Archive for February, 2004

Friday, February 27th, 2004
Should I stay or should I go…

That song has been running through my head for two days now. It’s amazing how when you try to avoid thinking about something, little things remind you of what you’re trying NOT to think about.I’m sure there’s some fancy psychological reason behind these things. I simply call it unfinished business. Until next time…

Darlin’ you’ve got to let me know. Should I stay or should I go now?

Thursday, February 26th, 2004
Character Charts and Coffee…

Character charts and coffee…why these two things should never go together.

I must admit I love a good cup of coffee. I’m not talking Starbucks, no offense to those Starbucks purists out there. I prefer Peet’s coffee or even Seattle’s Best. I don’t think they’re as bitter, but that’s just my personal opinion and taste. Anyhow, I had placed my character charts on my desk and then went to get a cup of coffee. I didn’t exactly spill it…it dripped…a lot. Let’s just say I had to start over on a few things. Oh, but what a lovely shade of brown. Now if I could just figure out how to get the scrambled egg out of my keyboard I’d be set.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004
When is quirky just plain weird?

I’m working on my second novella for Kensington and my character insists on having an unusual pet. I actually don’t see anything wrong with this, but I’m wondering if a quirk like dressing this particular pet up in pajamas would be just plain weird.

I think I’m going to go with it and see what happens.

Monday, February 23rd, 2004
Happy Birthday Deb!

One of my dearest friends is having a birthday today. She’s thirty-one again. 😉 I hope that this year brings her as much happiness as she’s brought her friends.

Saturday, February 21st, 2004
When Good Things Happen…

Is it just me or does everyone get nervous when good things happen in their lives? Now I’m not talking about a bit of nice luck. I am talking about when so many wonderful things occur it feels as if you’ve won the karmic lottery.

I spent about thirty-six hours basking in the glow of my recent accomplishments before I started to worry. Is something bad about to happen? Don’t these sort of things have to balance themselves out? The funny thing about this is the past two years have been really rough. Did I consider this while worrying? Did I think about all the sacrifice leading up to this moment?

Wait for it.

It took an email from a very nice lady and a lot of reflection on my part to realize the answer is no.

First of all, the email I received put things into perspective and let me know with a few funny lines that I wasn’t the only one who thought this way. Secondly, I considered what had happened. For some reason I’d allowed myself to forget that I reached this place by hard work. It wasn’t some kind of universal gift. I guess it’s a natural response to get nervous when a lot of positive things are happening in ones life. I guess I just wonder why I don’t react the same way when things are not going my way.

Friday, February 20th, 2004
Kensington Book Deal…

Now that I’ve had time to calm down a bit I thought I’d write another blog on the past two days events. I did indeed receive a call from Kensington Publishing. Kate Duffy to be exact. It was a pleasant conversation from what I can remember. I think she’s funny and utterly delightful. I look forward to working with her. I also received a call from an agent who I’ve been extremely impressed with over the years. So it’s been a heck of week for me.

I want to thank Lori Foster for holding her contest. She’s very generous with her time and has helped out a lot of up and coming authors. It was a wonderful opportunity to get my work seen. Thank you Lori for being such an inspiration.

Thursday, February 19th, 2004
Well it’s Happened, Hell Has Frozen Over…LOL!

I’ve done it! I’m going to the big leagues. I have been offered a three book deal from Kensington. I’m so excited. I can hardly believe it. The smile will not leave my face and I can’t stop bouncing. If you knew me you’d know how out of character the latter is for me. I just wanted to share my happiness.