Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My Daisiemae

We've had a lot of loss this year. We've lost beloved family and friends. I wasn't prepared for the loss we had this morning.

Ten and a half years ago I decided to get a dog. My mother had recently bought a Shetland Sheepdog, and she was the cutest thing I had ever seen. When I noticed that there was an ad in the paper selling three month old Shelties for the right price, I immediately called and made an appointment to check them out. I dragged my cousin along with me and we hightailed over a hundred miles away to look at these dogs.

I had always had good luck with male dogs, so I had decided that I was better suited for a male than a female. When we arrived at our destination and the breeder took us over to the puppies, I had four of them to chose from. I immediately grabbed the male and started petting on it. My cousin reached down and grabbed the runt of the bunch. She was obviously terrified of him because she shook like a leaf, but as he stroked her baby soft fur she became relaxed and settled down. Even though I had the male dog in my arms, my attention kept going over to the puppy my cousin was holding. She looked at me with these big brown eyes and my heart was lost in that instant.

I put down the male dog, grabbed her out of my cousins arms and the rest was history.

I named her Daisiemae and she has been my constant companion throughout the past almost 12 years. We've been through a lot together. Through good and bad times, I've known that Daisie was the one thing I could depend on. Even when I met my husband for the first time, I knew if he didn't have Daisie's approval he would not be the one for me. Lucky for Daisie and I, it was love at first sight for both of them.

She's been a huge part of who I've been in the past several years. When I couldn't think of a chatname or an identity for goodreads, Daisie's name came to mind. I've been known more for being Daisiemae than I am my own name and that's been fine with me.

She was my shadow. Wherever or whenever I got up and went, she was there following me. She was my best friend, protector and the child that my husband and I could never have.

Daisiemae has had kidney problems for the past year. As an eleven year old Sheltie, there really wasn't much we could do for her, except love her and keep her as comfortable as possible. I noticed that last week she stopped eating. I didn't think much of it until the past 72 hours. Her body started to shut down and I kept by her side the whole time.

This morning about four a.m. Daisie had a horrible seizure. All I could do was hold her and help her through it. When Chris came home from work at six, I knew her time was coming to an end. He picked her up, told her he loved her and how much he would miss her, and left the room. I had always heard that dogs wait or go off somewhere so they can die alone. She looked up at me with eyes that said, "I'm tired, Momma. Is it time for me to go?" I kissed her and told her it was okay to let go. She'd been the best child we could have ever had. She'd done us proud and I would think of her everyday until I took my last breath. I told her that the loved ones we lost were waiting for her, and that she was needed there. I kissed her one more time and walked out of the room. I peeked in less than two minutes later and she was gone.

We wrapped her up in her favorite blanket with her favorite toy and buried her at her favorite place in the backyard.

I'm overwhelmed with grief right now. I know time heals all wounds, but my heart is truly broken. I thought we had more time with our girl. She would have been 12, January 9th, and I was really looking forward to this birthday.

This Christmas is going to be sad, but she would want us to do our best to enjoy it. That was the way she was. She brought joy and happiness to all of the people who got to know her.

She was my heart. She was my protector. She was my Daisiemae and I'll miss her.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Just another lazy day

What crazy weather we have here in Arkansas. One moment it's in the 20's and we're freezing to death, and then today it's in the 60's and absolutely gorgeous outside! No wonder everyone seems to have the sniffles!

I'm feeling lazy today, but I'm bound and determined to get some writing done tonight. Plus, I had to read "Ticket to Ride" by Shawn Lane. Oh my Gosh! It's so good! Once again, Shawn really did a great job in making me fall in love with her characters. It really has a great suspenseful storyline, too. Shawn should write romantic mystery/suspense more often. It was great!

I really think I'm going to put a hold on the book I've been working on, and continue Ryan and Blake's story while it's still fresh on my mind. It will be good to write about them again. I really do love them!

I hope everyone has a great Monday! Take care!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

This week at a glance

I'm finally able to sit down and relax. As you know, it's been an emotional roller coaster this week at our home. We buried my husband's beloved Aunt this week. The funeral was hard because of not only saying goodbye to Aunt Bonnie, but watching Chris grieve was very difficult to take. I really felt very helpless through it all. All I could do is offer comfort and keep reassuring him of how much she loved him and how proud of him she was.

