Sunday, July 31, 2005


I think I'm about recovered from taking my daughter to the state fair Tuesday in almost 100 degree weather with almost 100% humidity....

Saturday, July 16, 2005


Beware of vicious curbs.
They lurk, waiting to jump out and attack your vehicle, ripping out its front end.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Elie Wiesel quote

Just found this great quote in the Wordsmithshoppe newsletter:

There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them.
~Elie Wiesel

If you've been reading my blog (all two of you or so *grin*), you know that I cut out the first eight and a half chapters of my book.
The scars from that surgery haven't totally healed, so this really impacted me.

The Sword Review

I'm sooo happy at TSR -- I've found a den of total geeks. We grok!!! *weeping with joy*

Monday, July 11, 2005

RuneScape -- Addendum

Okay. I don't die so often anymore.

But what a time waster -- I should be writing.

Friday, July 08, 2005


I don't like RuneScape.

I die a lot.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

ACFW's Noble Theme First-round Finalists

Wow -- I made first round finals in ACFW's Noble Theme contest!
But looking at the other finalists, I feel overshadowed as I've read some of their writing and know they are good. Plus I'm friends with some of them and it feels strange that we're facing off for this next round.

Listed in alphabetical order, the finalists in my genre are:
Beth Goddard
Ronie Kendig
Lee S. King
Shannon McNear
Jill Nelson
Kristine E. Pratt
Sara Probasco
Lynette Sowell
Lisa Tuttle
Dwight Young

Congrats all!

I don't envy the judges -- they have to do some hard work choosing from this group of talented writers!

Monday, July 04, 2005

A Perfect Day

The sun is shining although it's not too hot, and the flowers are blooming. I worked in the gardens for awhile, then stopped to have a picnic lunch with my husband and daughter -- and our mooching dog, of course.

I had to come in for a bit to rest, but will going back out to work again. Only another gardener will understand how getting sweaty and filthy, with dirt ground into your knees, back aching, and arms sore could be enjoyable. But nothing compares to being in my garden.
And the muse -- I get the best ideas while amid my herbs and flowers. Perhaps this evening one of those ideas will be ready for me to start putting it into story form...

So as I get ready to head back outside, I wish you a Happy Fourth of July!