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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's Tuesday...

And on Tuesdays I'm over at Paranormal Romantics. Come say hi.

Monday, November 29, 2010

So you want to write a novel...

The End of the Book

As I round the corner with my Work in Progress, I find the same thing happening to me that always happens to me--I become obsessed with finishing it. Gone are the long days of the middle of the book where I question myself every other second and in their place are days that don't have enough hours in them for me to get my writing done.

Does this happen to anyone else?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Six Sentence Sunday

Six Sentence Sunday...

Here is this week's installment of Six Sentence Sunday. It is from Driven, the second book I am writing in my YA series.

But the Vampire who approached me made me lose my breath. I blinked a few times to make sure I saw it correctly. I’d have to be blind not to, since it carried one of the small lights the Warriors always had on. It illuminated the night around us like a beacon of death.

How long since I’d last seen its clothes? Simple, yet always clean. Brown pants, grey sweatshirt, brown shoes. How long since I’d last heard it utter my name in the way only he had been able to?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cute Little Funny Story

So yesterday afternoon, I was trying to do a little writing. My 3 year old comes up and he is watching me. After a moment, he sighs: "Mama, won't you ever hit the little K?"

Apparently that is his favorite letter!!

Best to all of you!


Friday, November 26, 2010

The Day After...

Well, the turkey has been eaten, the pie consumed, and my husband is sick with a sore throat, a stuffy nose, and an upset stomach. What does that mean for me? It's going to be a long day with the kids stuck inside because of the cold, nasty weather we're having.

The kids are uber-upset. They had wanted to go see Tangled today and to spend the day with some of their friends this afternoon. None of that is going to happen, unfortunately, and the only person in the world they can think to blame is me. That's okay, I suppose it is my job to take blame for the world going awry for them. They don't really understand the concept yet that Mommy doesn't control everything that happens around them.

I wish that I did.

Anyway, for those of you that will be getting out of the house today, I wish you a Great Black Friday!

Best to you

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I Did Something Dumb

Someone had told me that walking/running barefoot was better for your back so I attempted to walk barefoot on the treadmill. It was dumb. Dumb, dumb, dumb. I have given myself huge blisters on both feet and I am in a tremendous amount of pain.

Yeah, I was really, really dumb and I won't be doing that again.

Hope you are all a lot more comfortable than me!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's Tuesday...

And on Tuesdays I'm at Paranormal Romantics! Come say hi!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Love Beyond Loyalty

Here is a sneak peak of my book Love Beyond Loyalty


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Six Sentence Sunday

Hi everyone,
And welcome to this week's addition of Six Sentence Sunday!! I've had a great week and I hope you have too!! This weeks entry comes from the next book in the YA series I am writing. The first one, Initiation, was contracted by Decadent Publishing. I am awaiting a release date. This is from Book 2, tentatively titled Driven.

“You should be sleeping.”

“I can’t.” I rubbed the back of my neck at the throbbing pain that had started there. “I’m too wound up. Besides, I’m not convinced we’re safe even having a fire. We’re going to bring every monster in the area to us.”

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lots of Blog Fun This Season.

I am going to be participating in the 12 Days of Christmas Blog at Sandra Sookoo's blog!! See below!!

Friday, November 19, 2010


I'm going to see Harry Potter and I couldn't be more excited! What moves have you rushed out to see opening weekend?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I have Cover Art!!

SO, yesterday I said I was waiting for some Cover Art and then I received some! WOO HOO. Presenting the cover for my book Eye Contact!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Big News

I've signed another contract with Decadent Publishing for an adult series called The Conditioned. The first book is called Eye Contact. I'm so excited to have this book published, it is very close to my heart.

Now, I'm just waiting for more cover art. I love cover art.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wedding Story

I went to a wedding this weekend for a colleague of my husband. He was marrying his girlfriend, who I really like and it was a very beautiful affair.

