Archive for April, 2004

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004
I did it!

I finished my third story for Kensington last night. I’m so excited you have no idea. Give me a minute and I’ll come down from the ceiling. The reason I’m so excited is I hadn’t anticipated this story being done until the end of the month/first week of May at the latest. BUT, it wrote itself. My fingers could barely type fast enough to keep up. That doesn’t happen often, so when it does, I enjoy the ride. I cannot wait until I can share the details with you all.

Today begins my mini-countdown to my local chapter’s conference. Three days and counting.

Tuesday, April 13th, 2004
My First Brava Author Chat

Tonight I attended my first Brava Author Chat. I felt like the little kid who finally got to sit at the adult’s table. It was brisk and entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed it, so much so, I can’t wait until the next one. Can you tell I’m a newbie? 😉

Monday, April 12th, 2004
Love the one you’re with…

No, the title of this entry isn’t about free love. (Is there such a thing?) It’s about books. I’ve been editing the novella I finished over two weeks ago, along with the one I’m currently working on. I originally thought that the one I’m currently working on had structural problems. Turns out, it doesn’t. The other book is a different story. I started editing it and realized in short order it’s going to take a lot of work to get this particular manuscript into shape. Ugh! I actually thought this story would be a piece of cake to get together. I was wrong. This one will take tons of elbow grease before it will be ready to present to readers. Sigh… Thank goodness I have great critique partners.

On a different, less frustrating note, I was feeling ambitious enough this morning to get out a workout tape. I know, exercise isn’t my favorite thing to do either, which is obvious since I’m beyond out of shape. (Don’t let the picture fool you.) The tape is called the Goddess Workout. I believe it was made famous by an episode of Sex in the City. Who knew bellydancing could be so hard? Actually I did know, because I have a dear friend who’s good enough to compete in the dance and makes her own costumes. But I guess I forgot. Twenty minutes later muscles I didn’t know existed, started to show themselves. I decided to stop and give it another try tomorrow…that is if I can move in morning. Until next time…Jordan, who thinks it’s bad enough to have to be on the Atkins diet…

Saturday, April 10th, 2004
Frank Lloyd Wright

Last night my dh and I went to see one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s homes. The sun was setting over the mountains, turning the sky a brillant pink, orange, and yellow. I must say that although I was only vaguely familiar with his work, I was quite impressed with his home. He certainly had an eye for artistry and design that few today have matched. It made me completely rethink what I’d want in a home and the outdoor surroundings for that matter. If you ever get a chance to see one of his buildings then by all means jump on it.

Thursday, April 8th, 2004
This time of year on TV

Man, I hate this time of year for television. Nothing is on and everything is a repeat. I suppose I should preface this by saying I don’t watch a lot of television, but I do have a few favorite shows.

It’s truly sad when repeats of Good Eats are better than anything else playing. Speaking of, isn’t Good Eats a great show. I’ve learned more about the science of cooking watching that show than all my biology and chemistry classes combined. I highly recommend you checking it out if you haven’t already.

So what’s left after that…they cancelled my Jake 2.0(pout). The CSI’s are all repeats. Monk hasn’t started his new season yet. I’m floating in the sea of nothing’s on. Somebody toss me a life jacket.

Tuesday, April 6th, 2004
Next Week’s Conference

Well last night was the final conference committee meeting for the Desert Dreams Conference. It looks to be quite a conference. Donald Maass, Diana Gabaldon, Sharon Sala, Christina Skye will be there, just to name a few. Conference, Conference, Conference. Picture conga line here.

The third novella I’m working on for Brava will reach the halfway point by the end of the week. Yeah! And plans to redesign the website are coming along nicely. Stay tuned for the unveiling.

Saturday, April 3rd, 2004
Scooby Doo 2 and Hellboy

I spent my Saturday at the movies and managed to squeeze in a visit to the bookstore to boot. Truly my idea of a perfect Saturday. First dh and I went to see Hellboy. I’m not familiar with the comic, so I am not sure if it followed a particular storyline. I know boo, hiss, boo. It was a fairly enjoyable film, not as good as I’d hoped, but enjoyable. Next up was Scooby Doo 2. Yes, I know the stories are hokey and there are much better animation movies out there. It doesn’t matter one iota to this gal. Personally I enjoyed Scooby Doo 2. I left the movie feeling good and isn’t that what movies are all about?