Friday, August 26, 2011

Fun and Frightening Friday.

What's fun about today? I have an interview up at Emma Lai's.

What's frightening? Well, there's a hurricane a-blowin'! I'm not on the coast, but I do live smack-dab in the center of north central North Carolina about three hours from the coast. And three hours is nothing when there are 120 MPH winds. We also own a camper at Emerald Isle on the Crystal Coast and I'm wondering if it's going to survive. To top things off, I have guests due at my house tomorrow. It's supposed to be a birthday pool party for my brother and sis-in-law, but I don't think I want people in the pool with 70 MPH gusts and torrential rains. So, I have a dilemma. Cancel the party at the last minute? Or ride it out in the house and hope the power doesn't go out?

Hate to disappoint my family, especially my two little nephews who were looking forward to coming to their mom and dad's birthday pool party. But, I think the party is cancelled. Especially since my mother-in-law lives down east and will be evacuating to my house.

It's going to be a wild and windy weekend. In the words of a sign posted at a hotel on the Outter Banks this morning: The earth did shake, the wind will blow, but sorry folks you gotta go.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Blog Hopping

I'm blog hopping today. And telling secrets. Today I'm over at Jennifer Jake's blog: . So, stop by and learn some of my secrets and see who I'd pic to play the part of Chad if my latest historical, Slightly Tarnished, ever became a movie.

Jennifer has a fun blog with lots of eye candy on Mondays.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm Being Roasted!

Yep, that's right. I'm being roasted and toasted tomorrow at
So, please stop by and join the fun. I'll be giving away a digital copy of Slightly Tarnished. Just stop by and follow the rules at Author Roast and Toast!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Lazy Days

Today, I'm going to be lazy. Kind of like in that Bruno Mars song I like so much. Or, at least that's what I'd like to be doing today. I'd like to lay in my bed and read. Or sit at my desk in my PJ's and write. But, despite having the day off, I have a dozen or more things I need to accomplish.

 My daughter and her husband have been gone for a week now. They headed back to Germany last Friday. It feels as if they've been gone a month. They were with his family the first week, split the difference the second week, and spent most of that third week with us. So, my husband and I took a week off to be with them. We didn't really go anywhere. We had more of a stacation than a vacation, but we stuffed that week full of fun.

There was bowling, fishing, pool parties, shopping, and lots of dining out. People were in and out all week, mostly my daughter's girl friends from "the old days" lol, and a cousin that's always been like a daughter to me. It was a fun week. And now,  I feel as if I'm a month behind on everything. Writing, cleaning, laundry.

My daughter did her own laundry while she was here. She even helped keep the towels washed. But, there were just so many towels. Especially beach towels from the pool parties. They take up a lot of room in the wash. And I'm still behind. But at least I got all the sheets washed and fresh ones put on the bed. Even mine.

Despite the fact that the house needs cleaning, today was supposed to be my Lazy Day. I was going to do a little laundry, a little reading and a lot of writing. But, now the air conditioner on my car is on the fritz. My youngest graduates from UNC's Radiation Therapy program this weekend and we still don't have new dresses to wear and I have a dozen errands to run.

So, I guess I'll jut have to pop in a CD, find that Bruno Mars song, and turn the volume way up in the car while I'm driving around, running those errands, and wishing I could have my Lazy Day to do nothing but read and write.

What do you like to do on your lazy days?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Why Agents Reject Writers

Ever wonder why Agents reject some books and not others?

 Even after 3 published novels, I found this post helpful. It's from the editors of my publisher, The Wild Rose Press. Check it out.