Thursday, July 21, 2005

Haunting Past

Ever wonder what happened to the people you grew up with? To the people who were important in your life? A woman I went to grade school with e-mailed me out of the blue last month. It was wonderful to catch up and hear about her. Made me think of all the special people I've lost contact with. Sue Baptista, Dave Kludas, Clif Hinze, Tina Sarno, Chris Mangiapane. There are tons more, but these are the ones that come off the top of my head. They were good friends at various times in my life when I really needed them. Wherever they are, whatever roads they've traveled, I hope they're happy.

I'm happy today. I'm sitting at a friend's house. I haven't seen her since October and it's like I never left. When I flew in (to Las Vegas) Tuesday night, we went straight to the bar. We met up with a guy she went to middle school with who happened to be bartending. We slept late yesterday, went to the movies, had dinner, took a nap and then got up at 4 this morning to go back to that bar so they could reminisce (sp?) some more with the yearbooks. When I lived here for six years, she and I spent a LOT of time hanging out in bars. You know, before we became respectable members of society...

Monday, July 18, 2005

T Minus One Week...

Counting down to Nationals!! I'm flying into Reno on Monday so I can go on the Kiss of Death Tour on Tuesday. It was an awesome time last year and I can't wait for this year! I'm keeping busy during my summer break, but people keep reminding me that school is just around the corner. What's up with that??? I still have a few weeks. Why must they try to ruin what time I have left free from crazy kids?

Writing is going well. Got some new ideas for yet ANOTHER book. Wrote more on my current one, revised some more of my old one and last night I got out of bed at 12:45 to plot details of my current one. I have also read 8 books in the last 6 weeks. The last two I finished were Night Moves (Blaze) by Julie Kenner and Seeing Red by Jill Shalvis.

Julie Kenner's was hot. I don't know how else to say it. I read it in one day. 5 hours to be exact.

Jill Shalvis's Seeing Red was great. It wasn't like I just HAD to keep reading to turn the pages, but I couldn't get the characters and the plot out of my head as I went through and did my errands during the day. It was just such a comfortable book with such realistic characters. I will definitely be picking up more of her books!

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Plotting, Planning, Never-Ending Madness!

Well, I've made significant progress...on 3 different manuscripts! It's so freaky that I'll get up in the middle of the night (after going to bed at 2 or 3) just to jot down a few more lines of dialogue or another plot twist! I'm overwhelmed with what my muse is throwing at me and I couldn't be happier. For me, this is what writing is all about.