Thursday, January 31, 2008

Good news in the air?

I recieved an email that made me jump for joy today. I can't say too much about it because I'm just superstitious enough not to want to jinx myself, but in my heart I feel like things are about to turn around for me and head in the right direction. I've been on an emotional high of late, and I just know everything is going to work out like it should.

Hope the new year is treating you just as good. :-)

It's not to late....

Hey, if you haven't already checked out Lynn Coulter's SHATTERED REMAINS on, stop by and give it a read. It's free. If you like it, write a review. :-) Just click on the title or here

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Where is my head?

I almost forgot some really important news! One of my bestest best friends and also my CP, Lynn Coulter, made the semi-finals in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest. BIG Deal. Way to go Lynn. Check out here entry here. Her hero, Nick, is one of the sexiest men I've ever met. :-) I've read the whole book and it's wonderful. If you like what you read, be sure to post a comment on Amazon.

Sad, but it is what it is

One of my optimistic New Year's resolutions was to blog on more frequent and regular basis. I made it with the idea that it would be no problem to do. But lately my life is just spiraling out of control. My day Jay Oh Bee is sucking the life out of me--in a good way, if there is such a thing as a good way to have the life sucked out of you. I'm working on a huge and exciting project. If you know me, you know I work at Intel--probably the most competitive environment in the world. Competitive in that it's filled with over achievers and we're all trying to do something amazing and competing for our personal best.

Now the following may sound like an Intel plug, but it's not intended to. The group I work for manages the part of Intel that most people don't know about--the Corporate Social Responsibility part. Intel gives a ton of money away each year to help communities around the world--which is great, but there's so much more than just writing a check. This year Intel will be 40 and as part of the celebration, we are driving a volunteer program with a goal of 1 million community service hours by our employees to our world wide communities. So we'll all be out in droves in our Intel Involved t-shirts helping charitable organizations with our time AND for every hour we work, Intel will pay that non-profit charity some bucks. Cool, huh?

So what's been keeping me busy is I am working to get the database which will track all this volunteering in place. Not an easy task. to complicate matters, I'm scheduled for a sabbatical -- which means I get 8 weeks off work -- starting in February. So I've got so much to get done before, it's crazy.

Thus, my lack of posting. I've been doing Intel stuff Monday thru Sunday of late, but today I had to stop the bus and get back to my writing--and part of that means finally posting here to my blog. :-)

Next week I'll be in San Diego helping with the SDSU Writers Conference. I'm meeting with editors and agents while I'm there and hoping something good will come of it. Wish me luck!

Hope the new year has been good to all of you so far.