There is something really wonderful about a wedding. It makes everyone in the room feel overwhelmed with love for their spouse.

Dear Husband and I had a wonderful time at our wedding. It was basically a big New Orleans party.

How about you? What is your wedding story?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Six Sentence Sunday

So first off, my apologies. This was supposed to post automatically because I knew I would be out of town until around lunch time but, apparently, it did not.

Without further delay, more of the YA novel I've been writing:

At first, I wasn’t sure what I heard. It started as a small vibrating noise, like an alarm going off somewhere in the distance made the room shake a bit. The Wolves lifted their heads and sniffed the air. I wasn’t sure what that was about but I knew it couldn’t be good.

I grabbed Chad’s arm. “Something is happening.”

“Oh damn.” Rosa yelled at the top of her voice. “Icahn’s going to bring down the building on top of all of us just like he did at Liberty.”

I swallowed. To say I was terrified would be an understatement. Was there anything more terrifying than being buried alive?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Blogging Today...

I am blogging about my Young Adult Book at Enduring Romance Today. Stop by and say Hello.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Worrying--A Morning in the Life

The phone rings and it is the mother of a child DS#1 is to have a playdate with. She’s slightly changing our plans. Instead of her adorable child coming to my house, my adorable child is going to hers. Not a problem. But then I think, oh sheesh, I’m going to have to pick him up right at the time that I have to be leaving in the car to go get DS#2. That means DS#1 is going to have to leave his playdate earlier than he would like. Oh well. C’est la vie, I suppose. A shorter playdate is better than no playdate at all. He will have a five year cow over the changes, like me he doesn’t like things to alter from the way he thinks they are going to be.

Okay. I’ve handled my darling boy cranky before and I will handle it again. It’s just, I suppose, part of the job.

I turn my attention back to the computer. I need to finish writing Chapter 12. Its not an easy chapter. The hardest I have ever written and its possible that the CP is going to hate it. Frankly, the idea of rewriting it has my fingers frozen on the keyboard. But inaction is not in my makeup and I begin to type.

The phone rings. More plans are changing, a conversation that is hard to have about a dear friend’s current horrible divorce situation. My eyes tear up. Another thing about me? I like to fix other people’s problems. I like to make things better. If a person needs a job, I like to fix them one. If a person needs a hug, I like to give them one. If a person needs an ear, I give them one. Its frustrating to me to not be able to fix what ails a friend. The call waiting beeps. Sheesh. Lots of phone calls today. I close my computer.

Yesterday was hard, small hurts that affect my children affect me deeply. I don’t think the kids know this about me. They’re young still. It wasn’t until I was an adolescent that I realized that my mother suffered when I did and years later still before I would realize just how much my father did. They are both fixers. I get my inability to not help from both of them.

I rehash the pain from the day before with my girlfriend who is wiser than I am and reminds me that we have a limited time in life to make things right for our little ones. Still, in this case, I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. I simply don’t know if confrontating a truly despicable person will yield the result that I want or if it will make things worse.

I get off the phone. It rings again. Fast conversation again. I hang up. Maybe I need to learn to ignore it. Now, I can’t concentrate on my book. It’s a hard world to visit, much harder than the first time with the first book, because things are so much harder on my sixteen year old heroine in this book than they were before. I’m worked up over my friend’s pain and my son’s small hurt and I don’t know if I can take on my heroines at the moment.

I guess I could blog. But I don’t have a blog topic. Again. I go to my sister-in-law’s blog. Life on the Fringe. She is always so personal in her blogging, so touching, so real. I don’t know that I do that. I read her blog and cry. She almost always brings me to tears and I share the post on Facebook.

Its almost time to get my oldest from school. He has a half-day from school because of parent teacher conferences. Now I’m worrying about that. Its amazing I don’t have an ulcer.

I suppose I need to get myself ready to go. I wouldn’t want to be late to pick him up. He’s like me. Even at five, he will worry.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Missing the hero...

