Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Brought to you by the letter R & the A to Z sign-up has begun!

Hello. How are you?

So...yesterday, I got another big "R". Yep. Mr. Rejection came to visit.'s the first time it didn't feel like I got punched in the stomach. I guess that's good. Skins getting thicker.

After the So You Think You Can Write Contest I only sent Maguire's Corner out to one publisher. It was a shot in the dark anyway. But, I was holding out for that publisher to answer before I sent a mass mailing.

Then, a few days ago, I noticed a Twitter Pitch contest and decided to take a chance.

Do you know how hard it is to write a pitch in less than 140 characters?


And they suggest, so you don't bore the agents and editors on Twitter, to come up with multiple pitches.

Yeah, right. One was almost impossible. I barely came up with two and while I was working on the third the day was over!

Pitch #1: Maggie’s actions entangle her in a murder case & land her in the arms of the new Chief. Jack must find the killer b4 he finds them.

Pitch #2: Jack’s got his hands full w/ murder cases, federal roadblocks & a vicious killer but he’d much rather fill his hands w/ Maggie’s...

Pitch #2 got a hit from an editor.

I was asked to send a query and the first five pages, which I did.

Then I got an email from the editor's assistant asking for the Full, so I sent that.

I'm currently in a holding pattern waiting to hear back from them.

There's that waiting again.

I'll let you know what happens, cause I always do. :)


Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2013 sign-up has begun!!!

I went on before 7:00 am and ended up #178! 

I mean...Stormy ended up #178.

Go sign-up!


Any of these guys can help you out...

You’re A to Z Hosts are founder Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out, Damyanti Biswas at Amlokiblogs, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Tina Downey at Life is Good, DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude 2.0, Jeremy Hawkins at Retro-Zombie, Shannon Lawrence at The Warrior Muse, Matthew MacNish at The QQQE, Konstanz Silverbow at No Thought 2 Small, Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs, Livia Peterson at Leave it to Livia, L. Diane Wolfe at Spunk on a Stick, and Nicole at The Madlab Post. 

New for this year is the option of adding a two letter code, after your sign-up name or blog title, for the kind of content you will be posting. It's to help like minded individuals find each other.

Mine? (HU) for Humor.


Alex J. Cavanaugh is doing favorite movie quotes on Wednesday. Today's theme is light fantasy.

I don't know if this movie counts as light fantasy but I've been saying this quote a lot lately.

From Galaxy Quest.   

Monday, January 28, 2013

Re-Introduce Myself Blog Hog x2

Hello everyone. Hope you're all well.

Today is the Re-Introduce Myself Blog Hop brought to you by Mark Koopmans, Elise Fallson, and C.M. Brown, and Stephen Tremp.

I'm going to do a quick re-intro of me and then I thought you might like to get to re-know the Gnome as well so look for that towards the bottom of the post!

My name is Heather.

Hello, Heather.

I've been writing since high school, well, writing what actually resembled stories since high school. 

I used to trade notebooks with a friend and we would write chapters to each other about meeting famous rock stars and they would fall madly in love with us and take us away on tour.

Pulitzer Prize winning stuff.

I've written quite a few starts to stories but had never finished one until a few years ago.

Then, suddenly, I thought that I should be a famous author and began what has turned out to be a very long lesson/journey in writing and publishing.

But, I am still writing, still trying, still learning and still moving forward so that is the best I can do for right now.
And now...


someone SO much more famous than I...

Stormy the Weather Gnome!!!

Hello out there in blog land!
Have you missed me? I've missed me!

My name is Stormy the Weather Gnome and I report on the weather.

We are, in fact, having weather right this minute. And not just regular weather. Dangerous weather. Some light snow followed wintry mix followed by ice.

Fun for everyone!

I wanted to let you know that on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, I will be signing up for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I am very excited about this and I'll be bringing my old friend D-Rizzle and my new friend Sparks. I can't wait to see what kind of trouble we Gnomes can get into!


Thanks for stopping by to see us today!

Nice to re-meet you!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Stuff to share...

There is stuff...going on out there...that I thought if you didn't know about...that you might want to know about.


January 28, 2013


March 18, 2013

Want to know what this is all about? ME TOO! Ninja Alex says he will share the topic for this BLOGFEST in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned!


April 2013 

April is just a few months away. Who wants to join me this year in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge? Sign up starts at the end of this month!

I'm sure there is something out there for February but I didn't run across one this morning.

Hope you guys are all working hard or writing a lot or looking good!

I know I am!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A momentary lapse of reason...

Happy Monday!

What's that?

It's already Wednesday and I missed Monday completely?

Yeah, sounds about right.

I was workin' for the man the past two days and didn't have a moment to spare for the usual hilarity and sarcastic wit I love to spread around the blogo-sphere.

And now, I have triumphantly returned!

But, I'm not staying.

Cause...I'M WRITING!

I knew you would understand. 

I'll leave you with some funnies....   

This is not my cat but I swear three out of four do this to me every morning.


Friday, January 11, 2013

What's in a gname? Gnome gnamed today!

This is why they don't put me in charge of anything really important.

The Gname that Gnome Gpoll should have closed Friday night not Friday morning.

I was going to give it one last push today but, I fucked it up. :)

According to the results, a tie has been called between Sparks and Zippo.

I was pulling for Master Stream but no one threw a vote in that direction.

So, we must settle this tie.

And, what better way than a simple coin toss.

Heads = Sparks
Tails = Zippo

Heads wins!

Stormy and Sparks...FOREVER!!!!

Thanks for voting!
Have a great weekend!