Surprise! Sale at Amazon

| August 30, 2010

Update! I was so surprised at the sale on Kindle books, I didn’t realize there was also a sale on the mass market paperback editions. Only $1.30! What a great deal. I just culled my books, too–some to goodwill, some to the library. Will the beloved notice when the evidence of my addiction begins to […]

Mondays when you have a pretty good job!

| August 30, 2010

I like Mondays. They’re a return to normal routine. I didn’t love that return when it meant uncomfortable shoes, deciding what to wear, and a two-hour drive to my tiny urban cubicle away from home and from my writing. But these days, the weekends are fraught with plans that my SO often forgets to mention […]

Belated on Friday

| August 27, 2010

This is what I’ve been doing today. A little bit of this–writing on the laptop–a little bit of that–covering scratches on our furniture that’s been moved 22 times. I’m tired of cleaning so I’m thinking it might be time to take the laptop down to the pool and write between swims. Or I could fold […]

Thursday. Thursday?

| August 26, 2010

Just a drive-by today. Didn’t finish as much as I wanted (or hardly anything) yesterday. I let real life get in the way after going on about story life taking over. Wouldn’t you know? And–a friend and I agreed to take a quick run up to the mountains after we meet goals we set. I […]

Wednesday, Working

| August 25, 2010

I’m melding the half a book I’d already written to the new version of the proposal that I just submitted. And my mind is there. I’ve mentioned this before. When I’m buried in a story, I’m sort of blank in real life because I’m distracted. There’s a whole ‘nother world going on in my head. […]

Randomly Tuesday

| August 24, 2010

Time to be random! First, I’d love to update my counter over there, but I’m editing, and I can’t be sure how many words I have. Marrying two files is about as tricky as you’d expect. Here’s a weird thing. While I’m not sleeping in the middle of the night, I sometimes watch crrrazzy stuff […]

Too Hot for Autumn

| August 23, 2010

Oh–it’s still August? Not Autumn. And yet, I just received an ad for a spooktacular bootique!  🙂  I love seeing Halloween stuff already. In my head, I see orange and red and gold leaves flying around in the light of candles and car headlights and lanterns hanging on spooky (decorated) houses. Too much candy to […]

Oh, dear.

| August 20, 2010

Have you ever been in the middle of reading a story, when suddenly, there’s a scene that’s uncomfortably close to one you’ve written? For–say–a–proposal? I’ve never really had that happen before, but last night, I was enjoying the actual pleasure of reading, when suddenly… Oh, dear. One of my favorite authors once said she’d had […]

Break, Anyone?

| August 19, 2010

I meant to take one yesterday. I’d sent the proposal. I was exhausted, and I thought I had no more brainstorming cells left. However, I met a friend for lunch near an office supply store. (What writer can resist writing implements?) I found a lovely notebook and then, somehow an excellent pen also jumped into […]

Proposed!–and French Versions

| August 18, 2010

The proposal is back with the lovely editor! I’m planning to read and swim and read and maybe read a little. I might squeeze in a movie. Or I might read. Not that I’m giddy. Of course, the moment I hit the send button, the doubt piranha began pecking away, but I’m tossing them tofu. […]