Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with all of your friends and family!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesdays at Writers Evolution

It's Tuesday and I'm over at Writer's Evolution...

This week in celebration of Thanksgiving, we're talking about what Thanksgiving is to us and what we're thankful for.

Friday, November 20, 2009

To Love Again

I always have a soundtrack for every book I write. No matter how short or long. Here is the soundtrack for To Love Again

1. The Pict Song - Emerald Rose
2. Evita/Lament - Andrew Lloyd Webber
3. Romantic Nights - Composed by:Pete Calandra, BMI, Scott P. Schreer, BMI -
4. Camille's Story - Quantum of Solace
5. Cats/Memory - Andrew Lloyd Webber
6. Aspects of Love/Anything But Lonely - Andrew Lloyd Webber
7. Can't Buy Me Love - Michael Buble
8. Save The Last Dance For Me - Michael Buble
9. Call Me When You're Sober - Evanescence
10. Lithium - Evanescence
11. Like You - Evanescence
12. All That I'm Living For - Evanescence
13. Good Enough - Evanescence
14. Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback
15. I'd Come For You - Nickelback
16. Just To Get High - Nickelback
17. Never Gonna Be Alone - Nickelback
18. You Don't Belong - Daughtry
19. Life After You - Daughtry
20. What I Meant To Say - Daughtry
21. Every Time You Turn Around - Daughtry
22. Home - Daughtry
23. Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That - Dolly Parton
24. Useless - Cavo
25. New Divide - Linkin Park
26. Morgana Moon - Wood land

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Catching Up!!!!

I know, I've been a bad blogger lately. It's been nuts in my house. Midterms and papers had to be done. Bug went to school camp with her class and two other schools and while I missed her something awful, I wasn't bored. Tired, though.

A bunch of my friends and I got together and decorated plain white baseball caps with ribbon, buttons, pompoms, paint, markers and glitter then we stitched fleece on the inside to line it and gave them to children's cancer center near our school.

Then the school had a military appreciation hockey team and we collected items to put in care packages to send to the troops overseas. There were people in uniform representing all the branches and kids from the local youth auxiliaries. And an honor guard.

On November 10th, the US Marine Corps turned 234th. Wish your favorite Marine a late happy birthday!

On Veterans Day we relayed the flag from our school to the national cemetery 17ish miles away. Fun but tiring, because there was a pig roast afterward and a late dinner at Applebees.

In the midst of all that I was working on a Valentine's Book - To Love Again - but it didn't turn out as light as I wanted it too. The guys told me their story and refused to budge on it. Ugh. But it's done. And I finished my edits for the first Smugglers' Cove Book - Knight of Pleasure. YEAH!!!!

Now, so I don't get bored again before it's time for finals and graduation and applying to grad school, I've started on another book. Well two of them - The second Smugglers' Cove Book and the first in another series.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

PIrates and Piracy

All this week at Writers Evolution we are talking about a topic that is near and dear to all of us. Piracy - not the sword-swinging-rescuing-distressed-damsel kind but the act of illegally downloading books kind.

Downloading a book for free instead of paying the $3 or $4 the book is STEALING! Just as walking into Barnes and Noble and steal a book is wrong, so is this.

Authors work hard to create stories that people enjoy, but the fact remains, you expect to get paid at your job, we expect to get paid too. This is our job.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Whips, Chains, & Hearts?

I decided that I was going to write a book for Valentine's Day. I got an idea, found out what the guys looked like and started writing. Within two pages I was told in no uncertain terms that this book was not going to go how I wanted it too. I fought and lost. The story I'm telling, Aaron's story, is decidedly darker than I had wanted or anticipated. But, there is a Happily Ever After.