Sunday, December 12, 2010

Is Twitter the New Crack?

This morning I noticed a very disturbing practice in my behavior. Even before I put on coffee, I turned on my computer, got online and zoomed over to Twitter.

Why? Because it's the first place I get news that interests me. Oh sure, I could turn on CNN but then I'd hear things that are interesting and important, but would I hear what everybody had for supper last night? What everybody's reading? Who's moving? Who's done Christmas shopping? Whose cat did something funny?

There's something about those 140 character missives that intrigues me...or hits me where I live. I think every time I read the list of accumulated posts, I discover that I'm pretty much like everybody else who's tweeting. Which makes me feel sane.

And this world, seriously, how many opportunities do we get to feel sane?

So I'm happy to hear about Stinky Boy, the kidlets of the writers in Australia, the groans of women forcing themselves onto the treadmill, the shudders of those who have to brave the mall...

Makes me feel sane!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Happy December

This has been a big week for me. I was offered a new contract from Harlequin Romance. With its completion I will reach 50 books! So there will be lots of fun in store on the website as I apporach that milestone!

Speaking of milestones, if you're an author who hasn't quite had luck writing an entire manuscript, or someone just starting out who would like to learn the tricks of the trade, or someone just looking for some 2011 encouragement, I'm giving the THIS IS THE YEAR YOU WRITE THAT BOOK workshop for the Dunes and Dreams RWA chapter in January.

Here's the link!

I hope to see you there!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1 + new recipe

I'm actually excited about December 1 this year. My workload has finally been balanced out enough that I can work on next year's Christmas story and still have time to shop, bake and all around enjoy the holiday. I love working on Christmas stories, so I feel really blessed, but I also need some time to sink into Christmas carols, gifts, wrapping, cookies...friends.

So, yay! This December I'm going to have it all! LOL

Last night, we went out for dinner for my daughter's birthday. Guests were her friends and family...all of whom were young and enthusiastic and loved the Japanese steakhouse Sarah chose. I adore that food. Seriously, if we went there more than once a year I'd look like a tall keg of beer.

Today, I continue to work on the Happily Ever After story for the website. It's Brody's story and takes place six years into the future. Baby Claire from book 1 is six-years-old. Drew and Gwen's first child is now in her terrible twos and Gwen is pregnant again. But the real star is Brody and the woman who ends up being the love of his life. I won't spoil the fun, but I think it's a great ending to a cute group of stories about a fun family and a wonderful Christmas Tree farm. Look for that next week!

Until then, enjoy the snow if you're getting it! We are. Pretty white flakes that look like icing on sugar cookies.