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Archive for September, 2004



Tuesday, September 21st, 2004
Back on the Diet

Yesterday dh and I started a new diet and exercise program. We’re planning to see family over the holidays, so we’d like to be in better shape. So far it seems to be going okay. The regular exercise is the hardest to get into the habit of, but we’re doing it…slowly.

On a separate note, I also decided to set up a minimum word count to write daily. I figured if I was going to get organized, then I might as well REALLY get organized. I’m hoping in time the whole routine becomes a habit.

The excerpt for AQ4 will go up this week. I’m going to work a little more on it today. Yesterday I started a contemporary that I brainstormed with a couple of terrific writers, Kathy Love and Julia Templeton. Thanks guys! When it’s more together I’ll tell you all about it.

Sunday, September 19th, 2004
My Anniversary!

Today is my 6th year anniversary. I honestly cannot believe it’s been six years since my dh and I stood in Pecos National Monument and exchanged vows. It seems like yesterday we had family and friends from all over the world converge to bear witness. I know everyone thinks their wedding is magical, but ours truly was.

From the wild butterflies appearing out of nowhere after the ones I ordered didn’t show up. To the winds that swept the gatherers when the minister welcomed the spirits of our dearly departed relatives to join in the festivities.

Sounds a little woo woo, doesn’t it? It was and it wasn’t.

We had a Scottish/Native American ceremony, which despite thoughts to the contrary blended well. Having all those handsome men in kilts standing around me, didn’t hurt. 😉 Happy Anniversary to all who share this day with us.

Friday, September 17th, 2004
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Just returned from seeing this flick. I have to give them kudos for making it because it’s so different from everything else out there. It was kind of like seeing a 1940’s movie, if you threw in 1920’s monsters. That said, there were moments when I thought Paltrow’s character was TSTL. I realize she was playing the typical 30’s and 40’s heroine, but come on. Angelina’s character was cool, even though we didn’t see much of her.

Overall, I think the movie is worth seeing for its uniqueness alone. I just won’t be buying it when it comes out on DVD.

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004
Mind Games

I’ve been reading Mind Games by Christine Feehan. This is the first Christine Feehan book I’ve read beyond the Carpathians. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this new series you should. This woman is on fire with her storytelling. I regularly read her and Sherrilyn Kenyon and I stand in awe of their abilities. I only hope as I continue to write that I garner a tenth of their skill. (Picture Wayne’s World and the ‘I’m not worthy’ scene here.)

Monday, September 13th, 2004
Guns and Roses

I’ve recently had Guns and Roses’s song, Patience running through my head. Hmm…wonder why? LOL! A couple of things I realized from this, first, I don’t have as much patience as I’d like. Second, I’m beginning to have music and scenes fill my head at the same time. This is actually very rare for me because I don’t tend to listen to lyric filled music when I write. (I get too distracted by the words.) I’m actually hoping it continues since the music adds to the mood. How many people write to music?

I would like to send out belated birthday wishes to a friend. Your card is in the mail, MP. 😉

Friday, September 10th, 2004
AQ4

I had a good writing night last evening. I ended up adding three more pages to AQ4. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but it’s good for someone who’s been doing nothing but editing for the past three weeks. I rarely say this about my work, mainly because I tend not to like my writing, but I think this is the best Atlantean book to date. It’s funnier and the writing is cleaner. The hero has some MAJOR issues to get over and the heroine isn’t going to cut him any slack. As soon as I finish with the first chapter, I’ll post an excerpt. You all can let me know what you think.

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004
Support

I was talking with a friend about support. I’m not talking about financial support. We were discussing something far more valuable…moral support.

Just about everyone has had those types of friends that appear to support you, but at times say little things that undermine your confidence. You know what I’m talking about. They make statements that at first glance appear innocent, until you’ve given it some thought.

My friend brought up a good question concerning these types of friends. Why do we keep people like that in our lives?

I couldn’t answer the question. Part of me thinks it’s because of habit. The other half believes that we keep them to reinforce our own insecurities. Hmm…

What do you all think?