Thirteen Favorite Books I’ve Read This Year 1. The Blonde Geisha by Jina Bacarr 2. Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund 3. Killer In High Heels by Gemma Halliday 4. Second Sight by Amanda Quick 5. The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason 6. Innocence and Impropriety by Diane Gaston 7. Girl’s Guide To Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky 8. The Champion by Heather Grothaus 9. Maybe, Baby by Lani Diane Rich 10. He Loves Me, He Loves Me Hot by Stephanie Rowe 11. Hell’s Belles by Jackie Kessler 12. Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella 13. Bitten and Smitten by Michelle Rowen Links to otherRead More →

Anyone know any good articles on plotting? I’m trying to see if there’s a plotting workshop on one of the RWA cds from last year, but if there is I can’t seem to find it. I’m trying not to be as much of a pantster with the YA ms and since the mean girl just appeared out of nowhere, I think I should try and plot some things out 🙂 Like how Chey’s going to handle her. Does Adriana sound like a bitchy, mean name to you? lolRead More →

Finally we get some nice hot weather. And what happens? A) Mosquitoes. Between yesterday and today I’ve donated blood to 15 of the bloodsuckers. and B) I’ve messed up my left foot. Now it was hurting yesterday before my sandal broke in costco’s parking lot but today its make-me-cry painful. As in I walk, I cry. Literally. So much for going out tonight. 🙁Read More →

I’m posting this as a reminder to myself lol Romance Junkies – open to submissions June 1st, multiple submissions allowed Stilletto – mid June I believe (chick-lit) Brava novella – mid August I think. 750 word excerpt. Reunited lovers themeRead More →

Or as I’m calling it, what the h-e-double hockey sticks *g* am I thinking? I was reading an email on my teenauthors list about the stilletto contest needing entries for YA. For those who don’t know, the stilletto contest is all about chick-lit. Paranormal, classic, ya, suspense. You name it, its there. (I know, I just went by the website.) Anyway, I’m now considering entering Chey in the YA division. The deadline for the first 35 pages (I think it was 35) is June 25th. So if you don’t hear from me for awhile, I’m banging my head on the keyboard wondering just what IRead More →

What a game. Or at least, second half of a game. The first was pretty boring. The second was dominated by some pretty pathetic penalty calls (the sabres were cross checking anyone in sight at one point but not getting called. Ottawa skates too near a guy and he goes to the box. wth?) I figured overtime might have pushed it in Buffalo’s favor. But…thanks to a pretty goal by Alfie — they’re on to the finals!!! Woohoo!!! I’m hoping Detroit’s the team to come out of the west, but winning without Prongs, might have just put the Ducks on a roll 🙁 Rumor isRead More →

Alright, you know you’re watching way too much hockey when in your dream in your line at the grocery store and in front of you are the two hockey analysts from last night’s game. lol I’ve been a bad blogger this week. Between my signing up for Michelle Rowen’s writing challenge (20 pages a day for 14 days); the hockey and sleeping on the floor… (not so fun. Really) I’m lucky I remember to brush my hair. The writing’s going okay, I’m up to 11K right now on the new YA idea, realized the songs I was playing last week on my playlist could actuallyRead More →

Just me or was that Ottawa-Buffalo game BORING? For a team (Buffalo) that could have ya know, kept themselves in this for the long haul by winning one they sure didn’t seem to come to play. Ottawa had the jump. Buffalo looked… well lost a lot of the time. I’m not sure the goal by Alfredson would have gone in if he hadn’t pushed it into the net itself, looked within Miller’s reach. Feel sorry for the guy, he’s keeping them in the games and they’re just… impersonating the Oilers from game 7 of the finals last year. Anyone think it’ll go longer than gameRead More →

So much better to watch than last night’s Anaheim-Detroit snoozefest. The west is just… boring. Emery looked sharper tonight but the tieing goal, could have/should have? been disallowed. The guy was clearly in the crease keeping Emery from moving when Briere scored. And what’s with them seeming to always score with 6 or 7 seconds left in a game? Weird. First overtime was entertaining. The second, both teams looked…exhausted. Imagine if like in the Vancouver-Dallas game they had to play 4 or 5, I don’t think they could have handled it. Nice goal by Corvo to end the game. Still not sure why it bounced,Read More →

I’ve been working on a project that’s kinda been under wraps but I need a little help, so its time to talk. I spilled the beans to Nell last week, its a YA. Yes the type of book I swore I’d never write… but then Chey, my heroine appeared and well, kinda wouldn’t take a hike. So I’m stuck with her. And now, I’m stuck on one sentence. Its kinda key to describe JT (name to change later, kinda like Sab’s first few pages had her named Rach lol)he’s the bad boy she’s just met and she’s trying to figure him out. Here’s my sentencceRead More →