Vampire Bumper Sticker Slogan Contest

Vampire Bumper Sticker Slogan Contest Less than a week until “Love & Brimstone” is released! That means… *drumroll* Contest! What will you win? A free copy of “Love & Brimstone!” (e-book version). What is the contest? Submit your best vampire-related bumper sticker slogans! Preferably original. For example, “Vampires do it in the dark.” (Okay, that’s … Read More

Writing and "Real Life?"

(This is my weekly contribution to the Amira Press Says blog at: http://amirapresssays.blogspot.com/ If you haven’t stopped by there lately, please go check it out! We have a lot of talented authors at Amira Press!) *** The powers that be are allowing us to free-range blog this week, so I decided to tackle the subject … Read More

Bits & Pieces

Today is a variety of things. I’ve got “Love & Brimstone” submitted to several review sites, so keep your fingers crossed! None of the peer critiques told me it was crap, so hopefully the reviewers will like it too. *LOL* Have you taken a look at the “Love & Brimstone” book trailer? Feel free to … Read More

*drumroll, please!*

I just received word that “Love & Brimstone” will be released by Amira Press on August 8th! Whoo hoo!! Mark your calendars and don’t forget to stop by the Love & Brimstone blog for more updates, pictures of locations used in the book, and more!

Now if I only had a brain and courage!

Apparently, like the Tin Man, I have a heart. Contrary to what my ex has said in the past, I’m not a heartless bitch. (I might still be a bitch, but I saw my heart on the echocardiogram, so I have proof positive that yes, I DO have a heart.) The tech said that he … Read More

I’m a number! :)

Yes, I’m a number and I’m happy about it. My RWA membership came through today and I got my confirmation email with my membership number. Woo hoo! I can now update all my query letters. *LOL* (This is one of the things our “economic stimulus package” check paid for, my membership. *LOL*) Now I feel … Read More

&^%$#@!!!

I just got home from playing human voodoo doll. At least, that’s what it seems like the lab I got my blood drawn was doing. The air conditioner was set to about twenty below zero, for starters. So all my limbs are pretty much numb (or so I thought). Then the girl comes in to … Read More

Sucktacular Synopsis Stigma

Most fiction writers will probably agree on one thing if nothing else: writing the synopsis sucks. Period. In fact, it’s a current discussion in The Romance Room email list. In that same vein, I found some helpful links on writing a synopsis (obviously this is more geared to fiction writing than non-fiction). http://www.writing-world.com/publish/synopsis.shtml http://www.kathycarmichael.com/synopsis.clearwater.fiction.html http://www.writing-life.com/fiction/synopsis.html … Read More

On Editing…

The editing process, as I’ve found, is always a learning curve. One can never know too much about editing. The more you edit, the more you learn, which leads to better writing. Participating on a peer-review critique group is a huge help for me. Not just in terms of getting feedback on my writing, but … Read More

What’s the Word?

Ugh. I had to bite the bullet and buy Word today. I’ve survived for several years without it, opting instead for the fully-featured (and FREE!) Open Office software. But now we’re in the editing process with “Love & Brimstone” and the editor assigned to my manuscript uses the track changes feature. So I have to … Read More

Writing Software

I had a great time yesterday with the interview! Jordana and Stephanie were fantastic, and invited me back after their summer hiatus. One of the things we talked about was how I write, and I mentioned a software I use. NAYY – I am simply a happy customer. I use SuperNotecard by Mindola. The way … Read More

Interview Anxiety!

I’m so excited! My interview with Jordana Ryan is today at 2pm eastern! Here’s the link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Jordana-Ryan And a reporter from our local paper interviewed me this week, the story should be out next week. Eeep! Tune in and hear me hopefully not make an idiot out of myself! *LOL*

Shoes

Now, my dh will be the first to tell you that I am NOT a shoe-hound. I’m likely to buy a comfy pair of normal sandals, on sale if I can, in three different colors and wear them until they disintegrate and I’m forced to buy new ones. (No, I have never watched “Sex in … Read More

Ugh.

So I did something totally not like me today – left the house over an hour EARLY (thank you very much) to take my husband’s car to the Honda dealer for a warranty recall check. It was getting ready to storm and I thought I’d miss the worst of it. Not so much. I drove … Read More