Archive for June, 2013

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

I received the funniest email the other day from a guy named Jordan Summers. It was titled: Angry as an Angry Rhino, so you know the letter is going to be good. 😉 Turns out he was ‘pissed as a fart’ and wanted to tell me about his drunk adventures at the pub. Apparently, police and a zip-line were involved. I laughed my butt off AFTER I had my Scottish husband TRANSLATE the email for me. Turns out the guy is probably from Glasgow, Scotland, according to dh who went to school there, and he’d used a LOT of slang.

Anyway, just thought I’d share. Watch out for those angry rhinos. *ggg

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Off To The UK

For those who didn’t know, Dh and I are heading over to the UK to get out of the heat. I will be updating the blog regularly. Hopefully with lots of cool pictures and amusing stories. (Stop looking at me like that. I can write amusing stories.) I’ll also be answering my emails and doing as much work as possible.

I’m really looking forward to this trip. We plan to see several plays (Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cripple of Inishmaan, etc.) and musicals (Matilda, Book of Mormon, etc). We also have tickets for the Harry Potter tour (got to get my spell-casting up to speed) and Doctor Who at the Proms (sigh, I love Doctor Who). We’re also heading to Scotland to catch the Edinburgh Festival and the Fringe. We’ll be seeing the Tattoo, several musical acts, and a lot of comedians. Can’t wait!!!

Bring on the pubs!!! 🙂

Monday, June 24th, 2013
Ride Em’ Cowboy–Done and Dusted!

I finished the second round of Ride em’ Cowboy edits this afternoon and sent it off to the formatter. The story turned out better than I thought. I think it’s kind of cute. It’s ultimately a reunion story. If readers like it, I’ll probably write more. The hero, Wyatt has a best friend who’s a major player and a rather conservative brother named Wade. I think they might eventually need their own happily-ever-afters. 😉

Right now, it’s zero hour around the house. Tomorrow we’re off to the UK. I’m running around trying to make last minute packing lists, so I don’t forget anything. Also, need to do the laundry. AAAHHHH!!!!

Friday, June 21st, 2013
To Say I’m Busy Is An…

I am scrambling to get Ride Em Cowboy finished before I head to the UK. I don’t have much more to go, but I’m working around appointments, which frankly I suck at. I don’t do well with interruptions. Understatement of the century. Anyway, I’m currently editing the manuscript. There are still a few scenes/chapters that need to be written, but if I had to guess there’s only three left. So YAY!

On a personal note, I lost another three pounds. It’s been two weeks since my last weigh in, so I’m guessing it’s about a pound and a half a week. Not bad. Hope it continues that steadily, while I’m traveling. I’m REALLY close to hitting my next milestone.

Edits on RED are moving along. I’ve put it aside for now in order to finish Ride Em. I plan to get right back to it once I get across the pond. I’ve made a LOT of changes, while still keeping the spirit of the story. I’m slowing the romance down a bit and speeding up the pacing. Hopefully it will be noticeable in a good way. 🙂

I’ll post again the second Ride em is done. Once I get the formatting finished, I’ll send out my first newsletter. It should be interesting.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Joined Facebook–Pretty Sure Hell Has Frozen Over

Tonight after I finished my edits, I joined Facebook. I’ll be honest, I feel a little dirty. I have no idea what I’m doing with it. Hopefully at some point I’ll be able to link it to my blog. (No idea how yet.) Not sure if it’s suddenly going to make me a social person. Doubt it. *ggg But I’m going to give it a go.

Thursday, June 13th, 2013
Additions & Changes

I’ve finally come into the ‘digital age’. No, I still haven’t joined Facebook, but it’s coming soon. What I have done is joined MailChimp, so that I can send out newsletters. My guess is that my newsletters might be a little awkward at first, until I get the hang of things. I plan to send out newsletters only when I have a new release to announce. Otherwise, you probably won’t hear from me.

You can find places to sign up for my mailing list on the sidebar of every page of my website, except the homepage.

See, I’ve made it easy for you. 🙂

I’ve also updated my site. There is now a blurb and short excerpt up for RIDE EM’ COWBOY. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
This Popped Into My Inbox

So I pulled up my emails the other day and found one of those ‘send us your money or else’ spam mails. This one was apparently from the FBI. I guess the FBI no longer uses phones or grammar. Anyway, I’m not sure why I started to read it, but I can honestly say that I haven’t laughed this hard over spam EVER!

I’ve included just a small snippet, so you can see why the letter held my attention. I have also included my (comments). Enjoy!

***Attention, this is the final warning you are going to receive from me do you get me?
(Wow! Where was the first warning? All I can say is that I ‘get’ where you’re coming from.)
***I hope youre understand how many times this message has been sent to you?
(Not really.)
***We have warned you so many times and you have decided to ignore our e-mails or because you believe we have not been instructed to get you arrested, and today if you fail to respond back to us with the payment then, we would first send a letter to the mayor of the city where you reside (So the FBI doesn’t know how to find me. Somehow I doubt that.) and direct them to close your bank account (Apparently the FBI will also handle my banking.) until you have been jailed and all your properties will be confiscated by the fbi. (They want to take my few belongings, but can’t bother to capitalize their own name. Hmm…)

***We would also send a letter to the company/agency that you are working for so that they could get you fired (Roars with laughter. Can’t wait to see the look on my airline supervisor’s face.) until we are through with our investigations (I guess this means I’d be re-hired after the investigation.) because a suspect is not suppose to be working for the government or any private organization. (I had no idea I did. :-O Where’s my check? Someone’s holding out on me.)

***Your id which we have in our database been sent to all the crimes agencies (That should keep them busy for a while.) in America for them to inset (Apparently they’re going to inset me, instead of entering me in their database.) you in their website (The agencies only have one website. Really? Where have all of our tax dollars gone?) as an internet fraudsters (Sounds kind of like a hipster. Maybe now I’ll be cool.) and to warn people from having any deals with you (That’ll show me. *ggg).

The letter goes on for quite a while. In fact, I’m pretty sure the person who wrote it is a frustrated novelist with shaky command of the English language. Anyway, I hope the snippet brought a smile to your face. Personally, it made my day. 🙂

Progress is still being made on the writing front. I’ll have more news soon.