E is for Editing, and Editing, and Editing, and Ego

Last summer, I wrote a book. The original writing process took about 10 weeks. I’ve been editing it now for more like 7 and a half months. Read More

D is for Drat, Dang, and Doggone Developing Dermatitis

I’ve been focused on writing today, so it was not even noticeable at first. But when I finished the draft I was working on, I looked down to see blotchy marks covering my forearms and to note that I had been scratching. If I had been outside and it were later in the year, I’d almost blame chiggers or some other nasty little bug, but I’m pretty sure these doggone things are hives. Read More

B is for Bonkers and Baffling

Did you ever have one of those weeks when you suddenly had the weight of the world dumped on you?

Okay, so it’s not quite that bad, but it has been a little crazy. Between work and work and work…yeah, I need fewer jobs…I spent about 15 hours yesterday in front of the computer. I wasn’t prepared for the frenzy that would come with the beginning of the month. I think it dies down about Sunday. Maybe.

In the meantime, I decided to do this A to Z challenge thingy, so I’ve got to post a blog every day and go visit dozens of others over the course of the month to support others who are doing this. My decision to do this is both baffling and bonkers!

Today I managed to write 2400 words, run the office, and get groceries (a two hour process). And I made it to the gym.

I’m going to try to reverse this process tomorrow and blog first thing in the day. Then maybe I’ll feel less rushed. Right?

Well, maybe anyway.

A is for Again

I’ve committed myself to doing to A to Z challenge in April. I am doing it this time.

But at the same time, today has been hellish. I didn’t get much of a break today. Been running since 7:30 a.m. and I’m posting this at 9:35 p.m.

It’s not impressive, but…I did it.

If you’re a new visitor, welcome. If you’re an old friend, sorry for the cranky directness of this post. You know I’m only like this most of the time ;)

I promise tomorrow that I will be here again and I will accomplish this challenge. See you then!

Why Vampires Should Not Sparkle…

There’s no question that in the history of vampire literature, the vampire has always been something of a romantic figure in that dark and stormy, brooding and uncommunicative way. The vampire has always been the bad boy that some girl hoped she could teach to love again. Read More