Friday, February 26, 2010

My brother

This month is about over, Thank God. This is the month of my brother Tim's Bday. He would have been 26. The family misses him. On his bday my mom wasn't answering calls. It's the first one since he died. The holidays were hard. I keep putting things away to the back of my mind, but they won't stay there. His lovely daughter, a few weeks older than my son, is beautiful and wonderful to see with her cousins.

She looks to be as fun loving as her father was :D I'll prob lose my regular internet connections soon, so I wanted to say thanks to all those who read my blog. And a big thanks to all of my blogging community. They have been a big help getting through this, even though they didn't know it at the time. I didn't say anything sooner because I needed the "normality" of my friends when I could get on and read.

Writing is keeping me sane. You all are keeping me involved. Tres importante.

Have a great weekend and know that you are all appreciated.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Winds of Fire

So I've updated authonomy. I've reloaded the chapters with the new corrections, plus inserted a new chapter between the old eight and nine as well as adding a new chapter to the end. There are now 12 chapters on authonomy for critiquing and reading. :) it takes a while to do that because you have to save each chapter individually.

The process is kinda like this:

Someone else edits bits and pieces.
Edit some more.
Oh yeah, must copy/paste to individual chapters.
Copy. Scream because I hate touch pads on laptops.
Erase old words.
Paste new ones.
Wait until such a time that I can get online and Update.
Read new comments.
Start process over...

I'm getting near the end and I'm excited. I'm also working on my fantasy novel, which you might remember from NaNoWriMo (see other blog :) By the end of March, I will have both finished, approximately, 45k words, and sent of to at least one publisher/agent.

There. I've put it in writing. How's that for making goals :) Now all I have to do is convince my family. Especially the 16 month old. He is sure that 2 am is playtime :D

I guess that's okay. Last night I sent my backups to myself by email. Thank God for Mother-in-Laws! It has been great having the Internet at my beck and call. LOL

In the midst of all the writing, I also need to do the exercises on my favourite blog, edittorent. I wish I knew how to do the damn link thing because I'd link it in a heart beat. Also, there is another blog I follow, Fierce Romance, that has a neat story on it that I'd like to link to. GRRRRRR so much to do and so little time to do it in.

Also, I'm outlining/previsualizing the changes to my paranormal story from one short to two full length novels. I have my work cut out for me :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Piza Seven

It's been exciting for me lately as more and more people are reading my book :D

I'm going to be talking to English/Literature classes in local high schools because a student whose mom is a principal read my book, Rebellion on Piza 7! I'm thrilled to death. And nervous as hell lol Wish me luck!

Monday, February 1, 2010


I got away two days in a row. Can you believe it?? :D

My family is in a tight spot but we've been there before. Things are going to get better as soon as I get my tax return in. If I ever get my stubs. They were sent to address in Texas, but people living there say they didn't get them grrrrrrr. The one set was sent out before the new year!! My brother got his early on. GRRRR

I hate Drama in my personal life, yet, I can't seem to get away from it. Even if I don't know it's going on at the time, I figure it out eventually. It ticks me off because I have enough real drama (kids with asthma and a Down Syndrome baby to start with!) that I don't need any made up crap from people whose lives are apparently too boring because everything is going too well.

Okay, now that I got that rant out of my system, let us continue on happier veins. Despite matching the wrong markings, I'm getting a costume I started ages ago finished. It probably wont fit me anymore, but I'm going to finish it anyway and lose the weight so I can wear it this spring :)

I love how things are getting finished. It feels good to get things accomplished. Nate sewed an apron I had bought a few years ago for him to bbq with. Another project finished. I only helped with ironing and a tiny bit of sewing. It was a project he mainly did on his own. He is quite good at it.

Well, I have to get back to writing. Lots of corrections to make and new stories to write.