"Do you know why Justice wears a blindfold? It's so you won't see that Justice is asleep."
Man, I love that show...
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Well, I'm still dealing with the tax stuff today, but there's a bright spot.
New Release Day! Take a look at what's available from Samhain:
New This Week
Monday, February 23, 2009
You know, I thought I was more organized. I had my medical, W-2's, 1099's, etc., all neatly in a file on my desk. Everything else was all over the place, but my tax stuff? Totally accessible. I like to file as early as possible, so I usually start mid-February just to make sure I have all of the documents I could possibly need.
I was wrong.
My husband, bless his heart, reminded me that I needed to pull up all the documents for my business. You know, my writer stuff? Flyers and bookmarks and business cards and ebook purchases? That stuff.
Gah. I have the one doc, the official doc that says I got paid and how much, but now I have to hunt up receipts for things. Receipts that, like little tiny lost butterflies, have landed on the sticky fly paper trap of my desk and died, little crinkled wings fluttering, because I don't USE my regular desk anymore, I use a computer cart and a laptop. And everyone knows the one flat surface in the house that doesn't get used is the one flat surface that doesn't stay empty for long.
Why oh why didn't I file things? It's going to take me the rest of the day to collect all that stuff, scan it in, zip it and send it off. Luckily I'm not doing the taxes this year, so that will essentially end my involvment, but still. Ugh.
The one bright, shiny thing? The picture up there? That's not MY desk. Someone out there is worse off than me. But honestly? Not by much.
So it's off to tax land, meaning Mr. Mage and his Heart's Desire will have to wait until tomorrow for the rest of their story. The good news is that the rough draft is almost complete. I think it's pretty good, but we'll see what my betas have to say once its been through the Meat Grinder. After that I have to fix Bunny's little red wagon, and then? Possibly book 3 of True Destiny or book 2 of The Gray Court (which has been whispering to me fairly loudly. Sidhe, vampire and leprechaun, oh my.)
Isn't it always when the muse whispers loudest that you have to ignore it? Oh well, as Scarlett said, tomorrow is another day. Hopefully it will be filled with fewer paper cuts and cuss words.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
First off, today is going to be completely crazy, let me tell you. I have three (THREE) blogs I'm in today. The first: Novel Thoughts, where I discuss the inspiration behind Very Much Alive (and I'm giving away a free copy to a lucky poster!). The second: I Do Not Want To Wait I Want The Book Now, where they interviewed me and you find out which of my characters I'd switch lives with. And then there's the Samhellion Blog where I discuss how I need a map, a compass and a hunky guide to lead me through the minefield known as continuity.
And it's only 9:30 in the morning. Whee!
As far as the chat goes, tonight, TA Chase and I will be at the Samhain Cafe discussing our upcoming releases, High Line and Very Much Alive. If you aren't a member of that group yet and enjoy Samhain's releases, you should join. It's a fun group, and I'm there almost every day.
And now for the winner of the ARC of Very Much Alive:
Thursday, February 12, 2009
It's February 12th, which means tonight I'll be chatting live at Coffee Time Romance!
The chat starts at 9 p.m. EST, so if you have a little time and would like to talk about my upcoming release or ask me about my latest hair experiment, stop on by! Just click on "Chat Room". If you need to install or update your Java, Coffee Time has the links right there on the page; if not, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Click Here!" Let the Java script run, enter a user name, and click connect.
Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Guess where I'm going to be tomorrow? The Annapolis, MD Borders for a book signing from 2 to 5 p.m. with some of the DC Area Storytellers!
Join me, D. Renee Bagby, Stephanie Burke, Monica Burns, Margaret L. Carter and Melissa Schroeder for books, gifts and fun for all.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Romance Novel TV has an interview with me!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Yes, I know, I don't usually get up on my soap box. But I have two nephews with food allergies, and something like Allert Shirts seems to me like a good idea.
"ALLERT SHIRTS CAN HELP TO EASE PARENTS SOCIAL ANXIETY,BY ALERTING OTHERS TO THEIR CHILD'S SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS.
"WE HAVE TWO BOYS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES AND AT FIRST GOING TO BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND OTHER SOCIAL ENGAGEMENTS WAS VERY STRESSFUL.
"PEOPLE WERE ALWAYS OFFERING THE KIDS FOOD AND BAKED GOODS THAT WERE DANGEROUS TO THEIR HEALTH. ONE DAY, I SAID TO MY MOTHER, "IT WOULD BE GREAT IF ICOULD PUT A SIGN ON THEM LIKE THEY HAVE AT THE ZOO."
"THAT IS WHAT INSPIRED OUR FIRST DESIGN AND CHARACTERS."
Allert Shirts doesn't just sell shirts, they sell basball caps, blue and pink stick-on name tags and silicone bracelets, all with warnings about food allergies, all appropriate for children. So if you have a child or know someone who has a child who has had the same problem as the proprietor of Allert Shirts, take a look and see what they've got to offer.
P.S.: In the original font on their site it doesn't look like "shouting". Unfortunately copy/paste translated it into all caps, and frankly I'm too lazy (and the kids are screaming too loudly for dinner) for me to fix it, so feel free to blame me.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
TRS Blue has me as one of their featured authors! I answer questions about VeryMuch Alive, the True Destiny series, and whether or not Editr Kitteh really is an evil ice-cream stealing cat.
New This Week
Monday, February 2, 2009
Yes, you read that right. What was I thinking?!?
Live chat at Romance Junkies
Romance Novel TV interview
Annapolis, Maryland Borders signing with the DC Area Storytellers
Samhain Cafe Meet and Greet with Logan and Kir
Live chat at Coffee Time Romance
February 16th Guest blog at Novel Thoughts
Guest blog at I Do Not Want To Wait I Want The Book Now
Blog at the Samhellion Blog
Samhain Cafe chat with T.A. Chase
Very Much Alive releases