Thursday, July 31, 2008

Terrific Thursday!

Okay, maybe not terrific, but I'm up, I have coffee, and I'm online with all my friends. That has to count for something.

As the weekend approaches, I think a lot of people consider what they've accomplished in the past week. My thoughts today have been that maybe I was too hard on myself in the last post. So what else is new. I guess as long as I'm making progress, I'm doing all right. (And hey, two blog posts in a week--yay for me!)

Today at the Otherworld Diner, I have a Thursday Thirteen up. I posted questions I think writers would like to ask their muses (or at least I would!) I had fun coming up with them. For example, "I’m in the shower. Why couldn’t you wait until I can write things down?" I have to say, I've asked that question more than once.

What would you like to ask your muse?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday, Monday :)

Good Monday, folks. I know the beginning of the work week is not known for being a pleasant day, but I hope there are some things in your life today that you can happy about.

As for me, I’m basically taking a class without a teacher. Sort of. Long story, but the punch line is that I needed Margie Lawson’s Empowering Character Emotions class, but she wasn’t teaching it anytime soon. So, I bought the lecture notes. She writes at the beginning of the notes that the class is intense, graduate class level type work. My thought process was that I’ve been writing for a long time. I’m intelligent. I’ll breeze right through this thing.


She wasn’t kidding. The class is intense! At the moment, I’m averaging two days per lecture. And I haven’t even finished all the assignments of those three lectures yet. Now part of that is because I had some dental work done toward the end of last week. (My face is still sore.) But the biggest reason is that the class involves complicated stuff that takes some serious thought and study. Especially when it comes to applying the principles to my own work.

The up side of the whole deal is that I’m very sure I’ll come out of this experience a better writer. My biggest regret is that I didn’t take a class from Margie before. She’s awesome! I heard she’s an amazing teacher, and she’s even better than I imagined. If you get a chance to take one of her classes or workshops, I definitely recommend it. Just be prepared to work. Hard.

It’s a challenge, but—like everything else in life—nothing worthwhile is easy.

Back to work.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Keepers of Legend

I am sooooo excited! I just got my cover for my paranormal romance novella, Keepers of Legend, coming soon from The Wild Rose Press. I think it's pretty. And I'm not prejudiced at all.

Seriously, the artist ( Nicola Martinez) caught the wonder of the discovery of the dragon. I can't believe how well she caught the feel of the story.

Jessica Knight and her teenage daughter are out for a hike in the Smoky Mountains when they run across a most amazing creature. As a scientist, Jessica can't believe what she's seeing is really a dragon, but it sure looks that way. But there are those who have their own agendas for the creature, including a certain army major that Jessica has a history with. Can she protect the greatest scientific find in history?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

I posted my very first Thursday 13 over at the Otherworld Diner. I'd post one here, but doing the one was interesting enough.

Hope you're all having a wonderful day and not melting in the heat. Love the sunshine, but it's hot here in east Tennessee.

Stay cool y'all!