Believe it or not, one of the best things happened to Chris at the funeral. There were several people from Bonnie's work that came. After the funeral was over, they approached my husband and I and immediately started telling him that they recognized him from all of the photographs of him (it was our wedding pictures) on her desk. They called my husband by name, and told him how proud and how much Bonnie talked about him. They told him how much she loved him, and that he was always the apple of Bonnie and David's eye. I watched my husband take a deep breath and the weight of the the world was lifted off of his shoulders. It really was a nice way for him to have closure.

I actually finished Christmas decorating today. Tomorrow I plan to start the continuation of Ryan and Blake's story. But, I've been anxious to read Shawn Lane's newest book Ticket to Ride. I'll have to read it before I can get started! She's been teasing us all with it on her blog and I've been dying to read it!

Thank you to all of my friends here. Your well wishes and kind words meant the world to me.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thank you for your kind thoughts and words

Some of you might have noticed my absence. In a previous post I told you about my husband's Aunt being in a coma, and the doctor was calling in a specialist to see if she had any brain activity or not.
Unfortunately for Aunt Bonnie, they didn't find enough brain activity that would make her able to breathe on her own, or even be aware of the world around her. Her sister opted to take her off the respirator despite some of our protest, and she's gone onto a place where she's with her beloved husband.

One of the amazing things about Bonnie was she was not a quitter. She had suffered from polo almost all of her life. Despite being in pain, and walking with the aide of crutches and braces on her legs, she insisted on taking care of herself. She never used a handicapped license or parked in a handicapped zone. She always did as much as her broken body would allow her. My husband's Uncle David was immediately smitten with her the minute they laid eyes on each other, and they had happiness together for over thirty five years.

One of the things I will always remember about Bonnie and David is they both had a very contagious laugh. Both of them laughed frequently and when they laughed it was a whole body laugh and you couldn't help but laugh with them. I loved it.

Since they couldn't have children, they kidnapped Chris when he was a teenager almost every weekend and spoiled him rotten. Chris has always considered them his "adoptive" parents. Chris has said one of his favorite memories is introducing his Aunt Bonnie to Sir Mix Alot's, Baby Got Back. He said they both wore out that song on his cd from playing it all the time.

When David was diagnosed with Cancer, neither one gave up hope. David died less than a month after his diagnosis, and Bonnie hasn’t' been the same since. Her sister had been staying with her, and according to her sister they had an argument. Three days later they found Bonnie unconscious, with bruises all over her face and neck and laying on the floor. There is an investigation, and hopefully we'll find out what really happened to our Beloved Aunt.

Her funeral is Thursday. I told Chris that she'll be right where she wanted to be; right at David's side.

I'm not going to pretend that today hasn't been a difficult day. Both Chris and I have been in a funk, but seeing how some of my friends have embraced my book made me realize how much even my online friends mean so much too me. I was happily shocked how much y'all like Ryan and Blake and how they met. I loved them and I have every intention of continuing their story. Thank you for taking a chance on a very green author and reading my book. I'm hoping the next book will be even better.

Thank you for being there.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Got Mistletoe is released!

Yay! My Christmas story, Got Mistletoe, is now released at Dreamspinner Press! I decide if I'm more nervous or excited about it's release!

Here is the URL if you are interested in purchasing Got Mistletoe?


Got Mistletoe? Excerpt:

“OHHH… the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is sooooo delightful, and since we’ve no place to go… let it snow, let it snow, let it snooooow….” Ryan sang as he grabbed the last of the small boxes of twinkling lights and started stacking them neatly on the shelf.

“Ryan! Spare me, please!”

Ryan laughed as he slowly spun around to face his best friend, carrying yet another huge box of lights to be stocked on the already overcrowded shelves.

Angela was always a sight for sore eyes, even if she was being grouchy. Her long brown hair was put up haphazardly with a sparkling red clip. Her sweet, round face always had a rosy flush to her cheeks, and her dark eyes glittered with mischief.

Ryan took the box from her arms, set it down, and grinned at her as she put her hands on her ample hips. “Angel babe, you know you love my singing,” he said as he puckered his lips and made kissing noises at her. She laughed and shook her finger at him.

“Honey, just because you like Dean Martin doesn’t mean you can sing like him! Besides, I’ve never seen Dean Martin wear reindeer antlers while he crooned “Let it Snow” on any of his Christmas specials he used to have every year.” Angela reached up and flicked one of the antlers on top of his head, causing the bells to start jingling.

