted by Lis at 6:38 PM 3 comments

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Bits and pieces

I get to go to wal-mart later, color me excited. Or kinda not, I don't want to brave the back to school madhouse I'm sure is there right now. School up here I believe starts Monday? (heck who knows and who cares? I'm just glad I'm out of it *g*) so wally world is bound to be packed. But I need coke, a birthday card for my best friend, an anniversary card for my parents next week and some books. Because my TBR pile isn't high enough and I don't want more then one box of an ehq order this time around :o)

In case you haven't noticed, the er, lack of talk about writing, that's because I'm not actually doing any. My creativity has run off (perhaps to Finland? or NHL pretraining camps. Probably down in Dallas watching Modano skate or some other such exciting activity) and since it has, I'm forced to keep up with my synopsis writing workshop this month. Learning a few things, but also that the three words I chose to use to describe Sabrina, well independent may have just been a bad choice (because really, is she struggling to keep her independence? oh light bulb moment as I type, maybe she really is, I just need to add to that para...) so for those of you who've glimpsed Sab, what words would you use to describe her?

And in the final bit of blabbing right now, had a scary moment with my laptop last night. It decides coming out of hybernation to give me the bright blue screen of terror, telling me it has a system error gives some code and that it needs to shut down. Er okay. Let it reboot itself, where it proceeds to look like its lost EVERYTHING and wants to only go to hibernate. Somehow about the 4th time it came out of hibernate i got F8 to take and hit delete something and it rebooted like normal. But talk about shaving years off my life with that one. Must make sure everything on here is backed up tonight and that I burn to DVD the few things I captured this week.
posted by Lis at 12:35 PM 0 comments

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Playing With Fire


Playing With Fire by Gena Showalter

Earth, Wind and Fire aren’t just a band anymore…
Used to be my greatest achievement was holding a job more than three days. Now suddenly I can shoot fireballs, chill your drink, or blow-dry your hair at fifty paces with a blink of my eye!
It all started when this crazy scientist dropped something in my grande mocha latte. Of course I got wicked sick. Next morning I’m waking up with this total hottie bending over me. He tells me 1) his name’s Rome Masters, 2) he’s a government agent and 3) I can control the four elements with a thought. He seems even less pleased by my (apparently irreversible) transformation that I am. . . because now he’s supposed to kill me. The only good news: I didn’t make this bed of trouble, but Rome sure seems to want me to lie in it. With him.
Read an excerpt
Order your copy from Barnes and Noble or Amazon or Books A Million
And if you’d like a chance to win signed copies of *all* Gena Showalter’s books, all you have to do is post this entry, too. Post the cover, the blurb, the links, and this contest announcement, then head over to Gena’s blog (http://www.genashowalter.blogspot.com ) and let her know you posted the material. A name will be randomly selected on September 3rd from those who do!!
posted by Lis at 9:33 PM 0 comments

Too HOT

So its heatwave time in alberta again. Pathetic hot with no breeze. Reminds me of being in Regina, so hot you can't really breathe.

Which makes total sense that today's the day dad decides its time to clear the junk out and rents a u-haul. Since mom's knee is buggered up right now and she can't help, there I am sweltering, ready to pass out carrying loads of old plywood and stuff up the ramp, into the large, hot, metal truck. Oh and the ants, apparently there was an ant infestation in the wood pile...and we had no raid. Picture this, stomping on a two foot pile of wood every time you take a piece away. Joyful. Add in the heat and it was pure h-e-l-l.

Though I guess I impressed dad with all this and am getting lunch out of the deal tomorrow. Woohoo!
posted by Lis at 8:16 PM 0 comments

Friday, August 18, 2006

One Book

Courtesy of a tag by Nell…

1. One book that changed my life: REMEMBERANCE by Jude Deveraux. The first time I realized not everyone had stories in their head. Color me clueless :o)

2. One book I have read more than once: (other then my own, VW is currently the most read book of 05-06) uhm, SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY by Nancy Price and THE FIRM by John Grisham. I read them at least once a year.

3. One book I would want on a desert island: THE FIRM by Grisham. I love it so much J And Jackie Collins Lucky series, any one of those would be good!

4. One book that made me laugh: Recently? ANGEL WITH ATTITUDE by Michelle Rowen & CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET by Sophie Kinsella. I’m going to do a little best book of the summer on AWA later this month. Because I adored the book so much.

5. One Book that made me cry: wow, I can name a handful of Danielle Steel novels for this one. Palomino. No Greater Love.

6. One book I wish I’d written: A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR by Jude Deveraux, the Goddess Grail series by Evelyn Vaughn

7. One Book I wish had never been written: Hard to say, the one I didn’t like was a Dean Koontz. I got about half a chapter in and put it down. That was like 13 years ago. Guess it could go into the wish I’d never bought pile.

8. One book I am currently reading: DEAD RECKONING by Sandra K. Moore

9. One book I have been meaning to read: The Eddie Guerrero Bio that came out last year. Its on my amazon wish list but I just might splurge one of these days and buy it myself.s

I think I have no one to tag!
Eve, Olga if you feel like doing this one sometime, you're tagged *g*
posted by Lis at 12:21 AM 2 comments

Monday, August 14, 2006

Bombshell No More

On the usual web rounds today I stumbled across the info that Silhouette Bombshell is being discontinued as of January 2007. There's different rumors out that the January books will be pubbed, and some that they aren't, that they're being scrapped outright with rights reverting back to the authors. Which leaves the question for me anyways, the Madonna Key miniseries was supposed to end in January 07, if the Jan books aren't a go, then what happens to the last book that wraps up the series?

This just sucks. Bombshell was the only line I bought monthly, at least 3 of the books a month (I never really got into the Athena continuity).

So, if you read Bombshell, which was your favorite book from the line? I've got a bunch, maybe I'll save those for an upcoming blog entry, the best of bombshell.

And reminder -- entries at contest junkies change Wednesday night. If you haven't checked out this week's entries (and why not? *g*) go by
posted by Lis at 9:27 PM 3 comments

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Contest reminder...

New entries are up now at www.contestjunkies.com

Some good ones up this week :o)
posted by Lis at 10:32 PM 5 comments

Monday, August 07, 2006

Good Reminder

For us unpubbed - http://www.stephaniefeagan.com/blog/?p=85#comments

I'm not sure about the 4 hours a day bit, right now I'm lucky if I can write two words of dialogue with my brain being mush.
posted by Lis at 11:02 PM 4 comments

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Workshops...

So I'm seriously thinking of buying the rwa cds. They're on sale till tomorrow. I've never bought them before but I'm thinking it might be well worth the money. Anyone buy them before? Are they a good thing to have?

And Monday I start my synopsis writing workshop. Should be interesting. apparently we'll learn a bunch of tips on emphasizing different things. Sounds good to me. I've been writing synops the same way for the last 4 years. Might be time for a change.
posted by Lis at 4:42 PM 4 comments

Thursday, August 03, 2006

RWA stuff...

Looking for highlights of the actual conference? Want to know what eds are looking for?
Swing by Kristi's blog. She's put up some great updates on what Avon, NAL, Warner, ect were saying at the conference.

Just like being there! *g*

http://www.kristiknight.blogspot.com/
posted by Lis at 11:54 AM

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Its A NO

Just checked the gmail biz email and found a form R on Sabrina. Soooooooooooooooo....................................................................

I'm scrapping it.
posted by Lis at 12:56 PM 3 comments