A New Mills & Boon Contest

| July 27, 2010

Happy Tuesday! I’ve been meaning to post a link to Mills & Boon’s latest contest. They’re looking for new voices in all the lines. The only stricture seems to be that you can’t enter if you’ve published for Harlequin, Silhouette, or Mills & Boon before–or if you have an agent, or you’ve published book length […]

Just another random Monday!

| July 26, 2010

Ohmygosh, the heat. When will it end? I had to put water in the pool yesterday, and I was tempted to drag the hose with me. Only one member of our family is loving the constant influx of sun. (And, really, how many photos of Kitty are too many for a blog?) I hate to […]

Best-Laid Plans

| July 24, 2010

I was seduced by a yen for order and spent yesterday cleaning (and still the abode needs work–bewared the cabinets, my son). Today is all work. I’m not happy with my opening, but I’m not going to drill the life out of it. I’m moving on, and I’ll assume the perfect words will bust into my […]

Good Morning, Friday!

| July 23, 2010

Thursday was a huge day of balancing this and that. My daughter had specific requests for dinner (and if you also have issues with biscuits the consistency of hockey pucks, look up Giada’s recipe for parmesan biscuits–a miracle hath occurred in my kitchen!), and a friend needed a favor, and the husband was in and […]

Oh, Wednesday…

| July 22, 2010

From the hindsight of Thursday, I’m glad Wednesday is over. Wednesday was a harsh day. My tyrant didn’t make the grade. The funny thing is, I feel bad, as if I let down the editor and the characters. First, the editor, who’s been so generous with her time and her comments. I never enjoy seeming […]

If it’s Monday, it must be random!

| July 19, 2010

Was seduced by Hank Cinque yesterday. Henry V is second only to A Midsummer Night’s Dream for me–and I’m not always sure it’s second. The passion, the language, the tragedy of loss and victory intermingling. I meant to turn it on for a second, just for a refreshing gulp of those lines. But I was […]

National Ice Cream Day?

| July 18, 2010

Today is my brother-in-law’s birthday–and fittingly, also National Ice Cream Day. Fittingly because the beloved and his brother share some strange genetic marker that makes ice cream practically their religion. Those boys can put it away. And whenever the bil visits, strange things happen in our kitchen as they labor over the beloved’s ice cream […]

What a Saturday

| July 17, 2010

I have sleeping issues. Since I was a little girl I can remember reading through the night, waiting for a hint of dark blue in the sky. I know I’ve done it since before I started school because I can remember reading books from my brother’s summer reading list before I started first grade. (Had […]

Unexpected Day Off

| July 16, 2010

Yesterday. I had some IT issues to deal with in my one-woman IT dept. at the Adams abode. We are now the proud owners of two mifis. Here’s hoping they work. We’re furnishing our cell phone company’s new office. I just know it! After I got that set up, our neighbor asked for a little […]

I love golf.

| July 15, 2010

I always love it. It’s peaceful and played in beautiful surroundings (says the woman with the jungle back yard), and having played, I still can’t imagine why someone (Mary Stuart?) once said–“Let’s hit this wee ball into that wee hole–way over there. You can’t see it, but it’s there. Let’s give it a try.” I […]