Friday, October 16, 2009


Ok, entered two contests and heard back this week, both this week. If I had won, I'd be like all over this blog entry so you can safely assume it wasn't me. But the ones that won were really good. I feel like I still have so far to go. Man. Not a discouraging week, just tired today. I guess I should confess on my blog here, since nobody other than those already in on the secret knows that I am pregnant. Not feeling so hot, but still able to move my fingers. If I can move those, then I write. Struggling with a synopsis for one of my stories. Difficult to distill and compact and make enthralling. Arg. More interesting writing.

Oh read Catching Fire, the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy (?). Pretty good. Read it in a few hours. Interesting. I think I liked the first one better, but the second in a trilogy isn't supposed to be too riveting, I guess.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


One of the writing prompts from Writer's Digest asked writers to detail their routine before they write. Here's mine:

Tuck kids in bed
Open laptop and my application with current project
Respond to summons to rekiss and retuck kids in bed
Back at computer, try to remember where I was and what I was thinking
Hops up to pacify yells to get kids drinks of water
Sing a song
Sing another one
Threaten them with nightlight withdrawl if they do not go to sleep NOW!
Listen to blubbering and crying
Read comics to cheer me
Yell an apology to kids
Go in third time for hugs and kisses
When whimpering dies down, work on project.

Third Place from Book Buyer's Best Contest

A sweet romance wins third place Sweet romances can compete and win! I'm super excited for this honor.  I want to tell you, please keep ...