For a large portion of the book I am currently writing, which happens to be the second book in my YA series, the hero from the first book has been missing. There are a lot of reasons for this. I'm not going to really explain why. If you read Book 1 when it releases, it will be clear why that it is.

But I miss him.

Does that ever happen to you? Do you get addicted to your characters?

As for me, don't worry. He's coming back and I'm thrilled about it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sometimes Its Hard To Come Up With A Blog Post

So, its Wednesday and I'm having some trouble coming up with a Blog Post to write today. Things here are running smoothly, mostly. My husband is away on a business trip. The kids are missing him, a lot. So am I. But we're sticking to our schedule and the kids are in school. I'm still trying to write a chapter that is giving me fits as I pause periodically to edit already contracted works.

I do love my job. Its such a joy to get to do it every day. But, I'm pretty much a normal Mom who spends most of her day trying to get errands done and take care of the children's needs. I just occasionally get to go visit worlds of my own invention and live in it for a while.

What do you do during your day?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

I'm a Creature of Routine

I am a creature of routine. Even the slightest alteration to my weekly schedule can throw off the whole darn week. I like to know when I'm going to do things and where my writing time will come from.

I know there are people out there who can go with the flow but I am not one of them.

How about you? Are you a schedule person or a go-with-the-flow type?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Six Sentence Sunday

Hello everyone,
I've got sick kids and a massive cold that doesn't want to leave me but I am THRILLED to share with you this week's Six Sentence Sunday!


You can find the rest of the entries here!

“If there is one thing I have learned.” Rosa’s voice interrupted my feeling sorry for myself. “It’s that we have very little control over what happens to us. None of us could have predicted any of this would happen. How could we? And it seems to me highly unlikely that you caused his death. Did you personally feed him to the Vampires?”

“No.” My voice sounded low, even to my own ears.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


It's amazing how dependent I am on checking my e-mail. I think I might try next week to go three days without checking it.

Except, I can't do that because I receive edits and communication from my publishers through e-mail. Oh well. Perhaps I can limit the amount of time I check my e-mail waiting for news of some kind on submissions.

Yeah, that isn't likely either.

Oh well, I guess I'm going to be that person...the one who perpetually checks her e-mail over and over and over again.

Friday, November 5, 2010


I thought I would share with all of you today the beautiful new book trailer I have for Initiation. My friend Sandra makes them (if any of you want her contact info for a trailer, just let me know!) Anyway, I think she captured the book perfectly.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Decadent Publishing

Hi everyone,
Today I blogged about Decadence at the Decadent Publishing Blog. Come by and say hello!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

As the leaves change...

As the leaves change this year, I am finding it harder and harder to get up early. The warmth of the covers, made even warmer by the presence of my husband's body heat on the other side of the bed, are such an enticement to stay right where I am and not face the day ahead.

But there are lunches to be made, children to be dropped off, and a baby to be played with. Also, I have two works in progress I would really love to finish. Oh, and I need to check my e-mail a million times a day to see if a submission I made is accepted.

So, I managed to get myself moving and I hope all of you have too. Have a wonderful, light filled day! And if the leaves are changing where you are then I hope you stay warm!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Its Tuesday...

And I've Interviewed Sara Brookes over at Paranormal Romantics. So come by and say hello!


Monday, November 1, 2010

Am I a Junkie?

So, I will admit it. I was absolutely, without a doubt addicted to the television show Lost when it was on. I watched in awe as the show wrapped up and I still think about it now when I'm looking for something to put on at night.

However, recently, I've been wondering if my need for Lost will be filled with a new television show called The Event. Have you seen this show? Its exactly the same format as Lost, it ends every episode deeper in conspiracy with more questions and less answers. I am getting hooked. Only this time I am on my own with it because DH hasn't gotten hooked on the show. He's not as taken with it as I am.

Is anyone else out there watching it? Anyone else want to help me feed my addiction for science fiction suspense television?