Writing my life away

I love to write. I wrote as a little girl and found it again after having three kids. This will be a way for me to 'keep up' with getting published. Since I'm not published, I hope this will keep me on target and not stray.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Golden Heart Awards

Happy Birthday to my hubby! He turned 33 yesterday!! (I wasn't blogging then so I didn't post it LOL)

Ahh it's been a busy week! I can't imagine how busy it's been for the Golden Heart and Rita finalists.
Most of our divas have been to Reno this week so the forum has been quieter than usual. I say quieter not completely quiet. LOL It's been hoping pretty good even with everyone in Reno. I hear the Divas booth did very well and I'm not surprised!! How could it not be one of the most happening places to be?
I'm sad to say our dear Kristen didn't win a Golden Heart, but she her Heart is made of Gold and we don't need an award to know that!
There was a Diva that did win the Golden Heart and that was Gemma! Way to go Gemma!! Great job!
Divas everywhere are proud of you both!!

Think things will slow down now that the conference is over? Not at Romance Divas! This week we have a new writing challenge! This one is called HIGH NOON CHALLENGE and it's quite doable! Starting this Friday at 6pm (everyone can start once they get off from work-- no excuses!!) start writing your heart out!! Write all day Saturday and part of Sunday. BUT you have to stop at HIGH NOON (12pm your time) on Sunday and turn in your word count. The highest word count wins and gets to choose the new challenge!!
It's a word showdown at Romance Divas! Come and join us!! It will be fun!

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Internet Withdrawal ;-)

Ah yes, my internet service had problems that kept me offline for a few days. Very upsetting I'm sure you'll agree. :-) But things seem to be working now. :-D Of course I had to play catch- up on the internet so I'm up till the wee hours of morning when I should have gone to bed hours ago!

I have read the 6th Harry Potter book! I read it within 48 hours of buying it. :-D Slow I know, but I do have three children demanding attention! LOL I will not put spoilers up for those who didn't get/read the book, however I'm not as please with it as I was the first five books. I hope J.K. Rowling pulls it together in the last book or I'll be sorely disappointed. I've heard she gave and interview where she said she was tired of writing.
Yeah ok. I can understand. She needs a break. However she (unlike me) has developed a fan base-- a huge one!! So I don't really think (money excluded) she can afford to NOT satisfy the masses. LOL

I have so much to do. The Blaze contest is sneaking up on me and I'm still avoiding that synop! Oh, Ouch did I really just admit that? okay two book reviews and I'll do it!

Night all, errr, Morning that is!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Ahhh it's almost here.
okay so 14 people already have it/read it. So raspberry to them.
I've enjoyed the first five books and look forward to the next. I know I know, some people can't stand the books, love the movies. Some people can't stand any of it.
That's okay. It's what makes the world go around.

Oh, new thought. I forgot to look and see how many pages are in HBP. Well, now I have to check.

Book excitement everywhere! I'm also waiting to review more for Romance Divas. I'll keep you posted.

My entry for Blaze is coming along. Good thing too. Deadline is closing in on me. :-D

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Book Reviews

Silly that I am, I forget half of what I want to blog about. Well, today I'm gonna crow (just a little).
I wrote a review for Romance Divas for the ebook Blazing Sun, Burning Hearts by Samantha Sommersby.
That was my first ever review. (Maybe I shouldn't admit that LOL) I enjoyed the book and look forward to more ebooks from Linden Bay Romance . I'm sure they will grow as the ebook industry grows.

Just this weekend I received another book for review also for Romance Divas. Great romantic suspence to keep you on your toes! Cindy Gerard does a wonderful job in her upcoming book "To The Limit".
And Ha ha lucky me! I have another of her books waiting on my shelf already! Black Tie Seduction from Silhouette Desire New release for July 2005. So you'll want to be sure and get it now. While you're waiting on To The Limit due out in September.

Happy reading!!!!!!

Friday, July 01, 2005

Romance Divas Workshops

Just to name a couple of great workshops at RD.
since the RD crash of '05, there have been wonderful workshops by Judi McCoy, Yolonda Greggs, Morgan Leigh, and Sasha White. If you ever get a chance to have workshops with these ladies, whatever you do don't pass it up!
I especially loved the one on Writing Steamy with Sasha. I believe my writing has improved a great deal! Thanks again Sasha!!

I'm sure July will be no different on the level of greatness!!
Romance Divas will be running another great FREE workshop this month. Author Jess Michaels will be hosting her "So I Wrote This Book...Now What?"workshop in the Forum. Just register to become a member and you're eligible for the workshop and the montly giveaway. The workshop starts July 18th.

Hope to see you there!!
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