Monday, September 22, 2008
Fall is actually my favorite time of year. I love the crisp, sunny days and the way the leaves turn color. Then there is Thanksgiving and Halloween--two wonderful holidays!
I'm not fond of the fact that it means winter is almost here, but I enjoy autumn for what it is--a time of change, endings and new beginnings. I know that for most folks the time of great change is on January 1st, but for me it's always been fall.
Maybe it's the throwback to when September meant going back to school, meeting new friends and starting a new school year. My school days are long behind me now, but I fall is always a hopeful time of year for me.
I'm upbeat and excited about the possibilities of life. Two weeks ago I started a plan to try and find some balance in my life--not an easy task. So far, I've managed to work some form of exercise into my life almost every day. That's a big step forward.
How do you feel about the onset of fall? Are you looking forward to it or is another season your favorite?
Sunday, September 21, 2008
How to win? Click here! Drawing will be held Sept. 22, 2008.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Ain't it neat how serendipity happens?
Must go -- doing a bit of gambling before our morning 'session' starts!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Quiet, conservative Lily Summers owns and operates the local flower shop. She also has a secret—she writes erotic romance.
Carson Granger has wanted Lily for years and when he stumbles onto her secret, he seizes the opportunity to get closer to her. Lily has a list of erotic fantasies she wants to research.
Carson offers himself up for reasearch, but he also has an agenda of his own—one that ends with them together forever.
The Romance Studio just gave Lily Blossoms a 5 Heart Review. Here's a snippet of what reviewer Dee Dailey had to say:
"N.J. Walters takes a woman's fantasies and turns them into reality in this really erotic novel...worth reading again and again and again!"
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
My latest work in progress is going slowly. Understatement. Between family stuff, illness, day job, and the summer doldrums, that last glob of ketchup is sliding out of the bottle faster than the words are moving from my brain into my word processor.
That doesn’t mean I’ve made no progress at all. It’s just that it’s in such small dribs and drabs it’s hard to see that I’m getting anywhere. Yet the book I’m currently writing is actually at 60,000 words on its way to a projected 75,000.
I keep track of my daily word count and from that I can see that I’ve been working on this book for eight months now. My daily word counts are pathetic. Four hundred words some days; two hundred, six hundred. A couple of good days I went over a thousand each day. Some days, less than a hundred.
Yet even at that pace I’ve managed to write four-fifths of the book.
I think the point isn’t that it’s going so slowly. The point is that it is going. I may not get much done each day, but I keep at it. I keep chipping away. And even at a few hundred words a day, a new novel is emerging.
-- Katherine Kingston
Monday, September 8, 2008
That's sort of the way it is around here. I blink and it's into next month. I yawn and it's the next year. I can't believe we are over half way done with 2008. Almost over 3/4's done.
I made some resolutions back in January. To be kinder to me. To do things for me. And I think I'm doing pretty well on those. I've done a massage to reward myself for writing. I'm going to volunteer at the SPCA.
I had another resolution to fulfill. Start querying agents. That one I really need to work on this fall. The book is finished, though it needs some cleanup.
It's time to get busy!
How's everyone else doing on their resolutions for the year?
Mechele Armstrong aka Lany of Melany Logen
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
When JT McCord jilted Molly Lawford she survived and moved on to marry twice. But her first husband died and her second husband ran off with a hairdresser. Molly gave up on romance and settled down in Tangle Butte, Minnesota, as a small town reporter.