Thursday, February 25, 2010

Astrological Reading

Okay, so I don't put much into these things. But I do read my astrological sign with facebook apps. from time to time. And I thought a line in mine today was appropriate.

Art, romance or work can all make you smile.

These three are the same to me. Just thought it was perfect as I met and passed my writing goal today. I'm working on a WIP that has a deadline. I usually don't do deadlines due to my illness and never knowing how I will feel from hour to hour. But to met my goal, I need to write 300 words a day for 50 days. That gives me time to write the book and edit.

300 words doesn't sound like much, but for me it is so much more. I can sit down and write a couple thousand words at a time. The problem is if I do that, I will stop and not write again for days if not weeks. Schedules are hard for me to keep. If I do too much of anything, I tend to get sick for days. (scrubbing a floor yesterday was a bad idea) So a schedule of 300 words a day (and making dinner and getting the dishes washed) is a personal challenge of mine until the book is done.

Today I wrote 1,035 words. Plus I plotted out my next 300 words as I laid down to take a nap. I am a bit ahead of schedule as of today. But I have a couple of days of doctor appointments coming up that might set me back. Crossing my fingers they don't.

The story needs to be at least 15,000. I'm at 6,150 right now, pecking away at 300 words a day. I hope I plotted a 15K book and not a 40K. Oh well, we'll see. And I'll keep you posted.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Costume of the Month

Since I love sexy costumes, I've decided to do a sexy costume of the month. I would have a whole closet full of these things if I could afford them. But since I can't, I'll just build an online wardrobe.

I would so wear this one. The whole thing, stockings, shoes and all. Too cute. And I love the sailor theme.

I'm not big on the ones that show off the stomach, but there are plenty of cute ones if you have insecurities.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Next Big Trend in Writing?

Cell phone novels? It seems they're pretty big in Japan and China right now with young people, but what are they?

"Novels" written and set out in text messages. Chapters contain about 70-100 words each and each chapter is sent out one at a time. You can find them for free in English at textnovel, but some of these are being made into books. One 15 year-old Japanese girl has made over $600,000 with her book.

Maybe reading is not a dying pastime for the next generation. It's just taking on a new form.

Read the article here.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Pajamas or Jeans?

I hate when people go out in pajama pants, though I completely understand why. You're comfy at home all warm and snug. It's late at night and then your beloved child pipes up with a oh, by they way, I need such and such for school tomorrow. It's 40% of my grade. So what do you do? Change or just run out in the pajamas?

How about PajamaJeans? A new kind of pants have come out. They feel like pajamas but look like jeans. Check them out. I think I could go for it.

I would have posted the video, but the type of video is not supported by blogger. Sorry.


Monday, February 1, 2010


I have an article out today in Avoid Writers Hell new ezine, Vol 2. It's under the heading of Writing Mothers.

HEARTreview has posted three new reviews for Feb.

A good writing pal of mine, Autumn Piper, has a new release out today Trouble Under Venus at Lyrical Press. What a cover!