Saturday, May 22, 2010

Gotta love it.

Life is good.

I want one of those tshirts. Because life really is good right now. I had a great week at a leadership retreat in the mountains of New Mexico- even including one SCARY mountain climb.

So yeah, I've had a long week, but a great one. Today I went to a neighborhood work day, got to see the prettiest Arab horse, AND a bunch of kittens. Adorable, ADORABLE kittens.

And I've got a ton of Swaps on Inkpop to deal with. So toodles.

Until we meet again,


Sunday, May 16, 2010

In Love!!!!

I'm in love with these gloves!!! ^_^

You can buy 'em here:

And then send them to me!

(Joking about that last part.)



Mon Ami!

Mon ami, mon ami!

What is it with me using French lately? I don't even speak the language! (I speak Spanish- not well, but I speak it.)

Right now I'm kind of bored. I'm thinking about politics, but I decided to skirt that for awhile on this blog, so no going in depth there. They give me a headache. For the record, I'm an extreme CONSERVATIVE. Which seems to be a rarity among authors and the artistic types.

As for writing...

I started to work on a short story/novella series called the Erica Runner series about a hyped-up, lackadaisical detective with an odd sense of humor. Oh gosh, I'm awful at writing mysteries, but I just love the character SO dang much.

I've learned alot of things about writing them recently, however, such as:

1. Set up your clues and red herrings before starting to write.
2. Work backwards when setting up murder.
3. If you don't use an outline, you'll write yourself into a box. *experience speaking*

Any other advice? For now, I'm working on introducing her to the story. She's not a part of the police force, so I'm trying to introduce her to the mystery.

Right now she's at the crime scene, annoying the autopsy tech, when she figures out who the unidentifiable body belongs to...and gets enstated as a police consultant by the chief over the phone. I'm not sure I like it, but it's what I've got for now.

So yeah.

Until next time....Arreviderchi!


Saturday, May 15, 2010


I'm watching Julie & Julia, which inspired me to update my blog. For once.

New look, new post, I'm on a freaking ROLL! ^_^

So yeah. Gotta love those sudden inspirations that aren't going to last, but are fun to jump on anyways! So yeah, my little trek as a freelance writer is working. I got to meet with the local newspaper editor...who hasn't called me back yet. Oh well, in one week, I'll call him...after a trek to New Mexico.

Today, I want to feature a lovely online project for you all to read.

On, there is an author known as S. M. Johnston, who wrote a lovely novel called Mischa, which should definitely be published. I suggest that you read it at the following link:

I also have a book on Inkpop- the link is on the sidebar, in case you're interested.

I'll also feature on AND offline writers from now on: each Saturday, my read of the week will be posted.

So, until next time, Adieu!