“And, he’s the lesser man for it,” Ryan teased as he wrapped Angela up in his arms and dipped her backwards, causing her to laugh, just like he intended for her to do.

He heard someone behind him clear their throat.

“Excuse me, I hate to interrupt the newest solid gold dance moves, but could you tell me where the wrapping paper is?”

The smooth and slightly tense masculine voice washed over Ryan from behind. Angela immediately disassembled herself from Ryan’s arms and stood there looking over Ryan’s shoulder with a slightly embarrassed smile on her sweet face.

Ryan slowly turned around, and had to stop himself from gasping with pleasure.

Standing a couple of feet from him was the most beautiful man Ryan had ever seen. At five foot seven inches, Ryan was used to men towering over him, but not like this man. Tall, dark and handsome definitely fit the bill for describing the stunningly beautiful man before him. Beneath a wealth of gorgeous black hair shone the bluest eyes Ryan had ever laid eyes on. They seemed to twinkle from within. His smooth olive skin, tousled hair and five o’clock shadow gave him that sexy, just-got-out-of-bed look that Ryan always found so adorable. He was dressed casually in a worn brown leather bomber jacket, red T-shirt and jeans that were so old and tight, they hugged his muscular thighs and encased a prominent bulge at his crotch that made Ryan want to fall to his knees and worship the ground he walked on. He was gorgeous, and Ryan knew he was totally and utterly in love.

The man’s full lips formed a half-smile and he cocked his head to the side as he looked expectantly at Ryan, as if waiting for something.

Ryan felt himself cringe as he felt the unwanted heat of a flush come over his face and body. Damn! Being a natural redhead definitely had its drawbacks. Ryan knew his face was probably as red as Rudolph’s red nose, which caused him to blush even more.

The man’s crooked smile turned into a full one, causing his blue eyes to light up and small wrinkles to appear beside each, proving that this gorgeous hunk of a man smiled often. Between his brilliant white smile and ocean blue eyes, Ryan found himself immediately captivated with him.

“Can we help you?” Angela asked, apparently not having any trouble finding her own voice.

The man looked slowly from Ryan to Angela, and his smile dimmed a little.

“Could you point me in the right direction of the wrapping paper?”

God, even the man’s voice was amazing, deep and smooth, with a slight Southern accent. Ryan would bet his measly year’s worth of salary that the sexy man standing before him could sing “Let it Snow” and women as well as men would be throwing themselves at his feet to hear more.

“Um, well, I’m not exactly sure where it’s located at, but my associate Ryan would be more than happy to show you where you need to go,” Angela said sweetly as she indiscreetly shoved Ryan in the right direction, bringing him out of his trance.

Feeling totally off balance, Ryan felt himself flush even more as he stumbled toward the man. God, even his feet weren’t working right!

The man reached out and grabbed Ryan lightly by the arms, keeping him from stumbling further into the man himself. Through the warmth of the handsome stranger’s hands, Ryan felt a tingling sensation from the top of his red hair to the tips of his toes. “Are you all right?” that deliciously deep voice asked softly, causing Ryan look up into those concerned blue eyes. Ryan could feel the warmth of the man’s hands through his long sleeved T-shirt as he started rubbing his hands up and down Ryan’s arms, as if to soothe any pain away.

He’s talking to you! Say something, idiot!

Ryan cleared his throat and attempted to smile at the man.

The man smiled back and slowly let go of Ryan’s arms as he took one small step back as if to put some space in between them.

“Ooops! Sorry about that! I must’ve had too much eggnog during break,” Ryan joked, as he shrugged his shoulders and smoothed down his “Got Mistletoe?” T-shirt.

The man laughed.

Oh my God, he’s got a gorgeous laugh too!

“That eggnog will get you every time!” the man said, almost reaching out to touch Ryan’s shoulder but stopping himself midway.

At the sound of the stranger’s joyful laughter, Ryan felt happiness flow through him and a genuine smile come across his face.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I've been cooking and cleaning all day. Chris and I are going to my parents house for Thanksgiving tomorrow morning. There will be 17 of us there. Every year our family gets larger. It's really wonderful to be surrounded by loved ones during the holidays.

