Thursday, March 26, 2009

Procrastination at its finest...

Well, it's been over a year since my last post. Shouldn't I get an A+ for procrastination?

I still don't know how all of you with kids out there do this everyday. I know I've said that before, but I guarantee I'll probably say it again.

I could have sworn I used to be an organized individual, now I'm have some serious doubts. For one, shouldn't I have been able to find 5 minutes in my day to post something? *Sigh*

But the past is in the past. Munchkin starts school full time on Monday, and I must be a terrible person, because inside I'm doing the happy dance. What is it going to be like to have time to myself again? No idea. Not even an inkling. Go figure I have a child that is born as obsessed about my laptop as I am. I can't even open the damn thing in front of her, without her shrieking and screaming until its under her little hands and she's hitting every button. I've never seen someone shut the computer down so fast! I'm not sure I even knew it was possible.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Happy Love Day!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
... now I'm going to go finish those edits so that tonight I can enjoy my Valentine's instead of working! ;)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Ahhhh.... that time of year again.

Oh yeah baby! It's that time of year again... Judging!!!

I judge 2 contest in the year:

Yellow Rose unpubed and Daphne Du Maurier Pubbed. I love them both. I know what a trator I am to TRW, but maybe I'll even judge for that this year... maybe.

So I'm sitting here surrounded in contest pages for the yellow rose contests and I must tell you I am so impressed with this years submissions - some serious talent out there. It also makes me wonder why some of these great authors aren't published yet.

Is anyone judging some good contests out there? Are you finding that writers are getting better and better? Lots of competition out there!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

A day in the life of a Harlequin publisher

I have to say that I found todays meeting quite interesting. The one thing I took away from it is that there was no way I could publish with Harlequin category romances - at least not what I've written in the past. And for some reason I only realized this NOW. Today.

I read category romances, the fact that I hadn't realized this until now amazes me. I go into some major detail in the sex scenes and I guess I always assumed that the heat level could just be, well, not ignored, but maybe... I don't know. All I know is that there is no way that 4 of my manuscripts (which were intended for category) will ever be able to fall into Harlequin guidelines.

My husband says - why not just remove the heat - lower it somehow... but that would no longer be my story. Plus, it's my favourite part to write - and we do, after all, write because we love it. So why would I ever try to squeeze my manuscript into a little box? I wouldn't. But clearly I need to rethink my future goals, at least my short term ones. Maybe I'll find use for the manuscripst sooner or later elsewhere. Maybe.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Research... hehehehe!

Since I finished my first draft of my WIP - I'm adding in a new project, I know stick to one thing, but at this point the things I'm changing are pretty much grammar and spelling/wording - so not a big deal. Plus the project I'm starting is for a contest - I though it would be a nice change and it needs to be short and sweet - something I can totally handle.

I'm in the research phase *giggling* I love research. ;)

The contest winner will have their short erotic story published in Best Women's Erotica 2009. Details are on the Passionate Ink website.

It sounds like a lot of fun if anyone else wants to join. :)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Out of service today.

Today we have a wonderful doctors appointment. Most of the time I really couldn't care less about them. I go because they have to get done and I don't argue with doctors. But I am absolutely dreading the doctors appointment today. It's for her hearing because we have hearing loss in the family.

Anyways, I don't know if any of you have ever done one of these, but from the time she wakes up (usually around 7ish)I'm not allowed to let her eat or sleep until her appointment at 10:30am. At which point I feed her there and she should fall asleep for the test (yeah, I'll let you know if that happens). Anyways, this wouldn't bug me so much if they didn't suggest putting ice chips on her to keep her awake. Ice chips on my baby? WTF is wrong with people? Doesn't this sound like some serious torture method? Is it just me? It's making me sick to my stomach just knowing that she's going to be in the hands of these "professionals" for an hour.

Okay... I'm going to walk away from this subject, because I seriously feel a meldown coming along.

Last night I finished round one edits... YAY!!! For godssakes it's taken me forever! Hopefully round 2 won't take too long. I hope to have it done by the end of the week (although I have to confess the first time I wrote this sentence I wrote mid-week). In a perfect world it will be. :D

I can't wait to hear all the good news tomorrow. I hate being kept in suspense! I'm okay with it, sort of. Well, I'm okay with it if I don't know I'm being kept in suspense! :D

I hope you all have a productive day!

Spell f#@%ing check still doesn't work! And why did it underline and highlight the word? I swear Blogger has it out for me!

One of those weeks...

On Wednesday I posted a hump day hunky hero... the one that inspired my current WIP... and then I accidently deleted my post! Retard moment. (I wish I could at least blame it on someone other than myself, but I can't)

On Thursday I tried posting - wrote a whole shpiel about what I was working on... couldn't friggin post because Blogger was doing some maintenance. And I learned I also can't select all or cut to paste somewhere else.. no that would be too easy.

By Friday I was so sick and tired with Blogger that I couldn't even log on without wanted to.... well lets just say it wasn't pretty.

On Saturday my husbands godfather had a heartattack, and had to have Quintuple bypass surgery. Which sucked. He's fine now... well as fine as someone with bypass surgery could be.

So I'm just now winding down from the week. All my writing since Wednesday will have to happen tonight, because so far I don't think I've written more than 400 words.

We'll have to see how it goes.

F#@& what the hell happened to spellcheck? I want to bleep bleep bleep this blogger bleeeeeppppp!!!! :D