Sunday, February 28, 2010


I kinda like Sundays. A day I get to hang out and do whatever I want, including chat with characters. Looking back, I’m seeing that’s where a big problem came from with B’s story. Not enough chats and too much of what I wanted. Live and learn.

Sunday is my catch up on my reading day. I’ve got quite a line up on my kindle.

Sewing, which is relaxing for me, is something I haven’t done in a while. Not because I don’t like to, I just keep getting sidetracked by other things.

Love photography, too.

And every great once in a while I get in the mood to bake cookies. I know. Queen of Burnt Foods likes to bake. Funny.

So...if anyone is reading you have a day to unwind?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

You ever stop and think about revisions?

What I’m getting at is we read all these how-to books on writing, characterization, dialogue, plotting--how to do everything including how to blog. But you know, I never really thought that much about revisions. Writing can be messy and fun. Revisions are much more thought provoking. Obsessing...? I’m not talking about the proper word choices for descriptions, or if you need to use a dialogue tag or not. Those are little things and often subjective. I’m talking about the OMG, what was thinking when I wrote this scene? Writing is almost like sex. Revisions are more like giving birth.

Just thought I’d share that strange and bizarre thought. I’m rambling here.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thank you

I know my last post might’ve been taken as flippant. Really it was me still strung out from the stress of what happened. There is nothing as sobering as hearing the words, “Your son has been involved in an accident.”

Honest, that phrase puts EVERYTHING into perspective as to what’s important in life. The Mule? (Truck) is replaceable. The boy? Not so much. And at this point he owes me. Big time. I wanna retire on a boat that he pays for.


Thank you all for the kind words.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This sums up my weekend

The boy will be fine. The truck?

Sigh...2001. The body work is going to exceed the worth of the vehicle. I liked this truck. This was my husband's baby.

The final kicker to this weekend? My son's truck has a motor that's dying in it.

Soooo...I might be busy this week.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Meet Pete

This is Pete. Pete, meet the world.

He's shy. Normally a downer. Really, he always looks depressed. Even when he plays, he looks mellow. But he's a good dog. Come on, he let me put a bow on him last Christmas.

Poor Pete needs to have surgery today. The vet found a couple of lumps. Probably nothing...but....

I know. It probably sounds silly to get so worked up about a dog but he's like one of the kids. Oh man, some days he's nicer than the kids. I'm joking.

I hope you all have had a very productive week. I have been working this week on Brooklyn because my goal is to get her cleaned up enough to send her querying this year. I'm realizing I've got work cut out for me. So being able to find these problems is a good thing, right?
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snowy Sunday

Woke to a light dusting of snow and wondered what a character would think about it snce she's never seen the white stuff before. That got me started on characters. Then a timed chat. Which was nice...since I've been having so many issues with chats and characters lately. Small victory. Go me.

Friday, February 5, 2010


I’ve come to the conclusion I’m jinxed. At least for this week. Last night my pc tower monitor blinked three times and died. It went black while I was watching a video. Noooo...

So this morning--because I really needed to calm down before I tried anything--I hooked up a monitor that I KNEW for certain worked. Yes, I’m using an old model, but at least I can see the screen now. Thankfully it’s not some graphics card on the mother board.

On a good note, I finished reading and marking up worksheets for this part.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It’s Thursday????

Where has this week gone to?

For revisions, I have 96 pages left to read for this round. Yes, only....I’m laughing at the only part, too.

TAXES. Have I mentioned these things kinda remind me of a certain yearly exam? And customer service would be a wonderful thing to invest in at all levels of government. If I knew the answer to certain questions, I sure wouldn’t have called to be put on hold for twenty minutes, just to talk to a snippy, condescending person.

I hope you all have had a better week than I have.

Monday, February 1, 2010

It must be a Monday....

Rambo and Kenny here to tell you our human housekeeper is busy with paperwork and taxes and muttering curses against the IRS.
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