Showing posts from August, 2011

I'm baaaack . . . with pics!

A giant THANK YOU to all of you who have been leaving such sweet comments while I've been recovering!  I'm back now and ready to really dive in.  I've been working a lot on my Christmas novella, Witchy Winter, I have a full outline and the first chapter written.  If all goes well I should be finished sometime in September or the first part of October.  Woot woot :)

. . .  So my little girl just turned 4!  And since I posted pics of my little man's party a few months ago I thought I'd post some of hers :)  It was a Tangled party, so much fun and the gaggle of girls were so dang cute!


I can't believe she's already four!  Next week she starts dance and competitive gymnastics, I can't wait :)

Also I received the results of the biopsy . . . this last surgery finally got all the bad cells!  I think my worry about the results might have been giving me writer's block.  Cancer plays a huge part in Smolder and it was hitting a little too close to…

Trying to get my Groove Back

After my week long hiatus I find myself digging my heels in.  I'm still tired and achy and so not feeling the creative juices.  I think my muse is still on vacation.

The kidlets have grown used to me laying with them and watching movies, they're less than thrilled that Mama is back in her "bat cave" (when my daughter calls my writing nook).  I have them temporarily destracted with Despicable Me (super cute show by the way) but that won't last long.

I'm been browsing Deviant Art to try and find inspiration.  I'm considering a walk, but don't know that I'm up for that yet.  Ugh.  Being a couch potato is so not my nature.  I'm normally a big outdoorsy type and very into exercise, this laziness is driving me crazy!

I have so much to get done and so little motivation.

So my question for you is: How do you get back into the writing groove when you feel uninspired and muse-less?

5 Fave Friday: Things to do while Recovering from Surgery

Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. for a week, looks like I have a ton of catching up to do on reading all your wonderful blogs!
So far the recovery has gone well—a bit painful, but all good.It’s the first time in my life that I’ve had to have stitches and I have to say I’m not a fan.I have two layers, one below my skin, and they aren’t so fun.I get the surface layer removed next Thursday and I’m counting down the days.
Anyway, onto my five favorite things to do while I’ve been laid up.Note none of them involve writing, lol.I gave myself permission to take a complete break from everything.
1.Watch old sci-fi movies.I’ve introduced my little girl to the old Star Wars movies and she loves them!She’s been saying she wants to be an astronaut for a couple months now so I’ve been watching a bunch of space movies.We’ve also watched the Farscape series and Firefly (my absolute fave of all time.)I’m such a sci-fi geek!
2.Read the Harry Potter books aloud to my kidlets.My little girl loves them, …

Liebster Blog Award! (and a quick ROW80 check-in)

The super cute, always sweet, Angie has given me a blog award!  Thank you so much Angie :)  I met Angie at the awesome Deana Barnhart's  get an agent blog-o-rama, she has a killer first 200 words!  Please go check out her blog and leave her some love, you won't be sorry!

The Liebster (meaning friend in German) Award is meant to connect us bloggers, specifically new bloggers with less than 200 followers (but I'm sure won't for long!). 

The rules are:

Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.Post the award on your blog.Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the internet—other writers.And best of all – have fun and spread the karma.My awesome new blogger friends that I'd like to nominate:

1. Caitlin Vincent
2. Jenna Blake Morris
3. Amy Kennedy
4. Michelle Fayard
5. Robin Weeks

These ladies are awesome, seriously.  If you aren't following th…

Book Review: Shimmer by Alyson Noel

Goodreads Summary: Having solved the matter of the Radiant Boy, Riley, Buttercup, and Bodhi are enjoying a well-deserved vacation. When Riley comes across a vicious black dog, against Bodhi’s advice, she decides to cross him over. While following the dog, she runs into a young ghost named Rebecca. Despite Rebecca’s sweet appearance, Riley soon learns she’s not at all what she seems. As the daughter of a former plantation owner, she is furious about being murdered during a slave revolt in 1733. Mired in her own anger, Rebecca is lashing out by keeping the ghosts who died along with her trapped in their worst memories. Can Riley help Rebecca forgive and forget without losing herself to her own nightmarish memories?

I really enjoy the Riley Bloom books, much more so than the Immortal series, and I like this one even more than Radiance.  I love Noel's take on the afterlife and love that these books send a good message.  Riley is fun, authentic and entertaining (if a bit whiney and bra…