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.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Wow can't believe it's been a week!!
So the other day I took my mom to her dr.
and there is a woman we've seen there many times.
She's so frail. She's probably in her 30s or 40s but she looks like she's 90 if she's a day.
She is usually in wonderful spirits joking with the nurses and such, but she looked more than tired
this time we saw her.
She has a walker, but her husband pushes her wheelchair for her. So this day in particular
I was close to the door- I opened it for them to go through without henderance cause they both bless their hearts had their hands full.

So my Thursday Thirteen is for her, a nameless face that I hope is having a good day where ever she may be.

Thirteen things we can do for others on any given day.

1. Open or hold doors for others.
2. SMILE how simple and warming yet so few do this
3. Greet someone a simple Hi! as you pass in a cheery voice can make someone feel better
4. Take a plate of cookies to someone. Doesn't even have to be homemade
5. Carry an elderly person's groceries to their car.
6. Offer someone with a smaller amount of purchases to go in the checkout ahead of you
7. Give gifts anonymously
8. Offer to babysit for someone in a bind
9. Pay for a drink for the next person at a restaurant or drive through.
10. Stop in to check on an elderly person in your neighborhood.
11. Thank them for a job well done.
12. Give someone a hug!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

well I'm at it again :D I'm joining the TT this week :D
Last week I never got to post on others- so sorry! I'll get you this week!

so here are my Thursday Thirteens :D sorry no code this week simply no time!

13 reasons to love pirates

1. Johnny Depp
2. Orlando Bloom
3. The word "Bugger"
4. sexy ships
5. eyeliner on a man (that's not drag)
6. long hair
7. big swords :-D
8. they're rich with loot
9. they'll sail you on the seven seas
10. they work without shirts
11. They are true manly men.
12. you may get wet around a pirate
13. pirates like to plunder

Hope you enjoyed these!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thursday Thirteen


Great unexpected personal titles.

2. You can whine, jump, giggle, holler, and otherwise express your emotions and someone will 'get it'

3. The support for a writer is amazing! We cheer you on, and hold you up when that dreaded 'R' come in.

4. Romance Divas is a wealth of writer information!

5. You can ask any question and it's important. Even the newest questions such as "What does MS stand for?"

6. The Admins and Mods are friendly working hard to make your experience wonderful.

7. We are like family with a kick ass sisterhood. Ya-Yas move over We're the Divas!!

8. Awesome Authors of the Month

9. Challenges to get you through the rough spots of writing.

10. Great industry information. It's an award wimming forum.

11. All this and it's FREE!!

12. Great workshops such as the Not Going to Conference workshops (see post below) lined up for next week! Sign up Now!

13. Last but most important :DIt's the greatest romance writer forum on the net!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. (leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Not Going to Conference??? Go to Romance Divas!!!

Not going to Nationals? Don't worry...Romance Divas is doing the next best thing!

Romance Divas announces the first annual "Not Going to Nationals Cyber Conference" from July 11-15, righton the forum. Best of all, it's FREE!

Just register for Romance Divas--membership is free, you just need to sign up! www.romancedivas.com
If you have any trouble getting in email night.diva.maria (at) gmail (dot) com

There will be workshops, Q&As, and giveaways each day. All you have to do is participate!!!!


July 11:
Workshop: PC Cast and Kristin Cast (topic TBA)PCCast.net
Q&A: Erotic romance with Portia da Costa and Madelynne Ellis PortiaDaCosta.com

July 12:
Workshop: Book Signing 101: Tips to Help Make your Signing a Success by Jackie Kessler JackieKessler.com
Q&A: Legal Issues for Writers by Amanda Brice AmandaBrice.com

July 13:
Workshop: What to Expect After You Sign the Contract by Marley Gibson MarleyGibson.com
Q&A: TBA (either with an agent from the Larsen-Pomada Agency or a panel on multi-cultural romance)

July 14:
Workshop: Sasha White (topic TBA) http://www.sashawhite.net/
Q&A: How To Write Both YA and Adult Romance by Berta Platas BertaPlatas.com

July 15:
Workshop: Trim That Fatty Writing! by Rhonda Stapleton RhondaStapleton.net>
Q&A: TBA (either with an agent from the Larsen-Pomada Agency or a panel on multi-cultural romance)

We also have loads of great giveaways, including books, critiques, coaching, and more!
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