Sunday, October 30, 2011

So Many Contests

The contests for Halloween are great this year. Sam Cheevers plus 12 other authors, its taking a stroll down the street. Spooktaclular blog hog, 400 authors and readers The list is on my site. Just scroll down.  And other authors and readers are doing their own contests.

I don't understand my laptop. The pointer jumps and I end up writing in another sentence or everything just disappears. So I am not going to drive myself crazy by con't to write. I mean really who cares.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Good Witch

Having a fun time watching the Good Witch movies on Hallmark. DH is working on his fourth dragon puzzle
Still gearing up for NaNo. Received two new books for research.  I might be able to find a demon or two to fit in my novel. enjoy As for my outline, well I got the first and second chapters mapped out somewhat, at least I know where I am going with it for a little while. Tomorrow I am going to get caught up oh housework  and the wash. So that at 12:01am 11/1/11 I can start. I am going to try and write something everyday on my blog.
Hopefully whoever does read this will enjoy it.
So Goodnight for now.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


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So I don't know what I can do with my blog. I want to make it look interesting and hopefully that I write interesting stuff. So If someone wants to take pity on me and show me what to do. That would be great. In the meantime I am going to limp along and keep trying to make it good.                                 

Hello and Welcome New Readers

Thanks for stopping by and being interested in what is going on in my blog. I promise to write more interesting stuff. At least I will try too.
The house is a bit of a mess because  we converted one of the bedrooms to my office and about time too.  We really didn't need two guest rooms.  The "Guy" is coming to looking at our free standing fireplace in the living room and there is a little one in the bedroom. so have to make neat.
Just a thought we have to lab mix puppies, about 14 weeks old a boy and a girl siblings we are fostering them for the local shelter. Anyone want a dog?

I haven't done my outline yet and I have to do. I am afraid I'm going to get lost and not finish if I don't. Problem is I usually don't do outlines. First time for everything I guess. Short stories are so much easier. But I want to write full length novels. Fun novels, paranormal mystery romance novels.
I just finished a workshop with Deborah Blake, Beyond Fangs and last year I took her workshop on witches in books. Much fun was had. I don't think I contributed anything to the witch class but I did work and do my homework with Beyond fangs. I am not that big into Vampires, don't get me wrong there are some that I would love to meet. Angel, maybe Spike, if no biting, the Dracula who was in an episode of Buffy and I can't think of anyone else. I look at the vampires in love stories and if you want this love to go on then he or she has  to turn you or what good is it. You die and they have a broken heart. Not really fair to my thinking. I know many people love the vampires stories. I usually say that they are cold, hard, and dead.  In most books they can't go into the sunlight. Oh, wait, I almost forgot True Blood. How good I do that. the books are fun but I really like the series on HBO more. A lot of eye candy, which is always nice.  the Swede is one nice looking guy. Hmmm my great grandparents were from Sweden. I wonder, no I doubt we are related. though my great grandfather Thor, that was his name, really, was the only one to come to America, the rest of his siblings and family stayed in Sweden. I know I have cousins. I've never met them. My Swedish American cousins have. They've been to Sweden and saw Per, one of the cousins,  here in the States when he flew in for business.  But I digress.

So my protagonist is a witch, hereditary she has a car accident and gets a concussion which brings out her dormant psychic abilities. What fun. Her guides have a lot of fun with her. Her best friend is a little bit of a flake and the hero, I haven't decided what he is yet. A cop, the falsely accused murderer, another best friend that she never thought of like that. I don't know.
It will come to me. I am going to work on it today. Housework is done. Yea me! Just have to do some wash. pooh.
Catch you all later.

Monday, October 24, 2011

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Almost to Nov. & you know what that means

I'm getting ready for nano. This year I am going to do it. I'm not going away, staying home and writing. Which is a little different for me. I usually go and see the mouse in Orlando with my cousin T. I always meant to write when I'm in fl. but I never do enough. So this year I have to.
Lets see hand still hurts. But I don't think there is anything I can do, just has to heal.
Its raining and all the dogs and cats are in. We are fostering two puppies. They are so cute but so bold. I'm hoping they find their forever home very soon. Between the cats and our dog, well enough is enough, though we are glad to help and it gives our dog someone to play with. Its all good.
Not much else to tell you. I am doing a class with Deb Blake, she is great. Beyond Fangs its called. I am not a big vampire reader. All I can think to myself is that they are cold and hard and not just hard in the right places and if they are hungry, look out. They are not romantic  to me. But, again, I've read some that were very good. But I will stick to Humans, shapeshifters and demons.  Vampire, demon not much of a difference, they will both eat you.

On to my homework. Hopefully I will write again soon. I really need to get people here but don't know how to do it. Ah well I will learn.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Three weeks post-op and my hand still hurts. My husband says that I have been using it to much. Which of course I have but what else can you do. Typing is not a problem so that is good. Its everything else. driving, cutting meat, stuff like that. But it will heal, oh yes about healing, Took the stitches out on Friday and it opened  right up. So instead of having a nice thin scar I will have a one that is a little wide.  Hey what else  is new but no one will really notice it so I am not going to worry about it.
Taking an online class with Deborah Blake called Beyond Fangs. I'm looking for ideas on different types of paranormal charaters.
I am also thinking of trying my hand at Young Adult.
I need to finish the book I've been writing for the last couple of years. 
That is enough for now. I am behind in my writing and in my reading. I should not buy anymore books but I can't help it. I have to buy from my favorite authers.