A Good Weekend

Presents are done!  They are in my car ready to go.  I'm looking forward to giving them but I'm sad to be losing such good workers. I've finished rereading the last two Wayfarer novels.  The last one needs a complete edit.  By the time I was done, I added over 10K words and a dozen … Continue reading A Good Weekend

Where did the week go?

This week sleep has been interrupted - I sleep for two hours and wake up; but writing has been fast and furious all week.  Starting last Friday, Ken and I have been busy.  We drove to Indiana to visit Vicki.  We spent Saturday with her and in the evening we drove home. We got home … Continue reading Where did the week go?

Overloaded and Overwhelmed

Things are speeding up at my day job which is putting a stress on my writing and crocheting because I have so much I want to get done but I'm tired when I get home.  My pain level isn't helping but I'm hoping for milder weather in March. Mentally I have a long list of … Continue reading Overloaded and Overwhelmed

Beware the Exploding Head

I spent my night reading a manuscript and editing it.  I see the weaknesses in it and know where I need to improve the story.  I did some minor edits but I'm at a stage where I need to do my searches and print it for a thorough editing.  I have no name for the … Continue reading Beware the Exploding Head

Reading to be a Better Writer

Love scenes can either be done wonderfully or horribly with a lot of mediocre in between.  I read The Twilight Before Christmas by Christina Feehan last night and was enthralled with the book.  I could not put the book down.  Feehan's love scenes were sensual, enthralling, and steamy.  She included words I would not have thought … Continue reading Reading to be a Better Writer

Juggling Life

Finished the Fablehaven series last night at 2:00 am.  I should have put the book up but I just couldn't.  It means I'll be tired today.  I have to figure out what book I'll be reading next.  I know it may seem strange but I usually have a book on my kindle, one on my … Continue reading Juggling Life

Escape with a Good Book

I'm still on a reading spurt.  I am reading the Fablehaven series.  It is a good series for young adults full of adventure, magic, fairies, and fun.  The roles are a bit traditional for my tastes but I freely admit this is my own hang up.  Writing tasks are screaming at me while I spend … Continue reading Escape with a Good Book

Perfect Weather

Yesterday and today - no air conditioning on.  This is highly unusual for me as I can't handle the heat and humidity.  It has been pleasant to have the fresh air and cooler temperatures.  The weather is almost idyllicI finally finished the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows in the car.  Now I have to figure out … Continue reading Perfect Weather

Reading for Pleasure

With being in school for the last couple of years, I've not done a lot of reading for pleasure.  Mostly it was text books.  Prior to going back to school, I was doing a lot of book reviews.  This led me to getting tired of reading as I was usually under a deadline and reading … Continue reading Reading for Pleasure

Catch Up

My semester started with a visit from Stephanie, two new classes, and lots of work.  It has been a crazy three weeks.  I have a grammar class and publication development class.  I like both of them and they are almost completely opposite.  The grammar class is very structured, with deadlines, quizzes, and dates for everything.  … Continue reading Catch Up