Thursday, December 30, 2010

Anyone catch the number of that bus?

Holy crap this was a rough but wonderful holiday.

Nothing bad happened and it was a very enjoyable holiday but I seemed to move through the whole thing in a fog. It was kind of weird. 

This was the first holiday in ... forever ... that I wasn't out on Christmas Eve shopping. 

My husband actually missed it. Apparently he enjoys the negativity of the night before, last minute, get the f@#k out of my way evil shoppers far more than he let on!

So, being done with my shopping days early, and being able to wrap the presents days early as well, left me with nothing to do on Christmas Eve except, well, to enjoy it. 

That's when the fog started.

We have multiple Christmas celebrations. Ours, the in-laws, my parents and the next day at my brother's. It just seemed that I was opening gifts and eating stuff and clinking glasses without really feeling any of it. 

Then I got home and my living room was filled with packages and bags and presents. Where am I supposed to put all this stuff?

I really don't mean to complain, it just seems we make such a big deal getting ready for the holidays and then they come and go so quickly that if you blink you might miss it.

I did have my moment with the tree and it was very lovely and peaceful and well worth the wait.

I hope all of you had a great Christmas and that you have a safe, happy and healthy New Year.

No word from Carina Press yet.

Oh, and cause I'm anal retentive I could really use one more follower to make it an even 50.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

So be good for goodness sake!

With Christmas and New Years only a couple of days away I wanted to make sure that I took the time to write a big thank you to all of my wonderful followers and fellow bloggers for making my foray into the blog world a wonderful experience.

I have learned a lot, I have laughed a lot and even had a few sniffles.

I have shared some of my personal thoughts and words and it has been really great to be able to put them out there and get fantastic feedback from this writing community.

I am lucky to be part of it.

I hope you all have a great holiday and stick around with me in the new year. 
Who else will I commiserate with?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Writing inspiration at Eleven!

So, there I was sitting at my dining room table (because I had to get my laptop out of the living room) with a room full of house guests (okay, just 2) and I find writing inspiration and have to open my story and start typing.

It was the weirdest thing.

I didn't think I would get to write for days while company was here and yet while they sat in my house, and I should have been conversing over coffee and cookies, I am writing pages of dialogue!

What a rude hostess I am.

It felt good to write though. Especially after a week of house cleaning, shopping and preparing for their visit.

Still getting the hang of this first person thing. Trying to be witty and interesting.
I have yet to let anyone read it though. Maybe when I get a little more accomplished.

Maybe I should go do that now!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bad know Santa is watching!

I know I am a bad blogger lately. 
Not much to report on the writing front. 

Very busy at home recently which is a good thing. My fundraiser is over and went very well. Had extra work to do for a local election. That went well. Now I have some family visiting for a week and we are preparing for Christmas. 

It's all coming together nicely, just doesn't leave a lot of time for writing or blogging.

I hope all of you are busy with wonderful things as well.

I counted the other day and my submission has been with Carina Press for about 8 weeks. They say to wait either 14 or 16 weeks for a response. That will be sometime at the end of January I think. Long time to wait for either answer. 


Need more patience.

Friday, December 3, 2010

I'm having an affair.

I've commited an act of betrayal.
I'm cheating...on my story...with another story.

I guess writing is writing, right?

I mentioned recently that I had an idea for another story and I decided to jot down a few notes so that I would remember everything. 10 pages later I have my first chapter.

I didn't mean for it to happen.
I didn't set out trying to put one before the other.
It just happened.
I just wrote.

So, I really can't complain.

So, I won't!

YEAH! WORDS! YEAH! is the weirdest part! I am writing in my main female character's point of view.  I have never done that before. I'm hoping it goes well, but I may miss being able to 'hear' the thoughts of my main male character.

We shall see.

Let's hope that after my next fundraiser (tomorrow) is over I will have some more time on my hands before the evil Christmas is upon us all. Then maybe I can get back out here to the computer and write some more!


And...this is my 100th blog post. I appreciate all of you that come to visit and read my rants. HMG