Archive for August, 2004

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

I have a huge high school reunion coming up next month. I must say I’m still shocked it has been that many years since I graduated high school. :-/ Where has the time gone?

Originally, I’d planned to attend, but then National happened and my mom decided to go out of town almost at the exact same time as the reunion. So it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. I’m really not sure how I feel about missing it. I suppose it would be worse if I kept in touch with a lot of people from my class, but I don’t. I was one of those people who moved away from my hometown fairly early, so the connection was severed.

As the reunion draws nearer, I find myself recalling my high school years. I’m not one of those people who had a miserable time in high school. It certainly had its moments, but over all I enjoyed those years.

With that said, I wouldn’t want to go back and relive them. I’m nostalgic by nature, but I don’t believe high school was the best years of my life. God, I hope not. I know there are a lot of people who believe those were their Glory Days. I personally think that’s sad considering how short those years are in respect to the rest of your life.

What do you think? Does life stop or start after high school?

Saturday, August 28th, 2004

Dh and I just returned from seeing Jet Li in Hero. It’s quite a powerful film that is visually stunning. The story reminded me of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon because of the tragic nature of the story. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes Chinese martial arts movies that have both a brain and soul.

Friday, August 27th, 2004
Message Boards & Blogs

I’ve been so busy visiting other people’s message boards, Sylvia Day and blogs, Alison Kent that I’ve neglected my own site. Actually visiting their sites have given me some ideas for my site. I really need to update a few things, perhaps add a message board to go along with my blog. I’m sure dh/my web guru will be thrilled when I run the ideas by him. LOL!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004
Next Project

I have one more old project to tweak, a contemporary humorous adventure, and then I get to work on new stuff. I can’t wait. Like the werewolf story, I’ve had this book for over two years. It’s time to put it to rest, one way or the other. With any luck, I’ll have it ready to mail off by next week.

I just can’t decide what to work on next, my historical, another paranormal, or my attempt at chicklit. Hmm…the possibilities are endless.

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
Manuscript in the mail…

I’ve done it. Despite the butterflies in the belly–more like hornets, I’ve mailed off my werewolf story partial to my agent. I think the reason I’m so stressed about it is that this book is a book of my heart. I’ve been working on it for over two years. The manuscript still isn’t complete, but at least now I have the story down on paper with all the pieces filled in. One step at a time.

Sunday, August 22nd, 2004

I know I talk a lot about contests, but the truth is I believe they can be extremely helpful to a writing career. Heck, I’m living proof of the fact that they work.

I’m not saying that they are infallible, they aren’t. Contests, like anything else in life, are subjective. What I like isn’t what someone else will like and that’s okay. As long as you go into a contest with that in mind, you can never be disappointed.

I miss the fact that there are very few contests I can enter now that I’m ‘published’. I suppose that’s a little strange considering every time I submit a piece of work I’m competing with published and unpubs alike. Oh well, what are you going to do? 😉

Thursday, August 19th, 2004
New Interview

I have a new interview coming out at author Adrienne Kama’s newsletter. She has a feature called From Web to Shelf about authors who’ve gone from e-books to mass-market paperbacks. I hope you all enjoy it.