Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sisters, sisters....

Tomorrow I'm off to Denver to visit my sister. She's called an emergency "First Thursday" meeting (emergency cuz it's actually the 4th Thursday). She has some wonderful girlfriends that get together once a month and I got to meet them last summer. Looking forward to seeing them again. I also get to see one of my oldest and bestest friends, Annie. We've known each other since we were 16. Actually, I was 16, she was 15 1/2. (I remember because once she stole her brothers 280z and drove it over to my house and got in trouble cuz she didn't even have her license yet). Now we're both married with kids and jobs and respectable lives. Go figure.

I've got great books to read (Taking Kathryne Kennedy's Beneath Thirteen Moons which I'm very excited to read.) Thanks for the autographed copy, Kathryne! If you haven't read Kathryne yet, you must run out and buy Enchanting the Lady. It's a wonderful fantasy and yours truly was honored to be asked to preview it and quote for the cover.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sabbatical Brain

There's no other term for it. I have been busy as can be, but so much less productive than I'd imagined. I think this sabbatical has been filled with soul searching and that is time consuming to say the least. The good news is I think I found it (my soul, that is *g*). Last week we were off to San Diego and had a wonderful time there. We went to Knotts Berry farm and rode some awesome roller coasters. I love roller coasters. Something about getting on a ride where you can scream your brains out without anyone staring that appeals to me.
Anyway, my last few weeks are here and I'm very sad. It's been such a great and unique experience to do things like cook dinner, be here when the kids go to school and when they get home. Have a life. Sigh.
Alas, I think I enjoyed it too much...

Monday, March 03, 2008

Busy girl

I have 7 weeks left of sabbatical and I can finally spell the word without having to be corrected by spell check, lol. This weekend I am off to Utah to visit my good friend Lynn Coulter. We do a writers retreat that is the best. I'm really looking forward to the escape and time with Lynn.

Next weekend starts spring break for my kids. We are going to San Diego for a few days to visit family and then we're going to Knotts Berry Farm for some thrills and fun.

Back for a week and then I'm off to see my sister in Colorado. Colorado used to be home for me, but I've been gone for along time. I haven't actually been back since my class reunion in 2001.

Back from that and then Desert Dreams conference is the next weekend. Don't know about the conference? Want some more info? Go to:

After that it's my birthday and then the final week until I go back to work. Unless, of course, I sign that million dollar book deal and top it off with a movie deal, lol.

Back to the writing. I didn't hit my page count yesterday, by I did make some serious progress so I'm okay with that. I need to get some pages out today though!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Rain, interrupted

So if you've read any of my posts, you'll know that my favorite thing is rain. I love the mood, the smell, the sound, the feel--everything about it. Ironic that I live in the land of never ending sunshine when I love rain so much (or maybe that's the simple reason why I love it). Anyway, have a rain sound track playing on the pc to hold me over until the next big storm, my candles are burning, my scented oil wafting, and I'm getting down to work. Today's goal, 30 pages.