When I found the picture I posted, I died laughing. I'm sitting directly in the center. This picture was taken about twenty years ago. You can tell by the hideous red sweater dress I'm wearing. Just think, I really thought I looked good that day! Hee Hee!
Ashley is the youngest on the far right. Love those bangs! Ashley and I alone are probably responsible for the hole in the ozone layer! Just blame us for global warming!
The other people in the picture is my Step-father, the blond is my step-sister, my beautiful Momma and of course Ash. What a crew we were! We've changed a smidge since then.

I'm definitely hoping I have better fashion sense!

Y'all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The past six weeks have been hard.

This has been a busy week for Chris and I. We spent last Saturday celebrating an early Thanksgiving at his parents house and had a good time. Since then, he's been working on putting Christmas lights on the house. Every year he puts more and more on it. Soon we'll be lighting up all of Paris, Arkansas if he doesn't watch out.

I don't know if I've told you, but we've had some loss in the family this past six weeks. Chris has had 2 Uncle's die unexpectedly of the same type of Cancer, and my sister lost her baby, which has about killed us all. Today we found out that Chris' Aunt Bonnie (her husband is one of Chris's Uncles that died) was found unconscious at her home. The doctor's are not giving a hopeful prognosis. They believe she is brain dead and a neurologist is supposed to be checking her out tomorrow.

Chris of course is trying to be strong and keep it together. As a boy, he hung out with both Bonnie and David all the time. They were his favorite relatives. They weren't able to have children of their own, so Chris was spoiled and loved by them with open arms and loving hearts.

All of the loss we have experienced this year has made me realize how precious life really is. For the first time in years, I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving and being with relatives I only see at holidays that usually drive me crazy. Maybe it's time not to take such things for granted anymore.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I Blame Ava March!

I blame Ava March, who can blame Shawn Lane, who blames Erotic Horizon, who blames Lily, who blames Kris...who started this mess in the first place!


1. Answer all the questions below in either the comments here or post it on your own site. If you post it on your own site, you have to come back and give the link here so I/Kris can mosey on over there and see if you have a Sticky Beak.

2. You have to tag two people once your done and pester them relentlessly until they do the meme too.

3. Instead of the Meme image thing you have to post a cookie, preferablely a twofer. It is a M/M meme after all:)

*Rubs hands together with Glee*



1. How long have you been reading GLBTQ fiction? I've been reading it for a little over two years.

2. What was the first book you read in this genre? The first book I read with two men making love together was a menage book called Something More by Amanda Young. I was more interested in the two men being together than the woman that had been added into the mix with them. After I read it, I found Pledge Slave by Evangeline Anderson. It was my first M/M book I read and I've been hooked on them ever since!

3. Are you out as a reader? Absolutely! Since I also write stories in this genre it would be hard to hide it. My husband, sister, Mother and all of my friends know I read and write about two men falling in love. Ironically, it's my family who think it's cool. Some of my oldest friends don't understand my love for the genre, but I don't care. I think THEY are the ones missing out!

4. Ebooks, Print or Both? Primarily Ebooks. I prefer Ebooks to print, but if the book is a favorite of mine I'll buy the print version so I can read it in bed.

5. Do you buy directly from the publisher or secondary seller? I buy directly from the publisher. I have bought from secondary sources, but I prefer to buy from the publisher.

6. Prove your a book slut. How many books would you say you buy a week? I am a book slut. I'm just a broke one! I had surgery six months ago and the complications I've gotten from it has kept me from returning to work. Living on one income makes it hard to justify buying books when you need to have the little things like a roof over your head or food to eat. I still buy books, but not as much. I MIGHT buy one or two books a week. Most of the time it's more like one or two books every two weeks or more. This gives me more time to write, but I really miss reading! When I was working, I bought at least six to eight books weekly. When I return to work, I'll be able to reclaim by book slut status!

7. Are you a cover, blurb or excerpt buyer? I'm a sucker for a sexy and romantic cover! The cover attracts me, but the blurb sells me. I will read the excerpt to see if it's in first person. If it is, I will make the decision on whether or not to go ahead and purchase it or not. I hate first person in romance.

8. Yeah, you read reviews, but do you actually take notice of them? Yes and no. I know a review is basically one person's opinion of a book. What so and so likes, I might not. Being friends with several people on goodreads has helped. There are several people whose opinions of books often mirror my own. If they like it, I most likely will too. As far as just going to a review site and trusting the reviewer...no. I've seen too many catty reviews to know that they aren't being unbiased.

