Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sometimes I need to be reminded...

I saw this picture of Adam Lambert on Face book and I had to share it because I really liked it. He's definitely taking glam rock to whole other level! Plus, he's an inspiration to a character I'll be working on real soon. :)

Not a lot has been going on this past week. The weather has been beautiful, which was nice. Chris and I splurged and went to see Hot Tub Time Machine Friday night. It was interesting seeing how different we are now, especially with technology, than we were in the early eighties. It's hard to believe that we survived without cell phones and internet!

It was a funny movie, but of course I enjoyed looking at John Cusack more than anything. *wink* I think he'd be great with Samuel's brother Sidney. John is almost like the boy next door, I bet it wouldn't take a lot to make him a little nerdy...hmmm....

I admit I've had the hum-drums this week. It's been hard to stay motivated for some reason. I don't know, maybe we all get this way at one time or the other. Then suddenly Chris does something that reminds me how lucky I am. Out of nowhere he picked some daffodils and wildflowers this afternoon and brought them to me. It reminded me that no matter what, I know I can always rely on him in the end.

AND Shawn Lane wrote a short about Kevin and Michael from Car Wash! If you haven't' read it, you should go over there and check it out! It was great! Here is the link if you are interested .

I still haven't heard anything from any of the publishers. Of course I check my inbox a thousand times a day! I've been told the waiting is the hardest part, and I certainly believe that. UGH!

I'm going to start my blue collar book this week. I've been hashing out a plot in my mind, so hopefully it'll go really smooth!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sick husband means no writing

I haven't been able to get much writing done this week. Chris is still not feeling good, and I've had to spend most of my time entertaining and taking care of him.

One good thing that has come from not being about to write is that I've been able to really think about my newest book. So instead of writing I've been doing a lot of research for both books I'm planning to submit to Amber Quill Press. I've even been able to start one of them and have written a little over five hundred words.

I hope tomorrow Chris will be feeling much better and I'll be able to get more progress than I've been able to do this week.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Y'all have a great day:)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Forward

Can you believe it's already time to spring our clocks forward? I don't know about y'all, but I've been ready for Spring for months! I've missed the colorful flowers and lush green leaves on the trees. I'm ready to break out some of my cute sandals and put away my clunky winter shoes! Woo Hoo!

It's been a busy week this week. My mother, Ashley and Snow White came over and spent a couple of days with us. It's amazing how fast my niece is growing! It was great having some quality time with them and as usual, time flies when we're all together. Lucky for us we'll be seeing them this coming Friday. We're all meeting at my Grandmother's house and spending the day with her. That will be a fun filled day for sure!

Unfortunately now, my husband Chris is sick. He's running a temperature and has a bad head cold. It must be going around because Ashley said that Snow White is sick, my mother-in-law is sick and I've read that Shayne is sick. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for everyone to have a speedy recovery really soon!

I haven't had any time to write this week. Staring tomorrow (hopefully) I'll be working on my two projects. I'm continuing to work on Angel's Redemption which is Jack and Riley's story and I'm starting a new book tomorrow. I'm planning on submitting at least two Blue Collared themed books to Amber Quill Press within the next couple of months. I've been brainstorming the storyline with my sister and Jack and I think I've got a good handle on what I'm going to write.

Now all I have to do is get it written and submitted. Whew! I'm already tired!

I will have to take time out to read Shawn Lane's newest book, Only in his Dreams, tomorrow. This is the first book in her highly anticipated "Only" series and I can't wait to read it! It's going to be great!

I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Eye Candy and Questions Answered

I was surprised that all of you didn't get both answers correctly. Seems I'm a better liar than I thought! ;)

1. I was a cheerleader in junior high school. False. Ashley was the cheerleader.

2. I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. False. I was born in Pine Bluff, AR.

3. I met my husband Chris through a mutual friend of ours. False. I met him in the Little Rock Chat Room online.

4. I lost my beloved dog Daisiemae a few months ago. True.

5. I love to watch sports. FALSE. Hate it!

6. I hate to read gay romance novels. FALSE!

7. Up until this past year, I worked with Mentally Ill children. True! I worked as a MHPP for the past 11 years.

8. I won the lottery and is currently enjoying my millions. False. Darn it!

9. Our puppy Lily is a Border Collie. False. She's a Sheltie.

10. When I talk about Snow White I'm referring to my daughter. False! I keep trying to talk Ashley into giving Snow White to us, but she keeps refusing! (Wink)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Which two statements are true?

Hey y'all:) I was tagged by Devon to do this, so here we go!
Two out of the ten statements will be the truth about me.

1. I was a cheerleader in junior high school.

2. I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.

3. I met my husband Chris through a mutual friend of ours.

4. I lost my beloved dog Daisiemae a few months ago.

5. I love to watch sports.

6. I hate to read gay romance novels.

7. Up until this past year, I worked with Mentally Ill children.

8. I won the lottery and is currently enjoying my millions.

9. Our puppy Lily is a Border Collie.

10. When I talk about Snow White I'm referring to my daughter.

Since just about everyone I follow has already done this list, I have no one to pick, but Jack to do this. It's up to him whether he wants to participate or not:)
I'll post my answers Monday night. Y'all have a great night!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My week so far...

I've read some really great books this week. If you haven't already, read From Afar by Ava March. It's a great Historical/Vampire/Gay story that's very fast paced and I loved it.

I also read Liquid Glass by Zathyn Priest and just like everything else he writes it was great!

I've done some writing of my own over the weekend. I'm currently working on two stories. One is about Sidney, who is Samuel's artistic/goth brother in A Realistic Romance. He's been really impatient to get his story told, but unfortunately for him, his partner to be is being strangely silent. I've been struggling with it some, but I know as soon as his partner starts talking it'll start flowing pretty easily.

The second story I've been working on is called Angel's Redemption. My friend and Shayne's partner, Jack, has been brainstorming this one with me. He loves a young man named Brent Corrigan and has wanted me to write something loosely based on him. As you can see he talked me into it!
For those who do not know who Brent Corrigan is, he is a popular gay porn superstar who has had a very interesting career in his young life.
So Riley is going to be quite a challenge to write. I plan on him being very redeemable and very lovable despite the mistakes he's made in the past. Of course, his future soul-mate and partner Jackson will have a lot to do with that.

Snow White has been sick. She's been running a low grade temperature and Ashley knows she is doomed to get it too! Chris has been working a lot of overtime to keep us a float. I'm just glad he really likes his job and doesn't seem to mind doing it that much. I've been looking for a job, but in Arkansas as in most places, they are few and far inbetween. I've put in several applications, and hopefully I'll be hearing something from someone soon!

In the meantime, I'll just write and enjoy what time I have left off.