OMG all of November passed and I did not blog?! Here we go: Audiobooks, Grooming, Christmas shopping, THROUGH TO YOU, Snow, Shoveling, Back Pain :(, Critique Partners <3 <3, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Crisp, Sleeping, WIP 12k! It's that time of year! Hardly even time to Twitter! šŸ™‚


I realize I’ve been an erratic blogger lately. Okay, fine – ABSENT blogger. But this is starting to sound like the diaries IĀ tried toĀ keep growing up. Every entry started with, “Sorry it’s been so long…” ANYWAY, I have a good reason — a GREAT reason for being *quiet* lately — a new WIP! The working […]

The Future is NOW!

Way back in 1995, up-and-coming actress Sandra Bullock and hottie Englishman Jeremy Northam starred in a movie that sent every synapse in my brainĀ firing YES, YES, YES! Ā ThatĀ movie was called The Net: I haven’t watched The Net recently, but I’m pretty sure anyone watching it now – who’d never seen it before – would look […]

You Make My Heart Pound Throbbingly

Recently, I’ve been reading a very successful YA series (NOT Twilight). These books are right up my alley – they’re paranormal, action-filled, humorous, andĀ the concept is unique.Ā AndĀ most of all…I am ~swooning~ over the male love interest. *c’thunk, c’thunk, c’thunk* But OMG the writing is atrocious. All through the series I have been asking myself WHY […]

Insert Big Band Xmas Music Here

Obviously, I survived Thanksgiving — and am a stronger person for the freezing cold air mattress and massacred pumpkin pie. I had no idea you COULD screw up pumpkin pie until my dad tried to make it this year. *shudder* On the plus side, ~amazingly~ I had no flight complications, which is good cuz it keeps […]

Ladies and gentlemen, we have word count…

Yes, a whopping 587 brand-spanking ~*sparkly*~ words on the new WIP!! I’m not officially signed up for NaNo, but I consider myself a member of NaNoWriLife…all the same, I consider myself challenged by my self (possibly more powerful than an internet of other novelists) to crank out the words. DO YOU HEAR THAT, ME?? It might be too sad […]

New MS Mumbles

So, everyone knows what you do while you wait to hear back on queries, right? You stop obsessing over THAT MS and move on to a NEW one. I guess I’ve reached that stage, only it’s not in MS form yet…people, I am outlining. (!!!!!!!) Never thought I’d say that. And it’s going really well! I […]


My revision….~*drumroll*~ is done.  MIND FIRE Pages Revised : 244 / 244(100.0%) Ended up adding about 1700 words, for a final count of 59,759. Now it’s off for first-round-catch-the-embarrassing-stuff family review (thank you sis!), and then…real crits. My head just exploded.

Down In It

I feel a bit guilty about choking off the oxygen to my blog, but these revisions are owning me. And I realized today that I haven’t cleaned off my desk in…longer than I’m willing to say…because ofthis BOOK. Agh! Luckily, S respects this as my space and doesn’t care if I crap it up (the […]


Mind Fire: Rewrite  41,306 / 70,000(59.0%) OMG, look at that! This is funny. I’m probably up too late (I swear this is writing related), but my sister is pregnant and she’s been sending me these weekly email updates she gets about the growth progress of her baby – Like for instance, this week baby is the […]