9. Who's your favorite publisher? Dreamspinner Press, Amber Quill Press and Torquere Press.

10. What about authors? Your top two only!! How in the world can I just pick two? If I HAVE to pick my top two authors they would be: JL Langley and Sean Michael. This is really an unfair question! It really depends on my mood.

11. Is there a sub/genre you particularly dislike? I love contemporary romances. Historical romances are another fav. I also enjoy BDSM themed romances as long as they aren't over the top. I don't enjoy the sci fi based romances as much.

12. Short or long? *rolls eyes* And no I'm not talking about cocks! I like both. It really depends on the author. There are authors that excel in both of these types. I can't imagine Langley writing a good short story, whereas Shawn Lane writes great shorter books. It depends on the author. I used to just want to read long books, now I enjoy shorter novels as much.

13. Is there anything that turns you off about m/m or is it all glorious smut to you? There isn't a lot that turns me off. I'm not a fan of first person and I hate menages. I hate that there are so many books out where two men in a committed relationship suddenly think they need a woman in the mix to make them happy. I don't even like it when they add another male either. I like my men together and just with one another.

14. Finish this sentence. You know it's M/M two wuv when...The hero starts putting his partner's happiness and wishes before his own.

15. What theme are you heartily sick of in M/M Romances? MENAGES

16. If you could choose any 3 characters for a M/M/M who would they be? UGH! If I make a selection that would mean the men I choose would be cheating on the love of their life. I can't do that to my favorite couples. I'll pass on this one. Sorry.

17. What new GLBTQ new release are you most hanging out for right now? Shawn Lane has a book called Ticket to Ride which I am dying for it to be released! Andrew Grey has a book called Uncorked that's about to be released that I'm excited about! I'm dying to read Sterling's story by Langley, but that won't be for a while! UGH!

18. What new GLBTQ book has completely blown you away this year? That's a really hard question to answer. So many great books have been written this year it's hard to narrow it down to a singular book. I loved Second Sight by Sean Micheal. It made me cry and cheer for the heroes. I loved Car Wash by Shawn Lane. Kevin is one of my favorite heroes of all time. His determination to better his life was awesome! I loved Tyler Curtis from The Curtis Reincarnation because he was so unique and well written. I love Oliver from Bound by Deception because what's NOT to love about him...I really could go on and on...

19. What do you think well see more of M/M romance in 2010? I think we'll see more people becoming fans of this genre. I'm hoping eventually the homoerotic romance genre will become more mainstream without it just being menage based. I think it will. I just don't know if it will be in 2010.

20. Don't you agree that Josh Lanyon should just kill off arsehole character Jake Riordan? I haven't read the series yet. I have the books, but I keep putting it off. Sorry! Maybe Jake will redeem himself in the end? Let's hope so!



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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Have a great weekend!

Whew! It's been a busy weekend! Chris and I spent some time with my Mother, Grandmother, Ashley and Snow White. We had a lot of fun together reminiscing about the past, and talking about our hopes for the future; especially when we look at my two year old niece. We had an excellent time, and as usual time goes fast when we are together. We'll see them at Thanksgiving, so it's something else to look forward to besides the food!

Ashley has read what I've wrote on my latest book. She said she really likes what I've written so far, so I'll hopefully be writing more on it tomorrow.

Chris has decided to start on putting lights on the house this week. For the next two weekends we will be busy with family and friends, so he's wants to get a big dent of it done before next weekend. It will depend on whether or not the weather will hold up. Let's hope it does!

Thank goodness it's time to wind down and relax for the rest of the night! Yay!

Have a Great Weekend, Everyone:)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Who can resist that innocent smile?

I've decided I've got the most beautiful niece in the world. Okay...I know many of you will disagree and say that your niece is more beautiful, but looking at Snow White in these photographs makes me think she really is the fairest one of all!

I did some writing on my new book today. I've written close to 3,500 words and I've just emailed it to Ashley to get her approval on what I've accomplished. I'm looking forward to the brain-storming we'll do after she reads it. She's excellent about helping me put things into perspective and helping me mesh through some ideas.

Once I've talked to her, I'll give y'all a description of what it's about. I would love to hear everyone Else's opinion, too!

I'm going to make this post a brief one, but I wanted to share my updated pictures of Snow White in her costume like I promised.

Y'all have a great day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hi all:)

I thought I would post the unofficial, official blurb to Got Mistletoe?.

