Dude, Where's My Muse?
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I've been trying to do some work, but really, there isn't a lot happening with the way I feel. Did spend some time reading on the weekend and finished a new book last night. It comes out next month, LIKELY STORY by David Van Etten. Really cool YA.
Anyways, quick update to let ya know I am still breathing just well, feeling pretty craptastic at the moment.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I'm feeling rather eh about the whole thing--not the request, request is always good but I think I'm having post traumatic shock about the rest of it.
So there you go. If I go in silent mode for awhile its because I'm putting the finishing touches on Ryder and Arabella and trying to get over my guilt for having my dad fall, trip and go boom and hit his head this morning.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Pitch Pt 2
Still trying to think what I don't know about the story and trying to figure it out. Probably spend the weekend writing notes and putting them on the computer. I know someone on the thread suggested having it handy for copying and pasting. Sounds good to me, because my mind just might go blank and I could start calling Arabella Ryder by mistake, or messing up their character. Plus there's a few more research points I need clarified too that should be worked in.
So you know if the blog's silent the next few days, I'm busy rereading, editing and trying to brush up on my characters! :o)
Monday, April 14, 2008
I still grinning like an idiot. And now I have to try and figure out what I don't know about Ryder and Arabella so I can be prepared next week. :o)
Saturday, April 12, 2008
So this afternoon, I have the house to myself. I have my binders on my desk ready to work. I find the first group of pages to type in the binder and get to typing. Finish those, go to grab the ones out of the folder so I can double check what else I need for a few others scenes so I can email a few more questions and there is NO folder. Nadda. Nothing. So picture a panicked writer, thinking what if it fell somehow into the newspapers in the living room and got scooped up for recycling (total fear!) so for three hours, every time I took a break from straight writing and taking loads in and out of the washing machine, I'd go take a look. Not in the living room. Not in my room. Not anywhere.
Then mom comes home, lifts the papers up on my desk, the ones I'd gone through twice that afternoon and there it is.
*sigh* How's that for ironic?
But all the pages are typed for the day, so tomorrow I can veg out on the couch with the binders, do some editing on the printed out pages and watch the flames-sharks game :o)
Thursday, April 10, 2008
In other news, its that fun time of year. Playoffs. And yay Sidney and the Penns!! And Big Georges for setting up that lovely first goal last night. Just too bad he didn't get the goal, but at least its an assist and I watched a bit of the press conference after. Really wish I'd had capture going since SC looked HUGE in that t-shirt. Dad thought he looked more like a linebacker. So I'm googling for awhile tonight trying to find a pic of that. Planning on watching game 2 of the Flames series, don't get why they're playing back to back the first two nights, but hopefully the result is the same as last night. Go Flames Go!
And in the big yay, I got more review books yesterday :o) My bookshelf is threatening to overfill at the moment, but I'll tidy it up some more soon. Looks like some great ones to add to the to-be-reviewed pile. 4 YAs from Simon and Schuster and Alyssa Day's Atlantis Awakening. Can't wait for that one.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Weekend wasn't too exciting. Read a couple more review books "THE SQUAD: PERFECT COVER" by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (I think). Great YA! Check it out if you like reading YA. And do yourself a favor and pick up #2, because when I was done with Perfect Cover I was very glad I had #2 waiting on the bookshelf. Baked some coconut chocolate chip cookies on Saturday. Lost the internet for a couple hours (not good, when I was already in panic mode over the nocturne pitch) and then the blasted svcthing.exe went back up to 100 on the desktop and froze the computer. Its been happening pretty much every day for the last few weeks. Pain in the rear! And I can't figure out how to fix it so I've been manually overriding it from task manager every time it starts to freeze up, but that's a pain too. I'll have to do some more googling I guess or hit one of the comp forum sites and see what they say.
Sunday, April 06, 2008
And yay for Iggy getting his 50th of the season! Nice goal too.
Can you guess who I'm cheering for in the playoffs? hehe
Friday, April 04, 2008
Blog Tour: Lisa Daily
Women from 16-60 flock to Lisa’s popular Dream Girl Academy at the Learning Annex in New York City and events across the US. Lisa is a dating coach, speaker and popular media guest -- she has done more than 2000 interviews on top radio and television shows, including iVillage Live, MTV Live, Entertainment Tonight and top UK national morning show, This Morning, and she appears as a real-life dating expert on the HITCH movie DVD starring Will Smith. A frequent source for reporters, Lisa has been quoted in hundreds of publications, from the New York Times, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune to Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Men’s Health, Christian Science Monitor and US Weekly Magazine.
Thousands of women have attended Darby’s famous Dreamgirl Academy and followed her man-snagging advice, in hopes that their lives will turn out just like hers. But when she finds out her husband is cheating, her publicity-perfect world spins out of control.
Not only is the most humiliating moment in her life splashed across every supermarket tabloid and celebrity gossip show, but her reputation as America’s favorite love expert is shot. Her book sales have tanked, her publisher has canceled the rest of her tour, and her love life has become fodder for late-night TV. To make matters worse, the ex-wife Gigi keeps feeding the media frenzy in hopes of furthering her own reality TV career.
If Darby takes her philandering husband back, she will be breaking her own most cardinal law of relationships (Never stay with a cheater!), and her career will be over. If she sticks to her own rules, she’ll lose the only man she has ever truly loved. As her marriage and career fall apart, Darby learns that even dating experts get their hearts broken, and that when it comes to matters of the heart, none of us are in complete control.
To read an excerpt, click here!
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Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Thank You, Ric
I've been lucky enough to see Flair in person three times. Actually have a couple great pictures of him in the photo album, stylin' and profilin'. :o)
As all the guys and Divas chanted last night at the end of RAW, THANK YOU RIC! For all the great matches, all the hours of entertainment and all the great interviews. I think I'll dig out my Flair box set this week and sit down and watch it.