Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Wednesday Jumble Sale

Over at Amarinda's blog, she's discussing Sex... I'm her guest author and we're discussing sex and writing. Amarinda's running a contest on her blog. Go over there and possibly win a PDF copy of my book Daffodil. So, tell Amarinda - what genre do you like best when it comes to erotica? Put a comment on Amarinda's blog and you will go into the draw to win a PDF copy of Daffodil. Now, as always, if Amarinda cannot track you down through your Blogger ID or you do not leave an email address you cannot win. If you are under witness protection you can email your answer to Amarinda on Just a reminder... the comment has to be on Amarinda's blog to go in the drawing! Okay, now on to our normally scheduled programming...

I tried to post a couple of things on Yahoo yesterday. Yahoo is under the weather evidently. It took nearl
y two hours for my posts to arrive. So gee, I'm glad it wasn't anything of immediate importance, right? The e-mail seems to be arriving via Pony Express also, so if you e-mailed me yesterday, send it again.

I started drilling teeny-tiny little holes in my bamboo chopsticks. Next I'll wrap them with gold wire and beads. Voila! Hair skewers from Mystic Valley. Today, I also have mucho many tiny little chinka boxes to paint and decorate. See, I'm a crafty soul. Will I finish everything before I go to RT? I have no idea. But I'll give it the old college try.

Working with the Dremel was pretty cool. I've always wanted one, but when you're raising four kids, there's usually something else th
at's more necessary. So last fall with my one of my first royalty checks I bought a Dremel. Now have I had time to play with it? No. So at least working on this stuff has given me a reason to play with my toy. I used to do a lot more crafts, but guess what? Writing pretty much takes up most of my time. When I'm not writing, I'm straightening up the place, cooking, or doing laundry. Ah, the glamorous life of a romance writer. Let's see. Yesterday the most glamorous thing I did was sort the laundry because today is laundry day.

In between hopping in and out of the car this past weekend and running in and out of stores I did get the chance to finish Marlow's Curse by Amarinda Jones. It was delicious. If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, well, what are you waiting for?

Oh, maybe you're waiting to read Shades of Gray first? Well, don't lollygag around. Time's a-wasting. Trot right over to Ellora's Cave and get your copies of Shades of Gray and Marlow's Curse... vampires with a difference!

Now, I admit that I did NOT have a chance to finish Marriage Mart by Kelly Kirch. That's because the house hunk refuses to drive when we go out and he just couldn't seem to resist the shopping bug. I'm about half way through the book and it's getting frustrating to have to keep putting it down! However, hopefully I'll be able to finish it when we go to do laundry. It's wonderful so far. Kelly, tell the house hunk to leave me alone so I can read!

When you read this post you will no doubt wonder why I can't seem to manage solid blocks of print just like everyone else. I have no idea. Normally, I am not technologically challenged, but blogger defeats me some days. That's when you know that it's just better to stay in bed!

Don't forget to stop at Amarinda's Blog for the contest and Kelly's blog just because. And then stop by Oh Get A Grip where Regina Carlyle is telling us what tics her off. I've heard that she has quite a list! Blessings on your day!



  1. Yes, blogger can be most annoying sometimes. I think probably once every 6 weeks for me it says 'Stuff her, let's make it really hard for her to post a blog'

    A woman and her dremel...what a beatuiful thing

  2. Can you post a pic of your creations please? I won't be at RT and I'd like to see them.

  3. I'd like to see them too! It would be great to see if your idea and my imagination are in synch:)

  4. Once I get them finished, I'll post a couple of pics...

  5. I thought you had been so bitten by creativity that you HAD to multicolor your text... or you were running a contest I wasn't aware of.

    House Hunk, let the woman finish my book. You're KILLING me over here!!!

    Thanks for flogging me!

  6. I love the new header for your blog! You are so creative.