Archive for August, 2007

Friday, August 31st, 2007
Bad Habits and Other Things That Need to Be Broken

I have a confession to make. I have a really bad habit. What is it? Indecisiveness. See, I’m one of those people who HATE to make a mistake. Read that sentence again and focus in on the word hate. Now magnify it a thousand times. Yeah, that kind of HATE. Now I could go into the psychological reasons behind this particular behavior, but really, it’s not important. The fact still remains that I tend to draw out making important decisions until the last minute because I’m terrified of making the ‘wrong’ choice.

This is not good for business or everyday life. So it got me thinking about other people’s habits and how they’ve overcome detrimental behavior. Did you have a bad habit that you conquered? If so, what was it and how?

Thursday, August 30th, 2007
Has Anyone Seen This?

I’ve been taping a show called A Haunting. It comes on in the afternoon. I don’t know if it’s real (or as real as television gets), but some of the shows are scary as all get out. I don’t think that I could watch them at night. Some are like the episode of Bloody Mary in Supernatural. They leave you with goosebumps. One lesson I learned from the show is not to burn a Ouija board after you bring something through it. *g* Apparently, that leaves the ‘portal’ open forever. That can’t be good. (shaking head) Has anyone else caught this show? If so, what did you think of it?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
August is Ending

Is anyone as excited about August being over as me? I doubt it. This has been a trying month. A month of revelations, most of which I could’ve done without. *ggg* Thankfully, September is right around the corner and with it (I hope) cooler weather and positive changes.

The second Tor book is beginning to fall into place. I got some help with the romance (thanks to the girls and Heather:), so once I give it some more thought and figure out where it falls in the story arc I should be good to go. YAY!!!

I’ve heard that my Blaze, OFF LIMITS is officially in production. Hopefully that means I’ll see a cover soon. When I have one, I’ll post it.

Have you guys seen all the paranormal shows premiering this fall? I am so excited. It’s like a sweet shop for my eyes. *g* One I’m especially looking forward to is True Blood on HBO. It’s the show based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series. Can’t wait! There’s also another vampire show premiering on Fridays called Moonlight. And of course, Blood Ties will return. Sigh. Henry. Sigh. I almost forgot the Supernatural boys. Shame on me. (wg) Someone in Hollywood obviously didn’t get the memo that vampires are out. 😉

Are you looking forward to any new shows? If so, what are they and why?

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
Working and stuff

There is a lot happening here on the business and home front. Been working on the second book for Tor. Have the plot laid out, but the romance is giving me fits. Hope to have it straightened out soon, so that I can dive into Fast Draft mode.

We spent the weekend looking at houses. Found some good ones. No idea what, if anything, will become of our finds.

It seems like everything is up in the air right now. My girlfriend, Catherine says it has to do with what is happening astrologically. Not sure what is causing the turbulence, but I’m ready for it to end. (wg)

Don’t have any big plans this week now that I’ve seen the lunar eclipse. Work, working out, etc. I do know that my friend, Vivi is celebrating her birthday today and the arrival of her latest book. Also, Sydney Croft’s book has officially been released. I foresee much spending this weekend. What books do you plan to pick up?

Monday, August 27th, 2007
Lunar Eclipse

The lunar eclipse is happening tonight around 3:00am pacific time. I’m hoping that I manage to at least catch some of it. Trying to decide whether to set the alarm or drink more water. Did anyone else catch it?

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

I found out today there is an author named Summer Jordan. Blink. Blink. Blink. Scratches head.

Friday, August 24th, 2007
MeMe from Kaz Augustin

Four jobs I’ve had or currently have in my life:

1. Writer

2. Flight Attendant

3. Dating Service Counselor

4. A & R assistant at an Indie Record Label

Four countries I’ve been to:

1. Japan

2. Scotland/UK

3. Mexico

4. Netherlands

Four places I’d rather be right now:

1. Tokyo

2. Oahu

3. Scotland

4. Aspen

Four foods I like to eat:

1. Sushi

2. Indian curry

3. Mom’s stew

4. Fresh baked bread

Four personal heroes, past or present:

1. My grandpa

2. My mom

3. My dh

4. My friends

Four books you’ve read or are currently reading:

1. Already Dead by Charlie Huston

2. Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass

3. Pack Challenge by Shelly Laurenston

4. Nightingale’s Lament by Simon Green

Four words or phrases you would like to see used more often:

1. Why?

2. Discretion

3. Compassion

4. Tolerance

Four reasons for ending a friendship:

1. S/he lies to me

2. S/he backstabs me

3. S/he proves unreliable

4. S/he is only out for gain

Four smells that make you feel good about the world:

1. Fresh baked bread

2. Cookies in the oven

3. Mountain air

4. Thanksgiving dinner at my family’s house

My question: Four favorite activities you did as a kid:

1. Riding my horses

2. Playing frisbee with our dog

3. Running through the woods during hide and seek

4. Swimming in the river

I’m tagging Sasha, Shiloh, PBW, Charli, Amie, Raine, Vivi, Gabriele and Sylvia. (wg)