Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I once told my daughter once that the song "Ring Around the Rosie" was about the Black Plague. (Why did I tell a 7-year-old about the plague? Because I had finished with the Oxford Library of Greek Mythology and was desperate.) Now that I have contracted this weird cold/body-ache/stupor thing that everyone and their Aunt Lillian has had for the past two months, my daughter asked me if she should stand by my bed and sing "Ring Around the Rosie" to me. I told her to find the dictionary and look up the meaning of the word "macabre."
Even though I feel like I've been hit by a bus, I have been working steadily on Chapter 7. Of course, it may be complete drivel, considering I fell asleep in my chair last night and keeled over sideways. I'll have to read it through several times to make sure it makes sense. I asked my husband to read it and he opened the door and looked up to the sky. He then turned to me and said, "Sorry. There aren't any pigs out there."
Despite the wonderfully compassionate support I get from my family, Chapter 7 should be ready in a few days. Thanks for waiting.
A tiny excerpt to get you thinking:
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Wanted to pass on a link to author Violet Joicey-Cowen's site, The World of Whitmore. She's posted her first story, "Alpha Second," and I am definitely hooked. Who doesn't love shape-shifters?
The prologue and first chapters are available, so click here, read this wonderful shapeshifter tale and spread the news to support Violet.
If you know of another new author or story, get the word out there!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I'm making steady, but slow progress on chapter 6. I beg your patience! In the meantime, I'd like to share the titles of a few books I've read (okay, devoured) in the past week. They were both hysterically funny, can't-put-it-down reads.
My Roommate's a Jock? Well, crap! by Wade Kelly.
Check out Wade's site here.
The Party Boy's Guide to Dating a Geek by Piper Vaughn & Xara X. Xanakas.
Check out the book's page here.