Archive for May, 2007

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007
Na, Na, Na, NA, Na, Na, Na, Na, Hey, Hey, Hey…Goodbye

The urban fantasy is in the mail. WOO HOO!!! It is such a relief. I feel like I’ve been hit. I wish I had time to rest, but tomorrow I have to dive into the Tor edits. I’m actually looking forward to reading a different book. *ggg* Yeah, I’m that sick of the UF now.

Started reading an old Blaze book last night called, Whisper by Nancy Warren. I haven’t finished it yet, but boy is it scorching. Can’t wait to see what happens next. Blush.

I plan to take the rest of the night off, since I’ve spent the day preparing the UF for shipment. I think I’ll spend it reading and watching monster movies. How about you, have any plans for tonight?

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
Is He Flirting With Me?

I just got back from the grocery store and I think the checker was flirting with me. Now I’m sure a lot of you out there are thinking, ‘How could she not know if I guy is flirting?’. Let me just say for the record that not many people flirt with me anymore. Between the weight and the age, I’m not exactly flirting material. And no, I’m not saying that to garner sympathy. It’s the truth. I don’t think I scare dogs and small children with my appearance, but I don’t attract male attention. So when this checker told me that I looked lovely and asked why I had my sunglasses on (because he wanted to see my eyes), I honestly didn’t know what to say. I stood there gape-mouthed, then started giggling. Don’t let anyone tell you that I’m not poised. *ggg*

On a separate note, my dh read the urban fantasy last night and loved it. Here’s the thing about my dh, he enjoys my writing, thinks it’s entertaining enough, but it’s really NOT his thing. He’s more of a cyper-punk/sci-fi guy. So to have him walk out of the bedroom and tell me that in his opinion it’s the best thing I’ve ever written and that he actually forgot to edit because he got so caught up in the story IS the highest compliment that he could EVER give me. (And yes, I know that’s a run-on sentence.;) I almost cried because it made me so happy. I never thought I’d ever see the day where one of my stories genuinely entertained him. Sniffle.

Tonight he’s going to re-read the end again to make sure it works. Today, I’m going to add his editorial suggestions, and then tomorrow the book will be packaged and sent to Jenny. I know I’ve said that before, but I mean it this time. *wg*

Service announcement: There are only 9/8 days left on the Brenda Novak diabetes auction. If you haven’t done so yet, now is the time to get your bid in. 🙂

Monday, May 21st, 2007

I didn’t think it was ever going to happen, but I received an email this morning to let me know that Atlantean’s Quest: Fall from Grace is now available at Ellora’s Cave. So if you’ve been waiting for the last Atlantean’s Quest books (ie Atlantean’s Quest 3: Redemption, Atlantean Heat, and Atlantean’s Quest 4: The Return) to be put into paperback, your wait is over. YAH!!! I haven’t ordered any yet, but I will. Once I do, I will hold a contest to give a few copies away, along with the EC card decks that I received.

Friday, May 18th, 2007
Taking the Weekend Off

Not much is happening here beyond work. I know it’s not exciting to read about. Heck, it’s not exciting to write about either. *wg* Therefore I’m taking the weekend off…starting now.

I’ve printed out Anna’s edits. I’m going to make notes on Monday, so that I can tackle them point by point. The goal is to get them to her by Tuesday the 12th at the latest. We’ll see if I make it. 😉 I will also mail out the urban fantasy next week. Yah!

Tomorrow we have dinner reservations with friends, so that should be nice. We’re also trying to decide if Shrek 3 will be worth the price of admission. (It’s not getting good reviews. 🙁 But we love Shrek.) Also, may go to a few open houses.

I plan to spend the rest of my day reading some of the books in my TBR pile and watching the monster DVD’s that I haven’t managed to view. Have a terrific weekend. Catch you all on Monday.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007
Lunch with the Girls

Returned a few hours ago from having lunch with the girls. It was nice to get out and talk to other writers. I RARELY do that offline. We joked about it counting as a social life. *ggg* Sadly, that’s true. I don’t get out much and I do not tend to meet people socially. I used to be better about doing things like that, but writing full-time has changed my personality quite a bit. I’ve gone from fairly social to hermit-like in the last four years. It’s strange, but not entirely uncomfortable.

Also got my hair done today. I think my guy did a good job. He has a new assistant that started today. He’s a young guy with striking blue/green eyes. There’s something ‘different’ about him that I can’t quite put my finger on. I don’t mean different in a bad way. I found myself wanting to spend a few hours talking to him. I can’t really explain it. He was just interesting.

Managed to finish typing in all the edits last night. Three hundred pages and eight hours later, I cried uncle. All my notes added up to thirty-something pages of new material. But at least it’s done. All that’s left is to have dh read through it and then it’s off in the mail to Jenny. I’ll print out RED tomorrow, so that I’m ready to start editing it on Monday. My goal is to get them done in time for the Harlequin edits to arrive. Yeah, fun times all around. (wg)

A quick reminder that there are only 14 days left in the Brenda Novak auction. If you haven’t had a chance to bid on an item, there’s still time. 🙂

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007
Blog Hop Among Other Things

I managed to type in the first sixty pages worth of notes. My manuscript has gone up about seven pages so far and I haven’t even hit the heavy stuff yet. *ggg*

There’s a cool interview up on Dear Author with Heather Osborn. If you ever thought about submitting something to Tor, Heather gives you a really good idea of what she’s looking for in a manuscript.

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day. I have a hair appointment to get a cut and color. You didn’t think that color was natural, did you? (wg) Afterwards, I’m meeting up with Isabella Clayton and Cassie Ryan for lunch. That should be fun. It’s the first time in a LONG time that I’ve met with authors in the area. I’m really looking forward to it.

Oh, almost forgot. If anyone out there has the ability to stop the allergy thing that seems to be taking over the planet right now, I’d appreciate if you’d make it go away. 🙂 I’m sick of sneezing.

Monday, May 14th, 2007
Edits Have Arrived

First off, I have to say how much I HEART Anna Genoese. Not the first reaction you’d think a writer would have to edits, but there you have it. Her comments have made my year. Yeah, you read that right. She’s made my year. I am floating, which is making it a tad hard to concentrate but there are worse things to have to deal with. 😉

I’m still typing in the changes to the urban fantasy. I’m not the fastest typer and there are a LOT of things to add. (And my handwriting might not be the neatest.) Once I’m done, I am going to dive into the edits for RED. I’m actually getting excited about doing them. I haven’t visited this world since I submitted the manuscript, so it’ll be kind of nice to see it with fairly fresh eyes.

Went to see Spiderman yesterday. It was okay. Not as good as the first two movies. The best part about it was the trailer for Pirates, Yo-Ho and Harry Potter. (wg) Less than two weeks until Pirates hits the theaters. In the meantime, I’m going to have to go see Shrek…and do a whole LOT of work. That’s my excitement. Anything cool and amazing happening out there in blogland?