Here it is:

Blake Roberts just wants to buy some wrapping paper and go home. That changes when he's surprised by a supercenter employee keeping the Christmas spirit alive by singing and doing some impromptu dance moves. Ryan Jolly is bouncy and a little flamboyant... and Blake is immediately smitten with him. Despite being total opposites, Blake's heart is captured by Ryan’s bubbly personality and sweet smile, and when attraction flares between them, Blake starts to hope his new Christmas wish--to spend more than the holiday with Ryan--might come true.

My editor hasn't told me a release date yet, but I'll keep y'all posted.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Home at Last!

I'm finally feeling better. October was a difficult month for me and my family, but we're doing what we can to pick up the pieces and get through it.
Ash is doing better. She's feeling better. Watching her go through what she has this past month humbles me. She's amazing.
Since Snow White wasn't able to trick or treat on Halloween, Ash dressed Snow White up grabbed a big bag of candy, and went to different houses in her neighborhood and took Snow White on a late trick or treating expedition. Ash provided the homeowner the candy, Snow White got to experience Trick or Treating for the first time and the home owners were dazzled by my charming niece. Ash said it healed her in many ways to see Snow White become so happy.
I thought that was really a great idea.

I've finally made it home. I'm currently parked on the couch. I feel better, but I'm still not well yet. Chris was glad to see me home, even Daisie was happy that her Momma came home. Apparently Daddy doesn't give her as many treats as Momma does, so she's ready for Momma to spoil her rotten again.

I didn't write any this week. UGH! I just felt too miserable, but I plan on writing my heart out next week since I'm feeling better. I'm excited about my book, Got Mistletoe?, to be released next month. Dreamspinner Press hasn't given me a release date yet. When they do, I'll make sure and post it as soon as I can.

I'm hoping that this week will be a good one for everyone. Take care!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I hate Daylight Saving Time

I've decided I hate Daylight Saving Time. I wish we could just stick with one and roll with it. It seems like once we get used to one time, it's time to change it again.
Ashley and my niece are doing somewhat better. I'm afraid I'm getting the flu myself. My throat is killing me and I'm not feeling well.
So as a pick-me-up I decided to post some deliciously sexy eye candy.
No writing today either. Ugh!
Lets hope we all have a good week ahead of us.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Can you believe it's already Halloween? It just seems like we had a New Year not long ago.

It's been a long week. My sister had a miscarriage last week and then she and my niece contracted the H1N1 virus. I've spent the majority of my time with them, trying to help out whenever I can.

It's sad because my niece wasn't able to go trick or treating tonight. She has the cutest Snow White costume that she looks just like Snow White would look like when she was a toddler. She was dressed in her costume anyway and everyone went to different rooms of the house and closed the door. She would knock on that door and would say "Trick or Treat...no apples please."
She was given candy by family instead. She still had a blast even though it wasn't door to door, I guess that's an advantage of her being two and not knowing any better.
I haven't had time to do any writing this week. I've had so many new ideas swimming around in my head, but now I just have to find time to get it on my computer!

The picture I am sharing is of my niece in her costume last year. I took some of her this year, but I haven't uploaded it yet. Wasn't she the cutest bee?

Happy Halloween...Eat lots of candy!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I love Autumn

I didn't do what I set out to do today. I should have used my time wisely and worked on my latest book, but instead I ended up doing nothing but watch television, sit outside and go out of my way to irritate my husband. :)
The weather here has been spectacular. Mid 60's which I love, and the leaves are starting to turn into those burnt oranges, yellows and reds that are so mesmerizing to look at. I wish the weather would stay like this. I've never been a summer or winter weather fan. Autumn and Spring are definitely my favorite seasons. I found myself sitting outside enjoying the crisp air and the company of my husband, when I should have been writing. *sigh*
Maybe I'll do better tomorrow.
I can't believe that tomorrow is Sunday! Time always goes so quick when you're having fun! Hopefully everyone else has had a great weekend, too!
I thought I would share a picture of our girl! She loves Autumn, too! The weather is perfect for her to sit outside and watch the world go by.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

My First Post

This is the first of many posts I plan on doing. I am determined to be faithful to blogging, although I have to admit I'm not good at keeping a diary or writing in a journal. I have set a goal that I will at least post several times a week, even if it's not much.

I am so excited about my novella being published through Dreamspinner Press. I'm currently working on several different books right now, and I'm anxious to get them written and hopefully published too.